Thursday, February 07, 2008

TIGF!!!(That's Incredibly Gay Friday): The "Yub Nub" Song

Okay, so we're all straight on this one, this isn't the "John Bobbit Peanut Butter Song". I don't even know what I meant there but it sounded dirty. No, I'm talking about the furry creatures, the Ewoks', famous outro song from "The Return of the Jedi", or the "Yub Nub" song.

I sat and wondered today about this song. Did somebody sit down and write this song for the movie--the lyrics--or did they just ad lib it all in the studio? If someone did write lyrics for the song, was it John Williams or George Lucas? Possibly, Simon and Garfunkel? Furthermore, what in the hell does Yub Nub mean? I hope it had something to do with food and/or the death of an enemy. But knowing how frisky Ewoks were, it probably referred to masturbation, getting toasted, or some kind of key party--probably all of the above. "Eh, yub nub?"

I do have a theory about Yub Nub's origins, though. I think George Lucas was recording toothless bag ladies and then speeding up the recordings a bit to get the Ewok speak. This is something that I need to investigate further. I'm curious as to what slowing down the Ewok chatter would reveal. I'm guessing the truth behind the Kennedy assassinations.

Yub Nub?


Photogirl said...

I don't know of this "Yub Nub" song you speak of.

Karyn said...

Eventually, the laughter here will subside...

Keshi said...

dunno the song but I do know that Grunty can be really funny :):)

Hv a good one!


Christielli said...

I am also unaware of this song.

Scott said...

Has to have been George Lucas. Who else comes up with lyrics like that?

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Yub Nub song! I am dying laughing! I, too have wondered about the lyrics (if that is what you want to call them!)

I was in the 4th grade when I went to see "Jedi" in the theater. I thought the Eewoks were cutest little teddy bears ever! Especially Wicket (the little one!) Somehow this post is destroying my happy memories of those cute little bears. Possibly because you described their "friskiness".

The Grunt said...

Celeste~ You've not seen the original Star Wars Trilogy? Check out "Return of the Jedi" sometime. It's not the best one, but it is the gayest of the original three. Of course, Jar Jar Binks, from the latest bunch of Star Wars movies, is TIGF in a bad way. Ewoks are just gloriously TIGF!!!

Karyn~ Laugh hard, it helps make the puke smell go away.

Keshi~ Trust me, it is very funny. Can you see how hard Karyn is laughing?

Christielli~ I forgive you. You introduced me to the Weakerthans and now I will have introduce you to "Yub Nub".

Scott~ Yeah, he's the only one weird enough to come up with that stuff.

O-Girl~ Friskiness is such a dirty word. I'm thinking "hairy enthusiasm" is more like it.

Keshi said...

lol yes! Hope it subsided eventually...:)


Photogirl said...

heh. Yeah, that Jar Jar Binks dude is a real pain in the ass.

I have seen the original three, but its been a long time.