VeggieTales: The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown

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Phil Vischer
Animation Direction:
Chris Olsen
David Pitts
Tim Hodge

Tom Bancroft
Mike Nawrocki

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Jennifer Combs

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Mike Nawrocki

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Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki

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Kurt Heinecke

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John Wahba

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Big Idea Productions

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Word Entertainment
HiT Entertainment

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March 6, 2001



The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown is the eighteenth episode in the VeggieTales animated series and the third Silly Song compliation. The premise was to countdown the Top 10 Silly Songs as decided by the show's viewers. Big Idea launched a campaign to collect and tally votes from fans via mail and internet for the purpose of showing on this video with the Astonishing Contraption of Silliness and the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything from The Peach and the Beach. It was released on March 6, 2001 by HiT Entertainment on VHS and DVD.


This episode takes place entirely on the countertop where Larry Mr.Lunt. and Pa Grape are hosting the show. Pa Grape informs the others that today they are going to do a little something else after all but they resist. They laze around eating Chinese food while Pa Grape introduces the "Astonishing Contraption of Silliness" ("What a lame name" says Mr.Lunt). Pa Grape pushes them into action and they feed the votes into the Contraption which sputters and begins presenting the Top 10 Silly Songs of All Time.

The Contraption malfunctions halfway through the countdown producing nonsense such as "The Dance of the Yodeling Cebu Lips" and "The Song of the Water Buffalo Who Dont Love Cebu With Yodeling Lips" forcing Larry and Mr. Lunt to come up with a song of their own. The result based on the text of a Chinese takeout menu is called "Do the Moo Shoo" and is a sort of Sumo version. Pa Grape declares that it wont make the Top Ten and manages to fix the machine so the countdown can continue.

When the countdown gets to the top two The Contraption announces "The Pirates Who Dont...". from The Peach and the Beach But Pa Grape starts acting shifty and suggests that all the votes have not been collected. He produces a big bag labeled "Official Votes" and feeds them into the machine. Larry and Mr. Lunt confront him and he confesses to rigging the election because "The Pirates Who Dont Do Anything" from The Peach and the Beach is the only song that features him. Larry and Mr. Lunt forgive him saying that its better than "The Forgive-O-Matic" from "God Wants Me To Forgive Them!?!" which was a failed attempt to sell a machine that supposedly gives automatic forgiveness. The final two songs are presented and the show ends.