Saturday, 21 March 2009

Stamp On A Skurff Today

Have you ever heard of a Smurf? They are irritating little blue creatures that apparently live in a wood in Belgium somewhere. No – I have not been drinking, before you ask.

In 1978, most of Europe was subjected to an annoying song by “Father Abraham and the Smurfs” called, imaginatively, “The Smurf Song”. It was played constantly in the UK and actually reached number two (a lot of people bought it). It was so annoying and drove most people up the wall, myself included. I hated it and the Smurfs with a passion because it had one of those tunes that embedded itself in your brain and refused to leave. Here it is:



Such was the success of Father Abraham and his Smurfs that a second, even more annoying single was released called “Dippety Day”. As if the first one wasn’t bad enough. Here it is:



However, thankfully, help was at hand. That same year, Sandford and Saker released a parody single called “Stamp on a Skurff Today”. I hated the Smurfs so much that I had to buy this single. I still have it somewhere in my loft.

Sadly a video wasn’t made for the song, but I have actually found it on YouTube.

For all of you out there who, like me, hated the Smurfs, I present to you “Stamp On A Skurff Today” one of the greatest tunes of 1978 – I hope you find it as funny as I do.



If you cannot get the Smurf songs out of your head, I do apologise. And remember: Stamp on a Skurff today – before it’s too late.

4 comments:

*lynne* said...

... I derived WAY too much pleasure from all the songs!! :D

Can't say I've ever heard of "Father Abraham and the Smurfs" (just the Smurfs, yes), funny how they sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks :D

Jon said...

I remember the Smurfs. Hated the little blue b*******. Loved the Stamp on a Skurff song though.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Lynne,

I can't agree with deriving pleasure from the first two songs, but as a child, "Stamp On A Skurff Today" is up there with the funniest.

Not seen Alvin and the chipmunks - not my kind of thing really

:-)

Cheers

PM

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Jon,

I totally agree. Sadly, the Smurfs are still around.

Cheers

PM