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The King and I Across Pop Culture

As you are sitting and watching TV there are references in every episode; to pop culture, actors, movies, and even other TV shows. Over the years The King and I has become canon enough in musical theater to have famous TV shows tackle it among their numerous seasons. As the performances at State Theatre New Jersey approach, take a look back in history to some of the times this show was mentioned without your even noticing. Whether it be Peter recreating a sci-fi version of the story line in Family Guy or Julie Andrews and the Muppets singing "I Whistle a Happy Tune," this story can be found all throughout popular culture! Watch the clips below and get in the mood to see "Something Wonderful" take the stage on December 14 and December 15!

Family Guy "The King Is Dead" (2000)

Sesame Street -  "Getting to Count You" as a parody of "Getting to Know You"

The Addams Family

College Road Trip (2008) - "Getting To Know You" is sung by Doug and Wendy

The Muppet Show: Julie Andrews (1977)

Dancing with the Stars: Round Two (2009)- Kathy and Tony dance to "Shall We Dance?"

The Dung and I: It's Tough To Be a Bug Pre-Show in Disney World (1998) 

Additional Refrences:

Tiny Toon Adventures" Two-Tone Town" (1992) - Babs's song "Getting Acquainted" spoofs "Getting To Know You"

Everwood "The Price of Fame" (2003) - Delia performs in the musical

Friends "The One with Joey's Big Break" (1999) - Chandler, teasing Rachel says "How much did I love The King and I"

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