Dance Card

Dance of the Cucumber is the third Silly Songs with Larry from Rack, Shack & Benny and is sung by Larry the Cucumber.


Narrator: And now it's for Silly Songs with Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song. Larry will be performing the traditional Argentinian ballad, "The Dance of the Cucumber", in its original Spanish. Bob the Tomato will translate.

Larry: Miren al pepino

Bob: Watch the cucumber

Larry: miren como se mueve

Bob: see how he moves

Larry: como un leon

Bob: like a lion

Larry: tras un raton.

Bob: chasing a mouse.

Larry: Miren al pepino

Bob: Watch the cucumber

Larry: sus suaves movimientos

Bob: Oh, how smooth his motion

Larry: tal como mantequilla

Bob: like butter

Larry: en un chango pelon.

Bob: on a bald monkey.

Larry: Miren al pepino

Bob: Watch the cucumber

Larry: los vegetales

Bob: all the vegetables

Larry: envidian a su amigo

Bob: envy their friend

Larry: como el quieren bialar

Bob: wishing to dance as he

Larry: Pepino bailarin, pepino bailarin, pepino bailarin

Bob: Dancing cucumber, dancing cucumber, dancing cucumber

Larry: Baila, baila, ya!

Bob: Dance, dance, yeah!

Larry: Miren al tomate

Bob: Look at the tomato

Larry: no es triste?

Bob: Isn't it sad?

Larry: El no puede bailar.

Bob: He can't dance.

Larry: !Pobre tomate!

Bob: Poor tomato!

Larry: El deberia poder bailar

Bob: He wishes he could dance

Larry: Como el pepino

Bob: like the cucumber

Larry: libre y suavamente.

Bob: free and smooth.

Larry: Pero el no puede danzar.

Bob: But he can't... Okay! Stop the music! What do you mean I can't dance? I can dance! What about Uncle Louie's polka party? Didn't you see me dancing at Uncle Louie's polka party?

Larry: No comprendo.

Bob: No comprendo? I'll show you 'No comprendo'!

Junior: Mom! Dad! Look over here! Get a picture of me next to the cucumber in authentic Argentinian garb!

Dad: Okay, Junior. But we'd better hurry--I think the dwarves have your mother confused with someone else! Say 'Peas!'

All: Peas!

Larry: Escuchen el pepino

Bob: Listen to the cucumber

Larry: oigan su voz fuerte

Bob: hear his strong voice

Larry: como un leon

Bob: like a lion

Larry: listo a devorar.

Bob: about to eat.

Larry: Escuchen al pepino

Bob: Listen to the cucumber

Larry: que dulce as su canto

Bob: oh how sweet his voice

Larry: la voz de su garganta perece un triar.

Bob: the breath from his throat is like a chorus of little birdies.

Larry: Escuchen al pepino

Bob: Listen to the cucumber

Larry: los vegetales

Bob: all the vegetables

Larry: envidian a su amigo

Bob: envy their friend

Larry: como el quieren cantar.

Bob: wishing to sing as he.

Larry: Pepino cantador, pepino cantador, pepino cantador

Bob: Singing cucumber, singing cucumber, singing cucumber

Larry: canta, canta, ya!

Bob: sing, sing, yeah!

Larry: Escuchen al tomate

Bob: Listen to the tomato

Larry: ?No es triste?

Bob: Isn't it sad?

Larry: El no puede cantar.

Bob: He can't sing.

Larry: Pobre tomate.

Bob: Poor tomato.

Larry: El deberia poder cantar

Bob: He wishes he could sing

Larry: fuerte y ducle como el pepino

Bob: strong and sweet like the cucumber

Larry: Pero no puede...

Bob: But he can't...

Larry: !Ni siquiera da un silbido!

Bob: Can't even... Whistle!

All right! That's it Senor! Come over here and let me sing you a song!

Larry: Adios, amigos!

Narrator: This has been Silly Songs with Larry. Tune in next time to hear Larry sing...

Larry: Bob is really angry!

I hope he doesn't catch me!

It's so hard to run with this sombrero on my head!


Audio Video


  • This SiIly Song (along with The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps) was played in Chuck E. Cheese resturants as a part of the Fabulous World Adventure showtape that played between August and November of 1999.
  • Mike Nawrocki who wrote the song got the insparation from a Mexican song called "Los Americanos". The song was sung in Spanish but Nawrocki's wife who's Columbian speaks very good Spanish and translated it for him and the singer was making fun of American's in a good way. This got the inspiration for Larry to mock Bob.
  • This Silly Song was animated by Ron Smith who is the director of 3-2-1 Penguins.

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