Now who remembers this iconic word? and along with the phrase "A spoon full of sugar will make the medicine go down". This is the magic that is Mary Poppins. A truely marvellous musical and something children should watch.
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it Is something quite atrocious; If you say it loud enough You'll always sound precocious; Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" Mary Poppins
I remember saying "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" for like weeks maybe even months after I saw the movie. I use to tell everyone that word and my grandparents and other elder indian people would stare at me with a blank expression, I thought it was because they thought I was so clever but now I know they probably thought I was a crazy kid who was making up words. Im still crazy but I dont make up words anymore. Think this will be my new favourite word even though its not really a word.
I came across this word the other day when my small cousin was watching Mary Poppins on dvd. I thought I would just sit for a sec but I ended up watching the entire movie whilst he left and proceeded to chase after bugs in the garden. Wonder who had more fun?
So it got me thinking about the classic cartoons that I've had the pleasure of watching and enjoying not the horrible senseless stuff they show these days. Yes I watch cartoons, you can never be too old for bugs bunny making an arse out of elmer fudd its classic.
Trip dowm memory lane time: Remember Bugs Bunny (whats up Doc?), daffy duck, donald duck, goofy (in goof troop) mickey and mini mouse, Yosamite Sam, Tom & Jerry(the carnage) , Top Cat, Popeye the sailor (I never understood how they found ol olive oil attractive), Peanuts (Charlie Brown and Snoopy), Asterix and obelix (my favourite Gauls), Tin Tin (Snowy , Captain Haddock- "billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles"), The Flintstones (I have a neighbour that reminds me of barney rubble), the Jetsons, Road Runner (I need to get me some acme products) and the one the only GUMMI BEARS with their gummi berry juice. Oh and how could I forget the smurfs and their subsequent sexual innuendos with smurfette being the only female smurf. I know im forgetting alot but these were classics. I know I left scooby Doo out but I never really like that dog or the mystery machine "jinkies".
Anyways these were classics, they were funny and highly entertaining and still are today. I mean today there are some good stuff like dexter, johnny bravo, Samurai Jack but there are terrible ones also. Cow and Chicken and Ed edd n Eddy come to mind. They are midless and senseless and i would never let my kids (inshallah I have some one day) to watch them. Even movies aimed at kids these days are actually made for an adult audience. They cuddly creatures are just there to amuse the kids whilst the story is made for adults. I mean which child understood half the jokes or the references in shrek for example. They need to make movies for kids with a message and values they can understand.
Inside somewhere deep down we all children at heart and these cartoons are embedded in our youth and our memory. They encouraged the growth of our imaginations and in some way our brain development. Long live cartoons and remember to say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious if you ever in a tight situation it may help you out or even change your mood :)
The Lone Writer
P.S If you cant remember the word I doubt you will remember this but I found it on a site
And a holy man, who walks barefoot all his life, eats little and may suffer from a frail body and bad breath, could be called a "super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis." :-)