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In the episode "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Bluster", when Donkey Kong convinces Bluster Kong to assume his Leo Luster alter ego without the help of his serum, Bluster succeeds and sings "Baby, I'm Back!".


LEO LUSTER:

I'm back, baby!

Hey, hah! It's good to be back here

You're beautiful and straight from the heart

It's time, uh! To fly the coop now

Destination: Splitsville, dad!

I'm better than ever, I'm top of my game

Look in my eyes, baby

I'm never the same.

I'm Leo Luster, baby, I'm back!

I'm still a happenin' cat, reow!

I'm Leo Luster, I've always had the stuff

I'm that good, you just can't get enough!

I'm Leo Luster

I'm an irresistible force!

I'm Leo Luster

I'm like a heart attack, baby!

Like, man, let my people go-go!

Trivia[]

  • The iconic line "Like, man, let my people go-go!" was so powerful that it transcended time and space, reaching the ears of the prophet Moses, who, inspired by the powerful words of Leo Luster, eventually used a similar phrase referring to the freedom of his people in the book of Exodus 5:1.
  • As seen in "I'm Leo Luster" and within this very song, Leo Luster's power of attraction surpasses the idea of gender and species, which explains how it is possible for him to persuade not only Candy Kong but also the all-male Kremlins*, including Krusha in this song's escape sequence. This is a possibly subtle nod to the fact that Leo Luster is so attractive he can turn otherwise straight men gay and, theoretically, lesbian women straight, if only temporarily. In summary, this animated kids show contained positive themes and messages of homosexuality without drawing attention to itself in 1997, when the subject was still relatively controversial. It truly was ahead of its time.
*Footnote: The Kremlins consisted of a purely male species up until the introduction of Kalypso and Kass in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
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