List of VeggieTales videos
This is a list of VeggieTales original videos.
- 1 Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (1993)
- 2 God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! (1994)
- 3 Are You My Neighbor? (1995)
- 4 Rack, Shack & Benny (1995)
- 5 Dave and the Giant Pickle (1996)
- 6 The Toy That Saved Christmas (1996)
- 7 A Very Silly Sing Along/Very Silly Songs! (1997)
- 8 Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! (1997)
- 9 Josh and the Big Wall! (1997)
- 10 Madame Blueberry (1998)
- 11 Silly Sing-Along 2 The End of Silliness?/The End of Silliness? More Really Silly Songs (1998)
- 12 Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed (1999)
- 13 King George and the Ducky (2000)
- 14 Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen (2000)
- 15 Lyle the Kindly Viking (2001)
- 16 The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown (2001)
- 17 The Star of Christmas (2002)
- 18 The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! (2003)
- 19 The Ballad of Little Joe (2003)
- 20 An Easter Carol (2004)
- 21 A Snoodle's Tale (2004)
- 22 Sumo of the Opera (2004)
- 23 Duke and the Great Pie War (2005)
- 24 Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush (2005)
- 25 Lord of the Beans (2005)
- 26 Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler (2006)
- 27 LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (2006)
- 28 Gideon: Tuba Warrior (2006)
- 29 Moe and the Big Exit (2007)
- 30 The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007)
- 31 Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue (2008)
- 32 Abe and the Amazing Promise (2009)
- 33 Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella (2009)
- 34 Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving (2009)
- 35 Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't (2010)
- 36 Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart (2010)
- 37 It's a Meaningful Life (2010)
- 38 Twas The Night Before Easter (2011)
- 39 Princess and the Popstar (2011)
- 40 The Little Drummer Boy (2011)
- 41 Robin Good And His Not-So Merry Men (2012)
- 42 The Penniless Princess (2012)
- 43 The League of Incredible Vegetables (2012)
- 44 The Little House That Stood (2013)
- 45 MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle (2013)
- 46 Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas (2013)
- 47 Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier (2014)
- 48 Celery Night Fever (2014)
- 49 Beauty and the Beet (2014)
- 50 Noah's Ark (2015)
- 51 References
Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (1993)
Where's God When I'm Scared?! is the first episode of the VeggieTales animated series. It was initially released in 1993 on VHS. A DVD version was released on February 11, 2003 as part of the VeggieTales Classics line. Subtitled "A Lesson in Handling Fear", it features two short stories titled "Tales from the Crisper" and "Daniel and the Lion's Den", as well as the first Silly Song, The Water Buffalo Song. The first feature stars Junior Asparagus who is afraid of the dark after watching a scary film on television, while the second is a re-telling of the Biblical story, Daniel in the lions' den. Big Idea celebrated their 15th Anniversary on September 20, 2008, during which Where's God when I'm S-Scared? was re-released with enhanced picture and sound, digitally remastered.
Silly Song: "The Water Buffalo Song"
Letter from: Lucy Anderson in Phoenix, Arizona
Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you.”
God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! (1994)
God Wants Me To Forgive Them!?! was released on VHS in 1994 and then on sing-along DVD in 2004. Subtitled "A Lesson in Forgiveness," the episode features two short stories on the subject. The first is about a family of cranky grapes that torments a young boy (Junior) who needs to find it within himself to forgive them (a loose parody of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath). The second is a parody of the television series Gilligan's Island starring Larry the Cucumber and Bob The Tomato.
Silly Song: None (replaced with Scallion #1 pitching the "Forgive-O-Matic")
Letter from: Marco
Verses: Matthew 18:22 “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.” Colossians 3:13b “Forgive others as the Lord forgave you.”
Are You My Neighbor? (1995)
Are You My Neighbor? is the third episode of the VeggieTales animated series. It was released in 1995 on VHS and a re-recorded sing-along edition was released in 2004 on DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Loving Your Neighbor", it features two short stories that teach viewers that they should love people even if they seem different or strange to them. The first story, entitled The Story of Flibber-o-loo, is based on the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan and features two cities called Flibber-O-Loo and Jibberty-Lot whose citizens despise each other because of their differing headgear. The second, "The Gourds Must Be Crazy", is a parody of Star Trek in which the crew need to repair their starship before it is struck by a meteor made entirely of popcorn.
