Any of you parents suffer through Veggie Tales? They were a big hit with my kids when they were little. I thought Veggie Tales was *OK* but sometimes it was REEELLY annoying. Like Larry’s “silly songs.” Those songs drove me out of the living room every time. :bangwall: If I even caught a whisper of the melody, I was DOOMED the rest of the day, as I would hear in my brain Larry’s squeaky voice singing that stupid song. I am still haunted by Mr. Lunt’s “You Are My Cheesburger” and Larry’s inane “Barbara Manatee.”
Here– I found a video of “You Are My Cheeseburger.” Listen to this and you’ll know what I mean!
*snort* Now that I have totally ruined your day……
So, this morning, the kids were “reminiscing” about a particularly funny moment in the Veggie Tales movie Jonah. In the movie, there’s a caterpillar who hails from the land of Arabs (I think so, anyway…. maybe he’s Indian?) and he talks with an Arabic lilt. His name was Kahlil. Kahlil the Caterpillar. In a “Veggie Tales” movie. Uh huh. Well, anyway, they were remembering one particular scene where Kahlil is reciting his “self-help” audio cassettes (I told you Veggie Tales is weird), and my daughter repeated the caterpillar’s voice perfectly.
The kids pealed with laughter, and said, “Remember that part, Mom?” They all stopped laughing and looked at me when I said I didn’t see Jonah.
“Yes, you did!” they objected.
“No, I only saw a few scenes when I was passing through the room, I never saw the entire movie. And I have no intention of seeing it, either.”
They stared at me, aghast at this new revelation. Since they are all older now, I figured it was best they knew the truth:
“Kids, I never liked the Veggies Tales movies! I only tolerated them because you guys liked them.”
Which led to a new conversation about vegetables and movies and Arab accents. My son, the witty kid that he is, interjected:
“Well, if Veggie Tales ever decides to make another Arabic vegetable character, I know what they should name him!”
“What?” we all replied with baited breath.
…wait for it….