Saturday, June 25, 2011

April 24, 1954: Fashion arbiter of novelty records

Read this strip at

I assume this is a kid's record or some sort, or maybe a popular song of the day.  Regardless, Lucy's summation is probably accurate.  It is kind of a strange thing to write a song about I'd think.  Her diagnosis might be regarded as practice for the Psychiatrist's Booth.


  1. I think that this is a Cold War reference. "Red" = Communist, and Lucy is commenting that anyone who would wear red at the time must be crazy.

    The Army-McCarthy hearings were going on at this time, BTW.

  2. Aaah, that sounds plausible.

  3. Yes, it's a children's song. No idea how far back it dates -- far enough that's it's "Traditional," no known author.

    Here's a YouTube version: