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H.M.S. Pinafore is a comic operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. In one of the most memorable scenes in "Cape Feare", Bart asks Sideshow Bob as a "last request" in an effort for performing the entire operetta to stall the evil genius before the Simpsons get back to Springfield on a boat. It is the thirtieth track on the album Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons.


Sideshow Bob:
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Well, Bart, any last requests?
Well, there is one, but...Nah.
Sideshow Bob:
No, go on.
Well, you have such a beautiful voice.
Sideshow Bob:
Guilty as charged.
Uh-huh. I was wondering if you sing the entire score of the H.M.S. Pinafore.
Sideshow Bob:
Very well, Bart. I shall send you to Heaven before I send you to Hell!
We Sail the Ocean Blue


And a two and a three and
We Sail the Ocean Blue,
And our saucy ship's a beauty.
We're sober men and true,
And attentive to our duty.
I'm Called Little Buttercup
I'm called Little Buttercup, poor Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why.
I am the Captain of the Pinafore
What, never?
No, never!
What, never?
Sideshow Bob and Bart:
Hardly ever!
He's hardly ever sick at sea!
He is an Englishman
Sideshow Bob:
For he himself has said it,
And it's clearly to his credit,
That he is an Englishman!
He remains an Englishman!


  • In Stark Raving Dad, Smithers mentions having been in a production of the opera in 1974.