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...and then he did the raccoon-in-my-pants dance.
July 25, 2014 1:45 AM   Subscribe

What show from the late '80s or early '90s had a clown announce, "Hey, everybody! I've got a raccoon in my pants!"?

He then proceeded to do the raccoon-in-my-pants dance. This involved a raccoon tail hanging out of one pocket, and a rather suggestive-looking protrusion in the crotch area of the clown's suit, darting from side to side. There may have been signature music.

If I remember right (and I may not), the main characters of the show talked about this performance a lot during the course of the episode, laughing about it, before said clown or said dance was actually seen. I'm not even sure how it fit in with what else was going on in the episode.

I think it might have been Murphy Brown, but it may also not have been. None of my searches have been able to turn up anything like what I'm looking for.
posted by Mister Moofoo to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
 
I have two ideas. I'm pretty sure neither one is what you're looking for, but I'll throw 'em out there and see. Michael Palin did a bit on SNL where he put cats down his pants. And he really did it! Live cats, in his pants, kicking around. I haven't seen the bit in forever, and I wasn't able to find it online, but it happened. I also have a feeling Steve Martin did something kind of like this. Maybe not a raccoon... a squirrel?
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:20 AM on July 25


I've heard of ferret down the trousers, but never raccoon. The addition of a clown makes this image infinitely more terrifying. Like Tim Curry As Pennywise terrifying.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 7:20 AM on July 25


Michael Palin did a bit on SNL where he put cats down his pants. And he really did it! Live cats, in his pants, kicking around. I haven't seen the bit in forever, and I wasn't able to find it online, but it happened.

Yes, it did, as captured in this transcript (still images, full transcript of the skit).
posted by filthy light thief at 8:52 AM on July 25


I'm aware of those other things, but the clown's high-pitched, Roger Rabbit-like intonation of the catch phrase stuck with me. It's definitely the thing I've described, and not another, possibly superior product.

And I looked up Charles Fleischer, too, just on the off-chance, but it wasn't him.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:14 PM on July 25


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