Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, awarded to both the composer and lyricist.

The award has gone by several names:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Music, Lyrics and Special Material (1970–1973)
  • Best Song or Theme (1974)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Special Musical Material (1975–1978)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics (1981–1991)
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics (1992–1995)
  • Outstanding Music and Lyrics (1996–2005)
  • Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (2006–present)

Winners and nominations

1970s

Year Program Song Composer / Lyricist Network
1970
[1]
Love, American Style  
ABC
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
("Carol Channing")
  Billy Barnes (music & lyrics) NBC
Spoon River  
CBS
1971
[2]
The First Nine Months Are the Hardest   Ray Charles (music & lyrics) NBC
The Dean Martin Show   Lee Hale (music & lyrics) NBC
The Name of the Game  
Pure Goldie   Billy Barnes (music & lyrics)
1972
[3]
The Funny Side   Ray Charles (music & lyrics) NBC
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
("Liza Minnelli")
  Billy Barnes (music & lyrics) CBS
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour   Earl Brown (music & lyrics)
1973
[4]
Liza with a Z  
NBC
The Marcus-Nelson Murders
(The CBS Thursday Night Movie)
 
CBS
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour   Earl Brown (music & lyrics)
1974
[5]
Ironside "Light My Way"
NBC
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman "The Love That Lights Our Way" Fred Karlin (music & lyrics) CBS
Kojak   Billy Goldenberg (music & lyrics)
1975
[6]
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom   CBS
Cher
("Bette Midler, Flip Wilson & Elton John")
 
  • Billy Barnes & Earl Brown (music & lyrics)
CBS
Chico and the Man Theme
NBC
Police Woman Theme Morton Stevens (music & lyrics)
Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now  
CBS
1976
[7]
The Carol Burnett Show
("The Pointer Sisters")
"Cinderella Gets It On"
  • Artie Malvin, Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
CBS
Gypsy in My Soul  
CBS
1977
[8]
[note 1]
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music   Larry Grossman (music & lyrics) CBS
An Evening with Diana Ross  
NBC
How the West Was Won Theme Jerrold Immel (music & lyrics) ABC
Minstrel Man "Early in the Morning"
CBS
Police Woman
("Killer Cowboys")
"Leave Me Tomorrow"
NBC
1978
[9]
The Carol Burnett Show
("Steve Lawrence")
"Hi-Hat"
  • Stan Freeman & Arthur Malvin (music & lyrics)
CBS
The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots "See You Tomorrow in Class"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
ABC
Donny & Marie
("Ray Bolger")
"Leading Lady" Earl Brown (music & lyrics) ABC
Poldark (Masterpiece Theatre) Theme Kenyon Emrys-Roberts (music & lyrics) PBS
Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women "Until the Music Ends"
NBC
1979 no award

