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Characters / VeggieTales

For characters in the movies, see here:

The characters of VeggieTales include:

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    Series Regulars 

Bob the Tomato

Voiced by: Phil Vischer
The main host of the show. Bob is usually portrayed as the straight man to Larry's wild antics.

Larry the Cucumber

Voiced by: Mike Nawrocki
The other host of the show. Larry is the silly one, and is easily one of the more recognizable veggies.

Junior Asparagus

Voiced by: Lisa Vischer (1993 - 2014), Tress MacNeille (2014 - present)
A five-year-old boy who is a frequent protagonist in many of the shows.
  • Audience Surrogate
  • Brutal Honesty: In "The Hairbrush Song," he reacts to Larry's lamenting over his hairbrush by pointing out that Larry doesn't need a hairbrush, since he doesn't have any hair.
  • Berserk Button: Making fun of his "hair", early on at least
  • Cheerful Child: While not without his struggles, he generally is this.
  • Cloudcuckoolander'sMinder: Occasionly to Larry, although he's just as likely to join in his antics
  • Comic-Book Time: He has aged twice in twenty three years
  • Cowardly Lion: He's had two seprate episodes devoted to his dealing with fear
  • The Deuteragonist: He's even filled in for Larry in the opening at least twice
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Leukine
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Bob and Larry
  • Nice Hat: Is usually seen wearing headgear of some sort, the most common being his red and yellow cap. It tends to stay on his head even in situations where it should have fallen off by now.
    • Justified; in "The Grapes of Wrath", he's shown to be embarrassed by his top.
  • Only Sane Man: Has his moments of this. On the VeggieTales CD "The Singing Christmas Tree," he's the only one to realize that the 'tree' is structurally unsound and in danger of collapse.
  • No Indoor Voice: Until around Lyle the Kindly Viking where his voice gets a little bit softer and quieter.
  • Sibling Team: He's shown to have a sister in later episodes

Archibald Asparagus

Voiced by: Phil Vischer
A proper English gentleman who strives to keep the show more serious and educational.

Dad Asparagus

Voiced by: Dan Anderson (1993 - 2011), J. Chris Wall (2012), Rob Paulsen (2014 onwards)
Junior's father, prone to giving fatherly advice.
  • Demoted to Extra: Ever since the mid-2000s he's been appearing a lot less compared to his wife and son. He still appears every now and then but not as much as in the early days.
  • Good Parents: Can be a bit oblivious sometimes, but is always there for Junior if Junior has something he needs to talk about and is generally kind and supportive to him.
  • Happily Married: To Mom Asparagus.
  • Nice Guy: He's very kind and thoughtful, although he can occasionally be careless.
  • Unnamed Parent: Is never given a proper name in any role he has played. Most of the time, he's just Dad Asparagus; in "Larry's Lagoon" he's only ever called "The Professor", and even in The Star of Christmas and An Easter Carol where he plays a reverend, he is called "Reverend Gilbert" but is never actually given a first name.

Mom Asparagus

Voiced by: Gail Freeman (1993), Lisa Vischer (1995 - Present), Jackie Ritz (2002, 2004), Megan Murphy (2006), Keri Pisapia (2011-2012), Tress Mac Neille (2015-present)
Junior's mother.
  • Good Parents: Can be a bit oblivious sometimes, but is generally a loving, supportive mother to Junior.
  • Happily Married: To Dad Asparagus.'
  • Unnamed Parent: Is never given a proper name in any role she has played.

The Scallions

Voiced by: Phil Vischer (Scallion #1), Mike Nawrocki (Scallion #2), Mike Sage (Scallion #3, 1993 - 2003), Brian K. Roberts (Scallion #3, 2006 - Present)
Three scallions who typically play the role of villains.
  • Evil Brit: Their leader.
  • No Name Given: Lampshaded by their leader at one point. He's been around since show one, and they still haven't given him a name.
  • Stealth Pun: They're scallions who play villains - in other words, they're rapSCALLIONS. Funnily enough, they rap in Madam Blueberry.
  • Terrible Trio: In most of their appearances.


