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Patience Takes Practice

Todd Waterman


Vincent Aniceto
Eric Newman


Mike Nawrocki

Music by

Kurt Heinecke


September 30, 2020


24 minutes

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Patience Takes Practice is the ninth episode of The VeggieTales Show, which teaches a lesson in patience.


Larry has a great idea for an upcoming show: the story of the Wright Brothers and their invention of the airplane. Larry loves airplanes! Bob likes the idea a lot but he gets terribly impatient with everyone while putting together the show. Bob’s can’t wait attitude creates all kinds of chaos and hurt feelings amongst the crew. Petunia has an idea on how to fix all the trouble on set and rallies the Veggies to perform the story of Noah. Noah was a man who had to do a lot of waiting and while he waited he learned to be patient. From Noah, Bob learned that patience takes practice and that in the end how you treat your friends matter most!



Fun Facts


  • This is the first episode for a few things:
    • The first episode to be written by Mike Nawrocki.
    • The first episode where Bob uses one of Larry's ideas for a show.
    • The first episode where Larry reads the verse at the end of the episode.
  • This was released exactly 20 years after Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen.


  • It's never explained how Jean-Claude was able to make a workable, safe wooden plane despite being rushed.


Note that every character in this shot has a wonky nose.

  • When Jimmy yells, "Fly, Orville, fly!" on the beach, his voice isn't pitch-shifted.
  • There are several instances of either the characters' eyes floating above their noses, or their noses below their eyes (see image).

Inside References

  • Because this episode retells the story of Noah's ark, there are a few references to the episode of the same name:
    • The cardboard cut-out of the ark looks similar to the ark in said episode, albeit brown instead of orange.
    • The cut-outs of the animals inside the ark use the same designs as the animals in the episode.
    • Pa and Larry reprise their roles as Noah and Ham respectively.
  • Bob apologizing to the veggies is similar to when he apologized in God Wants Us to Make Peace.

Real-World References

  • Jean-Claude and Phillipe saying "Ze plane, ze plane!" is a reference to the television series Fantasy Island.
  • Several times during the Noah segment, an instrumental of the song "Children of the Lord" is heard.





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