The End of Seriousness?

The End of Seriousness?, also known as Serious Sing-Along 2 is the eleventh episode of FruityTales and the second sing along video.

This episode is set in after the events of Madame Green Tomato.


In the previous episode (Madame Green Tomato), Archibald Celery had replaced Serious Songs with Harry with "Lover Songs with Mr. Morty" since the previous serious song (The Song of the Water Buffalo) was deemed too serious and confusing. Sometime after this event, on a snowy night, Harry goes to Jimmy’s ice cream parlor, in a state of sadness over the new change, and gives himself an ice cream headache after drowning his sorrows in ice cream sundaes. Inside the ice cream parlor, Jimmy, the proprietor of the establishment, is cleaning some plates. After a couple of flashbacks showing what happened ever since Harry messed up while performing "The Song Of The Water Buffalo", Harry suddenly starts tossing and turning in great stress, which catches Jimmy’s attention, before he goes to see what's wrong with Harry and has no alternative but to sedate him, before the scene then cuts to the FruityTales Theme Song.

After the theme song, Jimmy is able to snap Harry out of his stress after sedating him, saying that he "really had him worried there for a minute" and asks him if he's okay. Harry replies that he's okay. Jimmy then asks Harry if he can get him anything, but Harry says that he doesn't need anything. Jimmy then asks Harry if he wants to talk about it, before Harry then turns his attention to a jukebox, asking if it works. Jimmy confirms that it works, before Harry tells Jimmy to press G11, before explaining about how he was performing "The Song Of The Water Buffalo", when it got messed up. Jimmy pushes G11 on the jukebox like Harry says, which is "The Song Of The Water Buffalo" (from "Josh And The Bigger Wall!").

After the song ends, Jimmy laughs, but stops when he sees Harry glaring at him, obviously angry that Jimmy would laugh at something that Harry messed up in doing. Jimmy then realizes what he did before saying that that's gotta hurt, before Harry says that it wasn't his fault and that the Photo Hut mixed up his slides. Jimmy tries to assure Harry that it's not the end of the world just because he messed up on a song. After Jimmy says this, a mysterious man in a trench coat, followed by a woman wearing a red dress and a red wig, enters the ice cream parlor. However, the man's face is obscured by the turned-up collar of his coat, before he places his briefcase on the counter. Jimmy then tells the man and the woman that he'll be with them in a minute, before he goes back to the jukebox and pushes a few more buttons it, to which the jukebox then plays "The Promised Town" (from "Josh And The Bigger Wall!"), "Good Morning, Lincoln" (from "Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendebenny"), and "Be Thankful" (from "Madame Green Tomato").

After "Be Thankful" ends, Harry is now even down than ever, before he starts downheartedly singing "Highway of Hell" with all hope lost, while Jimmy notes that he put up the wrong song then goes back to the jukebox once again. While this is going on, the mysterious man is at first stern about this, but becomes mildly sympathetic once he sees how Harry feels. Jimmy then brings up more songs on the jukebox, which are "Keep Running" (from "John And The Bigger Wall!"), "Great Things Too!" (from "Dave and the Giant Asparagus"), and "Stuff-Anywhere Rap" (from "Madame Green Tomato"). After "Stuff-Anywhere Rap" ends, Jimmy laughs at seeing two of the Stuff Anywhere salesmen falling down on their heads while bungee-jumping. Harry is still not cheered up, and when Jimmy wants to know why Harry is so down in the dumps, the mysterious man then reveals himself as Archibald, saying that he'll tell him what's going on. Harry is surprised when he sees that Archibald has come, before becoming very steaming angry. Archibald then approaches the jukebox declaring that this will clear this up, then makes silly faces at Harry, who copies him and brings up "His Hamburger", causing Harry to give off a Big "DARN!".

After "His Hamburger" ends, Jimmy is both shocked and appalled that Archibald would do something like that to Harry, saying that he'd be in the same position if someone took his songs away. Archibald tries to explain himself, while Jimmy can only give him a rather scornful look. Archibald then opens up the briefcase that he had brought with him, before he opens it up, revealing a bunch of papers. Archibald takes out one paper and reads from it, revealing that 164,588 fans have posted a petition, stating that "Serious Songs with Harry" be brought back and that Archibald should forgive and forget the "Song Of The Water Buffalo" incident. Among the people that signed the petition are the entire population of Caracas, Venezuela and someone has 7.3 Earthquake. Archibald then hops up on the counter and delivers a rousing speech about how the world should know that it's not the end of seriousness, but actually that seriousness has just begun, before he falls off the counter, while Harry, Jimmy, and Lovey look down to see if he's okay. Archibald then picks himself up, before telling Harry to try not to be too serious. Harry is overjoyed that he got his Serious Songs back, before he puts one of his serious songs into the jukebox, which then plays the then-brand new Serious Song "The Scat Singing Doctor of the Alps".


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