List of VeggieTales videos
This is a list of VeggieTales original videos.
- 1 Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (1993)
- 2 God Wants Me to Forgive THEM!?! (1994)
- 3 Are You My Neighbor? (1995)
- 4 Rack, Shack & Benny (1995)
- 5 Dave and the Giant Pickle (1996)
- 6 The Toy That Saved Christmas (1996)
- 7 Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! (1997)
- 8 Josh and the Big Wall! (1997)
- 9 Madame Blueberry (1998)
- 10 Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed (1999)
- 11 King George and the Ducky (2000)
- 12 Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen (2000)
- 13 Lyle the Kindly Viking (2001)
- 14 The Star of Christmas (2002)
- 15 The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! (2003)
- 16 The Ballad of Little Joe (2003)
- 17 An Easter Carol (2004)
- 18 A Snoodle's Tale (2004)
- 19 Sumo of the Opera (2004)
- 20 Duke and the Great Pie War (2005)
- 21 Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush (2005)
- 22 Lord of the Beans (2005)
- 23 Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler (2006)
- 24 LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (2006)
- 25 Gideon: Tuba Warrior (2006)
- 26 Moe and the Big Exit (2007)
- 27 The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007)
- 28 Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue (2008)
- 29 Abe and the Amazing Promise (2009)
- 30 Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella (2009)
- 31 Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving (2009)
- 32 Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't (2010)
- 33 Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart (2010)
- 34 It's a Meaningful Life (2010)
- 35 Twas The Night Before Easter (2011)
- 36 Princess and the Popstar (2011)
- 37 The Little Drummer Boy (2011)
- 38 Robin Good And His Not-So Merry Men (2012)
- 39 The Penniless Princess (2012)
- 40 The League of Incredible Vegetables (2012)
- 41 The Little House That Stood (2013)
- 42 MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle (2013)
- 43 Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas (2013)
- 44 Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier (2014)
- 45 Celery Night Fever (2014)
- 46 Beauty and the Beet (2014)
- 47 Noah's Ark (2015)
- 48 References
Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (1993)
Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber are on the counter-top of a kitchen. A viewer is scared because she sometimes thinks there are monsters in her closet. Larry says he once thought the same thing, but later found out that they were actually his fluffy bunny slippers. Bob then asks her to watch a story about when Junior Asparagus got scared.
In the first segment, Tales from the Crisper, Junior Asparagus watches a late night "Frankencelery" movie before being told by his mother that he needs to go to bed. He asks if he can stay up for a few more minutes, but his mom instinctively sends him to bed and as he walks up the stairs, he looks at the family picture which turns into a scary image (bolts coming out of their necks and gawking evil facial expressions), which frightens him, causing him to run straight into his bedroom. After being scared of the dark and imagining that there are monsters in his room, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber drop in to help him. After some discussion, the pair sing a song (which does not really help him but frightens him even more due to Bob and Larry congregating creepy and ominous figures to pop out of nowhere and into Junior's bedroom) in an effort to comfort Junior about how Junior 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 an actor from Toledo, Ohio. Junior is then convinced that he should not be afraid and everybody celebrates by singing god is bigger. After Bob, Larry and Frankencelery leave, Junior's father comes in to his room and they discuss how God takes care of them and how Junior needs to be more careful about what he watches in the future.
The second segment is the story of Daniel and the Lions' Den, where King Darius (Archibald Asparagus) is in his court with his wisemen (The Scallions). He confides that he is confused by a nightmare and wants help with what it means. The Wisemen concede that they cannot help, but then Daniel (Larry the Cucumber) arrives, and correctly interprets the dream, and is made the King's second-in-command. The Wisemen become envious that they did not become the King's second-in-command and make a plan to trick Daniel into breaking a new law that says that the kingdom may only pray to King Darius. The Wisemen then catch Daniel praying to God and throw him into the Lions' Den and place a boulder over the hole to prevent him from escaping. Daniel tries to not be afraid, but hearing the lions surrounding him and growling, scares him dreadfully. However, an Angel comes down to comfort him, telling him that he is not alone and that God is with him. Daniel feels better and makes peace with the now tamed lions. While the 3 Wisemen celebrate their victory, King Darius spends a night restless, hoping and praying that God is protecting Daniel. The next day, the King and Wisemen find Daniel, alive and well and help him out of the Lions' Den. The King changes the law so that everybody prays only to Daniel's god, and thinks about whose idea it was to make the law so that only he could be prayed to, and remembers it was the Wisemen. Realizing they're in huge trouble, the Wisemen quit their jobs and flee to Egypt with the King and Daniel chasing them.
God Wants Me to Forgive THEM!?! (1994)
Released in October 1994, it features two short stories about forgiveness.
While driving down the road, the family sings a song about their crankiness and meanness, before crashing into a tree stump. Getting out of their vehicle, they spot Junior Asparagus and try and figure out what he is. He is then helped by his dad who explains to the Grapes that it is not nice to pick on people and Junior forgives the Grapes at his dad's urging. Bob and Larry interact with the story and try to figure out how many times one should forgive. Qwerty then shows 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, the Grapes ask for Junior's forgiveness and the "Grapes of Wrath" are renamed "The Grapes of Math". They back their vehicle away from the tree stump and are on their way once again.
