"Comet" was a well-known humorous children's song in the United States. It describes the deleterious effects of consuming Comet cleanser—a powdered cleansing product sold in North America. The most prominent and often-occurring effect in the song is that it turns one's teeth green. Among other effects alleged by this song are an unappealing taste and, unsurprisingly, a tendency to vomit.
- Comet - it makes your teeth turn green;
- Comet - it tastes like Listerine;
- Comet - it makes you vomit;
- So take some Comet and vomit today!
In popular culture
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- Transcript of "Stark Raving Dad"