Saturday, June 22, 2013

"VeggieTales" and "Smile of a Child TV" News!

After "VeggieTales" left "N.B.C.'s Qubo"...

It found it's way to a new channel,"Smile of a Child TV". I watch it on "S.o.a.C. TV" every Saturday at 2:00pm. And now I want to show you some of the stuff "VeggieTales" in doing on "S.o.a.C. TV".

First, I found the show on the website many times.

The "Shows" page: Link
"LarryBoy" is on the "Specials" page: Link
"VeggieTales Specials" are also on the "Specials" page: Link

And also I want to tell you every Saturday in July 2013 will have what I'm saying is a "Big Idea Marathon" where they are showing both "VeggieTales" and "3-2-1 Penguins!" from 2:00am to 1:30pm!!! Cool huh?!? Post in the comments if you will see these marathons.

See you soon!!!


Review: "Are You My Neighbor?"

Hi everyone! Today, I review the third episode of "VeggieTales".

Plot:
On the countertop, Larry the Cucumber is seen wearing a shoe on his head and asks Bob the Tomato why he's wearing it. Bob explains that he got a letter from Latasha Robbins of Savanah, Georgia, and she wants to know what loving your neighbor really means. Bob begins to tell The Story of Flibber-o-loo.
The first story, based on the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan. Larry lives in Flibber-o-loo, where everybody wears a shoe on their heads while Junior Asparagus lives in Jibber-de-Lot where everyone wears a pot on their heads. Flibber-o-loo and Jibber-de-Lot fight by throwing pots and shoes at each other.
Larry goes out with his pet wind-up lobster where bandits (played by the Scallions) steal his milk money and put him upside down in a hole. Although both the Mayor of Flibber-o-loo (played by Archibald Asparagus) and a Flibbian doctor (Archibald's Wife) come upon Larry, they are both "too busy" to help, and explain this through song.
Soon after, a boy from Jibber-de-Lot (Junior Asparagus) comes and helps Larry out of the hole. After seeing the kind act of a supposed enemy from Jibber-de-Lot, the Mayor decides that Flibber-o-loo and Jibber-de-Lot should no longer fight. Now, instead of fighting, the two cities are loving and throw flowers and candy to each other.

After taking a bath, Larry laments his missing hairbrush in song. Pa Grape and Junior Asparagus help in the search before Bob informs Larry he gave the hairbrush to The Peach because "he has hair". The sequence ends with The Peach, also in a towel, thanking Larry for the hairbrush and Larry asking The Peach to take care of it.
The second is a parody of Star Trek and the title is an homage to the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy. After Junior tells Dad Asparagus that he isn't sure about going to invite a new kid named Fernando to his 6th birthday party because Junior thinks that he's weird, Larry & Bob arrive in their small ship to take Junior Asparagus to their ship, the USS Applepies (a parody of the USS Enterprise).
Upon arriving, they discover that the ship is in the path of a giant meteor. While the ship's engineer, Scooter (in a homage to Star Trek's Mr. Scott), frantically works to fix the ship's engines, Junior suggests that two oddball crewmen, the always-hungry Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, help save the ship when it is determined that the meteor is in fact a giant popcorn ball. Rocketed into space via the escape pods, the pair eat the meteor before it can collide with the ship. After Bob & Larry return Junior home, he tells his Dad that he has reconsidered and will invite Fernando to his party.

QWERTY's verse at the end of the show is "Love your neighbor as yourself", Leviticus 19:18. -Wikipedia

When It Came Out and Other Notes:
Are You My Neighbor? is the third episode of the VeggieTales animated series. It was released in February 1995 on VHS and on March 14, 2006 on DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Loving Your Neighbor", it features two short stories that teach viewers that they should love people even if they seem different or strange to them. The title of the third segment is a parody of the film The Gods Must Be Crazy. -Wikipedia

Final Thoughts:
You can see they are doing a better job in animation and they are getting better telling lessons. And has lots of heart and laughs. 8/10.


