We add saxophone in rock music, It's-It (the frozen dairy treat) and Triscuits to the List of Every Damn thing.
Phil and Jake add some soulful notes to the List of Every Damn Thing by ranking saxophone in rock music, the Bay Area-based ice cream cookie sandwich It’s-It, and Triscuits (aka "electricity biscuits").
"Yakety Yak" by The Coasters is a delightful tune, mainly due to the humorous verses but also because the music is so playful. SongwriterJerry Leiber referred to it as “a white kid’s view of a black person’s conception of white society.” Like many of the songs discussed in this episode, it’s borderline rock ‘n’ roll. Leiber said that The Coasters’ songs were R&B hits that white kids were attracted to, which became rock ‘n’ roll if they sold enough albums.
Phil usually has Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer” playing in his head. Wouldn’t it be better if there could be a Public Dancer who gets federal subsidies? Also there’s a cover by Peaches which Phil found while looking for the Tina Turner video. We’d like to see someone do an upbeat or Kidz Bop of it.
The E Street Band performed on most of Bruce Springsteen’s albums in the late 70s and the 80s, though they were never credited as a group. The band split with Springsteen for a decade starting in 1989, so Jake is probably right that Bruce didn’t release many saxy songs after the 80s.
“I Want A New Drug” by Huey Lewis & The News doesn’t actually start with sax, but Jake remembers all the lead guitar and / or keyboard parts from that band as sax parts.
Jake claims that “Yakety Sax” (by Boots Randolph) was used in the opening sequence of The Benny Hill Show. It actually played over the end credits.
According to wikipedia, Jake is right that the It’s-It cappuccino flavor was introduced in the 80s, as were chocolate, mint and strawberry. Strawberry isn’t a permanent thing like others, so it wasn’t around for many years.
Phil was 100% wrong about The Fat Boy, he was thinking of the Big Daddy! Hey smart guy, how about you record yourself talking for an hour about ice cream and see how many things you get wrong! They look the same! They’re both “what if an ice cream sandwich but thicc and square?” so he’s not embarrassed one bit.
It’s-It doesn’t make a vegan version of their ice cream sandwich, but you can find similar products.
Friend of the show Donovan pointed out that of course there’s a tropical bird who’s a familiar for a wizard: Jaffar's friend Iago from Aladdin. Phil recently saw the Thief of Baghdad, which Aladdin borrows liberally from but in that film Jaffar doesn’t have a bird. Phil is as usual trapped in an Anglo-mindset for fantasy adventures.
The train movie that Phil & Jake discuss was of course the Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat. While it’s an extremely visceral and realistic depiction of a train arriving, a train will not come off your screen when you watch it.
Phil’s wife Beth is working to establish an Anti-Racist Library in their home town of Petaluma.