Having a Wonderful Time

Having a Wonderful Time

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“Having a Wonderful Time” is a series of YTMNDs and Youtube videos with Tiny Tim’s cover of the song, Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight." They depict people/things that are “having a wonderful time” or “not having a wonderful time.”

The Song

The song, “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight” was created for the film, The Big Pond, in 1930 by Al Sherman and Al Lewis. In 1968, novelty act Tiny Tim (well known for his distinctive high falsetto/vibratto voice and his Ukelele) released a cover version of the song on his God Bless Tiny Tim album.

The section that is most often used starts at 00:34.

The song gained a resurgence of popularity through the pilot episode of Spongebob, Help Wanted. The song appears at 6:33 of the episode, as Spongebob feeds a horde of Anchovies.

Popularity



Usage on YTMND

Currently, the oldest YTMND using the song seems to be I’m so happy by sttipxela728.

However, the YTMND that really kick-started the fad was Gman’s having a wonderful time by ixian, released on December 24, 2005 (Now with more than 350,000 views). Since then, some of the most popular “Wonderful Time” YTMND’s involve G-Man.

Youtube Mirror:

Starting in January 2006, “Having a Wonderful Time” YTMNDs were being uploaded nearly everyday until mid 2007, when it started dying down. “Wonderful Time” YTMNDs are still being produced to this day.

Many of them have received thousands of views (and some, hundreds of thousands), and there are more than 1000 “Having a Wonderful Time” YTMNDs.

YTMND sites related to the fad typically use this mp3.

Notable Examples:

There were also other YTMND’s having titles similar to “Having a wonderful time” YTMND’s involving Gman, but lacking the “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight” song.

Notable Examples:

There is also a well-known YTMND (having over 300,000 views) that may have been inspired by the “Wonderful Time” fad called YTMND Valentines. It’s background music is a Tiny Tim cover of the song, Tiptoe Through the Tulips.

Youtube Derivatives

Eventually, the craze moved to Youtube, where the first video to directly reference “Having a Wonderful Time” was Naruto’s having a wonderful time. Unfortunately, many of the videos had their audio removed by WMG. Nevertheless, these videos are not nearly as popular as their YTMND counterparts.

Examples:

  • Thomas and friends Having a wonderful time (Audio Removed)
  • Zombie is having a wonderful time. (Audio Working)
  • Joker is Having a Wonderful Time (Audio Working)
  • The Hulk is Having a WONDERFUL Time! (Audio Working)

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