Lyle the Kindly Viking


Lyle the Kindly Viking

Infobox_Film
name = Lyle the Kindly Viking


caption = DVD cover | writer = Phil Vischer,
Eric Metaxas,
Marc Vulcano
director = Tim Hodge
Marc Vulcano | distributor = Sony Wonder
producer = Jennifer Combs
starring = Phil Vischer,
Mike Nawrocki,
Lisa Vischer,
Jim Poole
music = Phil Vischer,
Kurt Heinecke
released = March 24, 2001
runtime = 37 minutes
language = English
preced by = ""
followed by = "The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown"
imdb_id = 0284611

"Lyle the Kindly Viking" is the 15th episode of the "VeggieTales" animated series. It was released on March 24, 2001 . It features two short stories about sharing and selflessness, one a parody of Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the other a parody of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, It's .

Synopsis

In an attempt to bring a higher level of class and sophistication to "VeggieTales", Archibald Asparagus requests and receives permission to run the show. The countertop is modified with a fireplace and wing chair (a la "Masterpiece Theatre") and Archibald introduces the first segment.

His aim is the first "VeggieTales"' production of a Shakespeare play, but, unable to find the script for "Hamlet", the French Peas instead procure the script for "Omelet". In this story, Omelet, played by Jimmy Gourd, is prepared the last eggs in the kingdom, "light and fluffy". His royal subjects are starving however (it is later descovered that the lack of eggs is due to the fact that his subjects thought that they were ping-pong balls), and despite his reservations he ultimately agrees to share his eggs with the kingdom.

Following this segment is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald intervenes immediately and changes it to "Classy Songs with Larry". The resulting song is silly enough anyway.

Finally, Archibald presents the "lost script of Gilbert and Sullivan," entitled "Lyle the Kindly Viking". In this episode, Junior Asparagus is a Viking who secretly returns his share of the loot to the Monks from which it was stolen but Sven and Otar took turns with Olaf's binoculars and fall into the sea. He is discovered, however, by Olaf who attempts to destroy him. When a great storm capsizes the Viking ships, the Monks rescue Lyle, who in turn convinces them to save the rest of the doomed Vikings. This show of kindness convinces the Vikings to turn over a new leaf, to begin sharing instead of looting and pillaging.

In the closing countertop sequence, Archibald discovers he's been duped and the scene falls into chaos.

Cast of Characters

Omelet

* Jimmy Gourd as Prince Omelet
* Scooter Carrot as Horatio
* Mr. Lunt as Ophelia
* Percy Pea as a yound lad
* Jerry Gourd as Polonius
* Phillipe as Servant #1
* Jean Claude as Servant #2

Lyle the Kindly Viking

* Junior Asparagus as Lyle
* Larry The Cucumber as Sven
* Bob the Tomato as Ottar
* Mr. Nezzer as Olaf
* Mr. Lunt as Bjorn
* Pa Grape as a Monk
* Penelope and Mabel as Viking wives
* Jimmy Gourd as Harold
* Jerry Gourd as Erik

Segments

* Opening Countertop
* Omelet
* Classy Songs with Larry: Larry's High Silk hat (Tune: "Funiculì, Funiculà")
* Lyle the Kindly Viking
* Closing Countertop

Songs

In addition to the ubiquitous "VeggieTales Theme" and "What We Have Learned," this episode contains the following songs:

* "We're Vikings", sung by the Viking company
* "What's Up With Lyle", sung by Olaf
* "Dear Monks", sung by Lyle
* "Thank You", sung by the Monks
* "Not So Fast", sung by Sven and Otar
* "Share of Friends" , sung by Lyle
* "Look, Olaf!" ,sung by Sven and Otar
* "What Do You Think You're Doing?", sung by Olaf
* "Closing Medley", sung by the entire cast
* "Larry's High Silk Hat" (Tune: "Funiculi, Funicula") (Silly Song), sung by Archibald Asparagus and Larry the Cucumber

References

1. http://www1.epinions.com/content_18151345796

2. http://christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2001/veggie-lyle.html

External links

* [http://www.qubo.com/veggie_show.asp Veggietales at Qubo.com]
* [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/2007/05/veggietales-christian-animation-cg-3d.html VeggieTales] at [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/ Christian Cartoons Online]
* [http://www.darrenandchristy.com/veggie/classic/index.html Ultimate Veggie]


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