VeggieTales in the House
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|VeggieTales in the House|
by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki
|Developed by||Doug TenNapel|
|Written by||Ethan Nicolle|
Michael J. Nelson
|Directed by||Tim Hodge|
|Voices of||Phil Vischer|
China Anne McClain
|Opening theme||VeggieTales in the House Theme Song|
|Ending theme||VeggieTales in the House Theme Song (instrumental)|
Robert D. Watson
Michael "Smidi" Smith
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Doug TenNapel|
|Producers||Chris Neuhahn (supervising)|
Randy Dormans (supervising)
|Running time||22 minutes (two 11-minute stories)|
|Production companies||Bardel Entertainment (animation)|
Big Idea Entertainment
|Distributor||Netflix Streaming Services|
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
|Original release||November 26, 2014 –|
September 23, 2016
|Followed by||VeggieTales in the City|
VeggieTales in the House is an American CGI computer-animated children's comedy streaming television series developed by Doug TenNapel (of Earthworm Jim fame) and produced by Big Idea Entertainment (owned by DreamWorks Classics), and animated by Bardel Entertainment. It takes place outside of VeggieTales, a Christian-themed video and film series, featuring anthropomorphic vegetables.
- Bob the Tomato (voiced by Phil Vischer) – One of the main characters of VeggieTales, he is best friends and roommates with Larry the Cucumber and acts as the "straight man" to Larry. He works part-time at Pa Grape's store doing various jobs and tasks.
- Larry the Cucumber (voiced by Mike Nawrocki) – Best friends and roommate with Bob the Tomato, Larry is scatterbrained and has a silly personality. He works driving the town's ice-cream cart and does odd jobs at Pa Grape's store. He secretly protects the city from crime as the superhero LarryBoy.
- Petunia Rhubarb (voiced by Tress MacNeille) – Good friends with Bob, Larry, and Tina Celerina. She often enjoys hanging out with them and often offers them advice whenever they get into a fight or face personal problems. After working at Pa Grape's store, she opened her own flower shop.
- Laura Carrot (voiced by Tress MacNeille) – A young carrot who is friends with Bob and Larry and Junior Asparagus, her best friend. She eventually gained a superheroine alter ego dubbed "Night Pony" and helps fight crime with LarryBoy and other superheroes.
- Junior Asparagus (voiced by Tress MacNeille) – Best friends with Laura, Junior is a typical child and looks up to Larry. Like Larry, he also has a superhero alter ego, "Junior Jetpack," using a jet pack given to him by Ichabeezer.
- Pa Grape (voiced By Phil Vischer) – A wise old grape, he runs a convenience store called Pa's Corner Store. He often provides wise and insightful advice to his friends and customers.
- Jimmy and Jerry Gourd (voiced by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki) - Brothers that live together in an apartment not far from Bob and Larry's house. They don't do much, but they love to eat. Jimmy also gained a superhero alter ego by the name of JimmyBoy and is being trained under the wing of LarryBoy.
- Ichabeezer (voiced by Rob Paulsen) – Ichabeezer is a grumpy, gruff and elderly zucchini who doesn't get along with the other veggies. For the Netflix era, he has essentially assumed Mr. Nezzer's role as an outsider/villain foil for Bob and Larry.
- Jean-Claude and Phillipe Pea (voiced by Mike Nawrocki and Phil Vischer) – The brothers are peas with French accents.
- Madame Blueberry (voiced by Tress MacNeille) – A female blueberry with a British accent. She lives in a blue, teapot-shaped house, where she spends most of her time drinking tea and enjoying the "fancier" things in life.
- Mr. Lunt (voiced by Phil Vischer) – A gourd who works around town and sells various items, often joking that his job changes every episode. He eventually sets up his own place of business, where he can be seen doing various odd jobs. Carrying on from the original videos, his lack of eyes is a running gag throughout the show.
- Archibald Asparagus (voiced by Phil Vischer) – The Mayor of the town with an upper-crust British accent. He enjoys being the mayor and leader of the town, but more often than not, he can be overwhelmed by the amount of work he does. He often acts as a judge/impartial third party when something goes wrong.
- Bacon Bill (voiced by Rob Paulsen) – An eccentric genius who is the son of one of Pa Grape's friends. He looks up to Larry as an older brother figure.
- Lil’ Pea (voiced by Kel Mitchell) - A pea who's the son of Dad Pea
- Tina Celerina (voiced by Tress MacNeille) – Petunia's best friend and employee of her flower shop.
- Motato (voiced by Rob Paulsen) – An evil, deformed Sweet Potato who is LarryBoy's chief nemesis. Along with his radish minions, he carries out various nefarious plots to destroy the town. He is the series' main antagonist.
- Radishes (voiced by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki) - Evil minions of Motato.
- Callie Flower (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - A cauliflower who is a classmate of Junior Asparagus.
- Mike Asparagus (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - Junior Asparagus' astronaut dad.
- Lisa Asparagus (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - Junior Asparagus' mom.
- Tom Celeriac (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - A mustachioed celery root movie star.
|1||15||5||November 26, 2014|
|5||January 30, 2015|
|5||April 17, 2015|
|2||11||September 25, 2015|
|3||13||March 25, 2016|
|4||13||September 23, 2016|
The series was executive produced by TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim and Catscratch. The series was released to Netflix on November 26, 2014. The show lasted for three years before ending in 2016. A follow-up series, titled VeggieTales in the City, was released on February 24, 2017, but ended by September 2017.
The two creators of the traditional VeggieTales series from 1993 reprise their voices of the characters: Phil Vischer reprises the voices of Bob the Tomato, Archibald Asparagus, Jimmy Gourd, Phillipe Pea, Mr. Lunt, and Pa Grape and Mike Nawrocki reprises the voices of Larry the Cucumber, Jerry Gourd, and Jean-Claude Pea. Other characters on the show (including the rest of the original characters brought over from the original VeggieTales series) are voiced by Tress MacNeille as Petunia Rhubarb, Madame Blueberry, Laura Carrot, and Junior Asparagus, Rob Paulsen, who provides the voice of Ichabeezer and two new characters named Bacon Bill and Motato, Maurice LaMarche, and Kel Mitchell, among others.
The series was removed from Netflix on September 23, 2022, six years after the release of the fourth and final season. Despite this, VeggieTales in the City is still available on the service as of September 2022.
Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, the series was criticized by some for the redesigns of the characters and superficial Christian messages. Viewership of both the series and its follow-up on Netflix were significantly lower than the viewership of the original series, and was eventually cancelled in March 2018, before a revival of the series titled The VeggieTales Show was announced.
|Title||Season(s)||Episode count||Release date|
|Puppies and Guppies||1, 2||8||March 25, 2016|
|Contained "Puppies and Guppies" (1a), "Laura at Bat" (5a), "Larry's Cardboard Thumb (6b)", "Junior Gets a Pet" (11b), "Cool as a Cucumber (12a)", "Popcorntastrophe!" (13a), "Junior Jetpack" (13b) and "The Guppy Whisperer" (16b).|
|Captain LarryBeard and the Search for the Pirate Ship||1, 2||8||October 18, 2016|
|Contained "Sorry, We're Closed Today" (1b), "Bob and the Awesome Frosting Mustache" (2a), "Trading Places" (3b), "The Gong Heard 'Round the House" (7a), "The Bucket List" (8a), "The Rich Young Comic Ruler" (12b), "Captain LarryBeard" (15b) and "DUO Day" (20b).|
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