And a crusty old man said I'll do what I can and the rest of

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ARGMAN, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. ARGMAN Senior Member

    Bahrain
    Arabic
    "And a crusty old man said I'll do what I can and the rest of the rats played maracas. "

    it is the opening sentence of friends sitcom (a song by Pheebs)

    does it refer to anything?
     
  2. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    English - US
    If it was a spoken sentence, I assume that it meant that the character who spoke it especially liked either the song or the singer, or perhaps both. If it was a plot reference—well, I suppose you would know that, since you watched it (I didn't).
     
  3. ARGMAN Senior Member

    Bahrain
    Arabic
    No it is not a plot reference. It is just a song, but does have a stereotype of something or someone? A reference to something famous?
     
  4. pob14 Senior Member

    Central Illinois
    American English
    Not that I'm aware of. Phoebe is known for her nonsensical, awfully-sung songs (cf. "Smelly Cat").
     

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