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Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey vs. The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' Theme Song

It's tidbits of wisdom on SNL vs. that one time decades ago, when a capella was also cool!

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Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

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The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' Theme Song

The case for Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

Peaceful music, a soothing background image, an introduction from Phil Hartman, and then a snippet of something surreal and brilliant from Jack Handey. One of the best parts of SNL in the 90's.

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."

"Anytime I see something screech across a room and latch onto someone's neck, and the guy screams and tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what is that thing?!"

"Dad always said laughter was the best medicine. I guess that's why so many of us died of tuberculosis."

"The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw."

"Some folks say it was a miracle. Saint Francis suddenly appeared and knocked the next pitch clean over the fence. But I think it was just a lucky swing." — generate789

The case for The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' Theme Song

Okay, lets be honest. Until Pitch Perfect, Glee, and Pentatonix came along, the world of a capella singing was considered by most to be pretty uncool. It was a kind of music which pretty much ALWAYS had seemed old (in a bad way). To most, it was simply perceived as Barber Shop quartet singing. It was cheese. Oh, in truth there were innovators and appreciation for it out there, especially in college settings, but the general public neither knew, nor cared about that.

But it had had one brief huge, shining moment in the sun a generation or so before the current renaissance. A kid's game show used an a capella group, Rockapella, to sing it's theme song. And... it was... actually kind of cool. Well, as cool as anything from the early 90s looks these days.

And Rockapella was actually there in the studio, each episode, singing the song live, as the Outro under the closing credits.

The main emded is one of the actual show outros. And for those who care, here's the longer "full" version, not as often heard. — Kromm


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