Bailey wrote:no, the original song goes 'oops Mr Moto, I'm a coffee pot', which sort of fitted with the anthropomorphized machines but since Isaac Asimov, a humble Russian emigre, reknown Scientist, and Sci-fi writer wrote:
I, Robot (1950)
among many other things, I just tossed his name in the song then ended with the java reference, I guess I need to make these things so much simpler. But then Slugger caught on, just greased his feet and slid off.
mark will-speak-more-slowly-next-time Bailey
Ah, my good friend, you speak of one of my favorite songs: Java Jive
, sung by many, including the Ink Spots and Manhattan Transfer, to name two good versions.Mr. Moto
, of course, was played by the great Peter Lorre. How he got into the song I have no idea.
There is a two-minute short from 1943 listed on IMDB:
It was written by Oakland and Drake in 1940. Here's a link to the lyrics and guitar chords
Note from Wikipedia on Asimov:
Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (all except the 100s, Philosophy).