video for a saturday – monster mash

so, can you really go a october without diggin monster mash?

i can’t. neither can my kids, who demand to listen to it over and over again. i love that they even try to get the vocals just like bobby “boris” pickett’s.

random song trivia for you:

pickett was an aspiring actor, so it only makes sense that his song had some low-budget hollywood sound effects in it. the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board, the cauldron bubbling was actually water being bubbled through a straw, and the rattling chains were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor.

and, there have been at least 19 covers done of this song. it’s pretty much the gold standard for halloween!

a cartoon version:

and one a fan did for a disney contest, featuring disney villains. super clever!

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