Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Aj-aj-aj Wilma: här kommer Wilma...

Here's an odd find. If you're a fan of the classic Flintstones show, you may remember this little ditty from a season three episode called "Swedish Visitors".

As it turns out, if these facts be true, the song actually existed before the episode was created and it was called "Wilma" by Owe Thörnquist. Owe was contacted by Hanna-Barbera lawyers about the song which was thought to be a copyright issue, but Owe replied that the name Wilma was very common in Sweden and "jabadabadoo" was an old Viking sound when a woman was found. Owe was asked to record his song in English for The Flintstones in 1962.

5 comments:

Alexander said...

Thanks for posting this! Since I am from Sweden myself I found this quite amusing.

Josh said...

Hey, a while ago, you had a post with a magazine article on Tiny Toons.

http://jedaniels-adventures.blogspot.com/2008/04/introducing-tiny-toons.html

Do you know the name and date of the magazine? Who was the author?

James E. Daniels said...

No problem Alexander, I was just searching for Flintstones music and accidentally came across it!

Josh, that article was printed in Bugs Bunny magazine that was a special mag in celebration of his 50th B-Day. Unfortunately, I don't know who the author is.

http://jedaniels-adventures.blogspot.com/2007/04/hes-actually-closer-to-67-now.html

josh said...

Thanks! Keep up the great posts!

Nic Kramer said...

One of my favorite episodes. I like the Yogi cameo.