List of VeggieTales characters

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This is a list of characters that appear in the VeggieTales franchise.

Primary characters[edit]

Bob the Tomato[edit]

Bob the Tomato (introduced 1993) is the friendly but slightly high-strung host of VeggieTales. Creator Phil Vischer has often cited Bob as being "my inner Mr. Rogers".[1] Alongside best friend and co-host, Larry the Cucumber, the pair introduce and wrap-up almost every show and respond to viewer mail on a tiled kitchen countertop. Bob also plays many character roles in the story segments and other times is simply the narrator or storyteller. Bob has the superhero alter-ego "ThingamaBob", the tech savvy member of the League of Incredible Vegetables.

Bob made his first appearance in a 1992 short entitled "VeggieTales Promo: Take 38", where he pitches VeggieTales to potential investors while Larry absentmindedly chased after his blue wind-up lobster.[citation needed] Bob later made his public debut in 1993 in the first episode, Where's God When I'm S-Scared?. Bob plays himself in the first of the two segments titled "Tales from the Crisper" to comfort a frightened Junior Asparagus with the song "God is Bigger". The end of this episode also started a running gag in which Bob gets annoyed by the "What We Have Learned" wrap-up song. He often gets interrupted when it plays and has to impatiently wait to discuss the lesson of the show and receive a Bible verse from Qwerty. Bob also partakes in some of the Silly Songs with Larry segments, even performing his own Silly Song, "Lance the Turtle", which was written by the French Peas.

For VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Bob is seen living with Larry inside a Veggie-sized house inside a human-sized house on the kitchen countertop. He is shown to have an affinity for sock collecting and weather observation. In many episodes of this series, Bob is portrayed less mature than in the direct-to-video series. However, he also works various odd-jobs and still acts more responsibly than Larry. Bob ultimately ends up taking over Pa Grape's General Store near the end of the series. For The VeggieTales Show, Bob acts more like he did in the original series. He is seen as the director and master of ceremonies for the stage shows the Veggies put on in Mr. Nezzer's theater. Here, his role is much more akin to that of Kermit the Frog from The Muppet Show, which was a direct inspiration for this series.[2] Bob also reprises his role as ThigamaBob in LarryBoy-centric episodes.

Bob the Tomato was voiced by Phil Vischer from 1993 to 2022.

Larry the Cucumber[edit]

Larry the Cucumber (introduced 1993) is Bob’s best friend and serves as a co-host for the series. Larry has a child-like personality in contrast to the more mature Bob. Larry also has his own recurring musical segment called Silly Songs with Larry, in which Larry performs humorous musical numbers. This became a very popular staple of VeggieTales and has been featured on several sing-along and compilation videos. Larry plays multiple character roles in the series and has several recurring ones, such as Minnesota Cuke (a parody of Indiana Jones), the first mate of the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, and the comical plunger-headed superhero LarryBoy.

Larry was first created by Phil Vischer as a chocolate bar, but then changed to a cucumber, due to Vischer's wife, Lisa, suggesting that parents wouldn’t like videos starring a candy bar because it might promote poor eating habits.[3] After being turned into a cucumber, Larry was used to make a 20-second animation test called "Mr. Cuke's Screen Test" in 1991, which was the genesis of VeggieTales. Larry's public debut was in the first video, Where's God When I'm S-Scared?. In this episode, he is established as the source of most of the jokes, including physical gags and silly dialogue. The video also featured the first Silly Song "The Water Buffalo Song".

One of the most notable differences between the Larry of Where's God When I'm S-Scared? and later episodes is the range of his voice. While Mike Nawrocki performed Larry's voice in the first two episodes, he used his more natural tenor and lower range that made Larry sound more dim-witted. Starting with Are You My Neighbor?, that range changed in scope to his upper range and included a slight lisp, giving Larry a more youthful and sillier sound. Gradually, Larry's speech impediment became less and less prominent.

Larry is one of the few Veggies to speak about and to have been seen with his family. He talks about his aunt Ruth in the Silly Songs "I Love My Lips" and "The Song of the Cebu". In Duke and the Great Pie War, he introduces his three brothers, Bob, Mark, and Steve, who perform their own version of the "What We Have Learned" song. In the opening of The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's, Larry brings up his father, who is an astronaut.

For VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Larry is Bob’s roommate in an Odd Couple scenario, with Larry being the Oscar to Bob’s Felix. It is revealed Larry likes to do very silly activities such as eating sardines or riding his bike on the ceiling. Like Bob, Larry is portrayed much more childish, being interested in toys and playing. However, much like Bob, he is also seen doing more adult things like working odd jobs, such as an ice cream vendor and working part-time at Pa Grape’s General Store. He is also still seen as LarryBoy, haphazardly fighting crime and facing off against his arch-enemy of the series, Motato. For The VeggieTales Show, Larry acts more like his old self, often presenting wacky ideas backstage before the shows begin and still writing occasional Silly Songs, including writing the series’ theme song as seen in the pilot episode "God Wants Us To Make Peace". Larry also reprises his LarryBoy role in episodes that take place outside of the theater setting, often re-appearing with his Veggie super team, the League of Incredible Vegetables.

Larry the Cucumber was voiced by Mike Nawrocki from 1993 to 2022.

Junior Asparagus[edit]

Junior Asparagus (introduced 1993) is one of the co-stars of the VeggieTales series. He is a typical boy, generally being kind and curious but often shown learning how to properly behave or getting into trouble. He is most often seen in a yellow hat with a red brim. Junior is also seen at various times with his parents, Mom and Dad Asparagus.

