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!

"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!
  • 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!

"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
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?

"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.

"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).