History: VeggieTales’ Where’s God When I’m S-Scared was the first VeggieTales movie produced by Big Idea, Inc. It includes the stories “Tales from the Crisper”, “Everybody’s Got a Water Buffalo”, and “Daniel”. This DVD also has the first VeggieTales silly song.
Tales from the Crisper: In this segment, Junior Asparagus is up late watching a monster movie starring a celery version of Frankenstien. This scares Junior as he’s ready for bed and he lies in bed afraid of things in his closet until Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber arrive in his room and get him to sing “God is Bigger than the Boogie Man.” After singing this song and realizing that God created everything and is therefore bigger than King Kong and the Slime Monster (even though the smile monster can spit slime), Junior tells his dad that he’s no longer afraid and can go to sleep. He falls asleep singing this song.
Everybody’s Got a Water Buffalo: Larry the Cucumber starts to sing about how everyone has a water buffalo and comparing them when Archibald Asparagus comes out to correct Larry to prevent them from getting nasty letters from people wondering where their water buffalo is. As soon as Archibald leaves the scene, Larry starts up again with everyone having a kangaroo and is chased away by Archibald.
Daniel: This musical composition is almost opretic in composition. It confuses the instance in Daniel’s recorded life between Daniel revealing Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and Daniel’s interaction with Darius and the lion’s den. Archibald Asparagus plays King Darius in both parts– but perhaps the fact that he’s wearing a different crown signifies a different king? Larry the Cucumber plays Daniel, and has no perceived aging between the beginning of the short and the end. I’m also not sure that Daniel was as afraid as portrayed– though the solo by Lisa Vischer in here is great. The only other quibble I have with this segment is that the king’s wisemen are not thrown in the lion’s den as punishment for being wrong, but are headed off to Egypt.
Peter Plum graduated top of his drawer in the crisper, but still can’t seem to get on VeggieTales DVD’s. So every day he tries to figure out how to get into the shows while reviewing them for VeggieTales Review. When he’s not writing reviews, he’s busy with his growing family of fruits and attempting to keep things fresh.