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My Name is Potato
September 15, 2009 9:26 AM   Subscribe

"My Name is Potato," Rita Pavone (1977) (SLYT).

Previously in the comment section of Mefi (here too), but bizarrely fun enough to be worth a SLYT FPP.

Animation done by Guido Manuli at the Bruno Bozzetto studio.

"No, I'm an American potato!" [pulls out guns from underneath hat and starts shooting wildly in the air]
posted by WCityMike (24 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
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wait...

what?
posted by shmegegge at 9:42 AM on September 15, 2009


hang on...

my name is potato... THIS IS THE SAME TUNE FROM LAID BY JAMES!
posted by shmegegge at 9:52 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I might be wrong here, but I have to say that was actually a much more interesting video than anything that won an MTV VMA this year.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:53 AM on September 15, 2009


My Name is Mud
My Name is Bruce
My Name is Earl
My Name is
My Name is Luca
My Name is Ennigo Montoya
posted by poppo at 9:55 AM on September 15, 2009


My name is Shake Zula, the mic rula.
posted by shmegegge at 9:58 AM on September 15, 2009


My name is Cheech, and I am the school bus driver.
posted by Spatch at 10:00 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


He's right you know, shmegegge. It's also the same tune from the next Coldplay single, which I imagine will be released shortly.
posted by Elmore at 10:03 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you baked potato!
posted by Jofus at 10:13 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Don't tell anyone, but that video kinda turned me on I really liked that.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:38 AM on September 15, 2009


And then Rita rode her gigantic stalk into the atmosphere, and boarded the obese American spaceship. She left that day, singing her song, with only potatoes as company. For all we know she's still out there among the stars, spreading wacky Solanum tuberosum love across the galaxy.

It would be wrong of me to add this to her wikipedia page.
posted by lholladay at 11:13 AM on September 15, 2009


Il Geghegè, Rita Pavone (1966)
posted by gubo at 11:40 AM on September 15, 2009


That was a heck more fun than those discussions about mosques or shoes. Yeah, she is cute, too.
posted by Drasher at 11:48 AM on September 15, 2009


She really sold me on potatoes.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:52 PM on September 15, 2009


Wait, I thought it was spelled potatoe.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:53 PM on September 15, 2009



I thought it had an r in it.
posted by xorry at 4:21 PM on September 15, 2009


Someone tell Potato Radio.
posted by tellurian at 6:24 PM on September 15, 2009


Hardcore.
posted by ooga_booga at 7:23 PM on September 15, 2009


www.ritapavone.it
posted by cjorgensen at 7:24 PM on September 15, 2009


If anyone speaks Italian, I'd love to know what the lyrics mean.
posted by WCityMike at 10:21 PM on September 15, 2009


Tu sei la patata oggi rinomata l’accento un po’ straniero dell’americano impero.
You are a potato - today famous - foreign accent from the American empire.
Tu non sei un’animale non mangi la carne ne’ erba ne’ uova tu nutri soltanto di terra sola.
You aren’t an animal, don’t eat meat nor grass, nor eggs - You live only off the dirt.
Tu sei la patata se ti parlo la tua voce mi risponde stranamente con l’accento straniero
You are a potato - If you speak your voice responds strangely with a foreign accent.
Potato potato potato.
Adam X
posted by tellurian at 10:29 PM on September 15, 2009


From the file of "things I wanted to FPP ages ago." *le sigh*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:42 PM on September 15, 2009


I srsly have a crush on Rita Pavone. Viva la Papa con Pomodoro!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:44 PM on September 15, 2009


Doing Judy Garland.
posted by tellurian at 11:57 PM on September 15, 2009


tellurian: "Tu sei la patata oggi rinomata l’accento un po’ straniero dell’americano impero"

Appreciated, and I saw that too, but I think that's just the first stanza before the chorus ... I'm curious as to what she says in the other verses, too. :)
posted by WCityMike at 9:23 PM on September 17, 2009


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