At first glance I figured he was telling that ageless joke, "What's the difference between a lute and a viol? .......................the viol burns longer."
He does look more wide-eyed than usual. I think he's distracted by the sirens.Mr. B (B for Bear, not B for Barbetta) certainly looks enthusiastic
I'm surprised to see that there's enough left of the escapee that he can yell for help.