Sometimes (often right before I go to work, as I put my shoes on) I will sit at the bottom of the stairs, and I'll say, "do I have any buddies?" Joe & Ben know that's my cue that I'd like them to come sit with me for just a few brief moments before I head out. This has been a little tradition for about a year now.
Then I'll say in a silly voice (envision "Mater") - "You're my buddy!"
I did that today and had an epifany/flashback:
This was probably my subconscious inspiration all along. Note that although I never owned a "My Buddy," songs & jingles do stick with me for a very long time. It was probably lodged in the back of my brain for about 26 years. It's also weird to think that the kids in this commercial are probably about the same age as me.
Ben & Joe watched it and found it pretty entertaining.
(I also thought it would be funny to do a parody of "Kid Sister" with "Kit Fisto.")