Branson Song

Ode to Branson is an Emmy-nominated song from the episode "The Old Man and the Key". It takes place in a revue paying tribute to stars of yesteryear we haven't heard from in a long time. The music was written by Alf Clausen and the lyrics by Jon Vitti. It is the seventh track on the album The Simpsons: Testify. It 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 its rival Family Guy.

On January 27, 2011, Charlie Callas passed away.


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!
My name is Charo, I shake my maracas.
Mr. T:
Remember me, fool, I was B.A. Baracus.ª
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)
So sit back, relax,
And watch our revue.
Yakov Smirnoff:
In Soviet Union,
Revue watches you!

ªOn the album, the lyric is just "Remember, fool, I was B.A. Baracus."

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