The second segment, "Larry's Lagoon", parodies the first episode of the television classic Gilligan's Island. In this story, Larry the Cucumber plays the part of the ship's first mate who crashes and sinks the ship while daydreaming, thus marooning its passengers and crew 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 Tomato, playing the part of the Skipper, realizes the error of their ways and the group forgives Larry for stranding them. Then a Palm Tree named Palmy appears and congratulates everyone for their forgiveness and starts to sing "The Forgiveness Song." The cast is finally able to escape the island on a bamboo helicopter cobbled together overnight by the Professor.
Are You My Neighbor? (1995)
Are You My Neighbor?, subtitled "A Lesson in Loving Your Neighbor", was released in February 1995 on VHS.
Larry lives in Flibber-o-loo, where everybody wears shoes on their heads while Junior Asparagus lives in Jibber-de-Lot where everyone wears pots on their heads. Flibber-o-loo and Jibber-de-Lot fight by throwing pots and shoes at each other.
Larry is attacked by bandits who rob and leave him upside down in a hole. Both the mayor of Flibber-o-loo (Archibald Asparagus) and a Flibbian doctor (Archibald's wife) come upon Larry, and say they are too busy to help.
Soon after, a boy from Jibber-de-Lot comes and helps Larry out of the hole. After seeing the kind act of a supposed enemy from Jibber-de-Lot, the mayor decides that Flibber-o-loo and Jibber-de-Lot should no longer fight. Now, instead of fighting, the two cities are loving and throw flowers and candy to each other.
Junior tells Dad Asparagus that he is not going to invite a new kid, Fernando, to his birthday party because he feels he is weird. Larry & Bob arrive in their small ship to 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 the ship's engineer frantically works to fix the ship's engines, Junior suggests that two oddball crewmen (Jimmy and Jerry Gourd) help save the ship when it is determined that the meteor is in fact a giant popcorn ball. Rocketed into space, the pair eat the meteor before it can collide with the ship. The entire gang celebrates and then sings a song about the importance of friendship despite everyone's differences. Junior, after being returned home by Bob and Larry, tells his Dad that he has reconsidered and will invite Fernando to his party.
Rack, Shack & Benny (1995)
Rack, Shack & Benny was first released in October 1995 on VHS. It covers peer pressure and encourages viewers to stand up for their beliefs.
The story is 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 break ravenously into the chocolate, Shack convinces his friends Rack and Benny that they should not gorge themselves on candy, as their mothers and fathers had taught them better; he gets little argument on this.
When Mr. Nezzer comes out to soak up the appreciation of his employees, he finds them all lying ill… except for three. Rack, Shack, and Benny are rewarded and made Junior Executives (they originally worked in the plant). The following day, Mr. Nezzer calls them into his office and tells them that he has constructed a 90-foot (27 m) high bunny; he believes that if the bunny were a big bunny, then all his workers would love it as much as he. To make matters worse, he also reveals the dreaded "Bunny Song" when Benny does not know the lyrics. He sings it to them, and it is revealed that the lyrics imply that nothing in the world (such as God, church, school, healthy food, family) is more important than the bunny. He intends to force all his employees to bow down before the bunny statue and sing the song; those who refuse will be thrown into the factory's furnace like the "bad bunnies".
Naturally, this causes Rack, Shack, and Benny great concern since they do not agree with the words in the song. When the time comes, everyone bows and sings, minus the three. Mr. Nezzer confronts the trio and demands them to sing the song. They finally do it but instead they sing Junior's childhood nap time song. Mr. Nezzer is touched and says it was wonderfully sung, but it does not change his mind about it so he tells the guards take them away. Meanwhile, Laura Carrot plans their rescue. Mr. Nezzer condemns them to the furnace, but on the brink of their deaths he gives them one more chance to sing the song; still they refuse, explaining that they are taught to stand by what they believe is right.
Mr. Nezzer understands their reasoning but condemns them as "bad bunnies" and sends them down a chute into the furnace. Laura Carrot rushes in and rescues them just in time with her delivery truck. Exasperated, Mr. Nezzer orders the other two guards to pursue. Laura speeds into a tunnel, outmaneuvering both of them and rushes out the other end, hoping to see sunlight. However, they appear back at their entrance instead, and two metal arms grab and capture the truck. Laura's rescue attempts are thwarted. As it prepares to dump the trio into the flames, Laura unplugs the power outlet, and the arms stop in their tracks. As Mr. Nezzer threatens her, the truck breaks loose and the boys fall into the furnace as Mr. Nezzer gloats manically. The electricity dims and a huge beam light shoots straight into the furnace. Mr. Lunt looks inside and notices a fourth person in there who is really shiny and no one is being incinerated. Shocked, Mr. Nezzer tells them to come out. Rack, Shack, and Benny emerge from the furnace unscathed. Mr. Nezzer realizes that it is the Lord God who saved them and he apologizes for his actions. The trio accepts his apology, and when he asks how he can make up for his mistake, Shack suggests that he sing a song about their beliefs. The story ends with one such song about standing up for what you believe in.
