Well, my good compatriots, I had the pleasure of viewing the premiere telecast of the original (New) Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show for the very first time on WHV's Saturday Morning Cartoons - 1970s Volume 2 DVD set last week, having purchased it (and SMC - 1960s Volume 2) that morning @ Wal-Mart for a paltry pittence of $43. And, let me tell you, it was an experience that I can only sum up in three words in the American English language:
Words and Music by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Hoyt Curtin;
published by Anihanbar Music, Inc. (BMI)
Have a laugh, wear a smile!
Stick with us for a while!
It's The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show! (Beegle Beagle: "GO GET 'EM!")
You'll begin with a grin
When you first tune us in
On The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show! (Beegle Beagle: "WE GOT 'EM!")
Introducing TOM & JERRY!
And that big, big, big star... THE GREAT GRAPE APE!
(Beegle Beagle: "With that groovy Grape Ape beat! YOW!!")
(Beegle Beagle: "HERE HE IS!")
HE'S THE GREATEST!
(GRAPE APE: "I am, I am! Grape Ape, Grape Ape!")
(Beegle Beagle: "MISTER GIGANTUS!")
HE'S THE LATEST!!
(GRAPE APE: "Love that Tom and Jerry!")
Lots of zing, lots to sing!
Everything's gonna swing!
So, get ready - here we go! (Beegle Beagle: "HERE WE GO!")
Big or small, short or tall,
You will all have a ball
On The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show!
(GRAPE APE: "Grape Ape, Grape Ape!")