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Kickin' It

Kickin' It: A Musical Journey through the Betty Ford Center is a fictional musical that Marge, Bart and Lisa see in New York City in the episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson". The music was written by Alf Clausen and Ken Keeler and the lyrics by Keeler. It is the seventeenth track on the album Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons. The "You're Checkin' In" part of the musical won both an Annie award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Television Production and an Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics in 1998.

LyricsEdit

PrologueEdit

Lisa:
Kickin' It: A Musical Journey Through the Betty Ford Center.
Marge:
You know, when I was a girl, I always dreamed of being in a Broadway audience.

The Song Edit

Actor 1:
How do you find the defendant?
Actress 1:
He's guilty of mayhem, exposure indecent...
Actor 2:
Freaked-out behavior both chronic and recent...
Ensemble:
Drinking and driving, narcotics posession...
Actor 2:
And that's just page one of this ten-page confession.
Actor 1:
I should put you away where you can't kill or maim us,
But this is L.A. and you're rich and famous.
Actor 3:
I'm checkin' in.
Ensemble:
He's checkin' in.
Actor 3:
I'm checkin' in.
Ensemble:
Checkin', checkin' in.
Actor 3:mnm
No more pills or alcohol,
No more pot or demerol,
No more stinkin' fun at all.
I'm checkin' in.
Ensemble:
He's checkin' in.
He's checkin' in.
Actor 4:
No more lookin' pale and thin,
No more bugs beneath your skin.
Actor 3:
Hey, that's just my aspirin!
Ensemble:
Chuck it out!
You're checkin' in!

Epilogue Edit

Bart:
When I grow up, I wanna be in the Betty Ford Center.
Marge:
Better start saving now, it's very expensive.
Lisa:
Shh! They're strapping down Liza Minnelli.

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