|Don't Give Up on Doing Good|
August 30, 2021
Don't Give Up on Doing Good is the twentieth episode of The VeggieTales Show, which teaches a lesson in perseverance.
Bob is fed up. His show is languishing in second place, while his cross-town rival, Guy Broccoli, is in first place and getting all kinds of attention. Bob wants his show to have first place! Bob sees an opportunity to win by stopping Guy Broccoli from getting to his show! Pa Grape intervenes to tell the story of David who could have stopped his enemy, King Saul, by doing something wrong – yet David ultimately chose to do what was right. In the end we learn to trust God and to never grow weary in doing what’s right and good.
- Bob the Tomato
- Larry the Cucumber
- Archibald Asparagus
- Pa Grape
- Jimmy and Jerry Gourd
- Mr. Nezzer
- Mr. Lunt
- The French Peas
- Madame Blueberry
- Petunia Rhubarb
- Guy Broccoli
- Junior Asparagus (theme song only)
- Bruce Onion (non-speaking role; theme song only)
- This is the first episode for several things:
- The first episode to not have the word "the" in the title since Samson's Bad Hair Day.
- The first non-LarryBoy episode to not feature Junior since Samson's Bad Hair Day.
- The first episode to not feature Laura since The Wonderfulness of Wisdom.
- The first time Bob's leaves are acknowledged, and the first time they're seen messed up since Josh and the Big Wall!
- The first episode to show the theater's bathroom.
- The first episode to have someone other than Bob say “Cue the theme song!” since Being Gentle Makes You Great. In this case, Petunia is the one who says this line.
- The first episode to introduce a character whose model isn't recycled from an existing character since Noah's Ark.
- The first episode to feature a broccoli character since both of the Netflix shows.
- The first episode to re-use a verse from an episode of the same series.
- It's never explained where the column that Bob was standing on came from, since there isn't a hole for the column to go through.
- The same recording of Jerry saying "Viral!" is used twice, although the second recording is higher-pitched and slightly sped up.
- When Guy Broccoli says "The door seems to be stuck," his mouth doesn't move when he says "seems to be".
- When suggesting how to make a big splash, Mr. Lunt suggests bringing back his alligator.
- The audio of Larry's line "I'll help you, Bob!" is taken from The One and Only You!. Jean-Claude's line, "Not to fear, tomato! Your verse angel is here!" is also taken from the same episode.
- Larry tries putting out the fire on Bob's leaves with Mother Nezzer's hat.
- Guy Broccoli's coffee cup is reused from A Tale of True Courage.
- Bob having an interview with David is most likely a callback to Abe and the Amazing Promise.
- The newspaper Archibald reads is re-used from Being Gentle Makes You Great, LarryBoy and the Cape-Coat Caper, and the previous episode.
- Many of the costumes during the King David story and the closing song are re-used from several previous episodes.
- Larry's costume is re-used from The Wonderfulness of Wisdom.
- The French Peas' costumes are re-used from The Wonderfulness of Wisdom and The One and Only You!.
- Additionally, all three reprise their roles as David and his mighty men from the former episode, respectively.
- Jimmy's costume is re-used from The Power of Love and The Giving-est Day.
- Bob’s costume is re-used from A Tale of True Courage.
- Mr. Lunt's costume is re-used from a The Wonderfulness of Wisdom, The Giving-est Day, and The Good Shepherd.
- Petunia's costume is re-used from Forgiveness Brings the Fixing and Samson's Bad Hair Day.
- Archibald reprises his role as King Saul from Dave and the Giant Pickle in the King David segment.
- The verse at the end is reused from When Being Good Means Giving Up.
- Guy Broccoli is most likely a parody on Guy Smiley, a game show host on the children's series Sesame Street.
- His name could also be a parody of Guy Fieri, an American restauranteur and television presenter.
- Archibald mentions The Times, which is a British newspaper created in 1785.
- The entire Benjamin Franklin hip hop musical is a parody on the 2015 musical "Hamilton" by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Furthermore, the song "Franklin" parodies both the opening number "Alexander Hamilton" and the song "My Shot".
- During the opening of the King David segment, the iMovie music track "Broadcast News" can be heard.