Los Angeles, California
May 12, 2016
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Leave it to the cold hard double entendre of a 1940s Los Angeles psychopath to take the Zip out of Zipa-Dee-Doo Dah.
Tar-Baby- n. A situation or problem from which it is virtually impossible to disentangle oneself. [After “Bre’r Rabbit and the Tar Baby,” an Uncle Remus story by Joel Chandler Harris.
Click below photo or PDF link to read the full story of Dr. George Hill Hodel and the “Tar Baby, what’s in a name” real life anecdote.
Clips of “Tar-Baby” from 1946 Disney “Song of the South”
One Minute Tarbaby video clip from 1946 Disney “Song of the South”
Here’s a PDF copy of a hundred-forty-one-year-old page from The Sun (New York) for Dec 19, 1880 describing “a series of fables recounted by Uncle Remus to a little boy.” Included in the article is the story of “Tar-Baby.”