* 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".
* ChannelHop: ''VeggieTales'' has gone through a lot of distributors over the years. While in the Christian market it has always been through Word Entertainment (alternatively known as Everland Entertainment), itís a different story for wider video outlets. The episodes were first released by Lyrick Studios, then ''very briefly'' by their new parent Creator/HitEntertainment before moving to Creator/WarnerHomeVideo for a little longer[[note]]That hop provoked a lawsuit from the two former companies which bankrupted Big Idea Productions.[[/note]] then going from Sony Wonder, Genius Entertainment, Vivendi Entertainment to finally Anderson. Phew.
** The "On TV" version of the show aired its first two seasons on NBC, and its' third season [[note]] which never saw the light of day during its original run because [[ScrewedByTheNetwork qubo decided not to air it]] [[/note]] in syndication six years after leaving qubo.
* CreatorBacklash: In an interview conducted with ''World'' Magazine in 2011, Phil Vischer, who no longer has any control of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' or of ''Big Idea'', said that he now considers the series something of a disappointment due to him using it just to teach basic morals rather than specific Christian beliefs (something he decided to rectify in his new series, ''Jelly Telly'', which he produces through his new company, ''Jellyfish L.L.C.'').
** Though a podcast Phil posted (which no longer exists) says that he still likes working with the show, and knows that it's in good hands with Doug [=TenNapel=] ([[VideoGame/EarthwormJim yes]], [[WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker that]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}} one]]).
** There was another recent podcast where he states that he didn't mind the new designs of the characters, though he does think that Jimmy looks kinda scary with his new teeth.
* CrossDressingVoices: Junior is voiced by Lisa Vischer, Phil Vischer's wife.
* TheDanza: In "Where's God When I'm Scared?", Phil Winklestein was voiced by Phil Vischer.
* DevelopmentHell: The idea to adapt the story of Noah was pitched in 1998 but ditched in favor of what became ''[[WesternAnimation/JonahAVeggieTalesMovie Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie]]'' because "[[NoFlowInCGI the fur would've killed us!]]'. The story was finally tackled for a show released in March 2015 (more than 15 years after the original idea was proposed).
* EditedForSyndication:
** When the show aired on 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!''
** This is also in effect with the Smile of a Child airings.
* FakeBrit: Phil Vischer, Iowa-native and cofounder of Big Idea, does the voice for Archibald Asparagus, Scallion 1, and the [[VocalEvolution increasingly-similar-sounding]] "Silly Songs" narrator.
* IAmNotSpock: Phil Winklestein, the character who played Frankencelery, is often credited by the character he plays instead of his real name.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Aside from short snippets of Archibald, Pa Grape and Mr. Lunt story segments, the NBC version of the show has never been released to DVD, and can only be caught if you have a local station that airs the show in syndication. And even that package does not include that particular version of Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler-it's a version that instead uses the original theme song and is just the titular story of the episode.
* NamesTheSame: [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot This isn't the only early 90s CGI show with a character named Bob...]]
* NoBudget: A running visual gag in the early episodes is that the veggies are throwing the show together with whatever resources they have available. Many of the sets are clearly painted cardboard sitting on the countertop.
* TheOtherDarrin: Mom Asparagus has been voiced by at least five different (possibly six if her appearance in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5qKmOhjs8U Take 38]] as [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Archie's wife]] is counted) people as of 2014 [[note]]In chronological order: Gail Freeman (1993), Lisa Vischer (1997 & 2010 but still does her singing voice), Jackie Ritz (2002 - 2004), Megan Murphy (2006), and Keri Pisapia (2011 onwards)[[/note]].
** There is currently at least one known instance of Bob the Tomato being voiced by someone other than Phil Vischer. He was voiced by [[https://www.facebook.com/john.trauscht/info?collection_token=1541002119%3A2327158227%3A8 John Trauscht]] for one of the live touring shows due to negotiation issues in Phil's contract.
** Starting in 2014, Junior Asparagus has been voiced by TressMacNeille replacing Lisa Vischer whose had the role since his debut in 1993.
** Laura has been voiced by at least six different people since her debut in 1995 [[note]]In chronological order: Kristin Blegen (1995 - 2002, 2005), Jackie Ritz (2004 - 2005), Megan Murphy (2009), Keri Pisapia (2011 - 2013), Gigi Abraham (2014, ''Celery Night Fever'') and TressMacNeille (2014 - present) [[/note]].