1980s

Year Program Song Composer / Lyricist Network
1980 no award
1981
[10]
Linda in Wonderland "This Is My Night"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
CBS
All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special "Truman Capote Jeans" Earl Brown (music & lyrics) NBC
Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land "The City of Tradition" Ray Charles (music & lyrics) ABC
Homeward Bound "Home"
CBS
The Way They Were "In the Beginning"
Syndicated
1982
[11]
Shirley MacLaine... Illusions "On the Outside Looking In"
CBS
Advice to the Lovelorn "If This is Love"
NBC
The Gift of Life "Just a Little More Love"
CBS
The Greatest American Hero
("Dreams")
"Dreams" Stephen Geyer (music & lyrics) ABC
Night of 100 Stars "What's Your Line?" Kohan (music & lyrics) ABC
Walt Disney... One Man's Dream "Marceline"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
CBS
1983
[12]
Two of a Kind (GE Theater) "We'll Win This World"
CBS
The 55th Annual Academy Awards "And It All Comes Down to This"
ABC
Bare Essence "In Finding You, I Found Love"
CBS
Cheers
("Give Me a Ring Sometime")
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name"
NBC
Happy Endings Theme Song
  • William Goldstein (music)
  • Molly-Ann Leikin (lyrics)
CBS
Quincy, M.E.
("Quincy's Wedding, Part 2")
"Quincy's Wedding Song"
NBC
Suzanne Somers... and 10,000 G.I.'s "We're Not So Dumb"
  • Earl Brown & Artie Butler (music & lyrics)
CBS
1984
[13]
Here's Television Entertainment "Gone Too Soon"
NBC
"Discovers" Domingo "No Time Now"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
CBS
Fame
("Break Dance")
"I Still Believe In Me"
Syndicated
Fame
("Catch a Falling Star")
"Whatever Happened to the Heroes?"
  • Earl Brown (music)
  • Brown & Jean-Pierre Philippe (lyrics)
Two Marriages "Home Here"
ABC
1985
[14]
Love Lives On  
NBC
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration  
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
NBC
Moonlighting
("Pilot")
"Moonlighting"
ABC
Motown Returns to the Apollo  
NBC
1986
[15]
Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa "My Christmas Wish"
NBC
All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan "America Is Changing Back to What She Used to Be"
  • Earl Brown (music)
  • Brown & Toby Martin (lyrics)
CBS
America Picks the #1 Song "Take It to the People" Ray Charles (music & lyrics) ABC
Growing Pains "As Long As We Got Each Other"
The Third Annual NBC All-Star Hour "One Big Happy Family"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
NBC
The 12th People's Choice Awards "The People's Choice" Brown (music & lyrics) CBS
1987
[16]
Liberty Weekend: Opening Ceremonies "Welcome to Liberty"
ABC
The 59th Annual Academy Awards "Sing Me the Song, the Song from the Movie"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
ABC
Jack and Mike
("Fire and Ice")
"This Love's for Real" Nan Schwartz (music & lyrics)
Liberty Weekend: Closing Ceremonies "Liberty! Remember, Rejoice, Renew" Earl Brown (music & lyrics)
1988
[17]
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas "The Sound of Christmas"
ABC
Growing Pains
("Aloha")
"Swept Away" ABC
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC "Comedy Ain't No Joke"
NBC
NBC Investigates Bob Hope "A Man Is Innocent/Until Proven Guilty"
  • Bob Alberti (music)
  • Martha Bolton & Gene Perret (lyrics)
1989
[18]
Beauty and the Beast "The First Time I Loved Forever"
CBS
Dadah Is Death
("Part 1")
"In The Light of Our Love"
CBS
Roseanne
("Radio Days")
"I'll Never Change My Mind"
  • Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl (music)
  • Foliart (lyrics)
ABC
Sesame Street… 20 Years & Still Counting "Look Through the Window" Joe Raposo (music & lyrics) NBC
Shining Time Station
("A Place Unlike Any Other")
"Start Where You Are"
PBS

