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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything is the sixth Silly Song with Larry that debuted on VeggieTales' first sing-along video, Very Silly Songs!

As the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Larry, Mr. Lunt, and Pa Grape just "stay home and lie around," they are well suited to this specific period of time. They emphatically do not go anywhere as they lounge around their pirate ship, sip coconut juice, watch TV, or do anything else.


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. Joining Larry are Pa Grape and Mr. Lunt, who together make up the infamous gang of scalliwags, "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything!"

All three: We are The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

We just stay home and lie around

And if you ask us to do anything

We'll just tell you...

Larry: We don't do anything!

Pa Grape: Well, I've never been to Greenland and I've never been to Denver

And I've never buried treasure in St. Louis or St. Paul

And I've never been to Moscow and I've never been to Tampa

And I've never been to Boston in the fall.

All: Cuz we're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

We just stay home and lie around

And if you ask us to do anything

We'll just tell you...

Mr. Lunt: We don't do anything.

And I never hoist the mainstay and I never swab the poop deck

And I never veer to starboard cuz I never sail at all

And I've never walked the gang plank and I've never owned a parrot

And I've never been to Boston in the fall

All: Cuz we're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

We just stay at home and lie around

And if you ask us to do anything

We'll just tell you...

"We don't do anything!"

Larry: Well, I've never plucked a rooster and I'm not too good at ping-pong

And I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall

And I've never kissed a chipmunk and I've never gotten head lice

And I've never been to Boston in the fall!

Pa Grape: Huh? What are you talking about? What's a rooster and mashed potatoes have to do with being a pirate?

Mr. Lunt: Hey, that's right! We're supposed to sing about pirate-y things!

Larry: Oh...

Pa Grape: And who's ever kissed a chipmunk? That's just nonsense! Why even bring it up? Am I right? What do you think?

Mr. Lunt: I think you look like Cap'n Crunch!

Pa Grape: Huh? No I don't!

Mr. Lunt: Do too.

Pa Grape: Do not!

Mr. Lunt: You're making me hungry.

Pa Grape: That's it, you're walkin' the plank!

Mr. Lunt: Says who?

Pa Grape: Says the Captain, that's who!

Mr. Lunt: Oh, yeah? Aye aye, Cap'n Crunch! Hee hee hee hee.

Pa Grape: Arrrrgh!

Mr. Lunt: Yikes!

Larry: And I've never licked a spark plug and I've never sniffed a stink bug

And I've never painted daisies on a big red rubber ball

And I've never bathed in yogurt and I don't look good in leggings...

Pa Grape: You just don't get it!

All: And we've never been to Boston in the fall!

Pa Grape: Pass the chips! Who's got the remote control?

Larry: Here it is!

Mr. Lunt: Time for Geraldo.

Pa Grape: It's definitely time for Wapner.

Mr. Lunt: Oh, I don't like this show.

Larry: Hey look, I found a quarter!

Fun Facts


  • Mike Nawrocki came up with the song while taking business trips and thinking how he never did anything in those places. He also stated this was when he used to work as the soundman for the Continental Singers, about never being at Boston during the fall. This is because the tour was going to be in that said area.
  • This is the first Silly Song to be exclusive to a compilation video and not to be paired with a regular episode.
    • This is also the first Silly Song to feature Mr. Lunt.
  • This is the last Silly Song to feature the music sheet stand in the title card.
  • The Kids covered the re-recording of this song from Jonah's Overboard Sing Along.
  • Max Hsu remixed the song for Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More!.
  • In the Ultimate Silly Song Countdown, it reached second place with a total of 53,290 votes. Originally, it was seventh, then first place before the voting was drawn to a close.
  • The background used in the silly song was actually a picture that Mike Nawrocki drew. The design pattern on the chair that Pa Grape sits on was actually scanned out of a magazine.
  • Relient K did a cover of this song on VeggieRocks!, as well as on the soundtracks for both Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie.
  • Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie also features a slow version of the song sung by the pirates while they are sitting in the seafood restaurant and reminiscing about their glory days.
  • This was featured on some international releases of Where's God When I'm S-Scared?.
  • This was also featured in the Very Veggie Silly Stories episode, Waiting with a Happy Heart.


  • A few scenes have some of the characters and props clip through. This includes:
    • Larry's recliner clips through the sail.
    • Mr. Lunt often clips through his bean bag.
    • Pa Grape clips through his recliner.
    • Larry's costume clips through his body when he turns to see Pa Grape yelling at Mr. Lunt.
    • Some shots of Larry's tooth missing.
  • When Mr. Lunt says "Boston in the fall," red spikes can be seen inside his mouth. These may be from his headband, and they appear to be clipping through his head when he looks up. (see image)
  • The tooth on Larry is reelected black in the last scene, making it look like it is missing.

Real-World References

  • Denver is the consolidated city and county and is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado.
  • St. Louis is the second-largest city in Missouri.
  • Tampa is a city on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. state of Florida.
  • Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Cap'n Crunch is a corn and oat breakfast cereal manufactured by Quaker Oats Company.
  • Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host. Mr. Lunt was referring to The Geraldo Rivera Show, which ran from 1987 to 1998.
  • Joseph Wapner is a retired American judge, who used to be the host for The People's Court.