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How Big is too Big?

Larry Boy Fib

One of the interesting things about this show is that it demonstrates how a little lie can turn into a big lie in short order.

How often have you found that you have to tell a new lie, or embellish an old one in order for it to keep up its believability factor?

The funny thing about lying is not that the truth eventually gets out– that’s the scary part.

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Not Helping is the Same as Hurting

The central theme of The Big Rescue is the idea that not helping is the same as hurting.  This concept is brought out in a few different ways.

Tomato Sawyer (Bob the Tomato) only wants to do what he has to to help Little Jimmy Gourd get back to his mother in St. Louis.  Huckleberry Larry (Larry the Cucumber) wants to make sure to help until Jimmy gets home.

This is how Tom feels as he gets a ticket back to his homestead site until his fishing pole is broken and the announcer could have prevented it.

Yep, a little hokey there when you describe it plainly.

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The Return of Phil Vischer

Why do I call this DVD the return of Phil Vischer?  It’s not because he and Big Idea have a new deal in place.  It’s not because he wrote this script.  It’s not because his voice is in the commentary track (for it isn’t).

It’s because this is the first story in a while that had his imprint all over it.

Vischer’s Finger-Prints

From the very beginning of this story it feels like one of the VeggieTales stories of old.

For one thing, when they’re floating down the Mississippi River, and they come to Muskateen (whoever heard of this town—sorry for those who live there!) the sign reads “Birthplace of Phil Vischer).

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Peter and Susan will not Return

Or at least that’s what we’re told in Prince Caspian.  The truth is, however, slightly different.  It is true that for the third story only Edmund and Lucy return.  All four return for A Horse and His Boy and three of them return for The Last Battle.

What I believe Aslan is trying to say is that the two older ones have learned all they are going to for now, and the next adventure will be for the younger.  (I’m actively reading the books now with the little ones so I’ll let you know…)

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