Dave and the Giant Pickle (1996)
Dave & the Giant Pickle was released on March 1996 on VHS and issued onto DVD on February 10, 2004.
The story begins in the desert near Jerusalem, where David (Junior Asparagus) and his brothers (Jimmy Gourd, Jerry Gourd, and Tom Grape) are tending a flock of sheep. These sheep tend to tip over a lot which keeps the shepherds busy. Worse, Dave's brothers are constantly picking on him by purposely tipping over their sheep and forcing Dave to pick them up, or making him get them food while he is working. Their father Jesse (Pa Grape) comes with the news that the Philistines are attacking, and that King Saul (Archibald Asparagus) is gathering an army to face the threat. All the brothers run to volunteer, but Dave is stopped by Jesse who tells him that "big people do big things and little people do little things," so Dave must stay and tend the sheep.
At King Saul's camp, the Israelites and the Philistines (portrayed by the French Peas) make a deal to end the war quickly. They agree to have their two greatest fighters face off. The tribe whose champion is victorious shall win the war. As the Philistines are not especially big, King Saul agrees. He faints in fright when his opponents bring out the massive Goliath (the Giant Pickle). The Israelites run away and hide.
No one is willing to fight Goliath. The Israelites stall for forty days. Dave is sent to the camp to deliver some food and is ashamed at the sight of his brothers and the rest of the Israelites hiding and shuddering with fear. Jimmy and Jerry warn Dave about Goliath, but Dave tells King Saul that he will fight Goliath. King Saul is shocked but reluctantly grants his request. Dave goes into battle armed only with stones and a sling, while Goliath dons boxing gloves. The battle is short. Dave slings a stone at Goliath and hits him between the eyes, sending him falling to the ground. The Philistines panic and run away, while the Israelites congratulate Dave for his victory and his faith.
The Toy That Saved Christmas (1996)
The Toy That Saved Christmas was released in October 1996 on VHS.
Grandpa George tells a bedtime story to his granddaughter Annie about Wally P. Nezzer, the owner of a toy company, who is spreading the word via television commercial about 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. After seeing the commercial, the kids of Dinkletown (the town Grandpa George says he used to deliver mail to) begin begging their parents for more toys. Mr. Nezzer explains to his assistant that this is his plan to sell more toys, making more money. As many 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. They happen upon the escaped Louie, who asks the Veggies for help. Bob suggests that they go see Grandpa George who reads the Nativity of Jesus from Luke. In this, George explains to the group that the true meaning of Christmas is not to get, but to give. The kids are heartened by the news, but puzzled by how to tell the rest of the Veggies before Christmas Day.
Bob, Larry, Junior and Louie decide to sneak into Mr. Nezzer's toy factory and use his television studio to broadcast a message of the true meaning of Christmas. Mr. Nezzer discovers the group and decides to get rid of them by tying them to a sled and sending into either one of the selection of tunnels (one of them is taped off and inaccessible since it's bridge is out) when the families of Dinkletown intervene. Laura Carrot shows Mr. Nezzer kindness by giving him a gift and he quickly repents. However, the sled with Bob, Larry, Junior, and Louie is accidentally sent off through the taped off/inaccessible tunnel. Panicking, Mr. Nezzer and several penguin workers get on their own sleds and attempt to save them. Louie is able to divert the sled's course, leaving Mr. Nezzer alone racing toward the broken bridge (which has a fence blocking it off, which he breaks). Louie again springs into action and the penguins and Veggies are able to save Mr. Nezzer just as he is about to fall. The story concludes with everybody in Dinkletown, including Mr. Nezzer, getting together to celebrate a Christmas party.
Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! (1997)
Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! was released on April 11, 1997 on VHS and on DVD on May 18, 2004.
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The episode begins with Percy and his brother Lil Pea seeing what appears to be a comet. Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, who staff an early-warning radar station, alert Larry-Boy of an approaching alien. Larry-Boy begins to search for the alien but gives up after finding nothing. The scene then shifts to Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot having a tea party. Junior decides to take his father's prized "Art Bigoti" bowling plate for his teddy bear, saying that since it is a special bear, it deserves a special plate; but he accidentally breaks the plate. The alien "Fibrillus Minimus" (Fib for short) emerges and convinces Junior to lie to his dad claiming "A little fib couldn't hurt anybody". Junior lies to his dad that Laura broke the plate, but soon discovers that every time he lies his "little fib" grows larger and larger. He and Fib go downtown where Laura, Percy, and Lenny form an angry mob and confront him about his lies. When Junior tells a lie about alien cows coming to earth and destroying the plate, Fib grows to be a 50-foot tall beast who holds Junior prisoner and starts wreaking havoc and destruction in the city.
