List of VeggieTales videos

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This is a list of VeggieTales original videos.

Series Overview[edit]

YearsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1990s12December 21, 1993 (1993-12-21)July 27, 1999 (1999-07-27)
2000s27April 4, 2000 (2000-04-04)October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
2010s17March 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)

Episodes[edit]

1990s videos (1993–1999)[edit]

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11"Where's God When I'm S-Scared?"December 21, 1993 (1993-12-21)

It features two stories about what to do when you are afraid.

In the first segment, Tales from the Crisper, Junior Asparagus is watching a Frankencelery movie before being told by his mother that he needs to go to bed and says the movie is too scary for him. Junior denies this as he goes upstairs, but when he imagines a family portrait is frankenceley monsters, he runs to his room scared. Bob and Larry drop in and comfort Junior in song about how he does not need to be afraid because God is watching out for him and He is bigger than anything. Junior is then confronted by Frankencelery who reveals that he is really just an actor named Phil Winkelstein from Toledo, Ohio, United States. Junior is then convinced and sings that "God is bigger" and after Bob, Larry, and Phil leave, Junior's dad comes to tuck Junior in. The pair then discuss how God takes care of them, that Junior needs to be more careful about what he watches in the future, and it's okay to tell his parents if he's scared.[1] This segment was written and directed by Phil Vischer. Vischer also serves as the animator of this segment, along with Robert Ellis and Chris Olsen.

The second segment is the story of Daniel and the Lions' Den. The setting is the Middle East in the year 1200 BC. King Darius (Archibald Asparagus) is in his court with his Wisemen (The Scallions) when he confides that he has had a nightmare and wants help with what it means. The Wisemen cannot figure out the answer, but Daniel (Larry the Cucumber) arrives and correctly interprets the dream. Impressed, Darius then promotes Daniel as his second-in-command. However, the Wisemen become envious and trick Darius into creating a law that says his subjects can only pray to him. Soon after, the Wisemen catch Daniel praying to God and throw him into the Lions' Den in accordance with the law. Daniel hears the growling lions and is afraid, but an Angel comforts him reminding him that God is with him. Meanwhile, the Wisemen celebrate their supposed victory and Darius spends a restless night praying that Daniel's God is protecting him. The next day, Darius runs to the Lions' Den and finds Daniel alive and well. Darius changes the law so that everybody must pray only to Daniel's God and turns to punish the scheming Wisemen, who subsequently quit their jobs and flee. This segment was also written and directed by Phil Vischer, and was also animated by Robert Ellis and Chris Olsen.

Silly Song: "The Water Buffalo Song"

Note: This episode had a crew of only 4 people, setting the record of the smallest crew in VeggieTales history.
22"God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!"October 23, 1994 (1994-10-23)

The story features two short stories about forgiveness.

In the first segment, Pa Grape is the father of a family of cranky hillbilly grapes, The Grapes of Wrath, who regularly name-call and insult each other.[2] Upon crashing into a tree stump, the family get out of their vehicle and begin to tease Junior Asparagus about his appearance. Junior is then rescued by his dad (Dad Asparagus) who explains to The Grapes that it is not nice to pick on people and Junior forgives them at his dad's urging. But when Dad says "Junior," Tom and Rosie make fun of the name, leading Junior into an accident. Junior is reluctant to forgive them again, so Bob and Larry then try to figure out how many times one should forgive and Qwerty shows the verse, Matthew 18:22 "Jesus answered 'I tell you not seven times, but seventy times seven.' [Mt. 18:21-22]. When Rosie figures out the answer to Qwerty's question (i.e. 490), the Grapes ask for Junior's forgiveness and the "Grapes of Wrath" are renamed "The Grapes of Math".

The second segment is "Larry's Lagoon," a spoof of the 1964 television series Gilligan's Island. In this story, Larry (Gilligan) daydreams, causing a ship filled with passengers to crash and sink on a deserted island. Due to this accident, the passengers hold a grudge against Larry, despite his apology, which causes him to run away. However, Bob (The Skipper) realizes the error of their ways and the group forgives Larry for stranding them. A palm tree named Palmy appears and congratulates everyone for their forgiveness, reminding them how important it is. The shipmates are finally able to escape the island on a bamboo helicopter cobbled together by The Professor (Dad Asparagus).

Silly Song: Replaced with a spoofed 'commercial' for the "Forgive-O-Matic," starring Scallion #1
33"Are You My Neighbor?"March 28, 1995 (1995-03-28)

In the first story, which is an adaptation of the Parable of the Good Samaritan (In the styles of both Dr. Seuss and A. A. Milne), Larry the Cucumber lives in Flibber-o-loo, where everybody wears shoes on their heads. Junior Asparagus lives in Jibber-de-Lot where everyone wears pots on their heads. For days, the two cities have flung headgear at each other over a disagreement on whose is best. Upon leaving, Larry is attacked by bandits (The Scallions) who rob and bury him in the ground. Both the mayor of Flibber-o-loo (Archibald Asparagus) and a Flibbian doctor (Archibald's wife) come upon Larry, but claim to be too busy to help. Soon after, Junior comes along and helps Larry out of the ground, despite the differences of their people. After seeing the kind act of a supposed enemy, the mayor concludes that everyone should help each other, no matter how different they are. The disagreement ends and the two cities instead throw candy and flowers at each other.

In the second story, Junior tells Dad Asparagus that he is not going to invite a new kid, Fernando, to his birthday party because he thinks that this boy is weird. Bob and Larry arrive in their small ship and take Junior Asparagus to the Starship Applepies, having discovered the ship is in the path of a giant meteor. Upon arriving, they discover that the power to the ship is out. While Scooter Carrot, the ship's engineer, frantically works to fix the ship's engines, Junior suggests that two Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, two new crew members, can help save the ship when Scooter tells him that the meteor is made of popcorn. Rocketed into space, Jimmy and Jerry eat the meteor before it can collide with the ship. Junior celebrates with the crew before being taken home by Bob and Larry, where he tells his Dad that he has reconsidered and will invite Fernando to his party despite how different he is. Bob and Larry then come back looking for the freeway, to which Junior gives them directions.

Silly Song: "The Hairbrush Song"
44"Rack, Shack and Benny"November 28, 1995 (1995-11-28)

It covers peer pressure and encourages viewers to stand up for their beliefs.

The story is an adaption of the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego told by Grandpa George and takes place at the Nezzer Chocolate Factory where the employees work hard all day making chocolate bunnies on an assembly line. In celebration of selling their two-millionth chocolate bunny, Mr. Nezzer announces that for 30 minutes all employees may eat all the bunnies they want. While all other workers ravenously devour the chocolate, Shack (Junior Asparagus) convinces his friends Rack (Bob the Tomato) and Benny (Larry the Cucumber) to abstain, reminding them that their parents taught them that too much candy is not healthy. He emphasizes his stance by singing a lullaby called "Think of Me" that his mom taught him.

When Mr. Nezzer leaves his office to discover all the workers sick except for Rack, Shack, and Benny, the three are rewarded and promoted to Junior Executives. The following day, Mr. Nezzer calls the trio into his office and informs them that he has constructed a 90-foot (27 m) high bunny which he intends to force all employees to sing the "Bunny Song" and bow down to. To whoever sings the song, nothing in the world (such as God, church, school, healthy food, and family) is more important than the bunny. Those who object against the song will be deemed "bad bunnies", thrown into the factory's furnace, and burned to death.

Later, at the statue's ceremony, Mr. Nezzer commands all of his workers to bow and sing the Bunny Song. However, Mr. Lunt notices that the trio are not bowing or singing. Mr. Nezzer confronts the trio, and with mounting frustration, orders them to sing. Eventually, the trio respond by instead singing "Think of Me" to protest. Mr. Nezzer is touched, but still orders their incineration, telling the guards to take them to the furnace. Meanwhile, Laura Carrot plans their rescue. After Mr. Nezzer sends the trio down the garbage chute to the furnace, Laura rushes in and rescues them with her delivery truck. After attempting, but failing, to flee through the factory's ventilation system, a pair of mechanical arms, operated by Mr. Lunt, grab the truck to dump the trio into the furnace. As the trio are about to be dumped into the furnace, Laura loses her patience and unplugs the arms holding her truck. While Mr. Nezzer threatens to punish Laura unless she plugs the arms back in, the truck breaks loose and the boys fall into the furnace. As Mr. Nezzer gloats, Mr. Lunt sees four people (the trio and a shiny person) inside, none of whom are being incinerated. Shocked, Mr. Nezzer tells the trio to come out and they emerge from the furnace unscathed. Mr. Nezzer realizes that it was God who saved the trio and, feeling guilty for his actions, apologizes to them, and the trio forgive him.

Silly Song: "The Dance of the Cucumber"
55"Dave and the Giant Pickle"April 2, 1996 (1996-04-02)

The story begins in the desert near Jerusalem during the year 1500 BC, where Little Dave (Junior Asparagus) and his three older brothers (Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, and Tom Grape) are tending a flock of sheep. The sheep tend to tip over a lot which keeps the shepherds busy. To make matters worse, Jimmy, Jerry, and Tom are constantly picking on Dave and making him do their bidding. Eventually, their father, Jesse (Pa Grape), comes with the news that the Philistines (The French Peas) are attacking and that King Saul (Archibald Asparagus) is gathering an army to face the threat. Jimmy, Jerry, Tom, and Dave run to volunteer, but Dave is stopped by Jesse who tells him that "big people do big things and little people do little things," forcing him to stay and tend the sheep alone. Dave then starts to wonder why little people cannot do big things.

At King Saul's camp, the Israelites and the Philistines reach a compromise to end the war quickly: They will have their two greatest fighters face off with the champion determining who shall win the war. Because the Philistines are not as big as the Israelites, King Saul reluctantly agrees, but he soon faints in fright when the Philistines bring out the 30-foot tall Goliath (a giant pickle). The rest of the Israelites run away and hide. No one is willing to fight Goliath and the Israelites stall for forty days. One day, Dave is sent to the camp to deliver food to his brothers and is ashamed at the sight of the Israelites hiding from the Philistines. Jimmy and Jerry warn Dave about Goliath, but Dave tells King Saul that he will fight. King Saul is shocked and a little scared at first, but after Dave gives him some examples on how God can help kids make a difference, King Saul is impressed and grants Dave his request. Dave then goes into battle armed with nothing but stones and a sling, while Goliath dons a pair of boxing gloves. However, the battle is short as Dave slings one of the stones at Goliath and strikes him between the eyes, knocking him out. The Philistines panic and run away, while the Israelites congratulate Dave for his victory and his faith.

Silly Song: "I Love My Lips"
66"The Toy That Saved Christmas"October 22, 1996 (1996-10-22)

Grandpa George (In a role similar to S.D. Kluger from Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town) tells a bedtime story to his granddaughter Annie. In the story, Mr. Nezzer is the owner of a toy company who, via television commercial, is spreading the word of his newest toyline, "Buzz-Saw Louie," with a working buzz saw built into his right arm and a trigger in his nose that makes him tell kids to get more toys (though due to the collapse of a bridge, delivery isn't available in Puggslyville). After seeing the commercial, the kids of Dinkletown (the town George claims he used to deliver mail to) begin begging their parents for more toys. As Buzz-Saw Louie dolls roll off the production line, one of them inexplicably comes to life and escapes the factory to search for the true meaning of Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, Larry, Bob, and Junior go sledding and crash into a fence. They happen upon the escaped Louie and offer to help him on his quest. They see Grandpa George, who reads the Nativity of Jesus from Luke and explains that the true meaning of Christmas is to give, not get. The Veggies and Louie are heartened by the news and are left wondering how to tell the rest of the people about the true meaning of Christmas before Christmas Day, and sneak into Mr. Nezzer's TV studio. Upon beginning to broadcast their message, Mr. Nezzer discovers them and they are captured. While threatening to send them away tied up in a sled, Mr. Nezzer is interrupted by the families of Dinkletown, who intervene. Upon receiving a teddy bear for a gift, Mr. Nezzer repents, though inadvertently sends the sled with the group down through the restricted Puggslyville tube. Panicking, he and several of his penguin workers get on their own sleds and give chase in an attempt to save them. Louie is able to divert the sled's course, but upon leaving Mr. Nezzer alone cruising toward the broken bridge, he races with the penguins to save him just as he is about to fall down the ravine. The story concludes with everybody in Dinkletown, including Mr. Nezzer, getting together to celebrate a Christmas party, as well as Louie starting a business to make use of his saw.

Silly Song: "Oh, Santa!"

Note: This is the first Christmas episode.
77"Very Silly Songs!"January 28, 1997 (1997-01-28)

The episode begins on the countertop as Larry welcomes the viewers to what he thinks is the first "VeggieTales Workout Video." He starts exercising, and then proceeds to the trampoline and jumps gradually until he's high enough he starts hitting a cupboard directly above him. As he begins to yell to Bob for help, Bob comes onscreen and informs the viewers that Larry is confused and that today's video is actually the first "VeggieTales Sing-Along tape." He explains that they will play their favorite VeggieTales songs and place the lyrics on the bottom of the screen. To demonstrate, Bob sings a song while the Peas type on Qwerty, after which they continue to type even after Bob calls for them to stop and Larry still yells for him to help. Bob immediately asks for the songs to be started as chaos begins to ensue in the kitchen.

