I do believe this is in fact the first TMBG song to make references to hash pipes, pornography, crapping your pants, crack pipes, and "Mrs. Hitler". Surely a landmark. - Trapezoid
- Yes, this is remarkable -- TMBG's rudest song ever! - Cayzle
Sounds to me like they're taking a swipe at the locals in the audience, saying they're white trash, who do lots of drugs, beat their women, pass out on the couch after eating take out, too lazy or drunk to get up to go to the can. Pretty harsh.
The "Good Night Mrs. Hitler" is Linnell absurdism - Jimmy Durante used to close his show with a "love note" to his deceased wife. "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, where ever you are!" was supposedly his secret shout-out to Mrs. Durante, but Durante never confirmed the meaning publicly. Mrs. Hitler would be a pretty odd petname for a wife, if you were doing a shout-out while on tour. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 21:10, 25 May 2005
I got the impression (from a follow-up show at the Stone Pony where Sarah Vowell read little vingnettes about each song) that the song is so rude because the venue was on Disney property. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 15:47, 25 November 2005
- Yeah, I think I'm going to retract my previous interpretation, this one seems to be it. -Lars
This song seems to be based on "Darktown Strutters' Ball", musically and thematically:
It’s about Linnell singing a lullaby to Ms Hitler.