January 13, 2005

The wind power song

On The Simpsons yesterday, a scam artist suckered Springfield into building a monorail (season 4, episode 71). A timely repeat, substituting a certain current craze . . .

Lyle Lanley: Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
Like genuine,
Bona fide,
Wind power!
What'd I say?
Ned Flanders: Wind power!

Lyle Lanley: What's it called?

Patty & Selma: Wind power!

Lyle Lanley: That's right! Wind power!

[crowd chants 'wind power' softly and rhythmically]

Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud...

Lyle Lanley: They spin as softly as a cloud.

Apu: Is there a chance the blades could bend?

Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.

Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs?

Lyle Lanley: You'll be given cushy jobs.

Abe: Were you sent here by the devil?

Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I'm on the level.

Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can.
Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man.

I swear it's Springfield's only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!
All: Wind power!

Lyle Lanley: What's it called?

All: Wind power!

Lyle Lanley: Once again...

All: Wind power!

Marge: But Main Street's still all cracked and broken...

Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!
All: Wind power!
Wind power!
Wind power!
[big finish]

Wind power !!!!

Homer: Wind... D'oh!