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  • 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.
  • In the Silly Song "Barbara Manatee", Larry plays a closeted Barbara Manatee fan who collects plushies and enjoys singing the songs, while hiding his fandom from Bob, who disapproves. Ten years later, the Brony fandom would gain popularity, with much of the same behavior.
    • The same segment also seems to have similarities to the "waifu" meme that spawned in the early 2000's, in which people are deeply obsessed with certain fictional characters, and also predicted VeggieTales gaining a Periphery Demographic later in its run.
  • NBC airing VeggieTales at one point, coupled with The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie being released by Universal, can be seen as a collective foreshadowing of NBCUniversal acquiring VeggieTales owner DreamWorks Animation, taking Big Idea Entertainment with it.
    • VeggieTales would later be aired on Cozi TV, another network that NBCUniversal owned.
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  • In The Pirates Who Don't do anything, Mr. Lunt's character comes across a pit of what appears to be Cheese Curls and decides to indulge. Turns out they're actually sentient.
  • The episode "Lyle the Kindly Viking" has a segment of the story of "Omelette", based on not being able to find a copy of Hamlet. The musical Something Rotten! would later run with a similar plot point as this, including the name of the play.
  • The VeggieTales Christmas Spectacularnote  features the veggies putting on a live televised presentation of The Toy that Saved Christmas. Naturally, things go wrong, and the veggies are left padding for extra time. Roughly 20 years later, the VeggieTales reboot (The VeggieTales Show) would premiere with an episode with a similar premise (albeit, with less mishaps and a stage performance instead of a live television event.)
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  • In 2001, Lyrick Studios — the company behind Barney & Friends and for a period of time the distributor of VeggieTales product in mass retail — sued Big Idea on behalf of their then-new owner HIT Entertainment for a supposed breach of contract. This was seen as one of the final straws that led Big Idea to bankruptcy in 2003. In the years since then, Universal bought out Big Idea's subsequent owners and acquired the video rights to HIT Entertainment's franchises, meaning both Barney and VeggieTales - the two former rival kid's brands who went to court - have their titles distributed by the same company.
  • In "The Wonderful World of Auto-tainment", Larry insists that theme songs will no longer exist in the future. Many shows from The New '10s onwards have indeed abandoned the idea of a traditional theme song in favor of generally a few notes.
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  • When VeggieTales was first being developed, a candy bar was to be the lead character until the wife of co-creator Phil Vischer persuaded him to use vegetables as she felt that parents wouldn't be happy about their children growing attached to a piece of junk food. Then along comes Veggietales In The House on Netflix, which has a new character named Bacon Bill, who is not a healthy food as far as anyone is concerned.

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