Ya Got Trouble

You Got Trouble
"Ya Got Trouble" is a song by Meredith Willson from the 1957 Broadway musical The Music Man, and its 1962 filmed version.wikipedia
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The Music Man

Music ManRiver City, IowaBroadway musical of the same name
"Ya Got Trouble" is a song by Meredith Willson from the 1957 Broadway musical The Music Man, and its 1962 filmed version.
Willson realized it sounded like a lyric, and transformed it into the patter song "Ya Got Trouble".

The Music Man (1962 film)

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"Ya Got Trouble" is a song by Meredith Willson from the 1957 Broadway musical The Music Man, and its 1962 filmed version.
With help from his associate Marcellus Washburn (Buddy Hackett), Hill deliberately incites mass concern among the parents of River City that their young boys are being seduced into a world of sin and vice by the new pool table in town ("Ya Got Trouble").

Marge vs. the Monorail

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In an episode of the TV series The Simpsons, Marge vs. the Monorail, a fast-talking salesman named Lyle Lanley convinces the townspeople to buy a city monorail with a parody of this song.
The episode is a partial spoof of the 1962 film The Music Man, with "The Monorail Song" strongly resembling the Music Man's "Ya Got Trouble" and with Lyle Lanley being a doppelganger for Harold Hill.

Meredith Willson

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"Ya Got Trouble" is a song by Meredith Willson from the 1957 Broadway musical The Music Man, and its 1962 filmed version.

Robert Preston (actor)

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It is one of the most popular and recognizable songs in the musical, and Robert Preston's performance in the film is admired.

Iowa

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A smooth-talking, yet corrupt, traveling salesman takes up the occupation of a musical-instrument dealer and tries to convince the citizens of River City, Iowa, to fund his idea for a boys' marching band by playing on their fears of youth corruption, represented by a new pocket pool table in the local billiard hall.

Marching band

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A smooth-talking, yet corrupt, traveling salesman takes up the occupation of a musical-instrument dealer and tries to convince the citizens of River City, Iowa, to fund his idea for a boys' marching band by playing on their fears of youth corruption, represented by a new pocket pool table in the local billiard hall.

Billiard table

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A smooth-talking, yet corrupt, traveling salesman takes up the occupation of a musical-instrument dealer and tries to convince the citizens of River City, Iowa, to fund his idea for a boys' marching band by playing on their fears of youth corruption, represented by a new pocket pool table in the local billiard hall.

Billiard hall

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A smooth-talking, yet corrupt, traveling salesman takes up the occupation of a musical-instrument dealer and tries to convince the citizens of River City, Iowa, to fund his idea for a boys' marching band by playing on their fears of youth corruption, represented by a new pocket pool table in the local billiard hall.

Slippery slope

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The song is his slippery slope argument of what could happen should the citizens fail to recognize the danger and not follow his suggestion for a more wholesome activity.

Argumentation theory

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The song contains many types of invalid argumentation ("trouble starts with t, which rhymes with p, which stands for pool").

Spanky and Our Gang

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A fully arranged cover of the song appears on the 1967 eponymous debut album of the sunshine pop band Spanky and Our Gang.

The Electric Company

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A bar of the song's main chorus is featured in a mid-1970s episode of the children's TV series "The Electric Company."

Jim Boyd (actor)

Jim Boyd
The song was part of a skit featuring an irritable police commissioner (Jim Boyd) and several of his inept recruits (Morgan Freeman, Luis Avalos and Skip Hinnant).

Morgan Freeman

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The song was part of a skit featuring an irritable police commissioner (Jim Boyd) and several of his inept recruits (Morgan Freeman, Luis Avalos and Skip Hinnant).

Luis Ávalos

Luis Avalos
The song was part of a skit featuring an irritable police commissioner (Jim Boyd) and several of his inept recruits (Morgan Freeman, Luis Avalos and Skip Hinnant).

Skip Hinnant

The song was part of a skit featuring an irritable police commissioner (Jim Boyd) and several of his inept recruits (Morgan Freeman, Luis Avalos and Skip Hinnant).

Stan Freberg

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American humorist, satirist, and advertising innovator Stan Freberg covered the song for Capitol Records in 1958.

Capitol Records

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American humorist, satirist, and advertising innovator Stan Freberg covered the song for Capitol Records in 1958.

Billy May

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Though Freberg often directly parodied songs (or "kidded" them, in his phrase), his recording of "Ya Got Trouble" was a straightforward recording of the song, arranged and conducted by his longtime collaborator Billy May.

Writers Guild of America West

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Also, during the 2010 Writers Guild Awards, Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, did a parody of the song entitled "Ya Got Trouble" but it was about unscripted shows.

Seth MacFarlane

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Also, during the 2010 Writers Guild Awards, Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, did a parody of the song entitled "Ya Got Trouble" but it was about unscripted shows.

Family Guy

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Also, during the 2010 Writers Guild Awards, Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, did a parody of the song entitled "Ya Got Trouble" but it was about unscripted shows.

The Proms

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MacFarlane also sang the song in his second BBC Proms appearance with The John Wilson Orchestra, "Prom 59: The Broadway Sound", on August 27, 2012.

John Wilson Orchestra

MacFarlane also sang the song in his second BBC Proms appearance with The John Wilson Orchestra, "Prom 59: The Broadway Sound", on August 27, 2012.