California squirrels

In the October Funny Times, a cartoon by Cara and Andy Singer, parodying the Beach Boys song “California Girls”. I haven’t been able to find an image anywhere, so I’ll talk you through the thing.

The cartoon is signed by

Cara+Andy “Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun” Singer

(an inventory of Andy Singer cartoons on this blog is here); there will be a note on the slogan below. It shows four squirrels singing the following song:

Well the East Coast squirrels are hip.
I really dig their tails of gray,
And the Southern squirrels eat lotsa nuts.
They love to run and jump and play!
I’ve been all around this great big world,
And I’ve seen all kinds of squirrels,
But I can’t wait to get back to the states,
Back to the cutest squirrels in the world.

I wish they all could be
Cal-i-fornia squirrels

Yes, it’s the Beach Boys doing “California Girls”, with a play on girls / squirrels. Wikipedia on the song:

“California Girls” is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys, featured on their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). Wilson conceived the song during his first acid trip, later arranging and producing the song’s recording, and incorporating an orchestral prelude plus contrasting verse-chorus form.

A performance:

The lyrics:

Well East coast girls are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the Southern girls with the way they talk
They knock me out when I’m down there

The Mid-West farmer’s daughters really make you feel alright
And the Northern girls with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

The West coast has the sunshine
And the girls all get so tanned
I dig a french bikini on Hawaii island
Dolls by a palm tree in the sand

I been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of girls
Yeah, but I couldn’t wait to get back in the states
Back to the cutest girls in the world

I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls

So much for the text. Then there’s the Singer signature, with more girls / squirrels play, taking off from the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. From Wikipedia:

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard. However, it is much better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She’s So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem and was promoted by an award-winning video.


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