Nagging Pee Wee question
October 1, 2006 9:58 PM   Subscribe

At the start of Pee Wee's Big Adventure, when the titular character wakes in his bedroom, a portable record player automatically starts to play an old children's record. What is that record?

Seriously, this has bugged me for years.
posted by Astro Zombie to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It always sounded like some kind of opera to me.
posted by Brian James at 10:20 PM on October 1, 2006

Is there a clip anywhere?
posted by frecklefaerie at 10:30 PM on October 1, 2006

Is it this song?
posted by chrisamiller at 10:34 PM on October 1, 2006

Yeah, I think chrisamiller and the linked comment have the song right.
posted by salvia at 10:36 PM on October 1, 2006

I'm dying to know this too, so I made an mp3 clip. LOOK OUT MISTER POTATO HEAD!

Looks like my "opera" guess was pretty far off the mark.

The song the questioner is asking about is not Breakfast Machine. This is a satirized version of Breakfast Machine.
posted by Brian James at 10:47 PM on October 1, 2006

I pity the poor fool who don't eat my cereal!
posted by kookoobirdz at 10:52 PM on October 1, 2006

Great litte ditty!
posted by zardoz at 10:56 PM on October 1, 2006

From Brian James' clip, the song in question includes the phrases "blue skies and sunshine" and (repeatedly) "all on a beautiful day". Google doesn't seem to turn up any matching songs with those lyrics, however.
posted by Danelope at 11:16 PM on October 1, 2006

I bet the song in question is another Elfman composition that was vinyled-up in post to sound like an old kids' record.
posted by unSane at 5:59 AM on October 2, 2006

update: listening to it again I'm even more sure that it's a composed tune. There's a ful orchestra backing the vocals, which would be very expensive for a kids' tune, and towards the end of the clip the music fades up to what sounds like a full backing track seamlessly.
posted by unSane at 6:02 AM on October 2, 2006

For what it's worth, the only two songs lised in the credits are "Burn in Hell" by Dee Snider/Twisted Sister and "Tequila" by Chuck Rio/The Champs.
posted by Tuwa at 6:29 AM on October 2, 2006

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