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A Tale of True Courage

Guy Vasilovich


Vincent Aniceto
Eric Newman


Mike Nawrocki

Music by

Kurt Heinecke


(production year)
February 26, 2021


24 minutes

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A Tale of True Courage is the fourteenth episode of The VeggieTales Show, which teaches a lesson in bravery.


When Madame Blueberry develops a bad case of the hiccups, the opera she is set to perform is called off. Callie, the cauliflower with a flowery voice would be the perfect substitution if not for her terrible stage fright. The Veggie crew hears the story of Nehemiah’s bravery and while Callie watches from the stage wings, she is inspired to be brave too!!




The front page of the episode's script

The first draft of the script was written on July 2nd, 2019, with later revisions written on July 31st and August 12th.

Fun Facts




  • When the episode was first uploaded on Yippee, the video was in a lower quality. This was later fixed a couple days after the initial release.
  • When Larry tells the king about his family in Jerusalem, his body jerks up a few times.
  • Larry’s costume disappears at the beginning of Brave.
  • Throughout Brave, there are a few moments when Larry sings, but his mouth does not move.

Inside References

  • Multiple costumes are re-used or modified from previous episodes:
  • Sam Wahba is a reference to former editor John Wahba.
  • Mr. Lunt calls Larry a pickle after the latter corrects his name. Later in the episode, when Larry says that his gang will build with one hand and carry a sword with the other, Jimmy acknowledges that they do not have hands, to which Larry states that it is a figure of speech.
    • Both of these are callbacks to a couple of popular running gags from the original series.
  • This is the second time the peas attack the veggies from a wall, the first being Josh and the Big Wall!.
  • The cuckoo sound effect that is heard when Larry drinks the poisoned latte cup is the same as the sound heard in Daniel and the Lion’s Den.
  • The throne room backdrop is re-used from a few previous episodes.
  • The dove puppet flying over the broken walls at the beginning of the story is the same one from Patience Takes Practice.

Real-World References

  • Ride of the Blueberry Valkyrie is a parody of Ride of the Valkyries.
    • Additionally, Madame Blueberry's song Blueberry Valkyrie is sung to the tune of said opera.
  • Wheel of Bravery is a reference to Wheel of Fortune.
  • Wink Gourdondale is a parody of game show host Wink Martindale.
  • The latte cup Larry uses is likely based off of the Starbucks logo.





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