Voiced by: Mine Nawrocki
A computer who gives a Bible verse to go with a given episode's lesson.
  • As the Good Book Says: He does this at the end of most episodes.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In Pistachio, which was released in 2010, seventeen years after the show's start, QWERTY got a major upgrade which included a voice chip.

Jimmy & Jerry Gourd

Voiced by: Phil Vischer (Jimmy) & Mike Nawrocki (Jerry)
Two clueless gourds who have quite the appetite.

Pa Grape

Voiced by: Phil Vischer

Mr. Nezzer

Voiced by: Phil Vischer
A businessman, often cast as a villain.
  • The Big Guy
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Frequently plays one.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Almost any time he plays a villain, his character will be redeemed by the end of the episode.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Plays a villain pretty regularly and even has some harsh moments in his non-villainous roles, but the few times you can catch him when he's not acting, such as on one of the Christmas CDs when all the Veggies are just chilling out at Bob's house, Mr. Nezzer seems like a pretty nice fellow.
  • Meaningful Name / Punny Name: His full name is Nebby K. Nezzer. Named after the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar.
  • Put on a Bus: He vanished after the characters were redesigned for VeggieTales in the House.

Mr. Lunt

Voiced by: Phil Vischer
A Hispanic gourd who grew up in New Jersey.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Has shades of this, particularly in the outtakes for Jonah, in which he states that his aunt was apparently a lobster. Even Larry calls him weird.
  • Eyeless Face: Mr. Lunt uses his forehead or the brim of his hat for expression.

Petunia Rhubarb

Voiced by: Cydney Trent (2005 - 2014), Tress MacNeille (2014 onwards)
A rhubarb who plays a love interest to Larry in several episodes.

Laura Carrot

Voiced by: Kristin Blegan (1995 - 2002 & 2005), Jackie Ritz (2004 & 2005), Megan Murphy (2009), Keri Pisapia (2011 - 2013), Gigi Abraham (2014), Tress MacNeille (2014 onwards)


Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

    Less Frequently-Appearing Veggies 


Voiced by: Gail Freeman
A lady asparagus who tends to accompany Archibald.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She appeared in "Larry's Lagoon" and "The Story of Flibber-O-Loo", then disappeared for a while, then reappeared in Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness?!, and then never appeared again.
    • Word of God has confirmed that she made a cameo in Jonah.
  • Official Couple: With Archibald; in "Larry's Lagoon" she's said to be his wife, and all other times she's appeared she's paired off with him.

Ma Grape

Tom Grape

Voiced by: Phil Vischer

Rosie Grape

Voiced by: Bridget Midler
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Just like her mother and older brother, she has not made an appearance in a very long time. Her last on-screen appearance to date was a cameo in 1997's Larry-Boy & the Fib from Outer Space!
    • The audio commentary for Josh and the Big Wall! reveals that she was retired (outside of other merchandising like books & toys) due to Bridget Midler who was an early employee at Big Idea Productions moving away shortly after The Toy That Saved Christmas was completed in 1996.


Voiced by: Phil Vischer

A postman who tells stories a lot.
  • The Cameo: He has a brief appearance in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie as a fisherman.
  • The Storyteller: He is the narrator in both Rack, Shack, and Benny and The Toy that Saved Christmas. The latter uses him telling bedtime stories to his granddaughter Annie as a Framing Device, and he is also tells the story of Christmas to the protagonists in that episode.


Voiced by: Jessica Kaplan (speaking) & Pamela Thomas (singing)
The title character of Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen. After she becomes queen, she learns of a plot against her people and has to do something about it.

     Larry-Boy villains 

Fibrillious Minimus ("Fib")

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Junior lies enough that by the climax, Fib can crush cars by stepping on them and climb onto buildings with ease. Conversely, telling the truth causes him to shrink to death.
  • The Corrupter: Over the course of Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space he convinces Junior to tell lies, and by the time Junior realizes his lies have been powering Fib, it's far too late to stop any damage from being done.
  • Death by Irony: He's powered by lies. The way to defeat him is for the person who lied in the first place to tell the truth.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The climax has Fib trying (and nearly succeeding) to eat Junior and Larry-Boy... alive.
  • Karmic Death: The only one able to defeat him is that kid he's been carrying around for half the episode.
  • Knight of Cerebus/Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Due to being one of the more manipulative villains on the show and for trying to eat Junior and Larry-Boy alive.

