Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review: 'Minnesota Cuke and the Search For Samson's Hairbrush'

Hi everybody! You can stop looking for your hairbrush because it is now time to join Minnesota Cuke in a new adventure.

Plot:
"On the countertop, Bob and Larry both get letters from two different kids. Bob gets a letter from a kid from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Larry gets a letter from a kid from San Antonio, Texas about being bullied and what God says to do about it and start a couple of stories.

In "Bully Trouble", Junior is a young boy who is discouraged when a big bully named Mount Gordon claims the playground as his own and threatens to pound anyone who trespasses. Back in his tree house, Junior starts daydreaming about being very heroic with Gordon always being the antagonist of his dreams. When he declares that he is not afraid, Dad comes and gives him advice on how to overcome his fears.

Later, the kids return to the playground. Gordon appears and threatens to pound Junior every day. But soon, the other kids gain courage to stand up to Gordon as well. Gordon leaves and everyone cheers.

In the Silly Love Song "Pizza Angel," Larry sends out for a pizza, but for some reason, it takes a long time to arrive. Larry sings about missing his pizza in the style of a teen tragedy. Towards the middle of the song, some pea angels appear as backup singers. Finally, Jimmy [Gourd] arrives and tells Larry that he couldn't find his house, so he got hungry and ate his pizza.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Review: 'The Star of Christmas'

Merry Christmas, everybody! For this festival holiday I am reviewing the second VeggieTales Christmas special.
 
Plot:
"The episode is set in London in 1882. It begins with Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps—jingle writers who decide to make their big break into musical theatre. While Millward is content to see their work featured on billboards and in newspapers, Cavis believes they can make a difference in crime-ridden London by staging a grand musical that will move the citizens to greater expressions of love. Their opportunity arises when Millward's Uncle Nezzer grants them the use of his theater on Christmas Eve. They plan the huge production of a new musical called "The Princess and the Plumber". Unfortunately, the script is not yet complete, and the premiere is only three days away.

Seymour Schwenk (Sullivan's and Gilbert's middle names), their friend and an inventor, shows up in an experimental rocket car (a direct reference to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and delivers a box of light bulbs to them. Cavis maintains that if their production is glitzy and bright (electric lights are still a novelty at this time and were first introduced at the Savoy Theatre for Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience) then it will be a bigger hit and reach more people. He plans to integrate the lights directly into the scenery itself (and, soon, the costumes as well).

However, they still have much work to do. They need to convince the city's premiere talent, Constance Effie Pickering, to star in the lead role, and they need to get a commitment from Prince Calvin Fredrick to attend the premier. While Cavis and his assistant Bob Winston work on Pickering and the Prince, Millward struggles to complete the script. Everything comes together, and Cavis starts feeling confident that their production will be a huge success. The Prince tells Pickering that her pipes are corroded they water can't drain and her toilet exploded, she's flushing in vain.

After noticing a flyer for a Christmas pageant planned to debut on the same night at a local church, Cavis goes to investigate. He observes Edmund Gilbert preparing a low-budget children's play, and concludes that it poses no threat to their grand production. However, the pageant intends to feature an object called the "Star of Christmas". Wondering aloud about this as he leaves the church, Cavis is overheard by Arthur McHollingshead. Arthur, a historian, reveals that the Star of Christmas is an ancient relic that has not been seen by the public in 79 years. He rushes off with great excitement to report the news, which promptly makes the front page headline the following morning.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New 'VT in the House' Episodes Coming!

Hi everybody! On the VeggieTales Facebook page, most what you would find is comments saying they hate or love the new veggies.

But now, on that Facebook page they have confirmed that the next set of episodes will be released January 30th. Most likely it will be is it will be ten 11-minute episodes like we got last time. But their might be a chance that their will be a couple 30-minute specials. The VeggieTales crew are calling this news a Christmas gift to all of their fans.

So be sure to check here for news on the new episodes. Also, stay tuned tomorrow for a Christmas review on The Star of Christmas. See you soon!

Review: 'Duke and the Great Pie War'

Hi everybody! With Christmas coming tomorrow why not talk about one of the best parts of the holiday, family, as seen in Duke and the Great Pie War.

