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From A Very Silly Sing-Along
Narrator: "Joining Larry are Pa Grape and Mr. Lunt, who together make up
The infamous gang of scalliwags, the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! "
Larry, Pa, Mr. Lunt: "We are the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! We just
Stay home and lie around. And if you ask us to do anything, we'll just
Tell you... "
Larry: "We don't do anything!"
Pa: "Well, I've never been Greenland and I've never been to Denver, and
I've never buried treasure in St. Louis or St. Paul, and I've never been
To Moscow and I've never been to Tampa, and I've never been to Boston in
The fall. "
All: "''cause we're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! We just stay home
And lie around. And if you ask us to do anything, we'll just tell you
.. "
Mr. Lunt: "We don't do anything. And I never hoist the mainstay and I
Never swab the poop deck, and I never veer to starboard ''cause I never
Sail at all, and I've never walked the gang plank and I've never owned a
Parrot, and I've never been to Boston in the fall. "
All: "''cause we're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! We just stay at home
And lie around. And if you ask us to do anything, we'll just tell you
.. We don't do anything! "
Larry: "Well, I've never plucked a rooster and I'm not too good at
Ping-pong, and I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall,
And I've never kissed a chipmunk and I've never gotten head lice, and
I've never been to Boston in the fall! "
Pa: "Huh? What are you talking about? What's a rooster and mashed
Potatoes have to do with being a pirate?? "
Mr. Lunt: "Hey, that's right! We're supposed to sing about pirate-y
Things! "
Larry: "Oh ..."
Pa: "And who ever kissed a chipmunk? That's just nonsense! Why even
Bring it up? Am I right? What do you think? "
Mr. Lunt: "I think you look like Cap'n Crunch!"
Pa: "Huh? No I don't!"
Mr. Lunt: "Do too."
Pa: "Do not!"
Mr. Lunt: "You're making me hungry."
Pa: "That's it, you're walkin' the plank!"
Mr. Lunt: "Says who?"
Pa: "Says the captain, that's who!"
Mr. Lunt: "Oh, yeah? Aye aye, Cap'n Crunch!"
Larry: "And I've never licked a spark plug and I've never sniffed a
Stink bug, and I've never painted daisies on a big red rubber ball, and
I've never bathed in yogurt and I don't look good in leggings... "
Pa: "You just don't get it!"
All: "And we've never been to Boston in the fall!"



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    Its pretty clear to me that this whole scenario is an allegory for the youths of the modern era (millennials). Since no youth pays for entertainment in the modern medians, so they end up pirating. Hence the pirates part. Before the information age began, the youths went to do all sorts of magically things such as being "not too good at ping-pong" or even throwing one's mashed potatoes against the wall. The song is a truly sad, and heart wrenching tale of how free, pirated entertainment through the modern medians has turned all the youths into a bunch of worthless leeches sucking on the blood of society. Soon we shall all become worthless "pirates who don't do anything". Living in a world where we are expected to do, feel, and experience nothing. The future predicted of the song is a bleak one to say the least. I hope everyone can take this lesson from Larry the Cucumber to help us stop the inevitable inner societal doom that has been predicted.
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