226. “Clay figures, go home.”

The episode:Gumby: Robot Rumpus,” the short in front of “The Screaming Skull,” ep. 912

The riff: Chanted by Mike as some of Gumby’s rampaging robots mess up the family’s house with spray paint on the walls.

The explanation: This appears to be a reference to the phrase “Yankee go home,” a popular sentiment over the course of decades in various foreign countries that have adopted anti-American standpoints for one reason or another. Often, the phrase has been used as something of a rallying cry against American imperialism and continued presence in countries like The Philippines.

Novelty factor: It’s all new to me on this one. Note sure how I’ll handle the mental shock of finding out that not everyone likes me by default.


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