See how much Bob likes that Tuna Macaroni Loaf? He has turned into a large, slightly glum disembodied head, that’s how much.
But the can of Star-Kist is convinced, even if the rest of us aren’t. It is so excited that it has learned how to talk. And also to hear! It thinks Bob’s head has told it it is the Best Tuna. But Bob remains silent, lost in thought.
And you know what he’s thinking? He’s thinking: how on earth am I supposed to star in “Fancy Pants” when I’m just a giant head?
Here is something the Star-Kist can could sing, to help jolly Bob’s Head out of its existential gloom – set to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”:
Bob Hope’s Head’s a giant Un-
Stuck some tuna in a mold
And added macaroni;
Bob Hope Head, just keep it up
Say that loaf is dandy
Lest the tuna can derail
Your modus operandi.
[From Life, October 16, 1950, big version here.]