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Kermit the Frog

Kermit the Frog is a fictional character from the tv series Robot Chicken. ... more on Wikipedia

As his last name implies, he is a Pixie Frog. As a strict but fair administrator he runs a tight ship, which is somewhat remarkable considering he could easily be squashed underfoot by most of his students and the rest of the faculty.

Principal Pixiefrog My Gym Partner's a Monkey

As his last name implies, he is a Pixie Frog. As a strict but fair administrator he runs a tight ship, which is somewhat remarkable considering he could easily be squashed underfoot by most of his students and the rest of the faculty.

The Toad Flushed Away

A big, pompous amphibian wanting the entire rat population to be killed off so he can make room for his hundreds of offspring. Voiced by Ian McKellen.

Michigan J. Frog ooney tunes

A male frog who wears a top hat, carries a cane, sings pop musicragtimeTin Pan Alley hits, and other songs from the late 19th and early 20th century while dancing and performing acrobatics in the style of early 20th century vaudeville.

Hypnotoad Futurama

a large toad with pulsating, multicolored eyes, which emits a loud, ominous buzzing noise. It has the power to hypnotize almost any living thing at will, even mass numbers of creatures. The Hypnotoad first appeared in "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid", in which it hypnotized a flock of sheep to herd themselves into a pen and close the door behind them, the panel of judges to win the pet show and then the audience of the pet show to force their approval of that victory. It later acquired its own television show, Everybody Loves Hypnotoad, in which it hypnotizes the audience. The Futurama: Bender's Big Score DVD includes a full 22-minute episode.[2

Frog WordWorld

A very intelligent and clever WordFriend. He is hydrophobic due to the water's slimy texture on his skin, and tends to say "Water, yuck." He is also the least courageous of all the other his WordFriends and living in a LOG.

Flip Fiddlesticks

an animated cartoon character created by American cartoonist Ub Iwerks. He starred in a series of cartoons produced by Celebrity Pictures and distributed through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1930 to 1933. The series had many recurring characters besides Flip, including Flip's dog, the mule Orace, and a dizzy neighborhood spinster.The series was revived in the 1960s television show, Hoppity Hooper

Bev Bighead and te tv show Rocko's Modern Life Ed Bighea

Bev "wears the pants" in the family; she demonstrates a loud, domineering manner and she keeps Ed in line. Despite all these, though, she has shown that she loves her husband very much. Beneath her ugly exterior and grating voice, she is friendly, and a closet party animal [1]

Ed Bighead is an employee at a large corporation. He is cruel, petty, bossy, and has a terrible temper; in fact, the only people that he fears are his wife, Bev and his boss, Mr. Dupette. He particularly dislikes Rocko and his friends, Heffer Wolfe and Filburt. He usually yells at anyone he sees, and grumbles bitterly under his breath at any situation he finds even slightly troubling.

Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

Joy to the World" is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog". Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio albumNaturally in November 1970 and subsequently released an edited version of the song as a single in February 1971.[1]
The song, which has been described by members of Three Dog Night as a "kid's song" and a "silly song",[2] topped the main singles charts in North America, was certified gold by the RIAA, and has since been covered by multiple artists.
The song is featured prominently in the film The Big Chill. It is sung by a child character at the beginning and the Three Dog Night recording is played over the end credits.
It is also played at the end of every Denver Broncos home victory. Notable playings of this song after Broncos victories included then-Chicago Bears head coach Abe Gibron's singing along with the song in 1973; and at the end of Super Bowl XXXII, played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. It was also played at the end of Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player (now Hard Rock) Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.

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Background and recording[edit]

Some of the words are nonsensical. Axton wanted to persuade his record producers to record a new melody he had written and the producers asked him to sing any words to the tune. A member of Three Dog Night said that the original lyrics to the song were "Jeremiah was a prophet" but "no one liked that".[3]
When Hoyt Axton performed the song to the group, two of the three main vocalists – Danny Hutton and Cory Wells – rejected the song, but Chuck Negron felt that the band needed a "silly song" to help bring the band back together as a working unit. Negron also felt that the song "wasn't even close to our best record, but it might have been one of our most honest."[2]
The song was recorded by Three Dog Night at American Recording Company, produced by Richard Podolor, and engineered by Bill Cooper.[1] Unlike most Three Dog Night songs recorded at that point, instead of having just the three main vocalists singing harmony, the song was recorded with all seven members of the band singing.[2] Drummer Floyd Sneed sings the deep lyric "I wanna tell you" towards the end of the song.
When the song hit number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971, Axton and his mother, Mae Axton, became the first mother and son to each have written a number one pop single in the rock era. Mae Axton co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel", which was the first number one hit for Elvis Presley.
In a 1994 case, David P. Jackson filed suit[4] claiming co-authorship of the song and alleging that Axton fraudulently claimed sole authorship. In the suit Jackson claimed that Axton regularly credited him with co-authorship.

