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"Belly Button" is the 13th Silly Song as well as the first performed by the Boyz in the Sink, in their debut appearance. It debuted in the episode "The Ballad of Little Joe."

In the song, Mr. Lunt admits that he lacks a navel and he goes to the hospital to see the doctor and the nurse (Khalil the Caterpillar and Miss Achmetha) for help. Later on the Boyz in the Sink did another version of this song with Kirk Franklin doing Khaili's part.

Lyrics

Original

Larry: (to audience) Hi, everyone. This is Larry. Normally, this would be the time when the narrator comes on and says, "And now it's time for Silly Songs with Larry. The part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a Silly Song." But I've been thinking...and talking with the guys.

Mr. Lunt: And we've decided it's time to broaden our scopes, artistically.

Jimmy Gourd: Yeah, we're artists!

Junior: Word up! (photographer offscreen takes picture of Boyz in the Sink)

Larry: There's a time to be silly... (cuddles with manatee and throws it away) ... and there's a time to be serious.

Mr. Lunt: It's time to open up your heart...

Jimmy Gourd: And show how you feel, artistically! (Photographer offscreen takes picture of Boyz in the Sink again)

Mr. Lunt: Cause we all have something to share...


Mr. Lunt: (singing) Baby, I know your eyes see right through my disguise.

Boyz: And no one can deny.

Mr. Lunt: Baby, that I'm the one whose love is no surprise.

Boyz: And he can't tell you no lie.

Mr. Lunt: But there's a secret I've been hidin', I can't keep it no more.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Mr. Lunt: Baby, please don't squeal. Just tell me how you feel.

Boyz: Cause his love is for real.

Mr. Lunt: And if you went away, my heart would never heal.

Boyz: So, to you, he appeals.

Mr. Lunt: There's something missing in my middle, and it's hard to ignore.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Dr. Khalil: Bellybutton?

Boyz: Uh-uh.

Dr. Khalil: Bellybutton?

Boyz: Uh-uh!

Dr. Khalil: You say your bellybutton's missing? There's no reason for alarm.

It's a common thing for gourds. It won't

(with Boyz) do you any harm!

You're technically a fruit. And with that much being said,

(with Boyz) your umbilical equivocal

is up there on your head!

You could opt for a prosthetic but of course you'd have to know.

It'd be covered by your

(with Boyz) shirt!

But not your HMO!

Boyz: Bellybutton!

Dr. Khalil: Uh-uh!

Boyz: Bellybutton!

Dr. Khalil: Uh-uh!

Mr. Lunt: A stylish something absent from my midriff's décor.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt & Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

No bellybutton!

(The nurse leaves the office angrily and tosses her clipboard and pen)

Mr. Lunt: Do I at least get a lollipop?

2006 version

Mr. Lunt: (singing) Baby, I know your eyes see right through my disguise.

Boyz: And no one can deny.

Mr. Lunt: Baby, that I'm the one whose love is no surprise.

Boyz: And he can't tell you no lie.

Mr. Lunt: But there's a secret I've been hidin', I can't keep it no more.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Mr. Lunt: Baby, please don't squeal. Just tell me how you feel.

Boyz: Cause his love is for real.

Mr. Lunt: And if you went away, my heart would never heal.

Boyz: So, to you, he appeals.

Mr. Lunt: There's something missing in my middle, and it's hard to ignore.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Kirk Franklin: Bellybutton y'all

Boyz: Uh-uh.

Dr. Khalil: Bellybutton y'all

Boyz: Uh-uh!

Kirk Franklin: You say your bellybutton's missing? There's no reason for alarm.

It's a common thing for gourds. It won't

(with Boyz) do you any harm!

You're technically a fruit. And with that much being said,

(with Boyz) your umbilical equivocal

is up there on your head!

Boyz: Belly button! (Kirk: homie) Uh uh!

Belly button! (Kirk: Homie! check it out!) Uh uh!

Kirk Franklin: You could opt for a prosthetic but of course you'd have to know.

It'd be covered by your

(with Boyz) shirt!

But not your HMO!

Boyz: Belly button! (Kirk: homie) Uh uh!

Belly button! (Kirk: Homie!) Uh uh!

Mr. Lunt: A stylish something absent from my midriff's décor.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something! (Kirk: He needs to tell you something!)

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button! (Kirk: Ain't got no belly button!)

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something! (Kirk: Oh lord have mercy!)

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button? (Kirk: No belly button!)

Mr. Lunt & Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh! (Kirk: oh!)

Boyz: Belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Rockin Tour Live version

Mr. Lunt: (singing) Baby, I know your eyes see right through my disguise.

Boyz: And no one can deny.

