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Just Write about It · 19 May 2013


When I cannot get something out of my head, I write about it.


Sometimes, that writing ends up being a blog post. Sometimes, it ends up being a poem or song. And sometimes, it ends up being a script.


That happened about a week ago when our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) put on a week of staff appreciation in the form of treats, spelled f-o-o-d.


The theme of the week of treats was centered around baseball. So the feeding frenzy consisted of many treats you might find at a baseball game. There were hot dogs, popcorn, sunflower seeds, candy, and of course, Cracker Jacks.


Cracker Jacks were what I could not get out of my mind. More specifically, the little diddy that was sung in the old Cracker Jack commercials. “Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize, that’s what you get in Cracker Jacks.” I heard it over and over again in my head. The problem was that I heard it wrong.


For some reason, there was a pie eating contest during lunch one day that week. Somehow they had gotten a teacher from each lunch to participate. I never really knew about it until one of the teachers came into the staff room with pie on her face and hair. She had gotten most of it off, but she was still cleaning herself up as she came into the room. She was all smiles and pie.


With the pie eating contest added to all the baseball-themed food, I could not help but hear the Cracker Jack diddy incorrectly. Over and over and over.


Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a pie, that’s what you get in Cracker Jacks. Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a pie, that’s what you get in Cracker Jacks. Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a pie, that’s what you get in Cracker Jacks.



I could not get the song out of my head. So naturally, I wrote a little comedy sketch about it.


You can enjoy the comedy sketch by clicking on this link, but be warned. You might get the incorrect little diddy stuck in your head too.


Of course, if it does get stuck in your head, you can do what I do and just write about it.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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