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Very Silly Songs!
Director(s)

Mike Nawrocki
Chris Olsen

Producer(s)

Chris Olsen

Writer(s)

Mike Nawrocki
Phil Vischer

Music by

Kurt Heinecke

Released

March 1st, 1997
(Christian bookstores)
June 8th, 1999
(mass market)
November 2004
(DVD)

Runtime

30 minutes

Previous episode

The Toy That
Saved Christmas

Next episode

Larry-Boy! and the
Fib from
Outer Space!

Very Silly Songs! originally known as A Very Silly Sing-Along! is the seventh episode of VeggieTales and the first sing along video. It was distributed by Word Entertainment in 1997 and Lyrick Studios in 1999. It was first released on DVD in 2004.

Plot

The episode begins on the countertop as Larry welcomes the viewer to what he thinks is the first "VeggieTales Workout Video." He starts exercising, and then proceeds to the trampoline and jumps gradually until he's high enough he starts hitting a cupboard directly above him. As he begins to yell to Bob for help, Bob comes onscreen and informs the viewer that Larry is confused and that today's video is actually the first "VeggieTales Sing-Along tape." He explains that they will play their favorite VeggieTales songs and place the lyrics on the bottom of the screen. To demonstrate, Bob sings a song while the Peas type on Qwerty, after which they continue to type even after Bob calls for them to stop and Larry still yells for him to help. Bob immediately asks for the songs to be started as chaos begins to ensue in the kitchen.

In the second countertop scene, Larry appears welcoming the viewer to the first "VeggieTales Home Improvement Video," in which he begins teaching them how to replace a leaky fixture on a sink whilst reminding them to turn off the water and that he had Jimmy do it before he began. As Larry starts wrenching off the fixture, however, Jimmy admits to turning off the wrong water supply. Despite this, Larry continues and is launched offscreen by water gushing out of the fixture. Jimmy comes onscreen and elaborates that he thought he was dealing with bathrooms and decks as Larry once again yells out for Bob to help him.

In the third countertop scene, Bob informs the viewer they're going to be singing the Bunny Song, though is quickly interrupted by Jean-Claude, who reminds him children aren't supposed to be singing the song. Bob informs him that it's the "new and improved Bunny Song" they'll be singing, which Jean-Claude soon realizes.

In the final countertop scene, Larry welcomes everyone to the first "VeggieTales Success Video" about financial success. Fed up with Larry getting confused on what today's video is, Bob comes out and reminds Larry that he's in a sing-along video. After Larry realizes this, he asks Bob what song should be played first. Not wanting to tell Larry that the sing-along is almost over, Bob walks away. Larry follows, however, and informs him of his purchase of a chocolate factory "with no money down," which surprises Bob.

Characters

Songs

  1. VeggieTales Theme Song
  2. I Can Be Your Friend (from: Are You My Neighbor?)
  3. Dance of the Cucumber (from: Rack, Shack & Benny)
  4. Lagoon Song (from: God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?)
  5. The Water Buffalo Song (from: Where's God When I'm S-Scared?)
  6. God is Bigger (from: Where's God When I'm S-Scared?)
  7. I Love My Lips (from: Dave and the Giant Pickle)
  8. Oh, No! (from: Where's God When I'm S-Scared?)
  9. Stand Up! (from: Rack, Shack & Benny)
  10. Hairbrush Song (from: Are You My Neighbor?)
  11. The New and Improved Bunny song (ORIGINAL: Rack, Shack & Benny)
  12. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

Production

According to Mike Nawrocki, the reason for the sing-along tape was from the success of VeggieTunes, a deal that Word Records wanted to promote as a giveaway of the songs. He was the one who edited the words on the video, which resulted to throw out his back while sitting on his mother's old dining room chair which had a hutch that was bad on the back. After the video was released, he and his wife went to Columbia for about two weeks while he had a bad back.

Home media

VHS

DVD

  • Warner Home Video (2004 and September 18th, 2007)

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • "No money down" means a possible way to get financing for a home where you are not required by the lender to make a down payment.
  • Although not a goof, Larry leaves the screen in one shot without his tooth.
  • This is the only sing along video where there's no Title Card.
  • When Larry was jumping on the trampoline and yells to Bob for help on getting him off the trampoline, Bob would have to move the trampoline and catch Larry before he falls to the ground. However, more characters would have to gather together with him to catch Larry after they move the trampoline over, because in real life, if Bob were to catch Larry himself, Larry's fast kinetic gravity force would hit Bob and they'd possibly die or get crushed.
  • When water spews up in the air with Larry at the top after he wrenches the fixture, Bob would have to turn off the water to the kitchen as Jimmy doesn't know how, and more characters would have to gather together to catch Larry before he falls into the kitchen sink. However, the paths on either edge of the sink are too narrow and it is possible that Larry could easily fall into the sink.

Trivia

  • This was the first episode for several things:
    • The first sing-along video.
    • The first appearance of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
    • The first episode not to have Annie, Mom Carrot, Baby Lou or Buzz-Saw Louie since their debut appearances.
    • The first episode to use the 1997 Big Idea logo. The animated version would be used in the following video.
    • The first episode where Jimmy appears without Jerry, and it's also the first time Jimmy Gourd appeared on the countertop.
    • The first onscreen appearance of Philippe Pea.
    • The first time Jean Claude is referred to by name.
    • The first episode where Junior doesn't appear, not counting the clips of the songs he sang.
    • The first episode onward (until Lyle the Kindly Viking) not known to be dubbed in Spanish.
  • The original 1997 release has a teaser trailer for the next episode.
  • This episode was first released on DVD in 2004 as part of The Complete Silly Song Collection. It was given a separate DVD release on September 18, 2007.
  • The original release uses the original version of the theme song, while the 1999 re-release uses the 1998 theme. The DVD uses the original theme song while using the audio of the 2004 version.
  • In the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything section of the credits, the crew's names are given pirate nicknames.
  • This won a GMA Dove Award for the 1998 Long Form Music Video of the Year.

Remarks

Goofs

  • As Larry hops over to the sink, his belt clips through his body.
  • Before Larry turns the water faucet, his tooth clips through.
  • For the most part of the video, Larry's tooth wasn't visible when Larry's mouth is closed, with a few exceptions where that problem is fixed during the Home Improvement sketch and the last shot during the Success sketch.
  • While Larry is jumping on the trampoline and hitting his head on the cupboards, his line "BOB?! BOOOOOOOB!!!!" is off lip-sync.
  • A goof was introduced into the Lagoon Song (The Forgiveness Song) in which Palmy completely disappears for a frame before returning in the next.

Real-World References

  • Gourd's Gym is a take on Gold's Gym.
  • "Jane, stop this crazy thing!" is a quote from "The Jetsons".
  • The second segment is a spoof on "Tool Time" from the sitcom "Home Improvement".

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