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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!


Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax is the Forward’s innovation editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @TalyaZax .

Get High-nukkah Started With This Pot Latke Song

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