When I was in college, one of my friends from high school discovered a cartoon with vegetable characters — Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato — that were supposed to instill “Sunday Morning Values” in children. Normally this isn’t something I would pay much attention to…but she played one of the so-called “Silly Songs” for us…and I seem to remember thinking it was absolutely hilarious. Fast forward, ahem, a bit…and now one of those videos — “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything” — is going to be a feature-length film. I was waiting for the Subway with a friend the other night and he made a comment about one of the posters…and so I blew him away with my in-depth knowledge of the original cartoon.
So…I was searching for videos on YouTube to prove just how funny this cartoon can be…and the following is what I came up with. My new assessment: it’s a little goofy — but not *quite* as hilarious as I remember it…I was waiting to find a clip that would make me laugh until I cry…but, alas, I did not find such a video. (Which reminds me…in one of the trailers for the Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman flick, “The Bucket List,” one of them lists “laugh until I cry…” which, as Urban Dictionary attests, is totally something I have done before.)