Garfield and Friends’ ‘Italian’ BGM

Besides Anamaniacs, Garfield and Friends has always been my favorite TV cartoon show in the early 90s.

They both used classics for BGM like ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ and ‘Humoresque’ because it’s cheap to license and highly recognizable for parody purposes. For decades I’ve been wondering what is the name of the background music used when something ‘Italian’ is involved … one day I heard my boss (a Brazillian with an Italian descent) humming that and I asked him what it was. Turns out it’s called Tarantella Napoletana.

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