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U Really Got A Hold On Me

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Soul H, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    Does anybody know the lyrics and what happens in the video of Smokey Robinsons song "U Really Got A Hold On Me"? I vaguely remember it and I can guarantee, it scared the bojangles outta me back then.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Don't have the lyrics, but maybe JFS can help on that front. As for what happened in the video... Smoky Robinson was singing the song to a female letter U Muppet. The funny thing of the song is to see the various ways the female U was pouring herself onto Smoky and not letting him get away. There's a part where the female U squeezes Smoky's head between her uprights, another part where she's on the ground tugging at his ankles, another where she bends the upright waving good-bye, and then the end part where she sort of scoops him up into the bottom curve of her U-shape.
    Hope this helps and have a good weekend.
    Cory Stoczynski likes this.
  3. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    I don't have the lyrics to it,sorry.I tried looking online thru Google,couldn't find it.:o
  4. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member


    Here you go.


    I don't like you
    But I love you
    Seems that I'm always thinking of you
    Oh, oh, oh
    You treat me badly
    I love you madly
    You've really got a hold on me
    You really got a hold on me, baby

    I don't want you,
    but I need you
    Don't want to kiss you
    but I need to
    Oh, oh, oh
    you do me wrong now
    my love is strong now
    You really got a hold on me
    You really got a hold on me, baby

    I love you and all I want you to do
    is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
    Tighter. Tighter.

    I want to leave you
    don't want to stay here
    Don't want to spend
    another day here
    Oh, oh, oh, I want to split now
    I just can't quit now
    You really got a hold on me
    You really got a hold on me, baby

    I love you and all I want you to do
    is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me

    You really got a hold on me
    You really got a hold on me

    There you go. Have fun w/ it
  5. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    I remember hearing one time that Smokey said a little kid recognized him from Sesame Street and ran up to him and asked, "Where's your U?" :)
  6. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    LOL. By the way, the lyrics JFS sent aren't exactly the ones used on SS. They changed the lyrics a bit to center around "U".
  7. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    Did the video by chance scare anyone?
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No, not particularly.
    Though now that I'm older, would've maybe liked it better if it had been a male U Muppet squeezing and grabbing onto a female singer.
    But it's an OK song/sketch.
  9. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    It's already happened in the mid 90's when Melissa Etheridge sings "Like the Way U Do" the same thing more-or-less happens.

  10. denimalex

    denimalex New Member

    I don't think that it was scary - although I was into my teens the first time that I saw it. I knew that it was one of the typical SS parodies or plays on words, and thought it was kind of funny.
    Really, what's scary about a letter U that wants to chill with Smokey?
  11. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    Well think about it. The music was haunting, the way the U grabbed him was haunting. I mean even the origional song is haunting. If it were done by the Beatles or Little Ceaser and the Consuls then that's another story.

  12. Soul H

    Soul H New Member

    This may be off topic but I was just wondering. Didn't Smokey do another song once on Sesame Street with Telly?
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Does anyone have this in mp3 form? I would love to have this version.
  14. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic New Member

    Smokey Robinson-I Don’t Like U
    But I Love U (Suddenly Some Giant Floatin Red Colored Foam Letter U Appears On Smokey’s Right Side)
    Seems Like I'm Always Thinkin Of U
    No, No, No

    U Do Me Wrong Now
    Your Grip Is...(U Puts ‘Er Right Bend On Smokey’s Left Shoulder) Strong Now
    U...(Smokey Pushes U Off)...Really Got A Hold On Me (U Goes Right To Smokey’s Right Side)
    U Really Got A...(U Puts ‘Er Left Bend On Smokey’s Right Shoulder)... Hold On Me (Smokey Pushes U Off)

    U Stands For Uptight (U Grabs Smokey)

    That’s How I’m Feelin
    Bein Grabbed...(Smokey Pushes U Off)...By A Letter Is...(U Grabs Smokey Again)...Unappealin
    Oh, Oh, I Want To Flee Now (U Is Just Pourin Herself Literally All Over Smokey & Not Lettin Go)
    I Can’t Get Free Now (Smokey Is Desperately Tryin To Get U Off Him)
    U Really Got A Hold On Me
    U Really Got A Hold On Me (U Grabs Smokey’s Left Leg)

    I Wanna Go But U Won’t Let Me Go (Smokey’s Tryin To Get Away But U’s Grip Is Too Strong)
    U Just Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me
    Tighter. (U Has Her Bends Right On Smokey’s Head) Tighter.

    Understand...(U Lets Go A’ Smokey)...Begins W/ U

    So Lend Me A Hand & Say “Tootle Oo”
    Oh, Oh, Oh...(Smokey Tip-Toes Away)...I Want To Split Now
    I Can't...(U Sneaks Up Behind Smokey & She Grabs Him Again)...Quit Now
    U Really Got A Hold On Me
    U Really Got A Hold On Me (U Scoops Smokey Up Into The Bottom Curve Of Her Cool Shape & She Just Starts Rockin Him Back & Forth. Smokey’s Kickin His Legs Up & Down Madly)

    I Wanna Go But U Won’t Let Me Go
    U Just Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me

    U Really Got A Hold On Me
    U Really Got A Hold On Me

    U Really Got A Hold On Me
    U Really Got A Hold On Me

    U Really Got A Hold On Me
    U Really Got A Hold On Me


    The things in parentheses are the times when U grabbed Smokey/when Smokey pushed U off him) Enjoy!
    Cory Stoczynski likes this.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought the U was just a plain letter U, not any gender-specific U.


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