Junior has a lead role in several videos, including his debut in Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, as well as Dave and the Giant Pickle, Lyle the Kindly Viking, and Lord of the Beans. He is also a member of the Veggie boy band "Boyz in the Sink", along with Larry, Mr. Lunt, and Jimmy Gourd. Junior also has his own Silly Sing called "Goodnight Junior". He also has a superhero alter-ego, Ricochet, who is part of the League of Incredible Vegetables.

In the initial episodes, Junior was as much a main character as Bob or Larry, having a starring role in at least one segment in every episode and appearing alongside Bob on the countertop in place of Larry in Josh and the Big Wall! and Abe and the Amazing Promise. As the series has evolved, he appears less often and in more supporting roles. As such, The fourteenth episode Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen would become the first in which Junior did not make an appearance. However, Junior remains a prominent VeggieTales cast member with leading roles in such later episodes as Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't and The Little Drummer Boy.

In VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Junior is seen going to school or playing with his friends or his dad. He lives with his family in a house built inside a refrigerator. At one point, Junior befriends a wild "Buffal-Orange" whom he tries to make his pet. He also got a new super alter-ego named Junior Jetpack who sometimes fights alongside LarryBoy. In The VeggieTales Show, Junior has a prominent role helping put on and perform in the shows put on in the theater. In this series, it’s revealed he is able to participate in the shows because he is homeschooled. He also reprises his roles as Dave from Dave and the Giant Pickle in the episode "Little Things Matter" and as Ricochet in some of the LarryBoy-themed episodes.

Junior Asparagus was voiced by Lisa Vischer for the direct-to-video series (1993-2014) and in The VeggieTales Show (from 2019-2022). Tress MacNeille voiced him in the shows VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City (2014-2017) and the episode Noah’s Ark (2014).

Laura Carrot[edit]

Laura Carrot (introduced 1995) is a sweet and determined 6-year-old carrot and Junior's best friend. She has freckles and yellow hair that is often adorned in pigtails and a blue bow.

She first appeared in Are You My Neighbor? as a background character, and got her first major role in Rack, Shack and Benny. Laura doesn’t get many starring roles, but often gets a chance in the spotlight when a female lead is needed. For example, in Princess and the Popstar she plays both Princess Poppyseed and Vanna Banana, and in the "Babysitter in De-Nile" segment of Duke and the Great Pie War she plays Miriam. Her more notable supporting roles include the first two LarryBoy episodes, Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving, and Celery Night Fever, and starring in the subplot of the Jonah feature film. Laura also has her own Silly Song titled "B.F.F" where she sings with her friend Lavinia while using texting slang for lyrics.

In VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Laura has a much more prominent role overall, featured in many episodes as the lead character. She appears in the first episode alongside Larry as they learn a lesson in responsibility while trying to earn money to adopt puppies. Laura is also shown having an affinity for other animals, such as owning a pet guppy, starting an animal-sitting service, and even becoming the Guppy Whisperer to help other Veggies take care of their pets. She lives in a carrot-shaped Veggie house built into the kitchen island next door to Madame Blueberry. She also goes to school with Junior where she also befriends a bullied girl named Callie Flower. Laura also gained a superhero alter ego named Night Pony, whom she inherited the name and suit from the retired Granny Asparagus. In The VeggieTales Show, Laura returns to help the VeggieTales gang put on their shows, but appears less often than the others. She has notable roles in the episodes "The Power of Love" and "Naaman Takes A Bath" where she has a crush on a Veggie pop-star named Jimmy Lucky and trains as Bob’s assistant stage manager, respectively.

Laura Carrot has been voiced by Kristen Blegen (from 1995-2005), Jackie Ritz (in Duke and the Great Pie War [2005]) Megan Murphy-Chambers (in Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving [2009]), Keri Pisapia (from 2010-2013) and Gigi Abraham (Celery Night Fever [2014]) for the direct-to-video series. Tress MacNeille voiced her in the shows VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City (2014-2017) and the episode Noah’s Ark (2014). Kira Buckland is her current voice, starting with The VeggieTales Show (from 2019-present).

Petunia Rhubarb[edit]

Petunia Rhubarb (introduced 2005) is a kind red-headed rhubarb and the lead female protagonist in the series. She has a bubbly personality and is a strong advocate for such values as inner beauty, self-worth and empathy. Unlike most VeggieTales characters, she has hair and wears clothes. Her hair is braided into a ponytail and she often wears business-casual or a pink/purple dress. Her skin is green and she is more humanoid in her shape and features.

Her first appearance was in Duke and the Great Pie War playing the part of Princess Petunia, the scorned Ruth figure waiting to be redeemed by Larry's "Boaz". Because of this, Petunia is often paired with Larry to play his love interest or as a female co-star. She later appeared as the title character in another princess-themed episode, Sweetpea Beauty. Petunia also has a reoccurring role in the LarryBoy videos as a reporter and later her own fashionista super alter-ego, Vogue. She also sang alongside Larry in the Silly Song, "Where Have All The Staplers Gone?".

In VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, she appears as the owner of a flower shop and works alongside her best friend Tina Celerina. In The VeggieTales Show, she is the leader of the VeggieTales fan-club, providing most of the letters from kids to help inspire the theme for each show. She also helps backstage contributing ideas for stories and segments.

