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"Stuck in the Middle with You" (early references just call it "Stuck in the Middle") is a song written and performed by Stealers Wheel which was composed of Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty, and an ever-changing cast of other musicians. The song was released on their 1972 self-titled debut album "Stealers Wheel". The song is often mistaken as being performed by Bob Dylan, which was always believed to be the performers intention. The single sold over one million copies, climbing up to eventually the top 10 on both the US and UK pop charts. Stealers Wheel Debut Album Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk/rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan (born 16 April 1944, in Paisley, Scotland) and Gerry Rafferty (born 18 October 1947, Paisley, Scotland). ... Joe Egan (* October 18, 1949 in Paisley, Scotland) was a British singer and songwriter. ... Gerry Rafferty (born Gerald Rafferty, 16 April 1947, in Paisley) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


Cultural references

"Stuck in the Middle" was famously used in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, during the infamous "ear" scene. It was introduced on the radio in the warehouse, as part of K-Billy's "Super Sounds of the Seventies Weekend" by Steven Wright, who acted as the voice of the DJ. Here is how he introduced the song: "Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded this Dylanesque, pop, bubble-gum favorite from April 1974, that reached up to number five, as K-Billy's Super Sounds of the Seventies continues." The song was also included in the Reservoir Dogs video game and the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... f u ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Reservoir Dogs is a video game based on the Quentin Tarantino film of the same name. ... Reservoir Dogs: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantinos film Reservoir Dogs. ...


This same scene was later parodied in The Simpsons episode Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, where the ultra-violent cartoon characters Itchy and Scratchy are shown re-enacting the ear-slicing scene to the tune of "Stuck in the Middle", but end up decapitating Quentin Tarantino instead. Simpsons redirects here. ... Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, also known as Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(doh)cious[2] is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons eighth season and originally aired February 7, 1997. ... Itchy and Scratchy The Itchy & Scratchy Show is a fictional television cartoon show within the television cartoon show The Simpsons (see show-within-a-show). ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ...


Jeff Healey recorded a cover version of Stuck in the Middle With You in 1995. Juice Newton also covered the song twice: once in 1985 on her album "Old Flame" and re-recorded it in 2004 for her "Collection" CD. Susanna Hoffs covered the song on her eponymous 1996 release. British singer Louise Redknapp also recorded a cover version. Jeff Healey (born Norman Jeffrey Healey, 25 March 1966, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian blues-rock guitarist. ... Juice Newton was born Judy Kay Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles (2003 promo photo) Susanna Lee Hoffs (born January 17, 1959) is a vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bangles. ... Susanna Hoffs is the second solo album by Susanna Hoffs. ... Louise Elizabeth Redknapp (née Nurding) (born November 4, 1974) is an English singer and television presenter, usually referred to by her first name alone. ...


"Stuck in the Middle With You" was featured in the 2000 Malcolm in the Middle episode "Funeral". This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... Malcolm in the Middle was a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... Funeral is the 11th episode of the first season of the FOX sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. ...


It was also recorded by Keith Urban and featured as a bonus track on the 2001 American re-release of his 1997 album The Ranch. Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967, New Zealand), is a New Zealand country music singer. ... Alternate meaning: Area 51 (video game) Satellite view of Area 51 from 1968, more construction happened since then Area 51 is a parcel of U.S. military-controlled land in southern Nevada, apparently containing a secret aircraft testing facility. ...


The song (playfully retitled "Stuck in the Metal") was covered by The Eagles of Death Metal on their 2004 album Peace, Love, Death Metal. Eagles of Death Metal are a garage rock band formed by Jesse The Devil Hughes and Josh Homme. ... Peace, Love, Death Metal is the debut album by Eagles of Death Metal released on March 23, 2004. ...


The song is used in the Disney Channel Original Movie's 2004 Stuck in the Suburbs. Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM), originally Disney Channel Premiere Films, are television movies produced for The Disney Channel. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Stuck in the Suburbs is a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) released on July 16, 2004, starring Danielle Panabaker as Brittany Aarons and Brenda Song as Natasha Kwon-Schwartz. ...


It also appears in the 1997 movie, "Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie", and the 1998 movie, "Big and Hairy".


The song is often mistakenly attributed to Bob Dylan, likely because Rafferty's distinctive voice is similar to Dylan's, or perhaps because the line "jokers to the right" is vaguely reminiscent of the Joker character in Dylan's songs "All Along the Watchtower" and "Jokerman". It may also be due to the fact that in Reservoir Dogs, the DJ leads into the song by calling it "Dylan-esque". The Steve Miller Band is also mistakenly associated with the song, because the saying "jokers to the right" is compared with Miller's album The Joker and the nickname Joker. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve Miller is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. ... The Joker is the title of the eighth album by The Steve Miller Band, released in 1973. ...


On the Comedy Central TV show Crank Yankers, an episode featuring rapper Ludacris parodies a version of "Stuck in the middle". The episode involves Ludacris wanting to change his name to peanut head, which is actually the mascot for Planters peanuts, Mr. Peanut. After talking to his record executive, he begins to torture Mr. Peanut in the same manner from the movie Reservoir Dogs, even including a food version of "Stuck in the middle". Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Crank Yankers is a United States TV show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual prank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests which are re-enacted onscreen by puppets. ... Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known as Ludacris, is an American rapper. ... Planters Peanuts Planters is an American snack food company, best known for its peanuts and the Mr. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ...


One episode of Mad TV parodies the scene in a sketch in which Andy Griffith and Barney Fife, police officers from The Andy Griffith Show, torture a suspect in their police station. Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ... Not to be confused with Andy Griffiths. ... Deputy Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show Bernard Barney Fife[1] was the fictional deputy sheriff in the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. ... The Andy Griffith Show is an American television series that aired on CBS from October 3rd, 1960 to April 1st, 1968. ...


The band Lazlo Bane, known for the theme song for Scrubs, was told after a show in L.A. in December 2006 that the band reminded someone of Stealers Wheel, Lazlo Bane didn't know who they were. The next day they were asked to record a song for a scene in a movie. They searched the lyrics of Stuck in the Middle With You and it was by Stealers Wheel. It is going to be featured in their next CD. Lazlo Bane is an alternative rock band hailing from Santa Monica, California. ... Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/dramedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Stealers Wheel Debut Album Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk/rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan (born 16 April 1944, in Paisley, Scotland) and Gerry Rafferty (born 18 October 1947, Paisley, Scotland). ... Lazlo Bane is an alternative rock band hailing from Santa Monica, California. ... Stealers Wheel Debut Album Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk/rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan (born 16 April 1944, in Paisley, Scotland) and Gerry Rafferty (born 18 October 1947, Paisley, Scotland). ...


The song was also on the show American Idol by the top 16 in 2007. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


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Stuck in the Middle With You - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
Stuck in the Middle With You (early references just call it "Stuck in the Middle") is a song written by Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty, and originally released in 1972 by their band Stealers Wheel and on the album Stealers Wheel.
"Stuck in the Middle" was used in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 adventure/action movie Reservoir Dogs, during the famous "ear" scene.
"Stuck in the Middle With You" was featured in the 2000 Malcolm in the Middle episode "Funeral".
Stuck in the Middle with You (1056 words)
Stuck in the Middle with You - By Richard M. Highsmith, M.S. PUBLISHING GUIDELINES: You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included.
Of course the “you” I was stuck in the middle with was me. I was written up twice within my first several months for insubordination and failing to carry out managerial directives.
You will find you are not stuck in the middle, but at the center of an exciting dynamic team.
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