History Trivia / VeggieTales

18th Feb '17 9:08:30 PM legoking831
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* TroubledProduction: The first video, ''Where's God When I'm S-s-scared?!'', was reportedly a nightmare to make. It began with Phil Vischer animating the entire thing himself, only to hire two more animators on the fly when it was clear he couldn't achieve the level of animation quality he was aiming for alone, leading to the rental of a storefront for extra space, which stretched the already minuscule budget. The project was funded by a Christian mail-order service, with customers ordering the video while it was still in production, meaning that the creators were legally required to finish the project on a stone-set date, lest they be charged with mail fraud.

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The first video, ''Where's God When I'm S-s-scared?!'', was reportedly a nightmare to make. It began with Phil Vischer animating the entire thing himself, only to hire two more animators on the fly when it was clear he couldn't achieve the level of animation quality he was aiming for alone, leading to the rental of a storefront for extra space, which stretched the already minuscule budget. The project was funded by a Christian mail-order service, with customers ordering the video while it was still in production, meaning that the creators were legally required to finish the project on a stone-set date, lest they be charged with mail fraud.fraud.
** ''Rack, Shack, and Benny'', while not nightmarish to the same degree, still reportedly had everyone suffering from exhaustion by the end of it due to the ambitious nature of the episode, and only 10 employees armed with four computers. Many of the original workers still say it was the hardest project they ever took on; it was only natural that the next episode, ''Dave and the Giant Pickle'', was much smaller scale.
** ''The Toy That Saved Christmas'' also had a troubled production, due to being another ambitious episode and having a very set-in-stone deadline (since you can't ship a Christmas special late). Not only did the episode end up ChristmasRushed, the air conditioning broke at the headquarters just in the wake of a heat wave hitting Chicago. Phil Vischer was bed-ridden afterwards for almost two months as well due to bacteria in his heart. This was one of the few cases where the team was unsatisfied with the episode's original end result, and the following year they went back and re-animated a lot of the scenes, creating a second version of the show that was overall much cleaner than the original. [[FanNickname Fans dub the two versions as the "old animation" and the "new animation".]]
18th Feb '17 8:55:48 PM legoking831
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* ViralMarketing: Word of mouth was a huge reason this show boomed in its early years. The series had its roots in Christian bookstores, and as mentioned in Phil Vischer's autobiography, typically there would be a children's section with a TV and a VCR playing a tape in the store on an endless loop; when the series hit stores, the workers would eventually give the show a look and discover themselves enjoying it an unexpected amount, which led to the workers recommending it to families and said families recommending it to everyone they knew. Chances are if you attended a Christian church during the show's height and you were a kid or had kids (or heck, even if you didn't), you couldn't leave without at least one family recommending it to you.
26th Dec '16 9:13:34 PM Az_Tech341
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* RealLifeRelative: Done this very much since the show's run. Junior Asparagus is voiced Phil's wife, Lisa.

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* RealLifeRelative: Done this very much since the show's run. Junior Asparagus is voiced by Phil's wife, Lisa.



** The opening to "Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space", as most of Larry's slang about the internet is somewhat outdated, as the terms were used in the 90's. Not to mentioned, Larry's insult to Bob.

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** The opening to "Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space", as most of Larry's slang about the internet is somewhat outdated, as the terms were used in the 90's. Not to mentioned, mention, Larry's insult to Bob.
13th Dec '16 4:52:16 PM ThomasVeggieDramaFan
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** Early in the show's development, there were also going to be anthropomorphic small kitchen appliances. The promo made to sell the series to networks has Bob mention this fact. Ultimately, the appliances were scrapped, probably because kids wouldn't identify with inorganic objects, or because it was too similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''.

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** Early in the show's development, there were also going to be an anthropomorphic small kitchen appliances. The promo made to sell toaster. However, he was cut from the series due to networks has Bob mention this fact. Ultimately, proving to be difficult to animate using the appliances were scrapped, probably because kids wouldn't identify with inorganic objects, or because it limited early 90's computer technology. However, he can be briefly glimpsed at in [[http://bigfatloser86.deviantart.com/art/RARE-VeggieTales-Magazine-Image-from-1993-522049137 an early ad]] that was too similar placed in several Christian magazines in order to ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''.promote the series.
10th Dec '16 2:30:40 AM SergeantLuke
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* PeripheryDemographic: While the show wears its Christian roots and values on its sleeve, it's charming and funny enough to have a large secular (and otherwise non-Christian) fanbase.

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* PeripheryDemographic: While the show wears its Christian roots and values identity on its sleeve, it's charming and funny enough to have a large secular (and otherwise non-Christian) fanbase.
10th Dec '16 2:29:44 AM SergeantLuke
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* PeripheryDemographic: While the show wears its Christian roots and values on its sleeve, it's charming and funny enough to have a large secular (and otherwise non-Christian) fanbase.
23rd Nov '16 11:08:45 PM Packer
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** Vanna Banana from "Princess and the Popstar", as Hannah Montana already ended by the time the video came out.

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** Vanna Banana from "Princess and the Popstar", as Hannah Montana ''LiveActionTV/HannahMontana'' already ended by the time the video came out.
23rd Nov '16 7:35:31 PM cartoonfan945
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
** The opening to "Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space", as most of Larry's slang about the internet is somewhat outdated, as the terms were used in the 90's. Not to mentioned, Larry's insult to Bob.
** Vanna Banana from "Princess and the Popstar", as Hannah Montana already ended by the time the video came out.
13th Nov '16 4:38:40 PM legoking831
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** When the show aired on qubo, any religious references were cut out. For example, in "Dr. Jiggle and Mr. Slide", "You're special just the way God made ya!" was cut to "You're special!" Sometimes, scenes that weren't religious at all were cut for time constraints. For instance, the line in "Larry-Boy! And the Fib From Outer Space" where LarryBoy says that he is tired, hungry, and he has to go to the bathroom was cut for an odd reason, probably to allow more commercials to run.

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** When the show aired on qubo, NBC and any of its subchannels or blocks (Cozi, Qubo, etc.), any religious references were cut out. For example, in "Dr. Jiggle and Mr. Slide", "You're special just the way God made ya!" was cut to "You're special!" Sometimes, scenes that weren't religious at all were cut for time constraints. For instance, the line in "Larry-Boy! And the Fib From Outer Space" where LarryBoy says that he is tired, hungry, and he has to go to the bathroom was cut for an odd reason, probably to allow more commercials to run.
*** A particularly egregious example of this is in ''The Toy That Saved Christmas''. They cut to the ending straight after Mr. Nezzer's HeelFaceTurn, ''completely leaving out the entire climax!''
6th Nov '16 2:15:03 PM mimitchi33
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: TBN's Smile Of A Child channel loves this show. It's the first show you see when you go on their website, and the specials air often, with the most common one played being "If I Sang A Silly Song".
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