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Song Information
Singers: Dan Castellaneta
Yeardley Smith
Nancy Cartwright
Characters: Willie MacDougal
Homer Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Bart Simpson
Writer(s): Alf Clausen (music)
Michael Price (lyrics)
Album: The Simpsons: Testify
Appearance(s): "My Fair Laddy"

"Adequate" is a song sung mainly by Groundskeeper Willie when Lisa was trying to turn him into a gentleman from a slob and trying to teach him manners.


Willie, I hope I'm not being too personal, but you seem resigned to a life of abject squalor.
Groundskeeper Willie:
Ma fam'ly's used to it. Me granfather used to get sent down into th' mines to make sure it was safe fer th' canaries.
Don't you ever hope for anything better?
Groundskeeper Willie:
Sumthin' better? For Willie?
All I want
Is a place sumwhere.
Groundskeeper Willie:
That's it.
Maybe you could aim a little higher.
Groundskeeper Willie:
Well, let's see.
Oh, to have me shack rebilt,
Git my rotten teeth all drilt,
Sumthing on underneath me kilt.
Oh, wouldn't it be adequate?
Matching shoes for both me feet,
Dining on untainted meat,
A toilet wot still has its seat.
Oh, wouldn't it be adequate?
Lisa and Bart:
Adequate, adequate.
Groundskeeper Willie:
Oh, wouldn't it be adequate?
Hmm, yer right, Lisa. I do want ta better me lot. To live like a normal—
Heeeeey, that's great, good night.

Behind the Laughter[edit]

It is a parody of the song "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" from the musical My Fair Lady. The music was written by Alf Clausen and the lyrics by Michael Price. It is part of the thirtieth track on the album, The Simpsons: Testify.