Simpsons clown music?
March 31, 2006 1:11 PM   Subscribe

What is the circus music played in the "Homie the Clown" episode of the Simpsons, wherein Homer goes to clown college?

Inspired by this AskMe about clown music, which referred back to the previous AskMe on the topic. The music that these people asked about is not actually the music in the Simpson's episode. Here is the clip from the Simspons episode. Is it an original piece?
posted by team lowkey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
Best answer: Yup!
In the commentary, executive producer David Mirkin says that's an original piece done by Alf Clausen that mimics the circus sounds.

Lennie: Hey homer! The section you're supposed to be monitoring is on fire!


Clowns are funny.
posted by i8ny3x at 1:43 PM on March 31, 2006

Oh. And Alf Clausen scores the music on the show.
posted by i8ny3x at 1:46 PM on March 31, 2006

Also, that other song refers to the episode "Marge on the Lam," where Homer imagines the ballet as a circus act featuring a bear wearing a red cap and riding a car. I was gonna comment there, but the thread is closed.
posted by i8ny3x at 1:48 PM on March 31, 2006

They used that music in the Praiseland episode, too.

Alf Clausen is the man.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:55 PM on March 31, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks! That is a fantastic little piece of music. I like it better than the "real" circus song.
posted by team lowkey at 2:10 PM on March 31, 2006

Alf Clausen is clearly a genius.
posted by jak68 at 2:32 PM on March 31, 2006

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