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15 July 2009 @ 04:12 pm
A very important poll  
Poll #1430292 Bunny vs. Rabbit: Film at Girl Scout Camp

Which is correct?

Little Rabbit Fufu
5(7.4%)
Little Bunny FooFoo
58(85.3%)
Other, and I will specify below
3(4.4%)
Huh?
2(2.9%)

If not one of the above, then what?

Regardless of the title, can you sing the song without hand gestures?

Yes, the gestures are optional.
11(16.7%)
Gestures? What are these gestures of which you speak?
7(10.6%)
No, the gestures are mandatory.
33(50.0%)
Maybe? My head would probably explode if I tried, though.
15(22.7%)

All other things being equal, what is the moral of the story?

 
 
 
jwiamjw on July 15th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
I note I am the only vote for "Rabbit". This could be a regional variation because I first learned this song as a counsellor at day camp in Toronto. Note: not, I hasten to add, Girl Scout Camp, nor did it have anything to do with films.
seawaspseawasp on July 16th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
No, you are not. And we are correct, as this is the way I learned it and IIRC the way it was written by Beverly Cleary.
Maggiesillymagpie on July 15th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
You know, I remember the beginning of "Little Bunny Foo-Foo," but not all the hand gestures and the rest of it. I need a refresher course in childhood songs and nursery rhymes. :/
Tom Smithfilkertom on July 15th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
I Learned It As "Montague"
I used to tell this story to my little sister. She had a bean-stuffed orange rabbit that I used to whack the heck out of, embellishing the story beyond all sense of proportion, propriety, or... sense. Made her laugh like crazy every time. I think she still has that rabbit.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on July 16th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: I Learned It As "Montague"
"Little Bunny Montague"? Or some other combination of words?
Beckybeckyzoole on July 15th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
I love the "Little God Anubis" version, with its own special hand gestures.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on July 16th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
I must learn this.
Beckybeckyzoole on July 16th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Make the little god Anubis by raising your pointer finger and your pinkie finger (jackal ears) while bringing the two middle fingers down to meet the thumb (jackal snout). Keep the two middle fingers and the thumb as flat and straight as possible, to represent Anubis's long pointy nose.

The rest of the gestures are very similar to the Little Bunny Foofoo version, except for the very last line. At the very last line, point helpfully, with an eager facial expression.

Words are:

Little God Anubis walking down the Nile,
Scoopin' up the tourists and boppin' 'em on the head.
When along came the Good Goddess Isis, and she said:
"Little God Anubis, I don't wanna see you
Scoopin' up the tourists and boppin' 'em on the head.
I'll give you two more chances,
And if you don't stop, wooooooooooooo"

Little God Anubis walking through the temples,
Scoopin' up the tourists and boppin' 'em on the head.
When along came the Good Goddess Isis, and she said:
"Little God Anubis, I don't wanna see you
Scoopin' up the tourists and boppin' 'em on the head.
I'll give you one more chance,
And if you don't stop, wooooooooooooo"

Little God Anubis walking past the pyramids,
Scoopin' up New Agers and boppin' 'em on the head.
When along came the Good Goddess Isis, and she said:
"Missed one!"
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on July 16th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
*snork*! Oh, that's marvelous!
Randi Beemanrandibeeman on July 19th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
OMG, that is freaking *awesome*. And you're right, the gesture for Anubis is perfect.
A monstrous ramblingbibliofile on July 20th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Woo! That's just brilliant. Thanks for sharing!
Curious Stuffonelargecat on July 15th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
The gestures are definitely mandatory to my 3-year-old. heehee. :)
margdean56margdean56 on July 16th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
I originally learned it with "Bunny" but I have heard "Rabbit," and being an aficionado of traditional folk music, I'm not about to pronounce either one "incorrect." It's just the Folk Process! :)

It's no fun without the gestures, though.
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collectivefayanora on July 16th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
*Sigh* So many adults have no problem telling their kids terrifying stories like this, the rock-a-bye-baby song, nursery rhymes, Bible stories, and Bugs Bunny cartoons, but raise an unholy fuss over violence in the media and/or nudity and/or sex on TV. Hypocrites.