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by Chris Zammarelli

This is Hugh Downs and welcome to Carnegie Hall for tonight's presentation of American Playhouse, brought to you by "Simpsons Sing Sondheim." Now all your favorite Simpsons characters sing all your favorite songs by your favorite Broadway composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim:

  • Mayor Quimby - "In Praise of Women"

  • Ms. Krabappel - "Could I Leave You?"

  • Waylon Smithers - "Ah, Paris"

  • Rainer Wolfcastle - "My Friends"
    "At lahst my ahm is complete again!"

    And in a special duet with Mr. Burns - "Pretty Women"
    "Prihty voemen!"

  • Moe, Barney, and Homer - "Pretty Lady"

  • Bart - "Everyone Says Don't"

  • Lisa, Milhouse and Mrs. Lovejoy - "Getting Married Today"

  • Kirk Van Houten (Milhouse's dad) - "Sorry-Grateful"
    "Uh - you're always sorry/Uh - you're always grateful..."

  • Homer, Krusty, Sideshow Mel, and Apu - "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid"

  • Marge - "The Ladies Who Lunch"

  • Sideshow Bob - "There's Something About a War"

  • Troy McClure - "I'm Still Here"

  • Ned and Maude Flanders - "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow"
    "You're gonna la-diddley-ove tomorrow!"

"Simpsons Sing Sondheim" is in stores now. Ask for it by name, you'll be glad you did!

Next: South Park: Oh, My God They Sing Sondheim!

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