History WesternAnimation / VeggieTales

4th May '18 6:00:08 PM easytorememberhandle
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Early videos used the format: Introduction by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber talking about some issue (e.g. [[SiblingRivalry anger at siblings]], materialism, not learning to share, not telling the truth, wouldn't help others, won't be patient or confident, etc.), sometimes prompted by a viewer letter; short story which illustrates the issue; silly {{Intermission}}, usually in the form of "Silly Songs With Larry"; another short story; discussion of [[AnAesop the moral]] and relevant [[Literature/TheBible verse]], the latter provided by QWERTY the computer. Later installments began using one long story with "Silly Songs" at the intermission. Currently, a given video could be either of these formats ''or'' simply be a single long story with no introduction, intermission, or theme song. Usually longer now than the ThemeSong's claim of "half an hour" (which a recent updating of the opening removed).

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The show is an astonishing LongRunner for its genre, with its first installment released [[OlderThanTheyThink 'way back in 1993]] (yes, folks, ''way'' before more mainstream CGI pioneers like ''Series/ReBoot'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''). Early videos used the format: Introduction by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber talking about some issue (e.g. [[SiblingRivalry anger at siblings]], materialism, not learning to share, not telling the truth, wouldn't help others, won't be patient or confident, etc.), sometimes prompted by a viewer letter; short story which illustrates the issue; silly {{Intermission}}, usually in the form of "Silly Songs With Larry"; another short story; discussion of [[AnAesop the moral]] and relevant [[Literature/TheBible verse]], the latter provided by QWERTY the computer. Later installments began using one long story with "Silly Songs" at the intermission. Currently, a given video could be either of these formats ''or'' simply be a single long story with no introduction, intermission, or theme song. Usually longer now than the ThemeSong's claim of "half an hour" (which a recent updating of the opening removed).
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All good things must come to an end, however. The video series ended with ''Noah's Ark'' in 2015, with the Netflix spinoff cancelled in 2017. In spring of 2018, [[ProductionPosse Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki and Kurt Heinikie, all of whom have been with the series since its first episode,]] all independently confirmed that there are no future plans for the series, with or without their involvement. And on what would have been the series' 25th anniversary, to boot.
1st May '18 10:02:32 PM thehtdtedtg
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1st May '18 9:41:26 PM nombretomado
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: Whether this is played straight or averted is rather iffy. The theme song says the show's name an awful lot, addresses the show's demographics ([[BreakingTheFourthWall It's for the kids who like to talk to tomatoes]]), and even states how long an episode is. (Cauliflower, sweet and sour, [[MediumAwareness half an hour]], Veggie Tales) However, it speaks very little of the show's premise, aside from the mention of the lack of the characters' dexterity, a [[OverusedRunningGag common point]] the show makes, and doesn't even speak of the religious aspect, [[IThoughtItMeant confusing]] a lot of first-time viewers.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: Whether this is played straight or averted is rather iffy. The theme song says the show's name an awful lot, addresses the show's demographics ([[BreakingTheFourthWall It's for the kids who like to talk to tomatoes]]), and even states how long an episode is. (Cauliflower, sweet and sour, [[MediumAwareness half an hour]], Veggie Tales) However, it speaks very little of the show's premise, aside from the mention of the lack of the characters' dexterity, a [[OverusedRunningGag common point]] the show makes, and doesn't even speak of the religious aspect, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant confusing]] a lot of first-time viewers.
1st May '18 9:40:51 PM nombretomado
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References and parodies plots from Literature/TheBible, ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' (God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!, [[IThoughtItMeant with literal grapes of wrath]]), ''Series/GilligansIsland (God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!)'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (Are You My Neighbor?), ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (Larry Boy), ''Literature/MadameBovary'' (Madame Blueberry), Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (Lyle the Kindly Viking), ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (Minnesota Cuke), ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' (Omelet), ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (Lord Of the Beans), ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (The Wizard of Ha's), Literature/SherlockHolmes ([[PunnyName Sheerluck Holmes]]), and all kinds of others.

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References and parodies plots from Literature/TheBible, ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' (God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant with literal grapes of wrath]]), ''Series/GilligansIsland (God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!)'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (Are You My Neighbor?), ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (Larry Boy), ''Literature/MadameBovary'' (Madame Blueberry), Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (Lyle the Kindly Viking), ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (Minnesota Cuke), ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' (Omelet), ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (Lord Of the Beans), ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (The Wizard of Ha's), Literature/SherlockHolmes ([[PunnyName Sheerluck Holmes]]), and all kinds of others.
16th Apr '18 6:59:03 PM DrNoPuma
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* PirateSong: The original PiratesWhoDontDoAnything introduce themselves by singing about all the acts of piracy and seamanship they've never done.
21st Mar '18 7:42:12 AM ChristianTropes33
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* The Brazilian Portuguese dub of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode ''The Star of Christmas'' has "dental wax" translated as "creme dental". "Creme dental" actually means "toothpaste", while "cera dentária" means the proper term.
** The German dub even mistranslates the ''lesson on the front cover'' for ''[=LarryBoy=] and the Bad Apple.'' It ended up translating "fighting temptation" as "das Nein sagen", which translates to '''''"saying no."''''' The correct translation would be "kämpfende Versuchung."

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* ** The Brazilian Portuguese dub of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode ''The Star of Christmas'' has "dental wax" translated as "creme dental". "Creme dental" actually means "toothpaste", while "cera dentária" means the proper term.
** *** The German dub even mistranslates the ''lesson on the front cover'' for ''[=LarryBoy=] and the Bad Apple.'' It ended up translating "fighting temptation" as "das Nein sagen", which translates to '''''"saying no."''''' The correct translation would be "kämpfende Versuchung."
21st Mar '18 7:41:41 AM ChristianTropes33
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* The Brazilian Portuguese dub of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode ''The Star of Christmas'' has "dental wax" translated as "creme dental". "Creme dental" actually means "toothpaste", while "cera dentária" means the proper term.
** The German dub even mistranslates the ''lesson on the front cover'' for ''[=LarryBoy=] and the Bad Apple.'' It ended up translating "fighting temptation" as "das Nein sagen", which translates to '''''"saying no."''''' The correct translation would be "kämpfende Versuchung."
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