History WesternAnimation / VeggieTales

15th Jul '17 10:07:09 PM katrinahood
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*** This was lampshaded in a ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' trailer, in which Larry and Bob were worried because the penguins did have limbs.



*** This was lampshaded in a '3-2-1 Penguins' trailer, in which Larry and Bob were worried because the penguins did have limbs.
8th Jul '17 10:29:08 AM ChristianTropes33
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* SuckECheeses: Cheese E. Rodent in ''Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler''.
29th Jun '17 6:52:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* AdaptationDistillation: ''The Penniless Princess'' is the [=VeggieTales=] adaptation of ''ALittlePrincess''. It's a pretty faithful adaptation aside from a lot of simplification.

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''The Penniless Princess'' is the [=VeggieTales=] adaptation of ''ALittlePrincess''. It's a pretty faithful adaptation aside from a lot of simplification.



* AlliterativeName: Archibald Asparagus.

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Archibald Asparagus.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: This is played with in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uv8Ej4CEoQ The Song of the Cebu]]''.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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This is played with in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uv8Ej4CEoQ The Song of the Cebu]]''.



* BatmanColdOpen: Used in "Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed".
** Which of course makes sense, given that Larry-Boy is a fairly obvious CaptainErsatz for Batman.

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* BatmanColdOpen: Used in "Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed".
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Weed", which of course makes sense, given that Larry-Boy is a fairly obvious CaptainErsatz for Batman.



** Many of the stories taken from Literature/TheBible are toned down; for example, in the original story of Daniel and the Lion's Den, the king puts the evil advisors and their families to death by tossing them in said den. With lions that went to bed without supper. The [=VeggieTales=] version of it instead ends in a more cartoonish way, with the advisors running off while the king chases after them.

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** Many of the stories taken from Literature/TheBible are toned down; for example, in the original story of Daniel and the Lion's Den, the king puts the evil advisors and their families to death by tossing them in said den. With lions that went to bed without supper. The [=VeggieTales=] ''[=VeggieTales=]'' version of it instead ends in a more cartoonish way, with the advisors running off while the king chases after them.



* BrickJoke: One of the first Silly Songs With Larry, ''The Hairbrush Song'' ended with Bob confessing to Larry that he gave his hairbrush to The Peach, and Larry decides to let him keep it. After the song, The Peach made only a handful of other appearances, and never even got a name. Fast forward to ''Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Sampson's Hairbrush''. When Larry/Minnesota Cuke consults an illustrated Bible manuscript in search of [[McGuffin Samson's Hairbrush]], the character standing in for Samson is The Peach!

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One of the first Silly Songs With Larry, ''The Hairbrush Song'' ended with Bob confessing to Larry that he gave his hairbrush to The Peach, and Larry decides to let him keep it. After the song, The Peach made only a handful of other appearances, and never even got a name. Fast forward to ''Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Sampson's Hairbrush''. When Larry/Minnesota Cuke consults an illustrated Bible manuscript in search of [[McGuffin Samson's Hairbrush]], the character standing in for Samson is The Peach!



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* ChristmasEpisode: Six so far: "The Toy That Saved Christmas", "The Star of Christmas", "Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving", "The Little Drummer Boy", "It's a Meaningful Life," and "Christmas Sing-Along Songs!".

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Six so far: "The Toy That Saved Christmas", "The Star of Christmas", "Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving", "The Little Drummer Boy", "It's a Meaningful Life," and "Christmas Sing-Along Songs!".



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Larry, ''all the time'', especially with regard to Archibald.

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Larry, ''all the time'', especially with regard to Archibald.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen.
** The first two Larry-Boy episodes are noticeably darker in tone than most [=VeggieTales=]. Both feature manipulative villains who trick innocent people into telling lies or spreading rumors. ''The Fib from Outer Space'' has a lot of city destruction and a child's life being in constant danger for about half the episode, and ''The Rumor Weed'' has an entire city turned against an innocent man to the point that they don't care if he dies. And in both of these episodes, the villain dies at the end.

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Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen.
** The first two Larry-Boy episodes are noticeably darker in tone than most [=VeggieTales=].''[=VeggieTales=]''. Both feature manipulative villains who trick innocent people into telling lies or spreading rumors. ''The Fib from Outer Space'' has a lot of city destruction and a child's life being in constant danger for about half the episode, and ''The Rumor Weed'' has an entire city turned against an innocent man to the point that they don't care if he dies. And in both of these episodes, the villain dies at the end.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show definitely took a while to find its niche. The first three episodes used the TwoShorts formula as opposed to the later episodes where one long story is usually used. Larry's voice is also [[VocalEvolution far different]] in the early episodes, using a deep dumb sounding one with a lisp (the lisp did stay for a while, until Mike Nawrocki got tired of it and stopped). ''Where's God When I'm S-Scared?'', being the first episode, shows the most of this -- it is the only one to use title cards for each segment, an actual child reads the letter that opens the episode as opposed to Bob or Larry paraphrasing it, and a female voice narrates the second segment instead of a character from the show (this wouldn't happen again until ''Esther''). ''God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?'' also lacks a Silly Song (using instead a commercial for the "Forgive-o-matic"), as it was originally intended to be a one-off skit and not a recurring thing, until parents complained about it.

