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 a funny take on a classic song.
In the ninety first episode of The Simpsons, $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (Season 05, Episode 10), Mr. Burns opens a casino.
When Bart hits a jackpot at the slots in the casino, he is caught for being underage and is kicked out of the casino. Bart tells the casino employee that he doesn’t need that casino, he’ll open his own. While the casino employee scoffs, Bart get’s the last laugh when he opens his treehouse casino.
While initially having performers like Milhouse the Magician, Bart decides to try and get Robert Goulet, who was coming in for Mr. Burns casino, to be his casino performer.
Robert Goulet: “Are you sure you are from the casino?”
Bart: “I am from a casino.”
Robert Goulet: “Good enough. Let’s go.”
At the treehouse casino, Robert Goulet performs and serenades the kids.
But have you ever wondered what Robert Goulet was singing?
Robert Gérard Goulet was an American of French-Canadian descent, who was also a Grammy Award winning singer and a Tony Award winning actor.
Robert Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007)
At the treehouse casino, he sings:
Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg.
Robin laid an egg.
The Batmobile lost a wheel and Joker got away. Hey!
He then proceeds to swing his mic and hit Milhouse in the head.
Robert Goulet: “Oh, I’m sorry, kid.”
The parody version of Jingle Bells that Robert Goulet performs for Bart’s casino is the one performed by The Joker in the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Christmas with the Joker” (Season 01, Episode 02) that aired on November 13, 1992.
Now that we’ve learned more about the song Robert Goulet sang, 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 Marge-centric episode of The Simpsons? What about your favourite episode where Springfield tries something new? Who’s your favourite The Simpsons musical guest star? Did you remember Robert Goulet at the Treehouse casino? Have you been to a casino? What’s your favourite casino game? Have you seen any celebrities perform at casinos? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you.