Plot:
"Opening on the counter-top, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber introduce the show with a letter, from Cody Gordan of Evergreen, Colorado who is having difficulty coming to terms with the introduction of a younger sibling. Larry answers by telling her about the stories he was told by his mother when he became an older brother as the video segues into the first segment.

In "Babysitter in De-Nile", Laura Carrot portrays Miriam, who wonders why people in the village refuse to acknowledge that her new baby brother Moses is a boy. She is forced to look after the baby because her parents and elder brother Aaron are working in the brickyards. She finds babysitting tougher than she thought and complains about her plight. But when Aaron is almost run down by a chariot, she learns the value of family. Once she learns that the Egyptians are taking away all the Hebrew baby boys, Miriam decides to hide Baby Moses in the Nile River. After he is plucked out of the river by Pharaoh's daughter (Miss Achmetha), Miriam offers to have her family care for the new prince.

In the Silly Song, "The Blues with Larry", Larry tries to sing the blues (with Blind Lemon Lincoln accompanying on guitar and harmonica). However, Larry is just too happy to sing the blues despite tips from Blind Lemon, who eventually leaves in disgust.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

In House Recaps: 'Puppies & Guppies'

Hi everybody! VeggieTales in the House has been around for a while and I will say it is time to look at the series by looking at all the episodes. Starting with the first episode Puppies & Guppies.

-I should probably give my thoughts of the theme song out of the way now. I think it is pretty good. It is not as good as the DVD series' theme song, but I can tell they were trying.

-The title card for these episodes are also pretty nicely made as well, it makes me want to see a traditionally animated episode of this show.

-I should tell you that I am a fan of both Rob Paulsen and Tress Macneille and it is nice to see them play voices in this show.

-I also think it is kind of funny that the dogs in this universe are olives, originally as you probably know, I thought it was a sweet pea. But you got to admit they did look like sweet peas.

-Now I want to talk about the character designs, I will talk about them as they appear. First off, Larry and Bob don't really look that bad, there isn't even that much of a difference between the old and new designs. Petunia isn't that bad and I like her new hairdo a lot. Then there is Laura, who isn't that great but I can tell what they were going with her.

-Also, if you are wondering about my thoughts on replacing Mr. Nezzer, I think it just fine. I will miss what Phil did, but at least it is now Rob Paulsen.

-Madame Blueberry and her new design appears briefly, so let's talk about it. I think it is just the right mix between the classic design but adding what the new designs have.

-Pa Grape first appears as well. I think it is a bit too much by adding eyes and taking off his mouth, but I think it okay as long as they go this extreme with any other characters.

-Am I the only one who thinks it is weird that they draw human dogs instead of veggie dogs?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: 'Sumo of the Opera'

 
Hi everybody! Sorry that I wasn't that active on this blog, I'll try to make it up in the last days of the month and I have something planned for Christmas! Anyways, with that out of the way here is my review of Sumo of the Opera!
 
Plot:
"The opening countertop sequence finds Bob the Tomato alone with a cucumber sock puppet named Lutfi (played/voiced by Khalil). Larry the Cucumber, we learn, is on his way to do charity work but is having trouble getting there. Bob and Lutfi need to convince him via telephone to persevere rather than giving up and coming home.

The first segment, "Going Up!", is a silent film short based on Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges. Three Stooge-like veggies are assigned to deliver a piano to a mansion at the top of a hill. While his fellow workers give up on the seemingly impossible task, Larry perseveres and is rewarded for his eventual success.
The Silly Song follows, a "Schoolhouse Polka" reminiscent of the Schoolhouse Rock! series of educational shorts. Larry plays the accordion and sings a song about homophones.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

'VeggieTales in the House' is on Netflix NOW! + New Post Series

Hi everybody! The first ten 11-minute episodes are out now! Here are the list of episodes!
  1. Puppies & Guppies / Sorry We're Closed Today
  2. Bob & the Awesome Frosting Mustache / Bob and Larry: Gettin' Angry
  3. Bob's Bad Breath / Trading Places
  4. Jimmy & Jerry Are Rich / Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot
  5. Laura at Bat / Pie Fight!
Also, I am going to do a new post series on this blog about the show called In House Recaps! These will act like the breakdown on the trailer that was released. So stay tuned for the first recap on Puppies & Guppies! Also, I said recently that Rob Paulsen was Mr. Nezzer, but that isn't true the character is actually a new character called Ichabezzer who I don't if he is related or not. Also, his dog is actually an olive! Anyways, here is the link to watch the episodes: Click here! And I'll see you soon!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review: 'A Snoodle's Tale'

 
Hi everybody! Are you ready to jiggle? Are you ready to eat pancakes with noodles? Then, let's review A Snoodle's Tale!

