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|episode name = Lyle the Kindly Viking
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|producer =[[Jennifer Combs]]
|writer = [[Jim Fisher]]<br/>[[Jim Staahl]]<br/>[[Robert G. Lee]]
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|writer = [[Phil Vischer]]<br/>(''Lyle'')<br/>Eric Metaxas<br/>Tim Hodge<br/>(''Omelet'')
 
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|release date = March 24, 2001
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'''Lyle the Kindly Viking''' is the 15th episode of [[VeggieTales]].
   
'''Sumo of the Opera''' is the twenty-third episode of [[VeggieTales]].
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The first story is a retelling of "Hamlet", while the main feature is a parody of  a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.
 
The main story is a parody on the Rocky and the Karate Kid, with a mix of Gilbert and Sullivan.
 
 
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The opening countertop sequence finds Bob the Tomato alone with a cucumber sock puppet named Lutfi (played/voiced by Khalil). Larry the Cucumber, we learn, is on his way to do charity work but is having trouble getting there. Bob and Lutfi need to convince him via telephone to persevere rather than giving up and coming home.
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Bob and Larry start the show by saying they received a lot of letters about sharing. Archibald pops up and tells them that he'll take over as host for the episode. Reluctantly, the duo decided to let Archie to take over. He decides to start the show with Shakespeare's classic, "Hamlet". However, the French Peas couldn't find it, and founded another story that's similar called "Omelet".
   
The first segment, "Going Up!", is a silent film short based on Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges. Three Stooge-like veggies are assigned to deliver a piano to a mansion at the top of a hill. While his fellow workers give up on the seemingly impossible task, Larry perseveres and is rewarded for his eventual success.
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====Omelet====
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The play starts when trouble brews at the state of Denmark as Horatio claims he used the last of the kingdom's eggs to make Prince Omelet's dish, cooked light ad fluffy. Just Omelet leaves, Ophelia tells him that everyone is starving due to the shortage of eggs. She tells the prince that he should share his eggs, but he refuses to. Later, the prince meets someone who was playing a game by himself. The young lad says he can joined, just as he sees Omelet's dish and states it looks delicious. The prince decided to let the lad eat his dish, which suddenly made himself feel better. The princes announces later that he'll share his eggs with everyone, but the chef remarks there's not enough eggs, until Polinius states he has plenty of them. Horatio decides to call the eggs cooked light and fluffy dish after their prince, the Omelet! The play ends with Larry and Junior looked very shocked.
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Afterwards, Archibald then states that the musical duo Gilbert and Sullivan might have a lost musical thanks to Jean Claude and Phillipe, called "Lyle the Kindly Viking", which is a musical pop-up book.
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====Lyle The Kindly Viking====
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The story starts with Mabel and Penelope talking about their husbands who sail out to sea, which it turned out to they're vikings. They're lead by Olaf, who is the main viking in charge, and they sail out to steal whatever they want. All, but one behave like this, and the one who is completely different is Lyle. When he arrived, Olaf wasn't pleased that he missed out on the raid the other vikings were in. Lyle was very friendly and likes crafting pot-holders, which he gives to others. The other vikings don't know why Lyle doesn't participate, so Sven and Ottar decided to spy on the little viking to see what's going on.
   
In the second segment, Lutfi presents a story about the origin of St. Patrick's Day. Done in the style of a flannelgraph, the story tells about Maewyn Succat, a young English boy who is kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave in Ireland. His new life is miserable and he spends his days in constant prayer, even as those around him celebrate paganism. When God tells him it's time to leave, Succat runs away and returns to England by way of France. Back at home, Maewyn continues his scholarship and dreams that the people of Ireland are begging him to come back and teach them about Christianity. Succat grows up to become a bishop, is rechristened "Patrick", and fulfills his destiny to return to Ireland and teach the Word of God.
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The two discovered that Lyle was at the monastery they raid before, and was giving some of the goods back to the monks, including some of pot holders. This made the monks very pleased with him, but not with Sven and Ottar when he returned. Lyle then told them that when you share with others, you'll gain something else. The two thought about this and discovered the little viking had a point. Regardless, they don't want Olaf to know what's going on, so they decided to keep this a secret.
   
