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Interpretation 1[edit]

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

Interpretation 2[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 21:10, 25 May 2005

Interpretation 3[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 15:47, 25 November 2005

Yeah, I think I'm going to retract my previous interpretation, this one seems to be it. -Lars

Interpretation 4[edit]

This song seems to be based on "Darktown Strutters' Ball", musically and thematically: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 16:10, 26 October 2011

Good Night[edit]

It’s about Linnell singing a lullaby to Ms Hitler.