Mr. Lunt: Baby, that I'm the one whose love is no surprise.

Boyz: And he can't tell you no lie.

Mr. Lunt: But there's a secret I've been hidin', I can't keep it no more.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt & Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Mr. Lunt: Baby, please don't squeal. Just tell me how you feel.

Boyz: Cause his love is for real.

Mr. Lunt: And if you went away, my heart would never heal.

Boyz: So, to you, he appeals.

Mr. Lunt: There's something missing in my middle, and it's hard to ignore.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Pa Grape: Bellybutton?

Boyz: Uh-uh.

Pa Grape: Bellybutton?

Boyz: Uh-uh!

Pa Grape: You say your bellybutton's missing? There's no reason for alarm.

It's a common thing for gourds. It won't do you any harm!

You're technically a fruit. And with that much being said,

your umbilical equivocal is up there on your head!

You could opt for a prosthetic but i think you need to know.

It'd be covered by your shirt! But not your HMO!

Boyz: Bellybutton!

Pa Grape: Uh uh

Boyz: Bellybutton!

Pa Grape: Uh uh

Mr. Lunt: A stylish something absent from my midriff's décor.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: (Inhale) I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and the Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

No bellybutton!

Newer Live Shows version

Mr. Lunt: (singing) Baby, I know your eyes see right through my disguise.

Boyz: And no one can deny.

Mr. Lunt: Baby, that I'm the one whose love is no surprise.

Boyz: And he can't tell you no lie.

Mr. Lunt: But there's a secret I've been hidin', I can't keep it no more.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt & Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Mr. Lunt: Baby, please don't squeal. Just tell me how you feel.

Boyz: Cause his love is for real.

Mr. Lunt: And if you went away, my heart would never heal.

Boyz: So, to you, he appeals.

Mr. Lunt: There's something missing in my middle, and it's hard to ignore.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

Suzie: Bellybutton?

Boyz: Uh-uh.

Suzie: Bellybutton?

Boyz: Uh-uh!

Human Performer: You say your bellybutton's missing? There's no reason for alarm.

It's a common thing for gourds. It won't do you any harm!

You're technically a fruit. And with that much being said,

your umbilical equivocal is up there on your head!

You could opt for a prosthetic but i think you need to know.

It'd be covered by your shirt! But not your HMO!

Mr. Lunt: A stylish something absent from my midriff's décor.

Boyz: There's this thing about himself he's never told you before!

Mr. Lunt: Baby!

Boyz: He needs to tell you something!

Mr. Lunt: (Inhale) I don't got a belly button!

Boyz: No belly button!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I need to tell you something!

Boyz: Have you figured out he don't got a belly button?

Mr. Lunt and the Boyz: Belly button, no! Oh, no no!

No bellybutton!

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • Mike Nawrocki originally wanted this song to be in "A Snoodle's Tale" as it fits the theme of nothing to hide, but it was brought forward for "The Ballad of Little Joe."
  • This song has been cited to be Mike Nawrocki's favorite silly song.
  • According to Brian Roberts, it was the most expensive Silly Song to produce.
  • This is the last Silly Song to be animated entirely by Big Idea.
  • This song is featured in "The Ballad of Little Joe," "Sing-Alongs: Do the Moo Shoo," "God Made You Special" and the Very Veggie Silly Stories episode "Everyday Kindness".
  • This song won the Children's Jury Award for Animated Short Film or Video at the 2004 Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and was nominated for the 2004 Long Form Music Video of the Year nominee by GMA Dove Award.
  • This is the second Silly Song without a title card. The first was "Do the Moo Shoo."
  • The poster Khalil shows Mr. Lunt is of the various parts of a gourd. The text in the poster appears to say, "umbilical equivocal", "Rugged good looks", "nose", "winning smile", and "tummy".
  • This is the first Silly Song not to take place on the countertop. However, it does appear in the introduction of the song.
    • This is the second Silly Song not to feature the countertop during the singing parts. The first was "Do the Moo Shoo", though it did take place on the countertop, but the shift to a flashy animation style obscured the countertop's distinctives.
  • This song was remixed for the Boyz in the Sink album, and in it, Kirk Franklin replaces Khalil.
    • In the Rockin tour live show, Pa Grape does Khalil's part.
      • In the newer live shows, the human performer does Khalil's part.
  • International dubs of this song except for the Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, and German dubs leave the "bum bum" vocals silent.

Remarks

  • When the second verse is being sung while the Boyz are in a tunnel, if one looks closely, they can see Larry's tooth protruding out from his mouth as his head points up.
  • Mr. Lunt wears gold hoop earrings, and they change size throughout the song. His right earring is slightly smaller and more crooked than the left.

Inside References

Gallery

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