In the second countertop scene, Larry does it again by welcoming the viewers to the first "VeggieTales Home Improvement Video," in which he begins teaching them how to replace a leaky fixture on a sink whilst reminding them to turn off the water and that he had Jimmy do it before he began. As Larry starts wrenching off the fixture, however, Jimmy admits to turning off the wrong water supply. Despite this, Larry continues and is launched offscreen by water gushing out of the fixture. Jimmy comes onscreen and elaborates that he thought he was dealing with bathrooms and decks as Larry once again yells out for Bob to help him.

In the third countertop scene, Bob informs the viewers they're going to be singing the Bunny Song, though is quickly interrupted by Jean-Claude, who reminds him children aren't supposed to be singing the song. Bob informs him that it's the "new and improved Bunny Song" they'll be singing, which Jean-Claude soon realizes.

In the final countertop scene, Larry welcomes everyone to the first "VeggieTales Success Video" about financial success. Fed up with Larry getting confused on what today's video is, Bob comes out and reminds Larry that he's in a sing-along video. After Larry realizes this, he asks Bob what song should be played first. Not wanting to tell Larry that the sing-along is almost over, Bob walks away. Larry follows, however, and informs him of his purchase of a chocolate factory "with no money down," which surprises Bob.

Silly Song: "The Pirates who Don't Do Anything"

Awards: This episode won a Chicago Film Festival Award for Best Animated Home Entertainment and a GMA Dove Award for Best Long Form Music Video of the Year.
88"Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space!"April 22, 1997 (1997-04-22)

The episode begins with Percy and his brother Lil Pea leaving a movie theater and seeing what appears to be a comet. Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, who staff an early-warning radar station at the Bumblyburg Science Lab, alert Larry-Boy of an approaching alien. Larry-Boy begins to search for the alien but has no success. Meanwhile, Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot are having a tea party at Junior's house, where Junior accidentally breaks his father's prized "Art Bigoti" bowling plate. Upon landing, the comet turns out to be a light-blue tennis ball-sized alien named "Fibrillus Minimus" (Fib, for short), which emerges and convinces Junior to lie to his dad claiming, "A little fib couldn't hurt anybody." Junior lies to his dad and claims that Laura broke the plate by using a gadget. Junior's dad believes him, but Junior soon discovers that his "little fib" grows larger every time he lies. Despite this, he tells Percy that Lenny fed the plate to a crocodile, which he believes.

Later that night, Laura, Percy, and Lenny form an angry mob and confront Junior about his lies. When he tells a lie about alien cows coming to Earth and destroying the plate, which Percy likens to a movie he saw, the Fib grows to be a monster who holds Junior prisoner and starts wreaking havoc in the city.

Larry-Boy is summoned and forced to pursue the Fib and Junior in his Larry-Mobile as it tries to escape by climbing to the top of the water tower. Larry-Boy transforms the Larry-Mobile into the Larry-Plane and flies into the sky but ejects after finding out the Larry-Plane is unarmed, causing him to be caught by the Fib. He is grabbed and squeezed until one of his plungers pops out and is about to be eaten when his butler, Alfred (Archibald Asparagus), informs him that Junior is the only one who can stop the Fib. Junior then admits the truth about his lies to his parents (who are watching from below) and as he tells the truth, the Fib shrinks into nothing but air. As Junior apologizes to his parents and everyone else, Larry-Boy stares at his signature spotlight as another Fib lands in Bumblyburg, only this time it is in a red color.

Featured Music Video: "The Larry-Boy Theme Song" performed by Nicole C. Mullen.

Note: This is the first Larry-Boy episode.
99"Josh and the Big Wall!"November 18, 1997 (1997-11-18)

The year is 2500 BC. The Israelites, having been held as slaves in Egypt, are liberated by Moses (Mr. Nezzer) and led to the Promised Land. However, they flee upon seeing Goliath's family in the land and are barred from the Promised Land for forty years. Upon the completion of their forty-year exile, Moses has died, and Joshua (Larry the Cucumber) has become leader of the Israelites. Joshua begins leading them back to the Promised Land, but they soon stumble upon one big obstacle that prevents them from going any further: the city of Jericho. The Israelites are soon met by the defenders of Jericho (the French Peas) who taunt them from atop the city's great walls. Joshua tries to explain that God has given the land to the Israelites and that therefore the defenders will have to step aside, but the Israelites are instead met by more insults and smug jeering. When Philippe drops a slushy off the wall, which hits Jimmy on the head, the Israelites decide to camp out for the night.

That night, the Israelites argue about what to do. Pa Grape wants to detour to Egypt, and Jimmy and Jerry are convinced they need firepower to attack the wall, so they begin constructing a giant rocket. Meanwhile, Joshua meets the commander of the Army of the Lord (Archibald Asparagus), who tells him how the Israelites are to take Jericho: they must march around the city once a day for six days; on the seventh day they are to march around it seven times while the priests blow their horns, and all scream as loud as they can at the same time. At this point, the messenger states, the walls of Jericho will fall. Joshua is fascinated by this idea. The next morning, Joshua reports the plan to the Israelites, but they are unsure if it will work. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Jerry have finished constructing their rocket. Eventually, Joshua talks them into trying it God's way and leads them back to Jericho later that day.

While marching around the walls, the Israelites face more trouble; the city's defenders insult them all the more while Joshua and the agitated Israelites try to ignore them and focus on their mission. Unfortunately, the taunting soon turns into a semi-frozen battle when the Jericho defenders unleash an attack on the Israelites by pelting them with slushies, forcing them to retreat. The end of the day finds the drenched and desperate Israelites on the verge of rebellion, while Joshua refuses to quit. At this point, Junior intervenes and convinces them to continue with the plan, saying that God's way always works out in the end.

Inspired by Junior's speech, the Israelites agree to stick with the plan, despite more slushy attacks and taunts. On the seventh day, they blow their horns and scream. At first, nothing happens, but then the walls collapse. The Israelites begin finishing their journey to the Promised Land as the Jericho defenders run away in panic.

Silly Song: "The Song of the Cebú"

Note: This is the last episode to use the original VeggieTales Theme Song.
1010"Madame Blueberry"July 21, 1998 (1998-07-21)

The story features a story about being grateful with what God gives you.

In a takeoff of the story of Madame Bovary, Madame Blueberry is rich and lives in a sparsely-decorated tree house. Though her butlers (Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber) attend to her every whim, they find themselves unable to lift her spirits. The only happiness she seems to have comes from photographs of her neighbor's possessions. One day, a trio of salesmen (the Scallions) arrive at Blueberry's tree house to promote a new local mega-store, the Stuff-Mart, saying the store has everything she needs to be happy. Though Bob has his doubts, Blueberry eagerly follows the three salesmen to the store.

Along the way, she sees Annie happily celebrating her birthday with her parents, though all she has to celebrate with is a piece of apple pie. She wonders why Annie is so happy with so little, but forgets about it upon entering the store. Blueberry goes on a buying spree and has it all delivered to her tree house. During a lunch break, Blueberry sees Junior Asparagus's excitement over a new ball his dad bought for him in spite of his disappointment that his dad could not afford the train set he really wanted. Blueberry again wonders how someone can be happy with so little while she is not happy despite having everything she wants. Blueberry finally is thankful for what she has.

The ongoing deliveries make the tree house begin to fall backwards, which startles Blueberry and her butlers. They (with the exception of Larry, who is in a carrying basket) take carts and attempt to race to the house and stop the deliveries in time. They manage to make it in time to see the treehouse still tilted from the weight of the deliveries until it becomes stable. Just then, a butterfly lands on the weather vane of the treehouse, which causes the back door to open and dump Blueberry's possessions everywhere in her tree house into the lake below. The house quickly loses weight and is flung into the air by the tree, after which it collapses in the parking lot of the Stuff-Mart. Blueberry is comforted by the presence of her butlers, Annie, Junior, and their parents, and trusts that everything will turn out right in the end.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Love Songs with Mr. Lunt" ("His Cheeseburger")
1111"The End of Silliness?"November 24, 1998 (1998-11-24)

Sometime after the previous episode (Madame Blueberry) in which Archibald Asparagus had cancelled Silly Songs with Larry, Larry, having detoured to Jimmy's ice cream parlor on a stormy night, is in a state of depression over the new change, and gives himself an ice cream headache after drowning his sorrows in ice cream sundaes. Inside the ice cream parlor, Jimmy, the proprietor of the establishment, is washing some plates. After flashing back to the events during and after "The Song Of The Cebú," Larry begins to toss and turn in great stress, which gives Jimmy no choice but to sedate him as the scene cuts off.

As the scene returns, Jimmy is able to snap Larry out of his stress after sedating him and asks if he's okay. Larry replies such and tells Jimmy to press G7, explaining how he was performing "The Song Of The Cebú" when things went rough.

Jimmy laughs, but Larry's angry stare quickly puts him in his tracks. After Larry tells him it wasn't his fault the photo hut mixed up his slides, Jimmy assures him messing up on one song isn't the end of the world. Soon after, a mysterious man in a trench coat, followed by a woman wearing a red dress and red hair, walks in. However, the man's face is obscured by the turned-up collar of his coat, before he places his briefcase on the counter. Jimmy then tells the man and the woman that he'll be with them in a minute, before he goes back to the jukebox and pushes a few more buttons on it.

Larry is now more down than ever, which Jimmy admits seems to be a result of choosing the wrong song. The mysterious man is at first stern, but becomes mildly sympathetic once he sees how Larry feels. Jimmy plays more songs on the jukebox, however Larry is still unhappy. When Jimmy wants to know why Larry is so down in the dumps, the mysterious man reveals himself as Archibald Asparagus, saying that he'll tell him what's going on. Larry is surprised, but also furious, that Archibald has appeared. Archibald approaches the jukebox and brings up the previous episode's song, which horrifies Larry.

Jimmy becomes shocked and appalled at Archibald's torture of Larry and speaks of being in the same position if he were to be stripped of his songs. Archibald attempts to explain himself, while Jimmy can only give him a rather scornful look. Archibald opens up the briefcase that he had brought with him and reveals a petition that 167,512 fans had posted, asking that "Silly Songs with Larry" be brought back and that Archibald forgive and forget the "Song Of The Cebú" incident. Archibald hops on the counter and elaborates that the silliness is just beginning before fainting. Picking himself back up, he tells Larry not to be too silly. Larry is finally cheered up as he plays a new silly song on the jukebox.

Silly Song: "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps"

Award: This episode was nominated for a GMA Dove Award for Best Long Form Music Video of the Year.
1212"Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed"July 27, 1999 (1999-07-27)

Percy Pea and Lil' Pea are leaving a movie theater and are cornered by a shady Scallion (Scallion #3 (the "Milk Money Bandit")) who asks them for a nickel. Percy refuses, but the Scallion then demands the money he is carrying for milk money. After stealing the money and escaping to the rooftops with his loot, Larry-Boy confronts him and shakes the stolen money off of him before throwing him into Officer Scooter's patrol car. Soon after, he begins reviewing his capture technique with his butler, Alfred (Archibald Asparagus), but in the process accidentally knocks an unfinished potted plant off the ledge. The plant gets caught on some power lines on the way down, where a woman is gossiping on the phone, then falls into a sewer drain where the gossip brings the plant to life (in the style of the Little Shop of Horrors' Audrey II).

The next morning, Alfred is speaking at a school and tells the teacher (Dad Asparagus) he needs to go home and "recharge his batteries" (meaning he needs to rest). Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot take the figure of speech literally and jump to the false conclusion that Alfred is a robot. As they walk home, discussing what they heard Alfred say, a small talking weed pipes up wanting to hear more, and they talk to it under the impression the information will be kept secret. Soon, similar weeds begin to appear throughout town, spreading the rumor. Larry and Alfred are tending to a garden when Alfred heads inside to answer the phone. Another weed appears and tries to spread the rumor, but Larry does not listen. Alfred then calls Larry in. Mayor Blueberry (Madame Blueberry) informs him that strange weeds are growing all over Bumblyburg, spreading the rumor about Alfred. She also warns that if they are not eradicated, property values will sink. Suiting up as Larry-Boy, he dives into action.

Larry-Boy manages to find a weed and attempts to shred it with a weed whacker, which malfunctions. Shears don't work either, so Alfred has Larry-Boy scan the weed with his plunger ear. Back at the Larry-Cave, Alfred discovers that all the weeds are connected to a "Mother Weed" underground. Upon arriving in the sewer, Larry-Boy meets the Mother Weed and is quickly overpowered. Alfred learns the citizens are afraid of him, saying that he is a "killer robot with laser eyes." Suddenly, the Mother Weed breaks free out from underground and snatches Alfred, but the citizens refuse to help.

