DENTON, U.S.A.


 
    In the movie, this song was sung on one stage, using characters and large letters of the alphabet.  However, in the original script, this song was a "film clip" anthem, that was filmed throughout the town of Denton.  It featured various settings, such as people mowing their lawns, cheerleaders on a football field, and women shopping at stores.  This proved to be too expensive to film (budget restraints due to the actor's strike) so the idea was changed to the "soundstage" we see in the movie.
    As a matter of fact, in the original script, Brad and Janet were not "audience members" as shown in the final film.  Janet was working in the "booth" where she helped the control panels for the cameras at the TV studio that aired the Denton USA anthem.  Brad, meanwhile, was watching the show at home.
    Shock Treatment was filmed in London, so the audience members were all London extras.  Several of them mess up when trying to lip-sync the chorus.
 


 
Neely: You'll find happy hearts and smiling faces and tolerance for the ethnic races in Denton.
Harry: You'll find a rambling rose and a picket fence.
Emily: Tenderness, and innocence in Denton
Cop: You'll find conference rooms And a children's playground.
        Denton is a real okay town
        Civic pride and civic duty and Denton girls are (whistles) full of beauty.
 
Cheerleaders: You may call us the goodie goodie two shoes
        Were here to cheer you with the good news
        That D - E - N - T - O - N gets T - E - N
        That's ten out of ten!
Ralph: If you're looking for a life of leisure
Macy: Your gonna get a whole lot to please ya
Ralph: Again and again
Macy: And again and again
Ralph and Macy: And again!
 
Audience: Denton, Denton, you've got no pretension
        You're where the heart is you're okay!
        Denton, Denton, I'd just like to mention
        You're the home of youthand you're America's truth
        And you're Denton Denton USA!
 
Emily: This is the Mecca of America
Harry: The Bethlehem of the west
Emily: This is the birthplace of the virtuous.
Harry: The home of happiness
Macy: Leisure wise, we're sure you will adapt.
Ralph: Enjoy your stay, have a happy holiday.
Cheerleaders: And we'll all put Denton Denton on the map.
 
Audience: Denton, Denton, you've got no pretension
        You're where the heart is you're okay!
        Denton, Denton, I'd just like to mention
        You're the home of youthand you're America's truth
        And you're Denton Denton USA!
        Denton, Denton, you've got no pretension
        You're where the heart is you're okay!
        Denton, Denton, I'd just like to mention
        You're the home of youthand you're America's truth
        And you're Denton Denton USA!