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I'm not going to lie about this: The Simpsons is my all-time favorite show. I was just kicking back on the couch watching a while back, and on came this hilarious take on Schoolhouse Rock. Cracked me right up! So, I thought I'd watch my tape a few times, and type the lyrics to the "Amendment to be" song in. Then I checked alt.tv.simpsons, and found that it was already done for me.


Simpsons CD via Amazon.com If you would like to listen to the song itself, I highly recommend buying the CD from Amazon.com.  It has about 40 songs from this awesome show.  If you got burned on "Simpsons Sing the Blues," don't worry -- this is an excellent collection.

You can also download a snippet from this page in MP3 format.

Now, all I need is a screen shot . . .

kid: Hey! Who left all this garbage on the steps of Congress?

rolled up amendment: I'm not garbage.


I'm an amendment to be, yes an amendment to be,
and I'm hopin' that they'll ratify me.
There's a lot of flag burners who have got too much freedom.
I wanna make it legal for policemen to beat 'em,
cause there's limits to our liberties.
'Least I hope and pray that there are,
cause those liberal freaks go too far.
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kid: Well why can't we just make a law against flag burning?

Amendment: Because that law would be unconstitutional.
But if we changed the Constitution...

kid: Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws!

Amendment: Now you're catching on!


Bart: What the hell is this?

Lisa: It's one of those campy 70's throwbacks that appeals to Generation-X'ers.

Bart: We need another Vietnam to thin out their ranks a little.


Kid: What if people say you're not good enough to be in the Constitution?

Amendment (singing):
Then I'll crush all opposition to me,
and I'll make Ted Kennedy pay.
If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay.

Congressman: Good news, Amendment! They ratified ya! You're in the U.S. Constitution.

Amendment: Oh yeah! Door's open, boys.

Special thanks to all who helped by contributing to this page:
andy (banta@abingdon.sun.com), Brian Scearce (bls@best.com), and Dave G. Nelson (nytmare@ix.netcom.com).

Simpsons episode 3F16 was written by John Swartzwelder, and is Copyright 1996, Twentieth Century Fox Corporation.

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Warren S. Apel