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Some Enchanted Evening
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Date 1949
Source South Pacific (musical)
Publisher Williamson Music Co.
Gorgonwanda

Gorgon Heap eats Wayne during the song "Some Enchanted Evening" while Wanda protests.

"Some Enchanted Evening," the popular standard from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, is a song about love at first sight. It has been performed and referenced by the Muppets on several occasions.

The Ed Sullivan Show

  • referenced during the "Octopus' Garden" sketch on the March 1, 1970 appearance. The Octopus that keeps interrupting the song with bad puns tells the following knock-knock joke:
Octopus: Knock knock.
Clam: Who's there?
Octopus: Salmon.
Clam: Salmon who?
Octopus: "Salmon-chanted evening..."
This sketch is included on the Muppets Magic from the Ed Sullivan Show DVD.

The Muppet Show

Play-Along Video

  • Referenced on Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear. A comedy bit similar to the one from The Ed Sullivan Show features the punchline "Sam and Janet Evening" instead of "Salmon-chanted evening."

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