If you were ever a devoted fan of the TV show Arthur like I was when I was a kid, then there is a good chance that you've seen the episode where Arthur and his friends sing about the library at least once...if not multiple times! I LOVED this song when I was a kid and would sing the chorus over and over again whenever I was trying to convince my parents to take me for a trip to the library. While I haven't thought of this song in a long time, for some reason it happened to pop in my head yesterday afternoon, and I immediately had to track it down on Youtube! Since then I've been subconsciously humming the song to myself all day (and I even caught my mom singing it while she was looking through the newspaper a couple of minutes ago).
One of the things I found funny watching this clip was the amount of literary references that I defiantly did not catch on to when I was a kid! The song mentions everything from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Giving Tree, to Jules Verne and Ray Bradbury! The only reference that I still don't understand is when D.W. mentions a book where you shouldn't keep your brother in a jar? Am I missing something with that one? For some reason I thought of the Bell Jar but I'm pretty sure that isn't what they are talking about haha!
Something else that I also found entertaining was that the librarian in the video looks just like one of the librarians at my local library (minus the bunny ears of course)! Anyways, I just found this video so amusing that I just had to share it online! I hope that those of you who watch it find it as funny and nostalgic of your childhood as I did :)