Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hippity Hoppity

Saturday 9: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1950)

1) Which do you prefer: colored hard-boiled eggs, chocolate marshmallow eggs, or plastic eggs with coins inside?

A. How about just those nice milk-chocolate egg footballs, or a Cadbury Egg? I love Cadbury Eggs.

2) What's your favorite color of Peeps (yellow, purple, or pink)?

A. I don't like Peeps. My favorite color is blue. Do they make blue Peeps?

3) All this talk of sweets is making the writer of this meme (Sam) hungry. What's for lunch?

A. Yogurt.

4) This song was introduced by country singer Gene Autry and it's still a favorite. Please share some of the lyrics. (And you're on your own; Sam didn't include a link to the song this week.)

A. Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity Easter's on its way. He's got Jelly Beans for Tommy, colored eggs for sister Sue, there's an orchid for your mommy, and an Easter bonnet, too! (That's from memory, I didn't look it up.)

5) Gene Autry was so popular that a town in Oklahoma named itself for him. Have you ever been to Oklahoma?

A. I think I have driven through Oklahoma, way back in 1976 when I was 12 and my parents drove across the US from Virginia to California. But otherwise, no.

6) In addition to singing, Mr. Autry made 93 cowboy movies. What's the last movie you saw?

A. I guess Game of Thrones isn't a movie, is it. My husband was watching The Waterboy while I was paying the bills the other night, but that doesn't really count as I wasn't paying much attention and I really dislike Adam Sandler movies. The last movie I saw at the theater was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I don't really watch a lot of movies, as you can tell.

7) He and his horse Champion also had a TV show. Can you name another famous horse?

A. Mr. Ed. He was a talking horse. There was also Secretariat, which won the Triple Crown in horse racing. The Disney movie about him was great. There, that's a movie I have watched.

8) Gene Autry also recorded "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," and it was, of course, wildly popular, too. Who is your favorite recording artist?

A. I am partial to both Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow, though I liked both of their earlier works more so than what they are producing today. I don't really have a favorite, more like a certain style of music that I prefer.

9) Back to the holiday celebration at hand -- Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated?

A. A good night's sleep helps. A massage is nice. Inspired conversation with friends is also good. And I like the idea of healthy blood. Everybody needs healthy blood; I'm just not sure how one gets it and keeps it.


  1. Agree with you on Cadbury eggs and we have had our share of a few each in the past few weeks. Yes, they do make Peeps in blue for the bunny. It was clear that the author of this meme was quite taken with Gene Autry.

  2. OOH! A massage! I could use one!

  3. I didn't really like the choice of candy chocolate/peanut butter.

  4. I've noticed since Netflix streaming, I prefer to watch good scripted dramas by the series to most movies. We're going Once Upon a Time.

  5. i love cadbury eggs! i used to like peeps (i actually typed poops first bahaha) when i was a kid but can't stand all that sugar now...i used to have an album, peter cottantail when i was a kid.

  6. Don't like Peeps??? The horror..LOL Have a great Saturday!

  7. I don't like Adam Sandler either....

  8. Mr. Ed prove that a horse is a horse of course...

  9. I use to love Sheryl Crow but, she has become a bit too country for my taste.

  10. What I'd give for a good night's sleep? My problem is that I often start watching a film and give it ''just another 10 mins'' . You can guess the rest!

  11. 1 — Duh, chocolate marshmallow eggs, and I prefer dark Cadbury Mini Eggs to the regular Cadbury Eggs.

    2 — Yes, they do make blue Peeps. I used to love them, but now the thought of them makes me sick.

    3 — The last hard-boiled egg and cheese on toast.

    4 — You did better than me. I can’t get further than “Easter’s on its way.”

    5 — Nope…but I like the musical.

    6 — I watched three movies on Sunday: Easter Parade, Secretariat, and Chocolat.

    7 — OMG – we both thought of the same horse. Funny that was the first one to pop into my head after mentioning I’d just seen “Secretariat.”

    8 — Melissa and Cheryl are both good, but I’ve always been partial to Billy Joel.

    9 — A long walk, a relaxing hot bath and a good night’s sleep are all good in my book.


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