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"Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel", also known as "The Dreidel Song" and "I Have a Little Dreidel", is a Jewish song that has appeared a few times in the series, beginning with the Season One episode, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo". It was heard prior to that in the short, Jesus vs. Santa.

Background

The song first appears in Jesus vs. Santa. In the short, the boys sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" before Stan Marsh interrupts the song, asking Kyle Broflovski if he's Jewish.

After the boys come to the conclusion that Christmas is all about presents, Kyle announces that if you're Jewish, you get presents for eight days. Stan and Eric Cartman then decide that they want to be Jewish too. The boys leave, singing the song. This scene is briefly recalled in "A Very Crappy Christmas".

In "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo", while Kyle is committed to the asylum and everyone is about to begin their "non-offensive non-denominational holiday play," Sheila Broflovski wishes that Kyle was there to see it. The scene then cuts to Kyle in the asylum, singing the song in a somewhat crazed fashion.

Later, in "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics", Kyle begins singing the song as "I Have A Little Dreidel" to Ike Broflovski while instructing him on how to play with the dreidel. Cartman then enters with his own anti-Semitic verse. Stan later joins in with a verse of his own. Kyle's parents also eventually join in, and they all end up singing their own verses in concert. In this version, Kyle is the only one singing the original words.

Lyrics

Original Version:
Stan:
"Wait a minute!"
Kyle:
"What?"
Stan:
"Aren't you Jewish, Kyle?"
Kyle:
"Yeah, I think so."
Stan:
"Dude, Jewish people don't celebrate Christmas. You're supposed to sing Hannukah songs."
[long pause]
Kyle:
(singing) "Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay. Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel--"
Stan:
"That's a stupid song."

Second Version:
Kyle:
"I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay. / When it's dry and ready, with dreidel I shall play."
Ike:
"H I J K L O P, up the sun ... like ... all the rain ... came down the rain and washed the spider out"
Cartman:
"Jews... Play stupid games... Jews... That's why they're lame."
Stan:
"I'll try to make it spin, it fell, I'll try again."
Sheila:
"When you learn to make the dreidel spin, you'll know our people always win.
Gerald:
"Courteney Cox, I love you, you're so hot, on that show."


Songs from Season One
Ave Satani | Bar-bura, Bar-bura | Canon in D | Christmas Lovin' | Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel | Gonna Fly | Happy, Happy, Happy | Hot Lava | I Love to Singa | I Remember When We Fell in Love | I'm Gonna Be On Television | I'm Gonna Make Love to You Woman | If My Friends Could See Me Now | It's Okay to Be Gay | It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Kumbaya | Kyle's Mom's a Bitch | Love Gravy | Loving the Football | Loving You | Make Love, Even When I'm Dead | Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo | No Substitute | Now You're a Man | Oh Kathie Lee | Pig and Elephant DNA Just Won't Splice | Rabartu Smitu, Rabartu Smitu | Santa Claus is On His Way | School Days | Shadow Dancing | The Lonely Jew on Christmas | There You Are! | Waitin' On a Women | We Wish You a Merry Christmas | We're All Special

See Also: List of Minor Characters from Season One | Season One