Friday, August 17, 2007

Oreo songs and commercials

Did anyone play hand clap games as a kid?

I distinctly remember singing a song in camp with my hand slap/clap friends which was based off an Oreo commercial. (And it wasn't the jingle from the eighties -- Ice cold milk and an Oreo cookie/ They forever go together, a classic combination/When a dark delicious cookie meets an icy cold sensation., etc. That's a good lyric, but one we clapped too was about twisting them open.)

But now I can't find either the lyrics, a video clip, or a sequence of the claps. But it was distinctive, and you would think someone in their forties would have remembered this from childhood and posted in teh internets.

It had to do with twisting the chocolate wafers off, as I've said. The hand slap started with your own hands clapped together. Then you brushed the back of your hands against the back of your partners, first on the left then on the right. Then you held the backs of your hands together, separated your hands, and clapped against your partners hands above, clapped your own, and then below, keeping your back-to-back hands stationary the whole time. I don't remember the rest of the sequence.

Both my girls are now doing Miss Mary Mack; Miss Suzy Had a Steamboat; Slide, Slide, Baby; Rockin Robin; and Cinderella Dressed in Yella. It's been fun, but the Oreo memory is making me a touch crazy.

Does anyone remember this?

Maybe it was only a Quinebarge camp thing? No. I remember the commercial -- one girl had long braids, hair parted in the middle.

16 comments:

Kate R said...

no, never had oreo. And I can't find anyone who did obaloba coobalaba coobalaba vista ah no no no na da vista. einee meenie tipsaleenie you go down the einee bompsteda boom chechoslovakia, bompsteda boom etc

The others look familiar though.

Anonymous said...

There was a commercial that featured Jaleel White in his first appearance . . . .April 1984! (sings) "Oh, Oh, Oh Bright ideas and an Oreo Cookie. It's a bright idea to dunk or to crunch or unscrew it or to lick or to trick it, but no matter what'cha do it's true, it's fun to munch a creamy, crunchy chocolate O-R-E-O; goes great with imagination, puts the YUM in your creation. . . .(spoken) Oreo, and Oreo Double-Stuf Cookies."

Anonymous said...

I am struggling as well to remember the Oreo Cookie song.. I do remember it you are not crazy. I also remember something like the eenie meenie one but it was more like eenie meenie tipsaleen ooh ahh a wanna meenie ahchi cachi liberace I love you... or hocus pocus alimocus... something to that affect. I have a friend who might remember if I get the words I will post them.

Anonymous said...

I also remember the oreo hand clapping game but all I remember is......
A Kid could eat the middle of an oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last.

sorry I wish I could remember more.
good luck.

Anonymous said...

i remember the oreo clapping song, it was to the words...

do you know exactly how to eat an oreo
well to do it
you unscrew it
very fast
cause a kid'll eat the middle of an oreo first
and save the chocolate cookie outside for last


but i dont remember the hand motions.

:)

Anonymous said...

I wrote that Oreo commercial in 1967 --and the lyrics above are almost correct: it's outsideS(plural) Never knew it was a hand-capping game, but then on Madison Avenue in the 60's,handclapping games hadn't quite caught on! Glad to know my efforts did not go unrewarded.
Susie Grayson Townsend

Anonymous said...

I remember the hand movements
you put your hands together and hit your partners from side to side
both hands come together you clap with you right hand and hit your partners over clap than under. (one hand is always in the middle touching your partners)
clap back of hands hit palms hit than clap leave hands together and start over by hitting hands side to side.....

Jose said...

the one i recall is
"cause a kid will eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last" and then you heard the jingle

Chanda said...

I remember the eenie meenie song. We did it as a hand jive game. It's eenie meenie popsadeenie oop bop bopsadeenie education integration I love you, tutie fruitie

lori said...

Oh oh oh whose that kid with the oreo cookie... eating that middle like he did when he was little... it's so hard to find the kid inside with the o r e o twist. Nebisco treat!

Talking About: said...

do you know exactly how to eat an oreo
well to do it
you unscrew it
very fast
'cause a kid'll eat the middle of an oreo first
and save the chocolate cookie outside
for last

Theresa Lavin said...

I remember it! I remember everything about it! Even the hand motions! I just taught my 7 year old daughter and I was trying to find a video of it on-line so that I could prove to her that I used to to it when I was a little girl! That's when I discovered that there are no youtube videos depicting this hand clapping game!
"Do you know exactly how to eat an oreo? Well, to do it, you unscrew it, very fast....cause the kid'll eat the middle of an oreo cookie, save the chocolate coating outside for LAST!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! I've been going crazy with only half the song in my head. Been racking my brain for that first line.

Do you know exactly how to eat an Oreo....
....
....

Anonymous said...

It is :
How do you eat an oreo
Take the top flip it inside out
Creamy delicious
Chocolate sensation
O-R-E-O OREO!

Unknown said...

This song is known as Flea. It goes Flea, Flea fly, Flea fly flow,vista,..etc. It's a repeat after me song. They boy scouts version is different from the girl scout version. Like all folk sons they get changed over the years or the miles. HF

Natural said...

This song is known as Flea. It goes Flea, Flea fly, Flea fly flow,vista,..etc. It's a repeat after me song. They boy scouts version is different from the girl scout version. Like all folk sons they get changed over the years or the miles. HF