Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Twice today "Merry Andrew Coming Home!" Does that mean everything is tickety-boo?

Thanks to AL, but I still don't get it.

Today, John Sterling twice said "Merry Andrew coming home"
to celebrate Andruw Jones home run call.

The 1958 movie, "Merry Andrew," starring Danny Kaye.

Big song: "Everything is Tickety-Boo"

Wikipedia says a merry andrew is a clown or buffoon.
It can be a verb: merryandrew, which means to play as a clown.
It stems from the 1300s and the Feast of Fools.  

But nothing googles for "Merry Andrew coming home."

A couple possibilities:

In an early passage of A Journal of the Plague Year Daniel Defoe mentions merry andrews while describing the effects of the plague on London society.

In the romantic comedy movie "Kate & Leopold", Leopold tells Charlie that he is a merry andrew.

The character Rolf in the cartoon Ed, Edd, and Eddy has been known to use the term.

There is a music-based internet radio program called The Merry Andrews Show.

Merry Andrew is the name of one of Crazy Jane's alternate personalities in Doom Patrol.

And this:


Mustang said...

We're reaching Peak Sterling. Having exhausted the distant past, he's trying to invent his own pop culture.

David Ballela said...

Haven't you guys heard of occam's razor?
I think John is merely playing off the stupid grin Andruw has on his face. "He's coming home," i.e. coming to home plate.