Finally the main segment begins. In Sumo of the Opera, Larry stars as the Italian Scallion, a sumo wrestler who has difficulty taking anything seriously. He succeeds in injuring his sparring partner Po-Ta-To as a result of his clowning around when Po slips on a banana peel and falls from the ring, injuring his back
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Unfortunately, this wasn't kept very long. The next day when the vikings were gonna raid the monks again, Ottar discovers Lyle is there and both he and Sven tried to distract Olaf from looking over there. But they couldn't keep up, and soon Olaf and the other vikings discovered Lyle's doings. Just as it's about to storm, the main viking boat bumps into Lyle's and Olaf tears the sails off and threw away the oars for not being a true viking. Then the storm blew over the main viking ship, tossing all of the vikings off, the helpless Lyle gets into trouble as the waves flipped his boat over. The monks decided to help Lyle, and the other vikings saw the action and discovered what their doings were wrong. Lyle wanted to help rescue his viking friends, but the monks hesitated due to them being mean. However, Lyle persuades that God need them to help others, and not just those who are nice. Ulitmaly, Lyle and the monks saved the other Vikings from the storm. They later thanked them for rescuing and learned about the importance of sharing. Sven asked if this means they can't be vikings, and the head monk states they still can, but they need to change their song, though. Then it ends with Lyle and the vikings singing that they're vikings and they like sharing with others.
   
He is admonished for his joking by Mikey , who accuses him of being weak, lacking ambition, and never completing what he starts. When young Hadrian reminds him that he has not yet fixed his bike. Meanwhile, the Champion, Apollo Gourd, is looking for an opponent now that Po has been injured. The prize is a new "Tiger Bike". Wanting the bike for Hadrian, Scallion accepts the challenge. Mikey agrees to become his trainer on the condition that Scallion does everything he says.
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After the story ends, Archibald discovers the story's not from the exact Gilbert and Sullivan, and chases the French Peas for not making the show how Archibald wanted. Bob and Larry concluded the show on what they learned.
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==Fun Facts==
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Trivia
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*The episode's original title was Ivan the Benevolent Viking.
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*This is the first episode Tim Hodge directed.
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*[[File:LyleCountertopStoryboard.png|thumb]]In the original alternative opening for the story of Lyle, Archibald talks about the other musicals done by Gilbert and Sullivan. (''See Real World References'')
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*This episode uses both water and rain effects, as well as spotlight. Tim Hodge states this was a practice for the crew since this was during production of Jonah.
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*Sven hopping on the oars was a gag by Marc Vulcano.
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*The pea in Olaf's helmet was done by Joe McFadden.
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*The voices of the pea monks were the spouses of the crew. This included:
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**Alexias Brancroft
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**Gretchen Heinecke
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**Abbey and Matthew Hodge
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**Shelby Vischer
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**Tayler Vulcano
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*In the progression reel, the kid pea who gets tossed over had Bob's voice than what he had in the final. It's suggested the kid voices weren't added until the final version.<br />Most of the vikings have horns on their helmets. The only ones that don't have are Ottar (Bob), Harold (Jimmy), and Lyle (Junior).
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*[[File:LyleOuttake.png|thumb|200px]]There was a deleted outtake after Lyle sings his solo, he falls over backwards, but gets back up. This can be seen in the behind the scenes on the DVD (''see image'').
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*In the credits, the headings for each sections of the teams were translated to Norwegian. The only one they couldn't translate was for "editing", so they called it "Nadaavclubjen". Tim stated this name was to notify the producer that they're not a AV (handles videotapes and projectors) club.
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*The scene of Sven tripping over Ottar was animated by [[Robert Ellis]].
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*This marks the last episode for Gail Freeman to be part of the voice cast.
   
