Larry the Cucumber is detective dynamo Sheerluck Holmes and Bob the Tomato his venerable sidekick Dr. Watson. Together their superlative powers of observation and forensic fortitude can solve any crime. But because Sheerluck takes all the credit for the pair's sleuthing savvy, the missing Golden Ruler -- the most valuable and prized treasure in all of Buckingham Palace -- may never be recovered.
Will Sheerluck remember the all-important golden rule in time to rescue the ruler and save his friendship? Find out in the nail-biting VeggieTales mystery Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler.
Plus! See Archibald Asparagus as Don Quixote in "The Asparagus of La Mancha."
And! The inspiring new Silly Song with Larry, "Gated Community."
Featuring the brand new Silly Song
The latest serving of VeggieTales
' offbeat life lessons teaches (but never preaches) the value of friendship and of being considerate of others. The main feature stars Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes and his sidekick Bob the Tomato as Watson; together they are London's crack crime-solving team. But Sheerluck starts to take credit for all the duo's achievements, leaving Watson to stew in his own juices (and trust us, we've worked with cucumbers like that; it's no fun to be left out). When Watson sulks off, Sheerlock faces just what a pickle things can be without teamwork, thus emphasizing the Golden Rule: "Treat others as you want to be treated." Bonus features include a tale based on Don Quixote
, with delicious surreal dreamscapes and a rich flamenco score. One of the disc's many highlights is the Silly Song with Larry, "The Gated Community," whose intricate harmonies and peppily clueless lyrical delivery are worthy of Gilbert & Sullivan (Filbert & Sullivan?). There's a great behind-the-scenes feature with the creators talking about how long they had wanted to bring this story to the screen; lots of kid-friendly games and sing-alongs; and even a yummy "Bean Dip of LaMancha" recipe that kids demonstrate how to make. The verdict on the entire disc? Delish. --A.T. Hurley