"Lyle" is my favorite of the Veggie Tales.Unlike most of their other tapes, this one is hosted by Archibald Asparagus who wants to "class up" the show. His first feature is "Omelet", a take-off on Hamlet with some very funny lines. The interlude is changed to "Class Songs with Larry" - a terrific spoof. The second feature is the side-splitting story of Lyle, the Viking who shares instead of pillages. The music is done in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan. Brilliantly done.
My son's other tapes are good, but after the first time through... Well, they get old fast. When he asks for "Lyle", I sit down to watch it again with him whenever I can. I enjoy it as much as he does.
Archie for the second time in VT histories vuts out the Silly Song bit. In it's place is "Classy Songs with Larry", the part of the show where Larrysings a classy song.
The main feature is the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's lost musical, "Lyle the Kindly Viking". Most of the vikings enjoy raiding the monastery and being 'the terrors of the sea', but the youngest member doesn't 'fit the Viking style'. Lyle is eventually found out to be giving his share of the booty back to the monks, as well as potholders. Can this bring something better than gold, money, and big-screen tv's? Will the other Vikings support him? Is Olaf finding out Lyle's biggest prolem?
Now, to the DVD features. Anyone who has seen the extras and scrrens on "Countdown" and "Angry Eyebrows" would know that this is the first venture to DVD. The chapter selection has no background music. The quality of the extras are good, ut there are only 3. There's an interview of Phil and the director, widescreen version of the Classy Song, and a peek at animation develpomnet.
All in all, a solid Veggie entry, though definatly not the best.