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Written by Jeff Pennig
Jeff Harrington
Steve Pippin
Date 1985

"The GROUCH Anthem" is the opening song in the movie Follow That BIRD. OSCAR THE GROUCH sings the song in front of a giant American flag as a Patton spoof. In the middle of the song OSCAR is joined by a chorus of ooing GROUCHES. After both verses have been sung, OSCAR then delivers a soliloquy with GROUCHES singing in the background.

In keeping with the typical contrarian GROUCH nature, OSCAR insists that everyone stay sitting down for the GROUCH Anthem, instead of rising to attention as with the national anthems of most countries.

OSCAR considers the anthem the "best part" of the movie. & so, he tells the audience to "sit back, relax & have a ROTTEN time" watching the movie.

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Announcer: Ladies & gentlemen, would you please rise for the GROUCH Anthem.

(OSCAR THE GROUCH emerges up from his TRASH CAN.)

OSCAR: NO, NO, NO. For the GROUCH Anthem, ya stay sitting down.
Down in front there! Now brace yourself, I'm gonna sing:

GROUCHES of the world unite!
Stand up for your GROUCHly rights!
DON'T let the sunshine spoil your rain
Just stand up & complain!

Let this be the GROUCHES' cause!
Point out everybody's flaws!
Something is wrong with everything
Except the way I sing! (Heh heh heh!)

(Cue GROUCH Choir ooing in the background)

Spoken: Ya know what's right with this world? Nuttin!
Ya know what really makes me hot under the collar? You name it!
& the next time some goody-2-shoes smiles & tells ya to have a nice day, ya just remember:

OSCAR with GROUCH Choir:
DON'T let the sunshine spoil your rain
Just stand up & complain!
Just stand up & complain!

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