I Don't Wanna Throw Up

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(sung to the "Toys 'R' Us" commercial tune).

I don't want to throw up, I just feel like I do;
I ate so much terrific stuff, today at the zoo.

I don't want to throw up, but my tum's kinda sick,
From carmel corn and peanut chews, and corn-dogs on a stick,. .

And ice cream, soda, and chocolate bars,
And cotton candy, pink and blue;.

I don't want to throw up, 'cause, "golly", if I do,
We won't be goin' back to the zoo!

Oh, drat! Oh!. . SPLAT!. . Oh, phoo!
I guess I over-ate at the zoo.

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Initially set to the Toys-R-Us theme tune, this commercial song was appropriately titled 'I Don't Want To Grow Up, I'm A Toys-R-Us Kid'. Introduced to the world in February 1960, it was accompanied by the store mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe. There are many other various cover versions, but this one remains one of the most prolific.

Parody cover versions of classic kids' tunes are a staple of school playgrounds worldwide, as children creatively inflect their own lyrics onto a popular tune of the time. Nursery rhymes have faced similar treatment in the past, right up to favourite cartoon theme tunes. Usually they have a fun juvenile refrain, and in 'I Don't Wanna Throw Up' it's someone overeating at the zoo.

The original lyrics to the song were about a child not wanting to grow up because of the many toys that Toys-R-Us had in store, which they wanted to play with. With 'I Don't Wanna Throw Up' the lyrics have been changed to feature someone eating too much on a day out to the zoo and worrying about being sick.

The slogan 'I'm a Toys-R-Us Kid' was first coined by the best-selling writer James Patterson, who at the time worked as the chairman for the advertising company J. W. Thompson. This was the slogan which was to go on and inspire the famously catchy jingle.

Other famous artists to have covered the original song are the popular pop-punk band 'Less Than Jake' with their song Channel 14.

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35 Comments

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26 November 2016 at 11:24pm

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11 October 2016 at 2:33am

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meow point1, New Zealand

5 August 2016 at 1:05am

For those of you who are easily grossed out, here's a nongross version. I really want to have something to do, like go to the museum or the park or the zoo. We could go to the library or to the skating rink. Or go to an amusement park, or circus, I think. Or to a theatre, or to a cafe. Or I could go swimming with you. Yes I really want something fun to do! So why don't we all go to the zoo?

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huba buba, Norfolk Island

4 August 2016 at 4:47am

9Olpl0 Very good blog post.Thanks Again. Want more.

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Legs Sparrow, USA

9 September 2014 at 10:54pm

Don't eat Michelle Obama's school lunch mandates

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Chloe, Richmond Hill, ON

18 August 2014 at 6:51pm

I'm requesting this song for Less Tha n Jake to play at their October 18 concert in Toronto

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Chloe, Canada

11 August 2014 at 2:48pm

Channel 14 rocks!

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Delynn, United States

28 April 2013 at 8:16pm

I am gonna thumbs up my comment!

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Delynn, United States

1 December 2012 at 3:45pm

Hey I found my place woohoo!

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Izzy, United States

26 August 2012 at 1:33am

Cool

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Delynn, Australia

8 August 2012 at 1:10pm

Ummm plus i could not find florida on here is that ok if i keep saying im australlian?

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Delynn, Australia

29 July 2012 at 10:20pm

So gross seriously why i feel like throwin up when i read it!

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Abby, United States

15 April 2012 at 12:56am

I started laughing when I heard this song!

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Manny, Antarctica

31 July 2011 at 3:32am

i love puke go to youtube PUT MORE GROSS STUFF LIKE PUKE

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Your Mom, Virgin Islands, British

22 May 2011 at 11:50pm

wow

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I Can Make Chicken, Turkey

13 May 2011 at 7:34pm

Because Turkey is better.

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Kalli, Canada

6 February 2011 at 12:18pm

i dont get it

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Babydoll, Brazil

31 January 2011 at 12:57am

my son likes this one its so hard to find a song for 30 year old to get to sleep these days , his name is stefaan , i know what you mean i hate the spat . HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHROFL HAHAH LOL LUL LMAO HAHAHAH

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Buttface, Bahamas

24 January 2011 at 2:16am

help this song is deskusting

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