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"Oh, Santa!" is the fifth Silly Song with Larry. It debuted in the episode "The Toy That Saved Christmas."

The song is based on Larry waiting for Santa to visit so he can give him his plate of cookies. While doing so, he gets a visit from a bank robber, a viking, and an IRS agent and offers the remaining cookies to them (with the exception of the IRS agent until the end).

Lyrics

(The title card appears. It is the same as the original, but is surrounded by a Christmas frame, and Larry is in his pajamas.)

The Announcer: And now it's time for Silly Songs with Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a Silly Song. It's Christmas Eve, and Larry is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus with a plate of cookies.

Larry: Oh, Santa! I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come, and I've got cookies! Three yummy cookies! Just for you for when you come, only for you for when you come ... because it's Christmas!

(knocks three times)

Larry: Could that be Santa? Could that be him? Could it be the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like me?

(Larry opens the door.)

The Announcer: Larry is surprised to be greeted not by Santa, but a crafty bank robber.

Larry: Who are you?

Bank robber (Scallion #1): I'm a bank robber! And I've come to rob your bank, oh yes! I've come to rob your bank, and I've come to take your dimes and swipe your nickels. So stand back, step aside you silly pickle! And let me in. (Barges in and looks around.)

The Announcer: Although frightened by the intruder, in the spirit of Christmas Larry makes an offering.

(Larry closes the door.)

Larry: I'm not a banker ... I have no bank my robbing friend, but I have cookies--three yummy cookies. And I don't have nickels, but please take this my robbing friend. Eat one of these my robbing friend. They are for Santa, but you may have one! (He takes out his plate of cookies and gives one to the bank robber.)

The Announcer: The bank robber is truly touched by Larry's good will. But Larry, although momentarily distracted, is still excited about seeing Santa.

Larry: Oh, Santa! I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come, and I've got cookies! Two yummy cookies! Just for you for when you come, only for you for when you come ... because it's Christmas!

Bank robber: (simultaneously) I'm a robber! I came to rob your bank, oh yes! I came to rob your bank ... you shared a cookie--a yummy cookie. Though I'd love to take your dimes, perhaps another time ... because it's Christmas!

(knocks three times)

Larry: Could that be Santa? Could that be him? Could it be the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like me?

(Larry opens the door, which slams harshly against the bank robber.)

Narrator: Once again, it is not Santa who has come to Larry's door, but this time a savage Norseman.

Larry: (surprised) Who are you?

Viking (Pa Grape): I'm a viking! And I've come to take your land, oh yes! I've come to take your land, and I've come to burn your crops and steal your horses. And I've come to ... step on your chickens! And soil your quilts! Oy, oy... (He barges in.)

The Announcer: Although frightened by the intruder, in the spirit of Christmas Larry makes an offering.

(Larry closes the door, which causes the bank robber to tumble to the floor.)

Larry: I don't have land ... I don't have crops, my viking friend, but I have cookies--two yummy cookies. And I don't have horses, but please take this my viking friend. Eat one of these my viking friend. They are for Santa, but you may have one! (He takes out his plate of cookies and gives one to the viking.)

Narrator: The viking is also touched by Larry's good will. But Larry's thoughts are still with Santa.

Larry: Oh, Santa! I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come, I've got a cookie! A yummy cookie! Just for you for when you come, oh me, for you for when you come ... because it's Christmas!

Viking: (simultaneously) I'm a viking! I came to take your land, oh yes! I came to take your land ... you shared a cookie--a yummy cookie. Though I'd love to soil your quilts, I don't think that I wilt ... because it's Christmas!

(knocks three times)

Larry: Could that be Santa? Could that be him? Could it be the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like me?

(Larry opens the door, which once again slams harshly against the bank robber.)

The Announcer: Larry is greeted now by an agent of the Internal Revenue Service.

Larry: Who are you?

Peach: I'm from the IRS! And I've come to tax your-

(Larry slams the door in the agent's face, and gives an evil grin to the audience.)

Larry: Oh, Santa! I can't wait for you to come, I just can't wait for you to come...

(Santa finally comes through the chimney.)

Larry: It's finally Santa! It's finally him! At last, the one who brings presents for a cucumber like me, a good cucumber like me!

Santa (Bob): I'm Santa! And I've come to bring you gifts, oh yes! I've come to bring you gifts, and I've come to stuff your stockings--oh ho-ho-ho! And I've come to jiggle my belly, and wiggle my...nose... (He turns around and looks at the bank robber, who is wearing a very familiar hat, and the viking, whose shield has a very familiar belt. The bank robber is slowly opening the door to leave.) Hey, wait a minute! Isn't that my belt?! And what are you doing with my hat?! (gasp) So you're the ones!

Bank robber: Wait a minute, I can explain!

Viking: We've changed!

Santa: Nobody messes with Santa! You know that don't you?! You've been very naughty, and I've got a list!! (He chases the bankrobber and the viking out the door.)

(The Peach comes back in and sees the last cookie on Larry's plate.)

Peach: Did you claim that?

(Larry shakes his head no, as the Peach grabs the cookie and carries it away in his mouth.)

Larry: Merry...Christmas!

(Larry looks at the camera and smiles as the song ends.)

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Fun Facts

Explanations

  • The Internal Revenue Service is the revenue service of the United States federal government, who collect taxes. Mike Nawrocki stated that he was doing freelance work to keep Big Idea in business, but would always forget to pay his social security taxes. At the end of the year, he got a huge tax bill and drained his bank account, so Larry slamming the door on the agent was a jab at the IRS.

Trivia

  • This is the first Silly Song for several things:
    • The first Silly Song to be aired on TV.
    • The first time Pa Grape has a different mustache, plus the first time he is seen without his glasses.
  • This is the second Silly Song after "The Hairbrush Song" not to have the announcer book-end it. The same case would apply for future Silly Songs until "His Cheeseburger."
  • Not to be confused with the Mariah Carey song of the same name.
  • The idea of the song came when Mike Nawrocki and his wife watched "Kiss of the Spider Woman" with Chita Rivera where the characters were simultaneously singing different lines.
  • The backdrop was designed by Mike Nawrocki by using Painter 4.
  • This is the longest Silly Song to date, with a run time of five minutes and fourteen seconds.
  • This song is similar to "The Hairbrush Song," as certain characters enter the door (all of them are the same ones, except Scallion #1 is in this Silly Song and Junior isn't) and the announcer narrates between parts of the Silly Song.
  • This, along with "Lost Puppies," were included as Easter eggs in "The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown."
    • Despite this, this was the only Silly Song not to be included within that episode.
  • This was featured on the PBS airing of "The Star of Christmas".
  • In the original version of this song, when Larry slams the door on the IRS agent, Scallion #1 falls over and yells "Oof!". This sound is not in the 1998 version for unknown reasons.
    • Likewise, Pa Grape says "uh-oh!" as soon as Bob turns to the camera in the original version, but not in the 1998 version.

Remarks

  • Larry should know that Santa would come down his chimney instead of his door, as he did in this song.

Goofs

  • Larry's tooth is missing in the title card.
  • When Santa tries to come in the first time, his eyebrows clip through the fireplace.
  • When the bank robber falls down for the final time, he clips through the ground.
  • When the Viking and bank robber run from Santa, the Peach from the IRS can be seen on the left side on the screen behind the door, waiting for the people to exit the room so he can come in.
  • When Santa first talks, the red present is just a 2D model and its bowtie is floating.
  • When Santa realizes that the robber and viking took his hat and belt, one of the tile patterns in the background is missing its color.
  • Some international dubs of this song have Pa Grape's first singing part be entirely spoken and literally translated from English instead.

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