Dad Asparagus arrives and asks what is going on. The Mother Weed says that she heard the story from "very reliable sources." Junior and Laura confess they took Alfred literally and started the rumor. Dad explains to them that "even if it's true, God doesn't want us to tell stories that can hurt. He want us to spread nice words." Dad's words cause flowers to grow on the Mother Weed. Junior and Laura decide that the way to save Alfred is to spread good words about him. They convince the citizens that Alfred is not a robot. The Mother Weed continues sprouting flowers until she transforms into a giant flower. Alfred forgives them for the misunderstanding just as a battered Larry-Boy drags himself out of the sewer.

Featured Music Video: "Rumor Weed" performed by The W's

Note: This episode premiered at The Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The premier allowed the creators to recruit animators for Disney Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, and DreamWorks Animation.

Note: This is the last episode rendered in Softimage.

Note: This is the last episode of the 1990s.

2000s videos (2000–2009)[edit]

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131"King George and the Ducky"April 4, 2000 (2000-04-04)

In a mini-segment in the style of a play, an Englishman (Scallion #1) traverses a hill and steals all the bananas. Then a Swede (Jerry Gourd) traverses another hill and steals all the strawberries. Both men refuse to eat their own fruit without the other but are unwilling to share with each other, and as a result, they are stuck.

The main story takes place in the year 1350 AD. King George (Larry the Cucumber) only cares about rubber duckies. His servant Louis (Bob the Tomato) tries to tell him the kingdom is in the middle of the Great Pie War, but George does not care. To him, the most important person in the world is himself. As George proclaims his love for himself and his rubber ducky, he notices a rubber ducky which belongs to a poor boy named Thomas (Junior Asparagus). Jealous, King George tells Louis to get him the duck, but Louis refuses.

Cedric the General (Scallion #1) says that they need more men on the battlefield. Seeing his opportunity, George announces that Thomas wants to help and tells Cedric to put Thomas on the front line of the battle alone. With Thomas out of the way, George tells Louis to meet him at Thomas's house so they can take the duck. King George and Louis manage to steal the duck and the King is happy. Before George can take a bath with his new duck, Cedric and Thomas come. According to Cedric, Thomas ended the war all on his own, but has suffered the trauma of war in the process. George quickly shoos them away and again tries to get in the bath, but is interrupted by Melvin (Pa Grape).

Melvin tells a story of two men, one with many sheep and one with a single sheep. Visited by a guest, the rich man steals the sheep from the poor man to serve for dinner. Furious, George asks who this rich man is, and Melvin points out that it is George himself. Melvin tells George that whether he is a king or just a kid, God wants them all to put others first. Looking to make up for his sins, George lets Thomas take a bath in his bathtub, which cures his trauma, and then returns his duck.

Silly Song: "Endangered Love"

Note: This episode had a crew of 90 animators.

Note: This is the first episode rendered in Maya.

Note: This is the first episode of the 2000s.
142"Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen"October 3, 2000 (2000-10-03)

The story opens at 3:00 A.M. at the royal palace of Persia in 1000 BC where Haman (Mr. Lunt), King Xerxes' (Mr. Nezzer) right-hand-man, is throwing Queen Vashti out for insubordination (as she refused to make Xerxes a sandwich at the hour). A search is then initiated to find a new Queen.

Later that morning, Esther and her cousin Mordecai (Pa Grape) are discussing her friend who stole an apple. Esther lacks the courage to confront her, but Mordecai believes she shouldn't be afraid to do what is right. When Haman drives up in a faux-car to collect the eligible maidens, he spots Mordecai and orders him to bow in his presence, but Mordecai refuses as he bows down to no one except God and Xerxes. Haman then spots Esther and has her taken to the palace with the other maidens (though the relationship between Mordecai and Esther is kept secret).

At the palace, Xerxes and Haman audition the maidens to be the new Queen. When Esther takes the stage and sings, Xerxes is left in awe and the decision is made. However, Esther does not wish to be the Queen, but regardless she is crowned and ensconced in her new life against her will. One day in the throne room of the palace, Xerxes is visited by the Peaoni brothers (the French Peas), who plan to crush him with a grand piano while distracting him with a cake. Mordecai, who is hiding in a corner to avoid Haman, observes the plot and informs Esther. Esther warns Xerxes in time and the piano crashes harmlessly onto the cake. Xerxes thanks her for saving his life, but she indicates Mordecai, saying that the credit should be his.

Haman banishes the Peaoni Brothers to the Island of Perpetual Tickling for their crimes of attempting to crush Xerxes and for entering the throne room uninvited. Though Xerxes believes he is safe, Haman convinces him that a greater threat awaits, which is a family that cannot be trusted. Unaware that Haman is talking about Mordecai, Xerxes unwittingly authorizes an edict to have him and his family banished to the Island of Perpetual Tickling. Mordecai finds the edict posted in the town and visits Esther on her balcony at the palace. He appeals to her to reveal Haman's evil plans to Xerxes, but she is afraid as she lacks the courage to confront Xerxes and struggles with what to do.

While Mordecai reminds her that she need not fear to do what's right, action does not come easy for Esther. Twice, she attempts to inform Xerxes, and both times she fails, lamely inviting Xerxes and Haman to dinner instead. Meanwhile, Haman attempts to get Mordecai to bow to him again and threatens to have his banishment carried out immediately when he refuses. His attempt is foiled when Xerxes utterly humiliates him by declaring his plan to throw a parade in Mordecai's honor for saving his life. On her third attempt, Esther is finally able to muster up the courage to face Xerxes, and in the process unveils Haman's scheme, forcing Xerxes to banish him to the Island of Perpetual Tickling. Mordecai ends up filling Haman's former position as Xerxes' right-hand-man as Esther, having saved her people, gazes out the side of the palace with a smile.

Silly Song: None
153"Lyle the Kindly Viking"March 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)[3]

Omelet (Jimmy Gourd) is a prince of a kingdom in Denmark who desires some eggs "cooked light and fluffy" to eat. A baker named Horatio (Scooter Carrot) brings them to him and informs him that they are the last eggs in the kingdom. Regardless, Omelet feels happy about eating the eggs until Ophelia (Mr. Lunt) remarks "I think we're gonna get letters about this," and asks him to instead share the eggs with the kingdom. However, Omelet selfishly refuses. Later, Omelet joins a game of Battleship with Percy Pea and is encouraged by him to share the eggs. As Omelet announces his plan to share, he learns that the town has plenty of eggs (they were being used for ping-pong balls) and has light-and-fluffy eggs, or "omelettes," cooked for everybody. Larry and Junior in the audience are bewildered by the antiquated English.

The main story, presented allegedly as a "long lost musical of Gilbert and Sullivan," focuses on Lyle (Junior Asparagus) who quietly lives on an island with his fellow Vikings. As the Vikings return to the island with loot pillaged from a nearby monastery, Lyle slips out on his own ship and gives the monks (Pa Grape and the Peas) his small share of loot and homemade potholders as a small act of compensation. One day, Lyle's trips are discovered by fellow Vikings Otar and Sven (Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber), who confront him and promise to keep it secret. Lyle convinces them that sharing is a much nicer alternative to pillaging and plundering. A few days later, Lyle is discovered by the Viking leader Olaf (Mr. Nezzer), who does not approve and wants to make an example of him. When a storm capsizes the Viking ships, the monks rescue Lyle and Lyle who convince the monks to save the rest of the doomed Vikings. This show of kindness convinces the Vikings to share what they have. The authors of Lyle turn out to be Gilbert Jones and Sullivan o' Kelly.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Classy Songs with Larry" ("Larry's High Silk Hat")

Note: This is the first episode released on VHS and DVD.

Awards: Lyle the Kindly Viking won the best direct-to-home video production award at the 2001 World Animation Celebration Festival. Lyle the Kindly Viking was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Home Entertainment in 2002. This episode also won a Parents' Choice Award.
164"The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown"September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15)

On the Countertop, the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, being Larry the Cucumber, Pa Grape, and Mr. Lunt, are hosting the show, greeting the viewers to what is known as "The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown". Of course, Larry and Mr. Lunt aren't so thrilled about it, telling Pa that they already did something, but Pa tells them that all they did was order Chinese food. Pa then explains to the viewers that for the past few months, they asked fans to cast their votes for their favorite Silly Song, before introducing them to a device called 'The Astonishing Contraption of Silliness', which they will use to tally up the votes for the silliest Silly Song of all time. Mr. Lunt comments that that's a lame name for a machine, but Larry thinks otherwise, saying that he likes it, before offering a won ton to Mr. Lunt. Pa then demonstrates how the ACOS works, before it speeds up a little then malfunctions. Pa then tells Larry and Mr. Lunt to get to work with getting the countdown all ready.

Larry and Mr. Lunt then bring out a bunch of sacks full of votes and place them into the ACOS while Pa explains the rules to the viewers, which are that they will put the votes into the ASOC, which will then count the votes and countdown to the silliest Silly Song of all time. Once all of the votes have been placed into the ACOS, Pa then tells Mr. Lunt to pull the lever. Once the lever has been pulled, the ACOS then brings up the Silly Songs in order of vote,

10: Endangered Love (from "King George and the Ducky")

9: The Dance Of The Cucumber (from "Rack, Shack and Benny")

8: Larry's High Silk Hat (from "Lyle the Kindly Viking")

However, when the ACOS malfunctions again, this time bringing up a non-existent Silly Song called "The Dance Of The Yodeling Cebu Lips", Pa stops the countdown, saying that something must be wrong with the ACOS, before using a wooden mallet to fix it up again. This time, the ACOS is able to work properly again, bringing up,

7: The Water Buffalo Song (from "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?")

Pa then praises that song for being the grandfather of Silly Songs, the one that started the whole thing. Pa then says to pause for a moment of respect, before quickly telling Larry to "Hit it", to which Larry then hits the machine to start it up again. After that, more Silly Songs are brought up again in order of vote,

6: The Yodeling Veterinarian Of The Alps (from "The End of Silliness?")

5: The Song Of The Cebu (from "Josh and the Big Wall!")

When the ACOS malfunctions once again, bringing up another non-existent Silly Song called "The Song Of The Water Buffalo Who Don't Love Cebu With Yodeling Lips", Pa shows up with his wooden mallet again, telling the viewers that they are experiencing technical difficulties once again. Pa then tells Larry to come up with one of his Silly Songs while he fixes the machine, but Larry says that he didn't prepare anything. This only frustrates Pa even further, before picking up a Chinese menu and handing it to Larry and Mr. Lunt. Because of that, Larry and Mr. Lunt improvise a brand new Silly Song entitled "Do The Moo Shoo". After the song ends, with Mr. Lunt telling Larry to break the fortune cookie, Larry does so, revealing a fortune that reads, "Beware of grape with wooden mallet". By the time the song ends, Pa has gotten the ACOS fixed up again, telling Larry and Mr. Lunt that the song they sang was a nice song, but it won't make the countdown, before the ACOS brings up more songs by order of vote,

4: His Cheeseburger (from "Madame Blueberry")

3: Love My Lips (from "Dave and the Giant Pickle")

Once that's over, Pa then tells the viewers that they are now down to two more songs, with one song going home as the loser and the other song going home as the silliest Silly Song of all time. The ACOS then brings up the number 2 song, saying "The Pirates Who Don't..." but Pa quickly stops the countdown, saying that they didn't collect all the votes. Larry and Mr. Lunt tell him that they did, but Pa acts even more apprehensively, asking them if they checked in the closet, to which Larry replies that there's nothing in the closet. Pa then goes off to check in the closet, before returning with a bag labeled "Official Votes", which he then throws into the ACOS. Mr. Lunt claims that he smells something fishy, but Pa tells him that it's just Larry, who offers Mr. Lunt some "kung pao squid", which Mr. Lunt takes a pass on. Before the ACOS can start up again with the number 2 song, Larry and Mr. Lunt stop the countdown again and confront Pa about what he just did. Pa finally admits that he rigged the election, saying that the bag he threw into the ACOS wasn't full of Official Votes after all, as well as the fact that "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" was the only song he ever actually had a starring role in. Larry and Mr. Lunt comfort him, saying that number 2 isn't all that bad, before adding that it sure beats the Forgive-O-Matic, before Scallion #1 says from off-screen, "I heard that!" Once Pa realizes that number 2 isn't such a bad position, he asks Larry and Mr. Lunt to forgive him, which they do, before asking the ACOS if it forgives him too, to which it does before telling him not to let it happen again. This time, the ACOS then brings up the number 2 Silly Song,

2: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (from "Very Silly Songs!")

Soon, the ACOS then brings up the number 1 Silly Song of all time,

1: The Hairbrush Song (from "Are You My Neighbor?")

Once the silliest Silly Song of all time has been revealed and the countdown over, Larry, Pa, and Mr. Lunt then thank the viewers for voting, before Larry hops up in front of the camera and offers the viewers some kung pao squid, before the episode ends.

