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Carmen
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Artist Georges Bizet (real-world composer)
Muffy, Rodney Gilfry, Prunella, Francine, Buster, George, Binky (singers in the episode)
Played in "Lights, Camera... Opera!"

Carmen is a real-life opera. It is also a song in the episode "Lights, Camera... Opera!" when Muffy listens to the music at Binky's house, imagined herself singing it as the starring role, and heard it at the opera itself.

Lyrics[]

When Muffy imagines herself singing the song, she and the other characters in her fantasy add different lyrics to fit her situation:

Buster and George:

Tell me, where is your friend?

The beautiful Muffy!

There!

There she is, the beautiful Muffy.

Muffy, you are pretty and charming and cool!

Muffy, tell us what you want us to do.

Allow us to take you to an opera,

Oh, please, come with us...to the opera!

Muffy:

I am like a rebellious bird,

No one can put me in a cage.

Opera is long, with plots absurd,

I like bands that are all the rage.

Even if you promised me jewels,

You wouldn't find me near that stage.

Opera is good for tired old fools,

Or soldiers who make minimum wage!

Francine and Prunella:

She is like a rebellious bird...

Muffy:

Boy bands...

Francine and Prunella:

...no one can put her in a cage...

Muffy:

...boy bands...

Francine and Prunella:

...opera is long, with plots absurd...

Muffy:

...with boys...

Francine and Prunella:

...we like bands that are all the rage!

Muffy:

...boy bands!

Boy bands are what I like to hear,

Ones with many different kinds of hairdos.

If you like those, then I'll be there,

If not, that's it, goodbye, you lose!

Francine, Prunella, Buster, and George:

Goodbye, you lose...

Muffy:

If you like those,

If you like those, then I'll be there...

Francine, Prunella, Buster, and George:

...goodbye, you lose...

Muffy:

...but if you don't,

If you don't...

Goodbye, you lose!

Where are you taking me?!

Binky:

To the opera, these tickets weren't cheap!

Muffy:

But I told you, that's not my scene!

Binky:

Too bad--Tween Dream was sold out.

Rodney Gilfry:

Ooooooo...

So you adore that teeny-bopper trash?

Don't you get bored, there's more to explore.

Open your heart to different kinds of song,

Who knows, you could be wrong...

Opera is not a chore!

It's so much more,

So much more to adore!

Binky:

Where are you going?

Muffy:

After him!

Binky:

Oh, so you'll go to the opera with him, but not with me?

Muffy:

That's right, step aside!

Binky:

So, that's it? After all that I've done? My allowance, down the drain?

Muffy:

Get off, Binky! I'll never go with you...

Binky:

I'd rather you sleep through it than go with him...

Muffy:

I won't...

Even with your magic powder...

I'll stay awake...

I'll stay awake!...

Binky:

Ah, Muffy,

My terrible pupil!

Other Carmen references on Arthur[]

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