Silly Song: "The Hairbrush Song"
Letter from: Latasha Robins in Savannah, Georgia
Verse: Leviticus 19:18 “…Love your neighbor as yourself”
Rack, Shack & Benny (1995)
Rack, Shack & Benny was released in 1995 on VHS. A re-recorded sing-along DVD was released in 2002. Subtitled "A Lesson in Handling Peer Pressure", it teaches viewers that they should resist peer pressure and stand up for what they believe. The video retells the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being thrown into the fiery furnace from the Book of Daniel. In the Biblical Story, King Nebuchadnezzar requires that all his subjects bow down before a false idol. But three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, refuse and are thrown into a furnace. Miraculously they aren't harmed, and Nebuchadnezzar recognizes the power of their God. Rack, Shack, and Benny keeps true to the original story but places it in a chocolate factory where the owner Nebby K. Nezzar offers three of his employees (played by Larry, Bob, and Junior) a promotion if they worship a giant statue of his most favorite thing in life; a chocolate bunny.
Silly Song: "The Dance of the Cucumber"
Letter from: Dexter Wilmington in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Verse: 2 Thessalonians 2:15 “Stand firm, and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.”
Dave and the Giant Pickle (1996)
Dave and the Giant Pickle was released in 1996 on VHS. A sing-along DVD was released in 2003. Subtitled "A Lesson in Self-Esteem", it gives the message that with God's help, people can accomplish any goal. The lesson is illustrated through a retelling of the biblical story of David and Goliath from the Book of Samuel. The episode's countertop segments are memorable for giving fans their first glimpse of Larry-Boy and hearing his catchphrase, "I am that Hero!".
Silly Song: "I Love My Lips"
Letter from: Myra Eggleston in Youngstown, PA
Verse: Matthew 19:26 “With God all things are possible.”
The Toy That Saved Christmas (1996)
The Toy That Saved Christmas is the first holiday special in the VeggieTales series. It was released in 1996 on VHS. A sing-along DVD was released in 2002. The episode presents the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus as the true meaning of Christmas. It takes place in 'Dinkletown' where Mr. Nezzer disguises himself as Santa Claus in order to get children to believe that Christmas is about receiving more toys so that he can make a fortune selling his best toy; Buzz-Saw Louie, a doll that has a Buzz Saw built into his right arm. However, one of the "Louie" dolls doesn't like this idea and sets out to foil Nezzar's scheme.
Silly Song: "Oh, Santa!"
A Very Silly Sing Along/Very Silly Songs! (1997)
A Very Silly Sing Along/Very Silly Songs! was released in 1997 on VHS and in 2004 on DVD. It features a half dozen songs from the first five episodes of VeggieTales (Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, God Wants Me To Forgive Them!?!, Are You My Neighbor?, Rack Shack and Benny, and Dave and the Giant Pickle) as well as the popular Silly Song, "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything", appearing here for the first time.
Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! (1997)
Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! was released in 1997 on VHS. A DVD was released in 2004 as part of the VeggieTales Classics line. This is the first adventure featuring Larry the Cucumber as Larry-Boy, the hero of the city of Bumblyburg, after he was introduced in "Dave and the Giant Pickle". Subtitled "A Lesson in Telling the Truth", Larry-Boy must confront an alien from outer space, Fib, who feeds off Junior's lies (told after he breaks his Dad's favorite "Art Bigotti" commemorative plate), eventually growing to immense size and menacing the city.
Silly Song: None. Instead, a Larry-Boy music video was included.
Letter from: Ezzio Vietti in Hackensack, NJ
Verse: John 8:32b “The truth will set you free.”
Josh and the Big Wall! (1997)
Josh and the Big Wall! was released in 1997 on VHS and a re-recorded sing-along edition on DVD was released in 2002. Subtitled "A Lesson in Obedience", the story follows the plight of Joshua (played by Larry) and the Israelites and retells the Battle of Jericho. Features the French Peas in similar roles to the French knights from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Silly Song: "Song of the Cebú"
Letter from: Victor Bartholemew in Sausalito, California
Verse: 2 Samuel 22:31a “As for God, His way is perfect.”
