Time for Part Two (also known as the last part) of the series “Instrumental versions of songs by the band Cake.” This is Mission Hill, with its adaptation of Cake’s Italian Leather Sofa.
This show, incidentally, is extremely missed by yours truly. It started up during the era when Simpsons writers could make shows whenever they wanted (sort of like Family Guy writers today). It, along with The Critic, Futurama, and probably other stuff, made up the stars in a galaxy of delightful and short-lived shows by Simpsons writers (yes, Futurama’s coming back - will The Critic be next?). The show was about a guy living with his little brother and some wacky roommates in The Big City (“Cosmopolis”).
The song’s pretty great, instrumentally, because it lets the show’s characters do their little I-am-stoned dances, making this a slightly edgier version of FRIENDS (right? That makes sense). You don’t get to know a ton about the characters, other than that they enjoy each other’s company to varying degrees, and isn’t that mostly what we need from a show like this? Incidentally, according to wikipedia, this show’s pilot included the first EVER gay male kiss in television history. So, that’s something.
The whole series (one season) is on DVD, and I recommend checking it out. I’d be surprised if you were disappointed, sincerely.