* AcceptableTargets: 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, and the same goes for a Norse Viking. However, he brazenly slams the door in the face of ''an agent from the IRS'', and even gives a knowing smirk to the camera. At the end of the song, the agent comes in anyway, asks if Larry has "claimed" the cookie, then takes it anyway.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In "Madame Blueberry", the scallions play a trio of salesman who offer the titular character an extravagant trip to the "Stuff Mart". Were they a group of [[SnakeOilSalesman sleazy businessmen]] who were trying to turn Madame towards a materialistic lifestyle, or were they simply doing their jobs and promoting their store to the nearby townsfolk?
* {{Anvilicious}}: Of the Delicious variety.
** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Yes, the show is unabashedly {{Anvilicious}}, but that's kind of the point and the show works better for it.
* BizarroEpisode: "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.
* BrokenBase: The [[ArtEvolution new character designs]] were met with polarizing reception when they were announced in September 2014.
* DesignatedHero: Larry-Boy in his first two appearances comes off this way. Although he is supposed to be TheDitz and this is kind of the point, he ultimately doesn't do a whole lot to solve the problems in either episode. In ''The Fib From Outer Space'', he not only fails to find the Fib before he grows out of control entirely (in fact, he actually drives by and greets him and Junior at one point, right after stating that [[HypocriticalHumor he will have no problem tracking down the alien]]), it's not even him that helps solve the problem -- he just happens to be in close proximity to Junior when Alfred yells through his headset that Junior is [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou the only one that can stop the Fib from growing.]] In ''The Rumor Weed'', he does even less; he at least attempts to stop the weed from growing, but still never realizes that the only way it can be stopped is through refusing to spread rumors, so his attempts end up doing nothing at all. Worst of all, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he was the one responsible for creating the villain of the episode]] (albeit unintentionally, but still). Thankfully in ''The Bad Apple'' this got much better; while he still has flaws and the villain still thwarts him to some degree, he actually figures out how to stop her and ''aids'' in doing so too.
* DesignatedVillain: In "The Grapes of Wrath", the eponymous grapes are supposed to be a [[{{Pun}} bunch]] of jerks, but the only ones among them actively causing trouble are [[KidsAreCruel the children, Tom and Rosie Grape]]. Their parents, on the other hand, are shown to be quite a bit saner, especially Ma Grape, who gets on her children's case after Junior Asparagus gets humiliated trying to get back at them for their latest prank. This is pretty much justified considering the story is intended to teach the value of forgiveness[[note]]On a side note, the "70 times 7" thing from Matthew 18:22, a Biblical verse taught in the middle of the story, is taken literally, with the characters trying to figure out what 70 times 7 equaled as Junior tried to find it in himself to forgive them again, which he ends up doing after that multiplication problem is solved[[/note]].
* EarWorm: Many of the songs, especially in the "Silly Songs with Larry" section.
** Plus Billy Joe [=McGuffrey=].
** 'What We Gonna Do?' the VillainSong from 'Daniel And The Lion's Den.' Actually goes pretty far for a ''[=VeggieTales=]'' cartoon; while some of the lyrics are silly (they suggest using Daniel as a table for Scrabble) they also mention beating him up and feeding him to crocodiles. All while being an insanely catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaVc2krA2jo song.]]
** This actually created some problems with the original version of "The Bunny Song" from the "Rack, Shack and Benny" video when Big Idea was deluged with complaints from parents about kids singing lines like "I don't love my mom or my dad, just the bunny" out of context; as a resultm the song was rewritten and redubbed for later releases, and a [[ClipShow Silly Song compilation video]] contained a follow-up song where Mr. Nezzer's lesson appears to have stuck with him.
** The "What Have We Learned" song is very catchy in-universe and out; the only one who doesn't seem to like it is Bob.
*** He admitted that it grew on him as of ''Lord of the Beans'' right after the Sporks stole the record.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4R9JUwQ-8 The Song of the Cebu]], at least until they run out of lyrics.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtHr7gluh08&feature=related Oh, where is my hairbrush? Oh, where is my hairbrush? Oh where-oh-where-oh-where-oh-where-oh-where-oh-where-oh-where-oh-where-oh-wheeeeeeeeeeere is my hairbrush?]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXM2o_Hb9Ls "Keep walking, 'cause you won't tear down our wall! Keep walking, 'cause she isn't gonna fall!"]]
** The Grapes of Wrath's song from the episode of the same name.
** The "Busy" song in "The Story Flibber-O-Loo".
** "That's Not Everything" from "The Princess and the Popstar".
* EvilIsSexy: {{Parodied|Trope}} with the Bad Apple.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Müller George Mueller]] story. Putting the lives of several orphans in the hands of chance is better than taking money from the government, apparently.
*** Granted, this was the 18th century, where the government either didn't care or would throw them into [[OrphanageOfFear 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. [[HonorBeforeReason 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?
* HarsherInHindsight: "Bob" and "Larry" are the names of two molesters in Film/{{Freeway}}.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** 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.
** NBC airing ''[=VeggieTales=]'' at one point, coupled with ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnythingAVeggieTalesMovie'' being released by Creator/{{Universal}}, can be seen as a collective foreshadowing of [=NBCUniversal=] acquiring ''[=VeggieTales=]'' owner Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, taking Big Idea Entertainment with it.
