Comet!

Something there is about the Colonel Bogey March that lends itself to parody. The best known is probably:

Comet!
It tastes like gas-o-line!
Comet!
It makes your teeth turn green!
Comet! It makes you vomit!
So get your Comet and vomit today!

The number of variations on this one is mind-boggling.

From Paul Ruben, who heard it on the east coast in the 60s, via Kay Shapero:

Ajax, it makes your teeth turn blue,
Ajax, it tastes like doggy do,
Ajax, it makes you re-lax,
So get some Ajax, and re-lax, today!

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I learned in Massachusetts in the 1980's the following variation:

    Comet, it makes your teeth turn green!
    Comet, you can buy it at Walgreens,
    Comet, it makes you vomit,
    So buy some Comet today!

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  2. Anonymous

    Phoenix, Arizona,around 1969.

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  3. Anonymous

    I should have said that it was this version, in Phoenix, AZ about 1969.

    Comet!
    It makes your teeth turn green!
    Comet!
    It tastes like gas-o-line!
    Comet! It makes you vomit!
    So get your Comet and vomit today!

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  4. Anonymous

    Comet!
    It makes your teeth turn green!
    Comet!
    Tastes like Lis-ter-ine!
    Comet! Makes you vomit!
    So get some Comet and vomit today!
    New Jersey – 1960's

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  5. Jeffrey Young

    I heard this in grade school back in the early sixties.

    comet, it makes you mouth feel clean
    comet, it makes your teeth turn green
    comet, it makes you vomit, so get some
    comet, and vomit tooooo-daaaaaay!

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  6. Cat >^..^

    Southern Calif. early to mid 60's

    Comet will make your mouth turn green
    Comet tastes just like gasoline
    Comet will make you vomit
    So buy some Comet and vomit today

    Cat >^..^<

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  7. Cat >^..^

    Southern Calif. early to mid 60's

    Comet will make your mouth turn green
    Comet tastes just like gasoline
    Comet will make you vomit
    So buy some Comet and vomit today

    Cat >^..^<

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  8. Zach "Nivik" Wilson

    1990s, North Platte, Nebraska:

    Comet, it makes your bathroom clean,
    Comet, it tastes like kerosene,
    Comet, it makes you vomit,
    So get some Comet, and vomit, todayyyyy.

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  9. Foghat2013

    Madison, WI, 1970s

    Comet, it makes your face turn gray,
    Comet, and you will die today,
    Comet, it makes you vomit,
    So buy some Comet, and vomit, todayyyyyy,

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  10. Gaia

    Mid sixties, Maryland

    Comet, the best gasoline
    Comet, makes your teeth turn green

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  11. barengeist

    1970 New York
    Comet!
    It makes your mouth feel clean!
    Comet!
    It tastes like Lis-ter-ene!
    It makes you vomit!
    So buy some Comet and vomit today!
    Comet!

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  12. thumper1969

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  13. thumper1969

    1975-1979, Tampa, Florida area

    Comet, it makes your breath smell clean!
    Comet, it tastes like gasoline!
    Comet, it makes you vomit,
    So get some Comet, and vomit, today!

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  14. Danielle

    Comet, it makes your breath smell clean
    Comet, it tastes like gasoline
    Comet, it makes you vomit
    Comet, TOM uses it
    So he always vomits!

    NJ, mid 2010s

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  15. Chris

    Los Angeles, early 60s

    Comet… It makes your mouth turn green
    Comet… it tastes like gasoline
    Comet… it makes you vomit
    So get some Comet
    And vomit
    Today!

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  16. Bear

    Alice Springs (Central Australia) 1970s – without any knowledge of what comet was

    Comet – it tastes like gasoline
    Comet – it makes your teeth turn green
    Comet – it make you vomit
    So try some comet and vomit today

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  17. Danielle

    (to the Powerpuff Girls ending theme)

    Comet – it makes your teeth turn blue
    Comet – it makes you throw up too
    Comet – What the heck’s in this stuff?
    Is this some kind of cleaner junk?

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