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"We're making a movie about Jonah, the incredible story of a man who swallowed a whale!"
— Larry


Jonah Sing along songs and more ending
Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More!
Directed by

Steve Hullfish

Produced by

Steve Hullfish

Written by

John Duckworth
Steve Hullfish
Cindy Kenney
Dan Merrell

Music by

David Mullen
Phil Vischer
Kurt Heinecke
Peter Furler
Mike Nawrocki
Chris Rice

Distributed by

Warner Home Video
(mass market)
Word Entertainment
(Christian market)

Released

July 27, 2002
(Christian market)
July 30, 2002
(mass market)

Runtime

30 minutes

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Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More! is the 17th episode of VeggieTales and the 3rd sing-along video. This video was released prior to Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, and was made to promote the then-upcoming movie. It is actually segments from the previously released Vacation Bible School curriculum Jonah: An Overboard Adventure! from 2001, but recut to be fitted as a sing-along.

Plot

Bob and Larry welcome the viewers to Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More and announces about their first big movie. They want to bring Archibald out to tell everyone about his starring role as Jonah, but he is afraid to come out of his dressing room due to the fear of being swallowed by a whale, so Bob tells him that before Jonah was swallowed by a whale, he was a famous prophet who brought God's message to his people.

After Message From The Lord, Bob compliments Archie and tries to get him out of his dressing room, but Archie claims he is busy and that he is in the bathtub practicing for the big storm scene, to Bob's confusion and Larry's jealousy. Larry expresses his jealousy towards Bob before Bob tells to let go of his anger, to which he does and decides to raid the fridge for cheese curls and root beer, to Bob's confusion. Larry explains to Bob that it is the favorite food of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything and that they are the stars of the movie.

After their song, Larry tells Archie if he comes out, he has a surprise for him: his giant super-jumbo movie popcorn. Archie asks if he put butter on there, and Larry goes to do so, but gets it on himself instead, making Archie declare the deal off. Larry then says to Bob that it is time to roll the next song, suggesting that the next one be a nautical ditty to fit the movie's theme.

After the Lyle Medley, Larry tries to get Archibald out of his dressing room, but Archibald refuses. So Larry imitates a chicken which offends Bob and Archie, causing Bob to turn off the lights, which makes Larry scared. Bob claims they blew a fuse on the movie set. Larry then expresses his fear of the dark. Bob then tells him if he knew what it was like to be in a belly of the whale, he would be compassionate towards Archie and reminds him that Jonah was in the whale for three days and cues the next song.

After In the Belly of the Whale, Larry decides to show Bob his priceless memories from VeggieTales: a piece of chewing gum from Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen, the first Larry-Boy helmet from Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space!, and a partially-eaten donut from the set of Dave and the Giant Pickle. Suddenly, Bob bumps into the Larry-Boy helmet, causing one of its plungers to hit the donut, catapulting it on the ground for the Larry-Boy helmet to smoosh it. Larry then states it is $77,000,000, since it is rare. Bob objects and tells Larry to show mercy. When asked how much, Bob says that mercy is free and that we should show mercy to others since God shows mercy to us. At this, Larry follows Bob's advice. Bob then asks Larry to help him get Archibald out of his dressing room. Larry agrees, but asks Bob to help him get the jelly off the floor.

After Billy Joe McGuffrey, Larry offers to help Archibald by giving him courage. Bob suggests he slips some under the door, but Larry has a better idea: to inspire him with courageous heroes from the silver screen. First, he tries to be like Indiana Jones, calling himself Indiana Larry, but Archibald says "Sorry, not inspirational". Then he tries to be like James Bond, penning himself Larry Bond, but Archibald says "Ah, no. And that's a terrible British accent!". Finally, he comes out as LarryBoy, but once again, Archibald says "I'm afraid not! I mean, I am afraid still". Bob comes out and comforts him, saying real courage does not come from watching movie heroes, but from believing God.

After Second Chances, Larry comes out in a scuba outfit and states that since Archibald will not come out of his dressing room, they are going to take matters into their own hands. When questioned, Larry states that they will pick someone else to play Jonah: Larry, because Jonah spent a lot of time in the water. Bob gets worried, but Larry tells him he has got his speech for the Academy Awards and makes up a speech. Bob cuts him off and tells him that he forgot something Jonah discovered; that it is important to praise God. Larry tries to defend himself, but discovers that Archibald is out of his dressing room. Archibald comes out and Bob asks him if he is going to be Jonah after all, to which he agrees, because he does not want Larry to do it. Bob is then glad that Archie is back, but Larry wonders if pirates can win awards for supporting actors. Bob tells him and the viewers that they will find out, and Larry says what it will be like to be whale chow, which offends Bob and Archie again, ending the episode.