Silly Song: "Do the Moo Shoo"
175"Jonah Sing Along Songs and More!"July 30, 2002 (2002-07-30)

Bob and Larry welcomes the viewers to Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More and announces about their first big movie. They want to bring Archibald out to tell everyone about his starring role as Jonah, but he's afraid to come out of his dressing room due to the fear of being swallowed by a whale, so Bob tells him that before Jonah was swallowed by a whale, he was a famous prophet who brought God's message to his people.

After Message From The Lord, Bob compliments Archie and tries to get him out of his dressing room, but Archie claims he's busy and that he's in the bathtub practicing for the big storm scene, to Bob's confusion and Larry's jealousy. Larry expresses his jealousy towards Bob before Bob tells to let go of his anger, to which he does and decides to raid the fridge for cheese curls and root beer, to Bob's confusion. Larry explains it's the favorite food of the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything and that they're the stars of the movie.

After their song, Larry tells Archie if he comes out, he has a surprise for him: his giant super-jumbo movie popcorn. Archie asks if he put butter on there, and Larry goes to do so, but gets it on himself instead, making Archie declare the deal off. Larry then says to Bob that it's time to roll the next song.

After the Lyle Medley, Larry tries to get Archibald out of his dressing room, but Archibald refuses. So Larry imitates a chicken to Bob and Archie's annoyances, causing Bob to turn off the lights which made Larry scared. Bob claims they blew a fuse on the movie set. Larry then expresses his fear of the dark. Bob then tells him if he knew what it was like to be in a belly of the whale, he'd be compassionate towards Archie and reminds him that Jonah was in the whale for three days and cues the next song.

After Belly of the Whale, Larry decides to show Bob his priceless memories from VeggieTales: a piece of chewing gum from Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen, the first LarryBoy helmet from Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space!, and a partially-eaten donut from Dave and the Giant Pickle. Suddenly, Bob bumps into the LarryBoy helmet, causing one of its plungers to hit the donut, catapulting it on the ground for the LarryBoy helmet to smash it. Larry then states it's $77,000,000, since it's rare. Bob objects and tells Larry to show mercy. When asked how much, Bob says that mercy is free and that we should show mercy to others since God shows mercy to us. At this, Larry follows Bob's advice. Bob then asks Larry to help him get Archibald out of his dresing room. Larry agrees, but asks Bob to help him get the jelly off the floor.

After Billy Joe McGuffrey, Larry offers to help Archibald by giving him courage. Bob suggests he slips some under the door, but Larry has a better idea: to inspire him with courageous heroes from the silver screen. First, he tries to be like Indiana Jones calling himself Indiana Larry, but that doesn't work. Then he tries to be like James Bond penning himself Larry Bond, but it doesn't work either. Finally he comes out as LarryBoy, but that doesn't work. Bob comes out and comforts him, saying real courage doesn't come from watching movie heroes, but from believing God.

After Second Chances, Larry comes out in a scuba outfit and states that since Archibald won't comes out of his dressing room, they're going to take matters into their own hands. When questioned, Larry states that they'll pick someone else to play Jonah: Larry, because Jonah spent a lot of time in the water. Bob gets worried, but Larry tells him he's got his speech for the Academy Awards and makes up a speech. Bob cuts him off and tells him that he forgot something Jonah discovered; that it's important to praise God. Larry tries to defend himself, but discovers that Archibald is out of his dressing room. Archibald comes out and Bob asks he he's gonna be Jonah after all to which he agrees because he doesn't want Larry to do it. Bob is then glad that Archie's back, but Larry wonders if pirates win awards for supporting actors. Bob tells him and the viewers that they'll find out, and Larry says what'll be like to be whale chow, much to Bob and Archie's confusions ending the episode.

Silly Song: "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything Superchick Remix"

Note: This episode served as the setup to Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie which premiered in theaters on October 4th, 2002.
186"The Star of Christmas"October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)

The episode is set in London in 1882. Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) and Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber) are jingle writers who decide to make their big break into musical theatre. While Millward is content to see their work featured on billboards and in newspapers, Cavis believes they can make a difference in crime-ridden London by staging a grand musical that will move the citizens to greater expressions of love. Their opportunity arises when Millward's Uncle Ebenezer Nezzer grants them the use of his theater on Christmas Eve. They plan the huge production of a new musical called "The Princess and the Plumber". However, with only three days left until Christmas Eve, they still need a script. Seymour Schwenk (Sullivan's and Gilbert's middle names) (Pa Grape), their friend and an inventor, shows up in an experimental rocket car (a direct reference to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and delivers a box of light bulbs to them. Cavis maintains that if their production is glitzy and bright (electric lights are still a novelty at this time and were first introduced at the Savoy Theatre for Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience) then their show will be a bigger hit and reach more people. He plans to integrate the lights directly into the scenery itself.

Cavis and Millward also need to convince the city's premiere talent, Constance Effie Pickering (Madame Blueberry), to star in the lead role, and they need to get a commitment from Prince Calvin Fredrick (Mr. Lunt) to attend the premiere. While Cavis and his assistant Bob Winston (Jean-Claude Pea) work on Pickering and the Prince, Millward works to complete the script. Everything eventually starts coming together, and Cavis starts feeling confident that their production will be a huge success. After noticing a flyer for a Christmas pageant planned to occur on the same night at a local church, Cavis goes to investigate. He observes Edmund Gilbert (Junior Asparagus) preparing a low-budget children's play, and concludes that it poses no threat to their production. However, the pageant intends to feature an object called the "Star of Christmas". Wondering aloud about this as he leaves the church, Cavis is overheard by Arthur McHollingshead (Archibald Asparagus), a historian who reveals that the Star of Christmas is an ancient relic that has not been publicly displayed for 79 years. He rushes off with great excitement to report the news, which promptly makes the front-page headlines the next morning.

Faced with the prospect of losing their audience, and in particular the Prince, to the church pageant, Cavis and Millward wish to make their own production greater and flashier, and in desperation sneak into the church to steal the Star. They are caught, however, and narrowly escape from the aged "Moyer the Destroyer" (Scooter Carrot) who was left to guard the relic. With the Star and the flashy lights, Cavis is certain that "The Princess and the Plumber" is now a guaranteed success. But during dress rehearsal, the excessive number of lights, which Seymour had warned were a fire hazard, ignite the curtains. The theater goes up in flames, taking with it the Star of Christmas. As Cavis and Millward mope over this terrible turn of events, police officer Dwiglight Howarde (Jerry Gourd) arrives with Moyer to arrest them for stealing the Star. In the jail, they meet a prisoner, Charles Pincher, who laughs at their efforts to spread love by means of an elaborate stage production. He claims that real love makes sacrifices to help others without expecting anything in return and is extremely rare.

As if on cue, Edmund and his father, Reverend Gilbert (Dad Asparagus), arrive at the jail to release Cavis and Millward, having chosen out of love not to press charges for the theft of the Star. Cavis is moved, and he expresses his desire to attend the pageant. However, the pageant is scheduled to start in ten minutes and there is not enough time to walk there. Just then, Seymour arrives in his rocket car. He entrusts Millward to drive the vehicle and try to get them all to the church on time. After a harrowing ride fraught with collisions and near-misses, Cavis, Millward, Edmund, and Reverend Gilbert arrive at the church just as the pageant is about to start.

The pageant is a success, with Prince Calvin and Miss Pickering in attendance. Cavis finally learns that Christmas is not about glitz and grand productions, but about a baby in a manger, Jesus, who is the real "Star of Christmas". After the pageant, Ebenezer chews out Cavis and Millward in regards to the theater and suggests they work in his factory to pay it off (setting the stage for the events of An Easter Carol), after which Moyer shows them that the real Star of Christmas (the object) is safe and that the duo stole the Turtle of Damascus, which he claims most experts consider to be a hoax. The episode ends with Cavis and Millward performing a selfless act at last: they bring cookies and a gift to Charles Pincher in his jail cell, and Cavis says, smiling warmly, "Merry Christmas, Mr. Pincher."

Awards: The episode was nominated for Best Animated Home Entertainment Production in the 30th Annie Awards, but lost to Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun.[4]
197"The Wonderful World of Auto-tainment!"May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)

After Larry and Bob briefly argue over the theme song, a door opens up and they come out of it. Throughout the beginning, Larry slowly reveals the "Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment" to Bob. The Ventrilomatic and Rusty (from the 3-2-1 Penguins! series) play a role in this episode as the adjudicators, as does Mr. Lunt (as the "Techno-Gourd of the future"), who runs the machine, which consists of the Wheel of Veggies, which spins most of the VeggieTales cast as if on a roulette, and the Swarming Balls of Disorder, which determine both the topic and genre of the song. Whoever is randomly selected by the wheel will be kicked off the machine and into a performance room, being forced to sing a song in the process. The French Peas (Phillipe and Jean-Claude), Pa Grape, Archibald Asparagus, and Junior Asparagus are forced to sing songs.

The French Pea duo starts off the show by singing the cumulative song "There's a hole in bottom of the sea" with a slide show. Pa Grape is second, singing "Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man."

The show takes a break as animated parable "Lunch" is shown. A blue man named Ed (accompanied by his green dog, Mozart) tries to buy a treat from a vending machine, but the serve ("Yummy") button does not work. Frustrated, he tries to smack the button enough so it will work, but the machine falls on him. With barely enough strength, he lifts the machine, trying to get it back in its former position, when his treat slips out of the deposit area. He tries to get it, but is crushed again by the machine. He manages to lift it until it is on its other side. He gets the treat and is just about to eat it when a bird poops on it. Ed mopes over the loss of his treat as the parable cuts off with a "the end" text screen.

The show resumes with Archibald Asparagus singing Gilbert and Sullivan's "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General." Rusty begins to lash out at Ventril-o-Matic. At the last second, Larry steps into the performance room, and sings "You Are My Sunshine," with Junior Asparagus and a flower chorus. Rusty is in bliss and requests to watch an aardvark sing. After Binky the Opera Singer walks off the stage frustrated no one has clapped for him, Pa Grape is once again selected on the wheel and sings the folk song Low Bridge, Everybody Down. Bob expresses his hatred of the future as Rusty begins experiencing mood swings. Junior closes the show by singing a song about going to bed, praying and telling God about his day, and talking to God about how, according to the Bible, he loves him. He also tells God about screwing up (not sharing toys, coloring on the wall, making noise, etc.). After the song, Bob and Larry announce their departure from the future by saying that they are ready to go home, so they say goodbye and travel back to the present time, with Mr. Lunt catching up to them at the last second claiming to be disturbed by Rusty and Ventril-o-Matic and wanting to go back to the present.

Silly Song: None

Note: "Lunch" aired at various film festivals before being featured on this video, which was released from the middle of 2003 before the final release of the Larryboy two-dimensional series from the tenth of June 2003.
208"The Ballad of Little Joe"August 5, 2003 (2003-08-05)

As the story begins in the American Wild West in the year 1889, we are introduced to the brothers (the French Peas) and Little Joe (Larry the Cucumber) (an allusion to "Little Joe" Cartwright) who all live at the "Okie-Dokie Corral". Among Joe's unique skills are the abilities to solve problems, organize resources, and interpret dreams. We soon learn that it is Little Joe's birthday, and the brothers' father (Pa Grape) lavishes attention and gifts upon him.

When Joe foretells a time when his brothers will bow down before him, their jealousy turns to spite, and they decide to sell him into slavery to the Scallions. He travels on a zig-zag path and ends up in Dodgeball City in the year 1890, where he starts working at a saloon for Mr. McPotipher (Scooter Carrot), and his unique skills quickly make him an invaluable employee. Also working at the saloon is Miss Kitty (Madame Blueberry), who entertains the patrons from the stage. She also becomes jealous of Joe when he is named Employee of the Month in her place. She frames him and he is imprisoned for the theft of gold, a crime he did not commit.

Joe keeps a positive attitude in jail and is able to help two inmates (Jimmy and Jerry Gourd), who have been haunted by dreams. His predictions come true: Jimmy is released and Jerry, presumably, is executed. When his reputation comes to the attention of the Mayor (Mr. Nezzer), Joe is summoned to interpret a particularly disturbing dream of the latter, in which seven fat cows are devoured by seven scrawny cows. Joe understands immediately and warns the Mayor: there will be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine from 1890 to 1897; fill the storehouses now so you will be prepared.

Joe is put in charge of distributing the grain during the years of famine. When he recognizes his own family has come to procure food, he is overcome with emotion. He wants to reveal himself to them, but first needs to know if they have changed. He devises a plan where he frames the youngest brother, Benjamin (Junior Asparagus), for theft to see how they respond. When all the brothers insist on taking the fall in his place and rue the previous loss of another brother, Joe reveals his identity. Jude (Jean-Claude Pea) apologizes to Joe for what he has done to him, who explains that God used the wrong he did to turn it into good, and forgives his brothers. The story concludes with the happy reunion.

