Mouth and MacNeal…And Their Trippy Music Video

European Howdy Doody puppets. Two people dressed like 1970s Muppets. A guy who looks like the human version of Sweetums from the Muppets. Children. Dancing. Two Muppet references in one paragraph.

I don’t smoke anything, but I’m convinced I had my one millionth contact high from what I just watched.

I was at my boyfriend’s the other night. We were on our laptops while watching TV, just chilling after a nice dinner out.

And then he wanted me to see this You Tube video.

Give him some credit, I’m usually the one digging these esoteric finds up.

What he showed me was the 1972 song/video “How Do You Do,” by Willem “Big Mouth” Duyn and Maggie McNeal (born Sjoukje van’t Spijker). I don’t need any further reason to believe the 1970’s weren’t the ultimate drug fest they prove to be in retrospect. I’ve seen the catalyst.

There is so much happening in this video, I don’t want to believe it is real.

Crowds…

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All ages allowed. No discrimination here!

European Howdy Doody…whom Mouth promptly dumps alcohol into the mouth of…

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Mouth and MacNeal feeding some woman lying on stools, as spectators…spectate and sing along.

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These people…

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And more crowds!!  These lovely people get up and start doing the dance of the Satanic Ritual…I mean, they’re jumping up and down, while cheerfully singing “Na-na-na-na-na-na! This is what I’m living for!”

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Didn’t anyone ever tell these kind people that groupthink is a dangerous, dangerous mentality?

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But who cares? This is what they’re living for!

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And the puppet has stolen her soul.

But this is what she’s living for!

If this is what passed as Europe’s highest form of entertainment in the 1970s, I’m beginning to understand the “Trololo” phenomenon/fascination/fetish/horror.

And if you really think I’m going to let you get away without seeing Exhibit Number 1…my boyfriend didn’t let me get away, and you’re not getting off easy.

Torture. This is what I’m living for!

Uploaded by fritz51177…because Fritz can!

This is what he’s living for!

Ok, I’ll stop!

Allison was swept up in the whole “Trololo” fascination of the early 2010s (thanks to Family Guy), and she has listened to it countless times. She even used to listen to it on Tuesday and refer to the day as “Trololo Tuesdays.” She didn’t even know this song (or group) existed until this past weekend. This is what she’s living for…you reading her other stuff over on Allison’s Written Words, following her blog on Facebook, and finding her on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.

So sing “na-na, na-na, na-na-na-na-na-na!” and revel in the glory of 1970s European Awesomeness. Which is like 1970s Awesomeness, but European!

 

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Living. Catch the enthusiasm!

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Allison L. Venezio

Secretary/Blogger-Writer at Allison's Written Words and Retroist
Allison is a Secretary by day, a writer/blogger by night (and during lunch breaks and in the mornings before work), a nostalgia geek (and a geek in general), worshipper of Thor (and Chris Hemsworth), and honorary Avenger (she has a pin, so it is official).She collects Itty Bittys and Funko Pops, loves anything that takes her back to childhood, and has confessed her love for Kenny Loggins.Oh, and she listens to Chicago...alot.If any of this piques your interest, she'd love for you to visit her personal blog, Allison's Written Words, where she talks about alot of the same stuff she talks about here, and more!

She can be found at allisonveneziowrites.com.You can follow her blog on Facebook (facebook.com/allisonswrittenwords) and on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.
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