Re: Captain Fortune on KPIX

03/24/10 - posted by John Martini

Here's another "ear worm" I remember from the Captain Fortune show that was used for choosing up sides in a game:

"Eenie, meenie, minie, moe, catch O'Copper by the toe. If he hollers, let him go. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe."

Years later I discovered that a more common version of this rhyme used the N-word instead of O'Copper, but the good captain had replaced that racist term with the name of his puppet character, Short John O'Copper.

Thank you, Captain Fortune, for this early lesson in cultural sensitivity for your young audience.

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