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"Happy, Happy, Happy" is a song and play shown in the Season One episode, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo". The song is surrealist and abstruse piece in the style of Philip Glass.


Philip Glass is hired by the South Park Elementary staff to conduct a play with no overt religious or traditional themes. The play is described as "the non-offensive, non-denominational holiday play". The children all wear matching green leotards and walk aimlessly about the stage.

Philip Glass plays music that has no emotional tones with a robotic voice repeating the word "happy". The parents and audience agree that it's a terrible play and proceed to get into an argument over the outcome, even though it is exactly what they had asked for.


As I turn and look into the sun, the rays burn my eyes.
Happy Happy Happy, Everybody Happy
How like a turtle the sun looks.


  • For whatever reason, the "happy happy happy, everybody happy" vocals are removed from the song in the HD remaster of the episode.

Songs from Season One
Ave Satani | Bar-bura, Bar-bura | Canon in D | Christmas Lovin' | Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel | Gonna Fly | Happy, Happy, Happy | Hot Lava | I Love to Singa | I Remember When We Fell in Love | I'm Gonna Be On Television | I'm Gonna Make Love to You, Woman | If My Friends Could See Me Now | It's Okay to Be Gay | It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Kumbaya | Kyle's Mom's a Bitch | Love Gravy | Loving the Football | Lovin' You | Make Love, Even When I'm Dead | Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo | No Substitute | Now You're a Man | Oh Kathie Lee | Pig and Elephant DNA Just Won't Splice | Rabartu Smitu, Rabartu Smitu | Romeo and Juliet | Santa Claus is On His Way | School Days | Shadow Dancing | The Lonely Jew on Christmas | There You Are! | Waitin' On a Women | We Wish You a Merry Christmas | We're All Special

See also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season One | Season One