“I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white suits…” Back in 1966, the hit song “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” caused quite a ruckus, drawing protests from a variety of different groups. While I didn’t hit the scene for another 10 years, and wouldn’t discover the song until the early ’90’s as a Dr. Demento staple, I always found it very amusing. And maybe I’m just crazy, but it really is an innocent and funny song, right?
Anyhow, when I first saw the new minifig head above, it struck me pretty quick that it was a good epitome of the song. I went onto Bricklink as soon as possible and got ten. Which head? All of them … they’re all the same; the head is reversible. The sinister-serious expression on the one side, and the all-out let-me-get-out-of-this-mayhem scream on the other side.
To illustrate the head-reversal, let me show you this same vignette from behind. Equally as hilarious. Of course, here you’ll notice one of the tricks in getting all those “clean white suits” — popping out their arms and putting the front pattern on the back.
For more information about the song, check out the Wikipedia article. I did. 🙂