Morning Musically-Minded, Medically-Minded, Masticators!
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Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing journey involving music, science, and food to name a few concepts.
And what better way to start your week, than by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?
So let’s get started this week by talking about another Simpsons original song.
In the eighty ninth episode of The Simpsons, Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood (Season 05, Episode 08), Bart and Milhouse come across a $20 bill. They decide to order a Squishee – one made entirely out of syrup. This shocks everyone in the Kwik-e-Mart. Apu is scared as he pours the ultra-sugary drink, as the squishee machine shakes
Apu: “All done! If you survive, please come again.”
Bart and Milhouse go on a crazy sugar rush, losing their senses. They start singing a song as they explore Springfield with their new found money.
Bart: “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh… my head…”
Lisa: “Tsk tsk tsk… the remorse of the sugar junkie.”
Bart: “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh… I don’t remember anything.”
Lisa, as she pulls the sheets off Bart: “Really? Not even… this?”
Bart: “Wah! Oh, no! I must’ve joined the Junior Campers! Ah!”
Lisa: “The few, the proud, the geeky.”
Bart: “Boy, a man on a Squishee bender can sure do some crazy things.”
While initially not looking forward to joining the Junior Campers, Bart sings a different tune when it gets him out of a surprise test. He decides to stick with it when he gets to use a knife. Bart starts enjoying Junior Campers and collects quite a few badges.
Things are going well until it’s time for the father-son rafting trip, and Homer, Bart, Ned, and Rod get lost at sea. But fortunately Homer smells their way to a Krusty Burger located on an oil rig.
But have you ever wondered what song the boys were singing on their Squishee bender?
The lyrics were written by Dan McGrath and the music composed by Alf Clausen. The song is a parody of “New York, New York” from the 1944 Broadway musical “On the Town“.
Here are the lyrics:
Bart & Milhouse:
It’s a helluva town!
The schoolyard’s up
And the shopping mall’s down
The stray dogs go
To the animal pound!
New York, New York…
New York is that away, man!
Bart & Milhouse:
It’s a hell of a town!
Now that we’ve learned more about the song Springfield, Springfield, be sure to come back next week when we continue our Monday morning musings with the next episode of The Simpsons.
Did you remember the episode? What’s your favourite Bart-centric episode of The Simpsons? What about your favourite episode where they sing an original song? What’s your favourite The Simpsons original song? Did you remember the boys singing the song? What’s the most pure sugary drink or food you’ve eaten? Ever have any side effects from eating too much sugar? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you.