Advertising Jingle: Put a Little Hop In Your Day
This very short, jaunty jingle was produced by Jack Grimsley. This is one take of four that we have in the collection.
It's not clear what the association was between Skippy and this tune. It may have been an advertisement for the television program, perhaps meant to be played on radio with a voice-over.
The slick and bouncy beat is quite different to Eric Jupp's familiar folky, sing-a-long theme and may have been pitching the program to a broader audience.
Grimsley was a composer who worked as the musical director at Network Ten from 1966 to 1988. He was responsible for a number of television theme tunes, most notably for game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Sale of the Century and Blankety Blanks.