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Old 10 May 2007, 05:47 AM
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Comment: I remember hearing this within months of Johnny Cash's death:
Preperation H requested the rights to the song "Ring of Fire" and was
subsequently denied by the family.
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Old 10 May 2007, 05:48 AM
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you know, I don't care if it's true or not, that's just plain funny.
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Old 10 May 2007, 07:01 AM
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I've heard that too. No idea if it's true; I have a hard time believing anybody could have that bad of taste, but you never know.
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Old 10 May 2007, 08:08 AM
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Not sure if the Prep H thing is true, but I've heard this song referred to as 'The Curry Song' by quite a few people.
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Old 10 May 2007, 09:49 AM
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I'm curious now: What is Preparation H?
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Old 10 May 2007, 09:57 AM
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I'm curious now: What is Preparation H?
Hemorrhoid (painflul varicose veins of the anus) relief cream.
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Old 10 May 2007, 10:27 AM
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The story as I've heard (or rather read) it is that a maker of curry paste asked his estate for permission to use the song in their advertising. His children, alas, had no sense of humour and promptly vetoed it.
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Old 10 May 2007, 12:13 PM
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I've heard that too. No idea if it's true; I have a hard time believing anybody could have that bad of taste, but you never know.
I think it would be pretty funny. As a matter of fact it's so obvious it should've happened years ago.
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Old 10 May 2007, 12:15 PM
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I remember this was a question on Celebrity "The Weakest Link" in the UK. The question was something like "Which Johnny Cash song did his family refuse to allow be used in an ad for a Hemorrhoid treatment?" It was asked to one of the members of Goldie Looking Chain, and he got it right.

If Anne Robinson said it, it must be true
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Old 10 May 2007, 01:05 PM
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Comment: I remember hearing this within months of Johnny Cash's death:
Preperation H requested the rights to the song "Ring of Fire" and was
subsequently denied by the family.
I heard it was Tucks Medicated Pads.
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Old 10 May 2007, 02:11 PM
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The story as I've heard (or rather read) it is that a maker of curry paste asked his estate for permission to use the song in their advertising. His children, alas, had no sense of humour and promptly vetoed it.
The song was written by June Carter Cash about the experience of falling in love with Johnny Cash while they were both married to other people. The fact that their children from those previous relationships, and the son they had together, would not find such a use of the song funny, hardly indicates that they lack a sense of humor.
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Old 10 May 2007, 02:32 PM
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I heard it was Taco Bell.
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Old 10 May 2007, 03:02 PM
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OTOH I seem to recall that song being used in a fast food commercial or something like that.
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Old 10 May 2007, 03:16 PM
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The commercial was for soda I think. It was a bunch of guys eating burritos and while one guy was in the bathroom, one of his friends is dumping a whole bottle of hot sauce in bathroom guy's burrito.
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Old 10 May 2007, 03:17 PM
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I thought maybe Burger King had one as well. I could be way off on that though.
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Old 16 May 2007, 06:59 AM
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I remember reading about how Johnny Cash's family wouldn't let Prep H use that song. Applebee's used it for one of their commercials. I'm not sure about any other fast food commercials.
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Comment: Johnny Cash (and now his heirs) being offered large sums of money by
Preparation H for permission to use the song "Ring of Fire" in television
ads for their product--truth or urban legend?
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Old 04 July 2007, 12:04 AM
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Wait a minute. Isn't the whole point of the song that he fell into a burnin' ring of fire.

Oh man, I don't even want to go there.
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