Petunia Rhubarb was voiced by Cydney Trent for the direct-to-video series (2005-2014). Tress MacNeille voiced her in the shows VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City (2014-2017) and the episode Noah’s Ark (2015). Kira Buckland is her current voice, starting with The VeggieTales Show (from 2019-present).

Mr. Lunt[edit]

Mr. Lunt (introduced 1995) is a decorative gourd[4] with a Hispanic accent who grew up in New Jersey. He is often the source of very irreverent commentary and doesn’t shy away from being argumentative or ill-tempered at times. His notable character features are his gold tooth, a brown pencil thin mustache, and his lack of any eyes forcing the use of the brim of his panama hat or eyebrow wrinkles for expression.

He often appears as Mr. Nezzer's assistant, introduced as such his debut in Rack, Shack & Benny. The pair were typically used as the video's "bad guys" in early VeggieTales episodes, usually being redeemed by the episode’s end. Mr. Lunt has also appeared as an individual antagonist, such as playing Haman in Esther... the Girl Who Became Queen and Otis the Elevated in Duke and the Great Pie War. As Otis the Elevated, Mr. Lunt and Mr. Nezzer's roles are reversed, with Mr. Nezzer playing the sidekick to Mr. Lunt. Mr. Lunt also prominently appears as one of the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything and as the leader of the Veggie boy band, the Boyz in the Sink. In addition to his Boyz songs, Mr. Lunt has gotten two of his own Silly Songs "His Cheeseburger" and "Donuts for Benny". He also got a superhero alter-ego in the LarryBoy series as a quick caped-crusader named S-Cape, whom is a member of the League of Incredible Vegetables.

In VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Mr. Lunt appears very sparingly. He often appears in quick cameo appearances. He was shown to have various jobs, such as a delivery guy and the owner of his own repair shop. Mr. Lunt’s most notable appearance was in the episode "The Missing Jetpack" where he learns a lesson about telling the truth after lying to Junior about losing his jetpack. Mr. Lunt returned with a more prominent role in The VeggieTales Show, often contributing wild ideas and skits that usually end in disaster. Some of his contributions include taking on the role of Wink Gourdindale to host a game show called "Wheel of Bravery", selling a product called "Relationship Glue", and diving into a vat of eggnog. Mr. Lunt also reprises his role as S-Cape in the LarryBoy episodes of the series.

Mr. Lunt was voiced by Phil Vischer from 1995-2022.

Madame Blueberry[edit]

Madame Blueberry (introduced 1998) is a French blueberry with a French accent who first appeared as the title character in Madame Blueberry. Her name and the theme of this video are both allusions to the tale of Madame Bovary, and as such, Madame Blueberry was cast early on as a vain character who struggles with being thankful. As such, her physical appearance is somewhat extravagant, often wearing hats, wigs, peals, and heavy makeup. Although a blueberry, she is similar in size to Bob the Tomato and much larger than the similarly sized in-real-life French Peas. Madame Blueberry also has a reoccurring role as the Mayor of Bumblyburg in the LarryBoy videos.

For VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Madame Blueberry appeared as a much more stuffy character, so much so that her voice changed to a RP accent. Although still hailing from France, she was portrayed liking very stereotypically British things, such as cups of tea and minding her manners. She is even seen living in a blue tea-pot shaped house Veggie-sized house built into the side of the kitchen island. On some occasions, she donned the persona "Madame Clue-berry" solving mysteries all the while being rather clueless. She also garnered the nickname "Madame Blue" from her friends. When Madame returned for The VeggieTales Show, she started acting more like she did in the original series and had her French accent once again. She also leans more heavily into her role as a singer, now specifically labeling herself as a French opera singer. She also reprises her role as the Mayor of the LarryBoy series for a few episodes.

Madame Blueberry was voiced in the direct-to-video series by Megan Moore Burns (in 1998), by Gail Freeman-Bock (from 1999-2002), by Jackie Ritz (from 2002-2009), and Megan Murphy-Chambers (from 2005-2014). Tress MacNeille voiced her in the Netflix shows VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City (2014-2017) and the episode Noah’s Ark (2015). Stephanie Southerland is her current voice starting with The VeggieTales Show (from 2019-present).

Pa Grape[edit]

Pa Grape (introduced 1994) is a wise, elderly green grape. He has a gray bushy brush mustache and eyebrows, wears a black hat with glasses, and speaks in a slight Yiddish accent. Pa is often seen as a trusted authority figure amongst the VeggieTales cast, though sometimes he comes off as senile when he shares some of his slightly odder anecdotes. According to an interview in the "What's the Big Idea?" magazine, Pa stated he was held back in the 2nd grade for 13 years and was worried about his lack of eyes.[5]

Pa made his first appearance in God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! as the father of the Grapes of Wrath. He is typically cast as a sage or fatherly figure, including such roles as Jesse in Dave and the Giant Pickle, Jacob in The Ballad of Little Joe, Mordecai in Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen, and the angel sent to guide Gideon (Larry the Cucumber) in Gideon: Tuba Warrior. He also has a reoccurring role as the captain of the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, appearing alongside Larry and Mr. Lunt and starring as the lead of their feature film. Pa likes to invent and tinker as well, a part of his personality that is influenced by his role as the eccentric Victorian inventor Seymour Schwenk in the holiday specials The Star of Christmas and An Easter Carol.

