We All Have Our Own Hands / But We Come From Different Moms
September 15, 2013 1:51 PM   Subscribe

In Daves I Know, the classic Kids in the Hall song, I've always wondered what the lines "We all have our own hands / but we come from different moms" means. Am I missing something?
posted by Yiggs to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I always assumed it meant nothing and was just meant to be quirky/weird/non-sensical. And I thought it was pretty funny just on that level.
posted by molecicco at 2:33 PM on September 15, 2013

Straightforward absurdism. If you need to analyze it, the gag is probably built on the idea that these are basic, ordinary facts that it's ridiculous to highlight, suggesting he doesn't really "know" many of these Daves at all.
posted by dhartung at 2:41 PM on September 15, 2013 [4 favorites]

"We all have our own hands": "here is a quality we all have in common!"

"But we come from different moms": "but here is a quality that distinguishes us from one another!"
posted by xueexueg at 9:43 PM on September 15, 2013

It's just Bruce McCulloch being silly.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:34 AM on September 16, 2013 [3 favorites]

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