History Main / MinskyPickup

24th Jul '16 2:35:54 PM nombretomado
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This is the six note Intro Fanfare to a Song and Dance number. (Actually it's a somewhat shortened version of an older 16-note intro, the shorter version being the more common these days.) Three notes of the same pitch, then up a full, up a half, up a half. "Dadum dadum dum dum!" It's rather ubiquitous, and originates from [[OlderThanRadio vaudeville]] or perhaps even earlier. In vaudeville it was known as the "Minsky Pickup" (undoubtedly named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsky%27s_Burlesque Minsky's Burlesque]] and perhaps originating there), but it has also been called the [[BillBailey "Cockney Intro."]]

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This is the six note Intro Fanfare to a Song and Dance number. (Actually it's a somewhat shortened version of an older 16-note intro, the shorter version being the more common these days.) Three notes of the same pitch, then up a full, up a half, up a half. "Dadum dadum dum dum!" It's rather ubiquitous, and originates from [[OlderThanRadio vaudeville]] or perhaps even earlier. In vaudeville it was known as the "Minsky Pickup" (undoubtedly named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsky%27s_Burlesque Minsky's Burlesque]] and perhaps originating there), but it has also been called the [[BillBailey [[Music/BillBailey "Cockney Intro."]]



* BillBailey calls it "the Cockney intro" in his [[http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1364660853 Cockney Music]] sketch (40s in), and as such it also opens the theme he composed for East London-set sitcom ''World of Pub''.

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* BillBailey Music/BillBailey calls it "the Cockney intro" in his [[http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1364660853 Cockney Music]] sketch (40s in), and as such it also opens the theme he composed for East London-set sitcom ''World of Pub''.
3rd Jul '16 1:30:10 PM gewunomox
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* Occurs towards the end of TheBeachBoys' "Look (Song For Children)".
* EmilieAutumn's "Girls! Girls! Girls!", a 19th-century style showtune based on the practice of opening mental asylums to the public as a freakshow, ends with this.

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* Occurs towards the end of TheBeachBoys' Music/TheBeachBoys' "Look (Song For Children)".
* EmilieAutumn's Music/EmilieAutumn's "Girls! Girls! Girls!", a 19th-century style showtune based on the practice of opening mental asylums to the public as a freakshow, ends with this.
28th Jun '16 11:25:26 AM harveytwh
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* When the MoogCookbook cover of "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" gets silly near the end, there is a partial example.



** ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'''s music for Moo Moo Farm starts with a fairly standard example.

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** ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'''s music for Moo Moo Farm (and some other levels that share the tune) starts with a fairly standard example.
24th Jun '16 5:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* Elmyra's theme in the first ''TinyToonAdventures'' NES game starts off with the long version of this.

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* Elmyra's theme in the first ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' NES game starts off with the long version of this.
20th Jun '16 8:17:17 AM tropower
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* Something resembling it can be heard in "Uki Uki Watching", the theme song to the Japanese variety show "Waratte Iitomo" ("It's Okay to Laugh").
7th May '16 11:11:38 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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** Baby Park in ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' features this introduction.
15th Apr '16 12:38:49 AM Terrane
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2U1x18vs3g K.K. Ragtime]], from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' features it. Appropriate, since it's themed after old vaudeville music.
26th Mar '16 1:46:54 PM JonnyB
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** Incidentally, there's an inside joke in that clip: The third song Ed plays for Ralph, that Ralph has trouble getting, is "Melancholy Serenade" - the theme song from The Jackie Gleason Show.

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** Incidentally, there's an inside joke in that clip: The third song Ed plays for Ralph, that Ralph has trouble getting, is "Melancholy Serenade" - the theme song from The Jackie Gleason Show.Show, which Jackie himself wrote.
24th Mar '16 2:15:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** (FWIW it's the only ''Honeymooners'' episode that has its own page on TheOtherWiki.)

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** (FWIW that particular episode used to have it's the only ''Honeymooners'' episode that has its own page on TheOtherWiki.)[[labelnote:*]]That page has since been deleted, with its contents moved into the table of summaries on the show's main page, making that episode's entry much longer than the couple of sentences most of the others have.[[/labelnote]])
1st Dec '15 4:06:48 AM Sabrewing
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* The Grinch's VillainSong in ''WesternAnimation/HalloweenIsGrinchNight'' has this as its lead-in.
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