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** His spoken-word piece "Hail To Thee, Fat Person" is about how his mother turned him into one by telling him to "Clean [his] place, because children are starving in Europe!"
-->"So I would clean the place, four, five, six times a day, because somehow I felt that that would keep the children from starving in Europe. But I was wrong: they kept starving, and I got fat!"

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** His spoken-word piece "Hail To Thee, Fat Person" is about how his mother turned him into one by telling him to "Clean [his] place, plate, because children are starving in Europe!"
-->"So I would clean the place, plate, four, five, six times a day, because somehow I felt that that would keep the children from starving in Europe. But I was wrong: they kept starving, and I got fat!"

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* ShowdownAtHighNoon: His 1962 parody of "The Streets of Laredo", called "The Streets of Miami", feature two business partners shooting it out "in the heat of the sun at the stroke of high noon."
** "Sam crumbled, just like a piece halvah."


* YouHaveToHaveJews: Given his Jewish background, Allan enjoys making all manner of Jewish references in his songs.

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* EndingFatigue: [[invoked]] "The End of a Symphony" has Allan complaining about classical music's tendency for drawn-out endings, demonstrating it by tacking the coda of Music/FranzSchubert's 7th Symphony onto "Shave and a Haircut", the coda of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Overture to ''The Marriage of Figaro'' to "Old [=MacDonald=] Had a Farm" and the coda of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's 5th Symphony to "Yankee Doodle".


* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of cute, awkward middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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* ToyShip: PuppyLove: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of cute, awkward middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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* NamesTheSame: One of his fellow campers at Camp Grenada is named [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Leonard Skinner]]


In the course of his career, Sherman turned his hand to scriptwriting, creating, producing and even acting (including a turn as the voice of the Cat of the Hat in the [[WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHat 1971 animated adaptation]] of the famous Creator/DrSeuss book).

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In the course of his career, Sherman turned his hand to scriptwriting, creating, producing and even acting (including a turn as the voice of the Cat of the Hat in the [[WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHat 1971 animated adaptation]] of the famous Creator/DrSeuss book).book, as well as ''Dr. Seuss On the Loose'').


* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of [[{{Adorkable}} cute, awkward]] middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of [[{{Adorkable}} cute, awkward]] awkward middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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His son Robert, who inspired him to write "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", was a part of the [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]] game show staff.

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** In "My Son The Vampire"
---> When they see him, people scream and they yell
---> And they scream and yell 'cause they're scared as heck...


With [[Film/{{Fame}} Albert Hague]], he cowrote the 1969 Broadway musical ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fig_Leaves_Are_Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling]]'', which is notable for two things: the Broadway debut of David Cassidy (later of ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''), and closing after only four performances. He also guest-hosted ''Series/TheTonightShow'' on several occasions, including the night Creator/BillCosby made his first appearance on the show; he would later be credited as co-producer on Cosby's first three albums for Creator/WarnerBrosRecords.

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With [[Film/{{Fame}} Albert Hague]], he cowrote the 1969 Broadway musical ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fig_Leaves_Are_Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling]]'', which is notable for two things: the Broadway debut of David Cassidy Creator/DavidCassidy (later of ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''), and closing after only four performances. He also guest-hosted ''Series/TheTonightShow'' on several occasions, including the night Creator/BillCosby made his first appearance on the show; he would later be credited as co-producer on Cosby's first three albums for Creator/WarnerBrosRecords.

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* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of [[{{Adorkable}} cute, awkward]] middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.


He went to MIT and got his [==PhD==].\\

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He went to MIT and got his [[==PhD==]].\\

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He went to MIT and got his PhD.\\

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He went to MIT and got his PhD.[[==PhD==]].\\

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