Madame Blueberry (1998)
Madame Blueberry was released in 1998 on VHS and then a re-recorded sing-along DVD was released in 2003. Subtitled "A Lesson in Thankfulness", it follows the title character's descent into materialism, teaching viewers to be grateful for what they already have and that material possessions will never truly make them happy. The episode is a loose parody of the novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
Silly Song: "His Cheeseburger"
Verse: Proverbs 15:27a “He who is greedy for gain, troubles his own house…”
Silly Sing-Along 2 The End of Silliness?/The End of Silliness? More Really Silly Songs (1998)
The End of Silliness? was released on VHS on November 24, 1998 and on DVD. It is the eleventh episode in the VeggieTales animated series and the second of several sing-along videos. In the previous episode, Archibald Asparagus had canceled "Silly Songs with Larry", and replaced it with "Love Songs with Mr. Lunt", prompting Larry the Cucumber to drown his sorrows in Jimmy's ice cream parlor (modeled on Edward Hopper's famous 1942 painting Nighthawks).
Silly Song: "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps"
Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed (1999)
Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed is the second Larry-Boy adventure. It was released on in 1999 on VHS and in 2004 in DVD format. Subtitled "A Lesson in the Power of Words", it illustrates how slanderous words or unfounded rumors can be destructive, and conversely, how positive words can do good. It is a mild parody of Little Shop of Horrors and stars Junior and Laura who start rumors about Alfred (Archibald Asparagus) and features Larry in a return performance as Larry-Boy.
Silly Song: None
Verse: Proverbs 12:18 "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
King George and the Ducky (2000)
King George and the Ducky was released in 2000 on VHS, and on DVD in 2003. Subtitled "A Lesson about Selfishness", it teaches that we must think of others before ourselves. The message is conveyed through a story based on the Biblical account of David and Bathsheba from the Book of Second Samuel. Although the VeggieTales adaptation remains relatively true to the source, Bathsheba is represented by a rubber duck, thus replacing the sin of adultery with the less difficult ideas of coveting and theft. The essence of the story remains intact: King George (Larry) covets something belonging to his neighbor (Junior) and takes it for his own. Later the selfish act is exposed by the prophet Melvin (Pa Grape).
Silly Song: "Endangered Love"
Letters from: Jimmy in Texas (Somewhere); Lucy Thomas in Bismarck, North Dakota
Verse: Romans 12:10 “Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself.”
Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen (2000)
Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen was released in 2000 on VHS and re-released on DVD in 2003 as part of the VeggieTales Classics line. Subtitled "A Lesson in Courage", the story is taken from the Book of Esther in the Old Testament, in which Esther becomes Queen and must tell King Xerxes that his prime minister Haman is plotting to commit genocide against the Jews. However the violence is replaced with banishment to the "Island of Perpetual Tickling," and the intended victims are limited to Esther and her family without reference to their race or creed. The presentation of the story was inspired by The Godfather and Casablanca and has stylistic elements of a Film Noir. The dramatic lighting, deep shadows, dark plot elements, settings, and narrative voiceovers all contribute to the effect.
Silly Song: None
Lyle the Kindly Viking (2001)
Lyle the Kindly Viking was released in 2001 on VHS, and on DVD in 2003. Subtitled "A Lesson in Sharing," it features two short stories about sharing and selflessness. The first, titled "Omelet", is a parody of Shakespeare's Hamlet. In the title feature, Junior stars as Lyle, a Viking who secretly gives his share of the loot back to the people who the Vikings robbed in this parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas. It is the first episode which Archibald hosts.
Silly Song: "Larry's High Silk Hat"
Verse: Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown (2001)
Silly Song: "Do the Moo Shoo"
The Star of Christmas (2002)
The Star of Christmas is the second holiday special in the VeggieTales series and was released in Fall 2002 on VHS and DVD. Its theme is the true meaning of Christmas and stars Bob and Larry as Cavis and Millward, two theater proprietors whose extravagant production threatens to overwhelm the modest Christmas pageant constructed by Edmund (played by Junior Asparagus) on opening night.
