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Comedy Tonight- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996 Revival)

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Comedy Tonight

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Comedy Tonight (Finale)

Comedy Tonight is the main title song of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." It introduces most of the characters and it tells of what's going to happen in the movie/musical. In the finale, it provides a happy ending for Pseudelous, Hero, his girlfriend Phillia, her long-lost brother(and former claimer) Miles Glorius, Marcus Lycus, and Erronius(Philia and Miles' long lost father).

LyricsEdit

[PSEUDOLUS]
Something familiar,
Something peculiar,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

Something appealing,
Something appalling,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

Nothing with kings, nothing with crowns;
Bring on the lovers, liars and clowns!

Old situations,
New complications,
Nothing portentous or polite;
Tragedy tomorrow,
Comedy tonight!

Something convulsive,
Something repulsive,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

Something aesthetic,
Something frenetic,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

Nothing with gods, nothing with fate;
Weighty affairs will just have to wait!

Nothing that's formal,
Nothing that's normal,
No recitations to recite;
Open up the curtain:
Comedy Tonight!

Something erratic,
Something dramatic,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

Frenzy and frolic,
Strictly symbolic,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

[ENTIRE COMPANY]
Something familiar,
Something peculiar,
Something for everybody:
Comedy tonight!
Something that's gaudy,
Something that's bawdy--

[PSEUDOLUS]
Something for everybawdy!

[ENTIRE COMPANY]
Comedy tonight!

[MILES GLORIOSUS]
Nothing that's grim.

[DOMINA]
Nothing that's Greek.

[PSEUDOLUS]
[Indicating DOMINA:]
She plays Medea later this week.

[WOMEN]
Stunning surprises!

[MEN]
Cunning disguises!

[ALL]
Hundreds of actors out of sight!

[ERRONIUS]
Pantaloons and tunics!

[SENEX]
Courtesans and eunuchs!

[HERO]
Funerals and chases!

[LYCUS]
Baritones and basses!

[PHILIA]
Panderers!

[HERO]
Philanderers!

[HYSTERIUM]
Cupidity!

[MILES]
Timidity!

[LYCUS]
Mistakes!

[ERRONIUS]
Fakes!

[DOMINA]
Rhymes!

[PHILIA]
Crimes!

[PSEUDOLUS]
Tumblers!
Grumblers!
Bumblers!
Fumblers!

[ALL]
No royal curse, no Trojan horse,
And a happy ending, of course!
Goodness and badness,
Panic is madness--
This time it all turns out all right!
Tragedy tomorrow,
Comedy tonight!


Finale Lyrics

PSEUDOLUS
Lovers divided
Get coincided.
Something for everyone -

HERO and PHILIA
A comedy tonight!

PSEUDOLUS
Father and mother
Get one another.

DOMINA
Something for everyone -

SENEX
A tragedy tonight!

MILES
I get the twins!
They get the best!

ERRONIUS
I get a family.

HYSTERIUM
I get a rest.

SOLDIERS
We get a few girls.

LYCUS
I'll get some new girls.

PSEUDOLUS
I get the thing I want to be:
FREE!

ALL
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!
Free!

Nothing for kings,
Nothing for crowns,
Something for lovers liars and clowns!

What is the moral?
Must be a moral.
Here is the moral, wrong or right:

PSEUDOLUS
Morals tomorrow!

ALL
Comedy, Comedy, Comedy,
Comedy, Comedy, Comedy,
Comedy, Comedy,
Comedy Tonight!

TriviaEdit

  • This is one of Detective88's favorite songs in the musical.
  • In the story "MCF: The Musical Adventure", the reason why Timon and Pumbaa sing this is because their actors were in the 1996 revival of "A Funny Thing happened on the Way to the Forum" when it was on Broadway.

SingersEdit

  • Pseudelous, Domina, Senex, Hero, Phillia, Miles, Lycus, Hysterium and Company(A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
  • Timon, Pumbaa and Cast(MCF: The Musical Adventure)

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