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What's The Matter With Big Jake
Jay Jay, Tracy and Herky "What's the matter with Big Jake" CTB.jpg

Episode "Catch the Buzz"
Genre Patter song, Folk
Sung by Jay Jay
Lyrics by Stephen Michael Schwartz
Arranged and Produced by Craig Dobbin
Brian Mann
Length 1:06

"What's The Matter With Big Jake"' is a song from "Catch the Buzz". It's performed by Jay Jay, Tracy and Herky as they ponder over what is wrong with Big Jake and why he decided to cancel his trip with Jay Jay, saddening him.

This song serves as the twelfth track on the "Sing Along Songs" cassette, under the title "What's the Matter with Big Jake?".


Jay Jay: What's the matter with Big Jake?
Tracy: What's the matter with Big Jake?
Herky: There's a buzz in his head...
Jay Jay: Was it something I said?
All: What's the matter with...
Big Jake?

Jay Jay: I'm searchin', but an answer can be found,
If we do a little snooping around.
Herky: Maybe he got stuck in a snowstorm...
Tracy: On the first day of Spring?
No, it's too warm!

All: What's the matter with Big Jake?
Tell me, what's the matter with Big Jake?
Is he falling apart?
Jay Jay: Maybe I broke his heart.
All: What's the matter with...
Big Jake?

Jay Jay: Maybe he was flying much too high,
And he caught a nasty cold in the sky, poor guy!
Tracy: Maybe his bolts need tightening...
Herky: Maybe he was scared by lightning!
All: Frightening!

What's the matter with Big Jake?
Tell me, what's the matter with Big Jake?
He's not acting the same...
Jay Jay: Maybe I am to blame.
All: What's the matter with...
Big Jake?


  • Herky predicts Big Jake got stuck in a snowstorm, which has happened in "Snuffy's Thanksgiving".
  • This song premiered April 5, 2020 on Yippee as "What's the Matter with Big Jake?" with a question mark.


  • At the end of the first chorus, Jay Jay's lips don't move when he says "What's the matter".


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