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|LarryBoy and the Emperor of Envy|
October 29, 2021
LarryBoy and the Emperor of Envy is the twenty-second episode and the third LarryBoy episode of The VeggieTales Show, which teaches a lesson in thankfulness.
The Emperor of Envy wants to be bigger and better than everyone in Bumblyburg! But first he must deal with the League of Incredible Vegetables. The Emperor comes up with a devious plan and decides to infect each of the League members with his envy formula. As a result the League is weakened and split apart by their envy of each other. To save Bumblyburg, the League must put aside their envy and choose to be grateful for the way God made them.
- Larry-Boy (Larry the Cucumber)
- Thingamabob (Bob the Tomato)
- Ricochet (Junior Asparagus)
- Alfred (Archibald Asparagus)
- Laura Carrot
- Jimmy Gourd
- S-Cape (Mr. Lunt)
- Mayor Blueberry (Madame Blueberry)
- Vogue (Petunia Rhubarb)
- The Scallions
- Krazy Kenny
- Callie Flower
- The Milk Money Bandit
- The Emperor of Envy
- Frank and Jesse
- Art Bigotti (picture cameo)
- Rumor Weed (glasses only)
- Adele Pepper (billboard cameo)
- This is the first episode for several things:
- The first appearance of The League of Incredible Vegetables since their titular episode.
- The first time one of the LarryBoy chapter books has been adapted.
- The first episode to feature Laura, Scooter, and Callie since LarryBoy and the Angry Eyebrows Trouble, as well as the latter's first speaking role since A Tale of True Courage.
- The first time Bob and Junior appear in a LarryBoy episode since Attack of the Marshmallow Laser, not counting the former's newspaper cameos in the previous two LarryBoy episodes.
- The first time Mr. Lunt appears in a LarryBoy episode since The Last Issue.
- The first time Petunia appears in a LarryBoy episode since Shrink-abeezer and the first time she speaks in one since Monster Manners.
- The first episode to feature the Scallions since Samson's Bad Hair Day.
- The first episode to not have the VeggieTales Theme Song instrumental in the credits.
- The first episode to feature the Milk Money Bandit since Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed.
- The first episode to feature Larry Manor since The League of Incredible Vegetables.
- The first episode to not feature Jerry Gourd, Mr. Nezzer, or Jean-Claude since LarryBoy and the Cape-Coat Caper.
- The first episode to not feature Phillippe since Samson's Bad Hair Day.
- The first episode in which Alfred communicates with LarryBoy via his plungers since The Good, the Bad, and the Eggly.
- The first episode in which Jimmy appears without Jerry since LarryBoy and the Cape-Coat Caper.
- The first LarryBoy episode of The VeggieTales Show to feature a villain who is voiced by someone other than Sean Chiplock.
- The first LarryBoy episode to feature Joe Zieja as part of the voice cast.
- This was released exactly 17 years after Lord of the Beans.
- The Emperor's appearance is significantly different from the book:
- He is a yellow tomato instead of red.
- He wears a red polka-dotted bowtie instead of a blue shirt and red robe.
- He wears enormous, nerdy glasses instead of a monocle.
- He has a mustache, whereas in the original book, he had no facial hair.
- The Milk Money Bandit is shown to be a gourd in this episode rather than being portrayed by Scallion #3, although the latter himself appears in this episode as well.
- Furthermore, the Milk Money Bandit is actually a modified version of Gourdon Smithson.
- The Milk Money Bandits (and by extension, the Choco-Bandits) are indirectly confirmed to have been working for the Emperor of Envy all along. Paired with the knowledge from the novel that the Emperor is LarryBoy's "arch-nemesis," it makes a lot of sense that he would be the brain behind one of LarryBoy's oldest recurring enemies.
- This episode confirmed that an entire group of Milk Money Bandits operates in Bumblyburg, as opposed to just Scallion #3, which may explain why the LarryBoy website used to label the bandit as notoriously hard to catch, as in their "Catch the Crook" activity. (However, this group was already present, as the website confirmed, in Flibber-o-loo.)
- LarryBoy (and later Frank) acknowledges that the Super Slushie Shoppe is having its grand opening in this episode. However, the shop may have already opened before the events of this episode, as Jean-Claude and Phillipe were seen with slushies (presumably from said shop) in the previous LarryBoy episode.
- Throughout the episode, Scallions #1 and #2 have different voices; Scallion #1's voice sounds nearly identical to Scallions #2 and #3's voices.