When Pa appeared in VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, he appeared with eyes for the very first time, as well as gaining a tinier hat and a busier mustache that completely covered his mouth. He is seen owning a general store in the house, built into the side of the kitchen island. His store is used as the location of many of the episodes. He was almost always teaching a lesson or giving biblical advice to the other Veggies, but sometimes is initially ignored on occasion. For The VeggieTales Show, Pa appears frequently as a narrator for the show's Bible story segments and often helps decide what Bible stories are best to use for the topic of the day's show. He also appears without his hat for the first time in this series.

Pa Grape was voiced by Phil Vischer from 1994-2022.

Jimmy and Jerry Gourd[edit]

Jimmy and Jerry Gourd (introduced 1995) are fun-loving brothers who appear as a secondary comic duo. While Bob and Larry can be considered animated versions of Abbott and Costello, Jimmy and Jerry more closely resemble Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Despite being very similar and hard to tell apart, the two have some traits to help them stand out from each other. For example, Jimmy is shorter, orange, very talkative, and has a boisterous personality. Jerry is taller, yellow, much more monotone, and often soft-spoken.

The pair debuted together in Are You My Neighbor? portraying the "new guys”, establishing their love of eating and singing show tunes. As the series progressed, they continued to appear in supporting roles. Jimmy appears more often than his brother, including starring roles in "Omelet" and "Dr. Jiggle and Mr. Sly" segments. Another notable appearance for the duo is the opening of King George and the Ducky, where the duo attempt to take over the show by impersonating Bob and Larry while wearing cardboard cutout costumes. Jimmy is also a reoccurring member of the boy band "Boyz in the Sink". Jerry has a notable appearance with Mr. Lunt in the Love Song "His Cheeseburger" furthering his and his brother’s reputation as loving to eat.

In VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Jimmy and Jerry were shown as Bob and Larry’s neighbors, living in the pantry on the other end of the kitchen countertop. Like Bob and Larry, they are portrayed as more childish. The Gourd brothers both have a pet dust bunny named Danny, which they initially keep a secret due to the stigma around dust bunnies from others in the house. They returned in The VeggieTales Show as well, appearing both backstage and onstage to help put on the shows in the theater.

Jimmy and Jerry Gourd were respectively voiced by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki from 1995-2022.

Archibald Asparagus[edit]

Archibald Asparagus (introduced 1993) serves as the stereotypical role of a stuffy, classically-educated "adult" contrasting with the rest of his co-stars. Archibald typically wears a red bowtie, has a monocle on his right eye, and speaks with an Oxford English accent.

Archibald first appeared in the short "VeggieTales Promo: Take 38" to interrupt and object to the creation of such a show as VeggieTales, claiming it to be utter nonsense. Archibald made his official debut in Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, playing the regal King Darius role in the "Daniel and the Lion's Den" segment. This episode also started the continuing theme of his distain towards Larry the Cucumber's Silly Songs. He claims they are "too silly" by interrupting "The Water Buffalo Song" to chastise Larry. In a storyline that lasted the span of a few episodes, Archibald eventually learns to loosen up after an incident where he cancelled Silly Songs with Larry and discovered how much they meant to VeggieTales fans, and subsequently, Larry. Archibald eventually appears in other Silly Songs specifically starring him, including "The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo" and "Astonishing Wigs". Archibald also has a recurring role as LarryBoy's faithful butler Alfred (who is just called "Archibald" in the 2-D cartoon series) and was featured as the title character in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. Archibald has also been a narrator for the segments "The Good Egg of Gooseville" from The Little House that Stood and Lyle the Kindly Viking, where in the latter he got to host the show in the style of Masterpiece Theatre.

For VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Archibald was portrayed as the mayor of the town inside the house. Because of his social status, he was regarded as bureaucrat and a more authoritative character as a result. He was mostly seen doing mayoral duties such as public speeches. However, Archie’s new job didn’t keep him from engaging in more fun social activities with the other Veggies, such as camping trips and birthday parties. For The VeggieTales Show, Archibald resumes his regular role as the original series. He appears frequently onstage as a performer, often narrating the Bible story segments. He also reappears as Alfred in the LarryBoy episodes of the series.

Archibald Asparagus was voiced by Phil Vischer from 1993-2022.

Mr. Nezzer[edit]

Mr. Nezzer (introduced 1995) is a rich middle-aged zucchini businessman. Always seen in a formal shirt and a necktie, he is appropriately business-minded and is sometimes a tad egotistical. Although always apart of the VeggieTales gang, he is somewhat aloof compared to the others because of his social status as the owner of many successful companies and businesses. Often cast in antagonistic roles, Mr. Nezzer truly isn’t a villain, usually just being misguided in his actions and redeeming himself by an episode’s end.

Mr. Nezzer made his debut in Rack, Shack & Benny as the whimsical but menacing chocolate factory owner "Nebby K. Nezzer" (an allusion to Nebuchadnezzar II). He is assisted by Mr. Lunt, who helps delegate his every whim. Obsessed with the icon his chocolate is molded into, Nezzer creates a giant golden bunny idol that he wants all his workers to worship by singing a song of his own creation "The Bunny Song". Eventually, Nezzer learns his lesson after witnessing God rescue his three workers from burning in the factory’s furnace as punishment for standing up to him.

