No, I Said “Put Bert in the Chimney”!

Chim-chim-i-ney, chim-chim-i-ney, chim-chim-cheroo
This poor duck got stuck o’er the chimney flue
The fire department knew just what to do
And they plucked her down in a daring rescue
Then they gave her a bath, and southward she… waddled.


By the way, this is not to be confused with Santa Duck.

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23 thoughts on “No, I Said “Put Bert in the Chimney”!

  1. Julie April 18, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    I think this is the first time I have not gotten a cultural reference.

    I did not “get” the title of this post.

    • AJ April 18, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      At first I thought it was a British reference but as the fire company is here in the US (Golden CO to be exact) that didn’t make sense. Sooo I googled it and now I get it!! Remember Mary Poppins and the chimney sweep played by Dick Van Dyke? Guess what his name was??? BERT!!!

      PS. And maybe the last word instead of waddled should be “Flew”??? Rhymes and plays on the previous flue, ha ha

      • Julie April 18, 2016 / 1:49 pm

        Thanks, AJ!

      • Murray Callahan April 18, 2016 / 1:54 pm

        I was just thinking of Bert yesterday! Something my husband said reminded me of supercaliphra – however the h*** you spell it!

      • inge April 18, 2016 / 2:50 pm

        WOW !

    • Murray Callahan April 18, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      You’re good – I don’t get a lot of them.

  2. Not That Mike The Other Mike April 18, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Sorry if I was too cryptic! Maybe Monday isn’t the best day for brainteasers. Anyway, be sure to click the link in the post to read the full story from the fire department, along with more cute pictures.

    • Gigi_the cat lady April 18, 2016 / 2:36 pm

      I got the reference right away, maybe it’s an age thing, you have to be old enough to have seen the movie countless times on TV and have the words burned into you memory. Then again, like Mary Poppin, I am practically perfect in everyway.

      • Murray April 18, 2016 / 3:45 pm

        Of course! You are a Cat Lady!😉

      • 6rabbits April 18, 2016 / 9:33 pm

        Yeah, I can still sing all the Mary Poppins songs and it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen the movie. The Wonderful World of Disney (mandatory Sunday night viewing in the 70s) showed this movie a lot!

  3. allein April 18, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I’m gonna be singing this all afternoon.

      • allein April 18, 2016 / 2:14 pm

        I’ll watch when I get home.

      • Claire April 18, 2016 / 2:20 pm

        This is so cool! I’m a full on Disney obsessive (I even have a Disney tattoo and am planning another). This is such a wonderful interpretation of Disney magic.

        • fkaWaldenPond April 18, 2016 / 2:25 pm

          Isn’t it? She is like a siren singing you to the rocks, magical indeed.

      • AJ April 18, 2016 / 2:29 pm

        Ooh – she also does my other favorite Disney song, “Everybody Wants to be a Cat.” Love Scatman Cruthers in the original version. Now I got that going in my brain and I’m bopping in my chair at work!

      • inge April 18, 2016 / 2:53 pm

        great, thanks !

      • Ms Can Opener April 18, 2016 / 4:46 pm

        esperanza spalding is such a talent, vocally and on the base. Amazing young jazzer.

        • Murray April 18, 2016 / 6:50 pm


      • 6rabbits April 18, 2016 / 9:35 pm

        Very nice…soothing. Thank you for sharing!😊

  4. Gigi_the cat lady April 18, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I sang the story of the goose to the tune of Chim Chim Cher-ee! and it worked wonderfully until the last line LOL!

  5. Faye April 18, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Duck a la Soote

  6. amyliz April 18, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Ducks sure seem to need a lot of rescuing! Thanks to the kind firefighters for helping this silly goose of a duck!

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