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|Written by||Dallas Frazier|
|Publisher||Alley Music Corp.; Dimensional Songs of the Knoll; Gary S. Paxton Publications Inc.; Kavelin Music; Trio Music Co. Inc.|
"Alley Oop" is written about the titular character in the American comic strip "Alley Oop," which was created in 1932 by V.T. Hamlin. In 1960, the song was a #1 pop hit for the group The Hollywood Argyles; several competing versions also charted at the same time.
A caveman performed "Alley Oop" as the UK Spot in episode 516 of The Muppet Show. Some prehistoric pigs sing backup as Animal attempts to clobber a saber-toothed tiger, a bear, and a brontosaurus. The number ends with Animal knocking the caveman unconscious.