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The Story Behind The Simpsons’ Legendary Planet of the Apes Musical

Original story at Vulture• 32 mentions • 2 months ago

Vulture 2 months ago

 
In a show as jam-packed with memorable moments as The Simpsons, it’s hard to say with any certainty where any one bit ranks. What I do know is when you mention anything about Planet of the Apes to a fan of the show, their mind will instantly jump to the words “Dr. Zauis, Dr. Zauis.” Others will happily sing the whole dang score for you. The memory of the show’s fictional Planet of the Apes musical has lasted the 21 years since it aired as part of the episode “A Fish Called Selma” in season seven. The musical, officially titled ...
 
 
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20 Jul
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18 Jul
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