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I love Hanna-Barbera 
I love Hanna-Barbera 
I wanna go to Scarborough 
Watch some Hanna-Barbera
'South Park' is Macabre-er 
But I love Hanna Barbera 
I will always harbour a
Love for Hanna-Barbera 

(I'll get you Penelop Pitstop, [evil laugh])

Tom and Jerry just weren’t funny 
Not like Daffy or Bugs Bunny 
The characters weren’t sympathetic 
And the violence was pathetic
Joe Barbara, Bill Hanna 
Started out in this grand manner 
Till the big old business died 
That’s when they really hit their stride
They brought cartoons to TV! 
The TV bosses just said “Gee!
“Cartoons are gonna be too steep” 
But they found ways to make them cheap
Galloping legs keep a-blurring 
The same images kept recurring 
The painted backdrops stayed dead still 
Call it tacky if you will
But they had gumption, they had guile 
Sight-gags and bags of style 
Their characters so cute and daft 
I don’t care about the craft 
Or if the crew was understaffed

Purists say their corporation 
Was the death of animation 
But that’s not fair, 
Yogi Bear,
Penelope Pitstop, Top Cat yeah

People say when Joe and Bill 
Left MGM they went downhill 
But that’s not true, 
Scooby doo,
Captain Caveman, Hong Kong Phooey

Magilla Gorilla
Dastardly and Muttley
The Harlem Globetrotters
Quick-Draw McGraw
Huckleberry Hound
The Jetsons
Wacky Races

Their imaginations were so tricksy 
Like Mr Jinx and Pixie and Dixie 
In every trick they turned up aces 
Secret squirrel, wacky races 
They had chic they had elan 
Bizarre contraptions, evil plans 
They had piles of quick one-liners 
Dinosaurs and stone age diners 
They had wit, sophistication 
Playing with their limitations 
Je ne sais quoi, esprit de corps 
Sylvester Sneekley, Hooded Claw 
Maybe it was all a front
for Undercover Elephant 
All the creatures great and small 
Hokey Wolf, Benny-the-Ball
Boo-Boo, Snagglepuss and all

People say their values pander 
To reactionary propaganda 
That’s the trouble 
With Barney Rubble 
And fascist pigs like Officer Dibble 

People say it’s 
Bubblegum 
Some people really are no fun 
They moan and bitch 
And call it kitsch 
Shaggy won’t outrun that witch

Secret Squirrel
Josie and the Pussycats
the Arkansas Chugabug
Touché Turtle
Augie Doggy and Doggy Daddy
Ruff and Reddy
Top Cat
 
People call them philistines 
Poisoning our children’s minds 
But it’s not so 
Bill and Joe 
Were smarter than the average duo 

Were they only out to fleece us? 
Will Jinksie ever catch those meeces? 
I would pay Anyday 
To have a gay old time 

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from The Seven Inches Get Disorientated, released August 10, 2013

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The Seven Inches have long been heroes amongst Leeds’ indiepop and DIY scenes, winning hearts everywhere with their bizarre onstage props, trumpets, synths and cardboard keytars. If this makes them sound like some self-conscious novelty act, rest assured that nothing could be further from the truth – The Seven Inches play it from the heart every time. ... more

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