January 23, 2024

RECENT FINDINGS

  • I didn’t realize the jaunty tune Mickey Mouse whistles at the beginning of Steamboat Willie was an actual pre-existing song with lyrics:

    Steamboat Bill steaming down the Mississippi
    Steamboat Bill, a mighty man was he
    Steamboat Bill steaming down the Mississippi
    Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee

    (via @rwmead)

  • The real Dennis the Menace’s birthday is September 11th (and if you ask me the REAL menace is Hank Ketcham) [via @damnyouwillis]
  • Marge Simpson hadn’t been named in the Tracey Ullman shorts and is referred to as “Juliet” in the first draft of the show (via @dailysimpsons and Jay Kogen)