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Animated short from the 70's
August 23, 2014 7:44 PM   Subscribe

Hoping someone can help me find this...

The short is about a man who sings the same boring, repetitive refrain throughout his entire life - the lyrics are these: "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.... yeah yeah". I remember at one point his song seems to anger a group of villagers and they start throwing stones at him. I think they end up killing him. I do remember that they showed his grave at the end - a dirt mound with a cross on top. I don't think I'll ever forget this film, because I remember my brother saying "that's you" to me.

Anyway, the short seemed to be part of a tv show that had other animated films. I remember one of them being about Big John, a miner who died inside a coal mine when the roof collapsed on him. I got the impression these shorts were supposed to be geared towards children, even though the subject matter was kind of morbid in some of them. Would've been on US tv in the late 70's.
posted by jenh526 to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Man Who Had to Sing?
posted by the webmistress at 8:32 PM on August 23


Here it is on youtube.
posted by the webmistress at 8:33 PM on August 23 [2 favorites]


Wow! I don't know how you found that! Thank you.
posted by jenh526 at 10:12 AM on August 24


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