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  1. jason stone
    jason stone at |

    very entertaining list..was happy to see South Park and Family Guy represented because they often have musical numbers in their episodes…i get that Tom and Jerry songat 10..but my personal favorite from that cartoon, and forgive me if i don’t get the song right, but “Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t My Baby” will always stick out in my mind as I’ve only seen it a few times and it’s my favorite short of the series.

    1. Dave
      Dave at |

      Is You Is Or Is you Ain’t My Baby is awesome, but my favorite is the Magical Maestro by Tex Avery. It’s a banned cartoon now due to some heavy (but hilarious) racism. #3 just proves that metal really isn’t that hard to do, given it takes most of its influence from R&B and European classical music.

      1. Ned
        Ned at |

        Yes, Is you is… is awesome. I expected to see it here. I actually watched it right before I opened the list. I’m gonna have to disagree with you on metal though. Brendon Small is an extremely talented musician and cartoonist. You’re pigeon-holing Metal. It’s a diverse genre. I’m not even a super fan but I do know that there are many kinds of metal. Some are influenced by classical music. R&B? Any American music can be traced back to early “black” music. If you think you can replicate that song I’d love to hear it though.

        A fan of all music.

        1. Dave
          Dave at |

          Trolling metal fans is the new shooting fish in a barrel.

        2. Ned Mandler
          Ned Mandler at |

          I’m assuming you’re the troll you’re referring to. Poe’s Law makes things a little tricky sometimes.

      2. ParusMajor
        ParusMajor at |

        “The Magical Maestro” isn’t banned, or if it is, I don’t know where. I just watched it on Youtube. Another good one by Tex Avery is “Red Hot Riding Hood” (1943): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xae8g6_tex-avery-red-hot-riding-hood-1943_fun#.UWVkukKmyzI

        1. marc
          marc at |

          It’s banned as in “you’ll never see it broadcast, uncut on any network show during morning, afternoon or prime time hours”. You might see it uncut on Cartoon Network or Boomerang, but only late at night after Adult Swim or Late Night Black & White.

          When I was a kid WPIX out of NYC and the local NBC affiliate would show the cartoons, but with all racist scenes completely removed. It was obvious something had been cut from the cartoon but as kids we never knew what it was for sure.

          As for YouTube, nothing is banned except for hardcore pornography and anything a copyright holder demands be taken down.

  2. Jim Ciscell
    Jim Ciscell at |

    I love it. Its a concept I wish I had thought of.

  3. schuyler
    schuyler at |

    ha ha Metalocalypse. I love their songs “Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle” “Mermaider” and “Fan Song”.

    Oh, and as for South Park, I would include a song or two from their movie, but since this is a tv show list I’ll make an acception. lol

  4. Lantaar
    Lantaar at |

    Pretty good list, but the sponge bob one is just a cover of Twisted Sister’s I wanna Rock. A pretty lazy one at that imo.

    1. Joe
      Joe at |

      Agreed. That one should be replaced by the theme song from Spider-man, which is every bit the timeless classic as Scooby-doo.

  5. Raven
    Raven at |

    You missed the best ones from The Simpsons! No mention at all of the Monorail song, Burns’ “See My Vest” or the one sung by the Stonecutters.

    1. lee
      lee at |

      what about the time Bart replaced music for the organist for In The Garden of Eden? too funny!! everyone loves Iron Butterfly that is older than thirty!! lol

  6. John Deeth
    John Deeth at |

    Didn’t even read the list before scrolling down to make sure you had the correct #1. Of course you did.

  7. redstick
    redstick at |

    There is also “The Rabbit of Seville”, a Bugs and Fudd parody of the Rossini opera. Like “What’s Opera, Doc”, it was voted one of the top 5o cartoons.

    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Rabbit of Seville is hilarious. When Bugs starts massaging Elmer’s head to the music…still cracks me up.

      For the unenlightened.

  8. Terry Bigham
    Terry Bigham at |

    Warners Bros. also spoofed “Blue Danube” and “Tales of the Vienna Woods” in their earlier toon “A Corny Concerto”, hosted by Elmer Fudd.

  9. an
    an at |

    an oldie but goodie “I got a gal that’s an Eskimo” from a “chilly Willy” short p.s the “f.c.c song” from “family guy” is tops!!!!

  10. Johnny Canuck
    Johnny Canuck at |

    You seemed to have missed the best musical from Bugs Bunny when he was a conductor for the London Philharmonic orchestra and the brilliant slapstick of Figaro.


  11. Sploich
    Sploich at |

    I’m sorry, but The Cat Concerto sucks. It’s not funny, and was a rushed rip-off of the far superior Rabbit Rhapsody.

  12. sailoryue
    sailoryue at |

    i prefer the animaniacs song for state capitals. That got me an a in 4th grade geography!

  13. anonymous
    anonymous at |

    Okay but MLP: FiM does not appear on this list.

  14. Stephanie
    Stephanie at |

    Hands down, my favorite was always the Three Bops. It was a three little pigs story all in jazz. The wolf wanted to play in the band but he was a “square.” One of the greatest cartoons ever.


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