1990s

Year Program Song Composer / Lyricist Network
1990
[19]
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival
NBC
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer   Dick DeBenedictis (music & lyrics) NBC
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration "You Were There"
ABC
Twin Peaks
("Episode 5")
"Into the Night"
1991
[20]
Cop Rock
("Pilot")
"He's Guilty!" Randy Newman (music & lyrics) ABC
Cop Rock
("Oil of Ol'Lay")
"Nowhere to Go, Nothin' to Do"
ABC
Life Goes On
("Corky's Travels")
"Bittersweet Waltz"
The Lost Capone "I Didn't Hear You"
TNT
Matlock
("The Critic")
"Love and Justice" Dick DeBenedictis (music & lyrics) NBC
1992
[21]
Cast a Deadly Spell "Why Do I Lie?"
HBO
The Carol Burnett Show
("404")
"Rock Out of That Rockin' Chair"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
CBS
A Salute to America's Pets "Love Without Strings"
ABC
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards "We Have Come to Learn"
Disney
1993
[22]
Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall "Sorry I Asked"
NPT
Blind Spot "Good Things Grow" CBS
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years "Where There's Life, There's Hope"
NBC
The Heights "How Do You Talk to an Angel"
Fox
I'll Fly Away "State Until You Come Home" Stephen James Taylor NBC
1994
[23]
Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When "The Song Remembers When" Hugh Prestwood (music & lyrics) Disney
Carol Burnett: The Special Years "One Lucky Lady"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
CBS
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face "Something Is Out There"
Murder, She Wrote
("A Death in Hong Kong")
"The Game's Not the Same"
  • Bruce Babcock (music)
  • Tom Sawyer (lyrics)
The Simpsons
("Homer and Apu")
"Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?"
Fox
The Tony Awards "Celebrate Broadway"
CBS
1995
[24]
Barbra Streisand: The Concert "Ordinary Miracles" HBO
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again "All the Days aka Rooftop Source" Nan Schwartz Mishkin (music & lyrics) CBS
Robbie Robertson: Going Home "Pray" Robbie Robertson (music & lyrics) Disney
A Season of Hope "For a Love Like You"
CBS
The Simpsons
("Homer the Great")
"We Do (The Stonecutters Song)"
Fox
1996
[25]
Bye Bye Birdie "Let's Settle Down"
ABC
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree "The Perfect Tree"
  • Michael & Patty Silversher (music & lyrics)
CBS
People: A Musical Celebration "Children of the World"
Disney
The Simpsons
("Who Shot Mr. Burns?, Part 2")
"Señor Burns" Fox
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards "Come on In"
Disney
1997
[26]
The Simpsons
("Bart After Dark")
"We Put the Spring in Springfield"
Fox
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh "I Wanna Scare Myself"
  • Michael & Patty Silversher (music & lyrics)
CBS
Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies "The Power of the Dream"
NBC
"Faster, Higher, Stronger"
Mrs. Santa Claus "Mrs. Santa Claus" Jerry Herman (music & lyrics) CBS
1998
[27]
The Simpsons
("The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson")
"You're Checkin' In (A Musical Tribute to the Betty Ford Center)"
Fox
The Closer "You Don't Know Jack"
  • Ed Alton (music)
  • Ron Burch & David Kidd (lyrics)
CBS
Mr. Show with Bob and David "How High the Mountain"
HBO
Xena: Warrior Princess "Hearts Are Hurting"
Syndicated
"The Love of Your Love" LoDuca (music & lyrics)
1999
[28]
AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies "A Ticket to Dream" CBS
Home Improvement
("The Long and Winding Road")
"We've Got It All" Dan Foliart (music & lyrics) ABC
Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular
("Episode 118")
"Freedom Dot Com"
FX
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You "Places in the Heart"
  • Michael & Patty Silversher (music & lyrics)
ABC
You Lucky Dog "Togetherness"
  • David Michael Frank (music)
  • Todd Smallwood (lyrics)
Disney

2000s

Year Program Song Composer / Lyricist Network
2000
[29]
Nickellennium "Up to You" John Kimbrough (music & lyrics) Nickelodeon
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards "My Bill Gates"
ABC
AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars "Without You" CBS
Family Guy
("Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater")
"We Only Live to Kiss Your Ass"
Fox
Freedom Song "Song of Freedom" Carole King (music & lyrics) TNT
2001
[30]
Yesterday's Children "A Dream That Only I Can Know" Patrick Williams (music & lyrics) CBS
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand "On the Way to Becoming Me" Fox
Dancing in September "Welcome Back (All My Soulmates)"
HBO
Gary & Mike "Mole Folks Song"
UPN
Robert Klein: Child in His 50's "Colonoscopy"
HBO
2002
[31]
Family Guy
("Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows")
"You've Got a Lot to See"
Fox
The Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers "A Mackie Rag"

Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)

