Oohhh Umbrrrr. You're in troub-le.

One of those odd kid memories popped into my head today. I vaguely remember this from 1st or second grade in the 70’s. The tattler chanted it in a sing-songy voice right before they went and tattled. I don’t remember it lasting all that long(and I have no idea how to spell umbrrr).

Anybody else remember something like this, or was it just one of the weird things my school came up with?

That’s the catchphrase of the little sister “Dee” in “What’s Happening” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What’s_Happening!! I think.

Well, that would explain it perfectly, I never watched the show, but that the years match up.

Glad to help. Annoyingly, I can’t find a video clip, but here’s a “meme” of her.

I don’t remember “Ummmbrrrr,” but I do remember a drawn-out “Uuuummmmm…” denoting that you were about to be in trouble. This is from southern California in the 70s.

Forgot the link - ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh you're in trouble!! - What's Happening!! Dee | Meme Generator