Luke’s Ukes #14: Yakko’s World

Also known as “The Countries of the World,” this was the song performed by Rob Paulsen as Yakko on the Warner Brothers’ Animaniacs back around 1993. The writers must have scripted close to two years earlier, though: the song is a snapshot of all the sovereign nations at the end of the Cold War. The USSR was in the midst of its collapse, meaning that a number of Baltic and Middle Eastern countries–Kazakhstan, Taijikistan, Lithuania, the Ukraine–were not yet formally ratified countries at the time the song was written. Or else the writer was working form an old source.

I began the Luke’s Ukes channel as a place to do eccentric things, and I thought it was time to return to those roots. Enjoy!


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