“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream”
Where did this iconic and much-repeated phrase come from? If you’ve always wondered, look no further. We’ve got the scoop right here (pun intended).
Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert King wrote a song back in the 1920’s that had initial success as a novelty song. The tune later became a popular jazz standard but a certain catchy phrase from the lyrics are what pop culture really clung to. The Ice Cream song speaks about a fictional college located deep in the “the land of ice and snow.” As most of you know, every college needs a good cheer (We’re looking at you Aggies). This fictional school’s college cheer was unsurprisingly “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream.”
The chorus goes a little something like this:
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Tuesdays, Mondays, we all scream for sundaes,
If you got chocolate, we’ll take vanoola!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Rah! Rah! Rah!”
Well now you know. And if you are ever asked about this at Trivia Night you will be prepared with the answer.
If you are officially having a craving for some ice cream after all of that truly educational information, we have some recipes we think you might like. To try them out for yourself hop on over to our ice cream social post.