Spencer’s Thanksgiving Music Video

Originally published 9:41 a.m., November 20, 2006
Updated 5:01 p.m., December 18, 2006

S.B.’s Spencer the Gardener Drops Holiday Hit

We all know the zillions of Christmas songs that play incessantly throughout the holiday season, but have you ever asked yourself why there’s not any Thanksgiving songs? Apparently, Spencer Barnitz, the frontman of Santa Barbara’s Spencer the Gardener, asked himself that a few weeks ago, and decided to fix the problem and pen a tune called “The Gobble Song,” or “The Gobbler,” depending on who you talk to. He took the song up to Cold Spring Tavern a couple weeks back, busted it out, and people started doing the turkey dance. When filmmaker, and occasional Indy contributor Russ Spencer (uh, no relation) saw the fiasco, he knew that it had to become a music video. Fast forward to the Tuesday Farmers Market last week, and voila! A full-length music video of Spencer the Gardener doing “The Gobble Song,” complete with friendly State Street faces engaging in the turkey dance. So here it is, “The Gobble Song” music video, courtesy of Bison FIlms and

Whaddya think about that? Let us know on our comment form below. Do you think that this might become a song we bust out every Thanksgiving? We think that it’s got a good shot at being the next “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” so pass it far and wide and see what the rest of America thinks.

For more info on Russ Spencer’s Bison Films, see For more on Spencer the Gardener, see And the direct YouTube link is

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