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The Garbage Man
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Song Information
Singers: Full cast, plus guest voices U2
Characters: Full cast, plus guests U2 and Oscar the Grouch
Length: 1:47 (TV version)
2:01 (album version)
Writer(s): Alf Clausen (music)
Ian Maxtone-Graham (lyrics)
Album: Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons
Appearance(s): "Trash of the Titans"

The Garbage Man is a song that appeared in "Trash of the Titans". It is sung by Homer, U2, some garbagemen and various residents of Springfield. The song showcases all of the "crazy promises" that Homer made during his campaign to be elected Garbage Commissioner.

Lyrics[edit]

TV version[edit]

Homer:
John Paul, how are the new uniforms? Do they match the suede boots? Beautiful. Did you get the new trucks? Are they amphibious? Well, there's only one way to find out: We can always buy more.
Lisa:
Wow, Dad, you're really working hard.
Homer:
Yes, I gotta work hard, honey. I made a lot of crazy promises.
Marge:
I'm really proud of you, Homie. But can the garbage man really do all the things you said?
Homer:
Oh, the garbage man can, Marge. The garbage man can.
Who can take your trash out?
Stomp it down for you?
Shake the plastic bag
And do the twisty thingy, too?
The garbage man.
Garbage men:
Oh, the garbage man can.
Homer & garbage men:
The garbage man can
And he does it with a smile
And never judges you.
Marge:
Who can take this diaper?
Garbage man:
I don't mind at all.
Chief Wiggum:
Who can clean me up
Before the big Policeman's ball?
The garbage maaaaaaaaaaan.
Garbage men:
Yes the Garbage Man can
U2:
The sanitation folks
Are jolly friendly blokes,
Curtious and easy going.
They'll mop up when you're overflowing.
Bono:
And tell you when your arse is showing.
Apu:
Who can?
Sideshow Mel:
Who can?
Flanders:
Who can?
Oscar the Grouch:
Who can?
Everyone:
The Garbage Man can
Bart and Lisa:
'Cause he's Homer Simpson, man!
Everyone:
He cleans the world...for...YOU!
Everyone: YAYYYY!

Demo Version[edit]

The demo version featured on Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons is somewhat longer than the aired version as it contains a deleted verse that was to be sung by Milhouse.

Singer #1 (as Homer):
Who can take your trash out?
Stomp it down for you?
Shake the plastic bag
And do the twisty thingy, too?
The garbage man.
Singer #1 and Other Singers:
Oh, the garbage man can.
The garbage man can
And he does it with a smile
And never judges you.
Singer #2 (as Marge):
Who can take this diaper?
Singer #3 (as a Garbage Man):
I don't mind at all.
Singer #4 (as Chief Wiggum):
Who can clean me up
Before the big policeman's ball?
The garbage man.
Other Singers:
Yes, the garbage man can.
The sanitation folks
Are jolly friendly blokes,
Curtious and easy going.
They mop up when you're overflowing.
Singer #5 (as Bono):
And tell you when your arse is showing.
Singer #6 (as Milhouse):
Who can take my daddy
And my mommy, too?
Make 'em get along
Like moms and dads are s'posed to do?
The garbage man!
I hope the garbage man can.
Singer #1 (as Homer):
The garbage man can't.
But he's got a giant stack
Of buried comics for you!
All Singers:
The garbage man can!
Singers #7 (as Lisa) and #8 (as Bart):
'Cause he's Homer Simpson, man!
All Singers:
He cleans the world...for...you!

Behind the Laughter[edit]