Homer & Jethro

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In the mid-'60s, the Kellogg's cereal company hired Homer & Jethro to participate in a number of television commercials utilizing a string of moth-eaten jokes as a sales pitch tie-in for their brand of corn flakes. The commercials were successful enough for the duo to issue an album based on the commercials' catch phrase (Ooh, That's Corny!) and certainly successful enough to elicit this sequel. This follow-up walks an uneven path, split between reprisals of the earlier album's TV commercial patter ("Doctor Foo Man Choo," "Oh Golly, Cornfucious," and the title track) and Homer & Jethro's usual fare ("Cousin John and Cousin Mabel," "Chow Hound's Lament," "Monsters of the World, Unite!," "Mother Goose Is Chicken," "Doin' My Homework [While I Watch TV]," and "A Slow Boat to China"). Of particular note is their salute to the Beatles, "Gonna Send 'Em Home," which makes a nice bookend comparison to their version of the Fab Four's "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

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