“Granny’s Mini-skirt”

Up until the 1980s, if you were on TV, you recorded a record. It’s how you “branded” yourself and your show. It didn’t matter if you could sing – someday I’ll post Clint Eastwood’s bubblegum attempt and Scott Baio’s “Wanted For Love” should I ever locate either. This here is a novelty song from Irene Ryan, Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies. Performed in character, it’s a half-spoken, bluegrass-backed story song about Granny discovering the biggest fad of the late ‘60s: LSD. Wait, no. Miniskirts. While Granny digs the new crazy scene, the sight of her “knobby knees” makes Grandpa wretch. Wait, there was a Grandpa on Beverly Hillbillies?

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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