The Planets is a song from the cartoon of the same name from episode 32 of Animaniacs. In it, Yakko names all the planets of the solar system...well, almost all of them. The music was arranged by the late Richard Stone and the lyrics written by Paul Rugg. Originally, when Randy Rogel was writing "Yakko's Universe," he originally wrote the last verse about all the planets, but when he was informed that Rugg was writing a separate song, he rewrote it. The song is also the eleventh track of the album Animaniacs.


The closest to the sun
Is the planet Mercury,
Next the shrouded planet Venus
Is as cloudy as can be.
The Earth is next; we call it home
Let's hope it stays that way,
And then there's Mars; it's really red
What more can I say?
The gassy planet Jupiter's
As big as planets come,
Then there's Saturn with its mighty rings
Made up of tiny crumbs.
We travel on to Neptune,
That's a gassy, freezing ball,
And cold and tiny Pluto
Is the furthest one of all.
Well, there you go. That's our solar system.
You forgot Uranus.
Goodnight, everybody!

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