CBS
The Fairly OddParents
("Christmas Every Day")
"I Wish Every Day Could Be Christmas"
Nickelodeon
Judging Amy
("Beating the Bounds")
"The Best Kind of Answer" Peter Himmelman (music & lyrics) CBS
The Simpsons
("The Old Man and the Key")
"Ode to Branson"
Fox
2003
[32]
The Concert for World Children's Day "Aren't They All Our Children"
ABC
The Fairly OddParents
("Love Struck!")
"It's Great to Be a Guy"
Nickelodeon
"What Girls Love"
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie "Everyone Matters"
NBC
The Simpsons
("Dude, Where's My Ranch?")
"Everybody Hates Ned Flanders" Fox
2004
[33]
Until the Violence Stops "Because You Are Beautiful"
Lifetime
The Fairly OddParents
("Abra-Catastrophe")
"Wish Come True!"
Nickelodeon
Futurama
("The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings")
"I Want My Hands Back" Ken Keeler (music & lyrics) Fox
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On "The Street I Live On"
PBS
The Simpsons
("The President Wore Pearls")
"Vote for a Winner"
Fox
2005
[34]
Reefer Madness "Mary Jane/Mary Lane"
Showtime
Malcolm in the Middle
("Dewey's Opera")
"The Marriage Bed"
Fox
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz "I'm with You"
  • Adam Cohen, Debra Frank, Michael Giacchino, Steve Hayes & Jeannie Lurie (music & lyrics)
ABC
The Simpsons
("A Star Is Torn")
"Always My Dad"
Fox
Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America "The Tears of the Angels" Michael Bolton (music & lyrics) Lifetime
2006
[35]
MADtv
("Episode 1111")
"A Wonderfully Normal Day"
Fox
Gideon's Daughter "Natasha's Song" BBC America
High School Musical "Breaking Free" Jamie Houston (music & lyrics) Disney
"Get'cha Head in the Game"
Once Upon a Mattress "That Baby of Mine"
  • Ken & Mitzie Welch (music & lyrics)
ABC
2007
[36]
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Justin Timberlake")
"Dick in a Box"
NBC
Family Guy
("Peter's Two Dads")
"My Drunken Irish Dad"
Fox
MADtv
("Episode 1209")
"Merry Ex-Mas"
Scrubs
("My Musical")
"Everything Comes Down to Poo"
NBC
"Guy Love"

Paul F. Perry (music)
Fordham & Perry (lyrics)

2008
[37]
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
("The 5th Year Anniversary Show")
"I'm Fucking Matt Damon"
ABC
Flight of the Conchords
("Bret Gives Up the Dream")
"Inner City Pressure"
HBO
Flight of the Conchords
("Sally")
"The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"
  • Flight of the Conchords (music & lyrics)
MADtv
("Episode 1305")
"Sad Fitty Cent"
Fox
Phineas and Ferb
("Dude, We're Gettin' the Band Back Together!")
"I Ain't Got Rhythm" Disney
2009
[38]
The 81st Annual Academy Awards "Hugh Jackman Opening Number"
ABC
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! "Much Worse Things" Comedy Central
The 2008 ESPYS Awards "I Love Sports"
ESPN
Flight of the Conchords
("Unnatural Love")
"Carol Brown" HBO
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa "I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus" Paul Williams (music & lyrics) NBC
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Justin Timberlake")
"Motherlover"
NBC