Plot:
"Bob the Tomato is eagerly awaiting Larry the Cucumber's return from "Danish Immersion Camp" (as mentioned in the "Ballad of Little Joe") as the episode begins. But when Larry shows up, he informs Bob that he never really went there, ending up instead at "Overdone British Literary Adaptations Camp". Bob is dismayed because Larry's knowledge of Danish was critical to the scheduled show intended to address a viewer's question about self-worth. Larry comes up with an alternate plan though, one based on his experience at the Camp he did attend. The result is a parody of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

In "The Strange Case of Dr. Jiggle and Mr. Sly", we first encounter an English gentleman named Mr. Butterbun (Scooter Carrot) and his butler Poole (Larry). Butterbun is obsessing about a flashy disco dancer who appears on the street at night with a boom box to perform. The neighbors, including Poole, seem to enjoy his performances, but Butterbun is deeply suspicious. When the dancer disappears into the home of Dr. Jiggle (Jimmy Gourd), he insists that they warn the doctor. Dr. Jiggle also admits to being impressed by the Mr. Sly's fantastic moves, and confesses a desire to be a dancer himself. Unfortunately for him, his portly stature makes this impossible with his jiggly belly being a target for ridicule. When Butterbun requests an audience with Mr. Sly, Dr. Jiggle becomes frantic and quickly shows his guests the doorstep.

Butterbun is determined to find out who Mr. Sly really is and why he keeps disappearing into Dr. Jiggle's house. He enlists Poole to set a trap for him, to detain him while he dances and remove his disguise; but this plan fails when Poole instead gets caught up in the dance. The following night, Jiggle didn't need to hide in a disguise because he's special just the way God made him.
The Silly Song "Sport Utility Vehicle" follows, in which Larry and Miss Akmetha sing in admiration of each other's vehicles. Although they lead sedentary and mundane lives, they dream of one day having the opportunity to perform daring rescues (or even just go camping) in their SUV's.

In the main feature, "A Snoodle's Tale," Bob narrates the story of a whimsical little creature known as a Snoodle. The Snoodles live in Snoodleburg, a town which features prominently a large clock tower in the center. Every fourth Tuesday, it spits out a new Snoodle which slides down a chute to join the Snoodle society. We then witness the birth of one such creature named Snoodle Doo. He is born without any knowledge of his talents or abilities, but has on his back a backpack which contains paints, a paintbrush, and a kazoo. He also discovers he has wings. Attempting to figure out his purpose in life, he tries to utilize these gifts: first flying and then painting. But his attempts are met with ridicule by the older, more experienced Snoodles. Making matters worse, they paint him pictures of his failures and stuff them into his backpack. The weight of these pictures (and figuratively their ridicule) drag him down, making him feel worthless.

He decides to leave Snoodleburg and, observing the finches flying freely over Mt. Ginches, decides that he too will go there. After an arduous climb she eventually reaches the peak. There he meets a Stranger, the Creator of the Snoodles (which is a representation of God himself), who lives in a cave high above the clouds. The Stranger asks the Snoodle why he is so dejected, and the Snoodle explains that it's because he is no good at anything. The Stranger invites him in for tea and throws the hurtful pictures into the fire, assuring him that they look nothing like him. The Creator then draws him a new picture, one that shows him confident and proud, which encourages Snoodle Doo to not just fly, but to soar. Snoodle Doo's own picture, the one ridiculed by his elders, is then hung by the Stranger on his fridge. The story ends as the young Snoodle flies back to Snoodleburg and tells of his journey to the others." -Wikipedia
 
Other Notes:
A Snoodle's Tale is the 22nd episode in the VeggieTales animated series and :released on May 5, 2004. Subtitled "A Lesson in Self Worth", the episode focuses on teaching viewers that they are special in God's eyes, that they don't need to have extraordinary talents or resort to gimmicks to be worthy individuals.

