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Song Information
Singers: Phil Hartman
Harry Shearer
Dan Castellaneta
Hank Azaria
Pamela Hayden
Characters: Troy McClure
Length: 0:45
Writer(s): Music: Alf Clausen
Lyrics: Jack Barth
Album: Songs in the Key of Springfield
Appearance(s): "A Fish Called Selma"

"Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z" is a song from Stop the Planet of the Apes I Want to Get Off. It is sung by Troy McClure and several apes.


I hate every ape I see.
From chimpan-a to chimpan-z,
No, you'll never make a monkey out of me.
Oh, my God, I was wrong,
It was Earth all along.
You finally made a monkey...
Yes we finally made a monkey...
Troy and Apes:
Yes, you finally made a monkey out of me!
I love you, Dr. Zaius!

Behind the Laughter[edit]

It is part of the twenty-seventh track, "A Fish Called Selma (Medley)", from the album Songs in the Key of Springfield.


  • Episode – "A Fish Called Selma"
  • AlbumSongs in the Key of Springfield


Songs in the Key of Springfield
The Simpsons Main Title Theme (Extended Version) We Do (The Stonecutters' Song) Dancin' Homer (Medley) (Crosstown Bridge Capitol City) (Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart? Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart? (Reprise)) 'Round Springfield (Medley) (Bleeding Gums Blues A Four-Headed King There She Sits, Brokenhearted Jazzman) Oh, Streetcar! (The Musical) (White-Hot Grease Fires (Prologue) Long Before the Superdome New Orleans I Thought My Life Would Be a Mardi Gras I Am Just a Simple Paper Boy Stella! She Flies The Kindness of Strangers) Jingle Bells $pringfield (Medley) (The Simpsons End Credits Theme (Big Band Vegas) Gracie Films Logo) "The Day the Violence Died (Medley)" (Not Jazz Chor, But Sad Chor The Amendment Song) Señor Burns The Simpsons End Credits Theme ("Afro-Cuban" Version) Your Wife Don't Understand You Kamp Krusty (Medley) (South of the Border Gracie Films Logo) The Simpsons End Credits Theme ("Australian" Version) The Simpsons End Credits Theme ("Hill Street Blues" Homage) The Simpsons End Credits Theme ("It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Homage) Treehouse of Horror V (Medley) (Controlling the Transmission (Prologue) The Simpsons Halloween Special Main Title Theme) Honey Roasted Peanuts Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood (Medley) (Saved by the Bell Jackpot Springfield, Springfield (Parts 1 & 2) Remember This? Another Edwardian Morning) Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (Medley) (The Pick of the Litter See My Vest) Eye on Springfield Theme Flaming Moe's Homer's Barbershop Quartet (Medley)‎ (One Last Call Baby on Board) TV Sucks‎ A Fish Called Selma (Medley) (Troy Chic Stop the Planet of the Apes Dr. Zaius Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z) Send In the Clowns The Monorail Song In Search of an Out of Body Vibe Cool Bagged Me a Homer It Was a Very Good Beer Bart Sells His Soul (Medley) (From God's Brain to Your Mouth In the Garden of Eden) Happy Birthday, Lisa The Simpsons Halloween Special End Credits Theme ("The Addams Family" Homage) "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (Medley) (Who Dunnit? The Simpsons End Credits Theme ("JFK" Homage)) Lisa's Wedding (Medley) (The Simpsons End Credits Theme (Renaissance" Version) Gracie Films Logo) The Simpsons End Credits Theme ("Dragnet" Homage)

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What is Dr. Zaius a parody of? ›

Zaius" is a parody of "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco. Marge calls Troy McClure a perfect gentleman "like Bing Crosby and JFK". The musical's title—Stop the Planet of the Apes. I Want to Get Off!

Who made the Simpsons? ›

Matt Groening (born February 15, 1954, Portland, Oregon, U.S.) is an American cartoonist and animator who created the comic strip Life in Hell (1980–2012) and the television series The Simpsons (1989– ) and Futurama (1999–2003, 2010–13).

Who is Troy McClure based on? ›

McClure was based on the typical "washed up" Hollywood actor. B movie actors Troy Donahue and Doug McClure served as inspiration for his name and certain character aspects. Doug McClure found the homage funny and his children called him "Troy McClure" when his back was turned.

What is Simpsons World a parody of? ›

In a parody of Westworld, a Disneyland-style amusem*nt park based on The Simpsons called Simpsons World has android replicas of the family reenacting scenes from past episodes for the park's visitors.

Why did Matt Groening leave The Simpsons? ›

In 1995, Groening got into a major disagreement with Brooks and other Simpsons producers over "A Star Is Burns", a crossover episode with The Critic, an animated show also produced by Brooks and staffed with many former Simpsons crew members.

What did The Simpsons spin off of? ›

The Simpsons began as animated commercial break segments on The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990) but it really isn't a true spin off. A spin off is a character from one series getting their own show.

What kind of ape is Dr. Zaius? ›

Dr Zaius. Dr. Zaius is an orangutan who has a minor role in the Pierre Boulle novel Planet of the Apes, but becomes a prominent antagonist in the films and the television series based upon it. Zaius was played by Maurice Evans in the films and by Booth Colman in the television series.

What culture is The Simpsons parodying? ›

The Simpsons uses the standard setup of a situational comedy, or sitcom, as its premise. The series centers on a family and their life in a typical American town, serving as a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle.

Is Planet of the Apes a parody? ›

“The planet of the apes” (1968), reflects a satire of the society, because it mocks human behavior in more than one aspect. This science -fiction film, which is set in a far future time, uses animals (apes) to resemble human roles in society.

Did The Simpsons parody it? ›

Young Homer and his friends are terrorized by a killer clown in a special Treehouse of Horror presentation spoofing Stephen King's "It".

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