Very Silly Songs!


Very Silly Songs!

Infobox_Film
name = A Very Silly Sing-Along!

| --> caption = Original 1997 VHS cover
writer = Mike Nawrocki,
Phil Vischer
director = Mike Nawrocki,
Chris Olsen
distributor = Sony Wonder
producer = Chris Olsen
starring = Phil Vischer,
Mike Nawrocki,
Lisa Pautz Vischer,
Jim Poole,
Mike Sage,
Dan Anderson
music = Phil Vischer,
Mike Nawrocki
released = March 1997
runtime = 30 minutes
language = English
preceded_by = "The Toy That Saved Christmas"
followed_by = "Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space!" | imdb_id = 0500151

"A Very Silly Sing-Along!" is the seventh episode in the "VeggieTales" animated series. Released in March 1997, it is the first of several sing-along videos. It features the four Silly Songs with Larry that had been released to date along with a half dozen others from the first five episodes. It also introduced the popular "Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" whose Silly Song appears here for the first time.

Synopsis

This episode starts immediately with the countertop, initially skipping the theme song. Larry the Cucumber thinking this is the very first VeggieTales workout video, begins a workout hopping left, right, front, and back in time to generic, upbeat workout music. Then he uses a trampoline for jumping (claiming that if the at-home viewer has no trampoline using and old rug and a pair of slinkies will suffice). However, after jumping progressively higher, he gets hit by the cupboards and Bob comes on-screen, explaining this is actually VeggieTales very first sing along tape. To demonstrate, Bob uses the French Peas helping out by typing on QWERTY the words on the bottom of the screen. But after the demonstration, they type whatever they hear. After the scene degenerates into true chaos, Bob yells, "Roll tape!" and the camera cuts to the traditional theme tune.

After several songs, Larry, yet again misunderstanding the point of the sing-along, introduces the kids to the very 1st VeggieTales home improvement video. Stating he will fix a leaky fixture in the sink and replace it with a new one, "Which will be quite attractive, and last for years to come." But Jimmy Gourd, turned off the water supply in the bathroom and sink, not the kitchen. Thus when Larry begins to screw off the sink fixture, he is blasted into the air by the water flow.

After the "New and Improved Bunny Song", Larry introduces his home-viewers to the very first VeggieTales financial success video. Bob comes onscreen and after finally explaining the sing-along theme the video is meant for, Larry seems excited and asks when they will start, at which Bob gives up trying to explain and walks off. Oblivious to Bob's annoyance, Larry repeats his financial success speech to Bob.

The final Silly Song, the only one original to the video, Larry the Cucumber, Pa Grape, and Mr. Lunt are the "infamous band of scallywags: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything." The entire song consists of nonsensical tales of what each of the Pirates have never done. When Larry makes purely random statements of what he has never done, Pa Grape and Mr. Lunt berate him and say he should sing about "piraty things." Once Pa Grape asks Mr. Lunt for his opinion on whether Larry is making no sense, Mr. Lunt says Pa Grape looks like Cap'n Crunch. After they gainsay each other and Pa Grape sentences Mr. Lunt to walk the plank, Larry sings another verse of nonsense. Pa Grape declares Larry does not understand what they said previously about his singing; they finish the song with the refrain "And we've never been to Boston in the fall." They decide to watch Hiraldo, and Larry finds a quarter.

Songs

* "VeggieTales Theme Song"
* "I Can Be Your Friend" (from "Are You My Neighbor?")
* "Dance of the Cucumber" (from "Rack, Shack, and Benny")
* "Lagoon Song" (from "God Wants Me To Forgive Them!?!")
* "The Water Buffalo Song" (from "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?")
* "God Is Bigger" (from "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?")
* "I Love My Lips" (from "Dave and the Giant Pickle")
* "Oh No!" (from "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?")
* "Stand Up!" (from "Rack, Shack, and Benny")
* "The Hairbrush Song" (from "Are You My Neighbor?")
* "The New and Improved Bunny Song" (from "Rack, Shack, and Benny")
* "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything"

References

1. http://www1.epinions.com/kifm-review-1707-2C7C00A-388C6C2C-prod1

2. http://christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/pre2000/rvu-vegsing.html

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/0500151 IMDB Article]
* [http://www.bigidea.com Big Idea Website]
* [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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