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Veggie Tales

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I am the Englishman who went up the hill, and came down with all the bananas...
—Makes just as much sense in context

Veggie Tales is a Christian children's television program featuring several anthropomorphic bible-thumpin' salad ingredients who portray Bible stories and Christian-values lessons in a "kid-friendly" manner. Every episode contains songs and ends with a Bible verse, although this was controversially cut when Veggie Tales was aired on NBC.[1] Some, but not all, of the episodes are vaguely based upon Bible stories. Other inspirations include Gilligan's Island, Huckleberry Finn and Robin Hood. Fun stuff. The show is often portrayed as being a nutritious wholesome alternative to mainstream children's television[2][3]

Typical cast[edit]

  • Bob the Tomato
  • Larry the Cucumber, whose off-topic songs can actually be funny[4]
  • Jr. Asparagus
  • Junior's family
  • Some occasionally-villainous peas with French accents
  • Some evil scallions[5]
  • Professor Archibald
  • Two food-obsessed singing gourds (Jimmy and Jerry).
  • PA Grape
  • Mr. Lunt
  • Mr. Nezzer
  • Khalil[6]

Notable episodes[edit]

King George and the Ducky[edit]

  • Bible story: David and Bathsheba
  • What do we get: Admittedly, Bathsheba has been replaced with a rubber duck.

Rack, Shack, and Benny[edit]

  • Bible story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
  • What do we get: Actually, this episode can be taken as a massive anti-corporate screed. The villains of the piece are a corporate executive, and his sadistic henchman. The employees have poor working conditions, poor pay, and are forced to worship an enormous chocolate bunny.

Josh and the Big Wall[edit]

  • Bible story: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho
  • What do we get: The walls of Jericho defended by soldiers with slushees. French soldiers with slushees. That is all.

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