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Encyclopedia > On the Good Ship Lollipop

"On the Good Ship Lollipop" was the trademark song of child actress Shirley Temple. Temple first sang it in the 1934 movie Bright Eyes. Contrary to popular belief, the ship in the song is an aircraft. In the song, the "Good Ship Lollipop" travels to a candy land. There is a direct reference to an airplane in the song: "Someday I'm going to fly/I'll be a pilot, too...". The song was composed by Richard A. Whiting and lyrics were supplied by Sidney Clare. 500,000 copies of the song were sold. For the cocktail named after this person, see Shirley Temple cocktail. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bright Eyes is a 1934 musical film, starring Shirley Temple and produced by 20th Century Fox (then called Fox Pictures). David Butler directed and co-wrote the movie. ... Flying machine redirects here. ... Richard A. Whiting (November 12, 1891-February 10, 1938) was a writer of popular songs. ... Sidney Clare is a comedian, dancer and composer born in New York on August 15, 1892. ...

Pop Culture References

  • The song has been parodied twice on The Simpsons. In the Season 4 episode "Treehouse of Horror III", a King Kong parody has Homer as the big ape. He is captured and brought to the United States, whereupon he escapes into a theatre where Shirley Temple is performing the song. King Homer listens for a few verses, and then eats her. In the Season 11 episode "Last Tap Dance in Springfield", Lisa enrolls in a tap dancing class headed by the Temple-esque Lil' Vicky Valentine. In a big finale dance number, the class performs to the song "On the Spaceship Lollipop", a parodical version of the song.
  • "Good Ship Lollipop" also appeared in the Family Guy episode Road to Rhode Island when Stewie distracts airport security staff by singing the song. After he retrieves his bag undetected, he bemuses to himself, "Let's hope Osama bin Laden doesn't know show tunes". Following this comment, Osama Bin Laden enters the scene and distracts the airport security by singing the lyrics to the second and recurring verse of the song 'I hope I get it'. This scene was deleted from airings of the episode following the September 11th attacks.
  • In the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled "The Arsenal of Freedom", Cmdr. Riker tells Capt. Paul Rice (whom he suspects of actually being a hostile alien) that his ship is not the U.S.S. Enterprise, but the "Lollipop". He then adds, "It's a good ship."
  • In the That 70's Show episode "My Wife", Fez asks the gang to sing because he didn't want them to hear him use the bathroom. Jackie Burkhart and the others began to sing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" to drown out the sound.
  • In Shrek the Third, Gingy sings "On the Good Ship Lollipop" to himself after seeing his life flash before his eyes.
  • The Season One episode "Good Shit Lollipop" of the television show Weeds is an eponymous reference to the song.
  • In an episode of M*A*S*H, Colonel Flagg visits the camp to visit a sick CID agent, and eventually ends up joining a poker game set up by Hawkeye, Trapper, Colonel Blake, Klinger, and some visiting officers. Frank expresses his dismay at the "corruption" of a good officer, and Hawkeye leans over and says, "Hurry Frank, the Good Ship Lollipop is leaving!"
  • In an episode of Gilmore Girls, Lorelai Gilmore gets herself a Shirley Temple Black and her daughter Rory Gilmore a Shirley Temple. After allowing her Rory to sniff the Shirley Temple Black, Lorelai remarks, "I got your good ship lollipop right here, mister."
  • In Episode Number 115, Season 5 of the Brady Bunch, entitled, “The Snooperstar,” (aired Friday, February 22, 1974), Marcia plants a bogus story in her diary to bait Cindy after she gets fed up with Cindy's nonstop snooping. The bait is a story about Marcia contacting a talent scout after submitting a picture of Cindy and the talent scout wants Cindy to be the next Shirley Temple. 11-year-old Cindy then tap-dances and sings “The Good Ship Lollipop” to a talent scout (played by Natalie Schafer).

Simpsons redirects here. ... Treehouse of Horror III (on-screen title: The Simpsons Halloween Special III) is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... For other uses, see King Kong (disambiguation). ... Last Tap Dance in Springfield is the twentieth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Road to Rhode Island is an episode from the second season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Stewie redirects here. ... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Arsenal of Freedom is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 11, 1988. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (commissioned 2363) is the name of the Galaxy class Federation starship that is the principal setting of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the film Star Trek: Generations. ... That 70s Show logo That 70s Show is a Fox Network television sitcom centered around the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional suburb of Point Place, near Green Bay, during the late 1970s. ... Fez (born August 4, 1960) is a fictional character from the television series That 70s Show, portrayed by Wilmer Valderrama. ... Jacqueline Beulah Burkhart (born August 27, 1960), played by actress Mila Kunis, is a fictional character from the Fox Network television series That 70s Show. ... This article is about the film. ... The following is an episode list for the Showtime dark comedy television series Weeds. ... Weeds may be: Weed, an undesired plant growth (weeds, plural) Slang for Cannabis, the herb used for its psychoactive effects, but also grown into hemp Weeds (television), the 2005 Showtime television series starring Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins. ... An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... CID may refer to: In criminal investigation: Criminal Investigation Department, the branch of all British Police and many other Commonwealth police forces to which plain clothes detectives belong Criminal Investigation Division, a United States federal law enforcement agency In Indian media: C.I.D., a 1956 Indian Hindi film C... Gilmore Girls is a long-running, Emmy Award winning, and Golden Globe nominated American television drama/comedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. ... Lorelai Victoria Gilmore (born 1968) is a fictional character on the television series Gilmore Girls, played by Lauren Graham. ... Information Nickname(s) Rory, Mary (from Tristan DuGrey), Ace (from Logan Huntzberger) Age 22 Date of birth October 8, 1984 Occupation journalist Family Lorelai Gilmore (mother) Christopher Hayden (father) Georgia GiGi Tinsdale (half-sister) Spouse(s) Logan Huntzberger (Ex-boyfriend) Dean Forester (Ex-boyfriend) Jess Mariano (Ex-boyfriend) Relatives Emily... Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress. ...

Other References

The Gateway Clipper Fleet of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania consists of 5 riverboats, one of which is the "Good Ship Lollypop". City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A first class tourist riverboat High speed planing riverboat High speed hydrofoil riverboat Local passenger transport craft Riverboat specialized for cargo truck transport Self propelled gravel barge M.V. Splendid China layout A riverboat is a specialized watercraft (vessel) designed for operating on inland waterways. ...

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Good Ship Lollipop offers cruise through time - PittsburghLIVE.com (576 words)
Good Ship Lollipop is open every day through Labor Day, then on weekends through October, weather permitting.
The vessel used as the Good Ship Lollipop also has changed several times since the first boat's maiden voyage on the three rivers' juncture near Downtown.
The Good Ship Lollipop then heads down the Ohio River to the West End Bridge and Davis Island, then returns to the dock.
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