*** ''[=VeggieTales=]'' would later be aired on Cozi TV, another network that [=NBCUniversal=] owned.
** In ''The Pirates Who Don't do anything'', Mr. Lunt's character comes across a pit of what appears to be [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Cheese Curls]] and decides to indulge. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Turns out they're actually sentient]].
** This isn't [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot early 90s CGI show]] with a character named Bob.
*** Plus, Junior looks like young Enzo.
* IdiotPlot: A minor example -- during the opening countertop segment of ''Rack, Shack, and Benny'', when Bob brings up what the topic of the show is (trying to do the right thing), Larry's first reaction is to go straight to Qwerty for help. The only reason they have him do this is because he has an oven mitt on his head (thus he can't see), so of course he doesn't see where he's going and falls into the sink. While Larry is a [[TheDitz Ditz]], this is a course of action that never happens until the closing countertop segment; they specifically made him break away from the usual routine ''just'' to make him fall into the sink.
* MisaimedFandom: A minor example. Because of the show's popularity, it was soon sold in regular video stores like Blockbuster, rather than confined to the Christian bookstores where it was originally intended to be sold, and was enjoyed by plenty of children who weren't devoutly Christian. There were a handful of non-Christian parents who were upset about this, as they felt it was propaganda, though they were few and far-between. Even Phil Vischer had this fear himself when he initially dove into the mass market.
* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeEihNdXxdc Larry's]] BigNo from "[[Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode11SillySingAlong2TheEndOfSilliness The End of Silliness?]]", primarily by way of WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The episodes Phil wrote from the post-''Jonah'' era seem to be the best ones out of the era.
* PainfulRhyme: It wouldn't be surprising if [[NarmCharm this was intentional]] ([[TropesAreNotBad it arguably even adds to the charm of the song]]), but we have this one admittedly creative lyric from "What We Gonna Do" from "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?"
--> "We could use him as a footstool or a table to play '''Scrabble on''' then tie him up and beat him up and throw him out of '''Babylon!'''"
* PeripheryDemographic: Who got ''[=VeggieTales=]'' going in its early years? College students [[note]]To elaborate a bit more on this, Phil Vischer explained it in his autobiography: Christian book stores often had a children's section with a TV in one part of the store. Often, they would take a random tape and play it on the VCR on repeat throughout the day; college students who often worked in the store part-time usually didn't have a whole lot to do, so when they inevitably would pop in a tape for this show, they would find themselves enjoying it way more than they expected. It was one of the many ways word of mouth helped get this show on the map.[[/note]]. The show is also enjoyed by many non-Christians.
* ReplacementScrappy: Ichabeezer.
* SeasonalRot: 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 how it's probably how the media reacts nowadays.
* ShallowParody: The show isn't usually guilty of this itself, but ''[=VeggieTales=]'' has been the target of some rather mean-spirited mockeries.
** Though ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 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....
** ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' sketch is just a pun on the name; other than the accents on the titular angry grapes, it has [[InNameOnly nothing to do with the original whatsoever.]] Bob calls Larry on this, having been expecting to hear the actual story being told.
* SoBadItsGood: In-universe. When Jimmy and Jerry sub in for the beginning of ''King George and the Ducky'', their story is ''The Englishman Who Went up a Hill (and came down with all the bananas)''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRdXgYgqmyE It has to be seen to be believed.]]
* SpecialEffectsFailure: ''Sweetpea Beauty'' has probably the worst animation of any ''[=VeggieTales=]'' video. The lighting is very basic, 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''.
* TearJerker: 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.''
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames:
** ''Larryboy and the Bad Apple'' actually got two different games for both the [=PS2=] and the GBA. While the GBA game was [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames 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, [[SoOkayItsAverage come off as unremarkable gameplay-wise]], however.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** In more recent years, ''[=VeggieTales=]'' has changed its intro (which cuts off a verse of the theme song), its animation studio ([[SpecialEffectsFailure the quality seems to have gone down]]), its logo, QWERTY, the format of the letters (they're now videos from kids), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the DVD cases are no longer green]]. The [=DVDs=] also no longer have those fun little {{Easter Egg}}s on them, [[NostalgiaFilter like they used to...]]
** Big Ideas unveiled new redesigns of the characters. The fan base did not approve.
* UncannyValley: Even cartoonish vegetables aren't exempt from this trope. While the animation was serviceable for early 90's standards, the facial expressions on the characters in the earlier episodes could slightly veer into this at times. This, of course, subsided as the [[ArtEvolution animation became more fluid over time]].
* WereStillRelevantDammit: While the series isn't too bad at parodying stuff, some of their recent work seem to rely too much on recent ongoing trends. These include:
** "Veggies in Space" pandering on Angry Birds and the recent seasons of ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** The Silly Song "Best Friends Forever", which has the characters texting. It doesn't help that the phones used are a keyboard phone and a flip phone, which have both been supplanted by smartphones, leading to jokes that Bob (who has a history of being behind the times) was in charge of the song.
** Vanna Banana from "Princess and the Popstar" being a spoof on ''Series/HannahMontana''.
* TheWoobie: Larry has his moments, particularly in "The End Of Silliness".
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