|Music by||Giuseppe Verdi|
|Lyrics by||Salvatore Cammanaro|
|Source|| Il Trovatore|
The "Anvil Chorus" from Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera Il trovatore depicts the striking of anvils by Spanish gypsies as they sing the praises of hard work, good wine, and gypsy women.
- Gonzo tries to demolish an automobile to the tune of the "Anvil Chorus" in episode 103 of The Muppet Show.
- The music is set to new lyrics in the Muppet Babies episode "Sing a Song of Superheroes" as they walk through the desert, lamenting over their water having been turned off in the Nursery.
- In Episode 2875 of Sesame Street, a section of the song is used in the opera "La Grouchiata," where the title character bangs her spoon in time to the music.