Silly Song: "Belly Button"

Awards: "Belly Button" won a Chicago Film Festival Award for Best Animated Short and was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Short. "Belly Button" was also nominated for a GMA Dove Award for Best Music Video of the year in 2004.
219"An Easter Carol"February 10, 2004 (2004-02-10)

It is the day before Easter, and the local church is scheduled to have a new window unveiling service at the next day's morning service. Ebenezer Nezzer, who owns a local factory, used to attend church with his grandma when he was little, but no longer goes. Reverend Gilbert (Dad Asparagus) and his son Edmund (Junior Asparagus) agree to pay Ebenezer a visit and invite him to the Easter service. Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) and Ebenezer's nephew, Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber), are working in Ebenezer's factory to repay him after burning down his theater more than a year prior in The Star of Christmas. Cavis and Millward disagree over who should approach Ebenezer and ask for a day off for Easter. When the duo ask, Ebenezer lectures them about the history of how his grandmother started making Easter eggs. Ebenezer recalls that before his grandma died, she told him to tell everyone "Easter means no death." He misunderstands this, thinking that as long as he makes Easter eggs he will keep his grandma alive forever. When Reverend Gilbert and Edmund arrive, Ebenezer explains that he plans to tear down the church and build an Easterland theme park in its place. When the four protest, Ebenezer becomes furious and kicks them out of the factory, firing Cavis and Millward in the process. The townsfolk soon learn about the news and are worried about the demolition of the church, but cannot stop Nezzer since he owns the property on which the church is located.

That night, while Ebenezer is asleep, he sees a vision of his grandma telling him he has missed the point of Easter, and at the stroke of midnight, he will receive a second visitor to help him understand. Meanwhile, Cavis and Millward attempt, but fail, to break into the factory to steal the Easterland plans. Mr. Nezzer then wakes up from his vision and then intends to stay awake for the visitor. He falls asleep waiting for the visitor, and at the stroke of midnight, a clockwork egg suddenly opens and an angel named Hope emerges. She wakes Ebenezer and starts showing him Easter Past, beginning with a church service. A young Ebenezer and his grandma are in attendance, and Grandma Nezzer is trying to get Ebenezer to understand the story of Easter but the young Ebenezer is mainly focused on selling his eggs and wondering why the egg he received is empty. Next, Hope shows Ebenezer Easter from a year ago, when Ebenezer first started making plastic Easter eggs. He talks to an inventor named Seymour (Pa Grape) and gets Seymour to agree to invent plastic chickens that can make plastic eggs. Seymour is not paid, but Ebenezer does give him an early free pass to Easterland much to Hope's dismay.

Hope and Ebenezer return to Easter Present and visit the Reverend's house, where he and Moyer (Scooter Carrot) are discussing about the church. It is revealed that Grandma Nezzer paid for all of the church windows herself, and that just before she died she commissioned the new window that they were going to unveil on Easter morning. Ebenezer remains adamant that remaining loyal to his grandma's business and Easterland is the only way to maintain her memory. Hope and Ebenezer then learn that Edmund is sick and will die within a year if nothing changes. Ebenezer is shocked and does not understand why Edmund's parents are so calm with such news. Hope then takes Ebenezer back into the church and teaches him the story of Jesus' life, his Crucifixion, and eventually his Resurrection. With a deeper understanding of Easter's eternal significance, Ebenezer finally accepts his grandmother's passing.

Hope then welcomes Nezzer to Easter Future. The church is being demolished, the orphanage is gone, Little Edmund has died, and the town's once-brave policeman (Jerry Gourd) has lost the courage to stop criminals. Hope disappears back into the egg and Ebenezer pleads for her to come back because they need her. He rushes back to the church to try to stop the demolition and wakes up. He finds out it is still Easter Present and that he has another chance. Ebenezer arrives at the church and stops the crew (the French Peas) just as demolition is about to start.

Millward suddenly rushes in and shouts that the factory is about to explode and that Cavis is trapped inside. Ebenezer rushes back into the factory to save Cavis, and they escape by flinging themselves through one of the factory's windows by use of a machine just as the factory explodes. It starts raining Easter eggs across the town and Ebenezer promises to help fix up the orphanage and help young Edmund get the medicine he needs with the money he has left.

Guest Star: Rebecca St. James as Hope

Silly Song: None

Featured Song: Hope's Song

Note: This episode set the record of having the largest crew in VeggieTales history at a total of 250. This had beaten the record set by Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) which had a crew of 220. "An Easter Carol's" record would be beaten by The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008) which had a crew of nearly 400.
2210"A Snoodle's Tale"May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18)

In the first story, an English gentleman named Mr. Butterbun (Scooter Carrot) and his butler Poole (Larry the Cucumber) are obsessing about Mr. Sly, a flashy disco dancer who performs on the street at night. The neighbors, including Poole, seem to enjoy his performances, but Butterbun is deeply suspicious. When the dancer disappears into the home of Dr. Jiggle (Jimmy Gourd), he insists that they warn the doctor. Dr. Jiggle also admits to being impressed by the Mr. Sly's fantastic moves, and confesses a desire to be a dancer himself. Unfortunately for him, his portly stature makes this impossible with his jiggly belly being a target for ridicule. When Butterbun requests an audience with Mr. Sly, Dr. Jiggle becomes frantic and quickly shows his guests the doorstep.

Butterbun is determined to find out who Mr. Sly really is and why he keeps disappearing into Dr. Jiggle's house. He enlists Poole to set a trap for him, to detain him while he dances and remove his disguise; but this plan fails when Poole instead gets caught up in the dance. The following night, Jiggle faints, and Sly appears again. Butterbun discovers that Jiggle and Sly are the same gourd, and Jiggle confesses to take dance class. Butterbun tells Jiggle that's great and he did not need to hide in a disguise because he's special just the way God made him. Dr. Jiggle finds out that he can dance in his own way.

In "A Snoodle's Tale," Bob narrates the story of a whimsical little creature known as a Snoodle. The Snoodles live in Snoodleburg, a town which features prominently a large clock tower in the center. Every fourth Tuesday, it spits out a new Snoodle which slides down a chute to join the Snoodle society. The viewers then witness the birth of one such creature named Snoodle Doo. He is born without any knowledge of his talents or abilities, but has on his back a backpack which contains paints, a paintbrush, and a kazoo. He also discovers he has wings. Attempting to figure out his purpose in life, he tries to utilize these gifts: first flying and then painting. But his attempts are met with ridicule by the older, more experienced Snoodles. Making matters worse, they paint him pictures of his failures and stuff them into his backpack. The weight of these pictures (and figuratively their ridicule) drag him down, making him feel worthless.

He decides to leave Snoodleburg and, observing the finches flying freely over Mt. Ginches, decides that he too will go there. After an arduous climb he eventually reaches the peak. There he meets a Stranger, the Creator of the Snoodles (which is a representation of God himself), who lives in a cave high above the clouds. The Stranger asks the Snoodle why he is so dejected, and the Snoodle explains that it is because he is no good at anything. The Stranger invites him in for tea and throws the hurtful pictures into the fire, assuring him that they look nothing like him. The Creator then draws him a new picture, one that shows him confident and proud, which encourages Snoodle Doo to not just fly, but to soar. Snoodle Doo's own picture, the one ridiculed by his elders, is then hung by the Stranger on his fridge. The story ends as the young Snoodle flies back to Snoodleburg and tells of his journey to the others.

Silly Song: "Sport Utility Vehicle"

Note: This is the first episode to be released after Classic Media brought VeggieTales and Big Idea Entertainment
2311"Sumo of the Opera"August 31, 2004 (2004-08-31)

The first segment is a silent short film in 1920's America. The three veggie stooges (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt, and Jerry Gourd) are assigned by Mr. Nezzer to deliver a piano to Madame Blueberry, who lives in a mansion at the top of a very high hill. While Mr. Lunt and Jerry give up on the seemingly impossible task, Larry perseveres and is rewarded for his eventual success.

In the second segment, Lutfi presents a story about the origin of St. Patrick's Day. The story tells about Maewyn Succat, a young English boy who is kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave in Ireland. His new life is miserable and he spends his days in constant prayer, even as those around him celebrate paganism. When God tells him it is time to leave, Succat runs away and returns to England by way of France. Back at home, Maewyn continues his scholarship and dreams that the people of Ireland are begging him to come back and teach them about Christianity. Succat grows up to become a bishop, is rechristened "Patrick", and fulfills his destiny to return to Ireland.

In the third segment, the titular story parodies the Karate Kid and Rocky film series, mainly the third Rocky movie, as well as Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Mikado. The story takes place in 1990's Japan. "The Italian Scallion" (Larry the Cucumber) is a sumo wrestler who has difficulty taking anything seriously. He succeeds in injuring his sparring partner Po-Ta-To as a result of his clowning around when Po slips on a banana peel and falls from the ring, injuring his back.

He is admonished for his joking by Mikey (Pa Grape), who accuses him of being weak, lacking ambition, and never completing what he starts when young Hadrian (Junior Asparagus) reminds him that he has not yet fixed his bike. Meanwhile, the Champion, Apollo Gourd, is looking for an opponent now that Po has been injured. The prize is a new "Tiger Bike". Wanting the bike for Hadrian, Scallion accepts the challenge. Mikey agrees to become his trainer on the condition that Scallion does everything he says.

Scallion starts out well and trains hard, but when things get difficult, he quits. However, when Scallion sees Hadrian emulating him he realizes that he must set a good example and persevere. He returns to his training with relish and eventually is ready for his match with Apollo Gourd, though naturally no one gives him a chance. However, Scallion does surprisingly well in the match. He lasts longer in the ring than anyone ever has against Apollo. When they both tumble out of the ring at the same moment, the match is called a tie. Unfortunately, this means that Apollo remains the champion. In spite of this, Scallion is victorious for having persevered and even completes the repairs to Hadrian's bike.

Silly Song: Replaced with “Schoolhouse Polka with Larry” ("School House Polka")
2412"Bob and Larry's How to Draw!"November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)

The episode begins with Larry the Cucumber standing on the countertop with an easel. He announces the inception of the "Society for the Promotion of the Artistic Rendering of Fruits and Vegetables" (S.P.A.R.F.V.) and makes Tim Hodge the president. Tim Hodge appears on Qwerty's screen where he stands by an easel before a room of kids.

Hodge hosts the show from here, either drawing the characters himself or cutting to one of the other artists who do the sketching. Other Big Idea artists appearing are: Tom Owens, Greg Hardin, and Joe Sapulich.

Throughout the episode Larry makes frequent countertop appearances and grows increasingly discouraged that they have not drawn him yet. Eventually he announces that he is leaving, but, dressed in a cowboy hat and bandanna, Tim Hodge has the idea to draw him at last in Larry's role as Little Joe from The Ballad of Little Joe.

Guest Star: Tim Hodge
2513"Duke and the Great Pie War"March 8, 2005 (2005-03-08)

In the first story which takes place in 3000 BC Egypt, Miriam (Laura Carrot) wonders why people in the Egyptian village refuse to acknowledge that her new baby brother Moses is a boy. She is forced to look after the baby because her parents and elder brother Aaron are working in the brickyards. She finds babysitting tougher than she thought and complains about her plight. But when Aaron is almost run down by a chariot, she learns the value of family. Once she learns that the Egyptians (the French Peas) are taking away all the Hebrew baby boys, Miriam decides to hide Baby Moses in the Nile River. After he is plucked out of the river by Pharaoh's daughter (Miss Achmetha), Miriam offers to have her family care for the new prince.

In the main feature, Duke Duke (Larry the Cucumber) is a knight from the Kingdom of Scone in the Middle Ages from 1000 to 1500 AD. However, he is terrible at jousting and enrolls in "Ye Old Knight School" for training. When he fails a jousting test, he receives a disapproving look from the arrogant "Otis The Elevated" (Mr. Lunt). While walking with his friend Lucas (Bob The Tomato) one day, he comes across the sweet Princess Petunia (Petunia Rhubarb). Petunia is a Rhubarbarian who has been exiled from her own land and has taken refuge with her poor mother-in-law, Nona (Madame Blueberry) who is Duke's cousin. Duke is smitten with the exiled princess, despite her being a foreigner who is hated by the people of Scone, due to her relatives fighting against them in the Great Pie War.

Nona reveals the history of the family to Duke, how Petunia was the wife of the prince of Scone, how Duke is related to both Petunia and Otis, and how Otis precipitated the Great Pie War after refusing to take care of his family. Nona then gives Duke half of a key to the vault of the family castle and says that Otis was given the other half of it. In order to have the key made whole and Petunia restored, Duke must challenge Otis to a joust. The next day the joust is set up and the audience arrives to watch. The contest involves multiple challenges, among them an obstacle course and a riddle from the Abbott of Costello (Scallion #1). The obstacle course is won by Otis and Duke solves the riddle. With the contest tied, Duke and Otis are required to joust each other using pies to determine the winner. Otis has superior skill, but when the crowd hears Otis' boasting of his selfishness and ruthlessness, the audience starts cheering for Duke which helps him find the motivation he needs to succeed. In the end, Duke marries Petunia and they live happily ever after.

