I love when little bits of childhood T.V. trauma creep back into your life. I was watching some old ELECTRIC COMPANY with the boy and came across Tom Lehrer’s “L-Y” song!
I first saw it around 3 years of age and many times after that and I remember it scaring the Holy Hannah out of me. I think maybe because of the music. The way he sings it is very frantic and nervous, and the music itself is intense in a Hassidic Russian kind of way.
The kicker for me though was the end where the music slows down to an eerie crawl and you enter a dark room where Dracula awaits to do who knows what to you! See, back in the ’70s, vampires were actually cool and scary unlike today, where they cry and brood and stuff.
I dare you to watch the new ELECTRIC COMPANY today. It’s still traumatizing, but in a completely different way. *nostalgic sigh*
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