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Dr Who

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Gilbert (left) and Sullivan (right)

Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan were best known for the fourteen operas they worked on together. The Doctor claimed that they once gave him a coat, which he in turn lent to Ian Chesterton. (DW: The Edge of Destruction)

Behind the Scenes

Gilbert and Sullivan's songs from The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance formed the basis of the songs sung in Doctor Who and the Pirates.


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Gilbert and Sullivan were a human musical composition team in the late 19th century. Playwright/lyricist William S. Gilbert and composer Arthur S. Sullivan gained fame for their satirical take on British society during the Victorian era.

A production of HMS Pinafore was mounted aboard the USS Enterprise in 2269, with Montgomery Scott in the role of Corcoran. (TOS novel: Yesterday's Son).

Captain Hikaru Sulu was fond of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, and hosted several performances while commanding the USS Excelsior. (novel: The Brave and the Bold) USS Enterprise-E officer Data had also performed The Mikado, and Deanna Troi used portions of his performance in 2379 to try to break captured Tezwan General Gyero Minza for information. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)

In 2368, Beverly Crusher produced a production of The Pirates of Penzance, and tried to recruit Geordi La Forge for the part of the Major-General. (TNG episode: "Disaster")

In 2375, Lieutenant Commander Data was to play a role in HMS Pinafore. When he malfunctioned on the Ba'ku planet, Jean-Luc Picard and Worf sang a song from that operetta in order to distract him. (Worf initially assumed Gilbert and Sullivan were members of the Enterprise crew.) (movie: Star Trek: Insurrection)

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Muppet

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Gilbert and Sullivan at the library.
Gilbert and Sullivan sing about the letter B in episode 1845.

Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). The two men collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado are among the best known.

Gilbert, who wrote the words, created fanciful "topsy-turvy" worlds for these operas, where each absurdity is taken to its logical conclusion—fairies rub elbows with British lords, flirting is a capital offence, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy, and pirates turn out to be noblemen who have gone wrong. Sullivan, six years Gilbert's junior, composed the music, contributing memorable melodies that could convey both humour and pathos.

The Muppet Show

Songs from The Pirates of Penzance have been performed several times by the Muppets, including a memorable Pirates medley performed on The Muppet Show by Gilda Radner and a Seven-foot-tall Talking Carrot.

Scooter also performed a version of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" in episode 412, singing a fast-patter list of all of the guest stars who had appeared on the show.

Sesame Street

On Sesame Street, a 1974 segment presented the "Numerical Correspondence Song", with five Anything Muppets singing a Gilbert and Sullivan-style operetta song about adding numbers.

One of the five "Numerical Correspondence" Muppets, a Fat Blue character in a Pirates-inspired costume, returned to the show years later as "Sullivan", paired with another Muppet named "Gilbert".

Gilbert and Sullivan were recurring cast members in the 1980s, occasionally visiting Oscar the Grouch to sing him a song about the topic of the day, aided by the human cast.

Gilbert was performed by Richard Hunt, and Sullivan by Marty Robinson.

Their songs include:

  • "The Letter B" (EKA: Episode 1845)
  • "At Your Library"
  • "Before and After"
  • "Important"
  • "What To Eat"

Other

In The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson, the Muppets perform a "H.M.S. Pinafore" finale for the show.


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