2010s

Year Program Song Composer / Lyricist Network
2010
[39]
Monk
("Mr. Monk and the End, Part 2")
"When I'm Gone" Randy Newman (music & lyrics) USA
Family Guy
("Extra Large Medium")
"Down's Syndrome Girl"
Fox
How I Met Your Mother
("Girls Versus Suits")
"Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit"
CBS
Rescue Me
("Disease")
"How Lovely to Be a Vegetable"
FX
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Blake Lively")
"Shy Ronnie" NBC
Treme
("I'll Fly Away")
"This City" Steve Earle (music & lyrics) HBO
2011
[40]
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Justin Timberlake")
"Justin Timberlake Monologue"
NBC
Family Guy
("Road to the North Pole")
"Christmastime Is Killing Us"
Fox
Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced "An American Prayer – Hymn II?"
HBO
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Jeff Bridges")
"I Just Had Sex" NBC
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Tina Fey")
"Jack Sparrow"
  • Mike Woods (music)
  • The Lonely Island (lyrics)
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Justin Timberlake")
"3-Way (The Golden Rule)"
  • The Lonely Island & Timberlake (music & lyrics)
2012
[41]
The 65th Annual Tony Awards "It's Not Just for Gays Anymore" CBS
The Heart of Christmas "The Heart of Christmas" Matthew West (music & lyrics) GMC
Raising Hope
("Prodigy")
"Welcome Back to Hope" Matthew W. Thompson (music & lyrics) Fox
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Jason Segel")
"I Can't Believe I'm Hosting"
NBC
Smash
("Pilot")
"Let Me Be Your Star"
NBC
2013
[42]
The 66th Annual Tony Awards "If I Had Time" CBS
30 Rock
("Hogcock!"/"Last Lunch")
"Rural Juror"
NBC
Nashville
("I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive")
"Nothing in This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again"
  • Sarah Jane Buxton & Kate York (music & lyrics)
ABC
The Neighbors
("Sing Like a Larry Bird")
"More or Less the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway"
Smash
("The Bells and Whistles")
"I Heard Your Voice In a Dream" Andrew McMahon (music & lyrics) NBC
Smash
("The Parents")
"Hang the Moon"
2014
[43]
The 67th Annual Tony Awards "Bigger!"
CBS
A Christmas Carol – The Concert "No Trouble"
  • Bob Christenson (music)
  • Alisa Hauser (lyrics)
PBS
Key & Peele
("Substitute Teacher #3")
"Les Mis"
Comedy Central
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Jimmy Fallon")
"Home for the Holiday (Twin Bed)"
NBC
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace "Merroway Cove"
  • John William Kavanaugh (music)
  • Craig Gerber (lyrics)
Disney
Sons of Anarchy
("A Mother's Work")
"Day Is Gone"
FX
2015
[44]
Inside Amy Schumer
("Cool with It")
"Girl You Don't Need Make Up"
Comedy Central
The Comedians
("Celebrity Guest")
"Kiss an Old Man" FX
Glee
("Dreams Come True")
"This Time"
Fox
How Murray Saved Christmas "You Gotta Believe"
NBC
The Oscars "Moving Pictures"
  • Anderson-Lopez & Lopez (music & lyrics)
ABC
Sons of Anarchy
("Papa's Goods")
"Come Join the Murder" FX
2016
[45]
The Hunting Ground "Til It Happens to You"
CNN
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
("I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!")
"Settle for Me"
The CW
Empire
("A Rose by Any Other Name")
"Good People"
Fox
Galavant
("A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear")
"A New Season"
ABC
Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special "Frozen Lullaby"
Vimeo
2017
[46]
13th "Letter to the Free"
Netflix
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
("When Will Josh And His Friend Leave Me Alone?")
"We Tapped That Ass"
The CW
Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special "Jing-A-Ling-A-Ling"
Disney
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
("Jessica Chastain/Willie Nelson/Hunter Hayes")
"The Ballad of Claus Jorstad (Devil Stool)"
ABC
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Casey Affleck")
"Last Christmas"
NBC
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
("Kimmy’s Roommate Lemonades!")
"Hell No"
Netflix
2018
[47]
Saturday Night Live
("Host: Chance the Rapper")
"Come Back Barack"
NBC
Big Mouth
("Am I Gay?")
"Totally Gay"
  • Mark Rivers (music & lyrics)
Netflix
A Christmas Story Live! "In the Market for a Miracle"
Fox
The Good Fight
("Day 450")
"High Crimes and Misdemeanors"
CBS All Access
If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast "Just Getting Started" HBO
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life "The Buddy Song"
Netflix
2019
[48]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
("I Have To Get Out")
"Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal"
The CW
Documentary Now!
("Original Cast Album: Co-op")
"Holiday Party (I Did a Little Cocaine Tonight)"
IFC
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London "Father & Son"
HBO
Saturday Night Live
("Host: James McAvoy")
"The Upper East Side"
NBC
Song of Parkland "Beautiful Things Can Grow"
  • Mark Sonnenblick (music)
  • Ashley Paseltiner & Molly Reichard (lyrics)
HBO
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards "This One's for You"
CBS