In The Toy That Saved Christmas, Mr. Nezzer appears as the brother of Nebby K, "Wally P. Nezzer", now owning a toy factory and assisted by Mr. Lunt as his sidekick once again. In The Star of Christmas and An Easter Carol, he plays "Ebenezer Nezzer" (an allusion to Ebenezer Scrooge) who owns a theater and an Easter Egg factory in Victorian era London, respectively. In addition to these roles, Mr. Nezzer also appears as well-meaning authority figures in VeggieTales videos, such as his role as the King Xerxes of Persia character in Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen, Olaf the lead Viking in Lyle the Kindly Viking, and the Mayor of Dodgeball City in The Ballad of Little Joe and Moe and the Big Exit.

Mr. Nezzer didn't appear in VeggieTales in the House or VeggieTales in the City due to DreamWorks (who produced the series) perceiving his voice as being based on African-American stereotypes. In turn, he was replaced with a similar-looking but different sounding character named Ichabeezer. Mr. Nezzer eventually returned for The VeggieTales Show as the owner of the theater the Veggies use for their new show.[6] He mostly makes short appearances in each episode to announce the curtain call for the beginning of each show, much to Bob’s dismay for wanting more time to prepare. However, Nezzer did appear onstage at least once in a character role, portraying King Saul in the episode "Little Things Matter".

Mr. Nezzer was voiced by Phil Vischer in the direct-to-video series from 1995-2014 and shared the role with David Mann in The VeggieTales Show.[7][8]

The French Peas[edit]

Headed by Jean-Claude and Phillipe, the French Peas (introduced 1996) are a group of hardworking yet cheeky Monty Python-esque green peas with French accents who debuted portraying the Philistines in Dave and the Giant Pickle. Like the French soldiers in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the French Peas continued to torment passersby with strange, nonsensical threats, as seen in Josh and the Big Wall! throwing slushies on the Israelites as they walked around the Walls of Jericho. The Peas have taken over the show in a few instances, including the episode Madame Blueberry where Jean-Claude narrates and assisting Archibald in Lyle the Kindly Viking to somewhat disastrous results. They also have their own Silly Song "Hopperena" in Twas the Night Before Easter.

Jean-Claude and Phillipe are sometimes joined by another pea named Cristoffe, who appears infrequently. The French Peas should be confused with the more ordinary peas who frequently speak in American accents and appear as background characters.

When appearing in VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City, Jean-Claude and Phillipe appeared very infrequently as tertiary characters. The only starring role was Jean-Claude appearing solo in the episode "Pa Grape's Son" going to a father-son day festival with Pa Grape as his surrogate father while his real dad is in France. Both peas returned for The VeggieTales Show, seen assisting backstage as stagehands and prop makers in addition to appearing onstage in the shows.

Jean-Claude and Phillipe were respectively voiced by Mike Nawrocki and Phil Vischer from 1996-2022. Cristoffe was voiced by Chris Olsen, a Big Idea animator until 1998. Director and animator Brian K. Roberts and music producer Kurt Heinecke have also been credited for providing voices for other incidental French Peas.

Qwerty[edit]

Qwerty (introduced 1993) is the desktop computer seen on the kitchen countertop with which Bob and Larry use to read the Bible verse at the end of each show. Qwerty's name is derived from the first six letters that appear on a standard English keyboard. Though Qwerty is not alive per se, he does have certain anthropomorphic characteristics, including responsory sounds and voice activation. In almost every episode, Bob or occasionally Larry says "We're over here by Qwerty to talk about what we learned today." This triggers the "What We Have Learned" song to played. Qwerty is not always perfect at retrieving the verse, usually sputtering and taking a moment to load it. In the first episode Where's God When I'm S-Scared? he even accidentally posts a meatloaf recipe rather than a Bible verse.

According to Phil Vischer, the original design for Qwerty was an Intel 80386 model computer. Qwerty was slightly updated in Abe and the Amazing Promise, giving two verses instead of one, and he got a more life-changing update in the episode Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't when he got a voice. The design of the new update, including a sleeker look and a black screen instead of the original blue, is reminiscent of an Apple iMac. While Qwerty did not appear in VeggieTales in the House or VeggieTales in the City, he was mentioned in episode "The Lost Dust Bunny" in the latter series. Qwerty did not appear in The VeggieTales Show because Phil Vischer felt that he didn’t fit in with the theater setting.[9] However, Qwerty is credited for appearing in some of the LarryBoy episodes of the series, appearing as LarryBoy’s super-computer.

Qwerty was voiced by Mike Nawrocki from 2010-2022.

Secondary characters[edit]

The Scallions[edit]

The Scallions (introduced 1993) are a trio of devious scallions who are among the most consistent antagonists in VeggieTales, having appeared as bandits, swindlers, salesmen, and many other rapscallion types. Their debut was as the Wisemen opposite Larry's "Daniel" in the "Daniel and the Lions' Den" segment from Where's God When I'm S-Scared?. They all have no names, simply referred to as Scallion #1, #2 and #3. Scallion #1 is the tallest and leader of the group, with a long purple nose and is often seen with his stalks slicked back to mimic a ducktail hairstyle. Scallion #2 is the second tallest with a small greenish yellow nose, while Scallion #3 is the shortest of the trio and has a big blue nose.

They also participate with Frankencelery to form the quartet singers for the Silly Song "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps" and well as the songs "Listen", and "A Helping Hand". Occasionally, one of the Scallions will make a solo appearance. For example, Scallion #1 appeared as a salesman selling the Forgive-O-Matic device in God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! and as the Englishman and Cedric in King George and the Ducky, and Scallion #3 appeared as the Milk Money Bandit in LarryBoy and the Rumor Weed.

