“If it pops too soon, press it down again—make toast!”
Who knew a breakfast food could be so funny!
I first heard this song way back in the late 90’s. I was in my very first job right out of college. It was a sales position and I was stuck in my car all day most days. This was before CD players were standard in cars. I may have even been driving a car that didn’t have a tape player. “A what,” some of you ask?
Mix tapes were the best gifts to give and receive.
Anyway, back to this song. I was sitting at a light somewhere in Columbus, Ohio and was listening to a morning show. This comedian was featured and sang “Yeah, Toast!” live on the radio.
Fast forward 20-ish years…
My daughter, who just turned 10 years old, had a friend sleepover for her birthday. Weez, my kid, wanted to make her friend toast for breakfast. The friend busted out this song. I couldn’t believe my ears!
“I know that song! That’s that dude… What’s his name?!” We both drew blanks. I mostly drew a blank because how in the hell does my freshly turned 10 year old daughter’s friend know this song from 20-ish years ago?!
Ah, the Internet is amazing.
I Googled the song and just as I pulled up the video she blurted out, “Heywood Banks!” Sure enough, she was right and we jammed to it in our pajamas in my kitchen.
Nice little flashback.
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