Twice in two days I found myself wracking my brain to place a reference, and I was seriously starting to doubt my brain. Thankfully, I was able to place both references (I actually got the first reference while I was worrying about the second), but it was a little worrisome. The first one was an “ooh-wee-ooh-ooh” from an Arkells song that was tickling my brain. It tickled John’s, too, so I wasn’t imagining it, and then Thursday, I managed to connect it to The Eagles, which I may have shouted across the hall, and John connected the last dot to “New York Minute”.
That was one solved, but the other one took another 24 hours. I could hear someone saying, and getting steadily louder while doing it, something like “No, definitely not. Decidedly not!” and then smaller, “Uh uh,” but I couldn’t figure out where that came from or exactly how it went. Was it a cartoon? An old movie? I was confident it was something from growing up, so if anyone could help me, Mindy could. I texted her, but I didn’t have enough information, and she didn’t get it. So that bugged me for an entire day, and then Friday morning, while I was making coffee, I got a glimpse of a hat and a piano and DING DING DING! It’s from Singin’ In The Rain, in the intro to “Make ‘Em Laugh”, and I was SO RELIEVED.
I’m not losing my mind yet.