Scallion starts out well and trains hard, but when things get difficult, he quits. However, when Scallion sees Hadrian emulating him he realizes that he must set a good example and persevere. He returns to his training with relish and eventually is ready for his match with Apollo Gourd, though naturally no one gives him a chance. However, Scallion does surprisingly well in the match. He lasts longer in the ring than anyone ever has against Apollo. When they both tumble out of the ring at the same moment, the match is called a tie. Unfortunately this means that Apollo remains the champion. In spite of this, Scallion is victorious for having persevered and even completes the repairs to Hadrian's bike.
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====Remarks====
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*This is the first episode to be in a different frame rate, and has been kept the way ever since.
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*During when Archibald is behind the changing screen, you can see a bit of him and his clothes magically appeared.
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*Archibald can read the names on the book sleeve, despite their names weren't visible when the Peas brought the book earlier.
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*After Lyle places the gold in his bag, he leaves the scene almost at the end of the steps. However in the next scene, he's on the middle step. Tim Hodge pointed this error on the commentary.
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*The screenshots on the DVD have the skies blue. But in the actual video, they are purple.
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*Sven shrugs despite the fact [[Lack of Visible Arms and Legs|he has no arms]].
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*Ottar and Sven both [[Fourth Wall Breaks|break the fourth wall]] acknowledging they're in a musical.
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*Despite being in the water, Lyle and the other vikings don't seem to be wet.
   
Back on the countertop we see that Larry has also persevered and completed his charity work. However, just as both he and Bob were about to get a verse, Luifi meddled inside Qwerty, and made him splutter in smoke.
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====Goofs====
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*On some versions of the DVD cover, the background image is messed up.
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*Archibald's mouth wasn't moving in the close up when he starts talking about Lyle.
   
==Characters==
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====Inside References====
*[[Bob]]
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*Archibald recalled the events from [[King George and the Ducky|King George]].
*[[Larry]]
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*One of the shields on the viking ship is Larry-Boy.
*[[Mr. Lunt]] (does not speak)
 
===Going Up!===
 
*[[Mr. Nezzer]] (''does not speak'')
 
*[[Madame Blueberry]] (does not speak)
 
===The Story of St. Patrick===
 
*[[St. Patrick]]
 
*Succat Maewyn's master
 
*Boat Captain
 
   
===Sumo of the Opera===
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====Real World References====
*Jimmy Gourd as Jim Gourdly
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*Sonny and Cher were a popular couple during the mid to late 20th century. They broke up in 1977.
*Jerry Gourd as the Cameraman
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*The game Omelet and the Percy were playing is Battleship.
*Junior Asparagus as Hadrian
 
*Pa Grape as Mikey
 
*Mr. Lunt as the Sushi Chef
 
*Archibald Asparagus as himself
 
   
==Fun Facts==
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====Fast Forward====
====Explanations====
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*This won't be the last time Mr. Lunt would [[Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving|crossdressed]].
*Scallion thinking he's gonna eat raw eggs was a used practice where during most of the 20th century boxers would eat raw eggs. This was later revealed in the late 1980's that it is considered unhealthily.
 
 
====Trivia====
 
*This is the only VeggieTales episode to have more than two segments (three if you count the Silly Song).
 
*Larry's trouble getting to the toy drive is based on Mike's experience when he was in Chicago before trying to help out at a toy drive, though unlike Larry, Mike didn't have any troubles getting there.
 
*This is also the first time Qwerty broken down. Incidentally, less than three months after the video was released, a similar incident happened towards Strong Bad's Compy. Coincidentally, they're both based on the same computer model.
 
 
====Remarks====
 
*Several [[Fourth Wall Breaks|fourth wall breaks]] were done, such as:
 
**Maewyn interrupting Luifi while he's telling the story.
 
**Scallion looking at the audience when Mikey states he injured [[Lack of Visible Arms and Legs|his knee]].
 
*Considering Maewyn is in England, the church minster should've used the term "Football".
 
*Patrick states that God is three persons, when the proper term is people.
 
 
====Real World References====
 
*Because it's a spoof of Rocky and Karate Kid, a lot of references and mentions were used, including:
 
**Larry's character, the Italian Scallion is the spoof name of Rocky Balboa's nickname, the Italian Stallion.
 
**Mikey is a composite of Mickey and Miyagi, the two mentors from the films.
 
**Hadrian's name is a spoof of Adrian, Rocky's love interest and later wife.
 
**Some of the scenes Scallion training (punching the can bags and running up the escalator) are similar to the training montages Rocky does.
 