Silly Song: None
The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! (2003)
The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! was released in 2003 on DVD and VHS. It is a variety show with a theme song similar to Disney's The Wonderful World of Color in which the Veggies sing songs from various sing-along albums in a format that conforms to Larry's idea of what the future of entertainment will be like. It includes six music videos and stars Bob and Larry. This was the only VeggieTales video not to have a central moral theme, and the first VeggieTales episode to be made by Big Idea after its acquisition by Classic Media in mid-2003.
The Ballad of Little Joe (2003)
The Ballad of Little Joe was released in 2003 on VHS and DVD. It is subtitled "A Lesson in Facing Hardship" and is an American Western version of the Biblical story of Joseph starring Larry as the title character.
Silly Song: "Bellybutton"
Letter from: Pete McGuiness in New Castle, IN
Verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God”
An Easter Carol (2004)
An Easter Carol was released in 2004 on VHS and DVD format. The episode is a reworking of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with Mr. Nezzer playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. It is the sequel to The Star of Christmas, picking up where that episode left off with Cavis and Millward going to work in his uncle's (Mr. Nezzer) Easter Egg factory. It climaxes in the clearest presentation of the gospel in the series. Its lessons include hope, faith, and the resurrection of Jesus.
Silly Song: None
A Snoodle's Tale (2004)
A Snoodle's Tale was released in 2004 on VHS and DVD format and was the last VeggieTales episode to be released by Warner Home Video. Subtitled "A Lesson in Self Worth", the episode focuses on teaching viewers that they are special in God's eyes and that they don't need to have extraordinary talents or resort to gimmicks to be worthy individuals. The episode contains two main features. The first is a parody of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The second is the story of a small whimsical creature called a Snoodle who is suffering through a crisis of self-esteem. The narration is done in the style of Dr. Seuss, deftly capturing his iconic cadence, rhyme schemes, nonsense phraseology, and fanciful sense of place.
Silly Song: "Sport Utility Vehicle"
Letter from: Chester Brookman in Palm Springs CA
Verse: Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Sumo of the Opera (2004)
Sumo of the Opera was released in 2004 in VHS and DVD format. Subtitled "A Lesson in Perseverance", it teaches viewers the importance of working through adversity to accomplish one's goals. This was the first regular VeggieTales show produced by the new Big Idea team after the company's purchase by Classic Media following bankruptcy sale in late 2003. The main story of the episode is a direct spoof of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous works, The Mikado, as well as the Rocky film series, and The Karate Kid with Larry starring as clown turned sumo wrestler Italian Scallion. The parody of the Mikado is so transparent that most of the music is credited to Arthur Sullivan himself.
Silly Song: "School House Polka"
Letter from: Jason Bronkoadoni in Los Angeles, CA
Verse: Hebrews 10:36 “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, You will receive what he has promised”
Duke and the Great Pie War (2005)
Duke and the Great Pie War was released in 2005 on VHS and DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Loving Your Family", it includes two stories aimed at teaching the value of family and the importance of putting others' needs ahead of your own. The first story, "Babysitter in De-Nile", is retelling of story of the baby Moses from the Book of Exodus from the point of view of Miriam. The second story, "Duke and the Great Pie War", is a prequel to King George and the Ducky, is based on the Book of Ruth, and recast in a medieval setting. Larry, starring as Duke Duke, agrees to redeem the impoverished Princess Petunia (in the debut of Petunia Rhubarb) and her mother (Madame Blueberry) by winning a tournament of "knightly" contests.
Silly Song: "The Blues With Larry"
Letter from: Cody Gordon in Evergreen, Colorado
Verse: Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush (2005)
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush was released in 2005 on VHS and DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Dealing with Bullies", it features two stories that advise viewers on how to confront, overcome, and forgive bullies. The first, "Bully Trouble" is a pragmatic look at how Junior overcomes trouble on the playground. In contrast, the title story is a parody of the Steven Spielberg film Raiders of the Lost Ark with Minnesota Cuke (Larry) searching for Samson's Hairbrush in the catacombs under the town of Seville, Spain while being tormented by a rival treasure hunter, played by Mr. Lunt.