Larry-Boy is summoned when a red alert disrupts his quality time with Alfred, and is forced to pursue Fib and Junior in his Larry-Mobile as Fib tries to escape by climbing to the top of the watertower. Larry-Boy transforms the Larry-Mobile into the Larry-Plane and flies into the sky. He then ejects above Fib but, however, he is grabbed by Fib, who strangles him until one of his plungers pops out. Larry-Boy is then told by Alfred that the Fib can only be stopped by someone else, especially another person. As the Fib starts to eat his prisoners, Alfred informs Larry-Boy that Junior is the only one who can stop Fib. Junior then admits the truth to his parents (who are watching from below) and as he tells the truth, the Fib shrinks into nothing but air. Junior then apologizes to his parents and everyone else.
Josh and the Big Wall! (1997)
Josh and the Big Wall was released in October 1997 on VHS.
The Israelites, having been held as slaves in Egypt, are liberated by Moses and led to the Promised Land. However, they question God's methods and are banished from Israel for forty years. Upon the completion of their exile, Moses has died, and Joshua (Larry) has become leader of the Israelites. Joshua leads them back to the Promised Land, but the city of Jericho stands in their way. The Israelites are then 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 this 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 a slushy falls off the wall and hits Jimmy on the head, Joshua decides that the Israelites should fall back and regroup.
That night, Joshua meets the commander of the Army of the Lord 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, 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 reports this to his team the next morning, but the rest of the Israelites have ideas of their own. Pa Grape wants to go back to Egypt, and Jimmy and Jerry plan to attack the wall with a giant rocket they just constructed and the Israelites applaud (despite not having hands). Eventually, they agree to try it God's way and proceed to Jericho later that day.
While marching around the walls, the Israelites face more trouble; the city's defenders insult them all the more, turning their taunts into a choreographed musical number, while Joshua and the agitated Israelites try to ignore them. Unfortunately, the taunting turns to a super semi-frozen battle when the Jericho defenders use slushies as their weapons to attack the Israelites, 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, one of the Israelites and the co-narrator, intervenes and convinces them to continue with the plan. He says that God's way always works out in the end.
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. The Jericho peas laugh, but then the walls collapse under them. The Israelites continue their journey towards the Promised Land.
Madame Blueberry (1998)
Madame Blueberry was released in early 1998 on VHS.
Madame Blueberry is rich and lives in a sparsely-decorated treehouse. Though her butlers (portrayed by Bob and Larry) attend to her every whim, they find themselves unable to lift Blueberry's 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 Madame Blueberry's treehouse to promote a new local mega-store (the Stuff-Mart), saying the store has everything Blueberry 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 and 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 Madame Blueberry and her butlers. They, except for one, take carts and attempt to race to the house and stop the deliveries in time. They don't make it in time and the ongoing deliveries cause the back door to open and dump Madame Blueberry's possessions into the lake below. The sudden loss of weight causes the tree to fling the house into the air before it hits the ground in front of the Stuff-Mart where it collapses. 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.
Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed (1999)
Larry-Boy! and the Rumor Weed was released on July 27, 1999.
Percy Pea and Li'l Pea leave a movie theater and are cornered by a shady character (Scallion#3) who asks them for a nickel. Percy refuses, but the Scallion then demands the money he is carrying for milk money. As the "Milk Money Bandit" escapes to the rooftops with his loot, he is cornered by Larry-Boy (Larry the Cucumber), who shakes the stolen money off of the scallion and throws him into Officer Scooter's patrol car. Following this, Larry-Boy is busy reviewing his capture technique with Alfred (Archibald Asparagus) when he accidentally knocks an unfinished plant off the ledge. The plant gets caught on some wires on the way down, where a woman is gossiping on the phone, then falls into the sewers where the gossip brings the plant to life.
The next morning, Alfred is speaking at the school and tells the teacher 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, they encounter a small talking weed. 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 the city and saying that the story about the fact that Alfred is a robot is a rumor. Suiting up as Larry-Boy, he drives into action.
Larry-Boy manages to find a weed and attempts to shred it with a weed whacker, which malfunctions. 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.
King George and the Ducky (2000)
King George and the Ducky was released in 2000.
An Englishman (Scallion #1) goes up a hill and steals all the bananas. Then a Swede (Jerry) goes up another hill and steals all the strawberries. Both men refuse to eat their own fruit without some of the other but are too selfish to lend some to each other. They are stuck.
In the second story, King George (Larry) only cares about rubber ducks. His servant Louis (Bob) 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 duck, he notices a rubber duck which belongs to a poor boy named Thomas (Junior). 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 tub, which cures his war trauma, and then returns his duck.
Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen (2000)
Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen was released on November 14, 2000.
The story opens at a palace in Persia where Haman, the King's right-hand-man (Mr. Lunt), is throwing Queen Vashti out onto the street for insubordination (as she refused to make the king a sandwich at 3 AM). A search is initiated to find a new Queen.