**The illustrator of Mikey's images is Danny LaRusso. That was the main character from the Karate Kid films.
 
**Eye on the Tiger is the name of the song by Survivor, which was used for Rocky 3.
 
*Po-Ta-To is a spoof on actor Mr. T, who is famous for saying "I pity the fool!". He was also known as Clubber Lang from the third Rocky film.
 
*The short film Going Up! is similar to the Laurel and Hardy short "The Music Box".
 
**Larry, Jerry, and Mr. Lunt's costumes are a references to the Three Stooges.
 
*The Mikado Mall is named after the play "Mikado", which is what the genre of the episode is based after. some of the stores there are play on words of real stores, such as:
 
**Origami-R-Us (Toys "R" Us)
 
**Samuri's Secrret (Victora's Secret)
 
*Colors of the Wind is the name of  the song heard in Disney's Pocahontas.
 
*The S. S. Minnow is the name of the ship from "Gilligan's Island".
 
*Alexander the Grape is a play on words for the Macedon king, Alexander the Great.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
[[File:SumoOfTheOperaTitleCard.png|250px|link=Sumo of the Opera/Gallery]]<br />
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[[File:LyletheKindlyVikingTitleCard.png|250px|link=Lyle the Kindly Viking/Gallery]]<br />
 
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"Simply this, God says He likes it when we share our blessings."
— Ophelia
LyletheKindlyViking
Lyle the Kindly Viking
Director(s)

Tim Hodge

Producer(s)

Jennifer Combs

Writer(s)

Phil Vischer
(Lyle)
Eric Metaxas
Tim Hodge
(Omelet)

Music by

Kurt Heinecke

Released

March 24, 2001

Runtime

36 minutes

Lyle the Kindly Viking is the 15th episode of VeggieTales.

The first story is a retelling of "Hamlet", while the main feature is a parody of  a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

Plot

Bob and Larry start the show by saying they received a lot of letters about sharing. Archibald pops up and tells them that he'll take over as host for the episode. Reluctantly, the duo decided to let Archie to take over. He decides to start the show with Shakespeare's classic, "Hamlet". However, the French Peas couldn't find it, and founded another story that's similar called "Omelet".

Omelet

The play starts when trouble brews at the state of Denmark as Horatio claims he used the last of the kingdom's eggs to make Prince Omelet's dish, cooked light ad fluffy. Just Omelet leaves, Ophelia tells him that everyone is starving due to the shortage of eggs. She tells the prince that he should share his eggs, but he refuses to. Later, the prince meets someone who was playing a game by himself. The young lad says he can joined, just as he sees Omelet's dish and states it looks delicious. The prince decided to let the lad eat his dish, which suddenly made himself feel better. The princes announces later that he'll share his eggs with everyone, but the chef remarks there's not enough eggs, until Polinius states he has plenty of them. Horatio decides to call the eggs cooked light and fluffy dish after their prince, the Omelet! The play ends with Larry and Junior looked very shocked. Afterwards, Archibald then states that the musical duo Gilbert and Sullivan might have a lost musical thanks to Jean Claude and Phillipe, called "Lyle the Kindly Viking", which is a musical pop-up book.

Lyle The Kindly Viking

The story starts with Mabel and Penelope talking about their husbands who sail out to sea, which it turned out to they're vikings. They're lead by Olaf, who is the main viking in charge, and they sail out to steal whatever they want. All, but one behave like this, and the one who is completely different is Lyle. When he arrived, Olaf wasn't pleased that he missed out on the raid the other vikings were in. Lyle was very friendly and likes crafting pot-holders, which he gives to others. The other vikings don't know why Lyle doesn't participate, so Sven and Ottar decided to spy on the little viking to see what's going on.

The two discovered that Lyle was at the monastery they raid before, and was giving some of the goods back to the monks, including some of pot holders. This made the monks very pleased with him, but not with Sven and Ottar when he returned. Lyle then told them that when you share with others, you'll gain something else. The two thought about this and discovered the little viking had a point. Regardless, they don't want Olaf to know what's going on, so they decided to keep this a secret.

