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Rudolph and Hermey perform the original version of the song.
Written by: Johnny Marks
Date: 1964

"We're a Couple Of Misfits" is a song originally featured in the 1964 Rankin/Bass Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is sung by Rudolph and Hermey when they decide to be independent and strike out on their own. Due to inclusion of the special's extended ending in 1965, it was replaced by "Fame and Fortune" from then until 1998. However, in recent airings, the "Fame and Fortune" footage is now used when it is played, with a few lines removed.

Song-We're a Couple of Misfits (Christmas in July version)

Rudolph and Frosty sing the song in Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July.

The song was reused in Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, in which Rudolph and Frosty sing it at the end. The lyrics are mostly the same there, but with Hermey's solo verse rewritten as one fitting Frosty.

Album releases

Lyrics

Prelude

Hermey: Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit.
You can't fire me, I quit,
Seems I don't fit in.
Rudolph: Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit.
Just because my nose glows...
Why don't I fit in?

Original version

Note: Lyrics highlighted in red text were only used in the full version.

Both: We're a couple of misfits,
We're a couple of misfits.
What's the matter with misfits?
That's where we fit in.
We're not daffy and dilly,
Don't go 'round willy nilly.
Seems to us kinda silly,
That we don't fit in.
We may be
Different from the rest.
Who decides the test
Of what is really best?
We're a couple of misfits,
We're a couple of misfits.
What's the matter with misfits?
That's where we fit in.
Rudolph: Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit!
I'm a dear of a reindeer,
Why don't I fit in?
Hermey: Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit!
They can't fire me, I QUIT!
Seems I don't fit in.
Both: We may be
Different from the rest.
Who decides the test
Of what is really best?
We're a couple of misfits,
We're a couple of misfits.
What's the matter with misfits?
That's where we fit in!

Christmas in July version

Both: We're a couple of misfits,
We're a couple of misfits.
Rudolph: What's the matter with misfits?
That's where we fit in!
Both: We're not daffy and dilly,
Don't go 'round willy nilly.
Frosty: Seems to us kinda silly,
That we don't fit in.
Both: We may be different from the rest
Who decides the test
Of what is really best?
Rudolph: We're a couple of misfits,
Frosty: Not a couple of nitwits!
Both: What's the matter with misfits?
That's where we fit in!
Rudolph: Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit!
I'm a dear of a reindeer,
Why don't I fit in?
Frosty: Why am I such a misfit?
I am not just a nitwit!
There's no man like a snowman,
Why don't I fit in?
Both: We may be different from the rest.
Who decides the test
Of what is really best?
Rudolph: We're a couple of misfits,
Frosty: Not a couple of nitwits!
Both: What's the matter with misfits?
That's where we fit in!
That's where we fit in!

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