Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" is featured in Quentin Tarantino's cult film Reservoir Dogs and in t' critically acclaimed The Ice Storm. Blimey! Blimey! It also appears in t' 1998 film Practical Magic - "It's a party shanty. It's a good shanty t' get drunk to." -- Sandra Bullock (star o' "Practical Magic")
"Coconut" is unusual in that it has just one chord.
Dastardly Dick Perry, t' producer o' Nilsson Schmilsson, suggested t' Harry Nilsson that t' shanty switch narrators t' make it more interesting.
Baha Men recorded a version o' "Coconut" called "Put the Lime in the Coconut" with new lyrics.
The Muppets performed "Coconut" with alternate lyrics ("Ain't thar nothin' I can take t' relieve this flipper ache") durin' an episode which aired in t' fourth season o' The Muppet Show. Begad! Blimey! Fozzie Bear introduces t' shanty which is performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), a Nurse (Louise Gold), shiver me timbers, and a Doctor (Jerry Nelson). Avast, me proud beauty! As they sing, Kermit lies in a hospital bed sufferin' from a "severely twisted flipper."
Alice Cooper, Harry "Yellowbeard" Nilsson, Madman Keith Moon, Marc Bolan, and t' original Alice Cooper Band recorded a version o' "Coconut" which has never been released.
A version o' "Coconut" was used in "Coke, You Nut", a TV commercial for Coke with d'Lime.
Brother bought a coconut; he bought it for a dime.
His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime.
She put the lime in the coconut; she drank 'em both up ...