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Going Meshugenah For Thanksgivukkah With Turkey Leg & Brisket

A New Zealand break-out singer from New Zealand is out front again this holiday season. Back in August when she released her successfully popular top forty pop hit, "Royals," she confused the public with a somewhat contradictory world debut. While on the one hand, she hid behind the pseudonym 'Lorde' to protect her anonymity, on the other she appeared in a well-crafted publicity campaign, in a slick photo shoot, complimented by snakes, rats and one royal dog!

Lorde & DogLorde & DogNow with the holidays fast approaching, her song is being used to highlight a cosmic type of contradiction - and  a once-in-a-lifetime event for mankind. This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah appear to have collided like a mashed-up musical arrangement -- and in tribute, a crazy (or meshugenah) parody of her song is marking this very rare occasion. For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap. Experts say a "Thanskgviukkah" (as it's now being called) might not happen again until 79,811 (due to the Jewish calendar drifting apart from the solar calendar). Hannukah eve on the other hand will fall directly on Thanksgiving in the years 2070 and 2165.

So, seeing we may not be around the next time this confluence of events occur, perhaps we should just sit back and enjoy the teamwork of Big Teeth Productions headed up by founders Gregg and Elise Jaffe. Self-describing themselves as a "ragtag bunch of content-creating misfits. . . who maintain the commitment to good work, good relationships and great margaritas."

Parodying Lorde's "Royals," Big Teeth launched "Oils" which as they put it, "tells the story of the Thanksgivukkah miracle," complete with a horns of plenty, turkey leg or brisket, Manischewitz and dreidels flying in the air.


Thanksgivukkah isn't the first time we've been witness to a made-up holiday. For those who remember, there is no celebration that quite rivals Festivus (the holiday "for the rest of us" who don't celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hannukah), which originated and was forgotten in Roman times, until revived by a Seinfeld TV episode in 1997.


So let's get started with Thanksgivukkah - see how it goes - and then move on to Festivus? Crazy-good idea or should we say, meshugenah-good idea? Or perhaps with a little creativity one could imagine other holiday mash-ups. What about "Cashmas" as a holiday that flaunts "one upmanship" or "Hanuchristzaa" as a three-fer type of celebration for interfaith and interracial families. Perhaps, readers -- after you've given it some thought -- you can provide us with some additional examples?

Thanksgivukkah Lyrics by Big Teeth Productions

[Verse 1]
I always cooked a turkey in Novem[ber],
I lit my eight menorah candles in December.
But now my schedule's a mess
Because Hanukkah's tied to Thanksgiving.

[Chorus]
Now everyone's like Pilgrims, Indians, Readers of the Torah
Puritans, Wampanoag, dancers of the Hora
We don't care, we're celebrating Thanksgivukkah.

And now the menus like stuffing, cranberry, turkey leg or brisket,
Manischewitz, pumpkin pie, holidays are mixing.
We don't care, we'll throw our dreidels in the air.

And we'll always have oil (oil)
For frying our latkes.
It's just about a month early
To honor Judah Maccabee.

It should be in winter (winter)
No more leaves on the ground.
Members of the tribe, the tribe, the tribe, the tribe
All together getting down.

[Verse 2]
My friends and I would watch football
We'd wait for Charlie Brown to fly in front of Macy's.
Instead we're filling up on gourds, with chocolate coins
it's a horn of plenty.

[Chorus]
Now everyone's like Pilgrims, Indians, Readers of the Torah
Puritans, Wampanoag, dancers of the Hora
We don't care, we're celebrating Thanksgivukkah.

And now the menus like stuffing, cranberry, turkey leg or brisket,
Manischewitz, pumpkin pie, holidays are mixing.
We don't care, we'll throw our dreidels in the air.

And we'll always have oil (oil)
For frying our latkes.
It's just about a month early
To honor Judah Maccabee.

It should be in winter (winter)
No more leaves on the ground.
Members of the tribe, the tribe, the tribe, the tribe
All together getting down.

[Verse 3]
Ooh ooh oh,
Thanksgiving plus Hanukkah
This is just meshugenah.
Ooh ooh oh,
Historically inaccurate
but we don't really give a sh*t.

[Chorus]
And we'll always have oil (oil)
For frying our latkes.
It's just about a month early
To honor Judah Maccabee.

It should be in winter (winter)
No more leaves on the ground.
Members of the tribe, the tribe, the tribe, the tribe
All together getting down.


 

 

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Comments
Nov 22, 2013
by Anonymous

Thanks for sharing and

Thanks for sharing and writing about our Thanksgivukkah video. It's been fun to share the humor of the "big" occasion with everyone.

Look out for the sequel in 70,000 years.

Nov 22, 2013
by Anonymous

That comment was from Gregg

That comment was from Gregg at Big Teeth Productions (www.bigteeth.tv) by the way. We produced the video.