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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN. BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN.
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE DAILY NEWS AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAID:
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, IF YOU MISS YOU TAKE THE END.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/ AND ALEXANDER BOUGHT THE NEWS/ THIS
IS WHAT THE HEADLINES SAID/ CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN/ IF YOU
MISS YOU TAKE THE END/

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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DONALD DUCK

A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.
DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED
ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED/ TWO-LEGGED
TWO-LEGGED DUCK./ DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED/ THREE-LEGGED, THREE-
LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED/ FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED
DUCK/ JUMP OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): CARTOON AND COMIC STRIP CHARACTER ; CHAIN COUNTING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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BATMAN JOKE

WHY DID ROBIN RUN TO THE BATCAVE?
TO CHANGE HIS WONDERWEAR.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS BROTHER, JOE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FICTIONAL PERSON ; TELEVISION AND COMIC BOOK PERSONS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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BATMAN JOKE

WHY DID BATMAN HAVE WORMS?
TO FEED ROBIN.

Submitter comment: BROTHER MIKE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; FICTIONAL PERSON ; TELEVISION AND COMIC BOOK PERSONS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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BATMAN JOKE

WHY DID BATMAN GO TO THE BATCAVE?
TO GO TO THE BAT-ROOM.

Submitter comment: FROM HIS BROTHER, JOE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BATHROOM ; FICTIONAL PERSON ; TELEVISION AND COMIC BOOK PERSONS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
BATMAN
BATMAN WHO?
SEE HOW EASILY THEY FORGET

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER TELEVISION CHARACTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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A CHANT

TARZAN THE MONKEY MAN
SWINGIN ON A RUBBER BAND
ALONG CAME SUPERMAN
AND KNOCKED HIM IN THE GARBAGE CAN.

Where learned: COLLECTED AT HOME

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; MOVIE, TELEVISION, AND COMIC BOOK HEROES ; RHYME: AAAA ; RHYME: ABAA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse

Date learned: 10-13-1971

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MISS SUZI HAD A TUGBOAT.
THE TUGBOAT HAD A BELL.
MISS SUZI WENT TO HEAVEN
THE TUGBOAT WENT TO
HELLO OPERATOR. GIVE ME #9
AND IF YOU DISCONNECT ME,
I'LL KICK YOU RIGHT
BEHIND THE FRIGERATOR THERE WAS A PIECE OF GLASS.
MISS SUZI FELL UPON IT
AND BROKE HER LITTLE
ASK ME NO MORE QUESTIONS.
TELL ME NO MORE LIES.
MISS SUZI TOLD ME ALL OF THIS
THE DAY BEFORE SHE
DYED HER HAIR ALL PURPLE
SHE DYED HER HAIR ALL BLUE.
SHE DYED HER HAIR ALL POLKA DOTS
AND THAT'S THE WAY IT GREW.

Submitter comment: THIS SONG IS SUNG QUICKLY RUNNING THE WORDS AT THE END OF THE LINE
ALL TOGETHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC RHYMES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00-00-1976 ; 11-00-1987

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Are you going down there later?
Down where?
Down the sewer with the rest of the shit.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Big Rapids

James Callow Keyword(s): Comic dialogue

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1987

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Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin laid an egg.
Batmobile lost its wheel, and the Joker got away!

Submitter comment: Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): Comic strip character

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 00001970S

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Humorous "Jingle Bells"

Jingle Bells, Batman smells./ Robin laid an egg./ The
batmobile lost its wheel/ And the Joker got away. This song is
sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): Comic book characters

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 00-00-1981

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IF YOU GO INTO A CLOSET AND SHUT THE DOOR AND SAY
"MARY WORTH" THIRTY-ONE TIMES WHILE CONCENTRATING
VERY HARD ON HER, YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR ARM
OR YOUR LEG IS COMING OFF.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A PASTIME TRIED BY MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER,
AND ONE WHICH MORE CHILDREN TRY).

Where learned: ZX

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER=MARY WORTH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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The Nun in the Bar

A guy picked up a nun in the street and invited her into a bar to have a drink with him. "I really shouldn't," said the nun. But the man finally convinced her. when they got into the bar she told him she'd have a double martini, but to bring it in a coffee cup so that other people wouldn't knwo she was drinking. "Hey bartender," the man yelled out. "Give me a double martini in a coffee cup!" "oh," replied the bartender, "That nun's back again."

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Keyword(s): BAR ; Bartender ; Bartender Jokes ; Comic dialogue ; DIALOGUE ; DRINKING HUMOR ; HUMOR ; JOKES ; Pub ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; Religious Jokes

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious

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Verse - Wit

Jungle Bells, shotgun shells
Robin laid an egg
The batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away.

 

(sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BATMAN ; Carol ; Christmas Carol ; Comic ; holiday ; Jingle Bells ; Pop Culture ; SONG ; Spoof

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wit

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