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The show definitely took a while to find its niche. The first three episodes used the TwoShorts formula as opposed to the later episodes where one long story is usually used. Larry's voice is also [[VocalEvolution far different]] in the early episodes, using a deep dumb sounding one with a lisp (the lisp did stay for a while, until Mike Nawrocki got tired of it and stopped). ''Where's God When I'm S-Scared?'', being the first episode, shows the most of this -- it is the only one to use title cards for each segment, an actual child reads the letter that opens the episode as opposed to Bob or Larry paraphrasing it, and a female voice narrates the second segment instead of a character from the show (this wouldn't happen again until ''Esther''). ''God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?'' also lacks a Silly Song (using instead a commercial for the "Forgive-o-matic"), as it was originally intended to be a one-off skit and not a recurring thing, until parents complained about it.



* EatTheCamera: By Larry in the silly song "Sippy Cup" while doing a {{Big NO}} when Jimmy Gourd explains why Larry needs a sippy cup.

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By Larry in the silly song "Sippy Cup" while doing a {{Big NO}} when Jimmy Gourd explains why Larry needs a sippy cup.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: ''The Toy that Saved Christmas'' introduces a bunch of penguins. Since then, penguins occasionally have cameos, such as a penguin dressed as a parrot in the Silly Song "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" or as Junior's poor sick penguin in "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps."
** Incidentally, the creators of [=VeggieTales=] also went on to make ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins''

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: ''The Toy that Saved Christmas'' introduces a bunch of penguins. Since then, penguins occasionally have cameos, such as a penguin dressed as a parrot in the Silly Song "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" or as Junior's poor sick penguin in "The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps."
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" Incidentally, the creators of [=VeggieTales=] also went on to make ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins''



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* {{Foreshadowing}}: After Larry, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape successfully host an entire episode (''Gideon: Tuba Warrior'') as The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Pa makes a mock poster with a suggestion to star in [[TheMovie their own pirate movie]]." A year later and guess what happens?

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After Larry, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape successfully host an entire episode (''Gideon: Tuba Warrior'') as The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Pa makes a mock poster with a suggestion to star in [[TheMovie their own pirate movie]]." A year later and guess what happens?



* FreezeFrameBonus: When the characters are looking around the TV studio in ''The Toy That Saved Christmas'', the couch from "I Love My Lips" and the broken vase picture and the steak knives from the Forgive-o-Matic make a very easy-to-miss cameo.

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When the characters are looking around the TV studio in ''The Toy That Saved Christmas'', the couch from "I Love My Lips" and the broken vase picture and the steak knives from the Forgive-o-Matic make a very easy-to-miss cameo.



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* [[CarnivoreConfusion Herbivore Confusion]]: In a world populated by talking vegetables and fruits, there are pies and popcorn balls as food, and apparently "apple choppers". It was [[WordOfGod confirmed in the commentary]] for ''Duke and the Great Pie War'' (and demonstrated in ''Jonah'') that there are non-sentient fruits and vegetables in their world as well.

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* [[CarnivoreConfusion Herbivore Confusion]]: Confusion]]:
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In a world populated by talking vegetables and fruits, there are pies and popcorn balls as food, and apparently "apple choppers". It was [[WordOfGod confirmed in the commentary]] for ''Duke and the Great Pie War'' (and demonstrated in ''Jonah'') that there are non-sentient fruits and vegetables in their world as well.



* InvisibleAnatomy: Averted with feet (the characters move around by hopping), but the characters' lack of hands is constantly {{Lampshaded}}.

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* InvisibleAnatomy: Averted with feet (the characters move around by hopping), but the characters' lack of hands is constantly {{Lampshaded}}.{{Lampshaded}}:



* JesusTaboo: The show's theological consultant forbade them from portraying UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} as a vegetable, which is one reason most of the Bible stories are from the Old Testament. Jesus of course is discussed in many of the segments, so still somewhat {{averted}}.

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The show's theological consultant forbade them from portraying UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} as a vegetable, which is one reason most of the Bible stories are from the Old Testament. Jesus of course is discussed in many of the segments, so still somewhat {{averted}}.



