'The Simpsons': A soundtrack to our laughter

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With "The Simpsons" 500th episode airing on Sunday (Feb. 19), the show will be celebrated for its wit, pop culture references and overall comedy. But one thing that's often overlooked about the series is the quality of its musical numbers.The show has written countless tunes, or in other cases, taken famous songs and re-written them for the show. These ditties range from a melancholy Apu singing about how he misses the Kwik-E-Mart to a send up of "The Music Man" as the whole town looks for a mass transit system.Here's a list of some of our favorites and why we adore them so much:"Baby On Board" - Homer, Apu, Principal Skinner and Barney rocked the music charts as the barbershop quartet, "The Be Sharps." Their story, in many ways, parallels that of The Beatles on their rise to super-stardom and subsequent break up. The episode even featured George Harrison as himself. But it was their...


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