Silly Song: "Pizza Angel"
Letters from: Caleb Whittier in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Elijah Castillo in San Antonio, Texas
Verse: Matthew 5:44 “But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
Lord of the Beans (2005)
Lord of the Beans was released in 2005 on VHS and DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Using Your Gifts", its goal is to teach viewers how they can use their talents to bring joy to others rather than merely bringing glory or satisfaction to themselves. In this overt parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Junior stars as Toto Baggypants as he and the rest of the "Fellowship Of The Bean" journey through "Center-Earth" to discover the purpose of Toto's gift. Character names and places are taken directly from Tolkien and changed to fit the VeggieTales context.
Silly Song: "My Baby Elf"
Letter from: Dylan Clark in Altoona, Wisconsin
Verse: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler (2006)
Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler was released in 2006 on VHS and DVD format. Subtitled "A Lesson in Friendship", it features two stories that illustrate what it means to be a good friend. The first, "Asparagus of La Mancha", is a parody of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. The second, "Sheerluck Holmes", is a parody of the Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which Larry stars as the title character who is trying to recover the stolen Golden Ruler. This was the last VeggieTales episode to be released on VHS.
Silly Song: "Gated Community"
Letter from: Erica Bangeman in Minot, North Dakota
Verse: Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (2006)
LarryBoy and the Bad Apple is the third installment of the LarryBoy adventures. It was released in 2006 on DVD, and it was the first Veggietales episode not to be released on VHS. This episode focuses on dealing with temptations as "The Bad Apple" is a reference to the widely held speculation that the forbidden fruit which Adam and Eve were tempted to eat in Genesis 3 was the apple. While all the LarryBoy episodes have always drawn on elements of the Batman series, this one is an overt parody with some elements, sound effects, and images borrowed from the source nearly intact. Also included are elements of the Spider-Man movies as LarryBoy swings from building to building while on patrol.
Silly Song: None (replaced with "Rock On 'LarryBoy!'")
Letter: None. Instead, a text message was received from Libby in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Verse: Matthew 26:41 "Keep alert and pray otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak."
Gideon: Tuba Warrior (2006)
Gideon: Tuba Warrior was released in 2006 on DVD. The story is an adaptation of the Biblical story of Gideon from the Book of Judges with Larry starring in the title role. Also included is a second episode about George Müller. Its lesson is about trusting God.
Silly Song: "Lance the Turtle"
Letter from: Rachel Paxton in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and he will direct your paths.”
Moe and the Big Exit (2007)
Moe and the Big Exit is the thirty-first episode in the VeggieTales series. Its lesson is following directions. Written by Mike Nawrocki and directed by Brian K. Roberts, it is based on the Biblical story of Moses from the Book of Exodus. Adapted as a parody of The Lone Ranger, it is a sequel to The Ballad of Little Joe and occurs years after Little Joe's death (similar to The Exodus occurring years after the death of Joseph) when his ancestors have now become enslaved by the Mayor of Dodgeball City.
Silly Song: "A Mess Down in Egypt"
Letters from: Elise Wesley Thomas in Carlsbad, New Mexico; Mr. Sammy Tidwell in Brentwood, Tennessee
Verse: Psalm 28:7a “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.”
The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007)
Silly Song: "Monkey"
Letter from: Felix Rosenwinkel in Grinnell, Iowa
Verse: 1 John 3:1 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!”
Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue (2008)
Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue was released in 2008. In the story, Grandpa George stars as Clark Wayne (a parody of Mark Twain) alongside Larry as Huckleberry Larry and Bob as Tomato Sawyer in a parody of Twain's novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Silly Song: "The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo"
Letter from: Zachary Alexander in Glennallen, VA
Verse: James 4:17 “If you know what is right to do, but you do not do it, you sin.”
Abe and the Amazing Promise (2009)
Abe and the Amazing Promise was released in 2009. Subtitled "A Lesson in Patience", the episode features two story segments that deal with patience and waiting. The first is a retelling of the birth of Isaac from the point of view of a film crew interviewing Abraham and Sarah (Pa & Ma Grape). The second tells about the efforts of the "Boo-Boo-Ville" residents to attract the Boo-Boo Bird back to their town in time for the annual festival.
Silly Song: "Sneeze If You Have To"
Letter from: Samuel Nofziger in Cairo, Illinois
Verses: Hebrews 6:15 “And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.” Proverbs 19:2 “Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.”
