Warning: Today’s post is so cheesy that you will need to get your cholesterol checked after reading this post. One of the greatest love stories of the 70’s is coming to a sad demise. Captain and Tennille are getting divorced after 39 years together. Captain (Darryl Dragon), looking like a lost member of the Village People, with his 70’s porn ‘stache and his ever-present sailor’s cap, won the lottery when the beautiful Toni Tennille (but what’s up with her hair!) came into his life. Fun fact: Captain played keyboards for the Beach Boys for a moment and asked Toni to join the legendary band. She briefly became the first and only “Beach Girl” before the duo took off for their solo career.
Whether you want to admit it or not, if you grew up in the 70’s or were ever trapped in an elevator for too long, you were humming one of their #1 hits like “Love Will Keep Us Together”, “The Way I Want To Touch You”, and “Do That To Me One More Time”. They even had a forgettable variety show on ABC. The duo have declared their marriage is “irretrievably broken” after almost 4 decades together. Say it ain’t so! Rumors that Darryl’s medical issues have taken a toll on their relationship. Their greatest legacy? I feel confident to say they sang the most romantic song ever about rodents dancing in the moonlight.
Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy’s so skinny
And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin’ and jingin’ the jango
Floatin’ like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love
“DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME”
The first minute of this song is sexy, erotic, and you’re wondering what the Captain did to Tennille that drove her so crazy. But when he busts out the recorder (remember that from elementary school??), the sexiness disappears.