- The Scallions have different nose colors in this episode as opposed to their previous appearance in The VeggieTales Show. Scallion #1's nose is black, Scallion #2's nose is dark blue (although it changes to the same green color as his skin during the final battle), and Scallion #3 is a slightly darker shade of green.
- Frank and Jesse re-use models of potato characters seen in earlier episodes, such as Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella and Princess and the Popstar.
- It is unknown how Scallion #1 was able to free himself from the net that S-Cape trapped him in before he and Krazy Kenny faced off against Vogue in the final battle.
- When LarryBoy begins tricking Frank, his voice is not pitch-shifted when he says "Good work, Alfred," and is high-pitched when he tells Frank to capture him.
- Although technically not a goof, The Emperor of Envy slides when he says "This is gonna be perfect."
- Jesse's voice is high-pitched in some scenes.
- When LarryBoy says "Well, maybe, yes," his lips do not move when he says "maybe."
- Despite the Slushie Shoppe being shrunken down to be slightly bigger than The Emperor of Envy, it is bigger when Alfred takes Jimmy's slushie.
- The lighting in the cell wall closest to LarryBoy changes after he says "Or Ricochet's ability to sing the highest notes."
- When the Emperor says "Oh, look! Who fits into Mr. Big's Big-Boy Clothing now?", his voice is high-pitched.
- Scallion #3's nose changes color when LarryBoy attacks him. This also occurs with Scallion #2 during the final battle.
- When the League compliments Frank, Ricochet's mouth moves as if he were talking along with them, but nothing actually comes out of his mouth.
- When the Emperor nervously congratulates the League for capturing all of the bad guys, he is seen floating above the ground.
- When Mayor Blueberry says "You did it, League," her mouth does not move.
- After the League takes the smoothies from the tray Mayor Blueberry is holding, the tray becomes empty. However, three more smoothies suddenly appear on the tray in the next shot. Then, the tray becomes empty again in the next closeup shot of Mayor Blueberry.
- There are a few errors shown in the credits:
- The Milk Money Bandit returns in this episode. In fact, the opening exchange between the lead bandit, Callie, and Laura directly mirrors that of Percy and Lil Pea with the Scallion #3 bandit in Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed.
- The Scallions being bandits in this episode is a most likely callback to their roles as bandits from previous episodes, such as The Story of Flibber-o-loo, The Ballad of Little Joe (Scallions #2 and #3), and LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (Scallions #1 and #3).
- The posters at the movie theater are the same ones from the previous LarryBoy episodes.
- "The Green-Eyed Monster from Outer Space Returns," the title of the movie that Laura and Callie watched at the beginning of the episode, could be a likely reference to the 3-2-1 Penguins! episode, The Green-Eyed Monster.
- Also, both episodes feature a lesson in thankfulness and dealing with envy.
- Furthermore, the verse that the Emperor quotes is Proverbs 14:30, which is the same verse that was used in said episode.
- Also, both episodes feature a lesson in thankfulness and dealing with envy.
- One of LarryBoy's exclamations when he tries to capture the Emperor of Envy is reused from a few previous episodes.
- The audio recording of S-Cape's scream when he and Thingamabob are riding on the ice cream truck is re-used from Samson's Bad Hair Day.
- The bus that nearly runs over the Emperor is actually a recolored version of the Veggietones' bus from Beauty and the Beet.
- Alfred communicating with LarryBoy via his plungers is a very likely callback to the cartoon LarryBoy show.
- The ice cream cone one of the citizens holds is the same as Pa's from The One and Only You!, except the shrimp is removed and a cherry has been added to it.
- The hats that two of the citizens wear are recolored versions of Professor Rattan's hat from the Minnesota Cuke episodes and Mr. Lunt's hat from Forgiveness Brings the Fixing.
- The birds that surround the two citizens eating popcorn are re-used from The Little House That Stood and Being Gentle Makes You Great.
- When LarryBoy catches the Milk Money Bandit, he shouts "Get over here!" This is a likely reference to Scorpion's catchphrase from the Mortal Kombat franchise.
- When the Emperor is about to take over Bumblyburg, he refers to himself as "Mr. Big." This could be a likely reference to the character of the same name from the 2016 Disney film, Zootopia, the villain of the same name from WordGirl, or the character name used by Hans Hamster in the New Looney Tunes episode, "Dorlock Vice."