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella (2009)
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella was released on DVD in 2009 as a sequel to Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush. Like its predecessor, the episode is a parody of the Indiana Jones franchise and features Minnesota (Larry) & Julia (Petunia) and their search for Noah's Umbrella.
Silly Song: "Sippy Cup"
Letter from: Joey in Philadelphia, PA
Verse: Proverbs 29:25 “Being afraid of people can get you into trouble, but if you trust in the Lord, you will be safe.”
Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving (2009)
Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving is the third Christmas-themed VeggieTales episode after The Toy That Saved Christmas and The Star of Christmas. The episode is a loose retelling of the story of Saint Nicholas and features newcomer Nicky the Pepper as he learns the spirit of giving after a visit to Bethlehem following the death of his parents. Amy Grant and Matthew West perform a song written specially for this movie.
Silly Song: "Donuts for Benny"
Verse: Matthew 6:3-4 “ But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't (2010)
Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't was released in 2010 and is a VeggieTales twist on Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. Gelato is a toymaker who has three orphaned ducklings and a caterpillar named Cricket for children. One day he's given a special piece of Pistachio wood that he carves into a "boy" (Junior Asparagus) which he names Pistachio. After coming to life, Pistachio doesn't want to listen to his father and runs off. Along the way he meets a fox and a cat which leads to more trouble for Pistachio. Its theme is listening to your parents.
Silly Song: "Where have all the Staplers Gone"
Letter from: Liam Young
Verse: Ephesians 6:1-3 “Honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise. If you honor your father and mother, things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”
Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart (2010)
Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart was released in 2010 and is a twist on both Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, starring Petunia Rhubarb and Madame Blueberry. The first story is "Snooderella" (Cinderella), which is a sequel to A Snoodle's Tale on the theme of true beauty.
Silly Song: "Pants"
Letter from: Lauran Thomas in Gardengrove, CA
Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7b “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
It's a Meaningful Life (2010)
It's a Meaningful Life was released in 2010. Larry stars in the main role of "Stewart" in the episode which is an homage, in both title and overall theme, of the movie It's A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart. Its lesson is about being content with what you have.
Silly Song: "Goodnight Junior"
Letter from: Maggie Greenman in Terrell, Texas
Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans that I have for you declares the LORD. They are plans for good and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.”
Twas The Night Before Easter (2011)
Twas The Night Before Easter was released in 2011 and stars Larry and Petunia star in the second VeggieTales Easter story. Its theme is the true meaning of Easter. Guest starring is the American Idol finalist, Melinda Doolittle as Cassie Cassava.
Silly Song: "Hopperena"
Letter from: Timmy Tucker in Glendale CA
Verse: Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve. And to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Princess and the Popstar (2011)
Princess and the Popstar was released in 2011 and is a VeggieTales twist on The Prince and the Pauper. Princess Poppyseed (Laura Carrot) is a farm girl, who yearns for the life of the famous popstar, Vanna Banana (also played by Laura). One day, the two meet and notice how they look very much alike and decide to switch lives in an attempt to live their dreams. The lesson is being who God made you to be.
Silly Song: "Astonishing Wigs"
Letter from: Madison Scott in Ogallala, Nebraska
Verse: Jeremiah 1:5a "Before I formed you in your mother's body, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart to serve me."
The Little Drummer Boy (2011)
The Little Drummer Boy was released in 2011 and stars Junior in the character role. The plot and action are taken directly from the 1968 Rankin/Bass stop motion animated Christmas Special of the same name.
Silly Song: "The Eight Polish Foods of Christmas"
Robin Good And His Not-So Merry Men (2012)
Robin Good And His Not-So-Merry Men was released in 2012 and is a story about handling grief. It is a Veggie twist of the English tale Robin Hood. The second story is Lenny and the Lost Birthday.
Silly Song: "Bubble Wrap"
Letter from: Eddie Espinosa in Boone, North Carolina
Verse: Psalm 55:22 “Give your burdens to the LORD, For he will take care of you.”
