On Le Show this weekend, Harry Shearer was playing little clips of some of Ray Nagin's most famous soundbites, and while he didn't really explain, he suggested these were from a "Mayor In Your Pocket." Could this, I wondered, be an evolution of the famous "Cajun In Your Pocket?"
The answer comes from Slimbolala: Yes.
A "Cajun In Your Pocket" is a little plastic thingy that plays audio clips of a guy with an over-the-top Cajun accent saying stuff like "You Gotta Suck Da Head On Dem Der Crawfish" or "OO, I Love You Like a Pig Loves Corn," etc., depending on which button you push. (There was a lawsuit a few years ago when the maker of this object accused Mystikal of breaking copyright laws by using some of these phrases in "Shake Ya Ass;" Mystikal prevailed.) "Da Mayor In Your Pocket" is a little plastic thingy of Nagin saying "You gotta be kidding me" or "This is a national disaster," and a few other utterances from the most grim and bleak moments of the Katrina episode.
"Is a toy supposed to give you the chills?" Slimbolala asks. "I don't know, but this one does."
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