Ralph Wiggum (song)

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"Ralph Wiggum"
Song by The Bloodhound Gang
from the album Hefty Fine
Released September 27, 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:52
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Pop; Richard Appel; David X. Cohen; John Frink; Allen Glazier; Dan Greaney; Al Jean; Brian Kelley; Tim Long; Tom Martin; Ian Maxtone-Graham; George Meyer; Jane O'Brien; Bill Oakley; Don Payne; Jim Reardon; Joshua Sternin; John Swartzwelder; Jeffrey Ventimilia; Josh Weinstein
Producer(s) Jimmy Pop
Hefty Fine track listing
"Diarrhea Runs in the Family"
(6)
"Ralph Wiggum"
(7)
"Something Diabolical"
(8)

"Ralph Wiggum" is the seventh track of The Bloodhound Gang's 2005 album Hefty Fine.

It is composed almost entirely of quotes from the character Ralph Wiggum from the animated show The Simpsons, except for the chorus "Ralphie, get off the stage sweetheart" which is spoken by Ralph's father Chief Wiggum in the episode "Homer's Enemy", and the bridge "Yvan eht nioj", which was an subliminal message ("join the navy" backwards).

This was placed in an song by the short-lived band that Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph were involved in the episode "New Kids on the Blecch". Acknowledging the fact that it is found poetry, the song is credited to many Simpsons writers. While most reviewers slated Hefty Fine as a whole, "Ralph Wiggum" has been singled out as a positive highlight of the album.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schiller, Mike (7 November 2005). "Bloodhound Gang - Hefty Fine". PopMatters. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ Vrabel, Jeff (October 5, 2005). "BLOODHOUND GANG, "Hefty Fine"". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-06-11.