Thursday, October 01, 2009

On the yodeling of veterinarians

In honor of Veggie Tales' star Larry the Pickle, a link to a Kool Aid pickles recipe.

One of the better things about having small kids is that you get exposed to some good kids' music and shows. And good kids shows have catchy songs with easy-to-sing lyrics...I sometimes get frustrated with hard-to-sing pop songs.

Yesterday morning, the Veggie Tales song "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps" (youtube) was in my head:

There lived a man so long ago, his memory's but faint
Was not admired (did not inspire) like president or saint
But people came from far and near with their afflicted pets
For a special cure (they knew for sure)
wouldn't come from other vets
(rest of the lyrics here)

Veggie Tales shows are vaguely religious. But they have a saving grace, their unrepentantly nonsensical Silly Songs, and this is one of them.


  1. Veggie Tales is fun, even for a secular humanist like me, but his name is LARRY THE CUCUMBER!

  2. He's always IN a pickle, though.

  3. Yes, that's true. I think he has to be orthodox to be pickled, though. I'm a little unclear on the rules.

  4. I thought it was pretty clear that he's unorthodox. Have you ever even watched the show?