Goats Away!

Ladies and gentlemen,
Take my advice.
Make like this goat
And slide on the ice.


  1. I see he’s mastered the Bambi style of skating.

  2. Nice job being the barnyard Zamboni, but be careful my friend. You might get freezer burn down there. Brrr, snowballs!

  3. or iceitesticles.

  4. Testcicles.


    More fun than a goat on ice !

  6. Love the M.A.S.H. reference. Sidney Freedman was one of my favourite recurring characters.

  7. Yep!

  8. I concur. I’ve read that there was actually talk of making him one of the regulars, but for some reason it never happened.

  9. I always get a little annoyed when I see this wonderful saying credited to MASH; my dad and uncles used to say this long before MASH came along. I ‘m.guessing Larry Gelbart came from a similar neighborhood/background as my dad and uncles, and that ditty really comes from the streets of Brooklyn or the Bronx.

  10. PS: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice!

  11. I agree, that little ditty has been around for a loooong time. Probably every bit as long as, “I see London, I see France, I see Theresa’s underpants.” :)

  12. Well, it goes back at least as far as 1958–I learned it in first grade that year . . . and couldn’t WAIT to teach it to my little brother and sister!

  13. Smartypants says:

    My Mom grew up w/a similar expression – “independent as a hog on ice.” This was growing up in the ’40s-50s in the Boston area – anyone else got that one in their region?

  14. Love thee splayage! Maybe’s he’s taken Maru lessons.

  15. Sidney Friedman!

  16. Looks like me when I try ice skating, except I’m not as graceful!

  17. Daintiness of the trot + chubbehness of the belleh = Splat!

  18. But if I follow the goat and jump,
    for sure I’ll slip and fall flat on my bum.

  19. It’s slip sliding away, slip sliding away
    You know the nearer it’s destination, the more goat’s slip sliding away! :D

  20. Simon & Garfunkel FTW!

  21. Just a kid at heart!

  22. Goat splayage detected.

  23. I think that I shall never see a thing a lovely as a goat going WHEEEEEEEEEE!

    This gif is full of awesome sauce! :-)

    I too first thought of Sidney, but it’s cool that the origins are older than MASH.


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