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Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler

Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler is the 28th episode in the VeggieTales series. It was released in early 2006 in both DVD and VHS format. Subtitled "A Lesson in Friendship", it features two stories that illustrate what it means to be a good friend. The first is a parody of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. The second is a parody of the Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


At the countertop, hosted by Bob and Larry who receive a message from a child from Minot, North Dakota asking how to get friends. After Larry insults South Dakota with a series of puns (stating its inferiority to North Dakota).

"Asparagus of La Mancha" starts with Knight Don Quixote facing three Peas in a surrealist world made of cooking utensils and foods. Then he wakes up. It was a dream. He and his best friend Poncho work in a Spanish restaurant of Cafe LaMancha. However, Jean Claude comes in to inform the duo of a new restaurant opening across the street called The Food Factory, the most successful restaurant in the world. With their customers abandoning them, Don is sure they will go out of businesses.

After losing another game of Spanish checkers to Poncho, Don goes back to sleep. He assumes his latest dream has informed him to try different themes to win back their customers. This fails, and shortly after, the Food Factory manager offers Poncho a job at the Food Factory. Poncho refuses.

Don's next dream suggests that he takes on the Food Factory. Don does so and gets arrested. While there, Poncho learns that Don's addiction to his super-spicy salsa is causing the bad dreams. He weans Don off the salsa, much to Don's disappointment. The next morning, Don claims he slept well. Sheriff Bob claims he'll let Don go if he quits the salsa. Poncho has an idea to open their restaurant for breakfast, as the Food Factory doesn't open until lunchtime.

In the Silly Song, Larry's ball ends up in a fenced community. Three singing neighbors from the Gated Community sing a fancy song about their community, seemingly oblivious to Larry's presence or at least disregarding it. At the end, Larry finally receives his ball and thanks them.

"Sheerluck Holmes" opens up to Sheerluck and Watson entering Doylie's ice cream parlor, claiming they have "The Howling Dogs of Baker Street" case wrapped up. Sheerluck takes all the credit, upsetting Watson. After leaving, Scooter informs the duo of a plot to steal the Golden Ruler, the kingdom's most valuable treasure.

At the palace, they meet up with the Prime Minister and Fish and Chips, who want to solve the case themselves.

Back at Doylie's, Watson finally cracks and leaves, saying to Sheerluck, "When you want to treat me like a friend, come talk to me."

The very next morning, at Sheerluck's apartment, Scooter informs him that the Golden Ruler has been stolen, Char woman realizes that someones' golden hula is swollen, Cabby realized the goat & jeweler are out strolling, Sheerluck say something about Samoans, Char woman says about coats and stools are go bowling and Cabby talks about folding scooters had been rolling? and Scooter groans by it "The...Golden...Ruler...Has...Been...Stolen!" and the three started "Oh!". He arrives at Watson's apartment, only to be battered by Watson's maids.

Back at the palace, Sheerluck is clueless without Watson. He finally realizes the Golden Rule, after which Watson appears; he has been disguised as one of the palace guards. In a CSI-type method, he explains that the thief is a palace guard who is a French spy imposter. The guard is arrested, and Sheerluck and Watson celebrate at Doylie's.

Back at the countertop, Larry apologizes for insulting South Dakota and receives a musical message from South Dakota which shows their/its acceptance for his apology. Following this, Bob and Larry finish (except Larry is Larryboy in the second half of the conclusion and he is getting ready for "Larryboy & The Bad Apple") and the show ends with the credits rolled.

Cast of Characters

Asparagus of LaMancha

Gated Community

Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler

  • Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes
  • Bob the Tomato as Dr. Watson
  • Archibald Asparagus as the Prime Minister
  • Pa Grape as the King of England
  • Madame Blueberry as the Queen of England
  • Philippe Pea as the criminal
  • Jimmy and Jerry Gourd as the ice cream patrons
  • Scooter carrot as the English citizen
  • Mr. Nezzer as Detective Bill Trout
  • Mr. Lunt as Sergeant John Spud
  • Other London citizens
  • Other ice cream patrons


  • Opening Countertop
  • The Asparagus Of La Mancha
  • Gated Community
  • Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler
  • Closing Countertop


In addition to the ubiquitous "VeggieTales Theme" and "What We Have Learned," this episode contains the following songs:

  • The Gated Community (Silly Song), sung by Larry and the Gated Community Singers
  • Call on Me, sung by Sheerluck
  • Call on Us, sung by Sheerluck and Watson
  • Kaci Dakota Carson, sung by the Kaci Dakota Carson Singers

DVD Content

Big Idea has consistently packed the VeggieTales DVDs with a variety of additional features intended to appeal to both children and adults alike. This section itemizes the content of the DVD.


  • 1. Bob's Letter
  • 2. Don's Charge
  • 3. Food Factory
  • 4. Faithful Friend
  • 5. Don in Jail
  • 6. Gated Community
  • 7. Doylie's
  • 8. The Game's Afoot!
  • 9. Sheerluck Solo
  • 10. Dr. Watson's Surprise
  • 11. What We Have Learned
  • 12. Credits

Bonus Features

Behind the Scenes – Sheerluck & the Super Sleuth – Studio Commentary – Bob & Larry's Playhouse – Veggie Commentary – Art Gallery – Video Trivia – Sing Along – Interactive Storybook – Mystery Adventure Game – Watson's Family Activity – Bean Dip of Lamancha – How to Draw – Easter Eggs – Previews for LarryBoy and the Bad Apple and Gideon: A Lesson In Trusting God – DVD-ROM Fun!



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