VeggieTales: Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness?
November 24th, 1998 VHS cover

Fred Holmes and Mark S. BernThAl

Phil Vischer
Animation Direction:
Chris Olsen
David Pitts
Tim Hodge

Jon Gadsby

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Mike Nawrocki

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Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki
Lisa Vischer
Jim Poole
Mike Sage

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Kurt Heinecke & Mike O' Donnell Junior Campbell

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Big Idea Productions
director = Mike Nawrocki

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Lyrick Studios
Word Entertainment

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45 minutes

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English Spanish Portuguese Slovenian German

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November 20th, 1998 (AMC Theatres)
November 24th, 1998 (Lyrick Studios)
May 23rd, 2000 (Lyrick Studios)
November 26th, 2002 (Warner Home Video)
November 25th, 2003 (Warner Home Video)
November 9th, 2004 (Sony Wonder)
May 23rd, 2006 (Sony Wonder)

Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness? is the 11th episode of VeggieTales. Edward Hopper called "Nighthawks." On November 20th, 1998 on AMC Theatres, in November 24th, 1998 by Lyrick Studios on VHS, in May 23rd, 2000 by Lyrick Studios on VHS, in November 26th, 2002 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, November 11th, 2003 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, on November 9th, 2004 on VHS and DVD by Sony Wonder, and on May 23rd, 2006 by Sony Wonder on VHS and DVD, the latter re-issuing the episode for a limited time. In this episode, Archibald Asparagus has cancelled "Love Songs with Mr. Lunt", prompting Larry to drown his sorrows in Jimmy Gourd's ice cream diner (modeled on Edward Hopper's famous 1998 painting Nighthawks). It includes the eight new Silly Songs since the release of Very Silly Songs! as well as a selection of other songs from previous VeggieTales episodes. It also features the previously unreleased Silly Song "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps."

Plot/Synopsis Edit

Sometime after the previous episode (Madame Blueberry) in which Archibald Asparagus did have cancelled Silly Songs with Larry, Larry, having detoured to Jimmy's ice cream parlor on a stormy night, is in a state of depression over the new change, and does give himself an ice cream headache after drowning his sorrows in ice cream sundaes. Inside the ice cream parlor, Jimmy, the proprietor of the establishment, is washing some plates. After flashing back to the events during and after "The Song of the Cebú," Larry does begin to toss and turn in great stress, which gives Jimmy no choice but to sedate him as the scene cuts off.

As the scene returns, Jimmy is able to snap Larry out of his stress after sedating him and does ask if he is okay. Larry does reply such and tells Jimmy to press G7, explaining how he was performing "The Song of the Cebú" when things went rough.

Jimmy does laugh, but Larry is angry stare quickly does put him in his tracks. After Larry does tell him it was not his fault the photo hut mixed up his slides, Jimmy does assure him messing up on one song is not the end of the world. Soon after, a mysterious man in a trench coat, did follow by a woman wearing a red dress and red hair, does walk in. However, the man's face is obscured by the turned-up collar of his coat, before he does place his briefcase on the counter. Jimmy then does tell the man and the woman that he'll be with them in a minute, before he does go back to the jukebox and does push a few more buttons on it.

Larry is now more down than ever, which Jimmy does admit does seem to be a result of choosing the wrong song. The mysterious man is at first stern, but does become mildly sympathetic once he does see how Larry does feel. Jimmy does play more songs on the jukebox, however Larry is still unhappy. When Jimmy does want to know why Larry is so down in the dumps, the mysterious man does reveal himself as Archibald Asparagus, saying that he will tell him what is going on. Larry is did surprise, but also furious, that Archibald does have did appear. Archibald does approach the jukebox and does bring up the previous episode's song, which does horrify Larry.

Jimmy does become did shock and did appall at Archibald's torture of Larry and does speak of being in the same position if he were to be did strip of his songs. Archibald does attempt to explain himself, while Jimmy can only give him a rather scornful look. Archibald does open up the briefcase that he did have did bring with him and does reveal a petition that 167,512 fans did have did post, asking that "Silly Songs with Larry" be did bring back and that Archibald forgive and forget the "Song of the Cebú" incident. Archibald does hop on the counter and elaborates that the silliness is just beginning before fainting. Picking himself back up, he does tell Larry not to be too silly. Larry is finally did cheer up as he does play a new silly song on the jukebox.

