From the episode "Lady Bouvier's Lover", this is another one of those joky-but-somehow-serious Simpsons
songs in the same vein as Flaming Moe
. While that was a Cheers
parody, this is sung to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel
's "Sounds of Silence
Abe "Grandpa" Simpson has just succeeded in persuading Marge's mother, the "Lady Bouvier" of the parodic title, into not marrying Mr. Burns. "I don't want to marry either," she decides. "Hot ziggety zam, that's good enough for me!" As Abe is whisked away on the old folk's bus with his non-bride, the song is played, much to his consternation.
Hello Grandpa my old friend
Your busy day is at an end
Your exploits have been sad and boring
They tell a tale that's worth ignoring
When you're alone, the words of your story will echo down the rest home hall
'Cause no one at all
Can stand the sound
"I first took a fancy to Mrs Bouvier because her raspy voice reminded me of my old Victrola... Oh it was a fine machine, with a vulcanized rubber listening tube which you crammed in your ear... The tube would go in easier with some sort of lubricant like linseed oil or Dr - Shhh! - I'm sorry..."