Multiple wins

6 wins

3 wins

2 wins

Multiple nominations

13 nominations

12 nominations

9 nominations

7 nominations

6 nominations

5 nominations

4 nominations

3 nominations

2 nominations

Programs with multiple awards

3 wins
2 wins

Programs with multiple nominations

12 nominations
9 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

Notes

  1. ^ As a juried award, nominees had to garner 50% approval to win the award. The benchmark was not met and no award was given.

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Asa Taccone is a musician and the lead singer of the band Electric Guest.

August Greene

August Greene is an American supergroup. The brainchild of rapper Common, and producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, it was formed in 2018 after sharing the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their song "Letter to the Free", which was part of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th (2016).

The trio made their live debut on January 26, 2018 at New York’s Highline Ballroom as part of Glasper’s sixth annual Grammy Awards party, and released a joint album on March 9 through Amazon Music. The album was preceded by the single "Optimistic", a Sounds of Blackness cover featuring singer Brandy.On February 21, 2018, August Greene performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

Chris Redd

Christopher Jerell Redd (born March 25, 1985) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, and cast member of the sketch variety show Saturday Night Live.

Curt Sobel

Curt Elliot Sobel (born October 26, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American composer and music editor.

In 1992 Sobel won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (shared with lyricist Dennis Spiegel) for the song "Why Do I Lie?" from the HBO film Cast a Deadly Spell.His film scores include The Flamingo Kid (1984), Alien Nation (1988), Catchfire (1990), Defenseless (1991), A Cool, Dry Place (1998), Body Count (1998), and Tiptoes (2003).

Sobel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Berklee College of Music.

Dear Old Donegal

"Dear Old Donegal" is an Irish-American song popularised by American singer Bing Crosby and written by Steve Graham. The song has an 'upbeat' rhythm and is meant to be the words of a poor Irishman who has to leave his homeland to go to United States, however, he gets to return to his native County Donegal after becoming successful in the United States.

Dear Old Donegal was also performed by Judy Garland, Zina Bethune, and Vic Damone as part of the All-Purpose Holiday Medley on The Judy Garland Show in 1963. It was parodied by Allan Sherman on his album "My Son, the Folk Singer", as "Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max", using Jewish references rather than Irish. The tune of the song was used in the US comedy Family Guy for the song "Drunken Irish Dad", which was sung by Peter Griffin in the episode "Peter's Two Dads". The song was even nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Dick in a Box

"Dick in a Box" is the debut single by American comedy troupe The Lonely Island, featuring singer Justin Timberlake. The song and music video debuted on Saturday Night Live as an SNL Digital Short on December 16, 2006. The video depicts two early-1990s R&B ballad singers Andy (Andy Samberg) and Raif (Timberlake) crooning a holiday song about making a gift for their girlfriends of their penises wrapped in boxes (strategically placed) topped with bows.

The song originated from Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels, who asked Samberg to write a track to showcase Timberlake's singing abilities. "Dick in a Box" was recorded in one night, while its corresponding music video was filmed the following day. After being screened by NBC executives for content, the short debuted less than a few hours later. In its original network airing, the word "dick", a recurring word in the chorus, was bleeped 16 times.

Saturday Night Live producers made the decision to publish the uncensored version of the short online after its broadcast debut under the titles “Special Treat in a Box” or “Special Christmas Box”. Like its predecessor, "Lazy Sunday", "Dick in a Box" became a major viral hit on the Internet. It received a very favorable audience and critical reception. The song won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2007. The popularity of the short led to ongoing collaborations with Timberlake in his succeeding SNL visits, in 2009 with "Motherlover" and "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" in 2011.

