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Brotherhood of Man

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Written by Frank Loesser
Date 1961
Source How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

"Brotherhood of Man," the big third act number from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is a song about how all people are ultimately part of the same group and should watch out for each other. The Muppets performed it in the special I Love Liberty to conclude their re-enactment of the Second Continental Congress.

Years earlier, a jazz instrumental version of the song was heard on Sesame Street, as the punchline of a Simon Soundman sketch. After Simon's departure, shopkeeper Marvin remarks that he should have asked his customer to join his band, but instead, he utters a jazzy version of the "Brotherhood of Man" chorus.

The Anything Muppets also sing “Brotherhood of Man” in a season 1 episode of ‘‘Sesame Street’’.

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