The following day, Esther and her cousin Mordecai (Pa Grape) are talking on the street. Esther is asking for Mordecai's advice, but his questions reveal that Esther knows what to do but that she lacks the courage to do it. He tells her that she should not be afraid to do what is right: to confront Esther's friend who stole an apple. When Haman drives up in a favorite car-wagon 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 to God and the King. Haman then spots Esther and has her taken to the place with the other maidens (though the relationship between Mordecai and Esther is kept secret).
At the palace, King Xerxes (Mr. Nezzer) and Haman audition the girls for a new Queen. When Esther takes the stage and sings, the King is left in awe and the decision is made. However, Esther does not wish to be the Queen. Regardless, she is crowned and ensconced in her new life against her will. One day in the throne room of the Perisan palace, the King is visited by one of the Peaoni brothers (Jean-Claude Pea) who has brought him a large cake. Unannounced visitors are not permitted, but the King allows him to be heard. Peaoni convinces him to come look closely at the cake, while Peaoni's brother (Phillipe Pea) hangs onto a rope, the other end of which supports a grand piano suspended above the cake. Mordecai, who is hiding in a corner to avoid Haman, observes the plot and informs Esther. Esther warns the King in time and the piano crashes harmlessly onto the cake. The King thanks her for saving his life, but she indicates Mordecai, saying that the credit should be his.
The Peaoni Brothers are banished to the Island of Perpetual Tickling for their crimes of attempting to kill the king and for entering the throne room uninvited. Though the King believes he is safe, Haman convinces him that a greater threat awaits. There is a family that cannot be trusted, he claims, and pose an imminent danger to the King. Unaware that Haman is talking about Mordecai, the King unwittingly authorizes an edict to have him and his family banished to the Island of Perpetual Tickling. Mordecai finds the edict posted in the street and visits Esther on her balcony at the palace. He appeals to his cousin to reveal Haman's evil plans to the King, but Esther is afraid as she lacks the courage to confront the King 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 the King, and both times she fails, lamely inviting King 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 the King declares his plan to throw a parade in Mordecai's honor for saving his life, utterly humiliating Haman. On her third attempt, Esther is finally able to muster up the courage to face the King. She reveals that Mordecai is her cousin and that Haman has been plotting to destroy him and his family, which includes her. The King, who respects Mordecai and loves Esther, believes her and banishes Haman to the Island of Perpetual Tickling. Mordecai ends up filling Haman's former position as the King's right-hand-man as Esther saves her people.
Lyle the Kindly Viking (2001)
Lyle the Kindly Viking was released on March 24, 2001.
In an attempt to bring a higher level of class and sophistication to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus requests and receives permission to run the show. The countertop is then modified with a faux fireplace and wing chair (a la Masterpiece Theatre) and Archibald introduces the first segment.
This segment was intended to be a VeggieTales production of the Shakespearean play Hamlet with the help of Phillipe and Jean-Claude, The French Peas. In the story, Omelet, played by 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 Omelet that these 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 young lad 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.
Following this segment is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald intervenes and changes the segment to "Classy Songs with Larry". Opening with a bus stop scene and sung to the tune of "Funiculi Funicula", Larry tells a growing group of bystanders about his "high silk hat" and box of chocolates, while trying to keep his hat from being ruined or his chocolates from melting in the hot sun. Eventually Apollo Gourd comes and sits on Larry's hat and chocolate, much to his dismay.
Finally, Archibald presents what he says is a "long lost musical of Gilbert and Sullivan," provided by The French Peas, entitled Lyle the Kindly Viking. In this segment, the plot 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 recompensation. One day, Lyle's trips are discovered by fellow Vikings Otar and Sven (Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber), who confront him. Lyle convinces them that sharing is a much nicer alternative to pillaging and plundering. The next day, 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 Star of Christmas (2002)
The Star of Christmas was released in Fall 2002.
The episode is set in London in 1882 where it begins with Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps—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 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". Unfortunately, the script is not yet complete, and the premiere is only three days away. Seymour Schwenk (Sullivan's and Gilbert's middle names), 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 it will be a bigger hit and reach more people. He plans to integrate the lights directly into the scenery itself (and, soon, the costumes as well).
However, they still have much work to do; they need to convince the city's premiere talent, Constance Effie Pickering, to star in the lead role, and they need to get a commitment from Prince Calvin Fredrick to attend the premier. While Cavis and his assistant Bob Winston work on Pickering and the Prince, Millward struggles to complete the script. Everything comes together, and Cavis starts feeling confident that their production will be a huge success. The Prince tells Pickering that her pipes are corroded they water can't drain and her toilet exploded, she's flushing in vain. After noticing a flyer for a Christmas pageant planned to debut on the same night at a local church, Cavis goes to investigate. He observes Edmund Gilbert preparing a low-budget children's play, and concludes that it poses no threat to their grand 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. Arthur, a historian, reveals that the Star of Christmas is an ancient relic that has not been seen by the public in 79 years. He rushes off with great excitement to report the news, which promptly makes the front page headline the following morning.
