I'm prettier than you are.
Monday, 28 October 2002
Playing Catch-Up

So what's the deal with this "Ketchup" song? Is it "The Ketchup Song"? Or just "Ketchup"? And why all the commotion?

I haven't heard it. So I have no idea what all the hubbub is, or if, indeed, it warrants the hubbub.

Am I missing anything, other than an opportunity to pun away to my heart's content with all sorts of condiment-related hilarity?

fresh-baked at 10:51 AM

I haven't heard it out here, but could it be a plot on the part of Garrison Keillor's "Ketchup Advisory Board"?

If it is, maybe it can be harmlessly confined to Minnesota (I suggest that as a former Minnesotan).

Offered by: Don on October 28, 2002 11:26 AM

Demonstration here.

Offered by: Robyn on October 28, 2002 11:34 AM

It's the next "Macarena", with 75% more gibberish!

If you didn't run screaming from the room when you saw the words, "the next 'Macarena'", I pity you.

Offered by: tim on October 28, 2002 11:35 AM

Laugh! "Las Ketchup" is actually the name of the group who sings the "Asereje", based (and I use the word loosely) on an oldie pre-rap song. It's one of these silly "summer hits" that one way or another make it to the top, super-top and mega-top hit lists. Remember the Macarena? Well, something like that, but not quite. Laugh.

I was tempted to paste here a video URL, but I don't think it's fair to punish you like that, not when I fancy you're gonna end up pucking from Ketchup overdose in about two weeks !!

Offered by: Leni on October 28, 2002 11:38 AM

Oh, and I forgot to add a little "cultural" background to the previous post. These girls call themselves "The Ketchup" because they're daughters of a famous flamenco guitar player (a serious, good one) which goes by the artist name "El Tomate", which in Spanish means "Tomato".

Wonder if this piece of breaking news will make it over the Atlantic!?! Anyway, sorry for abusing your Comments space Jodi, I guess I couldn't help myself this time around.

Offered by: Leni on October 28, 2002 11:45 AM

Didn't want previous link to look like a shameless self-promotion. Click here for Ketchup demo.

Offered by: Robyn on October 28, 2002 11:51 AM

kinda too late for that miss shameless self promoter. bah!

Offered by: alex kidd on October 28, 2002 12:03 PM

I'm just riding coattails through life, doing the Ketchup dance every shameless step of the way.

Offered by: Robyn on October 28, 2002 12:22 PM

I got to see the step by step instructions.

But for some reason the video didn't play.

I'm thinking this is a good thing.

Offered by: leo on October 28, 2002 12:42 PM

Pun!?!? Did someone say "pun"?!?!

(For those of you who are behind reading the previous comments, I'll afford you the opportunity to ketchup...)

Hot Dog! Finally a dance that's really the catsup's pajamas. Sure, I thought the Macarena was the ultimate hit, but Heinz-sight is 20/20, as they say. I've been Hunts-ing through newspapers and websites for the next big thing to come along, becoming quite well-red I must say, and here it hits me in the face like a ripe tomato! While the dance may be fun, I've found that after opening up with the dance it's best to continue it in an air-conditioned environment.

In my op-onion, I hope these girls don't relish in this accomplishment and keep the momentum going or they'll find themselves in a pickle and become the next victim of Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a one-hit Wonder.

Offered by: Thomas on October 28, 2002 01:56 PM

*giggling at my desk*
oh gawd Thomas... you DO make me laugh.
pickle indeed...!

These Ketchup girls were featured in People magazine. (and yes, I do have a subscription... well! it was a fundraiser and my niece threatened me!)

I still like the Hokey Pokey better.

Offered by: Deb on October 28, 2002 02:02 PM

Ive never heard of it. I guess I live a sheltered life. Ha:)

Offered by: Amanda on October 28, 2002 02:09 PM

I like the "Hokey Poking"... You still put your left hand in and out, and while you really can't shake it all about, you can manage wiggle your fingers a little.

And I can't tell you how many weddings I've been thrown out of for doing the Choking-The-Chicken dance...

Da-da-DADA-dada-DA, da-da-DADA-dada-DA, da-da-DADA-dada-DA (spth-spth-spth-spth)

Offered by: Thomas on October 28, 2002 02:11 PM

I get most of my searches now because I ranted about that damn song (and about how mustard would be a finer condiment to have a song about).

Offered by: Sassy McSmartpants on October 28, 2002 03:57 PM


(Jodi, if that doesn't get you some Googles on NO, I don't know what will.)

Offered by: Joan on October 29, 2002 03:40 AM

Well, I must confess *I* love the song... A rare occurence among summer hits.
Especially the meaningless chorus
"Asereje ja de je de jebe tu de jebere seibunouva
Majavi an de buguni an de buididipi..."

Offered by: philippe on October 29, 2002 04:40 AM

It's catchy, dammit. It's a bastardization of "Rapper's Delight" though.

Offered by: Sassy McSmartpants on October 29, 2002 12:24 PM