This is the Slinky commercial theme of my youth

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What rolls down stairs
alone or in pairs,
and over your neighbor’s dog?
What’s great for a snack,
And fits on your back?
It’s log, log, log

It’s log, it’s log,
It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
It’s log, it’s log, it’s better than bad, it’s good!

Everyone wants a log
You’re gonna love it, log
Come on and get your log
Everyone needs a log
log log log


“It’s better than bad, it’s good!” is frequently exclaimed in my home.


I only remembered the middle verse until I looked it up. I think I might try to work “What’s great for a snack,
And fits on your back?” into conversation soon.

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And the clothes the kids are wearing!!! Gotta love the '70s!

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I’m stunned. I remember the chorus so clearly, but the verses! I felt like I was hearing them for the first time! How could I have forgotten the verses?

We’ve got a slinky. I think that my wife gave them away as swag, I don’t know.

What I do know is that it’s really boring.

The lyrics changed frequently, the tune did not.

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You see the plaid pants that kid is wearing?

I had those.

Toughskins from Sears.


and i was thinking, “ok, i remember the slinky dog, but there was a slinky CAR too??” maybe they didn’t sell well…


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