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He's Accepted the Challenge is the third song from the VeggieTales episode Sumo of the Opera. It is sung by a veggie chorus.

Lyrics

Original

Man 1: He's accepted the challenge from Gourd

Chorus: Done-Done!

Man 1: They say he's a quitter, He'd better get fitter

or Scallion will surely succumb

Chorus: Cumb-Cumb!

Man 1: So tame your expressions of glee.

Man 2: On this subject we pray you be mum.

Chorus: Mum-Mum

Man 2: You'll find they're not many. Who'll fight for a penny?

This bike's worth a rather large sum

Chorus: Sum-Sum

Man 2: A very good bargain indeed

Chorus left: On this subject we pray you be mum. Mum-mum!

Chorus right: Oh this bike's worth a rather large sum. Sum-Sum!

Chorus: You'll find there are not many,

Chorus left: not many,

Chorus right: Not many

Chorus left: who'll fight for a penny

Chorus right: It's a very good bargain indeed

Chorus left: It's a very good doctor he'll need

Chorus right: As you can see a good bargain indeed,

Chorus left: As you can see a good doctor he'll need,

Chorus: Yes indeed, yes indeed! (2x)

Reprise

Chorus: Oh, the training, he says he'll do none

Chorus left: None-none!

Man with low voice: Thinks Scallion's a quitter, He won't get much fitter.

In seconds, the match will be done

Chorus left: Done-done!

Chorus: Stay tuned, This is just getting fun. Fun fun! (2x) So much fun!

Fun Facts

Goofs

  • We hear 2 voices saying "Thinks Scallion's a quitter, he won't get much fitter, in seconds, the match will be done", although we can only see 1 person's mouth moving.

Real-World References

  • Like most of the songs from the episode, it is based from a song from Gilbert and Sullivan's musical, "The Mikado". In this case, it's "Finale, Act II" also known as "For He's Gone and Marry Yum-Yum".
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