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Top 10 Funniest Original Songs in TV

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script written by Nick Spake

Have you ever applauded a television show? If not, you will after hearing these musical numbers! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Original Songs in TV.

For this list, we're taking a look at comical musical performances that tie into the plot of a TV episode. General parodies of musical genres are fine, but more specific parodies like “The Simpsons”' “See My Vest,” “Family Guy”'s “Freaking FCC” song or George Costanza's answering machine message on “Seinfeld” aren't really original songs, so they're being left off the list. We've also excluded songs from variety shows, because that's a list for another day.

Special thanks to our user Giovanni Sibilia for submitting the idea on our Interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Nick Spake

Top 10 Funniest Original Songs in TV


Have you ever applauded a television show? If not, you will after hearing these musical numbers! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Original Songs in TV.

For this list, we’re taking a look at comical musical performances that tie into the plot of a TV episode. General parodies of musical genres are fine, but more specific parodies like “The Simpsons”’ “See My Vest,” “Family Guy”’s “Freaking FCC” song or George Costanza’s answering machine message on “Seinfeld” aren’t really original songs, so they’re being left off the list. We’ve also excluded songs from variety shows, because that’s a list for another day.

#10: Guy Love
“Scrubs” (2001-10)


“Scrubs” went all out in this rousing musical episode with songs worthy of Broadway. Among the many hilarious original songs, the episode’s signature number is “Guy Love,” as Turk and J.D. proclaim their bromance in a totally manly way. These friends are so close they’re practically married, sharing matching bracelets and openly hugging in public. Some people jump to the conclusion that they’re gay, but J.D. and his chocolate bear couldn’t care less what others think. They’re best buds and they aren’t afraid to show the world how much they adore each other. The clever lyrics are met with a sincere melody, making for the ultimate song about platonic love.

#9: “Muffin Top”
“30 Rock” (2006-13)


What do you get when a comedy writer marries a composer? Well, if you’re anything like Tina Fey and hubby Jeff Richmond, you get some of the funniest TV songs this side of “Saturday Night Live.” One of the first and most memorable musical moments in “30 Rock”’s history was the dance pop/techno hybrid known as “Muffin Top.” With lyrics that are clearly an innuendo for…something, this Jenna Maroney jam just barely beats out Tracy Morgan’s novelty party song “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” Fey and Richmond’s creative partnership carried over from “30 Rock” to Fey’s next project, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” And if you’re anything like us, “Peeno Noir” will be stuck in your head for days. You’re welcome.

#8: In the Moonlight (Do Me)
“Modern Family” (2009-)


While Dylan has a good heart and truly cares for his girlfriend, he’s still not the kind of guy you’d want dating your teenage daughter. Just when it looks like he’s won over Haley’s parents, the boneheaded slacker makes the mistake of serenading his lady with a song he wrote. “In the Moonlight” starts off as a moving love ballad with lyrics that are suitable for the whole family. As Dylan goes on, however, he reminds everyone that young men only have one thing on their minds. Phil and Claire may never approve of Dylan, but even they have to admit that his music is undeniably infectious.

#7: “Spanish 101 Rap”
“Community” (2009-15)


We guarantee this is the catchiest song about disco spiders there is. Though the lyrics are complete nonsense, anyone who’s taken a beginner Spanish class has had to learn how to ask for the library’s location, or wanted to know the word for beer. Over the years, the minds behind “Community” proved they could play around with any genre or musical style, from the group number-daydream extravaganza “We’re Gonna Finally Be Fine” to Troy and Abed’s modern holiday carol about secretly enjoying Christmas as Jehovah’s Witnesses. But it was this moment during the end credits of the show’s second episode that showed us Troy and Abed’s amazing chemistry, cemented their friendship and hinted at the musical comedy to come.

