November 02, 2009
BRUSH YOUR TEETH...ROUND AND ROUND!
Since the dawn of Youtube I've waited for this clip to surface! Some awesome individual has finally uploaded a clip of The Toothbrush Family (1974) as originally seen on Captain Kangaroo and The Commander Tom Show. These little talking hygienic tools had a lasting impact on my mind and possibly my dental habits. Much of their power comes from their song; they sing it at the end of the video. You know it. A lot of people know it but don't know where it comes from...
Brush your teeth
Round and round
Gums and all
A small soft toothbrush the round and round way
Will keep your gums healthy and stop tooth decay
So clean very carefully three times a day
Go round and round
Apparently there was a later version of the cartoon as well. For years it has been a frustrating red herring in my search for the original. Well, looks like I win this time stupid Toothbrush Family remake.
When I woke up this morning I sure didn't expect to hear this song today. I love it when life goes round and round too.