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'Roto-Rooter' Jingle Tune Turns 50

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'Roto-Rooter' Jingle Tune Turns 50

'Roto-Rooter' Jingle Tune Turns 50

'Roto-Rooter' Jingle Tune Turns 50

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Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers sang the original Roto-Rooter Jingle. Roto-Rooter Inc. hide caption

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Fifty years ago this year, The Buccaneers sang the original "Roto-Rooter" jingle. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jerry Richards about his history with the singing group. Richard tells us he arranged the tune, which is one of the most memorable radio jungles known to man. It is for a service that unclogs sewer lines.