"You see, you don't have to be afraid because God is the biggest."
— Bob

Where's God When I'm S-Scared?

Phil Vischer


Phil Vischer

Music by

Kurt Heinecke


December 21, 1993


31 minutes

Where's God When I'm S-Scared? is the first episode of the Christian computer-animated series VeggieTales.

The first story deals with Junior's fear of monsters, while the second story is a retelling of Daniel and lionsden.


The episode starts when Bob reads a letter from a little girl who is afraid because their might be monsters in her closet.

Fun Facts


  • A crisper is the bottom drawer of a refrigerator. This is where poultry and produces should be stored.


  • It was initially released on December 21, 1993 directly from Big Idea based on a "burn-on-demand"-like service, the first tapes being shipped out on December 21 (the day after the episode was finished).
  • This marks the first appearance of Junior, his Dad, and Frankencelery.
  • The shadows on the television show and the pupils are done by motion capture.
  • Phil came up with the idea of the Daniel story as a musical after watching Andrew Lloyd Webber's  "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".
  • On the commentary, Mike Nawrocki that they should redo the episode with new animation and voices, just with the same script.


  • The audio and visual quality on the rereleases are in a slightly lower. Phil apologized about this, stating it's been re-compressed over the years.
  • The 15th anniversary DVD states it includes DVD-rom features, but there's none.


  • When Frankencelery escapes, part of his head phases through the door entrance.

Real World References

  • The first segment's title "Tale from the Crisper" is a spoof on HBO's "Tales from the Crypt".
  • King Kong is a 1933 film.
  • The music when the Wisemen were taking Daniel is reminiscence to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". However, this was removed in the the 15th anniversary DVD release.

Fast Forward

  • The scientist's voice would be used later for Jimmy.



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