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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Mr. T – Treat Your Mother Right

Always ask you Mom! (TV commercial)

Shir Biton, Israeli Idol 3 winner — “Eema” (Mama)

My Yiddishe Mama (TV commercial)

Jay Chou — Listen to Mother (Ting Ma Ma De Hua)

ABBA – Mama Mia on Wonderama 1976


  1. V-Grrrl

    A Yiddish condom-delivering mother in BELGIUM! Oui, oui, oui!

    I celebrated Mother’s Day with a car accident. Now I can rest easy, I was NOT the first one to get a scratch on the new Volvo.

  2. Not Fainthearted

    Nice choices, Neilochka. and thanks!

  3. Bre

    They made my mom laugh, so thanks for that! 🙂

  4. MichelleV

    Wooo!…. I hope they made Sophia laugh as well!…

  5. Shelli

    I am thinking of Sophia. I just wanted to stop and let you know that.

  6. Neil

    Thanks, Shelli. We’ll know more tomorrow.

  7. Marilyn

    That’s quite a collection for Mother’s Day. Thank you. Daughter really enjoyed the first one with the little boy, but I don’t think she got the punch line and I didn’t ecplain. Sending you more good thoughts.

  8. Roberta

    I can’t take my eyes off the snapping fingers of the brunette in ABBA.

  9. ekramer


  10. Otir

    No wonder the French speaking community seems so sexy. Look at their ads (I knew the yiddishe mama one, but I did not know the Always ask mom one.) How can we straighten our reputations after that !

    My 9 yo son gave me flowers and a beautiful poem I published it to the face of the world (and left it in English, don’t worry). I still have some years before he will find scary videos to honor me.

    God Bless your mom, Neiloshka, you’re a mensh.

  11. Dana

    Mr. T in hot pants and mis-matched knee socks. O. M. G. He definitely set the gold standard for bling. And such tender sentiments!

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. Kramer. And Sophia, I hope Neil brought you breakfast in bed.

  12. Princess Extraordinaire

    Ha! I loved going through those 🙂

  13. Churlita

    Nice mother’s day videos.

  14. Darling Nikki

    Loved the ABBA 🙂

    And I hope you receive good news today!!

  15. Neil

    And Mom, thanks for NOT revealing that I forgot to mail you a mother’s day card! I don’t want to ruin my reputation.

  16. Neil

    By the way, had anyone heard of Jay Chou before? He’s huge in Asia! Nice song…

  17. Neil

    Sophia: “Nice mother’s day post. But why is the Abba song there? Mama Mia is not about mothers.”

    Neil:  “It’s not?  “Listen to the lyrics —

    Mamma mia, here I go again
    My my, how can I resist you?
    Mamma mia, does it show again?
    My my, just how much I’ve missed you
    Yes, I’ve been brokenhearted
    Blue since the day we parted
    Why, why did I ever let you go?
    Mamma mia, now I really know,
    My my, I could never let you go.

    It’s about a guy missing his mother.”

    Sophia:  “Jesus. Have you found a therapist yet?”

  18. V-Grrrl

    Who needs a therapist when you have a Jewish mother? Sheesh.

    Therapists are for all the repressed Catholics to unload their baggage on.

  19. Leah

    Great videos for Mom’s day! And I can’t believe I’m your blog crush today! I’m blushing you sly fox, you!

  20. Two Roads

    Neil, I can just imagine you singing the ABBA song and rationalizing how it is a Mother’s Day song! Too cute.

  21. Jack

    Mr. T,

    Wonder where that came from. That is it, I am going to unleash the full wrath of the Mr.T Blogger’s group upon you.

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