Faced with the prospect of losing their audience (and in particular the Prince) to the pageant, Cavis vows to make their own production greater and flashier. But they cannot compete with the Star of Christmas, and in desperation Cavis and Millward go to the church to steal the Star. They are caught, however, and narrowly escape from the aged "Moyer the Destroyer" 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 amount of lights (a suspected fire hazard all along) ignite the curtains. In minutes the theater goes up in flames and with it the Star of Christmas. As they stand and rue this terrible turn of events, an officer named Dwiglight Howarde arrives with Moyer LaGumtree, and Cavis and Millward are arrested. 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 does not expect fame or wealth in return, that real love makes sacrifices to help others without expectation of personal gain. That kind of love, he says, is extremely rare.
As if on cue, Edmond and his father, Jesse, arrive at the jail to release Cavis and Millward. They have chosen not to press charges for the theft of the Star. Cavis is moved, and he expresses his desire to attend the pageant. But the pageant starts in ten minutes and there is not enough time to get there. Just then Seymour shows up in this rocket car. He entrusts Millward to drive the vehicle and try to get them all to the church on time. It is a harrowing ride fraught with collisions and near-misses, but they do arrive just as the pageant is about to start to crash through a bakery and a bank.
The pageant goes on with the Prince and Miss Pickering and everyone else in attendance. Cavis finally learns that Christmas is not about glitz and grand productions; he understands that it is about a baby in a manger, Jesus, who is the real "Star of Christmas". After the play, Moyer shows up and says that the real Star of Christmas (the object) is actually safe, and that they actually took the Turtle of Damascus, which most people consider 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, Cavis says, smiling warmly, "Merry Christmas Mr. Pincher".
The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! (2003)
The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! was released on May 20, 2003.
Larry decides that he is not playing the theme song and argues with Bob about why. After the argument finishes, Larry takes Bob through a mysterious door to a space of whiteness. Bob wonders where they are; Larry tells him that they are in the future. Bob wonders about the theme song once again, and Larry tells him that there is no theme song in the future. He then puts on a chicken hat and hesitates to take it off until he is convinced to take it off. He then introduces to Bob the "Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment", which has a wheel that spins various Veggies around and the Veggie randomly selected by the wheel is smacked into the performance room and must sing a song. The wheel also has a ball machine connected to it with each ball inside having words on them. Occasionally, two of these balls are displayed as selections. The two robots (from the 3-2-1 Penguins! series) play a role in this episode as the adjudicators, as does Mr. Lunt, who runs the machine. The French Peas Phillipe and Jean-Claude, Pa Grape, Archibald Asparagus, and Junior Asparagus are selected to sing songs.
The French Pea duo starts off the show by singing a song about various things which just so happen to be at the bottom of the sea. Pa Grape is second, singing a song about a wee little man climbing a tree and being asked to come down by another man, who says that he will come over to his house.
The show takes a break as an animated parable, namely "Lunch", plays. The parable depicts a blue man (accompanied by a green dog) going through the shenanigan of trying to get his lunch from a machine by inserting a dollar into it when he finds out it's serve ("Yummy") button is not working. Frustrated, he tries to smack the button enough so it will work, but the machine, though falling backwards at first, falls on him. With barely enough weight-lifting, he lifts the machine, trying to get it back in it is former position, when his "yummy" treat slips out of the deposit area. He tries to get it, but the machine crushes him. 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. The man face-palms over his now-lost treat, and the parable abruptly cuts off with a "the end" text screen.
The show resumes with Archibald Asparagus singing a song about how he is the "very model of a modern major general" who knows everything. Larry, at the last second, steps into the performance room and, with Junior Asparagus and a flower chorus, sings a song about being a sunshine and being happy every day. Pa Grape is once again selected on the wheel and sings a song about spending 15 years on the Erie Canal. Junior Asparagus 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). His last words before resting include those, of course, about resting. 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 saying he would like his job back in the present time since the robots freak him out.
The Ballad of Little Joe (2003)
The Ballad of Little Joe was released in August 2003.
As the story begins we are introduced to the brothers (The French Peas and their brothers) and Little Joe (Larry) (an allusion to "Little Joe" Cartwright) who all live at the "Okie-Dokie Corral" (an parody of the O.K. Corral). Among Larry'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, 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 who have been haunted by dreams. His predictions come true: one is released, and the other, 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; 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, 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 apologizes to Joe for what he has done to him, who explains that what God used from what wrong he did into good and forgives him. The story concludes with the happy reunion.
An Easter Carol (2004)
An Easter Carol was released in 2004.
The local church is having a new window unveiling service the next day on Easter. Ebenezer Nezzer used to come to church with his grandma when he was little, but no longer goes. Reverend Gilbert and his son Edmond agree to pay Ebenezer a visit and invite him to the Easter service. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps are workers in Ebenezer's factory and the two are arguing over who should approach Ebenezer and ask for a day off for Easter. When they ask, Ebenezer goes into a long history of how his grandmother started Easter by making Easter eggs. He recalled that before his grandma died, she told him to tell everyone "Easter means no death". Nezzer misunderstands this, thinking that as long as he makes Easter eggs he will keep his grandma alive forever. When Rev. Gilbert, and Edmond have arrived, Ebenezer explains that he plans to tear down the local church and build an Easterland theme park in its place. When the others protest, Ebenezer gets angry and ejects them all from the factory. Everyone is worried about the demolition of the church but since Nezzer owns the property they are unable to stop him.
