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Roofi is a singer and songwriter who creates music that appeals to very young children. However, his songs usually make little or no sense and are considered annoying by older children. Some of his songs are "I Like Ice Cream", "One, Two, Tie Your Shoe", "Helpful Bear on the 28th Floor", "Tickets, Tickets" and the "Nonsense Song".
Marge discovered Roofi's music, played it for Maggie and found that both she and Maggie enjoyed it. Marge then played Roofi's music non-stop for Maggie, much to the annoyance of Bart and Lisa, who couldn't stand Roofi's music. They ended up going to great lengths to avoid it, turn it off, or (at the very least) hear it as little as possible. Marge, however, was equally determined to keep it on—for example, she played it on a radio with the batteries in and backed up by solar power. When Marge took Bart and Lisa to school, she had Roofi's music playing on the car stereo for Maggie. When Marge pulled up in front of Springfield Elementary School, Bart and Lisa jumped out and ran to the building before she had even stopped the car. At the end of the school day, Bart looked out the window and cringed when she saw Marge and Maggie in the car bobbing their heads in time to the music. He begged Mrs. Krabappel to give him detention to put off having to hear the music again.
Marge took Maggie to see Roofi in an outdoor concert and discovered that the concert had been vastly oversold. Unsupervised babies were everywhere, and when it started raining, a Woodstock-like disaster was the result. The rain made all of the babies start crying, and Roofi's opening act tried to settle them down, but was unsuccessful. Roofi came onto the stage anyway, and started playing. Not only did the babies keep crying, but one of them also threw a bottle at Roofi, hitting him in the face. Roofi then abruptly ended the concert, parodying one of his own songs by saying, "Show's over. Five, six, so long hicks."
Despite the bad concert experience, Roofi kept making music and his CDs continued to sell in Springfield. Marge bought a new Roofi CD and played it on the car stereo for Maggie.
In spite of the fact his music appeals to very young children, Roofi shows traits of a stereotypical rock star. He is often rude to fans and does not really like performing. It does not take much to make him walk out in a show or any other related event.
Behind the Laughter
- Roofi is a parody of Raffi, a popular children's entertainer from Canada. The Canadian entertainer does not sing/speak with an accent, while Roofi speaks/sings with a French accent.