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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!

Lyrics[edit]

Cast:
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!
Charo:
My name is Charo, I shake my maracas.
Mr. T:
Remember me, fool, I was B.A. Baracus.†
Cast:
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]
Cast:
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.

Appearances[edit]