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Ode to Branson

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"Ode to Branson"
Song Information
Singers: Dan Castellaneta
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Tress MacNeille
Pamela Hayden
Amick Byram
Rick Logan
Characters: Charo
Mr. T
Ray J. Johnson
Charlie Callas
Yakov Smirnoff
Length: 2:01
Writer(s): Music: Alf Clausen
Lyrics: Jon Vitti
Album: The Simpsons: Testify
Appearance(s): "The Old Man and the Key"

"Ode to Branson" is a song sung by the cast of That's Familiar!


Remember the stars
You loved yesterday?
Where did they go?
Did they all pass away?
Was it drugs or a car crash
Or face lift gone wrong?
No, they're right here in Branson,
And singing this song!
My name is Charo, I shake my maracas.
Mr. T:
Remember me, fool, I was B.A. Baracus.†
We're the performers
You thought were dead
Like Bonnie Franklin
And Adrian Zmed.
Branson's the place
They can always be found
They took Nick at Nite
And made it a town.
Ray Jay Johnson:
You can call me "Ray,"
Or you can call me "Jay,"
Just don't call me "washed up,"
I do three shows a day!
Charlie Callas:
Charlie Callas doesn't sleep in the ground
Yes, I'm still alive, and I'm making my sounds.
[Callas makes crazy sound effects]
So sit back, relax,
And watch our revue.
Yakov Smirnoff:
In Soviet Union,
Revue watches you!

†On the album, the lyric is just "Remember, fool, I was B.A. Baracus."

Behind the Laughter[edit]

It is the seventh track on the album The Simpsons: Testify. The song was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics in 2002. It lost to "You've Got a Lot to See" from Family Guy.

On The Simpsons: Testify, Rick Logan did the singing for Mr. T and Yakov Smirnoff whilst Amick Byram did the singing for Ray J. Johnson.