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Dance of the Cucumber is the third Silly Song with Larry. It was featured as the "Silly Song" in the fourth episode, Rack, Shack and Benny.

Lyrics

Announcer: And now it's time for "Silly Songs with Larry," the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song. Larry will be performing the traditional Argentinian ballad, "The Dance of the Cucumber", in its original Spanish. Bob the Tomato will translate.

Larry:
Miren al pepino
miren como se mueve
como un león
tras un ratón.
Bob:
"Watch the cucumber
See how he moves
Like a lion
Chasing a mouse"
Miren al pepino
Sus suaves movimientos
Tal como mantequilla
En un chango pelón.
"Watch the cucumber
Oh, how smooth his motion
Like butter
On a ... bald monkey."
Miren al pepino
Los vegetales
Envidian a su amigo
Como el quieren bialar
"Look at the cucumber
All the vegetables
Envy their friend
Wishing to dance as he"
Pepino bailarin, pepino bailarin
Pepino bailarin, ¡baila, baila, ya!
"Dancing cucumber, dancing cucumber
Dancing cucumber, dance, dance, yeah!"
Miren al tomate
¿No es triste?
Él no puede bailar
Pobre tomate!
"Look at the tomato
Isn't it sad?
He can't dance
Poor... tomato!"
Él deberia poder bailar
Como el pepino
Libre y suavemente
Pero él no puede danzar.
"He wishes he could dance
Like the cucumber
Free and smooth
But he can't..."

Bob: Okay, stop the music! What do you mean I can't dance? I can dance! What about Uncle Louie's polka party? Didn't you see me dancing at Uncle Louie's polka party?

Larry: No comprendo.

Bob: "No comprendo?" I'll show you "no comprendo!"

Junior: Mom! Dad! Look over here! Get a picture of me next to the cucumber in authentic Argentinian garb!

Dad: Okay, Junior, but we'd better hurry. I think the dwarves have your mother confused with someone else! Say "Peas!"

Larry and Junior: Peas!

Larry:
Escuchen el pepino
oigan su voz fuerte
como un león
listo a devorar
Bob:
"Listen to the cucumber
Hear his strong voice
Like a lion
About to eat"
Escuchen al pepino
Que dulce as su canto
La voz de su garganta perece un triar
"Listen to the cucubmer
How sweet his voice
The breath from his throat is like a chorus of little birdies"
Escuchen al pepino
los vegetales
envidian a su amigo
como el quieren cantar.
"Listen to the cucumber
All the vegetables
Envy their friend
Wishing to sing as he."
Pepino cantador, pepino cantador
Pepino cantador,¡canta, canta, ya!
"Singing cucumber, singing cucumber
Singing cucumber, sing, sing, yeah!"
Escuchen al tomate
¿No es triste?
Él no puede cantar.
¡Pobre tomate!
"Listen to the tomato
Isn't it sad?
He can't sing
Poor tomato"
Él deberia poder cantar
Fuerte y ducle como el pepino
Pero no puede...
¡Ni siquiera da un silbido!
"He wishes he could sing
Strong and sweet like the cucumber
But he can't...
Can't even... whistle."

Bob: Alright, that's it, señor! Come over here and let me sing you a song!

Larry: ¡Adios, amigos!

Announcer: This has been "Silly Songs With Larry". Tune in next time to hear Larry sing ...

Larry:
Bob is really angry!
I hope he doesn't catch me!
It's so hard to run with this sombrero on my head!

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • The idea for this song was thought up when Mike Nawrocki listened to a song called "Los Americanos" which was a song teasing the lives Americans, similar to Larry teasing Bob in this song.
  • The background used in the song was inspired by Mike Nawrocki's mural.
  • In the original Latin Spanish dub of Rack, Shack and Benny, all singing parts (except for the ending) are left undubbed, being acknowledged by the announcer claiming Bob translates the song into English.
  • This was featured on the classroom edition of The Story of Flibber-o-loo.

Inside/Real World References

  • Junior can be seen wearing Mickey Mouse ears on his head. You can find these ears at Disney World on Orlando, Florida or Disneyland in California.

Errors

BobsSoulEscaping

Animation error showing 'Bob's soul escaping', as seen in the Arabic and original Latin Spanish dubs of the Silly Song.

  • In the original Latin Spanish and Arabic dubs of Rack, Shack and Benny, an alternate Silly Song title card was used and at the end, after the first time Larry runs with Bob chasing him to the left of the screen and just before they appear the second time onscreen, Bob is running to the right of the screen before Larry shows up. This error is considered to be Bob's clone.

Gallery

DanceoftheCucumberTitleCard

Music Video