* KarmaHoudini: Typically in [=VeggieTales=], villains either [[HeelFaceTurn have a change of heart]] or are defeated in some way, but there are some exceptions:

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* KarmaHoudini: Typically in [=VeggieTales=], ''[=VeggieTales=]'', villains either [[HeelFaceTurn have a change of heart]] or are defeated in some way, but there are some exceptions:



* NeverSayDie: Averted. Not only are several deadly situations portrayed in the show (such as being thrown into the fiery furnace or sent down a collapsed bridge), the characters don't shy away from mentioning it. ''Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space'' has a particularly harsh aversion that happens just as Larry-Boy is trying to get his Larry Mobile to transform into a plane on the verge of running into a wall:

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Averted. Not only are several deadly situations portrayed in the show (such as being thrown into the fiery furnace or sent down a collapsed bridge), the characters don't shy away from mentioning it. ''Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space'' has a particularly harsh aversion that happens just as Larry-Boy is trying to get his Larry Mobile to transform into a plane on the verge of running into a wall:



* NoFlowInCGI: The whole reason why the series stars vegetables was to deliberately avert this. While other CG cartoons at the time tended to look stiff and choppy, the simple designs of the [=VeggieTales=] characters left the creators free to put a lot more work into making sure they animated fluidly [[note]]This is the main reason Esther suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome; her hair was very expensive and time-consuming to animate and to date her starring role has been her only appearance[[/note]].
* NoFourthWall: The intro and outro segments, some of the Silly Songs, and less frequently the stories themselves.

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* NoFlowInCGI: The whole reason why the series stars vegetables was to deliberately avert this. While other CG cartoons at the time tended to look stiff and choppy, the simple designs of the [=VeggieTales=] ''[=VeggieTales=]'' characters left the creators free to put a lot more work into making sure they animated fluidly [[note]]This is the main reason Esther suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome; her hair was very expensive and time-consuming to animate and to date her starring role has been her only appearance[[/note]].
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The intro and outro segments, some of the Silly Songs, and less frequently the stories themselves.


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* ReligiousAnimals: Variant. They're religious ''vegetables'' (and fruits).
26th Jun '17 9:10:27 PM MisterDrBob2
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** The creators of the show seem to have an affinity for places named "Moose Lake."
14th Jun '17 9:42:18 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: A few of the stories. ''The Wizard of Ha's'' is TheWizardOfOz meets [[Literature/TheBible The Prodigal Son]]. ''Sumo of the Opera'' is GilbertAndSullivan crossed with ''Film/{{Rocky}}''.
28th May '17 1:57:58 PM mimitchi33
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** "Uh, Larry, [[MusicalEpisode you can stop singing now]]."

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** "Uh, Larry, Sven, [[MusicalEpisode you can stop singing now]]."



* CouchGag: In the NBC TV version (which had a theme song completely different from the VHS and DVD versions), Pa Grape makes a different off-topic remark at the end of the theme song in every episode. For instance, in one episode he asks "I wonder if they'll mention me in the song next time?" after changing his hat, where in another he asks when his sweater will be finished, eventually figuring out it probably won't be because of his lack of arms.

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* CouchGag: In the NBC TV version (which had a theme song completely different from the VHS and DVD versions), Pa Grape makes a different off-topic remark at the end of the theme song in every episode. For instance, in one episode "Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space", he asks "I wonder if says "Maybe next time, they'll mention me in the song next time?" song!" after changing his hat, where in another he asks when his sweater will be finished, eventually figuring out it probably won't be because of his lack of arms.


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* CutawayGag: Used in the TV version of ''A Snoodle's Tale'', in which Larry asks Jimmy if he had a dream about a bagel once, which leads to Jimmy mentioning that he once had a dream about an aardvark that sang opera, which cuts to the short "Binky, The Opera Singer".
12th May '17 10:10:41 AM MarauderSky
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What's the best way to teach UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}} values to children? Through [[AnimateInanimateObject semi-anthropomorphized]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot God-loving vegetables]]. [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds Obviously.]] Why vegetables? Well, they're good for you, and what child wouldn't want to munch on versions of their favorite characters? But mostly because they didn't originally have the budget for CGI that could handle complex characters. After all, if you make a green sphere and call it a grape, who's to argue?

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What's the best way to teach UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}} values to children? Through [[AnimateInanimateObject semi-anthropomorphized]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot God-loving vegetables]]. [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds Obviously.]] Why vegetables? Well, they're good for you, and what child wouldn't want to munch on versions of their favorite characters? But mostly because they didn't originally have the budget for CGI that could handle complex characters. After all, if you make a green sphere and call it a grape, pea, who's to argue?
23rd Apr '17 6:53:07 AM finalvortex
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** WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: The USS Apple Pie setting, but especially ''Veggies in Space: The Fennal Frontier''.

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** WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: The USS Apple Pie Applepies setting, but especially ''Veggies in Space: The Fennal Frontier''.
23rd Apr '17 6:52:28 AM finalvortex
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** WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: The S.S. Apple Pie setting, but especially ''Veggies in Space: The Fennal Frontier''.

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** WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: The S.S. USS Apple Pie setting, but especially ''Veggies in Space: The Fennal Frontier''.
23rd Apr '17 6:38:19 AM finalvortex
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** YetAnotherChristmasCarol: ''AnEasterCarol''.

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** YetAnotherChristmasCarol: ''AnEasterCarol''.''An Easter Carol''.
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