Subway



We see a Hip Dude, dressed in sunglasses with a striped shirt and scarf around his neck, standing beside a sign that reads, "Uptown SUBWAY Downtown". An Old Lady comes running onto the scene, knocking into him.

Old Lady: Excuse Me.

Hip Dude: Watch it, lady!

Old Lady: Pardon me, sonny!

(music plays a little louder now as he sings to the camera)

Hip Dude: Down below the street
Can you dig the steady beat?
It's the subway

All: Subway!

Bert: Moving right along
Hear the rhythm loud and strong
It's the subway

All: Subway!

Man With Mustache: 'Cause there isn't any room in this town

Prairie Dawn: They put all the trains down under the ground

Cop: Buy a token now
For a ride that's super-wow
On the subway

All: Subway!

(scene changes to inside the subway train as they all cram in, Bert's hanging onto a strap)

All: (talking at once)

Bert: Uh, excuse me...

Lady in Fur: You should say you're sorry!

Bert: Hi, Kermit.

Man With Mustache: Squeeze inside the door

Little Boy: There's no room for any more

Both: On the subway

All: Subway!

Hip Dude: Hang onto the strap

Lady: Wonder where they hid the map?

Both: On the subway

All: Subway!

Prairie Dawn: If youíre in a hurry take the express

Kermit: It will go right by your local address

Red-Haired Man With Mustache: Swaying to and fro
It's the only way to go
On the subway

All: Subway!


The gang on the subway


Ohhhhh ... (sounds like the sound a train makes when it passes by)

Kermit: My stop just went by

All: Ohhhhh ...

Prairie Dawn: Hey, your thumbís in my eye

All: Ohhhhh ...

Hip Dude: Itís so hot, I could die

All: Anyway, everyway, anywhere

Bert: Packed inside a train
Itís too crowded to complain
On the subway

All: Subway!

Old Woman: You could lose your purse
Or you might lose something worse
On the subway

All: Subway!

Hip guy: Itís the biggest travel bargain in town

Yet Another Woman: The longest running show underground

Man With Mustache: Come on, slip inside
You'll get taken for a ride
On the subway

Kermit: Where's that?

All: On the subway!

(for some reason, some of them begin to dance with each other!)

Prairie Dawn: If youíre in a hurry, take the express

Kermit: It will go right by your local address

All: Buy a token now
For a ride thatís super-wow
On the subway!
On the subway!
On the subway!
On the subway!
On the subway!
Ohhhh ...

(the train stops and everyone piles out, except Bert and the Cop)

Original pieces transcribed by Andrea Sunderland and filled in by me, Tiny Dancer and Jen Finlayson


Possibly originally released on the album (can't confirm yet)

Signs!

Signs! (1977) Children's Television Workshop