Characters

Archival Footage (in order of appearance)

Voice Cast

  • Phil Vischer as Bob the Tomato and Archibald Asparagus
    • Archival audio: Pa Grape, Mr. Lunt, Jimmy Gourd, Mr. Lunt, Mr. Nezzer
  • Mike Nawrocki as Larry the Cucumber
    • Archival audio: Jerry Gourd
  • Appearing in archival audio (in alphabetical order): Gail Freeman-Bock (Penelope), Kurt Heinecke, Tim Hodge (Khalil), Pamela Thomas (Mabel) and Lisa Vischer (Junior Asparagus)

Songs

Home Media

Main article: Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More!/Home Video

Features

Jonah Sing-Along Songs and More!/Features

Trailer Appearances

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • This is ironically the only VeggieTales episode to be released on VHS and not get a DVD re-release like any of the other videos until 2022, which it was released on the 20th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray; it is still unknown whether or not it will be digitally remastered in HD on the Blu-ray release. Some scenes on the countertop (which were originally made for a tape that was part of one of the show's Vocational Bible School programs prior to the film's release) do appear on Disc 2 of the Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie DVD as bonus features. Additionally, every song on this video except for the Theme Song and Lyle Medley also appears on that DVD (without sing-along lyrics on-screen), either as a part of the movie itself or a bonus music video on Disc 2.
    • Despite this, it was also included as a bonus feature on the Australian DVD release of the film, however still poorly converted from the VHS release (complete with some flickering on the screen in some spots).
  • This is the only episode that did not get a VeggieTales Classics re-release (not counting The End of Silliness?).
    • Because of this, the former hasn't received a VeggieTales Classics re-release on VHS (along with The Star of Christmas), while the latter was released shortly before Jonah came to theaters.
  • Some additional countertop animation made exclusively for this video was provided by Reel FX Creative Studios. This is why Bob and Larry's eye pupils are wider and why they are animated differently (including the way they hop).
  • The Word Entertainment release of the video contains an extended version of the behind-the-scenes featurette of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie from The Amazing Carnival of Complaining.
    • The special feature was absent from the Warner Home Video release for unknown reasons.
  • This is the last episode for a few things:
    • The last episode until Duke and the Great Pie War to not have Scooter.
    • The last episode to feature the original graphics (despite the animation software transition in 2000), which had been used since the first episode.
    • The last episode to use the 1998-2002 audio for the theme song. Starting with The Ballad of Little Joe, a newer, revamped version of the audio began being used.
  • This release uses the same style of Sing-Along lyrics as Very Silly Songs!.
  • This is the only sing-along video to use the Sing-Along lyrics for the 2001-2003 intro (unless you count the 1998 theme song from the 1999 VHS release of Very Silly Songs!).
  • This is the second-to-last episode to be made before Jonah. 

Remarks

  • This is the only sing-along video to have more than one lesson. Some of them have a connection to the film.
  • Archibald states that he is afraid coming out due to his fear of being swallowed by a whale, despite the fact that the songs already show scenes from the film. This is mostly due to how the plot originated from a tape a year before the film came out
  • The commercial has Chris Rice singing "First Aid in the Fourth Grade", but that verse was never used in the music video.
  • It is fairly ironic that Warner Home Video released this VHS, despite not releasing the movie.

Goofs

  • Because some of the new scenes were animated by another studio, Bob and Larry's pupils change sizes throughout the episode.
  • In one segment where Larry is carrying a huge cup of popcorn and starts sliding back and forth on the countertop, the last shot with Bob is missing Larry sliding to the left, which was featured in previous versions of the countertop segments on the two Jonah VBS videos.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • The two heroes that Larry dressed up as are Indiana Jones and James Bond.
  • Larry's speech is based on Sally Field's speech from 1985 when she won the Oscars for "Places in the Heart".

Fast Forward

  • Incidentally, Larry dressing up as Indiana Jones became the basis for Minnesota Cuke.

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