Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space!
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|Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space!|
2004 VeggieTales Classics DVD cover
|Directed by||Phil Vischer
|Produced by||Chris Olsen|
|Written by||Phil Vischer|
|Music by||Kurt Heinecke
Nicole C. Mullen
|Edited by||Mike Nawrocki|
|Distributed by||Lyrick Studios
Warner Home Video
|April 11, 1997|
Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! is the eighth episode of the VeggieTales animated series. It was originally released on April 11, 1997 on VHS and issued on DVD for the first time on May 18, 2004. This is the first installment featuring Larry the Cucumber as Larry-Boy, the hero of the city of Bumblyburg ever since Dave and the Giant Pickle. It is also the eighth episode for people to talk about telling the truth and is subtitled "A Lesson in Telling the Truth". In this story, Larry-Boy must confront a beastly Fib which has grown beyond control. Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! was so successful it has spawned three sequels, and its own spinoff series entitled Larryboy: The Cartoon Advetures.
The episode begins with Percy and his brother Lil Pea, walking away from a movie theater and seeing what appears to be a comet. Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, who man an early-warning radar station, then alert Larry-Boy with "The Larry-Signal" of an approaching alien. Larry-Boy begins to search for the alien but gives up after finding nothing despite his butler Alfred's (Archibald Asparagus) protests. The scene then shifts to Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot having a tea party. Junior decides to take his father's prized "Art Bigoti" bowling plate with an atomic bomb strapped into it but, however, he arrives too late to defuse the bomb attached to the plate, and it accidentally explodes to bits. The alien "Fibrillus Minimus" (Fib for short) emerges and convinces Junior to lie to his dad claiming "A little fib couldn't hurt anybody". Junior lies to his dad, but soon discovers that every time he lies his "little fib" grows larger and LARGER. He and Fib go downtown where Laura, Percy, and Lenny form an angry mob and confront him about his lies. When Junior tells a lie about alien cows coming to earth and destroying the plate, Fib grows to be a 50-foot tall beast who holds Junior prisoner and starts wreaking havoc and destruction in the city, roaring ferociously and carrying on something awful.
Larry-Boy is summoned when a red alert disrupts his quality time with Alfred, and is forced to pursue Fib and Junior in his Larry-Mobile as Fib tries to escape by climbing to the top of the watertower. Larry-Boy transforms the Larry-Mobile into the Larry-Plane and flies into the sky. He then ejects above Fib but, however, he is grabbed by Fib and the enraged Fib strangles Larry-Boy until one of his plungers pops out. Larry-Boy is then told by Alfred that the Fib can only be stopped by someone else, especially another person. As the Fib starts to eat his prisoners, Alfred informs Larry-Boy that Junior is the only one who can stop Fib. Junior then admits the truth to his parents (who are watching from below) and the Fib shrinks into nothing but air. Junior then apologizes to his parents and everyone else. Back on the countertop, Larry-Boy pairs with Bob in closing the show with the verse "The truth shall set you free." (John 8:32)b. Before the countertop finally ends, Larry-Boy tells Bob that it is time for his world premiere of his music video. Then that music video plays right before the end credits and finishes the episode.
- Tim Gregory voices:
- The Fib (debut)
- The Beast (debut)
- Robby Benson voices:
- The Fib (Beast form) (debut)
- Kristin Blegen voices:
- Natalia Lozano voices:
- Jim Poole voices:
- Lesly Benodin voices:
In addition to the ubiquitous "VeggieTales Theme" and "What We Have Learned," this episode contains the following songs:
- It's Laura's Fault, sung by Junior Asparagus, his dad, and Percy Pea
- Larry-Boy Theme – sung by Nicole C. Mullen, The Asparagus Singers, Larry the Cucumber, and Archibald Asparagus
- Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! at the Internet Movie Database
- Review from Epinions
- Review from Christian Answers
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