See You Soon! In our next review we go make chocolate!!!
 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"All The Shows:Volume Two" is Coming!!!

About a couple months ago "Big Idea" made a 10-disc collection called, "All The Shows:Volume One (1993-1999)". And now they are making the part two!!!
  This part will have:"King George and the Ducky", "Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen", "Lyle the Kindly Viking", "The Star of Christmas", "The Ballad of Little Joe", "An Easter Carol", "A Snoodle's Tale", "Sumo of the Opera", "Duke and the Great Pie War" and "Minnesota Cuke and the Search of Samson's Hairbrush".

I hope I can buy it!!! Til' then see you soon!!!

Review: "God Wants Me To Forgive Them?"

Sorry for the lack of posts. To make up for it today, I'm going to review the second episode.

Plot:
 This episode, subtitled "A Lesson in Forgiveness", teaches viewers the importance of forgiving others when they act carelessly or thoughtlessly. The episode opens with Bob the Tomato andLarry the Cucumber on the countertop as usual and Bob remarks that the other day he ran into a boy named "Marco". Marco says that when his little sister does something that makes him upset and then apologizes, his mother says he needs to forgive her. But Marco asks "Why do I have to forgive?" In response, Larry tells a story in a style akin to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. In this segment, Pa Grape makes his VeggieTales debut as the father of family of cranky grapes, The Grapes of Wrath, who seemingly live off name-calling and insults.[1]
While driving down the road, they spot Junior Asparagus playing with his dump truck and begin to try and figure out what he is. He is then helped by his dad who explains to the Grapes that it isn't nice to pick on people and Junior forgives the Grapes at his dad's urging. Because of Junior's unforgiveness, Bob and Larry interact with the story and try to figure out how many times one should forgive. Qwerty then shows Matthew 18:22 "Jesus answered 'I tell you not seven times, but seventy times seven.' [Mt. 18:21-22]. When Rosie figures out the answer to Qwerty's question, the Grapes ask for Junior's forgiveness and the "Grapes of Wrath" are renamed "The Grapes of Math".
This is the first episode that does not have a Silly Song. Instead the Silly Song was replaced with an advertisement starring Scallion #1 for a machine used to predict that God would forgive your sin called "The Forgive-O-Matic." Junior however interrupts the commercial and tries to convince Scallion #1 that he should instead simply ask God for forgiveness. Scallion #1 then tries to re-advertise The Forgive-O-Matic as a julienne fry maker and a Chia model. The commercial closes when Junior turns of the lights and camera telling the Scallion to say "Goodnight Gracie", a reference to the ending line of the Burns and Allen radio and television shows.
The second segment, "Larry's Lagoon", parodies the first episode of the television classic Gilligan's Island. In this story, Larry the Cucumber plays the part of the ship's first mate who crashes and sinks the ship while daydreaming, thus marooning its passengers and crew on a deserted island. Due to this accident, the passengers hold a grudge against Larry despite his apology which causes him to run away. However, Bob the Tomato, playing the part of the Skipper, realizes the error of their ways and the group forgives Larry for stranding them. Then a Palm Tree named Palmy appears and congraulates everyone for their forgiveness and starts to sing "The Forgiveness Song." The cast is finally able to escape the island on a bamboo helicopter cobbled together overnight by the Professor. Then the shows ends with Qwerty giving out another Bible verse that says, "Forgive others, as The Lord forgave you." -Wikipedia

When It Came Out and Other Notes:
"God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!?" is the second episode of the VeggieTales animated series. It is also the second episode to talk about forgiveness. It was released in October 28, 1994 on VHS and on May 18, 2004 on DVD and directed by Phil Vischer. It features two short stories about forgiveness. The first is about a family of cranky grapes that torment Junior Asparagus who needs to forgive them. The second is a parody of Gilligan's Island. Chris Olsen directed the The "Forgive-o-matic" segment of the video. -Wikipedia

Final Thoughts:
Though it might not have quite as good animation as later episodes it has sweet characters and lesson. This one gets a 6/10.