Thursday, July 05, 2007

TV Beatnik Poems

So I was telling Terry Delegeane that I once heard a beatnik recite the following poem on the Beverly Hillbillies:

Blue cheesecake
A silver spoon stuck in the sand
The seaweed barks at me
Terry actually countered with his favorite TV beatnik poem, from Happy Days:
Little boy
With your nose pressed against the window
There are no jelly donuts for you today
Only death.
If you know any TV beatnik poems, please don't hold back.

7 comments:

kris said...

All I can remember is the music from that space hippy episode of star trek.

"Stiff man putting my mind in jail,the judge bangs the gavel and says no bail, I'm gonna lick his hand and wag my tail"

does that count?

Stuart Moore said...

I don't remember that one, but I'll never forget:

"Gonna crack my knuckles and jump for joy
Got a clean bill of health from Dr. McCoy!"

kris said...

HERBERT!

TS said...

I remember the Happy Days beatnik poem being....

Little Bird
With your beak pressed up against the bakery window
There are no crumbs for you today
Only death.

(Maybe there was more than one...)

Anonymous said...

I remember a snippet of a poem
that began with "Mr business
man...Mr businessman with your suit so fine..." I THOUGHT from
the Beverly Hillbillies.
Does anyone have anything on this?
please email
ck_rog@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I remember a snippet of a poem
that began with "Mr business
man...Mr businessman with your suit so fine..." I THOUGHT from
the Beverly Hillbillies.
Does anyone have anything on this?
please email
ck_rog@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The 'jelly donut' riff predates Happy Days--it's in episode 4 of Peter Gunn.