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Bleeding Gums Murphy - Fictional saxophone player featured on the animated series THE SIMPSONS/FOX/1989+.

Bleeding Gums Murphy - THE SIMPSONS

Bleeding Gums Murphy was a street musician and friend and mentor to little Lisa Simpson, who also played the saxophone. She aspired to be as good as BGM, and to be able to play the Blues as eloquently as he did.

BGM once explained the Blues to Lisa saying "The blues isn't about feeling better. It's about making other people feel WORSE, and making a few bucks while you're at it."

The following is an script excerpt from when Lisa and BGM first met:

BGM: My friends call me Bleeding Gums.
Lisa : Eww, how'd you get a name like that?  
BGM: Well, let me put it this way. You ever been to the dentist?  
Lisa: Yeah.  
BGM: Not me. I suppose I should go to one. But I've already got enough pain in my life as it is.

TRIVIA NOTE: Junk yard owner Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) on the sitcom SANFORD & SON/NBC/1972-77 favorite blues singers were Blind Mellow Jelly and B. B. King. Fred's favorite song was "If I Didn't Care" by the Ink Spots.


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