Scallion #1 was voiced by Phil Vischer, Scallion #2 was voiced by Mike Nawrocki, and Scallion #3 has been voiced by Mike Sage, Brian K. Roberts, and Mike Nawrocki.

Mom and Dad Asparagus[edit]

Mom and Dad Asparagus (introduced 1993) are Junior’s caring and supportive parents. Both Mom and Dad first appeared in the episode Where’s God When I’m S-Scared? in traditional parental roles as their son deals with facing his fears.

Mom and Dad both appear more prominently in the early videos, with Dad appearing more often as the series goes on. They are almost always together or alongside Junior. Unlike most other VeggieTales characters, Mom and Dad usually appear as themselves and not in character roles. Probably their biggest roles to date are as Reverend Gilbert and his wife in the holiday specials The Star of Christmas and An Easter Carol. They also can both be seen in the original opening theme song for the series alongside their son, Bob, and Larry.

Originally, both parents were simply referred to as Mom and Dad respectively, but they were given more proper names (after VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki and his wife, Lisa) in the VeggieTales in the House series. In the Netflix series, Mike is also revealed to be an astronaut.

Dad Asparagus was voiced by Dan Anderson in the videos, Mike Nawrocki in the outtakes of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, J. Chris Wall in Robin Good and His Not-Merry Men (2012) and by Rob Paulsen in the VeggieTales in the House series.

Mom Asparagus has been by Gail Freeman-Bock, Pamela Thomas, and Lisa Vischer in the videos, and by Tress MacNeille in the VeggieTales in the House series.

Scooter[edit]

Scooter (introduced 1995) is a feisty and eccentric Scottish carrot who first appeared as the engineer of the USS Applepies (in a spoof of Scotty from the original Star Trek television series) in "The Gourds Must Be Crazy" segment of Are You My Neighbor?. He has also gone on to have many substantial roles in the videos, such as the eccentric Mr. Butterbun in "Dr. Jiggle and Mr. Sly" from A Snoodle's Tale, the slightly savage Moyer the Destroyer in The Star of Christmas and its sequel, An Easter Carol, Mr. McPotiphar (the western equivalent of the Potiphar) in The Ballad of Little Joe, as well as a recurring role as a police officer in the LarryBoy episodes. Scooter is also very proud of his Scottish heritage, as seen in the Silly Song "Kilts and Stilts".

Scooter was voiced by Jim Poole in the video series (1995-2014) and Sean Chiplock in The VeggieTales Show (2021–present).

Mabel and Penelope[edit]

Mabel and Penelope (introduced 1993) are an asparagus and a pear respectively. The pair's first appearance was in Where's God When I'm S-Scared? as King Darius's maidservants. The pair is frequently seen together as secondary female characters, such as wives to Jimmy Gourd and Mr. Nezzer in Lyle the Kindly Viking.

Mabel and Penelope are voiced respectively by Pamela Thomas and Gail Bock.

Frankencelery[edit]

Frankencelery (introduced 1993) first appears in Where's God When I'm S-Scared? as a character in a veggie horror film of the same name. When Junior becomes scared by the film, Frankencelery arrives and introduces himself as an actor from Toledo named Phil Winklestein, in order to reassure Junior that the character is not real and should not be feared. Frankencelery is a mild-mannered celery with a high-pitched voice that sounds very similar to that of Jimmy Gourd. He resembles the classic Frankenstein's monster, purple eyelids, a green nose, cervical bolts, black hair, and a unibrow, outside of his acting career. Frankencelery also sings the bass part of the quartet singers with the Scallions in The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps, "Listen" from "Larry Learns to Listen", and "A Helping Hand" from "Bob Lends a Helping Hand". He also appeared as a background citizen of Bumblyburg in Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space!.

Frankencelery is voiced by Phil Vischer.

The Onions[edit]

The Onions are a family of green onions that consist of George, daughter Annie and her two parents, (introduced in 1995, 1996, and 1998, respectively). George first appeared in Rack, Shack, and Benny as the chocolate factory's security guard as well as the episode’s narrator. His role as a narrator would continue throughout various other VeggieTales episodes. Annie first appeared in The Toy That Saved Christmas being told a bedtime story by George, who is portrayed as a postman. Annie's parents debuted in a silent appearance alongside Annie in Madame Blueberry, playing a poor family who show Madame Blueberry how to be thankful. Annie’s mom and dad were modeled after Phil and Lisa Vischer, respectively, as an inside joke by concept artist Joseph Sapulich. Annie has made the most appearances out of the whole family, often seen alongside Junior and the other Veggie kids, such as the "Bully Trouble" segment from Minnesota Cuke and the Search from Samson’s Hairbrush and Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie.

Annie has been voiced by Shelby Vischer, Ally Nawrocki, and was last voiced by Maggie Roberts. George was voiced by Phil Vischer.

Miss Achmetha[edit]

Miss Achmetha (introduced 2000) is a scallion who made her first appearance singing the song Lost Puppies in Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen. Miss Achmetha is known for her constantly twitching eye, her somewhat confused or annoyed demeanor, and her accordion, which she sometimes plays during her singing roles. She also appears in speaking and non-speaking parts in Silly Songs including "SUV" which she sang alongside Larry, "Larry's High Silk Hat" and "Bellybutton".

Miss Achmetha is voiced by Charlotte Jackson in the direct-to-video series, Gail Freeman-Bock in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, and Elise Napier in The VeggieTales Show.