The Penniless Princess (2012)
The Penniless Princess was released in 2012 and is a Veggie retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1905 novel, A Little Princess. Sara Crewe is taken to a boarding school and has everything that she could ever want. However after her father (Larry the Cucumber) dies, she becomes penniless and is made a servant at the school. Despite her unfortunate circumstances, Sara still maintains her positive attitude and helps those around her. The video's lesson is true worth.
Silly Song: "Best Friends Forever"
Letter from: Agatha Williamson in Bristol, England
Verse: Romans 8:39 “No power in the sky above or in the earth below indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The League of Incredible Vegetables (2012)
The League of Incredible Vegetables was released in 2012 and is the fourth LarryBoy video. Dr. Flurry is a mad scientist who wants to freeze Bumblyburg; LarryBoy must seek out other superheroes to help defeat him. Co-starring are Mr. Lunt as S-Cape, Petunia Rhubarb as Vogue, Junior Asparagus as Ricochet, and Bob the Tomato as Thingamabob. The lesson is handling fear.
Silly Song: "Supper Hero"
Letter from: Sean Smith in Youngstown, Ohio
Verse: Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
The Little House That Stood (2013)
The Little House That Stood was released on March 5, 2013 and is a Veggie retelling of the Three Little Pigs and the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders. When the three pigs come to town searching for a building contractor, they find that Larry the Cucumber builds with hay and Mr. Lunt builds with bricks, but only Bob the Tomato follows plans from the Master Builder's Handbook. The lesson is about making good choices. The video also includes a bonus story about what happened before Humpty Dumpty (played by Bob) cracked.
Silly Song: "Happy Tooth Day"
Letters from: Allison Carter in Sugar Land, Texas; Danny Green in Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Verses: Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 10:27-37
MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle (2013)
MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle was released on July 30, 2013. Two clans are locked in a silly feud, and one plans their biggest prank yet. When the Limburger cheese caper goes afoul, a young inventor named MacLarry uses his God-given gifts to help both resolve their differences. The lesson is in getting along with others.
Silly Song: "Stilts and Kilts"
Letter from: Scott Mitchell Scottland
Verse: Romans 12:4-6a “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us”
Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas (2013)
Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas was released on October 19, 2013. As Head Elf at the mall, Larry the Cucumber discovers that Mrs. Crespie's house burned down and he's determined to get her a new one by creating a light show that will attract the people from the town. Meanwhile, Phillip Fleagle (Bob the Tomato) and his employee Mr. Lunt only care about creating a spectacular holiday display for "The Mall King's" (Archibald Asparagus) mall. Its theme is the true light of Christmas. The video is narrated by Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame who appears as the mall janitor.
Silly Song: "Wrapped Myself Up For Christmas"
Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier (2014)
Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier was released on March 11, 2014. Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber), First Officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), and the rest of the crew of the USS Applepies are sent to stop the evil space pirate, Luntar the Looter (Mr. Lunt). Its theme is the power of sharing.
Silly Song: "Asteroid Cowboys"
Celery Night Fever (2014)
Celery Night Fever was released on August 5, 2014. In the video, a determined young girl (Laura Carrot) sets out to save the city park from being turned into a parking lot by getting her grandfather (Larry the Cucumber) to stage a reunion concert with The Groovy Brothers, the disco band he headlined forty years ago. The problem? None of those guys are talking to each other as they all hold grudges from when the band fell apart. Its theme is forgiveness. Terry Crews guest stars as Bruce Onion, the villain.
Silly Song: "Perfect Puppy"
Beauty and the Beet (2014)
Beauty and the Beet was released on October 14, 2014. Mirabelle (voiced by country music recording artist Kellie Pickler) and her traveling family band, the Veggie Tones, are on their way to a career-making gig at Vegetable Square Garden. But when their car breaks down in a snowstorm and cranky hotel manager Mr. Beet makes them sing for their supper, their plans stall. The video is a twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast story and its theme is unconditional love. It is the last episode to use the original look for the characters before the new Netflix show VeggieTales in the House was released.
Silly Song: "Mac and Cheese"
Noah's Ark (2015)
Noah's Ark, a direct-to-video episode, was released in March 3, 2015. This marks the first episode to incorporate the new look for the characters after the new VeggieTales in the House show was released on Thanksgiving 2014. This episode features the voice talents of Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez.
Silly Song: "My Golden Egg"
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