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1x20 Whistler's Mother (67)

All You Need Is Smiles
Appearances: "Whistler's Mother", "The Ocean Walker"


"All You Need Is Smiles" by Oscar Bluth01:21

"All You Need Is Smiles" by Oscar Bluth

"All You Need Is Smiles" is a song written and performed by Oscar Bluth.

AboutEdit

Oscar wrote the song for David Cassidy to sing it on The Mike Douglas Show but he was too embarrassed to do it in front of John and Yoko. The song apparently made Joan Baez call Oscar “the shallowest man in the world.” ("Whistler's Mother")

The song plays when Uncle Trevor is defending his Bumpaddle magazine from Rita, claiming it is a cricket magazine. ("The Ocean Walker") George sings the song whilst driving to Father B.'s Colony from the Herbert Love fundraiser. ("Double Crossers")

The song also appears on the At Long Last... Music and Songs from Arrested Development soundtrack.

LyricsEdit

All you need is smiles,
Lots and lots of smily smiles!
Your sweet pink mouth,
Goes north (not south),
And just smile!

All you need is smiles!

Hey - smile!  

 From "Whistler's Mother"

Alternate versionEdit

Arrested Development - Behind the Scenes - Being Back on Arrested Development04:06

Arrested Development - Behind the Scenes - Being Back on Arrested Development

All you need is smiles,
Lots and lots of smily smiles!
Turn that frown,
Upside down
And just smile!

All you need is smiles!

Hey - smile!  

 From the Season Four Behind the Scenes video

TriviaEdit

  • The Mike Douglas Show was a syndicated daytime talk show that aired from 1963 to 1982. It often featured famous musical guests.
  • David Cassidy was a teen pop icon in the 1970s and is known for portraying Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family
  • The song appears to be a shallow parody of The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" which would explain why it would be embarrassing to perform in front of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
  • Joan Baez is an American folk singer with strong political convictions, which would explain why she would think Oscar would be shallow for writing this song.

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