Khalil[edit]

Khalil (introduced 2002) is a caterpillar with an Indian accent who first appeared in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie as a rug salesman and foil/conscience to Jonah (Archibald Asparagus). He corresponds to the caterpillar in the book of Jonah that kills Jonah's shade plant. Khalil claims that his mother was a caterpillar and that his father was a worm, explaining his appearance. He often claims his skills come from his heritage, such as "Insight runs very deep in my family". He was later heard as the voice of the sock puppet Lutfi, filling in for Larry on the countertop segments and telling the story of Saint Patrick in the style of a fanciful flannel-graph in the episode Sumo of the Opera. In one of his few later appearances, he played a parody version of the Jiminy Cricket character in the video Pistachio. He also has a reoccurring role in the "Boyz in the Sink" Silly Songs. Khalil returns in the series The VeggieTales Show and plays music in the orchestra pit as a one-man band.

Khalil is voiced by Tim Hodge in the direct-to-video series, and later by Todd Waterman in The VeggieTales Show.

Ichabeezer[edit]

Ichabeezer (introduced 2014) is the grumpy zucchini neighbor to Bob and Larry in the VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City series on Netflix. Ichabeezer is used on the Netflix series in essentially the same manner as Mr. Nezzer is in the video series as either the gruff, semi-villain or as the vaguely simple-minded authority figure in the stories.

Ichabeezer is voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Minor characters[edit]

Lovey Asparagus[edit]

Lovey Asparagus (introduced 1994) is an asparagus like her husband and first appeared in Larry's Lagoon with Archibald and his wife as a clear allusion to Mr. and Mrs. Howell from Gilligan's Island. She returned soon after as the Flibbian doctor in The Story of Flibber-O-Loo. She is usually cast alongside Archibald in a supporting role and is differentiated from Mom Asparagus by a longer nose and a British accent similar to Archibald's.

Lovey Asparagus was voiced by Gail Bock.

The Peas[edit]

The Peas (introduced 1995) consist of Percy Pea, Li'l Pea, and other peas that are only seen in a group of other Veggies as background characters. The Peas first appear as background characters in Rack, Shack, and Benny. They also star as the monks alongside Pa Grape in Lyle the Kindly Viking. In Dave and the Giant Pickle and Josh and the Big Wall, Percy and other peas appear as the Israelites. The entire family is seen in The Toy That Saved Christmas where Percy and Li'l Pea receive their first speaking parts. Percy and Li'l Pea see their largest roles in Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space!, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed and "Bully Trouble" from Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush.

Percy Pea was voiced by Phil Vischer. Li'l Pea was voiced by Lesly Benodin (1996–1999) and Mike Nawrocki (2005–2020).

Grandma Gourd[edit]

Grandma Gourd (introduced 2004) is a yellow gourd who has appeared in several episodes as a minor/background character. Grandma Gourd first appeared in Sumo of the Opera as a woman beating the Italian Scallion (Larry the Cucumber) over the head with her cane and the Italian Scallion later went past her without any problems. She also had several other non-speaking roles in subsequent episodes. Her roles became slightly larger starting in 2010 with a minor speaking part in Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't as a bookseller, as Mrs. Josephson in It's a Meaningful Life, as Miss Lewis in Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men and as Old Mother Hubbard in "The Good Egg of Gooseville" portion of The Little House That Stood.

Grandma Gourd was voiced by Keri Pisapia.

Ma Grape[edit]

Ma Grape (introduced 1994) is a grape with a Southern accent and Pa Grape's wife. Ma made her first appearance in God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! along with the rest of her family. She has since appeared in some episodes from the late 2000s to the early 2010s, such as the non-speaking role of Jethro's wife in Moe and the Big Exit, and as Sarah in Abe and the Amazing Promise.

Ma Grape was voiced by Heidi Landis in her debut episode, and by Delilah Rene in Abe and the Amazing Promise.[10]

Tom Grape[edit]

Tom Grape (introduced 1994) is a grape with a Southern accent and Pa Grape's son. Tom made his first appearance in God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! along with the rest of his family. His only other appearances have been in Dave and the Giant Pickle and Josh and the Big Wall, both times alongside his father, Pa Grape.

Tom Grape was voiced by Phil Vischer.

Charlie Pincher[edit]

Charlie Pincher (introduced 2002) is an old scallion who first appeared in The Star of Christmas and is frequently cast as a hermit or oddball character, along with having a cockney accent. He has appeared in such videos as The Ballad of Little Joe, Lord of the Beans, Moe and the Big Exit and Abe and the Amazing Promise.

Charlie Pincher was voiced by Tim Hodge.

The Peach[edit]

The Peach (introduced 1995) first appears in the Silly Song The Hairbrush Song and appears to have no actual name as he is only ever referred to by the rest of the cast as the peach. He later appeared in the Oh, Santa! Silly Song in which he played an IRS agent. The running joke about the Peach is that he, unlike most of the other characters, has hair. He was thus the obvious choice to play Samson in Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush, however, he is seen only in still pictures throughout the episode. His latest appearance in a speaking role was as a mall employee in Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas.

The Peach was voiced by Mike Nawrocki.

Gourdon Smithson[edit]

Gourdon Smithson (introduced 2005) is one of the schoolyard bullies who is around Junior Asparagus's age. He first appeared in Bully Trouble and later appeared in LarryBoy and the Bad Apple and The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's.

Gourdon Smithson was voiced by Brian K. Roberts.