The episode contains two main features. The first is a parody of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The second is the story of a small whimsical creature called a Snoodle who is suffering through a crisis of self-esteem. The narration is done in the style of Dr. Seuss, deftly capturing his iconic cadence, rhyme schemes, nonsense phraseology, and fanciful sense of place with the overall theme closely following the story of the Wemmick "Punchinello" in Max Lucado's book You Are Special!.

This episode was the first to be animated by Starz (at the time known as Dan Krech Productions)." -Wikipedia

Saturday, November 22, 2014

In the House Countdown: Week #3

Hi everybody! Sorry that this week's recap is late, but now its time! And we now have five clips that I hope you enjoy. Here we go!
Photo: Movin' on up! We're only one week away from the #Netflix release of #VeggieTales #InTheHouse!
NEWS STORIES:
  • The first clip shows Bob winning a pie award and Madame being in second place and feeling blue. Watch it here.
  • The next clip shows Larry being s very stinky. Watch it here.
  • The next clip shows Bob and Madame Blueberry learning a lesson and we also get a first look at the new voice of Mr. Nezzer, Rob Paulsen! Watch it here.
  • The next clip shows a song duet by Larry and Bob about their friendship. Watch it here.
  • The final clip shows another song about never being stinky again. Watch it here.
Which of these news stories do you like the best?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review: 'The Ballad of Little Joe'

Hi everybody! Time to go to the wild west and have a rootin' tootin' adventure!

Plot:
"In the opening countertop segment, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber argue about how best to convey "a lesson in facing hardship". Bob insists that a Bible story would be best while Larry stands by a promise that the Veggies do a Western. A compromise is reached: the resulting story, "The Ballad of Little Joe", is a Western-style Bible story.

The story follows the Biblical account of Joseph and his multi-colored coat from the Book of Genesis. As the story begins we are introduced to the brothers (Jean Claude & Phillipe and their brothers) and Little Joe (Larry) (an obvious allusion to "Little Joe" Cartwright) who all live at the "Okie-Dokie Corral" (an obvious parody of the O.K. Corral). Among Larry's unique skills are the abilities to solve problems, organize resources, and interpret dreams. We soon learn that it is Little Joe's birthday, and the brothers' father (Pa Grape) lavishes attention and gifts upon him.When Joe foretells a time when his brothers will bow down before him, their jealousy turns to spite, and they decide to sell him into slavery to The Scallions. He ends up working at a saloon for Mr. McPotipher (Scooter), and his unique skills quickly make him an invaluable employee. Also working at the saloon is Miss Kitty (Madame Blueberry) who entertains the patrons from the stage. She also becomes jealous of Joe when he is named Employee of the Month in her place. She frames him and he is imprisoned for the theft of gold, a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In The House Countdown: Week #2

Hi everybody! In two weeks comes the new VeggieTales show, VeggieTales In The House, will be released. The show will discover what the veggies do when they are not telling stories and rather tell what they do in their daily life. And we are counting down until the release of the new Netflix show with a look at the news that is getting released. And now Week #2!
Photo: Get your party hats on! We're just TWO weeks away from the Netflix release of #InTheHouse! #VeggieTales
NEWS STORIES:
 
Well those are some cool news stories! And you can check out VeggieTales In The House on Netflix starting November 26th. And until next week, see you soon!
 
What is your favorite piece of this week's news?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Review: 'Lyle, the Kindly Viking'

Hi everybody! VeggieTales has always had great music that even I like to hum couple times. But how about an entire musical?

Plot:
"In an attempt to bring a higher level of class and sophistication to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus requests and receives permission to run the show. The countertop is then modified with a faux fireplace and wing chair (a la Masterpiece Theatre) and Archibald introduces the first segment.

