Just For Fun

They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Haaa!


“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. 🙂