Apollo Gourd[edit]

Apollo Gourd (introduced 2001) is a massive yellow gourd who first appears in a non-speaking part in the Silly Song Larry's High Silk Hat in Lyle the Kindly Viking wearing a "Gourd's Gym" tank top shirt (a parody of the then-popular "God's Gym" shirts which in turn were a parody of Gold's Gym). His next appearances were as King Twistomer of Nineveh in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, as himself in Sumo of the Opera, and as Big Jim in Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue.

Apollo Gourd was voiced by Phil Vischer.

Goliath[edit]

Goliath (introduced 1996) is a larger-than-life 8-foot pickle. He first appeared as the Goliath figure alongside the French Peas in Dave and the Giant Pickle looking for an Israelite to fight. He also appeared in Josh and the Big Wall as the dad of a giant pickle family that scared the Israelites out of the Promised Land, as well as in Madame Blueberry, on a poster in the background where he is depicted fighting the fib in a wrestling match. After a 15 year absence, Goliath made a special appearance in the compilation video Little Ones Can Do Big Things Too in some of the bridging segments on the kitchen countertop. He later returned after another 7-year absence as a recurring character on The VeggieTales Show.

Goliath was voiced by Phil Vischer.

Ellen[edit]

Ellen (introduced 2008) debuted in The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie, as Mr. Lunt (Buccaneer Sedgewick)'s girlfriend. She has also been seen as Linda in It's a Meaningful Life and as the Mama Bear to Mr. Lunt's Papa Bear in "The Good Egg of Gooseville" story of The Little House That Stood.

Ellen is voiced by Keri Pisapia.

Art Bigotti[edit]

Art Bigotti (introduced 1997) is a bowling champion. Although he has yet to have an individual speaking part and has only appeared in one video, as part of the Silly Song Larry's High Silk Hat, Art Bigotti has been mentioned in several episodes including when Junior Asparagus accidentally breaks his dad's rare Art Bigotti limited edition collector's plate in Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space!.

Ermie Asparagus[edit]

Ermie Asparagus (introduced 2012) is Benny LaBoe's (Junior Asparagus's) sister and debuted as a character in the opening story, "Lenny and the Lost Birthday", in Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men. She is also seen as Ermengarde in The Penniless Princess and as Little Bo Peep in "The Good Egg of Gooseville" story of The Little House That Stood. Despite being credited as Libby in The Penniless Princess her name was confirmed to be Ermie in the audio commentary for said movie.

Ermie Asparagus is voiced by Megan Murphy.

Sara Crewe[edit]

Sara Crewe (introduced 2012) is a green onion or a scallion who played the title character, and daughter of Larry the Cucumber and Petunia Rhubarb, in The Penniless Princess. She was also in Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas as the character Christina.

Sara Crewe is voiced by Anna Grace Stewart.

Bruce Onion[edit]

Bruce Onion (introduced 2014) is an onion who first appeared in Celery Night Fever. He would go on to make appearances in "The VeggieTales Show", as the theater's frequent conductor.

Bruce Onion is voiced by Terry Crews.

Bacon Bill[edit]

Bacon Bill (introduced 2015) is an eccentric bacon genius who is the son of one of Pa Grape's friends and is seen in the VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City series on Netflix. He is the first non-produce character in the VeggieTales franchise.

Bacon Bill is voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Tina Celerina[edit]

Tina Celerina (introduced 2015) is a celery who is Petunia Rhubarb's best friend. She also helps Petunia run the flower shop. She was introduced in the VeggieTales in the House series on Netflix.

Tina Celerina is voiced by Tress MacNeille.

Callie Flower[edit]

Callie Flower (introduced 2015) is a cauliflower student who goes to the same school as Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot. Callie is also bullied by Corneilus, who constantly calls her "Worm-eater", annoys her, and plays mean tricks on everyone sometimes. Callie would also be utilized and featured in "The VeggieTales Show", starting with the episode, "A Lifetime Supply of Joy".

Callie Flower is voiced by Tress MacNeille in the Netflix series, and Stephanie Southerland in the 2019 revival series, The VeggieTales Show.

Tom Celeriac[edit]

Tom Celeriac (introduced 2014) is a stuntman and actor. He is a parody of famous actor, Tom Selleck.

Tom Celeriac is voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Motato[edit]

Motato is an evil deformed potato who is LarryBoy's chief nemesis and appears in VeggieTales in the House and VeggieTales in the City. He is quite insane and enjoys wreaking havoc and chaos on the veggie citizens of the house. He is aided by his minions, the Radishes.

Motato is voiced by Rob Paulsen.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From Veggie to Jelly: A Interview with Phil Vischer - Idol Chatter, Interview, March 30, 2009
  2. ^ Asay, Paul (September 6, 2019). ""You Have to Be Proactive." An Interview With VeggieTales Creator Phil Vischer". Plugged In.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Vischer, Phil (February 2008). Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story about Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-59555-122-1.
  4. ^ "FAQ". PhilVischer.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Interview with Pa Grape". Archived from the original on 1999-01-28. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  6. ^ VeggieTales Official (2019-04-24), VeggieTales is Back: Brand New VeggieTales Show Trailer, archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2019-05-02
  7. ^ "Phil Vischer as Mr. Nezzer on "The VeggieTales Show"". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  8. ^ "The VeggieTales Show - Mr. Nezzer Voice Comparison". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  9. ^ VeggieTales: {redacted} Audio Commentary (Very secret), retrieved 2022-06-24
  10. ^ "Delilah". IMDb. Retrieved 16 June 2020.