Silly Songs with Larry (or simply Silly Songs) is a segment in VeggieTales when it's in the middle of a break, although it might be in one third of the show depending.
Sometimes a Silly Song is introduced with a static picture of Larry. Then, an unseen narrator comes on and says the following: "And now it's time for Silly Songs with Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song." However, this format is used loosely; sometimes it is renamed, adapted to the context of the episode, or given up altogether.
The Silly Song, when present, always appears in the middle of an episode, usually at a cliffhanger moment or between two separate segments. The segment either takes place on the familiar countertop which opens and closes some of the episodes, or is presented in another setting off the countertop. On some videos, the background scenery often appeared as a stage set, behind which electrical outlets and ceramic tile can be seen.
On a few occasions, the song is stopped and replaced before it can even begin. When this occurs, the brief images that are shown of the original song are intentionally more outlandish than usual, leaving the audience to wonder what that specific silly song might have been. Examples of this occurring were in the following episodes:
- Madame Blueberry
- Sumo of the Opera
- Lyle the Kindly Viking
- The Ballad of Little Joe
- Moe and the Big Exit
- Lord of the Beans
- Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue
- MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle.
The segment usually ends with the same unseen narrator coming back on and saying that: "This has been Silly Songs with Larry. Tune in next time to hear Larry sing.." Then, Larry or another character usually does something, then the segment ends.
Phil Vischer wrote in his book, Me, Myself, and Bob that when he originally created the Silly Songs segment for the first episode, he never intended it to be a recurring segment, as episodes afterward would feature other funny segments, with another silly song only used spontaneously. After complaints, however, about the lack of the segment in the second episode, he suggested to Mike Nawrocki that he should write more Silly Songs for future episodes. Since the third episode, the segment has returned and has helped Kurt Heinecke grow to be a music composer and producer.
- The Water Buffalo Song (from Where's God When I'm S-Scared?)
- The Hairbrush Song (from Are You My Neighbor?)
- Dance of the Cucumber (from Rack, Shack and Benny)
- Love My Lips (from Dave and the Giant Pickle)
- Oh, Santa! (from The Toy That Saved Christmas)
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (from Very Silly Songs!)
- The Song of the Cebú (from Josh and the Big Wall!)
- His Cheeseburger: Love Songs with Mr. Lunt (from Madame Blueberry)
- The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps (from The End of Silliness?)
- Endangered Love (from King George and the Ducky)
- Larry's High Silk Hat: Classy Songs with Larry (from Lyle the Kindly Viking)
- Do the Moo Shoo (from The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown)
- Belly Button (from The Ballad of Little Joe)
- Sport Utility Vehicle (from A Snoodle's Tale)
- Schoolhouse Polka: Schoolhouse Polka with Larry (from Sumo of the Opera)
- The Blues With Larry (from Duke and the Great Pie War)
- Pizza Angel (from Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush)
- My Baby Elf: Silly Songs with Elves (from Lord of the Beans)
- Gated Community (from Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler)
- Lance the Turtle: Ukulele Karaoke with Bob (from Gideon: Tuba Warrior)
- A Mess Down In Egypt (from Moe and the Big Exit)
- Monkey (from The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's)
- The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo (from Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue)
- Sneeze if You Need To! (from Abe and the Amazing Promise)
- Sippy Cup (from Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella)
- Donuts for Benny: Helpful Humanitarian Songs with Mr. Lunt (from Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving)
- Where Have All the Staplers Gone?: Obscure Broadway Show Tunes with Larry (from Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't)
- Pants: Veggie Shopping Network (from Sweetpea Beauty)
- Goodnight Junior: Bedtime Songs with Junior (from It's a Meaningful Life)
- The Hopperena: The Latest Dance Craze with Jean-Claude and Phillipe (from Twas The Night Before Easter)
- Astonishing Wigs!: The History of Fashion with Archibald (from Princess and the Popstar)
- The Eight Polish Foods of Christmas: VeggieTales Christmas Party (from The Little Drummer Boy)
- Bubble Rap (from If I Sang A Silly Song and Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men)
- Best Friends Forever: Silly Songs with Best Friends Forever (from The Penniless Princess)
- Supper Hero: Silly Songs with LarryBoy (from The League of Incredible Vegetables)
- Happy Tooth Day (from The Little House That Stood)
- Kilts and Stilts: Silly Songs with Scottish Larry (from MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle)
- Wrapped Myself Up for Christmas (from Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas)
- Asteroid Cowboys (from Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier)
- Perfect Puppy (from Celery Night Fever)
- Mac and Cheese (from Beauty and the Beet)
- My Golden Egg (from Noah's Ark)
The VeggieTales Show
- The Agitated Song: Agitated Songs with Larry (from A Lifetime Supply of Joy)
- Amazing Glazed (from It's Cool to Be Kind)
- Këngë koti me Lerin (Albanian)
- ??? (Arabic)
- 阿力唱傻瓜歌的環節 (Cantonese)
- Šašave pjesme s Leonu (Croatian)
- Larin hullunkurinen laulu (Finnish)
- Les Chansons loufoques de Larry (French)
- Silly Songs mit Larry (German)
- Lustiger Lieder mit Larry (German) (Gated Community)
- Ανόητα Τραγούδια με τον Λάρι (Greek) (The Water Buffalo Song)
- Χαζά Τραγούδια με τον Λάρι (Greek) (Love My Lips)
- ??? (Hebrew) (because Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't was the only episode dubbed in Hebrew, this is for Obscure Broadway Show Tunes with Larry)
- ??? (Hungarian)
- Lagu Lucu Bersama Larry (Indonesian)
- ラリーと歌おうのコーナー (Japanese)
- ??? (Mandarin) (Taiwan) (1st dub)
- ??? (Mandarin) (Taiwan) (2nd dub)
- Dumme sanger med Snurken (Norwegian)
- ??? (Persian)
- Silly Songs com Larry (Portuguese) (Brazil) (1st dub)
- Canções Divertidas com Larry (Portuguese) (Brazil) (2nd and 3rd dubs)
- A Canção Tonta de Luís Pepino (Portuguese) (Portugal)
- ??? (Russian)
- Una Canción Tonta con Larry (Spanish) (Latin America) (1st dub)
- Canciones Tontas con Larry (Spanish) (Latin America) (2nd dub)
- Lovrove trapaste pesmice (Slovenian)
- ??? (Vietnamese)
- Most Larry-Boy episodes (with the exception of The League of Incredible Vegetables) exclude Silly Song segments.
- Two silly songs, "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" and "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps," were exclusive to compilation videos and have never appeared in a regular episode.
- "Bubble Rap" doesn't count as one of the two silly songs that were never featured in regular episodes, as it already made its way into Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men (or perhaps used as a placeholder for an unidentified Silly Song about tornado-hunting, likely due to controversies with it) after having originally debuted in If I Sang A Silly Song....
- After "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything," the music stand had been omitted (or replaced with a different object) from Silly Song title cards in further Silly Songs starting with "The Song of the Cebú" onward.
- After "His Cheeseburger," Larry wasn't in his singing pose which was used in further Silly Songs starting with "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps."
- After "Larry's High Silk Hat," the original Silly Song title card wouldn't be used in later Silly Songs (with the exception of "A Mess Down In Egypt," but that was the Silly Song that was used for the one that Larry was going to sing but Archibald replaced with Mr. Lunt's "His Cheeseburger"; it was replaced this time with the Boyz in the Sink singing the aforementioned song) and would instead use cards with various random backgrounds.
- The German (except for Gated Community) and 1st Brazilian dubs are the only ones that keep "Silly Songs" in English.