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Oingo Boingo's Minnie the Moocher

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Uploaded on Aug 25, 2009

Cab Calloway's jazz hit "Minnie the Moocher" was used as the soundtrack for an extremely surreal Betty Boop cartoon in 1932. The cartoon and song became an inspiration for the young Danny Elfman. He performed it on stage with the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo (later just Oingo Boingo), rewrote the lyrics as "Squeezit the Moocher" for his role as Satan in "The Forbidden Zone", and it was clearly a strong influence on Oogie Boogie's song in "The Nightmare Before Christmas".

Here I've brought things full circle and resynched the original Minnie cartoon to Danny performing the song. Obviously there are some differences in speed and lyrics between the two versions, so the lip synch isn't exact.

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