Charts and awards

Background and recording[edit]

Some of the words are nonsensical. Axton wanted to persuade his record producers to record a new melody he had written and the producers asked him to sing any words to the tune. A member of Three Dog Night said that the original lyrics to the song were "Jeremiah was a prophet" but "no one liked that".[3]
When Hoyt Axton performed the song to the group, two of the three main vocalists – Danny Hutton and Cory Wells – rejected the song, but Chuck Negron felt that the band needed a "silly song" to help bring the band back together as a working unit. Negron also felt that the song "wasn't even close to our best record, but it might have been one of our most honest."[2]
The song was recorded by Three Dog Night at American Recording Company, produced by Richard Podolor, and engineered by Bill Cooper.[1] Unlike most Three Dog Night songs recorded at that point, instead of having just the three main vocalists singing harmony, the song was recorded with all seven members of the band singing.[2] Drummer Floyd Sneed sings the deep lyric "I wanna tell you" towards the end of the song.
When the song hit number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971, Axton and his mother, Mae Axton, became the first mother and son to each have written a number one pop single in the rock era. Mae Axton co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel", which was the first number one hit for Elvis Presley.
In a 1994 case, David P. Jackson filed suit[4] claiming co-authorship of the song and alleging that Axton fraudulently claimed sole authorship. In the suit Jackson claimed that Axton regularly credited him with co-authorshi

Charts and awards[edit]

The single had been out less than two months, when on April 9, 1971, "Joy to the World" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of over 1,000,000 units across the United States.[15] The record was also given a Gold Leaf award by RPM magazine for sales of over a million units.[16] The record won the award for the Best Selling Hit Single Record by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in March 1972.[17] It was also ranked by Billboardmagazine as the year-end #1 pop single of 1971.[18]
The single went on to sell 5 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.[19]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston likes this song, which inspired his own character Jeremiah the bullfrog [20], whom he often draws in his artwork and advertisements. The frog is also featured on the cover of his album Hi, How Are You (1983) and has become an official music mascot for Johnston. [21]
  • It is sung by the son of one of the main characters at the start of the film The Big Chill (1983) and is featured on the soundtrack.
  • In The X-Files TV series (Detour - S05E04), Scully sings this song while she's lost in a forest with Mulder to show him she is awake and he can rest.
  • It is played during the end credits of the R-rated animated filmSausage Party (2016).
  • It appears in 2017 and 2018 TV commercials for Big Lots[22].
Preceded by
"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" by The Temptations
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 17, 1971 (six weeks)
Succeeded by
"Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones

References[edit]

  1. Jump up to:a b c d Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975 (CD liner). Three Dog NightUnited StatesMCA Records. 1993. pp. 27, 30, 31. MCAD2-10956.
  2. Jump up to:a b c Leaf, David (1993). Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975 (CD liner). Three Dog Night. United States: MCA Records. p. 20. MCAD2-10956.
  3. Jump up^ "Three Dog Night Headlines the Fair Tonight"Bainbridge Island Review. Entertainment section. August 20, 2008. ISSN 1053-2889. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  4. Jump up^ "Jackson v. Axton"Law.justia.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
  5. Jump up^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)"Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  6. Jump up^ "100 Singles" (PHP)RPM15 (15). May 29, 1971. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  7. Jump up^ "Musicline.de – Three Dog Night Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. Jump up^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Three Dog Night – Joy To The World" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. Jump up^ Flavour of New Zealand, 31 May 1971
  10. Jump up^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100"Official Charts Company.
  11. Jump up^ "Three Dog Night Chart History (Hot 100)"Billboard.
  12. Jump up^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)"Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  13. Jump up^ "100 Top Singles of '71" (PHP)RPM16 (20): 5. January 8, 1972. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  14. Jump up^ "Top 100 Hits of 1971/Top 100 Songs of 1971"Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
  15. Jump up^ "American single certifications – Three Dog Night – Joy to the World"Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 8, 2013. If necessary, clickAdvanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  16. Jump up^ "Highlights of ABC/Dunhill Convention"Billboard83 (34): 50. August 21, 1971. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  17. Jump up^ Sippel, John, ed. (March 18, 1972). "NARM Award Winners"Billboard84 (12): 12. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  18. Jump up^ "Year End Charts - Year-end Singles - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  19. Jump up^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2, illustrated ed.). Barrie & JenkinsISBN 0-214-20480-4.
  20. Jump up^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/johnston_daniel.htm
  21. Jump up^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/johnston_daniel.htm
  22. Jump up^ "Big Lots TV Commercial, 'Joy: Recliners' Song by Three Dog Night"ispot.tv. Retrieved December 24, 2017.

External links[edit]Charts and awards[edit]


"Joy to the World"
Joy to the World Three Dogs Night.jpg
1971 French release
Single by Three Dog Night
from the album Naturally
B-side"I Can Hear You Calling"
ReleasedFebruary 1971[1]
Format7" 45 RPM
Recorded1970 at American Recording Co.
GenreRock
Length3:50 (album)
3:17 (single)
LabelDunhill
Songwriter(s)Hoyt Axton
Producer(s)Richard Podolor[1]
Three Dog Night singles chronology
"One Man Band"
(1970)
"Joy to the World"
(1971)
"Liar"
(1971)

Kermit the Frog

Kermit the Frog is a fictional character from the tv series Robot Chicken.  ... more on Wikipedia