Lest we in the Rabbit Room get too intellectual or elitist, I present to you a clip from the bonus features of the new VeggieTales video, titled Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s BIG RIVER RESCUE. Randall Goodgame and I once again had the pleasure of writing the silly song for the episode (and are putting the finishing touches on the song for the next video, too). This one’s a road trip song called “The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo.” Go ahead. Say it aloud a few times. Savor it.
Franklin (a wonderful little postcard town just south of Nashville) has a weekly Movies in the Park event, where they show family films on the lawn, and last Friday was the premiere of BIG RIVER RESCUE. I sat on the lawn with my family and some friends (Randy couldn’t be there but his family was right next to us), along with six or eight hundred people and watched the movie in an awkward anonymity. They didn’t know the dude who co-wrote the silly song was sitting there too, so there was no chance they’d laugh at it out of pity. I broke into a sweat when the biscuit song came up, even though nobody was looking at me, and I was giddy with relief when (in spite of the distractions that come with watching a film in a park) they actually laughed. Or, at least they chuckled, in the proper places. That was good enough for me.
The Big Idea folks filmed this little interview in which Randy and I tried our best to pull off a Stephen Colbert-style ridiculousness. (You know, for kids!*) Many thanks to the VeggieTales crew who allow Randy and I to be a part of the team. The video releases July 12. I hope you and your kiddos enjoy it.
*Yes, from The Hudsucker Proxy
Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrew’s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.
Awesome! My kids still sing the monkey song all the stinking time… glad you guys are back at it!
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Hee, hee …
Thanks for sharing that, Andy. I love to start the day with that kind of laughter.
I always knew you were a good person.
Nice to see the guys being so serious and getting along so well. It’s inspiriing! 😉
My wife is on the road right now with our 3-1/2 daughter. Stinks that I have to wait ’til later today to be able to share this with them!
Hmmm….why am I craving biscuits now?
i am just…gosh…i am welling with pride that i call the two of you weirdos “friends.”
Colbert would be proud. You guys are awesome.
Wha..?!….. You mean….?!….. veggie……?!…..
I would love to blame my insane familiarity with Veggie Tales on the fact that I have a 3 year old son, but truth be known, I bought my first Veggie Tales DVD about 2 years before he was born. I did get him a CD, though, that inserted his name into some of the songs (“Oh, where’s Elijah’s hairbrush? Oh, where’s Elijah’s hairbrush?”). I read this and nearly fell out of my chair and excitedly announced (and that’s such an understated way to explain what I did) to my husband that a couple of the RR guys had written for Veggie Tales.
My internet connection’s being weird and won’t let me view the video, yet, but I’m anxiously awaiting my chance to see it.
man… you guys rule.
I wonder how many people who see that on the DVD extras won’t get it.
Still, you guys just made my morning!
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