#6: “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)”
“Flight of the Conchords” (2007-09)


Jemaine and Bret are either the coolest guys in the room or the biggest dorks. Either way, Sally’s definitely the prettiest girl in the room, which Jemaine asserts through this Emmy-nominated song, which emulates Prince’s sexy vibe. Flight of the Conchords is such a humorous musical duo because their songs are endlessly witty, smart, and offbeat in all the right ways, while still feeling improvised. “The Most Beautiful Girl” is no exception, as Jemaine expresses his desire to take Sally back to his place and even to buy her certain skewered dishes. The tune is equal parts funny and tender, although Bret ultimately cock-blocks his roommate. Fortunately, Sally returns, allowing Jemaine to imagine what “Business Time” would be like with her.


#5: “Let’s Go to the Mall”
“How I Met Your Mother” (2005-14)


Although nothing suits us like a suit, we simply can’t resist a trip to the mall. As hard as Robin Scherbatsky tries to conceal her darkest secret, the truth eventually comes out. She used to be – wait for it – a teenage pop star in Canada. And this hilarious music video is drenched in ‘80s culture, even though Robin Sparkles didn’t break out until the ‘90s… since Canada can be a little behind the times. “Let’s Go to the Mall” epitomizes just how ridiculous ‘80s music videos were, complete with tacky clothing, neon lighting, and don’t forget the robot. Nevertheless, you’ll have a hard time getting those catchy lyrics out of your head.

#4: “Smelly Cat”
“Friends” (1994-2004)


The incomparable Phoebe Buffay and her guitar gave us numerous memorable songs over the years, but “Smelly Cat” ended up being one of the best running gags in one of the most seminal sitcoms of the ‘90s. While the song’s lyrics are beyond silly, a record producer sees potential for a music video. Of course Phoebe with her questionable talents doesn’t get to provide her own vocals. Later, “Smelly Cat” gets sold as a kitty litter jingle, although the “Jingle Bitch” takes all the credit. Even if “Smelly Cat” is primarily treated as a joke, it actually ends up providing a bittersweet link between Phoebe and her runaway father.

#3: “You’ve Got a Lot to See”
“Family Guy” (1999-2003; 2005-)


Seth MacFarlane is quite a musical guy, and he likes to show off his abilities as a writer and a singer whenever he can – and we do love hearing his dulcet tones. The setup for this particular song? Brian’s trying to convince the old lady he’s been hanging out with for community service to leave her house for the first time in 30 years. What comes next is a rousing and typically clever big band number about all that’s changed in that time. MacFarlane and composer Walter Murphy did such an impressive job with the tune; it won them an Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2002. We’re guessing “You Have AIDS” did not get the same consideration from the Academy…

#2: “Kyle’s Mom’s a Bitch”
“South Park” (1997-)


In a show full of inappropriate music, this is a prime example of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s warped genius. Eric Cartman has quite possibly the foulest mouth you’ve ever seen on a kid of elementary school age, and he puts his curse-word vocab to good use in this song, ripping on his friend Kyle Broflovski’s mom for ruining Christmas. After introducing the popular polka tune in the episode “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo,” Cartman reprises it in the “South Park” film in a much more grandiose and vulgar rendition, spreading the hate to other kids in various countries and using the b word 56 times in a span of 71 seconds. Hey, what can we say? Kyle’s mom’s a BITCH.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- “5,000 Candles in the Wind”
“Parks and Recreation” (2009-15)

- “It Ain’t Easy Being White”
“Arrested Development” (2003-06; 2013-)

- “The Dayman”
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005-)

- “Free Love Freeway”
“The Office” (2001-03)

- “Summer Belongs to You!”
“Phineas and Ferb” (2007-15)

- “Milk Milk Lemonade”
“Inside Amy Schumer” (2013-)


#1: “We Do”
“The Simpsons” (1989-)


From “We Put the Spring in Springfield” to “The Monorail Song,” “The Simpsons” has given us some of the best musical numbers in television history. But we gotta admit: the Stonecutters know how to get our toes a-tapping. Homer’s part of a secret organization along the lines of the Freemasons, and it turns out these guys have been pulling the strings on a lot of goings-on in the world. This Emmy-nominated song was not originally in the episode “Homer the Great” at all, but then the writers got together, listed off a bunch of things that bugged them, and the Stonecutters song was born. Does anybody else wish they could be a part of an organization like this? We do.

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