Monday, December 13, 2010

What Do We Really Know About This Frosty Character?

What is the deal with Frosty the Snowman? Have you ever actually listened to the lyrics or thought about him at all? I have some questions and concerns about Mr. Frosty. If you are somehow not familiar here are the lyrics and his likeness.

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
Know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.
O, Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be,
And the children say he could laugh
And play just the same as you and me.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

Frosty the snowman knew
The sun was hot that day,
So he said, "Let's run and
We'll have some fun
Now before I melt away."
Down to the village,
With a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there all
Around the square saying,
Catch me if you can.
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
"Don't you cry,
I'll be back again some day."
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow

First off, I think the song needs to be updated. Where are kids finding coal nowadays to use for his eyes? And was it safe for kids back then to be playing with coal?
Isn't him having a corn cob pipe sending the wrong message to kids? What does he need it for? He is smoking one of two things; tobacco or marijuana. Shame on you Frosty for trying to influence our innocent children.
What in the hell does he need a broomstick for? Does he moonlight as a janitor? Is he a neat freak?
Be honest, if you made a snowman and he came to life and started to dance around, wouldn't you freak out and run home to your mom and dad? That is a little frightening. I would not be all excited and follow this strange dude into town. Stranger Danger, Stranger Danger!!!
How come he gets arms and legs if he's a snowman? I don't think the kids added those limbs on him.
Is he anatomically correct?

Can anybody answer these questions??


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Always thought it was a creepy story and song.
And since he has a beer gut, I'd say that definitely makes him a snowMAN.

baygirl32 said...

Frosty was never one of my favs, now I'm a little more disturbed

Miley said...

I ALWAYS wondered about the stranger danger!! ALWAYS! I wondered where the hell their parents were and why they were allowed to just run off with a creepy OLDER snow MAN.
Frosty is like the dirty old man down the road.

Baby Sister said...

I never had any of these issues with Frosty growing up...I loved the movie!!

Bossy Betty said...

Frosty's gonna get you now.... You may want to leave your heater on tonight when you go to sleep.

Oilfield Trash said...

As my familys farm had once been strip mined for coal, we had tons of coal around in the winter time for the snowmen.

Pat Tillett said...

I totally agree with you! I always thought the whole concept was kinda creepy. I'm thinking there was some type of perversion at hand...

I'm glad it doesn't snow here! said...

I feel your pain about Frosty. I think Miley Cyrus was influenced by his smoking habits. He started so much trouble. xo

Hart Johnson said...

*fals over* I think you make SEVERAL good points here. In fact I am considering sending my husband out to pretend he is a snowman and I think he might be able to demand money when he starts swinging that broom around threateningly...

Chuck said...

Those are all very good questions. Ones I had not thought to ask or ponder until now. I am going to go have a couple drinks and maybe phone a friend to see if I can get some answers. I may have been abused by a snowman as a child cuase I have troubled feelings coming, wait...just a little gas...Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh.

Sylvia Plathypus said...

OMG, THIS right here is why I completely ♥ your blog. xD I guess most of us never really stopped to think about the whole Frosty saga as much as this, and it really is creepy when you get right down to it! LOL Thanks for making my entire evening, RAWK! ;)

Krissy said...

Okay, you got me over here with your name and comment elsewhere, but dude! You almost made me spew my drink with "Stranger Danger!!" So I guess you could say you had me at "stranger danger." Wait.. That didn't sound right. :)

Teachinfourth said...

I never really liked that song…