Silly Song: Replaced with "The Blues With Larry"

Awards: This episode won a Parents' Choice Award.
2614"Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush"June 28, 2005 (2005-06-28)

In the first story, Junior Asparagus is discouraged when a big bully named Mount Gordon claims the playground as his own and threatens to pound anyone who trespasses. Back in his tree house, Junior starts daydreaming about being very heroic with Gordon always being the antagonist of his dreams. When he declares that he is not afraid, his dad comes and gives him advice on how to overcome his fears. Later, the kids return to the playground. Gordon appears and threatens to pound Junior every day. But soon, the other kids gain courage to stand up to Gordon as well; Gordon leaves and everyone cheers.

The main feature, "Minnesota Cuke", begins with Minnesota (Larry the Cucumber) searching for the Golden Carrot Nose of the Indomitable Snowman in the Himalayas. However, after a chain of events, his archenemy, Professor Rattan (Mr. Lunt), ends up swiping the Golden Carrot Nose and saying, "Finders keepers!" At the children's museum, Minnesota complains about Rattan to his assistant, Martin (Bob the Tomato). Then, a Parkman from New York City (Scallion #1) arrives to inform Minnesota about a plot to steal Samson's (the Peach) hairbrush, which is believed to possess the great powers of Samson. Apparently, Canadians want to use the power of the hairbrush to take over both halves of Niagara Falls. Assuming that Samson's strength came from his long hair, Minnesota decides he wants to use the power of the brush to get revenge on Rattan. Martin tries to tell him that the trip won't be about getting even with Rattan but Cuke rejects Martin's idea in favor of his own.

The first stop in his search, is an ice cream shop in Malta. He seeks advice from an old friend, a former archaeologist named Julia (Petunia Rhubarb). She gives him an address where he can find out more. Shortly after he leaves, Rattan arrives seeking the same information. When Julia refuses, Rattan sets the freezer to melt causing strawberry ice cream to flood the entire shop. Minnesota returns to save Julia, and she informs Minnesota they need to go to Seville.

In the Barbershop of Seville, they are welcomed by barbers Figaro and Leo, who tell Minnesota of the Catacombs where the hairbrush is secluded. They offer him a map, which Rattan immediately steals. However, they also inform Minnesota of a shortcut to the Catacombs. Minnesota finds the hairbrush, but is confronted by Rattan (who thinks that the reason the brush doesn't work for Cuke is because he has no hair), and the Parkman (who was working for Rattan the entire time) who have captured Julia. Minnesota offers him the brush for Julia's freedom. Martin calls and claims that the brush has no power, and that Samson's power came from God rather than the artifact. Minnesota and Julia escape the Catacombs but again run into Rattan and the Parkman. Figaro and Leo arrive with two Canadian Mounties (Jimmy and Jerry Gourd) who attempt to arrest Rattan, but Minnesota shows compassion by convincing them to let him go. This redeems Rattan, who offers the brush in return for friendship and Minnesota keeps it in the children's museum.

Silly Song: "Pizza Angel"

Featured Music Video: "Minnesota Cuke Theme Song" performed by Charlie Daniels
2715"Lord of the Beans"November 1, 2005 (2005-11-01)

Randalf (Mr. Nezzer) arrives in the shire for Billboy Baggypants' (Archibald Asparagus) 122nd birthday party. Billboy talks about retiring and leaving the shire and uses a strange bean to produce a birthday cake. Returning to his home, he finds Randalf waiting in his living room. Randalf remarks on Billboy's impressive height, his fine clothing, and his luxuriously appointed home, knowing they have come from the bean, and warns his friend of using such things lightly. Billboy concedes that the bean has given him almost everything he could want. He then announces that he is leaving the shire due to dissatisfaction and bequeathing everything he owns, including the bean, to his nephew, Toto (Junior Asparagus).

Waiting for Toto, Randalf relates that Billboy has departed and draws his attention to the bean. Toto is curious as to why he would want a bean and Randalf describes the origin of a magical bean that could produce clothing, consumables, and small kitchen appliances, and also change your appearance. After verifying the bean's authenticity from an inscription left after warming it in the fire, Toto is unsure about accepting such a gift and tries to pass it off to Randalf. However, Randalf explains that one cannot choose his gifts and must determine for himself how they should best be used.

He then suggests that Toto travel to the Elders of the Razzberry Forest for insight with some friends that he has already gathered to assist with the journey: the ranger, Ear-a-Corn (Larry the Cucumber); the elf, Leg-O-Lamb (Jimmy Gourd); the dwarf, Grumpy (Pa Grape); and Leg-O-Lamb's brother (Jerry Gourd) who had nothing better to do. They trek through the Mountains of Much Snowia and eventually reach the Razzberry Forest. There, Randalf warns the others not to laugh because the elders have lost their sense of humor. The Elders welcome them and inform Randalf that they must travel to the Land of Woe. The others burst into laughter upon hearing the greetings and native tongue of the Elders, which involves blowing raspberries. This gets them sentenced to detention on a platform forever until an eagle "saves" them and they escape.

Leaving the forest, they emerge near the entrance to the Land of Woe. After opening the door, they realize that Toto is the only one small enough to fit through and he proceeds alone. However, the remainder of the group soon learns that a group of sporks, minions of the evil Scaryman (Scallion #1), are after Toto in order to seize the bean for their master. The fellowship then goes in pursuit.

In the Land of Woe, Toto encounters a strange creature named Ahem (Mr. Lunt), who reveals that he was once a normal flobbit like Toto and the former owner of the bean. Ahem then agrees to accompany Toto into Woe as a guide. Meanwhile, the others charge through the Red Gate, only to be trapped by the Sporks. The "Other Elf" (Who resembles the Keebler elf) then bakes cookies in a tree and gives them to the Sporks who have not eaten anything for days and the fellowship journeys on. Toto and Ahem arrive in Woe to find a desperate people lacking the most basic necessities, such as food and water. Ahem wants Toto to leave them, to use the bean for his own creature comforts, but Toto recognizes that he can use it to help the people of Woe. The fellowship arrives just ahead of Scaryman, who steals the bean. However, Billboy suddenly reappears, recovering the bean and returning it to Toto. Toto throws the bean into the well, bringing water back to the Land of Woe and restoring it to its fertile and beautiful state.

Silly Song: Replaced with “Silly Songs with Elves” ("My Baby Elf")

Featured Music Video: "It's About Love" performed by Wynonna Judd
2816"Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler"March 14, 2006 (2006-03-14)[5]

In the first story, knight Don Quixote (Archibald Asparagus) dreams he is facing three Peas in a world made of cooking utensils and foods. 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. Don is sure they will go out of business.

Don 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 convinces him to attack the Food Factory, only to end up in jail. While visiting Don in prison, Poncho learns that salsa is causing Don's bad dreams. He weans Don off the salsa. The next morning, Don claims he slept well. Sheriff Bob claims that he will let Don go if he quits the salsa. Poncho has an idea to open their restaurant for breakfast, as the Food Factory does not open until lunchtime.

The second story opens up to Sheerluck (Larry the Cucumber) and Watson arriving at Doylie's Cafe to great applause. Both of them claim they have their latest case wrapped up. However, Sheerluck takes all the credit, upsetting Watson. After leaving, Scooter (As a running gag, his Scottish/English accent is so thick that not even his fellow Englishmen can understand him) informs the duo of a plot to steal the Golden Ruler. At the palace, they meet up with the prime minister and find clues. The police, Fish and Chips, want to solve the case themselves. Back at Doylie's, when Sheerluck takes the credit again for finding the clues, Watson leaves, saying to Sheerluck, "When you want to start treating me like a friend, come talk to me."

The next morning, at Sheerluck's apartment, Scooter informs him that the Golden Ruler has been stolen. 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 his mistake and Watson appears; he has been disguised as one of the palace guards. He explains the clues and says the thief is disguised as a guard. The prime minister cannot match any of them to the crime. Sheerluck trips and accidentally reveals the culprit, who is then arrested.

Silly Song: "Gated Community"

Awards: This episode won a Parents' Choice Award.

NOTE: This is the last episode released on VHS.
2917"LarryBoy and the Bad Apple"August 1, 2006 (2006-08-01)

Bumblyburg is preparing to celebrate its 300th birthday. However, there is one concern about a mysterious web that has appeared around the statue of Obadiah Bumbly in the town square. While the townspeople fret and prepare for the celebration, LarryBoy is in the Larry-Mobile on his way back to the Larry-Cave, snacking on chocolate truffles. Alfred reminds him that eating too much chocolate will make him ill and compromise his abilities as a superhero. Back at the cave, LarryBoy becomes sick and admits that he can't control his chocolate addiction. With help from Alfred, he begins an exercise regimen that aims to limit the chocolate in his diet.

Meanwhile, a mysterious villain apple named the Bad Apple is formulating a plan to derail the city's celebration. Her strategy is to enslave everyone by their own personal temptations, allowing her to take over the city of Bumblyburg while everybody is incapacitated. She tasks her sidekick, Curly the Worm, with identifying the weaknesses of each of the city's most important citizens: Mayor Blueberry, Reporter Petunia, and LarryBoy, for she believes that eliminating these three will cripple the city's leadership, communication, and law enforcement.

She begins by paying a visit to Mayor Blueberry, whose weakness is vanity. Bad Apple preys on this weakness by convincing her that as a representative of Bumblyburg, it is her duty to look her best and spins a web (a trap) in which she claims there are countless beautiful things to improve the mayor's appearance. Her vanity validated, the Mayor steps into the trap. Next, she pays a visit to Petunia, whose weakness is playing video games. Petunia realizes her important role in keeping the city informed, but admits that she could use a break. Bad Apple spins another trap, this one containing a test version of the latest, unreleased video game system. Unable to resist the temptation, Petunia steps into the trap to play. Meanwhile, back at the Larry-Cave, Alfred has discovered that the mysterious webs have plagued Bumblyburg before. On an old, scratchy film reel, he learns that an apple named Ephraim Apply tried to ensnare the settlers of the new town with diversions at an establishment called Apply's Funhouse. The people succumbed and the town suffered until Obadiah Bumbly arrived in time to liberate the people and banish Ephraim Apply forever.

The Bad Apple pays a visit to LarryBoy, and, having learned of his weakness for chocolate, uses it to gain entrance to the Larry-Cave. Little by little, she dampens his resolve until he too falls into a trap designed specifically for him. With Larry indisposed in the "Chocolate Room", she easily breaks Alfred upon his return, ensnaring him by the television in front of his favorite cartoon. With Bumblyburg's leaders and heroes out of the way, the Bad Apple proceeds to the town square to fulfill her great-uncle Ephraim's destiny: opening up the new and improved "Apply's Funhouse II". She and Curly begin to lure the helpless citizens into the funhouse. At the Larry-Cave, Alfred and LarryBoy realize that they need each other's help to fight the temptation. Working together, they dissolve the webs of their traps, then quickly set out to rescue Mayor Blueberry and Petunia. They then all rush to the town square to fight temptation together. As LarryBoy fights the Bad Apple, the funhouse topples and nearly crushes a mother and her baby. LarryBoy saves them and all of Bumblyburg by flinging the funhouse, along with the Bad Apple and Curly, out of the square and out of the city.

Silly Song: Replaced with a music video for "Rock On, LarryBoy".

Award: This episode also won a Parents' Choice Award.

NOTE: This is the first DVD-only episode never released on VHS. This was also the first episode released on Blu-Ray.
3018"Gideon: Tuba Warrior"November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)

The first story is narrated by the Captain of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (Pa Grape), as he tells it through the eyes of his ancestor Great-Grandfather Simon, a reporter for the Bristol Snoop, a tabloid-like newspaper. He goes to George Muller's (Archibald Asparagus) orphanage and asks him non-sense questions ("Is it true you are running a school for alien dolphins?", "This is a turkey with the head of a cat") until he comes in with Muller to find that the orphanage is out of food and the orphans cannot eat breakfast the next day. They pray to God for food and the next day when Simon offers to go out and buy them food the baker and milkman miraculously come in and offers the children milk and bread.

