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Get High-nukkah Started With This Pot Latke Song

Should we just call it High-nukkah?

MC Flow has broken into this year’s witty Hanukkah songs field with her new video “Pot in the Latkes.” She’s a white woman who happens to rap, and given that her song is a paean to the ability of bubbe’s potato pancakes to get the party started, she’s clearly embracing the uncool-is-cool factor that powers our previous picks:“Watch Me (Spin/Drey Drey),” “Latke Recipe,” and Adam Sandler’s updated “The Hanukkah Song.”

“Pot in the Latkes” starts with the misery of being a Jew at Christmas and ends with a warm interfaith appeal to treat the holidays as a special time: “remember, be present, don’t just give presents.” In between it contains lyrical gems like “I guess you could call them Pot-kes?” “I was so damn high I felt practically biblical” and, at one point, a background singer yodeling about marijuanukkah. (Sandler, is that one in “The Hanukkah Song” yet?)

I’m from Colorado, land of legalized pot and all festivity it entails, so I just have to say – Mom and Dad, don’t have too much fun this Hanukkah. For the rest of you, grab your bong menorah and start celebrating!


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