YMMV / VeggieTales

  • Acceptable Targets: In the Silly Song "Oh, Santa", Larry bakes three cookies for Santa; however, when a bank robber breaks in Larry decides to give him one out of generosity; the same goes for a Norse Viking. However, he brazenly slams the door in the face of an agent from the IRS. At the end of the song, the agent comes in anyway, asks if Larry has "claimed" the cookie, then takes it anyway.
  • Anvilicious: Of the Delicious variety.
  • Awesome Music:
  • Bizarro Episode: "The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment" has been called one of the weirdest VeggieTales videos yet. Bob and Larry travel to the future, where they learn entertainment will rely entirely on making characters perform songs and jokes related to subjects picked at random. Some might also find the Aesop randomly tacked on ("Even if your day doesn't go as planned, at least God still loves you!"). The episode started out as a compilation of music videos for songs from VeggieTales-themed soundtracks.
  • Broken Base: The new character designs were met with polarizing reception when they were announced in September 2014.
  • Ear Worm: Many of the songs, especially in the "Silly Songs with Larry" section.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Parodied with the Bad Apple.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The George Mueller story. Putting the lives of several orphans in the hands of chance is better than taking money from the government, apparently.
    • However, this was the 18th century, where the government either didn't care or would throw them into the other kind of orphanage or even jail just for being on the street. Mueller himself gladly took donations when they were offered, and passed out yearly budget reports. He just would never ask for anything.
    • According to "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?", you shouldn't call the police if you hear something strange in your house, because God is here to protect you! This can apply if it's a boogeyman that only exists in your imagination, but what if it's a very real threat, like a burglar or a serial killer?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the commentary for "Duke and the Great Pie War", David Pitts asked if they had any apple characters. A year later, an apple character shows up.
  • Periphery Demographic: Who got VeggieTales going in its early years? College students. The show is also enjoyed by many non-Christians.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Ichabeezer.
  • Seasonal Rot: Phil stated in a podcast that he noticed that the post-Jonah episodes aren't as successful (in terms of selling) as the older ones, and speculates it's probally how the media reacts nowasays.
  • Shallow Parody: The show isn't usually guilty of this itself, but VeggieTales has been the target of some very nasty, mean-spirited mockeries which, to the letter, haven't been nearly as clever or funny as their intended target.
    • Though The Simpsons managed to do a rather funny, two-second-long parody of the series by playing its premise totally straight — heck, the line could pretty much be from the real thing:
    Moses: Mighty Yamses, we grow weary of building your food pyramids. Let my pickles go.
    Homer: (watching the video) Mmmmmmmmm, Moses....
  • Special Effects Failure/They Just Didn't Care: Sweetpea Beauty has probably the worst animation of any Veggie video. No lighting whatsoever, props randomly move from one position to another, one character's mouth randomly grows and drops in framerate, and entire backgrounds and textures disappear for no apparent reason.
  • Tear Jerker: The silly song "Pizza Angel" is one of the saddest things in the show. It even ends with Larry, one of the funniest characters on the show crying because the delivery guy ate his pizza.
    Larry: "Pizza Angel, I'm on my knees. You'll live forever in my memories.''
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Larryboy and the Bad Apple actually got two different games for both the PS2 and the GBA. While the GBA game was a pretty good 2D puzzle-platformer, the PS2 game (a 3D platformer), however, was hampered by messy controls, somewhat repetitive gameplay, and wasted potential.
    • Veggietales also has gotten several PC games over the years, such as The Mystery Of Veggie Island (a point-and-click adventure game with Junior as the main character), Minnesota Cuke and the Coconut Apes (a side-scrolling platformer), and Jonah: A Veggietales Game (a Minigame Compilation based on the movie). Most of them, while definitely playable and cleverly written like the show, come off as unremarkable gameplay-wise, however.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In more recent years, VeggieTales has changed its intro (which cuts off a verse of the theme song), its animation studio (the quality seems to have gone down), its logo, QWERTY, the format of the letters (they're now videos from kids), and the DVD cases are no longer green. The DVDs also no longer have those fun little Easter Eggs on them, like they used to...
    • Big Ideas unveiled new redesigns of the characters. The fan base did not approve.
  • Unfortunate Implications: In "Dave and the Giant Pickle", the French Peas calling the Israelites pigs is somewhat racial, considering Hebrews are kosher. Phil later apologized to anyone in the commentary if they're insulted.