Tonight, on Eye On Springfield, we meet a man who’s been hiccuping for 45 years. — Kent Brockman
[hic] Kill me. — Hiccuping guy, “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie”
And henceforth he was the hiccup guy. For 68 years straight, Osborne hiccuped between 20 and 40 times per minute, an ailment supposedly caused by a malfunction of the part of the brain that normally inhibits such behavior. Apparently, the hiccups abruptly stopped a year before his death, which must have been unsettling at that point.
But the previous factoids have all been a mean ruse to cover my true motives for today’s entry. Presenting … Mr. Hiccup (!), a bizarre Italian cartoon I discovered in my research. I know I casually drop a lot of YouTube videos on this site, but you would be advised to round out the remainder of your trip watching this one:
Whatever team of geniuses came up with Mr. Hiccup gives the various Simpsons writers rooms a run for their money, di certo.