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Old 02-08-2005, 08:15 AM
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OK, here's an instance of the "Chinese Riff" that would predate KFF, if we could track it down:

There's a Warner Brother's Tweetie & Sylvester cartoon that I'm pretty sure contains the melody, and would have been made in the 50's or 60's. I don't recall the plot, but the ending had Sylvester hit by something so large, or falling so far, that he went splat through the planet and ends up in China. You see Sylvester plop out of the earth with the perspective inverted - the sky below. The camera turns over and we see Sylvester gawking at pagodas and other chinese brik-a-brak. Queue "Chinese Riff", exactly the same as KFF, and just as cliched in this instance. A Chinese Tweetie appears, and says in jibberish fake Chinese, with subtitles, "I thought I saw a puddy tat."

Ring a bell, anyone?