Zzitt... zzzapp... it's ALIVE! Thank you, Gene Wilder ז'ל.
That was indeed the reference... way before he passed away.
עם ישראל חי!! ⛤
can חי also be used as a noun meaning "it's life"? or is that only with the word "חיים"
No. "life" is Hayim
Colin Clive 1931:'It's alive'!