Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't

Mike Nawrocki


Kevin Gamble
John Wahba


Mark Steele
Mike Nawrocki
Phil Vischer

Music by

Kurt Heinecke


Vivendi Entertainment
(Mass market)
Word Entertainment
(Christian market)


(production year)
February 27, 2010


50 minutes

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Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't is the thirty-seventh episode of VeggieTales. It is based on the Carlo Collodi novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio and Disney's 1940 movie Pinocchio.


Opening Countertop

A curtain that says "Extreme Redo: Crying Edition" is seen on the countertop. Larry is telling Bob to follow him. When Larry is seen on the countertop, Bob is wondering what Larry is up to. Larry says, "You'll see." Larry takes off the blindfold and shows Bob the curtain. Bob thinks its just a curtain. Larry tells Bob that it's an "Extreme Redo: Crying Edition" curtain. He tells him that while he was on his vacation that the crew from Extreme Redo had come in and redid the kitchen. The host and the two crew members come out. The host asks Bob how is he feeling. Bob says the he feels good and when the host tells the two crew members they aww at it and sob. Then, the host tells Bob to get ready to feel great. The host, Larry and the two crew members say, "Pull... that... curtain!" The curtain is pulled, revealing light blue painted walls with two throw pillows and two cookie jars. Larry is impressed with the new countertop, while Bob thinks it just looks the same. The host tells Bob to let it all out (cry). Then Bob wonders where Qwerty is and heads to see him in his new look.

Larry says hi to Qwerty. Qwerty responds by saying, "Greetings, Larry." Bob is surprised by this. Larry told Bob that he had an Extreme Redo and that he needed an upgrade for 10 years. Larry tells Qwerty that he is looking good. Qwerty says, "I feel like a million bits. Ha ha. Get it? Bits?" After he says that, the host and the crew laugh at his pun. The host says that he upgraded his humor chip. Then Qwerty says that he has gotten mail. The host says that he has never had mail before and now he does and asks him how it feels to have mail. He says that he feels like a million bits. The two crew members thinks it's sweet, but Bob doesn't. Then the mail changes to a video chat. A kid appears on screen and says this: "Dear Bob and Larry, My mom & dad are always telling me stuff I don't wanna do. Like making my bed, doing my homework, practicing piano. That kind of stuff. All I want to do is play. What should I do? Your friend, Liam Young." After that, Bob thinks it was cool. Larry says that they're hip, happening, and now thanks to Extreme Redo. Bob then claims that he doesn't know what to say. The host says that he doesn't have to say anything. One of the crew members tells him that he can cry if he wants. So Bob starts to cry. The host hands him a pack of tissues while the crew members comfort him. Larry says to roll the tape.

Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't


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Fun Facts


  • Our parents know what is best for us.


  • This is the first episode for several things:
    • The first VeggieTales episode to feature the 2010 rendition of the theme song.
    • The first time that both the countertop and Qwerty are remodeled.
    • The first episode Bob and Larry get emails since Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space!, as well the first time they get video chats.
    • The first episode to feature both 4:3 fullscreen and 16:9 widescreen viewing options on the DVD.
    • The first VeggieTales episode of the 2010s.
  • This is the last episode for several things:
  • This episode did not air on TBN.
  • According to Mike Nawrocki, the countertop was going to be completely redesigned. This idea was dropped in order to not make viewers feel out of place.
  • The prototype cover has many differences between it and the final cover.
    • The prototype cover originally featured a stock picture of Pistachio up against a hand-drawn picture of Gelato's workshop and had the lesson read "NOWHERE Near Final Cover Art."
    • Gelato and Khalil did not appear on the prototype cover.
    • Pistachio's mouth was open on the prototype cover; he is seen grinning on the final cover.
  • This is the only episode to be dubbed in Hebrew, Which is Also N.L.S. Studios' Final project Along with Abadas, & Spongebob squarepants Before it change To Ullman media group.
  • This is one of the only episodes where Bob and Larry don't say hello to the kids.


  • The credits state that this episode was released in 2009, but it did not release until February 2010. Although, this may have been when the episode was completed.


  • When Pistachio spies on the Art Gallery puppet show after hearing Gelato’s story, Calzone’s (Mr. Nezzer’s) costume changes between shots to the outfit used for Nezzer in Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella.
  • The credits state that Jim Poole voiced a fourth Extreme Redo crewmember, but there were only three crewmembers.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • Extreme Re-Do: Crying Edition is a reference to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
  • Khalil's "I'm no fool, no sirree!" line was taken from the early Disney educational films starring Jiminy Cricket, a character from Disney's Pinocchio.
  • The Island of Boyardee is a reference to Chef Boyardee canned pastas.
  • There are mentions of the board game Monopoly scattered a few times throughout the episode, including the ducklings and Madame Blueberry playing the game in one scene, using a real-life game board.
  • Cricket says Gelato's brothers look more like Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, two actors best known for starring in crime movies.

Episode Transcript




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