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  • It's been a while since we kind of checked...

  • What you guys are doing... Did you practice?

  • How many hours did you practice today?

  • What piece did you practice?

  • If you're not a musician...

  • Did you practice?

  • Alright, today we're going to be watching...

  • More cartoons!

  • But this time, it's more special, it's very specifically...

  • We're going to be watching The Simpsons.

  • And how they have portrayed

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • Alright, let's go!

  • As a young prodigy, this popular musician

  • wowed audiences across 18th century Europe.

  • And now...

  • The star of our show...

  • My son...

  • Mozart!

  • He makes Bach turn back.

  • Haydn go into hidin'...

  • And...

  • Well, those are the only ones there have been so far.

  • They made the musical puns.

  • "He makes Bach turn back"

  • and Haydn's be hidin.

  • That's so good.

  • Simpsons did their research.

  • Yeah.

  • For those of you who don't know,

  • Homer right now is playing the part of Leopold Mozart.

  • - Yeah. - Wolfgang Amadeus' father.

  • Leopold was known...

  • To have toured Mozart and his sister around

  • when they were kids to make

  • money off them, essentially.

  • Yeah.

  • And he was showing them off, like look at my son.

  • Yeah.

  • Hello, Vienna!

  • Are there any aficionados in the house?

  • Yeah!

  • Sonata in A, K331, Third Movement!

  • I can't hear you!

  • - K331... - Third Movement.

  • - Aw, it's so specific, I love it. - Yeah, they got it though.

  • - Yeah. - This K33...

  • - No one knows about the whole K... - Yeah.

  • Numbering sequence.

  • Anyway, for those of you that don't know, that's how...

  • Classical musicians number...

  • Canonically, their works through out their lifetime,

  • opus numbers.

  • Or in Mozart's case, K numbers.

  • Sonata in A, K331.

  • Third Movement!

  • Now it's just becoming Simpsons.

  • Yeah, it's just Simpsons now.

  • There's nothing to do with Mozart.

  • - He was bashing violins. - Yeah, oh...

  • There is this...

  • Kind of image that Mozart was very mischievous.

  • Yeah, and very out there.

  • Yeah.

  • You know, he gambled a lot.

  • - Yeah. - Towards his later years.

  • Just a crazy artist.

  • Crazy artist...

  • Child, whatever you call it.

  • And I love how the...

  • The throwing the...

  • - The underwears... - Yeah, whatever that is.

  • I mean, I know they did that during Liszt's time.

  • I don't - I don't know if they did that during Mozart's time.

  • - Maybe. - Yeah.

  • Definitely not our time.

  • Ooo. Show your ankle.

  • Ooo!

  • Blasphemy, sacrilege.

  • And then comes Tik Tok.

  • Papa, let me be the headliner.

  • I always show up on time

  • and I close the piano lid ever so softly.

  • Oh, little Salieri...

  • Okay, so that's not quite accurate.

  • Salieri's not Leopold's...

  • Son or daughter in this case.

  • But Salieri is known to be the figure of like...

  • Mozart's rival.

  • Yeah.

  • But not really a rival in the sense, more like...

  • Mozart overshadowed Salieri and Salieri's very...

  • Kind of jealous.

  • Yeah. Salieri lived in Mozart's shadows.

  • And unfortunately he was just outcasted.

  • No one practices as hard as you.

  • But it's your brother who keeps us in

  • lead-based face powder.

  • Ooo - Woah!

  • Woah...

  • Oh yeah.

  • Apparently, that's why Beethoven became deaf.

  • Exposure to lead.

  • Because they didn't know

  • lead was bad for you back then.

  • There you go, guys, research.

  • Ew, a plague rat.

  • Plague rat! Oh, wow.

  • Simpsons really went there.

  • *Laughing*

  • Don't you have music to write?

  • I'm doing it right now.

  • I call this my "Symphony in Gee, My Sister Sucks."

  • So that's also true.

  • He procrastinates and composes at the last minute.

  • - Yeah, he's - - What's that symphony he wrote, in like -

  • The overture.

  • - Overture... - To...

  • Don Giovanni?

  • Yeah, Don Giovanni, I think so.

  • He wrote the overture on the morning of the premiere.

  • And it's one of the most famous overtures ever.

  • So funny.

  • Actually, it's very interesting if you find...

  • Manuscripts of Mozart

  • and manuscripts of Beethoven is completely different.

  • Mozart's almost just written out one go.

  • It's already perfect.

  • It just flows.

  • Whereas Beethoven's manuscripts...

  • There's tears, there's crossing outs, there's...

  • - It's like, he works... - Beethoven...

  • Struggles with so many drafts to get what he wanted.

  • And actually...

  • I remember a teacher once told me

  • that should also be reflected in how you play it.

  • Mozart should sound effortless.

  • - Yes. - And elegant.

  • - Whereas Beethoven... - Ahh, Beethoven should be...

  • - It has that kind of struggle. - Struggle. Yeah.

  • For outstanding composer age 10 and under...

  • The winner is...

  • Please let me win.

  • Mozart!

  • Nice, nice.

  • - It's like the Grammy awards but for like - Yeah.

  • - back then or something. - Yeah, and Mozart won the Oscars.

  • - Yeah! - Yeah.

  • Uh, I can't stand it.

  • Thank you, thank you.

  • I wanna see you all next week at my concert in Krakow!

  • Crokow? Krakow?

  • Yeah...

  • Wine here! Get your wine!

  • Claret, Port, Riesling!

  • Emperors drink free.

  • I'm an emperor.

  • Nachti-Nacht.

  • That the idea is Salieri tried to sabotage Mozart.

  • There's even rumors that Salieri poisoned Mozart.

  • But it's not confirmed.

  • Mhm.

  • He was just one...

  • - Salty... Yeah. - Salty... Yeah.

  • One salty person.

  • Yeah.

  • Beans, oh, beans, delicious in your mouth!

  • But watch out when beans come out down south.

  • Tooting, some call it pooting, it's air-polluting.

  • The gas comes shooting right from your

  • butt, butt, butt, butt, butt, butt, butt -

  • They even got the butt obsession with Mozart.

  • Leck mich im Arsch!

  • Leck mich im Arsch!

  • - Ooh!!! - Mozart was obsessed...

  • With butts and he had a very obscene sense of humor.

  • Oh, Simpsons did their research.

  • - They know. - It's very subtle.

  • I mean obviously...

  • Da da da da la la la ~ That's not the...