As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their town is to be used as an atomic bomb testing ground, unless they can find *something* necessary about the town. Could Mammy Yokum's Yokumberry tonic (which Abner has taken every day since he was a baby) be the key?
Did You Know?
Nearly all of the score was retained for the film version, with several exceptions: "Oh Happy Day," "Unnecessary Town," "Love in a Home" and "Progress is the Root of All Evil" were dropped, and the second act reprise of "Namely You" was replaced by a new song composed especially for the film, "(I Wish It Could Be) Otherwise." Composers Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer also devised the choral number "Room Enuf for Us" for the screen version. See more
In several shots in the film the top of the backing can be seen, which reveals some of the top of the sound stage and lighting grids. See more
[being introduced to Gen. Bullmoose
Well, howdy General! Welcome to Dogpatch. I'd say "what's your pleasure?", but I see you done brought it with you.
[Looks directly at Appasionata
Spin-off Li'l Abner
Room Enuf for Us
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Chorus See more