2011-2012 school year: tattooed ladies make for good students

Lydia the Tattooed Lady is most famously known as being sung by Groucho Marx in At the Circus…

I’ve loved The Marx Brothers since I was a teenager. I discovered them through Dave Sim’s Cerebus comics, where Sim appropriated Groucho for his Lord Julius character. After that, it was a short jump to devouring all of the Marx Brothers’ movies. I will admit, however… the reason this song is such a hit in our house is because of the version of it performed by Kermit on The Muppet Show:

Jim Henson loved the song so much, his friends performed it at his funeral.

Of course, the best performance of Lydia the Tattooed Lady would inarguably be this one:

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