The story of Gideon is played featuring Larry The Cucumber in the title role. Beginning with a montage of floats, as a victory parade for conquering the Midianites, Gideon stops the parade to explain that the large amount of praise lavished on him was not his to take. He then tells the "true" account, in which he reluctantly chooses to defend his country against an undefeated army of over 30,000 excessively hairy pickles, the Midianites, after an angel (Pa Grape) appears to him. Initially, he doesn't want to, and says that he's not a warrior, that he's afraid of the dark and screams like a girl, to which the angel replies, "He (the Almighty) chose you", "to say the truth I'm afraid of the dark too," and "Put me in the dark and I scream like a girl too." Gideon then asks for the miracle of a wet fleece and dry ground, which when the sign is complete, asks for another sign that the fleece be dry and the ground around drenched. This sign is completed too and Gideon accepts his job. When Gideon's sizable army is reduced to six carrots and six peas, he is able to defeat the Midianites with horns and flashlights.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Ukulele Karaoke with Bob" ("Lance the Turtle")

Note: Big Idea had the Pirates who Don't Do Anything host the episode to announce the second VeggieTales movie The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie.
3119"Moe and the Big Exit"March 6, 2007 (2007-03-06)

Since the events of The Ballad of Little Joe, Joe and his brothers have passed, Dodgeball City has changed from 1890 to 1900 AD, and the Joe brothers' descendants have "multiplied like prairie dogs". Moe (Larry the Cucumber), as one of those descendants, is a cowboy living a privileged life while his relatives are enslaved and forced to dig the Grand Canyon. After Moe stands up to a foreman who is over his family, he ends up accidentally causing the official to be sent up the river. Feeling guilt and fearing for his safety, Moe escapes to the Rockies. Later, he runs from a bear and jumps into a well only to be pulled out by a Native American girl named Sally (Petunia Rhubarb) and her buffalo Zippy. Moe soon meets Sally's parents and eventually the two marry. Some years later, a "burning tumbleweed" appears before Moe and tells him to return to Dodgeball City and save his people. Talking to the tumbleweed and finding that his walking stick Sliver turns into a rattlesnake, Moe explains that he cannot speak in public. The tumbleweed then tells him that someone will be sent to speak for him. Moe then sets off for Dodgeball City wearing a masked costume so as to not be recognized. While going through the desert, he finds his brother Aaron (Archibald Asparagus) who works as a souvenir salesman. Arriving in Dodgeball City with Aaron, Moe, under the alias "The Lone Stranger", tells the mayor (Mr. Nezzer) to "let my people go." However, the mayor rejects his demands, but trouble for the town and mayor soon ensues (such as rivers turning into tomato juice, a plague of prairie dogs, grasshoppers eating Mayor Nezzer's lunch, and other plagues that follow the biblical account of Moses). Finally the mayor lets Moe's relatives leave after the firstborn boys of Dodgeball City are taken away by the river. However, after discovering that the Lone Stranger was Moe, he has second thoughts and he and his gang chase after them. Using his Stick, Moe makes it snow momentarily, but the snow soon melts leaving the mayor and his gang on the hot ground in the frying sun. Sally and her family run to Moe and the two are reunited. Moe then leads everyone to start their new lives after having led them out of Dodgeball City.

Guest Star: Babe Humphrey as the narrator

Silly Song: "A Mess Down in Egypt"
3220"God Made You Special"August 11, 2007 (2007-08-11)
Children will discover that God made each of them special when they watch this collection of new and classic VeggieTales episodes! The new story Bob's Vacation begins with a misunderstanding between Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber that not only brings Bob down and threatens to spoil his vacation, but it may even ruin their very friendship! Bob learns that God created him with unique qualities to make him special in his own way. Will it be enough to settle his predicament with Larry?
3321"The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's"October 9, 2007 (2007-10-09)

Darby (Junior Asparagus) resides at the O'Gill farm and is the son of a Kansas floss farmer who just wants to have fun. When he learns about the Wonderful Land Of Ha's – a fancy amusement park – and its mysterious Wizard who promises to make his dreams come true, Darby is determined to go with the money he has saved for college. Darby, with his pet pig, Tutu, by his side, flees the cornfields and sets for Land Of Ha's as a tornado sweeps them away. Along the way he meets a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion, each with their own dreams. He also meets a mean boy with a munchie-eating truck.

The group soon runs out of money and are forced to leave the Land of Ha's. The Wizard (Archibald Asparagus) tells Darby that he is a business man who used his wizard identity to make money. Disappointed, Darby is unsure what to do as he is afraid that his father will hate him for wasting his college money. When Darby threatens to tell the world the truth about the Land of Ha's, the Wizard dumps him in a wastehole. Darby's friends eventually rescue him and publicly humiliate the fake wizard once they soak the mean boy and his parents take him home. Darby sadly leaves his friends and goes back home. Seeing his dad, Darby apologizes and offers to become his slave if he will only take him back, but his father refuses his offer and accepts him back as his son.

Silly Song: "Monkey"
3422"The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything Sing Along Songs and More"December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18)

In the Multiplex Theater, three kids, Luke Benward, Sarah Taylor, and Braedyn Wombacher introduced the fans to a sneak preview of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie. Luke explained that the fans have been canned outside the theater all night and they had watched the first VeggieTales feature in six years. Luke also says that the movie isn't here yet, so he, Sarah, and Braedyn had to wait for it. Luke tried to ask a question to Braedyn, but he doesn't answer at all. He speaks loudly to pay attention, and Braedyn just said, "That's right, Sarah!" Luke explained the plot, then he rolls the first song.

After The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Luke is still outside the theater with two men right next to him. He asks Braedyn a question, but he was eating some popcorn. Luke says that Sarah is hanging out with some fans and asking questions. Later, Braedyn holds a giant cucumber which he thinks is Larry the Cucumber. He goofed off. Luke rolls another song.

After What We Gonna Do?, Sarah says that all the pirates outside the Multiplex are going to say, Aargh, except Russ, who said, "What?". Luke asked Russ that he is a pirate fan. Russ explained that the kids are hanging out in the bathroom. He looked at the shoes that belong to Russ. He asked Russ about them, but again, he says that he liked the Pirates. Luke rolls another song.

After Spanish Gold, the truck arrived in the parking lot, bringing the movie. Braedyn, meanwhile, was interviewing some grapes which he thinks is Pa Grape and his kids. After that, Sarah asked if they can sing a new song. Luke thinks it is a great idea.

After Jonah Was A Prophet, the truck finally arrived. Opening the doors, Bob the Tomato carries the movie, walking down the truck ramp and into the theater. Luke asks for another interview, but once again, he is goofing off. Luke explained that they are experiencing technical difficulties. (See The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown and The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! for more information.) Suddenly, Bob the Tomato appears. A bad guy appears, saying that the kids are dying for an auto-graph, causing him to steal the movie. Luke, Sarah, and Braedyn didn't know what to do.

After The Right Thing, Luke explained the bad news that the only copy of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie has been stolen. Braedyn, meanwhile, was goofing off, singing to the lyrics of The Water Buffalo Song. Luke revealed to Braedyn that the bad guy that stole it was a man with a mustache who was wearing red baseball boots. Braedyn thought that the real pirates were here to help him.

After Rock Monster, Luke explained that Braedyn was with a pirate posy, coming to catch the bad guy and save the movie, then rolls another song, Message from the Lord.

After Message From The Lord, Braedyn and the pirates saved the movie just in time. Luke tells Sarah one more bad thing, every time he says, "Sing-A-Long", he sees that with the bouncing balls, which is pretty annoying. Luke walks up to the camera, but when a kid said the word, Luke grabbed the ball and threw it out of the stage. The kids roll one more song.

After Yo Ho, Hero, Luke, Braedyn, and Sarah thanks the fans for coming to the preview. It's time for them to see the premiere of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, coming January 11. Suddenly, when Luke says that he will remember the bouncing balls, an avalanche of bouncing balls appear, causing the credits to roll.

Guest Star: Luke Benward

Note: This episode serves as a set up to The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie which premiered January 11th, 2008.
3523"Lessons From The Sock Drawer"May 6, 2008 (2008-05-06)

A boy named Edmund has a pet hamster who disappeared after he accidentally leaves the top off its cage, so he writes to Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber for advice. During countertop vignettes in which Larry and Bob interact with the puppet-wielding Khalil and Mr. Lunt, the group tries to find suitable stories (from previous VeggieTales videos) to help Edmund. The pair then help Edmund using the video shorts and elements of the verse:

"A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing." — Proverbs 17:22

Although the video exclusively utilizes previous shorts and music, save for the countertop vignettes, the presentation is exactly like any original VeggieTales video with the letter, countertop dialogue, and scripture verse.
3624"Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue"July 15, 2008 (2008-07-15)

Bob the Tomato is "Tomato Sawyer" (Tom Sawyer) and Larry the Cucumber is "Huckleberry Larry" (Huckleberry Finn). Grandpa George appears as narrator "Clark Wayne".

Award: This episode won a Parents' Choice Award

Silly Song: "The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo"
3725"Abe and the Amazing Promise"February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)

Junior Asparagus is eager for the new show production to be finished. Bob the Tomato reads a letter about "waiting" by directing a Bible-times interview with Abraham, Sarah and their son, Isaac. Bob and Junior use imagination to travel. Their patience is tested by spitting camels, a confused nurse, an easily distracted film crew and others.

This episode's second segment is "Blunders in Boo-Boo-Ville". It is nearing the time of the great "Boo-Boo-Bird Festival," but there have not been any Boo-Boo Birds spotted in the town for a long time. The festival is in danger of being cancelled if the town's residents cannot come up with a way to attract the birds back to their city. Jacques learns a lesson about taking his time to make sure things are done correctly when an attempt to bring back the boo-boo birds does not go smoothly. One of his inventions goes awry, creating a rift in his friendship with Maurice. He must embark on his next task alone. He learns his lesson from a scientist and inventor.

Guest Star: Delilah Rene as Sarah

Silly Song: "Sneeze If You Need To"
3826"Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella"August 4, 2009 (2009-08-04)

The story opens with a child, Minnesota Cuke, chasing after the three Scallions who have stolen the Muskie of 47'.[vague] Minn manages to retrieve the Muskie before the Scallions steal it back. The scene then shifts to an adult Minnesota who is still trying to retrieve the Muskie but continues to fail. Later, Mister Humphry Muffet sends Minn on a quest around the world in search for Noah's Ark to keep in his backyard as a tourist attraction. Minnesota learns of the mysterious and powerful relic, "Noah's Umbrella". He teams up with his girlfriend Julia (Petunia Rhubarb) who is now an ice cream franchise owner and his former arch-enemy, Professor Rattan (originally sent on the quest by Muffet) to find the ark before Rattan's twin brother, Wicker, uses the umbrella for his own schemes. Wicker wants the umbrella to control weather and force people to pay him for heat, rain and cold weather[vague] and eventually rule the world, believing that rain came from the umbrella.

Minnesota is afraid that people will still laugh at him and fails to carry out some of the steps.[vague] Minn has the help of a few friends, but he will need to overcome his fear of what others think if he is going to unlock the mystery of the umbrella.

Minnesota rescues Rattan who has been kidnapped by Wicker and they escape to a tavern on a large snowy mountain and perform a song "Arise and Shine" for a clue. They are once again captured by Wicker who locks them up. They escape when Minnesota does the right thing. They catch up with Wicker and his men in a tunnel from the tavern but are again caught when they reach a dead end inside the mountain. Wicker ties up Rattan and Julia to force Minnesota to choose between helping him get the umbrella or a deadly avalanche over Julia and Rattan. Minnesota reluctantly agrees to help Wicker and passes three tests about doing the right thing as Wicker and his men follow but laugh at him.

After passing the tests, Minnesota finds a series of umbrellas on a shelf inside the mountain. Minnesota recognizes that a colorful checkered umbrella is the artifact and Wicker tries to use it to control the weather but learns that the umbrella does not have the power, causing his own army to mock him. Wicker's whining about not getting his way causes an avalanche forcing them to retreat with the umbrella, as Julia and Rattan barely escape being squashed by the falling ice and snow before the entire group flees back to the tavern where Mr. Muffet and two Mountie agents arrest Wicker and his army. The umbrella then is made a protected artifact.[vague] Muffet wonders where the ark is and they conclude it has rotted away after thousands of years. it is revealed that the tavern is the ark.

Silly Song: "Sippy Cup"

Note: This is the last episode to use the original VeggieTales opening and the original countertop.
3927"Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving"October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)

The story starts off with Laura's dad's truck breaking down. The mechanic, Gustav, will only fix it for double the normal price. Everyone sings about Christmas presents and Bob asks Junior Asparagus what Christmas is about, and Larry points to the nativity set. Junior Asparagus asks Bob what Santa has to do with Jesus, and Bob starts telling the story of Saint Nicholas. Nick is at church and afterwards, he and his dad go fishing. While they are there, they see a historical counterpart Gustav firing a man who has no food, and Nick's dad gives him the fish they caught. That night, Nick's parents go to help a sick person, but because of a plague affecting the village, they too get sick and die. Distraught and helpless to assist his neighbors, Nick sails to Bethlehem, where he hears about Jesus, and goes back to Greece to live out his parents' legacy. While there, he gives coins to three girls to pay the fine, because Gustav had become mayor and made a rule against giving people free gifts, and they had broken this rule. Then Bob ends the story when the girls get the coins, and the entire town gives money to help fix Laura's dad's truck, and Gustav even has a change of heart, finishing the deliveries himself, so Laura and her family can have a merry Christmas. The town surprises them in secret with a decorated tree at their house, and leaves content that they have spread Christmas cheer.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Helpful Humanitarian Songs with Mr. Lunt" ("Donuts for Benny")

Featured Music Video: "Give This Christmas Away performed by Amy Grant and Matthew West

Note: Big Idea produced this episode to announce VeggieTales partnership with Operation Christmas Child and to inform families of the charity's mission.

Note: This is the last episode of the 2000s.

