Mahna! Mahna!

Mahna-MahnaI was first introduced to this ditty as a child, watching the Muppet Show on TV.  The Mahna! Mahna! song is one of the best known songs to come out of the Muppets, and it has been replayed and covered many times.

When I became a dad to my wonderful daughter Abby, I was reintroduced to this catchy tune through the Muppets movie, which became a part of my little girl’s bedtime ritual — instead of me reading her a bedtime story, she’d ask that I play the movie for her to watch until she dozes off to sleep.

Not to ruin anyone’s childhood memory, but I came to learn that this classic Muppet song isn’t as innocent as I have originally thought!!!! It was not even an original composition for Jim Henson’s creation, but rather for a 1968 soft-core Italian porn film. The movie is called “Sweden: Heaven and Hell,” and the song is played for a scene in which some Swedish girls go spend some time in a sauna. Check out the clip from the movie below:

Oh well… another childhood memory assassinated.


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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