The Rumor Weed

Voiced by: Gail Freeman

The Bad Apple

Dr. Freeze

Voiced by: Mark Steele

    Other non-vegetable characters 

Buzzsaw Louie

The eponymous toy of The Toy that Saved Christmas. One day he mysteriously comes to life, realizes he doesn't like the sound of what those around him seem to think Christmas is, and sets out to learn what Christmas really means.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a buzz-saw built into his arm.
  • The Cameo: Can be see in the background in Madame Blueberry, and in a bonus video clip on the DVD for The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything we learn that he's on the list of things Elliot's terrified of.
  • Humble Goal: What drove him to escaping the factory and going off on an adventure? He just wanted to know what Christmas really means.
  • Instant A.I., Just Add Water: The only explanation provided for him coming to life is "Maybe he was wired different! Who knows?"
  • Living Toys: He is a toy who came to life.
  • Mundane Utility: At the end, he initially wants to get rid of his buzz-saw because he thinks it's dangerous...and then he changes his mind and goes into carpentry.
  • My Little Panzer: He's a toy. Marketed to small children. He has a fully-functional buzz-saw built into his arm.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: In a situation where his saw would really come in handy, he doesn't think to use it until Larry accidentally bumps his arm.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Averted later on, but on the original cover of The Toy that Saved Christmas when it was first released, he is so conspicuously absent that the rest of the cast seems to be aware something's missing from the picture.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one seems the least bit perturbed that he is a talking toy. Even the fact that Louie seems designed to resemble a human in a world of talking vegetables goes uncommented on; the only person to note that he's the only one who has arms is Louie himself.


Voiced by: Tim Hodge
A half-caterpillar half-worm who was introduced in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. For tropes pertaining to his role in the film, see here.

Since then he has made several appearances throughout the series.
  • Insistent Terminology: In Pistachio, he takes serious issue with constantly being called a cricket, insisting that he is a caterpillar (well, that is only half true.) At the end of the episode Pistachio sticks up for him.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears: Does this in the Silly Song "Belly Button".


Shows up in An Easter Carol as the "visitor" who is meant to guide Ebeneezer Nezzer to redemption.

Snoodle Doo

The protagonist of the short "A Snoodle's Tale", who after being born into the world decides to try to find out what his purpose in life is.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The other Snoodles are bigger and stronger and better than him at just about everything, and they make fun of him because of it.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He figures that maybe since he has wings, he could be good at flying. It doesn't work. He figures that since he has paint maybe he's good at art. That doesn't work either. And so forth.

The Elders of the Razzberry Forest

Voiced by: Mike Nawrocki (Head Elder)
Wise trees in The Lord of the Beans, whom the Fellowship of the Bean visit to ask what they should do with the Bean.
  • Composite Character: Most obviously, Lord Falaminion Tereglith in particular takes after Treebeard. Less obviously, he also takes after Saruman, of all people.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Lord Falaminion Tereglith is wearing a beautiful necklace and Randalf comments on it. Apparently the ancient tree has an eye for beautiful things. It was given as a bribe by Scaryman.
  • Evil All Along: They're helping Scaryman.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: They sent Toto to the Land of Woe to get ambushed by Scaryman. This wound up leading to Scaryman's defeat by Toto's uncle and Toto deciding to use the Bean to help the people suffering in the Land of Woe.
  • Overly Long Name: Lord Falaminion Tereglith, Son of Therabil Elithimon.
  • Treacherous Advisor: They sent Toto to the Land of Woe so that Scaryman could ambush him while he was alone.
  • When Trees Attack: They don't take making fun of their language very kindly and imprison the Fellowship after Ear-A-Corn laughs at them. When the Fellowship escapes, the trees start throwing fruit at them.
  • Wise Tree: The reason Randalf decides to go and ask them for advice concerning the Bean. Bad idea.

Alternative Title(s): Veggie Tales In The House