Extra Large Medium

"Extra Large Medium" is the 12th episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. Directed by John Holmquist and written by Steve Callaghan, the episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on February 14, 2010. In "Extra Large Medium", the show's main character, Peter, discovers that he has supposedly developed "extrasensory perception" (ESP) after his two sons, Chris and Stewie, go missing during a family hike in the woods. Soon after being rescued, Chris decides to ask out a classmate at his school, named Ellen, who has Down syndrome, and eventually takes her on a romantic date, which he goes on to regret. Meanwhile, Peter begins performing psychic readings, but is eventually discovered to be faking his ability once he is approached by the town's police force.

The episode generated significant controversy. Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is referenced briefly in the episode as being the mother of Ellen, took offense to the episode's portrayal of Down syndrome, due to her son's diagnosis of the disorder. Andrea Fay Friedman, who was also diagnosed with Down syndrome and portrayed the character of Ellen, publicly refuted Palin, instead supporting executive producer and series creator Seth MacFarlane, who defended the episode, and was also supported by Bill Maher, the host of Real Time. The episode got more criticism from the Parents Television Council during its original broadcast.Despite the controversy, critical responses to the episode were mostly positive; critics praised its storyline, numerous cultural references, and its portrayal of a person with Down syndrome. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 6.42 million homes in its original airing. The episode featured guest performances by Jennifer Birmingham, Jackson Douglas, Andrea Fay Friedman, Phil LaMarr, Michele Lee and Nana Visitor, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series. It was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, for the episode's song entitled "Down Syndrome Girl", at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Both Walter Murphy and MacFarlane were recognized for their work on the music and lyrics. "Extra Large Medium" was released on DVD, along with 11 other episodes from the season, on December 13, 2011.

Family Guy (season 8)

Family Guy's eighth season first aired on the Fox network in twenty-one episodes from September 27, 2009, to May 23, 2010, before being released as two DVD box sets and in syndication. It ran on Sunday nights between May and July 2010 on BBC Three in the UK. The animated television series Family Guy follows the dysfunctional Griffin family—father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and dog Brian, all of whom reside in their hometown of Quahog.

As of season eight, the series entered its seventh production season. Production season seven was executive produced by Chris Sheridan, David Goodman, Danny Smith, Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan and series creator Seth MacFarlane. The season's showrunners were Hentemann and Callaghan, both of whom replaced previous showrunners Goodman and Sheridan.

The season received a mixed reception from critics, who cited a lack of original writing. More positive assessments revolved around the "tail end of the season," which "threw out all its old conventions and tried something remarkably different." Season eight contains some of the series' most acclaimed episodes, including "Road to the Multiverse", "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" and "Dog Gone", as well as some of the most controversial episodes, including "Extra Large Medium", "Brian & Stewie", "Quagmire's Dad" and "Partial Terms of Endearment," which was banned from being aired on American TV, but has been released on DVD (as both a standalone episode and as part of the complete season set) and saw broadcast in the UK on BBC3. It was the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation and a Genesis Award for television comedy, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

The Volume Eight DVD box set was released in Region 1 on June 15, 2010, Region 2 on November 1, 2010 and Region 4 on August 17, 2010. Eight of the twenty-one episodes are included in the volume. The remaining eleven episodes of the season were released on the Volume Nine DVD box set in Region 1 on December 13, 2011, and was released in Region 2 on May 9, 2011 and Region 4 on June 15, 2011. Two other episodes were released independently on DVD.

Girls Versus Suits

"Girls Versus Suits" is the 12th episode of the fifth season of the CBS situation comedy How I Met Your Mother and the show's 100th episode overall. It originally aired on January 11, 2010.

The episode features a fantasy musical number, "Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit", performed by Neil Patrick Harris, which was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Greg O'Connor

Greg O'Connor is a composer and songwriter who has composed scores for over 30 television series and has written over numerous featured songs for TV, films and commercials. He is a Primetime Emmy winner and a four-time Emmy nominee. He has scored projects including variety, single camera comedy, multi camera comedy, animation, one hour drama, game show, sketch comedy, award show, stand up, reality, hidden camera, documentary, commercials and virtual reality.

Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song – TV Show/Mini Series

The Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song – TV Show/Mini Series is one of the awards given annually to people working in the television industry by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA). It is presented to the lyricists, musicians and performers who have crafter the best "original" song, specifically for a television series or miniseries. The award was first given in 2015, during the sixth annual awards.

How Murray Saved Christmas

How Murray Saved Christmas is a 2014 animated musical television special, directed by Peter Avanzino and written by Mike Reiss. The voice actors include Jerry Stiller, Sean Hayes, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Alexander, John Ratzenberger and Dennis Haysbert.

Reiss, a writer and producer of The Simpsons who sought to bring a "Simpsons sensibility to Christmas specials," adapted the script from his 2000 children's book of the same name and its 2002 sequel Santa Claustrophobia, which were both illustrated by David Catrow. The special premiered on December 5, 2014, on NBC. It was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Juicy (band)

Juicy was an American musical duo consisting of siblings Jerry Barnes and Katreese Barnes. The group is best known for the songs "Sugar Free" and Beat Street feature song "Beat Street Strut".

Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit

"Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit" is a song performed by Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of the comedy series How I Met Your Mother from the 100th episode "Girls Versus Suits". Carter Bays and Craig Thomas were nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for writing the song.

Peter's Two Dads

"Peter's Two Dads" is the tenth episode in the fifth season of the American animated television series Family Guy. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 11, 2007. The plot follows Peter traveling to Ireland to find his biological father, after he accidentally kills his stepfather at his daughter's birthday party. Meanwhile, after Lois spanks him, Stewie becomes fascinated with it and goes to great lengths to have her hit him again.

The episode was written by Danny Smith and directed by Cyndi Tang, with Greg Lovell as co-director. It received mostly positive reviews from critics for its storyline and many cultural references. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 7.97 million homes in its original airing. The episode featured guest performances by Dan Conroy, Phyllis Diller, Charles Durning and Fred Tatasciore. It was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, for the episode's song entitled "Drunken Irish Dad", at the 59th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper (born April 5, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American singer, pianist and record producer. He has been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards, has won 3 Grammys and an Emmy Award. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album Black Radio 2 was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song "These Walls," on which Glasper plays keys, from Kendrick Lamar's album To Pimp A Butterfly won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards. The soundtrack for the film Miles Ahead, for which Glasper was a producer, won Best Soundtrack Compilation at the 58th Grammy Awards. The song "Letter To The Free", written with Common for the Ava DuVernay documentary 13th, won the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Seth Meyers

Seth Adam Meyers (born December 28, 1973) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers, a late-night talk show that airs on NBC. Prior to that, he was a cast member and head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live (2001–2014) and hosted the show's news parody segment, Weekend Update.

Tony Barbieri

Anthony J. "Tony" Barbieri (born August 26, 1963, in Framingham, Massachusetts) is an Italian-American comedic writer and performer. He is most famous for his appearances as the Jimmy Kimmel Live! character "Jake Byrd."

Walter Murphy

Walter Anthony Murphy Jr. (born December 19, 1952) is an American composer, arranger, pianist, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for the instrumental "A Fifth of Beethoven", a disco adaptation of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony which topped the charts in 1976 and was featured on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977. Further classical–disco fusions followed, such as "Flight '76", "Rhapsody in Blue", "Toccata and Funk in 'D' Minor", "Bolero", and "Mostly Mozart", but were not as successful.

In a career spanning nearly five decades, Murphy has written music for numerous films and TV shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Savage Bees, Stingray, Wiseguy, The Commish, Profit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Looney Tunes, and How Murray Saved Christmas. He has had a long-running partnership with Seth MacFarlane, composing music for his films and TV shows such as Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad!, Ted, and Ted 2.

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