Ten Little Indians by Bill Halley And His Comets
Mike Check: Well there hello youngin’s! Today it’s time for ole Mike Check to pick a song about the number “10”.
Mike’s Daughter: Is it going to be “Ten Green Bottles”?, I know the kids will love that one?
Mike Check: No. Although that would be a good choice there darlin’, but I have one much better than that?
Mike’s Daughter: What’s that?
Mike Check: Well here’s “Ten Little Indians” by Bill Halley And His Comets, here on the NEW Mike Check Show!
Mike’s Daughter: Oh dear? Dad, I think we’re gonna get complaints for playing this?
Mike Check: Why? It’s just a song about counting Indians?
Mike’s Daughter: But the original message of the nursery rhyme, that this song is based on, was about the systematic genocide of Native Americans. And uh…and we love Native Americans here kids. Some of my…uh…friends have been Native Americans.
Mike Check: That’s true darlin’ but why are they ruining the fun of old nursery rhymes by makin’ them racist? What’s next, is some feller gonna find some curse word in “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe”?
Mike’s Daughter: No, they already were like that dad, and plus, isn’t it obvious that there was originally an offensive word in “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe”?
Mike Check: Really there, which one?
Mike’s Daughter (*sighs but is then interrupted as the phone rings*): Oh, is that the phone kids? (*picks up phone*) Hello?
“Voice of Chief Jay Stongbow”: How? (*hangs up phone*)
Mike’s Daughter: Chief Jay Stongbow everybody.
Mike Check: The bad word in “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe” is “how”? But that’s not even in the song there?
Mike’s Daughter: (*gives another sigh*) See ya tomorrow, kids.