This segment was intended to be a VeggieTales production of the Shakespearean play Hamlet with the help of Phillipe and Jean-Claude, The French Peas. In the story, Omelet, played by Jimmy Gourd, is a prince of a kingdom in Denmark who desires some eggs "cooked light and fluffy" to eat. A baker brings them to him and informs Omelet that these are the last eggs in the kingdom. Regardless, Omelet feels happy about eating the eggs until Ophelia (played by a cross-dressing Mr. Lunt, who remarks "I think we're gonna get letters about this.") asks him to instead share the eggs with the kingdom. However Omelet selfishly refuses. Later, Omelet joins a game of Battleship with young lad and is encouraged by him to share the eggs. As Omelet announces his plan to share, he learns that the town has plenty of eggs (they were being used for ping-pong balls) and has light-and-fluffy eggs, or "omelettes", cooked for everybody. Larry and Junior in the audience are bewildered by the antiquated English.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In The House Countdown: Week #1

Hi everyone! Time for a countdown to VeggieTales in the House! This countdown will discuss any news about the show in one big roundup. Anyways, here's this week's roundup!
Photo: We’re counting down the days! Our new #VeggieTales series #InTheHouse is coming to Netflix Nov. 26! Don’t miss it
  • First, Facebook might not be the place where people are reacting the nicest, but it is the place to find this special clip. Check it out here.
  • Next, VeggieTales continues to sponsor Operation Christmas Child, but this time with the new design.  Check that out here.
  • Next, GodTube added two new VeggieTales in the House sneak peeks, this one is a interview with the creators of VeggieTales. Check that out here.
  • Finally, the other GodTube sneak peek is a clip of one of the episodes which includes Bob having a problem with facial hair. Check that out here.
That was this week's news roundup! Tune in on November 12th for the next countdown post. Maybe I'll even do a opinion piece. Until then, see you soon!
 
What is your favorite piece of this week's news?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: 'Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen'

Hi everyone! Time for a review on quite possibly in my opinion the closest Big Idea got to a movie quality before they made Jonah.

Plot:
"The story opens at a palace in Persia where Haman, the King's right-hand-man (Mr. Lunt), is throwing Queen Vashti out onto the street for insubordination (as she refused to make the king a sandwich at 3 AM). A search is initiated to find a new Queen.
The following day, Esther and her cousin Mordecai (Pa Grape) are talking on the street. Esther is asking for Mordecai's advice, but his questions reveal that Esther knows what to do but that she lacks the courage to do it. He tells her that she should not be afraid to do what is right: to confront Esther's friend who stole an apple. When Haman drives up in a favorite car-wagon to collect the eligible maidens, he spots Mordecai and orders him to bow in his presence, but Mordecai refuses as he bows down to no one except to God and the King. Haman then spots Esther and has her taken to the place with the other maidens (though the relationship between Mordecai and Esther is kept secret).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review: 'King George and the Ducky'

Hi everybody! Time for a bath, but first my King George and the Ducky review!

Plot:
"The episode opens with Jimmy and Jerry Gourd looking like Bob and Larry, who both are trying to host the show but aren't doing a convincing job of it. When the real Bob and Larry arrive, Jimmy and Jerry explain that they figured that Bob and Larry could use a break, and they've been wanted to host a show ever since Dave and the Giant Pickle. Bob argues that he just had a break, but humors the gourds and lets them tell a short story they wrote called "The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill (And Came Down With All The Bananas)".

In this "story", an Englishman (Scallion #1) goes up a hill and steals all the bananas which he doesn't eat or share. Then a Swede (Jerry) goes up another hill and steals all the strawberries. As both men refuse to eat their own fruit without some of the other to go with it, but are both too selfish to lend some to each other, they are stuck hoarding their respective piles from one another indefinitely, and the story ends with Jean Claude (the higher-voiced of the French Peas), who has been interjecting the story from off-screen with cries of "you're so selfish!", pointing out that they are "not very bright".

The story ends there and Jimmy tries to get a verse from QWERTY, but he's been switched off. Jerry substitutes a crudely written "Don't be selfish" message in its place, but Bob finally cuts in and tells the gourds to let him tell a real story, that of King George and the Ducky.

In this story, King George (Larry) only cares about rubber ducks. His servant Louis (Bob) tries to tell him the kingdom is in the middle of the Great Pie War though George doesn't care. To him, the most important person in the world is himself. As George proclaims his love for himself and his rubber duck, he notices a rubber duck which belongs to a poor boy named Thomas (Junior). Jealous, King George tells Louis to get him the duck, but Louis refuses.

At this point, Cedric the General (Scallion #) says that they need more men on the battlefield. Seeing his opportunity, George announces that Thomas wants to help and tells Cedric to put Thomas on the front line of the battle alone. With Thomas out of the way, George tells Louis to meet him at Thomas's house so they can take the duck.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: 'Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed'

Hi everybody! It's time to return to the world of Larry-Boy with Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed!

