I’m looking for that tune that (i think) the classic Warners Bros. cartoons made popular. Anytime they showed some sort of Rube Goldberg type contraption, usually to the chagrin of the hapless characters, they would play a particular tune.
Duh-duh-duh doo-duh-doo Duh-DUH.
That should clear things up
If anyone knows what I’m talking about, what the name of this tune (and it’s composer) is, or where I can find it, I’d be most grateful.
I believe it is used in a current US TV commercial promoting the use of debit cards. The ad depicts a well run deli with lots of people getting their food, servers serving and the customers paying quickly with their plastic - all in wonderful unison.
Then one hapless dude tries to pay with cash, holds up the line and the whole thing comes to a halt with food spilling everywhere etc.
Also, Rush fan dopers, there is a stanza in La Villa Strangiato (Hemispheres - 1979 ish) that sounds remarkably similar. Is that by design?
That was one of those nagging questions that I’d always wondered about, then one day I popped in here and somebody else had actually asked it. Just little bits of trivia like this are worth the $15/year to me, these types of things can keep you up at night.
Yep. I had this tune stuck in my head all last week. I couldn’t figure out where I heard it and it was driving me insane! I finally saw the Visa ‘Check Card’ commercial and was relieved to at least know where I got it from.
Now it is really cool to see more about the piece and the author. Thanks for the link.
According to the Raymond Scott Archives (via the link that DrDeth provided), Rush used the song without permission. Scott’s publisher warned them of the infringment too late, so there was no charge sought, although Rush decided to pay Scott a one-time penance for the unauthorized use of his music.