Larry the Cucumber is the deuteragonist (sometimes main protagonist) from VeggieTales. He is best friends with Bob and they host the show together.
Since day one, both Larry and his best buddy Bob have hosted the show.
Larry also has his own segments called Silly Songs with Larry, where he sings songs that are really silly. Though Archibald didn't like how they often come out.
Larry is kind, funny, forgetful, charming, wacky, cheerful, thoughtful, preposterous, scatterbrained, and energetic, as he is often the opposite of Bob's and Archibald's personality. He also likes to be funny and make people laugh. Though sometimes, people often don't laugh at his jokes. He is also hinted to be madly in love with Petunia.
Larry has played many various types of characters, including heroes, anti-heroes, and villains. Regardless of what role he plays, he's always the same silly cucumber we know and love.
Larry is a green cucumber with one tooth. During the early episodes, he was dark green until the production to Maya.
- In VeggieTales Promo: Take 38, Larry's original voice would later be used for Scallion 2's newer voice (which sounds like Jean Claude Pea without the French accent). When Where's God When I'm S-Scared? was produced, he had a lower dopey type of voice. He is eventually got his voice higher after the first two episodes beginning with Are You My Neighbor?. The lower dopey voice was inspired by an old puppet named Soupy that Mike Nawrocki used when he was studying in the puppet ministry at Bible college.
- He is the only character to appear in every VeggieTales project and Big Idea production in general.
- A running gag in the series is other characters mistake him as being a pickle. Thus, he often responds, "I'm not a pickle, I'm a cucumber!"
- Larry had a lisp until Lyle the Kindly Viking. He wouldn't get it back until The Lost Tooth, though this is because of him missing his tooth. According to Mike Nawrocki in the audio commentary for Where's God When I'm S-Scared? he just got tired of the lisp and went to speech therapy for a while and got rid of the lisp.
- According to the official Jonah website, if he weren't an actor, he would've been a world champion at Candy Land.
- Before Phil Vischer came up with Larry as a cucumber, he was going to make him a candy bar. But in the making of making the model, Phil's wife Lisa came in and looked at the image and told him that parents are going to be mad if he makes the kids fall in love with candy bars. So he changed the candy bar to a cucumber.
- He was at one point going to be called Kooky. But Phil Vischer thought that was too cute and he wanted to use bland names.
- His favorite foods are:
- Chicago hot dogs without pickles.
- There's been debate about his last name:
- Larry made his first screen debut in Mr. Cuke's Screen Test, a little animation test done by Phil Vischer in 1991.
- Larry has three brothers named Bob, Mark, and Steve, and his dad is an astronaut, as revealed in Duke and the Great Pie War.
- He is one of the many characters who have been to jail.
- He is one of the only characters to be harshly beaten up.
- Not only is he the only character to be in all Big Idea productions, but he was literally the first VeggieTales character made. He was created by Phil Vischer in 1991, two years before "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?" in a little animation test called "Mr. Cuke's Screen Test" according to Phil Vischer's biography Me, Myself, and Bob.
- Larry has portrayed the following characters that have died twice in the VeggieTales series:
- He always has the fame and is more popular than Bob, which sometimes makes Bob mad.
- In VeggieTales Promo: Take 38, his voice sounded different and very similar to Scallion #2's voice (also voiced by Mike Nawrocki).
- According to A Lifetime Supply of Joy, his favorite kind of cookie is Doodle-Whoppers.
- Larry can play the following instruments:
- Electric Guitar
- Drums/Drum Kit
|VeggieTales Main Cast|
|Bob • Larry|
|Junior Asparagus • Archibald Asparagus • Pa Grape • Laura Carrot • Jimmy and Jerry Gourd • Mr. Nezzer • Mr. Lunt • The French Peas • Madame Blueberry • Petunia Rhubarb • Qwerty|