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Larry-Boy: The Cartoon Adventures is a cartoon spinoff of the plunger-headed superhero Larry-Boy from VeggieTales.

This series is a alternative continuity from the main episodes, as the series doesn't have any connections to each other aside from the titular character Larry-Boy and some of the characters from VeggieTales.

Sadly, the series did not last due to complaints. Fans and parents at the time complained that it looked cheap and it looked like something similar to The Powerpuff Girls that they can watch on cable television instead, and unlike 3-2-1 Penguins!, it did not get revived. Although, the show did air on NBC's Qubo block in 2006 (of course, in an edited format).

Interestingly the show spawned several picture books and a chapter book series, most of which weren't based on the episodes themselves and several of which feature villains who never appeared again.

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  • Adaptational Badass: Let’s face it. The only villain he took down in the two original cartoons was a Milk Money Bandit. This cartoon had Larry-Boy actually taking down dangerous (if silly) super villains. Later carried over to the main Veggietales series.
  • Angry Eyebrows: Awful Alvin had a group of living angry eyebrows that get attach to the victim who is angry and makes him/her hold on to it forever.
  • Artificial Limbs: The Alchemist has a pair of robotic arms. Greta Von Gruesome has some power gloves.
  • Birthday Episode: The short "Cuke of All Trades" takes place in Larry-Boy's birthday.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Both Alchemist and Mother Pearl's plan is to make Larry-Boy shrink the citizens of Bumblyburg by making him think he's better and puts others down. What they didn't think is what would happen if they actually got shrunk themselves thanks to Larry-Boy as they're in Bumblyburg. You could argue that either the chemical doesn't effect them either because they aren't real citizens or because it can't effect themselves, which even then Mother Pearl shrunk her son after being sprayed.
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  • Color Character: Discussed in "LarryBoy and the Angry Eyebrows", regarding the character "The Scarlet Tomato":
LarryBoy: I'm LarryBoy, from Bumblyburg.
Scarlet Tomato: I'm the Scarlet Tomato, I'm from Puggslyville.
LarryBoy: The..."Scarlet Tomato"? Isn't that redundant?
Scarlet Tomato: What do you mean?
LarryBoy: Well... Scarlet Tomato...Red Tomato. Most tomatoes are red, it's redundant. Now, The Green Hornet, that works, you see, 'cause, well, most hornets aren't green.
Scarlet Tomato: (Beat) ...I am not a hornet.
  • The Door Slams You: This happens to Mother Pearl when she gets arrested in Leggo My Ego!
  • Informed Flaw: Dark Crow's bio states that he sleeps during class, but this never happens in the show.
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: The Super Short cartoon "Fly By Might" only has sound effects, music and the both Larry-Boy and the fly screaming and laughing.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Larry Boy's opponents tend to have actual limbs - see above for Artificial Limbs, and Alvin has root tentacles. Greta in particular might as well have been human.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the theme song, the unknown villain has this when Larry-Boy ties up all his Mooks.
  • Powered Armor: Greta Von Gruesome uses one that resembles a viking opera singer.
  • Produce Pelting: In "The Yodel Napper", LarryBoy, in disguise as a yodeler (despite the fact he can't yodel), gets pelted with produce — and one of the projectiles is actually Bob the Tomato.
    Bob: I don't CARE how bad he is, we do not throw tomatoes in this town!
  • Pride: This was the main subject of "Leggo My Ego", where Larry-Boy's pride after being sprayed by the Alchemist chemical makes him start making start making others feel small, and in a literal sense.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Vicki's name is usually spelled as either "Vicki" or "Vicky".
  • Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Parodied with Larry, he works at a newspaper office...as the janitor, because it was the only job he was actually qualified for. He doesn't actually need the job, he's a millionaire, the only reason he has it is to help "keep his finger on the pulse of Bumblyburg".
  • Utility Belt: Unlike either the main or Netflix series, Larry-Boy's belt has a lot of gadgets he can use.
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