Plot:
"The episode begins immediately with Percy Pea and Li'l Pea leaving the movie theater. As they pause to think about what had happened the last time they were there, they are cornered by a shady character (Scallion #3) who asks them for a nickel. Percy refuses, but the Scallion then demands the money he is carrying for milk money. As the "Milk Money Bandit" escapes to the rooftops with his loot, he is cornered by Larry-Boy (Larry the Cucumber), who shakes the stolen money off of the scallion and throws him into Officer Scooter's patrol car.

Following this, Larry-Boy is busy reviewing his capture technique with Alfred (Archibald Asparagus) when he accidentally knocks an unfinished plant off the ledge. The pot falls and breaks on the sidewalk while the plant gets caught on some electrical telephone wires on the way down, where a nearby woman is busy gossiping on the phone on the 2nd floor of the apartment building, electriflying it, and then falls into the sewers where the strange combination of electricity and gossip brings the plant to life.

The next morning, Alfred is speaking at Veggie Valley Elementary. As his story comes to a close, he tells the teacher that he needs to go home and "recharge his batteries." Not quite understanding the figure of speech, students Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot come to the false conclusion that Alfred is a robot. As they are walking home, they run into a small talking weed who overhears the two children and talks them into sharing their secret with her. Similar weeds then begin to appear throughout Bumblyburg, spreading the rumor and twisting the faulty assumptions of the citizens into fear of Alfred.

At Larry Manor, Larry and Alfred are tending to the garden when Alfred heads inside to answer the phone. Another Rumor Weed appears and tries to spread the word about Alfred, but Larry doesn't let it get a word in edgewise. Alfred then calls Larry in to answer the phone: Mayor Blueberry (Madame Blueberry) informs him that strange weeds are growing all over the city and saying strange things about Alfred. Suiting up as Larry-Boy, the hero drives into action.

Larry-Boy manages to find a Rumor Weed and attempts to prune it, but weed-whackers and shears have no effect. Alfred then tells him to scan the weed by putting his plunger-ear by it, which only serves to get Larry-Boy thrown away by the seemingly-tiny weed's strength. Back at the Larry-Cave, Alfred reports his findings and reveals that all the weeds are connected through a vast root system leading to a giant "Mother Weed" deep underground.

Friday, October 17, 2014

And the Next 'VeggieTales' DVD Episode Is...

Hi everyone, If you got the DVD of Beauty and the Beet then you know that the next DVD episode of VeggieTales is, Noah's Ark! It might be important to note that the crew at Big Idea always wanted to do the story of Noah ever since around the early 2000s, so it's fun to be that they will be doing it. Also, I should note that it will be using the new redesign from what I saw in the teaser art. Anyways, it will be coming out in Spring of 2015, most likely in March. Until then, see you soon!

What do you think the episode will be like?

A New Silly Song Contest is Here!

Hi everybody, if you remember a couple of years back, VeggieTales did a contest and if your Silly Song idea was the best they would make it a silly song in the DVD If I Sang a Silly Song... And now another silly contest is going on right now!

"We want you to show off your creativity and sing one of these classic Silly Songs.  Feel free to mix up the beat or change the genre; do anything that puts your unique spin on it or showcases the talent of your family, choir, or group of VeggieFans who love to sing!
You could also win a new smart television, a Blu-ray player, and a gift card to Netflix so you can watch VeggieTales In The House in style!
 

Here’s How The Contest Works

Step 1: Download the sheet music, karaoke track and reference track for one of the three Silly Songs
Step 2:  Make a music video of your interpretation of the song and upload it to YouTube
Step 3: Come back to veggietales.com/sing-a-silly-song-contest to enter your video into the contest
  • You can choose the “Families, Fans, and Friends” group or the “Choirs and Bands” group. There will be one Grand Prize Winner from each category!
6 semi-finalists will be chosen, 3 from each category. Come back during the voting period to see if your video was chosen. If it was, great! Get your family and friends to vote for you! If it wasn’t, we thank you for participating! And you can still make your voice heard by casting your vote for one of the selected videos!

