Mantle of Fame

  • YouTube Recording

    Bullwinkle reminisces about his time in Hollywood with Rocky, singing about oysters, champagne, and fancy cocktail parties, while Rocky counters with his memory of the events, which was notably less glamorous.

    Announcer: Once again it's show time at Bullwinkle's Family Food 'n Fun Restaurant! And here's our star, that electric performer, The Frostbite Falls Flash, the moose with the juice, Bullwinkle!

    Bullwinkle: Hi there, all you little people!

    Rocky: Little people?

    Bullwinkle: That's what us TV stars call people who ain't Rock!

    Rocky: TV stars?

    Bullwinkle: Remember them good ol' days in Hollywood?

    Rocky: I remember not all of 'em were good!

    Bullwinkle: Oh come now! Remember those exciting nights at the Hollywood Bowl?

    Rocky: Yeah! You got your finger caught in the ball!

    Bullwinkle: You got to admit that Hollywood gave us the red carpet treatment!

    Rocky: Yeah! They said beat it!

    Bullwinkle: Just shows to go you Rock! I got a better memory than you have!

    Rocky: ...better?

    Bullwinkle: Sure! I can remember things that didn't even happen!

    Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz!
    Oysters, champagne at the Polo Lounge!
    Diamonds, pearls, show girls, and models too
    That's what fame will do for you!

    Come on friend it was simply a pogo stick made by Ed Stone
    It was food stamps, Cheez Whiz, Fritos
    A brown bag, Kool-Aid and Twinkies
    Orphan Annie decoder ring
    Car hops and bag ladies that sing
    That's what fame brings right here to us
    Yes me and you, one plus one makes two...

    Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue
    Jet set, SST, Concorde too!
    Oscar night, top hat, white tie, and tail!
    Fame does this to me and more!

    JC Penny, Army Surplus
    Pick and Save, good will rummage sale
    Greyhound bus, empty box car on a freight train in the open rain
    Oscar night, booking agent
    T-shirts, jeans, Candace Bobby Socks
    Fame does this to both of us and how can you say adore?

    Beautiful! Beautiful!
    La la la la la la la la la la la la

    (Rocky and Bullwinkle repeat earlier verses)

    (Alternate lyrics at end of verses):
    Bullwinkle: That's why fame I do adore!
    Rocky: How can you say adore?

    Bullwinkle: We'll be back soon! In the meantime, why not visit Peabody's Improbable Picture Palace, and have your picture took with a star?

    Rocky: Or even Bullwinkle!

    Bullwinkle: Yeah!

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