That night, Ebenezer falls asleep when he sees a vision of his grandma telling him he has missed the point, and at the stroke of midnight, he will receive a second visitor to help him understand. Meanwhile, Cavis and Millward are trying to break into the factory to steal the Easterland plans despite being on probation for stealing the Star of Christmas in the previous episode. Mr. Nezzer then wakes up from his vision and then intends to stay awake for the visitor. Ebenezer has fallen asleep waiting for the visitor when a clockwork egg suddenly opens and Hope emerges. She wakes Ebenezer and starts showing him Easter past - a church service. We see young Ebenezer and his grandma sitting in the church. Grandma is trying to get Ebenezer to understand the story of Easter but the youngster is mainly focused on selling his eggs and why the egg he received is empty. Next, Hope shows him Easter a year ago, when Ebenezer first started making plastic Easter eggs. He talks to an inventor and when he sings a rhythm song about how the inventor should make him plastic chickens that lay plastic eggs, he (Inventor) agrees, is not paid, but Ebenezer does give him an early free pass to Easterland much to Hope's dismay.
They return to Easter present and visit the Reverend's house they are discussing about the church it is then revealed that Grandma Nezzer paid for all those church windows herself, and that just before she died she commissioned the new window that they were going to reveal tomorrow. Ebenezer is adamant that remaining loyal to his grandma's business and Easterland is the only way to maintain her memory for him. They next find out that little Edmond is very ill and will not survive for another year if nothing changes. Ebenezer is shocked on how Edmond's parents are so calm with such news. Hope then takes Mr. Nezzer back into the church and teaches him the story of Jesus' life mission, his crucifixion, and eventually his resurrection. With a deeper understanding of Easter's eternal significance, Ebenezer finally accepts his grandmother's passing.
Then Hope welcomes Nezzer to 'Easter future'. The church is being demolished, the orphanage is gone, Little Edmond has died, and without the Hope of Easter, the town's once-brave policeman has lost 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 that it is still Easter Present and he still has another chance. Nezzer is able to stop the demolition crew just as they are about to start the church demolition.
Millward suddenly rushes in and shouts that Cavis is trapped in the factory and the chickens are overheating. The entire place is about to explode. Ebenezer rushes back into the factory to save Cavis, and they escape by being catapulted out of one of the factory's windows by one of the machines just when the building explodes. It starts raining Easter eggs across the town from the explosion and Nezzer promises to help young Edmond get the medicine he needs with the money he has left after fixing the orphanage.
A Snoodle's Tale (2004)
A Snoodle's Tale was released on May 18, 2004.
An English gentleman named Mr. Butterbun (Scooter Carrot) and his butler Poole (Larry) are obsessing about 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 did not need to hide in a disguise because he's special just the way God made him.
"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. We 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 she 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's 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.
Sumo of the Opera (2004)
Sumo of the Opera was released in 2004.
The first segment is a silent film short. Three veggies are assigned to deliver a piano to a mansion at the top of a hill. While his fellow workers 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, Larry is the "Italian Scallion", a sumo wrestler who has difficulty taking anything seriously. He succeeds in injuring his sparring partner Po-Ta-To (Henry the Potato 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.
Duke and the Great Pie War (2005)
Duke and the Great Pie War was released on March 8, 2005.
Laura Carrot portrays Miriam, who wonders why people in the 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 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, Larry plays Duke Duke, a knight from the Kingdom of Scone. 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 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. 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.
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush (2005)
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush was released in 2005.
Junior is a young boy who 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, 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 searching for the Golden Carrot Nose of the Indomitable Snowman in the Himalayas. However, after a chain of events, his arch enemy, Professor Rattan, ends up swiping the Golden Carrot Nose and saying, "Finders keepers!" At the children's museum, Minnesota complains about Rattan to his assistant, Martin. Then, a Parkman from New York City arrives to inform Minnesota about a plot to steal Samson's 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. 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, 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 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. Back at the countertop the lessons learned are that sometimes we cannot do anything to change a bully and that God does not want us to try to get even because that just make us bullies too but God wants to love them.
Lord of the Beans (2005)
Lord of the Beans was released in 2005.
Randalf arrives in the shire for Billboy Baggypants' 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 and bequeathing everything he owns, including the bean, to his nephew Toto.
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; the elf, Leg-O-Lamb; the dwarf, Grumpy; and Leg-O-Lamb's brother 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, 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, 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" then bakes cookies 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.
Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler (2006)
Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler was released in 2006.
Knight Don Quixote 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 businesses.
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 and Watson claiming they have their case wrapped up. Sheerluck takes all the credit, upsetting Watson. After leaving, Scooter (As a running gag, his 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 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.
LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (2006)
LarryBoy and the Bad Apple was released February 25, 2006.
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 bars. 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.
Gideon: Tuba Warrior (2006)
Gideon: Tuba Warrior was released in 2006.
The story is narrated by the Captain, 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 some friend of Muller's miraculously comes 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.
Moe and the Big Exit (2007)
Moe and the Big Exit was released in 2007.
Since the events of The Ballad of Little Joe, Joe and his brothers have passed, Dodgeball City has changed, 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 fall to his death. 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, 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 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. However, he has second thoughts and chases after them with his carrot army. Moe lifts his stick in the air and yells "Hi-yo Sliver away" and it starts snowing. The mayor tries running after them, but the snow melts and the mayor and his army are left out in the frying sun and on the hot ground. 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.
The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007)
The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's was released on October 6, 2007.
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.
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 takes. Darby's friends eventually rescue him and publicly humiliate the fake wizard. 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.
Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue (2008)
Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue was released on July 15, 2008.
The story is a retelling of the book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain with Bob the Tomato as "Tomato Sawyer" (Tom Sawyer) and Larry the Cucumber as "Huckleberry Larry" (Huckleberry Finn). Grandpa George appears as narrator "Clark Wayne".
Abe and the Amazing Promise (2009)
Abe and the Amazing Promise was released in 2009.
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.
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella (2009)
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella was released on July 31, 2009.
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.
Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving (2009)
Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving was released in 2009.
The story starts off with Laura's dad's truck breaking down, and the mechanic Gustav will only fix it for double the normal price. Then 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.
Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't (2010)
Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn't was released on February 27, 2010.
Gelato (Larry) is a lonely toy maker and has no children besides three ducklings and a caterpillar named "Cricket" (Khalil). Gelato then gets pistachio wood from his neighbor Parcheesey (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 goes on amazing, but trouble-making adventures before realizing his folly and coming home to Gelato.
Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart (2010)
Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart was released in 2010.
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, 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.
It's a Meaningful Life (2010)
It's a Meaningful Life was released on October 5, 2010.
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 life 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.
Twas The Night Before Easter (2011)
Twas The Night Before Easter was released in 2011.
Its theme is the meaning of Easter.
Princess and the Popstar (2011)
Princess and the Popstar was released in 2011 and is a VeggieTales twist on The Prince and the Pauper. Princess Poppyseed (Laura Carrot) is a farm girl, who yearns for the life of the famous popstar, Vanna Banana (also played by Laura). One day, the two meet and notice how they look very much alike and decide to switch lives in an attempt to live their dreams. The lesson is being who God made you to be.
The Little Drummer Boy (2011)
The Little Drummer Boy was released in 2011 and stars Junior in the character role. The plot and action are taken directly from the 1968 Rankin/Bass stop motion animated Christmas Special of the same name.
Robin Good And His Not-So Merry Men (2012)
Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men was released on March 6, 2012.
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, 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.
The Penniless Princess (2012)
The Penniless Princess was released in 2012.
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.
The League of Incredible Vegetables (2012)
The League of Incredible Vegetables was released in 2012. A problem that is too big for LarryBoy (Larry the Cucumber) to handle arises. 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.
The Little House That Stood (2013)
The Little House That Stood was released in 2013.
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".
MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle (2013)
MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle was released in 2013.
One of two feuding clans plans a big prank. When it goes wrong, MacLarry helps them resolve their differences.
Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas (2013)
Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas was released on October 19, 2013. As Head Elf at the mall, Larry the Cucumber discovers that Mrs. Crespie's house burned down and he's determined to get her a new one by creating a light show that will attract the people from the town. Meanwhile, Phillip Fleagle (Bob the Tomato) and his employee Mr. Lunt only care about creating a spectacular holiday display for "The Mall King's" (Archibald Asparagus) mall. Its theme is the true light of Christmas. The video is narrated by Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame who appears as the mall janitor.
Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier (2014)
Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier was released on March 11, 2014. Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber), First Officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), and the rest of the crew of the USS Applepies are sent to stop the evil space pirate, Luntar the Looter (Mr. Lunt). Its theme is the power of sharing.
Celery Night Fever (2014)
Celery Night Fever was released on August 5, 2014. In the video, a determined young girl (Laura Carrot) sets out to save the city park from being turned into a parking lot by getting her grandfather (Larry the Cucumber) to stage a reunion concert with The Groovy Brothers, the disco band he headlined forty years ago. The problem? None of those guys are talking to each other as they all hold grudges from when the band fell apart. Its theme is forgiveness. Terry Crews guest stars as Bruce Onion, the villain.
Beauty and the Beet (2014)
Beauty and the Beet was released on October 14, 2014. 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. It is the last episode to use the original look for the characters before the new Netflix show VeggieTales in the House was released.
Noah's Ark (2015)
Noah's Ark was released in March 3, 2015. This marks the first episode to incorporate the new image for the characters after the new VeggieTales in the House show was released on Thanksgiving 2014. This episode features the voice talents of Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez.
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