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I Never Met A Wolf Who Didn't Love To Howl
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Album: Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash SMASH - The Complete Season One
By: Smash
Sung by: Ivy Lynn in The Cost of Art
Karen Cartwright in Bombshell
Solos: Ivy Lynn
Karen Cartwright
Episode: The Cost of Art & Bombshell

I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn't Love to Howl is an original song first featured in The Cost of Art, the fourth episode of the first season of Smash. Being an original song, it was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The version released as a single features Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn) on lead vocals with additional vocals from Debra Messing (Julia Houston), Jaime Cepero (Ellis Tancharoen), Will Chase (Michael Swift), and Nick Jonas (Lyle West). According to the scene of the original Marilyn: The Musical, Ivy played Marilyn, Julia played Jane Russell, Jaime, Will and Nick played the USA Troops. The scene would be the recording/shooting of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", then Marilyn singing to the Troops in Korea.

Unlike most original songs, the number has two lyrically different versions. In the original, Ivy Lynn enlists the help of four colleagues to sing the number at Lyle West's birthday party. In the context of Bombshell, the number occurs while Joe & Marilyn are honeymooning in Japan. Marilyn is asked to perform for the troops in Korea. Joe sees firsthand how men react to her and how she loves it. It was written by Tom Levitt and Julia Houston and was first performed at Lyle West's birthday party by Ivy Lynn and was also performed at the Boston previews with Karen Cartwright as Marilyn Monroe.

The number earned Smash choreographer Joshua Bergasse a 2012 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography.

Lyrics (The Cost of Art Version)Edit

Ivy:
When you are born with sex appeal
In a forest called Hollywood
You'll find more wolves at your back door
Than that Little Red Riding Hood
Now she and her little old grandma
Could have learned from the men I've dated
That a wolf can be quite a devotee

Ivy and Julia:
Once he's domesticated!

Ivy:
Here's a lesson they should teach in school
When a girl gets curvy, and the boys all drool
If math and science just ain't your style
Just give that teacher a wink and a smile
For a passing grade, you won't have to wait
And you can thank him later when you graduate
'Cause I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Howwwl!

Ivy:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Ivy:
If a nice diploma you wanna get
Well, then, make that teacher the student's pet
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

You never know where a wolf might crouch
But his natural habitat's the casting couch
So take lots of pictures of the wildlife
To tell the wolf you could share with his wife
The hunter gets captured by the game
Then Leo The Lion will be roaring your name
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Howwwl!

Ivy:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Ivy:
If your face and figure are whistle bait
Honey, you'll have the keys to the studio gate
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
The three little piggies sure had it wrong
When the wolf came-a-knockin' in that old song

Ivy:
If he's huffin' and puffin' sayin' "Marilyn, I gotcha!"
I say "Come on in" and I put on Sinatra!

Ivy with Company:
Oh, Frankie!

Ivy:
A wealthy wolf likes to buy his toys
But he really is just one of the boys
If you've got something for which he's cravin'
It sure is good that he's been savin'
Be a fan, give his cheek a peck
But get his autograph on a cashier's check

Ivy with Company:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Howwwl!

Ivy with Company:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Ivy:
Even if that wolf's just a grey old goat (Lyle: What?)
He still will make a nice fur coat (Lyle: Yeah!)

Ivy with Company:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Ivy:
Go, baby, go!

Ivy with Company:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Howwwl!

Ivy with Company:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

Julia, Michael, and Ellis with Company:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Ivy:
This wolf looks like he's ready to dine

Lyle:
Tell me, where can I sign on the dotted line?

Ivy with Company:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Ivy:
Oh, yeah!

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Ivy's rendition of the number at Lyle's party

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Lyrics (Bombshell Version)Edit

Marilyn:
Here's a lesson they should teach in school
When a girl gets curvy, and the boys all drool
If math and science just ain't your style
Just give that teacher a wink and a smile
For a passing grade, you won't have to wait
And you can thank him later when you graduate
'Cause I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

United States Troops:
Howwwl!

Marilyn:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

United States Troops:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Marilyn:
If a nice diploma you wanna get
Well, then, make that teacher the student's pet
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

You never know where a wolf might crouch
But his natural habitat's the casting couch
So take lots of pictures of the wildlife
To tell the wolf you could share with this wife
The hunter gets captured by the game
Then Leo the lion will be roaring your name!
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

United States Troops:
Howwwl!

Marilyn:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

United States Troops:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Marilyn:
If your face and figure are whistle bait
Then honey, you'll have the keys to the studio gate
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

United States Troops:
The three little piggies sure had it wrong
When the wolf came-a-knockin' with that old song

Marilyn:
He was huffin' and puffin' sayin' "Marilyn, I gotcha!"
I say "Come on in" and I put on Sinatra!

The enemy wolves are just like boys
They use the big artillery like playground toys
But when they see my ammunition in all its splendor
I'll easily negotiate complete surrender
'Cause the medals on my chest will make them weak in the knees
And I promise I won't rest until we're all at ease

Marilyn with United States Troops:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

United States Troops:
Howwwl!

Marilyn with United States Troops:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

United States Troops:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Marilyn:
'Cause a boy with a gun thinks it's fun to shoot
And that's a real big twenty-one gun salute

Marilyn with United States Troops:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Marilyn:
Come and get me, boys!

Marilyn with United States Troops:
Yeah, I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

United States Troops:
Howwwl!

Marilyn with United States Troops:
No, I never met a man who wasn't on the prowl

United States Troops:
Shimmy, shimmy, oh, gimme, gimme!

Marilyn:
Seeing all you G.I. Wolves gives me an idea
Tell Hollywood that I'm staying in Korea

Marilyn with United States Troops:
I never met a wolf who didn't love to howl!

Marilyn:
Oh, yeah!

Later ReprisalsEdit

VideosEdit

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Smash ~ I Never Met a Wolf That Didn't Love to Howl ~ Katharine Mcphee02:33

Smash ~ I Never Met a Wolf That Didn't Love to Howl ~ Katharine Mcphee

Karen's rendition as Marilyn Monroe

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