** Madame Blueberry has been voiced by five different people since her debut in 1998 [[note]]In chronological order: Megan Moore-Burns (1998), Gail Freeman (1999), Jackie Ritz (2002 - 2009), Megan Murphy (2005 - 2014), and TressMacNeille (2014 - present) [[/note]].
** Similar to Junior, TressMacNeille has been doing the voice of Petunia Rhubarb since 2014 replacing her original voice actress Cydney Trent whose voiced her since her debut in 2005.
** Annie has gone through three different voices since her debut in 1996 due to her two previous voice actors going through puberty.
** Scallion #3 was originally voiced by Mike Sage from 1993 - 2003. Even since 2006, he's now voiced by Brian K. Roberts.
** Some other minor characters have also had different voices over the years.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Larry plays a villainous character in ''King George and the Ducky''.
** In ''Josh and the Big Wall'', Mr. Nezzer gets a cameo as Moses, and in ''Lord of the Beans'', he plays Randalf. In both cases, he is playing a character who is good and wise. Typically the characters he plays lack either goodness (at first), wisdom, or both.
* RealLifeRelative: Done this very much since the show's run. Junior Asparagus is voiced by Phil's wife, Lisa.
** Annie was originally voiced by Phil and Mike's daughters Shelby and Ally. She is currently voiced by Brian Roberts' daughter, Maggie.
* RecycledScript: '''Twas the Night Before Easter'' has the same plot as ''The Star of Christmas''. Protagonist wants to teach the city to love through theater, senses competition, tries to keep making the show more spectacular, gets desperate, and does something wrong. Then their plans all go awry when [[spoiler: the theater burns down.]] Protagonist learns a lesson.
* TalkingToHimself: Creators Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki voice most of the main cast and any minor characters who [[ThoseTwoGuys occur in pairs]].
* TropeNamer: For ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything, introduced through [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWU1CmrJNc a "Silly Song"]] and became popular enough to appear in later releases, including having prominent roles in both feature films.
* 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.
** ''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".]]
* 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 mention, Larry's insult to Bob.
** Vanna Banana from "Princess and the Popstar", as ''LiveActionTV/HannahMontana'' already ended by the time the video came out.
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Examples from shows that have their own recap pages can be found in the trivia section of those pages.
** The whole concept was originally going to be centered around a cast of candy bars, but Phil Vischer saw his wife's point after hearing it: "You know, parents will be mad if you make their kids fall in love with candy bars."
** Early in the show's development, there was also going to be an anthropomorphic toaster. However, he was cut from the series due to proving to be difficult to animate using the limited early 90's computer technology (he may have also been cut due to fears that it would invite comparison to ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''). 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 placed in several Christian magazines in order to promote the series.
** Gaspard the skunk's role in ''Sweetpea Beauty'' was originally written for the porcupine from ''Jonah'' who was to be named Gaspard. However, the skunk became Gaspard after it became too difficult to animate the porcupine due to the model's age[[note]]The porcupine still makes a brief cameo during the song "More Beautiful"[[/note]].
** The qubo version was supposed to have a third season, but plans fell thorough for some reason and the show instead showed re-runs for another year and was removed from qubo during the next season along with ''WesternAnimation/TurboDogs'', ''Series/LambChopsPlayAlong'', ''WesternAnimation/TheodoreTugboat'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins and [=LarryBoy=] Stories''. [[note]]3-2-1 Penguins still aired by itself, but the only change this caused was the removal of the edited versions of the direct-to-video episodes and the "Songs from Cosmic Cafe" special.[[/note]] These episodes did turn up in foreign runs of the show and in syndication.
* TheWikiRule: Has a few of them. The list includes...
** [[http://veggietales.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page VeggieTales Wikia]]
** [[http://veggietalesitsforthekids.wikia.com/wiki/VeggieTales_-_It%27s_For_the_Kids!_Wiki VeggieTales - It's for Kids Wiki]]
** [[http://bigidea.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Idea_Wiki Big Idea Wika]], which is a recently created one, but it also contains info about other shows, such as [[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]], and it's more based after [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Homestar Runner Wiki]].
* WorkingTitle:
** ''Larry-Boy and the League of Superheroes'' became ''The League of Incredible Vegetables''.
** ''[=MacLarry=] and the Barber-barians'' became ''[=MacLarry=] and the Stinky Cheese Battle''.
** ''Miracle at Spring Valley Mall'' became ''Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas''.
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