And stay tuned for the big winner’s announcement on November 26th, the day VeggieTales In The House premieres on Netflix! Make sure you like the VeggieTales Facebook page to hear about further announcements, like when the semi-finalists will be announced (hint: some time in early November)!" -VeggieTales

If you want to enter the contest go to the link that is on step 3. So get your silly on now! See you soon!

Will you want to enter and contest or did you?

'Beauty and the Beet' Out NOW!

Go to this link and get your copy now! Review is coming soon! Also, Rob Paulsen from Animaniacs in this episode is awesome.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Review: 'Madame Blueberry'

Hi everybody! Are you feeling like you want it all? Well I've got special VeggieTales episode that I would recommend:

Plot:
"The show opens with Larry the Cucumber driving onto the countertop in a brand-new "Soo-Vee Action Jeep", which causes Bob the Tomato to feel upset. Larry has been waiting for the Action Jeep for a really long time.. Larry goes on to admit that he will not be really happy until he has all the additional vehicles in the Soo-Vee line, and Bob the Tomato decides that this would be a good theme for an episode. The French Peas, Jean-Claude and Philippe, they appear and begin narrating the story.

Madame Blueberry is a rich but perpetually blueberry with a beauty mark, which she lives in a sparsely-decorated treehouse. Though her butlers (portrayed by Bob and Larry) attend to her every whim, they find themselves unable to lift Blueberry out of her ever-present doldrums. The only happiness she seems to have comes from gazing at photographs of her neighbor's possessions. One day, a trio of salesmen (the Scallions) arrive at Madame Blueberry's treehouse to promote "Stuff-Mart," a new local mega-store, and claim that the store has anything and everything that Blueberry needs to be happy. Though Bob has his doubts, Blueberry eagerly buys into the sales pitch, following the three salesmen to Stuff-Mart.

Along the way there, there is considered Annie and his parents having a bowl of birthday oatmeal and 1 piece of apple pie with a candle on top. Madame wonders why Annie was so happy even with so little, but instantly forgets about it upon entering the Stuff-Mart. As to feel woozy, Madame's numerous purchases are delivered to her tree house via pea-driven shopping carts.

During a lunch break, Madame Blueberry sees Junior Asparagus' excitement over a new ball his dad bought for him at the "Stuff Mart," despite his disappointment over learning that his dad couldn't afford the train set he really wanted. Madame Blueberry again wonders why someone can be happy even though he isn't getting what "he really wants" and then wonders why she isn't happy despite receiving everything she wants. Realizing that she already has a wonderful home and two loyal friends in her butlers, Madame Blueberry finally sees her folly in not being thankful for what she has and tells the salesmen that she is done giving in to their materialistic temptations.

When she leaves the Stuff-Mart, Madame Blueberry beholds to her horror her treehouse tipping over in the distance, full of the stuff she bought still being delivered to her home. The arrival of a giant air compressor proves to be too much for the tree house to handle as the back door opens and dumps every one of her possessions into the lake below. In turn, the sudden loss of weight causes the tree to fling the house out of its branches, over the forest, and onto the ground where it immediately collapses. As the story draws to a close, Madame Blueberry is comforted by the presence of her butlers, Annie, MJunior, and their respective parents, and trusts that everything will turn out right in the end. Although she is now homeless, Madame Blueberry is nonetheless happy and finally understands that "a thankful heart is a happy heart".

At the end of the story, Bob and Larry are returning being seen crying because the story was beautiful, but proceeds to the end of the show with the bible verse, Proverbs 15:27a." -Wikipedia

Other Notes:
"Madame Blueberry is the tenth episode in the VeggieTales animated series. It was released in 1998 and 1999 on VHS cassette and distributed by both Everland Entertainment and Lyrick Studios Home Video and issued on DVD on May 20th in 2003 by both Warner Home Video and Sony Wonder Home Entertainment. Subtitled "A Lesson in Thankfulness", it conveys the message that material possessions will never truly make us happy, and that we must instead be grateful for what we have." -Wikipedia

Final Thoughts:
This has one of my favorite lessons in an episode of this show it show it in a nice way too. Also, this has one of my favorite Silly Songs, way up there with Song of the Cebu and The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps. Also in the Silly Song they cancel the segment, but they continue the story line there into End of Silliness? ,that is really clever. Anyways, my rating is...

My Rating: 9/10

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