Friday, September 25, 2009

The Yo-Yo - Helen Kane - Poop Connection

If you've been reading this blog today, you've been wondering what yo-yos have to do with feces. I myself wasn't aware of any connection but a November 23, 1929 advertisement from Reubens gives us this, a note handwritten by Helen Kane.

I mentioned this morning that one of the 1929 yo-yo tricks was the "Boop-a-doop," obviously derived from the Helen Kane song "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Then, later in the day, I told three stories about poop. Now I give you a note written by Helen Kane in which she says
I wanna be loved by you --
Poop Popp Poop Poop
There you go! I don't just write about random things! It's all connected, just sometimes you have to wait a bit!

PS: I find it hilarious to think of Broadway star Helen Kane being so drunk at Reubens that she can't even remember the lyrics to her one hit song.

PPS: A long time ago I posted some of the choicest Reubens advertisements. Remember? They would spy on their celebrity guests, and then write about what they ordered and what terrible pigs they were. As of 1929 the new Reubens schtick is to publish celebrity quotes, and then somewhat more discreetly call them pigs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh poop popp poop poop ? LOL


i know she sometimes used to say

Poop oop a Doop Oop!
or Poo Poo Pe Doo/ Doop

Or Boop Oop a Doop! - Which she said in the song Do Something 1929

And Betty Boop used Boop Oop a Doop

Helen kane also Used Boop Boop a Doop!

So that signature that she signed she must have been very Drunk to whoever she signed it to.