Unfortunately, this wasn't kept very long. The next day when the vikings were gonna raid the monks again, Ottar discovers Lyle is there and both he and Sven tried to distract Olaf from looking over there. But they couldn't keep up, and soon Olaf and the other vikings discovered Lyle's doings. Just as it's about to storm, the main viking boat bumps into Lyle's and Olaf tears the sails off and threw away the oars for not being a true viking. Then the storm blew over the main viking ship, tossing all of the vikings off, the helpless Lyle gets into trouble as the waves flipped his boat over. The monks decided to help Lyle, and the other vikings saw the action and discovered what their doings were wrong. Lyle wanted to help rescue his viking friends, but the monks hesitated due to them being mean. However, Lyle persuades that God need them to help others, and not just those who are nice. Ulitmaly, Lyle and the monks saved the other Vikings from the storm. They later thanked them for rescuing and learned about the importance of sharing. Sven asked if this means they can't be vikings, and the head monk states they still can, but they need to change their song, though. Then it ends with Lyle and the vikings singing that they're vikings and they like sharing with others.

After the story ends, Archibald discovers the story's not from the exact Gilbert and Sullivan, and chases the French Peas for not making the show how Archibald wanted. Bob and Larry concluded the show on what they learned.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • The episode's original title was Ivan the Benevolent Viking.
  • This is the first episode Tim Hodge directed.
  • LyleCountertopStoryboard
    In the original alternative opening for the story of Lyle, Archibald talks about the other musicals done by Gilbert and Sullivan. (See Real World References)
  • This episode uses both water and rain effects, as well as spotlight. Tim Hodge states this was a practice for the crew since this was during production of Jonah.
  • Sven hopping on the oars was a gag by Marc Vulcano.
  • The pea in Olaf's helmet was done by Joe McFadden.
  • The voices of the pea monks were the spouses of the crew. This included:
    • Alexias Brancroft
    • Gretchen Heinecke
    • Abbey and Matthew Hodge
    • Shelby Vischer
    • Tayler Vulcano
  • In the progression reel, the kid pea who gets tossed over had Bob's voice than what he had in the final. It's suggested the kid voices weren't added until the final version.
    Most of the vikings have horns on their helmets. The only ones that don't have are Ottar (Bob), Harold (Jimmy), and Lyle (Junior).
  • LyleOuttake
    There was a deleted outtake after Lyle sings his solo, he falls over backwards, but gets back up. This can be seen in the behind the scenes on the DVD (see image).
  • In the credits, the headings for each sections of the teams were translated to Norwegian. The only one they couldn't translate was for "editing", so they called it "Nadaavclubjen". Tim stated this name was to notify the producer that they're not a AV (handles videotapes and projectors) club.
  • The scene of Sven tripping over Ottar was animated by Robert Ellis.
  • This marks the last episode for Gail Freeman to be part of the voice cast.

Remarks

  • This is the first episode to be in a different frame rate, and has been kept the way ever since.
  • During when Archibald is behind the changing screen, you can see a bit of him and his clothes magically appeared.
  • Archibald can read the names on the book sleeve, despite their names weren't visible when the Peas brought the book earlier.
  • After Lyle places the gold in his bag, he leaves the scene almost at the end of the steps. However in the next scene, he's on the middle step. Tim Hodge pointed this error on the commentary.
  • The screenshots on the DVD have the skies blue. But in the actual video, they are purple.
  • Sven shrugs despite the fact he has no arms.
  • Ottar and Sven both break the fourth wall acknowledging they're in a musical.
  • Despite being in the water, Lyle and the other vikings don't seem to be wet.

Goofs

  • On some versions of the DVD cover, the background image is messed up.
  • Archibald's mouth wasn't moving in the close up when he starts talking about Lyle.

Inside References

  • Archibald recalled the events from King George.
  • One of the shields on the viking ship is Larry-Boy.

Real World References

  • Sonny and Cher were a popular couple during the mid to late 20th century. They broke up in 1977.
  • The game Omelet and the Percy were playing is Battleship.

Fast Forward

Gallery

LyletheKindlyVikingTitleCard

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