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Hello! Ma Baby

From the episode: Like a Boss
Singers: Cleveland Brown, Jr.
Voices: Kevin Michael Richardson

"Hello! Ma Baby" is a Tin Pan Alley song written in 1899 by the team of Joseph E. Howard and Ida Emerson ("Howard and Emerson"). Its subject is a man who has a girlfriend he knows only through the telephone. Its chorus is far better known than its verse, as the introductory song in the famous Warner Bros. cartoon One Froggy Evening (1955), sung by the character later dubbed Michigan J. Frog and high-stepping in the style of Bert Williams:

Rallo makes Cleveland Jr. sing the song when he pretends that his classroom turtle can talk in "Like a Boss", complete with top hat and dancing in the style of Michigan J. Frog.


...If you refuse me

Honey, you'll lose me

Then you'll be left alone

Oh, baby, telephone

And tell me I'm your own!

(At Rallo's insistence, Cleveland Jr. then begins to sing the song backwards)