A/N: I pretty much just wrote this to combat the sappiness of I Haven't Seen the World. After I wrote that, I thought 'Oh boy, I really need to do an un-fluffy type song now..' So I wrote this: pure, unadulterated humor! I admit it was done in somewhat of a hurry, but it's not bad. Have fun!
It was a rare time of peace in the Sesame Street apartment's basement. Bert was engrossed in something involving bottlecaps and paperclips, and Ernie sat in a chair by the window, playing with his toy fire engine. Ernie was slowly tiring of his game, however, and his mind soon wandered into boredom.
He looked over toward Bert.
"Hm, I wonder if Bert's as bored as I am." Ernie wondered aloud, "He must be. He's just fiddling with those old paperclips and bottlecaps again. I'll go see if he wants to sing with me."
With that he stood up from his chair and walked over to the counter where Bert was. Bert spared him a quick glance as he approached, but turned back to his collections.
"Oh hey Ern." he mumbled, "Say, could you not bother me right now? I'm a little busy.."
"Hey there Bert, wanna sing a silly song?" Ernie asked in a sing-song voice, not hearing, or choosing to ignore what Bert said.
"No Ernie, now leave me alone will ya?" Bert pleaded flatly.
"But it's so easy, just jump in and sing along!" Ernie continued, seeming to miss the point again.
"No Ernie, please! Just leave me to my paperclips." Bert tried again, turning to the counter.
A fun, bouncy tune suddenly started to play, to which Ernie began to dance and snap his fingers. Distracted and annoyed, Bert looked up.
"Ernie!" he yelled, "Now come on, stop that!"
"I won't stop until you sing the song, Bert." Ernie replied casually, and continued dancing.
Exasperated, Bert sighed and said, "Fine, y'know what? Just, fine. Here:
Ernie please, won't you leave me be?
Let me sort my paperclips, and
Let me polish my bottlecaps, and
Please stop trying to sing with me!"
He huffed angrily when finished, but the music didn't stop.
"Not bad Bert!" Ernie commented, "That wasn't so hard, was it? But we're going to sing a silly song!"
"Silly..? I don't do silly…" Bert gaped quietly as Ernie, oblivious, shouted, "Ready? Here we go!" and started belting words to the tune. He sang:
"Oh sometimes ya just gotta sing
With a bop-a-doo-wop, and a ching ching ching
Silly little things at the toppa your voice
Anywhere from 'aba' to 'zibip's a choice."
"I give up…" Bert moaned, head in hand, and he started bopping half-heartedly along with Ernie. Ernie went on:
"You can sing it alone, or with your friends
("So why didn't chya sing alone?" Bert questioned quietly.)
But either way ya have it, the fun never ends
-Take it away Bert!"
"Huh?" Bert jumped, "Oh, uh..:
A zip bop da-dee-da, looballa sheel
Goo, wah, hullabaloo, wubba oatmeal!"
he sang, then laughed, "Eh-eh-eh-eh-eh! Say, that's catchy!" He began to dance more happily.
"Sure is!" Ernie agreed, "Now try a verse, Bert."
"Ok!" Bert smiled enthusiastically.
"Oh we're havin' a ball, singin' those sounds
All those funny words nothin's outta bounds!
Boppin' along, to that funky beat
Don't have to understand it, just rhyme you see!
Ernie didn't miss a beat:
"Oh floopa doopa roopa ba-ba hucka mucky
Smooka la-la zoozoo and a rubber duckie!
Kh-h-h-h!" he snickered. Then he and Bert joined in together:
"Singin' happily, both slow and fast
We don't even know how long it's gonna last
We're just boppin' along, that funky beat
Never understanding, just rhyming you see!"
Bert: "Waka laka naka diddle widdle beebee!"
Ernie: "Frappa hoppa woppa rackle snackle heehee!"
Bert: "Nalla walla halla rutabaga woo woo!"
Ernie: "Dackle pickle mackle Alabama hoo hoo!"
The two then danced around joyfully as the music went through one more round and came to a halt. Ernie stopped with the music, but Bert kept dancing and singing snippets of the song. Ernie grabbed Bert's shoulder and tapped him a few times.
"Bert? H-Hey Bert?" he said.
"Huh? Hu-huh what..?" Bert asked, looking around lost.
"The song is over now Bert. You can stop dancing." Ernie told him.
"What? Aw, no, no, I wanna keep going!" Bert beamed, "Come on, start the music again..hey meistro, start that tune again! Hellooo!" he called, clapping his hands in a 'chop chop' fashion, but nothing happened.
"Actually Bert, I'm a little tired of singing. I think I'll go and read a nice, quiet book. See ya!" Ernie said, gave Bert one final pat, and ran off out the door. Bert stared after him, stammering.
"Oh Erniiie!" he finally yelled in frustration. He turned to his paperclips and bottlecaps with a sigh.
"So, you guys gonna sing with me or what?" he asked them.