I could spend a happy day not getting this joke, but nonetheless I’m asking for help. Anyone?
Is the bottom one talking about, “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera?
Another Lucy in the sky with diamonds moment?
Remember the Beatles cartoon in the 60s? Liegh sure does.
Yeah, well – hallucinogens and psychotropic drugs will do that to song lyrics.
I’d like to be
Under the sea
In an octopus’ garden
In the shade
He’d let us in
Knows where we’ve been
In his octopus’ garden
Must be taking a break from his yellow submarine.
He in an Octopus’ Garden, In The Shade.
But why the genie? Ringo sang “I’d like to be…,” not “I wish I were….”
A quick history lesson for readers who may not be familiar with the full collection of The Beatles’ music. This depicts drummer Ringo Starr who sang ‘Octopus’ Garden’ in the album ‘Abbey Road’. Ringo whose real name was Richard Starkey was really the most unheralded of the Fab Four mainly because he sat in back playing his drums while the other three were able to display their talents much more physically on stage. But in fact, he played a large role in their phenomenal success. Their original drummer, Pete Best, wasn’t particularly skilled at his craft so the boys and their manager Brian Epstein decided to replace him in 1962 giving Ringo the chance of a lifetime.
With such a huge body of work to their credit, ‘Octopus’ Garden’ may be considered a lesser contribution but to me, it was a masterpiece in its depiction of a safe haven from all the troubles and blight in the real world:
“Oh what joy
For every girl and boy
Knowing they’re happy
And they’re safe”.
This one is pretty shady if you ask me.
This was a good day for me to come to the comments to understand the cartoon.
It took me way too long to figure out what the genie was angry about!