Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: 'Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space'

Hi everyone! It's time for my review on the first VeggieTales episode with everybody's favorite plunger-headed superhero, Larry-Boy!

The episode begins with Percy and his brother Lil Pea, walking away from a movie theater and seeing what appears to be a comet. Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, who man an early-warning radar station, then alert Larry-Boy with "The Larry-Signal" of an approaching alien. Larry-Boy begins to search for the alien but gives up after finding nothing despite his butler Alfred's (Archibald Asparagus) protests. The scene then shifts to Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot having a tea party. Junior decides to take his father's prized "Art Bigoti" bowling plate, but he accidentally breaks it. The alien "Fibrillus Minimus" (Fib for short) emerges and convinces Junior to lie to his dad claiming "A little fib couldn't hurt anybody".

 Junior lies to his dad, but soon discovers that every time he lies his "little fib" grows larger. He and Fib go downtown where Laura, Percy, and Lenny confront him about his lies. When Junior tells a lie about alien cows coming to earth and breaking the plate, Fib grows to be 50 feet tall and captures Junior and starts destroying the city.

Larry-Boy is summoned and pursues Fib and Junior in his Larry-Mobile as Fib tries to escape by climbing to the top of the watertower. Larry-Boy transforms the Larry-Mobile into the Larry-Plane & flies into the sky. He then ejects above Fib, but is grabbed and Fib squeezes Larry-Boy until his plungers pop out. Larry-Boy is then told by Alfred that the Fib can only be stopped by someone else. As the Fib starts to eat Larry-Boy, Alfred informs him that Junior is the only one who can stop Fib. Junior then admits the truth to his parents (who are watching from below) and the Fib shrinks into nothing. Junior then apologizes to his parents and everyone else. Back on the countertop, Larry-Boy pairs with Bob in closing the show with the verse "The truth shall set you free." (John 8:32b).

Finally, Larry-Boy announces the world premiere of his music video, the Larry-Boy theme song, which plays right before the credits. -Wikipedia

Other Notes:
Larry-Boy And the Fib from Outer Space! is the eighth episode of the VeggieTales animated series. It was released in April 1997 on VHS and issued on DVD May 18, 2004. This is the first installment featuring Larry the Cucumber as Larry-Boy, the hero of the city of Bumblyburg. It is also the eighth episode to talk about telling the truth and is subtitled "A Lesson in Telling the Truth". In this story, Larry-Boy needs to confront a beastly Fib which has grown beyond control. Larry-Boy And the Fib from Outer Space! was so successful it has spawned three sequels to date. -Wikipedia

Final Thoughts:
I think Larry-Boy is a clever parody. And this is a spoof that a lot of people can get and how it's clearly trying to be Batman, and that music video is kind of awesome. And I kind of like the character of the Fib, it's too bad we don't see much of him. Anyways, my rating for this is 9/10, the animation is still rough but it has a great, funny Batman spoof.

What do you think of this episode?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Next Up From VeggieTales: "Beauty and the Beet" and more!

Hi everybody! "VeggieTales" without a doubt loves Christmas, and I can't blame them, it's one of the best holidays ever! And the Big Idea team usually makes a Christmas episode every two years and now get ready for "Beauty and the Beet".
Also, there is also going to be a Netflix series with a new style, "VeggieTales in the House". And my thoughts o the new design are that it seems like there can be multiple comical ways they can use with the new designs, and once the episodes start coming out I might review them.
Also, you might be surprise that there is also going to be a comic book series that seems that it will have the style as the new Netflix show! Now, what do you think of these new "VeggieTales" products and should do more "Next Up From VeggieTales"? Put your thoughts in the comments! And see you soon!