Topic: Boomerang, By Marni Nixon


Summary

When I was very young, living in (I think) Port Moody, there was a TV Show that I watched (which was meant for kids) called "Boomerang". I've learned that this show was created by Marni Nixon (whose probably most famous for her singing... specifically as being the singing voice dubbed over various actresses in various movies).

I've learned that the show was very local. And, unless you lived in Washington State or BC, Canada in the '70s, then you probably didn't see it, and never heard of it.

Puppets

I think the show had (at least) 3 Puppets: Norbert, Libby and Melinda.

The Norbert puppet looked kind of like the puppet named "Bert" (of "Ernie & Bert") from Sesame Street.

Theme Song

The theme song to it that was very memorable. It was a "duet" sung between her and a group of children.

With the following link, you can listen to the Boomerang Theme Song (audio file).

From what I could figure, the words of the theme song are something like....

B Boom Boom
B Boom Boom
Bees keep on flying 'round the room
M E Mer
M E Mer
Mother will help me if I ask her
R Ra Ran
R Ra Ran
I will run faster than they can
Ra Ran Rang
Ra Ran Rang
Put them together, it's boomerang!

Bing bong bang
Bing bong bang
Bing bong bang it's boomerang
Bing bong bang
Bing bong bang
Bing bong bang it's boomerang

A boomerang
A boomerang
What does it do?
What does it do?!
It comes back to you.
It comes back to you.
A boomerang
A boomerang
Bing bong bang it's boomerang

Your throw a ball against the wall, and what does it do?
It comes back to you, like a boomerang.
Boomerang
Bing bong bang it's boomerang
We all have seen a trampoline, where you bounce so high,
And back down you go, like a boomerang
Boomerang
Bing bong bang it's boomerang

It's a funny looking thing
Something like an airplane wing
And when you throw it, ever so high
So high it seems to hide in the sky
It fools you with its special knack, of turning around and falling back

A boomerang
A boomerang
What does it do?
What does it do?!
It comes back to you.
It comes back to you.
A boomerang
A boomerang
Bing bong bang it's boomerang

Note, when the group of kids is singing, it sounds like some of them are saying "put those together, it's boomerang" instead of "put them together, it's boomerang".

Also, it sounds like some of the kids are saying "that's a boomerang" instead of "it's a boomerang".

-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux

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