"What's Up, Duloc?" is a song from the stage musical production Shrek the Musical, based on DreamWorks Animation's 2001 film Shrek. It features Lord Farquaad and a group of dancers welcoming people to their kingdom, and is an extended version of the song "Welcome to Duloc" from the original film.

The song was performed by Farquaad's actor Christopher Sieber and a chorus as the dancers.


Welcome to Duloc, such a perfect town.
Here we have some rules, let us lay them down.
don't make waves, stay in line,
And we'll get along fine,
Duloc is a perfect place.
Please keep off of the grass,
Shine your shoes, wipe your... face!
Duloc is, Duloc is, Duloc is a perfect place!

[And here's the man who made it happen,
The towering colossal of moxie, Loooord Farquaad!]

[Oh, it's you! What a terrific surprise.]

Once upon a time, this place was infested.
Freaks on every corner, I had them all arrested.
Hey, nonny, nonny, nonny, no...
If you had a quirk, you didn't pass inspection.
We all have our standards, but I will have perfection!
And so... And so...

Things are looking up here in Duloc.
(Just take a look!)
The things I'm cooking up here in Duloc.
(He likes to cook!)
A model that amazes, a plan with seven phases.
(Bum bum bum bum bum!)
Thing are looking up here in Duloc!
(They're looking up!)
In Duloc!

The ladies all look swell, the men are so dashing.
And thanks to my new dress code, the fashion's never clashing!
Hey, nonny, nonny, nonny, no...

This castle I had built is taller than the cliff tops.
A city like a postcard, a monorail and gift shops!

Farquaad, Farquaad, Farquaad,
Farquaad, Farquaad, Farquaad,
Farquaad, Farquaad, Farquaad,
Farquaad, Farquaad, Farquaad!

And so...
(And so...)
And so...
(And so...)
And so...

No one from the gutter in Duloc.
(He's takin' aim!)
Embrace the cookie cutter in Duloc!
(We're all the same!)
The upshot is enormous when you can shout:
(Conform us!)
Yes! Things are...
(Things are looking up...)
(Things are looking up...)
(Things are looking up...)
Here in Duloc!

[Hey, let's hear it for those Duloc dancers!
Aren't they terrific?]

There's no sign in slowin', we're growin', we're growin'!

Look he's growing, and growing, and growing!
Look at him grow!

Things are looking up here...

We practiced this part both forward and back.
We make one mistake, and we get the rack!

Things I'm cooking up here...

He taught us to dance with razzamatazz.
He's trained in ballet, flamenco and jazz!

My hard work and my rigor
Have made me so much bigger!
Things are looking up...

Things are looking up...

Things are looking up here in Duloc!


Here in Duloc!

Up, up, up, up, up!

Other Appearances

  • The song was featured on the musical's soundtrack.



Shrek the Musical


See Also


  • The name of the song is intended to be a play on Bugs Bunny's iconic catchphrase "What's up, doc?".

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