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Spaceship Drivin' Man is a song from the 3-2-1 Penguins! episode, The Doom Funnel Rescue!


Café Announcer: Now, put your pedal to the metal and give a warm Comet Lounge welcome to... Rip-Roarin' and the Tailgators.


Midgel: One, two, a one two three four!

All: Well he rides the roads, haulin' heavy loads,

he's a spaceship-drivin' man!

He drives sure and straight, and he's never late,

he's a spaceship-drivin' man!

Zidgel: Yep, this here's a story of a fella, a truck, and a load of party ice! Like most stories, this one starts at a mini-mart. It was the day of the big race, and the whole galaxy had turned out to see two giants of the road goin' head-to-head for the title of "Space Trucker of the Year". There was Scaly Slim, the meanest, sneakiest, road-hogginest trucker in the galaxy!

Scaly Slim: And I don't always floss.

Zidgel (V.O.): Yep, he was a real scoundrel. Up against him was a legend of the space lanes. He had the keenest eye, the steadiest hand, the fastest foot (not to mention the best penmanship) of any trucker in the galaxy: Big Midge.

Big Midge: I'm the bird to beat, I'm no parakeet!

I'm a spaceship-drivin' man!

Scaly Slim: When I win this meet, you can smell my feet,

you space-race losing man!

Cowboy Alien: Now remember, the aim here's to haul-

Zidgel (V.O.): Now, the aim of the race was for the boys to haul their cargo to the far end of the galaxy. First one to cross the finish line would be crowned the new champeen!

Cowboy Alien: Y'all ready?

Zidgel (V.O.): The light turned green, the race was on!

Now they're here, and now they're gone,

off the line and past a guy named Lou.

Drivin' at the speed of light, now it's day and now it's night,

and now it's nearly twenty after two!

Big Midge pulled out in the lead,

until he saw a friend in need!

Big Midge: To stop or not to stop,

what should I do?

Zidgel (V.O.): But Scaly Slim was gainin' fast.

Big Midge refused to come in last,

and so he made the choice to drive on through!

Big Midge: Well I ride the roads, haulin' heavy loads, I'm a spaceship-drivin' man!

All (V.O.): He was doin' fine 'till he saw that sign about helpin' when you can.

Zidgel (V.O.): Looks like Midge could win the race!

Scaly Slim: Well I think I really hurt my face.

Zidgel (V.O.): Then came another chance to do some good.

Kevin (through radio): Do a good deed when you can,

stop and help your fellow...vacuum-cleaner..type

Zidgel (V.O.): But Big Midge wasn't listenin' like he should!

(Midge then sees the Rockhopper crashed on an asteroid)

Kevin: Do a good deed when you can, stop and help your fellow penguins!

Scaly Slim: You're 0 for 3, that trophy's mine tonight!

Zidgel (V.O.): Then Slim starts to pull away...

Big Midge: Should I go or should I stay?

Zidgel (V.O.): Our hero knows it's time to do what's right!

All (V.O.): Well he rides the road, though he's pigeon-toed, he's a spaceship-drivin' man!

He drives sure and straight, and he's never late, he's a spaceship-drivin' man!

Zidgel (V.O.): He sprayed Big Midge with boysenberries, melon balls, and fresh bing cherries, tangerines at $2.15 a pound!

He took a shortcut past the sun, and when his dirty deeds were done, Scaly Slim had won the race hands down!

Yep, Big Midge had struck out big-time. To make matters worse, the delay had caused his cargo to turn into icy slush.

Scaly Slim: Lovely load 'o slush, pal! Now this here's what party ice is supposed to look like! YAAAHHH!!!

Zidgel (V.O.): Seems that little shortcut past the sun had melted all of Slim's party ice. His cargo was ruined, and so was the party!

Cowboy Alien: Aw, shucks! It's just not the same without party ice!

Kevin: And maybe those little weenies on toothpicks.

Zidgel (V.O.): But then Big Midge got an idea! Putting together the traffic cones, and the flavored syrup with his load of icy slush, he made...

Big Midge: Sno-cones for everyone!

Everyone: The party is saved! Yee-haw! Boysenberry!

Cowboy Alien: Nothin' I love more than a tasty garnish! Say, where'd ya'll get this here fruit?

Zidgel (V.O.): Well, they told 'em everything. So for cheatin', double-dealin' and illegal use of melon balls, the trophy was taken away from Slim.

Cowboy Alien: I award this here prize to Big Midge, the true-blue "Space Trucker of the Year". Yee-haw!

All: Well, he learned he could do a lot of good helping folks when he can.

Now he glows with pride feelin' good inside, he's a spaceship-drivin' man!

Fun Facts



  • When all the penguins are singing in Big Midge's truck, Midgel is missing his eyebrows.

Real-World References

  • Scaly Slim's truck slightly resembles a Peterbilt.