2010s videos (2010–2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
year
TitleOriginal release date
401"Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't"March 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)

Gelato (Larry the Cucumber) is a lonely toy maker and has three ducklings and a caterpillar named "Cricket" (Khalil), but wants a child of his own. Gelato then gets pistachio wood from his neighbor Parcheesi (Pa Grape) and uses it to carve a boy. After a night of work, Pistachio (Junior Asparagus) comes to life with the help of the Blue Fairy (Madame Blueberry). Bristling under Gelato's guidance, Pistachio leaves home and goes on amazing, but trouble-making adventures before realizing his folly and coming home to Gelato.

Silly Song: Replaced with “Obscure Broadway Show Tunes with Larry” ("Where have all the Staplers Gone?")

Note: This is the first episode of the 2010s.

Note 2: This is the very first episode to feature Qwerty and the kitchen has a new design.

Note 3: This is the first episode to have the new VeggieTales theme song.
412"Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart"August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)

In the first story, Bob narrates the story of Snooderella who, unlike her sisters, is clumsy and awkward. She is pushed around by her "stepsnoodle" and believes that if she were pretty, she would be happy and loved. For the grand ball, her "step-snoodle" hires a godmother to give Snooderella a magical makeover, warning her that the magic will wear off at midnight. Everyone at the ball is enchanted by her beauty, but Snooderella still feels ugly and unloved. At midnight, the ordinary Snooderella is magically transported to the king who dances with her and tells her that he delights in her beauty and reassures her that she is loved. From that day on Snoodlerella is more confident.

The second story is "Sweet Pea Beauty". An old law says that only the most beautiful person in the kingdom can rule. At the yearly "Most Fair Faire", the most beautiful person is to be named. This year the minstrels mock Queen Blueberry, saying that she is no longer fit to be queen. The Queen is determined to remain queen and against the recommendation of her advisers, the Scallions, and she activates her magic mirror. The mirror comes to life and tells the Queen that Sweetpea Beauty, a kind girl who sees the beauty and worth in everything, is the only obstacle keeping her from remaining the Queen.

Silly Song: Replaced with “Veggie Shopping Network” ("Pants")

Featured Music Video: "Beautiful for Me" performed by Nichole Nordeman
423"It's a Meaningful Life"October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)

In a plot taken from It's A Wonderful Life, Stewart Green (Larry the Cucumber) is the star of the football team in his hometown. Morty Bumble (Mr. Lunt), Stewart's teammate, is always used as a decoy during plays. Stewart is about to make the winning touchdown when he trips over Bumble. Bumble accidentally catches the ball, causing his teammates to see him as the town hero. Bumble leaves to play major league football.

15 years later, Stewart has inherited his father's toy train company and coaches the town's youth football team. He is married to Donna (Petunia Rhubarb), and has three kids. The toy factory he owns is threatened with closure by Bumble, now a famous football star. Stewart wonders "what if things were different?" and a train magically appears in front of Stewart. The conductor whisks him away to see what would have happened if Stewart had caught the football.

Stewart discovers life is not what he had imagined. Since he went off to football stardom, the town has become practically deserted, his wife never married, his twins were never born, and his daughter was never adopted and spent the rest of her childhood in an orphanage. The conductor gives Stewart one last choice: he can either stay in the world of "What if" or go back home to face his problems. Stewart chooses to go home. Returning home, Stewart finds the entire town working in his factory making toys in order to save it. Overjoyed, he declares his life is meaningful.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Bedtime Songs with Junior" ("Goodnight Junior")

Featured Music Video: "Meant To Be" performed by Steven Curtis Chapman
434"'Twas The Night Before Easter"March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)

It's Easter time in Crisper County and cable news reporter Marlee Meade (played by Petunia Rubarb) is hunting for a way to help others. She cooks up a plan to save the old theater with a cast of costume-clad townies, massive props and a 20-foot robot rabbit to perform "Up With Bunnies." Now there's only one thing missing - the star of the show! When word spreads that singing sensation Cassie Cassava (Melinda Doolittle) is arriving to perform in her hometown church's Easter service, Marlee schemes to steal the starlet for her own pageant! But when things go haywire, will it be curtains for Marlee's dreams - or will she discover the true meaning of Easter and what helping others is really all about?

Guest Star: Melinda Doolittle as Cassie Cassava

Silly Song: Replaced with "The Latest Craze Dance with Jean Claude and Phillipe" ("Hopperena")
445"Princess and the Popstar"August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)

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: Replaced with "The History of Fashion with Archibald" ("Astonishing Wigs")
456"The Little Drummer Boy"October 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)

The plot and action are taken directly from the 1968 Rankin/Bass stop motion animated Christmas Special of the same name.

Silly Song: Replaced with a "VeggieTales Christmas Party" ("The Eight Polish Foods of Christmas").

Featured Music Video: The Little Drummer Boy performed by BeBe & CeCe Winans
467"If I Sang A Silly Song"January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)

The second silly song countdown honors the 20th Anniversary of Silly Songs with Larry. The main focus of this episode consisted of Larry the Cucumber choosing a brand new silly song written by a fan. An actual contest was held on Facebook in the summer of 2011 in which over 300,000 VeggieTales fans entered to write a brand new silly song for the 20th Anniversary.

New Silly Song: Bubble Rap.
478"Robin Good and His Not-So Merry Men"March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)

In "Lenny's Lost Birthday", Lenny Laboe is having a bad birthday. His friends forgot his birthday, his dog ate his breakfast, he's been humiliated in the cafeteria, he got two hours of detention, his sister gets a prize in her Corn Flakes, and he had to watch his sister's television show on the way to school. Going to bed feeling sad and crying, his mother reassures him that things will get better. Lenny then tells his mom that he thought it was his birthday, but she tells him that since it was a leap year, his birthday isn't until tomorrow.

The second story is about Robin Good and His Not So Merry Men. In the faraway town of Bethlingham in 1250 AD England, a band of merry men, led by Robin Good helps people by fundraising from the rich and giving to the poor. The prince starts stealing the townspeople's hams and keeping them for himself, donations go down and Robin's friends decide that robbing from the rich is good. The prince invites Robin to dinner but starts to eat everything himself. Robin's friends arrive and steal the hams. The prince accuses Robin of the crime and threatens to put him in jail with the sheriff. Robin decides to save The Sheriff and bring his friends back to the side of good.

Silly Song: "Bubble Rap" (which was previously featured in If I Sang a Silly Song), was originally going to feature "Tornado Hunters" which got scrapped.
489"The Penniless Princess"August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14)

Sara Crewe moves from Africa to London with her father. He goes off to war, so he sends her to a prestigious boarding school where she is under the strict direction of the headmistress. She is bullied by her classmates and becomes friends with an eccentric girl and one of the young servants. Sara is notified of the death of her father and as the loss of his fortune, but is allowed to stay at the boarding school but as a servant. She shares the food she receives with others and reads the Bible to her friends. One of her father's friends searches for her unsuccessfully. Later, he befriends a poor servant girl that lives next door, only to find out that it is Sara and adopts her.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Silly Songs with Best Friends Forever" ("Best Friends Forever")

Note: This is the first episode to be released after DreamWorks brought VeggieTales and Big Idea Entertainment.
4910"The League of Incredible Vegetables"October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)

Friends Bob the Tomato (Thingamabob), Petunia Rhubarb (Vogue), Mr. Lunt (S-Cape) and Junior Asparagus (Ricochet) all reveal their superhero personas to LarryBoy and Alfred (Archibald Asparagus), and team up to take on Dr. Flurry, who is determined to freeze the town in fear.

Silly Song: Replaced with "Silly Songs with LarryBoy" ("Supper Hero")

Featured Music Video: "The League of Incredible Veggietables" performed by the Newsboys

Note: This is the last LarryBoy episode of the original series.
5011"The Little House That Stood"March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)

The three pigs are looking for a building contractor. Larry the Cucumber builds with hay and Mr. Lunt builds with bricks. Only Bob the Tomato follows plans from the "Master Builder's Handbook."

Silly Song: "Happy Tooth Day"
5112"MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle"July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)

One of two feuding clans plans a big prank. When it goes wrong, MacLarry helps them resolve their differences. Its theme is getting along with others.

Silly Song: Replaced with “Silly Songs with Scottish Larry” ("Stilts and Kilts")
5213"Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas"October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)

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.[6] The video is narrated by Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame who appears as the mall janitor in the tradition of the early 1970s Rankin/Bass Christmas specials and their use of celebrity narrators.[7][8]

Guest Star: Si Robertson as Silas Okra

Silly Song: "Wrapped Myself Up for Christmas"

Featured Music Video: Light of Christmas Performed by Owl City and Toby Mac

Note: This is the first episode in which DreamWorks placed creative input on the series.

Note 2: This is the last Christmas episode of the original series.
5314"Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier"March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)

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.[9]

Silly Song: "Asteroid Cowboys"

Featured Music Video: "Enough to Share" performed by Jamie Grace
5415"Celery Night Fever"August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05)

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.

Guest Star: Terry Crews as Bruce Onion and Terry Turnip [10][11]

Silly Song: "Perfect Puppy"
5516"Beauty and the Beet"October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)

Mirabelle (voiced by Kellie Pickler) and her traveling family band, the Veggie Tones, are on their way to a career-making gig at Vegetable Square Garden. However, their car breaks down in a snowstorm and ends up in a ditch, so the family is stranded at a ski resort for the winter, which stalls their plans. Worse, Mirabelle's father angers the hotel's cranky manger, Mr. Beet (voiced by Rob Paulsen), and they are forced to cook, clean and sing to pay for their room and board. Mirabelle tries to keep her family's spirits up while also trying to cheer up Mr. Beet and his staff. The video is a twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast story and its theme is unconditional love.[12][13]

Guest Star: Kellie Pickler as Mirabelle and Rob Paulsen as Mr. Beet

Silly Song: "Mac and Cheese"

Featured Music Video: "Deck the Halls"

Note: This is the last episode to use the original look for the characters before the new Netflix show VeggieTales in the House was released.
5617"Noah's Ark"March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)[14]

The plot is based on the Biblical story of the same name and features the voice talents of Wayne Brady (as Noah's son Shem) and Jaci Velasquez (as Sadie, Shem's wife). Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber play Noah's other sons, Japheth and Ham.

Guest Stars: Wayne Brady as Shem, Jaci Velasquez as Sadie, and Tress MacNeille as Petunia Rubarb

Silly Song: "My Golden Egg"

Note: This is the only episode to use the new character designs from the Netflix series, serving as a sequeway to VeggieTales in the House

Note 2: This is the last episode of the original series in the 2010s. Big Idea Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and Universal Studios launched spin-off series and movies including VeggieTales in the House (2014-2016), VeggieTales in the City (2017), The VeggieTales Show (coming fall of 2019), and The Bob and Larry Movie (coming to theaters in the early to mid 2020's).

Theatrical films[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byCo-productionDistributorRelease date
(U.S.)
M1Jonah: A VeggieTales MoviePhil Vischer and Mike NawrockiPhil Vischer and Mike NawrockiF.H.E. PicturesArtisan EntertainmentOctober 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they are stranded at an old, rundown seafood joint where nothing is quite as it seems. As Bob the Tomato and the kids settle in to wait for a tow truck to help get their van back on the road, the "Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" share a little story about a guy named Jonah. Jonah was kind of like a mailman except his messages came straight from God. Jonah loves his job, until the day comes when he has to deliver a message to the people of Nineveh. Instead of carrying out his mission, Jonah turns and sets sail in the opposite direction onboard a pirate ship. Soon Jonah embarks on an adventure that leads him into the belly of a whale, and to the heart of Nineveh for a hilarious showdown.
M2The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales MovieMike NawrockiPhil VischerStarz AnimationUniversal PicturesJanuary 11, 2008 (2008-01-11)
Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With their own problems of might not having this dream come true, they soon find themselves traveling back in time into the 17th century and begin a quest to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and learn about being pirates.
M3The Bob and Larry MovieTBAPhil Vischer and Mike NawrockiDreamWorks AnimationUniversal PicturesTBA (TBA)

The origin story of VeggieTales host Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber reveals how they met, how they got their own show, and answers the question how vegetables and fruit talk. This will be the first film in the series to feature humans. According to Phil Vischer, "Since Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie was our The Ten Commandments, The Bob and Larry Movie would be our Toy Story." The film was originally planned to be the second VeggieTales movie with a released date of late 2005. It was placed into production in early 2002, toward the end of production of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002). However, Big Idea Productions fell into bankruptcy in late 2002 and the film was placed on hiatus because it was deemed to expensive. As a result, Phil Vischer wrote The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie to replace this work. In 2008, it was considered to be the sequel to The Pirates who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, but talks had stalled after the 2008 recession had led to the bankruptcy of VeggieTales owner Entertainment Rights and Classic Media. According to Phil Vischer in 2018," I have a copy of The Bob and Larry script on my laptop, but probably won't release it because it is technically owned by Universal and DreamWorks". "It will hopefully be produced in the near future".

On March 28, 2019, Vischer announced that Universal Studios and DreamWorks Animation greenlit the film. The film will be released in the early to mid 2020s.

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