Tales Of Weight Challenged Brass
:: Further Adventure of Tubby The Tuba, Part One ::
:: Further Adventure of Tubby The Tuba, Part Two ::
Once again, yet another case of tuba persecution. Tubas are fat. Tubas are slow. Tubas are relegated to only play "oompah, oompah", and if they can play a melody, they only have enough imagination to play one. But in the end, this particular tuba, named Tubby, learns to accept himself for who he is, and the orchestra in which he plays gets a new appreciation of Tubby's contributions.
Paul Tripp developed Tubby the Tuba as a way of entertaining and educating children through music. Going back to a time before rock & roll, when most parents preferred to expose their kids to orchestral music, Tubby made a great electronic babysitter. Broadway actor Ray Middleton did a wonderful job narrating, and inadvertently inspired Phil Hartman too.
Now if you're good for the rest of the day, I'll let you listen to it again before supper.