Characters Edit

  • Larry the Cucumber
  • Jimmy Gourd
  • Archibald Asparagus
  • Lovey Asparagus
  • Scallions
  • Phil Winklestein
  • Junior Asparagus
  • Bob the Tomato
  • Pa Grape
  • Harry the Penguin
  • Pregnant Cat
  • Ted the Bear

Songs Edit

  1. VeggieTales Theme Song (1998-2000)
  2. Silly Songs with Larry: The Song of the Cebú (from: Josh and the Big Wall!)
  3. The Promised Land (from: Josh and the Big Wall!)
  4. Good Morning George (from: Rack, Shack & Benny)
  5. The Thankfulness Song (from: Madame Blueberry)
  6. Keep Walking (from: Josh and the Big Wall!)
  7. Big Things Too (from: Dave and the Giant Pickle)
  8. Stuff-Mart Rap (from: Madame Blueberry)
  9. Love Songs with Mr. Lunt His Cheeseburger (from: Madame Blueberry)
  10. Silly Songs with Larry: The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps

Home mediaEdit

Fun FactsEdit



  • This is the only episode rendered in SoftImage to have a Big "NO!", as well as the first episode to use rain effects.
  • This marks the first instance Moose Lake is mentioned, and would become a later running gag in the series.
  • The font used for the sing along words is Hotsy Totsy.
  • Jimmy calls Larry "Mister".
  • The pattern used on Larry's ice pack is the same pattern used on the cover to the 1998 release of Rack, Shack & Benny called "Nezzer's Clock" except a different color.
  • One of the end credits states: "No Animals were injured during the filming of this song."
  • The first episode not to have the Stuff-Mart since it's debut appearance.
  • This is also the first time someone screamed a Big "NO!".
    • Larry's Big "NO!" later became a meme.
  • The suitcase was designed by Daniel Lopez. He actually wanted to put a machine gun as a joke, but the idea was declined.
  • The cow drawing on the cartons are probably done by Daniel as well, as they resemble his art style from the Cebú song.
  • There were two scripts that were included on the DVD. They're both the same, except Jimmy was an ice cream bar tender instead of a soda jerk and there was no scene between the "Thankfulness Song" and "Big Things Too" in the alternative one.
  • This marks Frankencelery's last appearance until Bob Lends a Helping Hand.
  • This was the last time the countertop is rendered in Softimage.
  • This is the last appearance of Scallion #1 without his new hairdo.
  • This is also the last episode to use the Book Antiqua font for the end credits, used since the first episode.
  • The Lyrick Studios and Sony Wonder VHS release changed the title card to say "The End of Silliness? More Really Silly Songs!". However, VHS Screener copies and the DVD release retained the original "Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness?" title card from the Word Entertainment and Lyrick Studios VHS release.
  • This show was first released on DVD in November 9, 2004 as part of The Complete Silly Song Collection. It was given a separate DVD release on September 18, 2007.
  • This got nominated for the 2000 Long Form Music Video of the Year by GMA Dove Award.
  • The episode was originally going to be released on Spring 1999, but was rescheduled back to November 1998.


  • The settings menu shows Larry with Barbara Manatee, even though that song's not in the DVD.
  • In the DVD-Rom section, it shows pictures from God Is Bigger and The Hairbrush Song, but those songs aren't on the video.
  • According to what may be the only edition of the Veggie Gazette on Big Idea's website, Larry had been in the parlor for hours and only talking "say-boo" when Jimmy tried to cheer him up. If that's the case, were there other customers at the parlor who left the establishment over being unable to put up with Larry? Wouldn't Jimmy have asked him to leave at some point as well?
  • Larry asks Jimmy if Scallions Two and Three got hurt in the song, even though 1. Jimmy wasn't in that episode, and 2. Larry was there watching them and should have known what happened.
  • The rain suddenly stops after Archibald opens his suitcase.
  • Larry seems more relieved that he got his segment back than that he was completely vindicated when Archibald made a scandal of himself by his wily attempt to cancel Larry's segment and introduce someone else in his place all over one silly mistake that, allegedly, wasn't even Larry's fault either.
    • Archibald stating in the episode before last that he's "gonna have to talk to Bob about this" would also raise a question of whether or not he and Bob were colluding to derail Larry's music career. If that's the case, they both should've gotten in trouble with the show or perhaps fired on the spot. It's unclear whether or not the incident forever stained Larry's relationship with either of the two, though it could be seen that it did.
  • Although not a goof, there are some shots where Larry's seen without his tooth.

Goofs Edit

  • As the scene returns following the theme song, Jimmy and Larry are both seen clipping into their seats.
  • When Larry tells Jimmy to play G7, there's some black from the rain animation on Larry.
  • As Larry is explaining the messup on "The Song of the Cebú" to Jimmy, his nose clips into the table.

Inside References Edit

  • The number G-7 could be referring either to the seventh episode of VeggieTales (excluding the ones between Dave and Larry-Boy since they don't include the countertop), or the seventh Silly Song in the entire series. (See Real-World References)

Real World-References Edit

  • As stated by Mike Nawrocki, the opening scene of Jimmy's restaurant is a spoof of a painting with a similar scene called Nighthawks.
  • G7 was the button combination used in the 1998 film "Dirty Work". (See Inside References)
  • Foto Hut (Photo Hut) was a photography chain that started in 1972.

Fast Forward Edit

  • Jimmy's "Wanna talk about it?" would be echoed again.
  • In a similar note, Archibald would say "It's my fault! All my fault! I'm the one to blame!" again.
  • Moose Lake would later be the location of the children's museum in Minnesota Cuke.

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