"Bear Down Chicago Bears" sounds like "Sit on my Face"

"Bear Down Chicago Bears" sounds like "Sit on my Face"
The real lyrics to the song?

A couple of months ago during the off-season my insomnia got the best of me. When that happens and I've totally given up sleep I often hit YouTube to check out long lost favorites from my MTV childhood and other silly things.

That day, a friend had sent me a photo of a toilet with the seat up, pointed to the right so that the second seat looked like a letter C. Poking fun, the pic had the smirky headline, "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" on it.

I realized that as a transplant here that I never learned the words to that song. So I hit YouTube to view a video (below) of everyday Bears fans, along with local celebrities like George Wendt and Billy Dec.


"Bear Down" the classic sung by the locals.

I knew it sounded like something else. It always did. Then it dawned on my what the tune sounded like: An old favorite skit by Monty Python. The piece from the 1970s has a arrangement and marching band pomp that sounds just like "Bear Down".


Monty Python performing "Sit on my Face" at the Hollywood Bowl.

Could be a total coincidence. Then again, Monty Python's writing whiz Terry Gilliam (second from right in the video) is from Minnesota. Go figure. You be the judge.


Andy Frye writes about sports and life, and obsesses about useless things on Twitter at @MySportsComplex.

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  • This is totally inappropriate, but every time I hear that phrase it reminds me of labor & delivery class at Prentice.

  • Hopefully the doctor was asking you to bear down not sit on his face.

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