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Monday, June 18, 2012

Pippi Wants You to Call Her, Maybe?

In the beginning there was Carly Rae Jepsen, bouncing and singing through my car stereo via my husband's iPhone. If you want to listen in, click the play button here: Call Me Maybe

Why had my husband downloaded this poppy tune onto his phone? I have no idea.

But there it was. And I mocked him a little. Okay, more than a little.

Then he showed me the video of Jimmy Fallon singing the song with Jepsen. With the Roots playing as their band. On elementary music classroom instruments.

And the whole family was hooked. We particularly like the man in the back left with the bongos on his shoulder -- I cannot make my head do that, but damn I wish I could.

We listened to the song about 847 times during our family road trip that weekend. So much so that for the past week and a half, I haven't been able to keep any other songs in my head.

Apparently I'm not alone.

On Friday, Pippi was sitting at her little table coloring and entertaining herself for a few glorious moments while I ate my lunch -- when suddenly I realized she was singing the same line from the song, over and over and over again.

When I asked her if I could make a movie for daddy, here's the performance I got:

So the video quality isn't exactly Jimmy Fallon -- but honestly, I didn't actually expect her to perform on command because she pretty much never ever does that. Ever. Which is why the video is vertical.

But you gotta love the gum smacking, sunglasses flipping, cheesy grinning four-year-old stuck on the line about how "all the other boys try to chase me." There's no coaching going on here, but clearly some quality pop culture parenting. And it places Pippi in the ranks of Colin Powell, as well.

Oh, and you're welcome. Now the song is stuck in your head, too.


  1. Priceless! The sunglasses flipping ... you can't coach a kid to that. She is a charmer.

  2. I love the sunglasses move. And this song, admittedly.

  3. Love both videos. But cc's is better. ;)

  4. Love both videos. But cc's is better. ;)

  5. I saw that video last week and also loved the Roots!

  6. So cute! I'm in love with her sunglass flipping up and down!

  7. I'm so out of touch with pop music, I had never heard that song before. But now I love it - the Jimmy Fallon version, that is. And Pippi's. Not the original. :-)

  8. I am only just seeing this adorable Pippi clip - I don't know how or why or where my timing comes from, but this song is constantly in my head. LIKE CRAZY! And I love it, but still ... anyway, she is absolutely adorable. Maybe cuter than Jimmy, and that's hard to do! ;)

  9. OK, I was trying to figure out your address to send your Christmas card, and went to your blog, which WOW, didn't know you had. Love the video. Now I will get my family hooked. Your old friend Kari

    1. Hi Kari! Just emailed Chris -- not sure if the email still works, but hopefully. Not sure why I don't have an email address for you. Contact me at juniandpip at gmail dot com.

      Merry Christmas!


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