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Qwerty
  • Species: Computer
  • Basis: Apple iMac (formerly IBM 386SLC)

Qwerty is the kitchen countertop's desktop recipe computer in VeggieTales.

Bio

Qwerty's always been showing Bible verses for Bob and Larry when the show is about to end.

He broke down in Sumo of the Opera due to the outrageous antics of Lutfi. He got repaired afterwards.

Years later, in Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't, Qwerty got updated when Larry wanted to surprise Bob on the new kitchen countertop, also known as...Extreme Redo!

Qwerty reappears in The VeggieTales Show as the Larry Cave's main computer.

Personality

Unlike most computers, Qwerty is not perfect. In Where's God When I'm S-Scared?, he accidentally pulled up a recipe for meatloaf instead of the verse.

He is usually quiet, though he does like teasing Bob sometimes, like when he did a Norm's Notes version of the verse for Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue, and when he changed his screen to the paper bag Larry wore in the second installment of Minnesota Cuke's adventures.

Basis

According to Phil Vischer, Qwerty was originally based on an IBM 386SLC. After his complete upgrade, he is based on an Apple iMac.

His current upgrade includes e-mail, a screensaver, a voice chip, and a webcam.

In The VeggieTales Show, his appearance has significantly changed, as he now has a vertical, cartoonish, rectangular screen. He is also purple as opposed to white. His screen shows a teal background pattern in the center with a turquoise grid pattern and a white zigzag line (which moves like a mouth whenever he talks). A set of numbers, which repeatedly changes, is shown a blue-green color on a teal rectangle below. The top and bottom portions of Qwerty's screen are black.

Voice Actors

English

International

  • Akram Halim (Arabic dub, Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't)
  • George Albir (Arabic dub, Sweetpea Beauty)
  • Ehab Sobhy (Arabic dub, It's a Meaningful Life and Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men)
  • Øyvind B. Lyse (Norwegian dub, Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't)
  • Stein Stølen Bjerkaker (Norwegian dub, Princess and the Popstar and Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men)

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • Qwerty's name comes from the first six letters on a standard English keyboard.
  • Qwerty originally had Pong as seen in God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!. It's currently unknown if he still has the game in his upgrade.
  • Phil originally created the model of Qwerty in either 1990 or '91 for a corporate piece he was doing for work prior to Big Idea's start.
  • After the series switch to Maya, Qwerty gained letters on his keyboard and even a power cord, which was absent from his original model.
  • The original IBM 386-based Qwerty doesn't speak; he only communicates with 8-bit computer bleeping noises.
  • Mike Nawrocki and Phil Vischer considered the idea of turning Qwerty into an iMac-styled model as early as 2003. However, they did not follow through on this until 2010.
  • Qwerty's voice in The VeggieTales Show is slightly deeper and more robotic.
  • Qwerty makes different noises when pulling up a bible verse on his monitor face in different episodes as follows:

Gallery

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VeggieTales Main Cast
BobLarry
Junior AsparagusArchibald AsparagusPa GrapeLaura CarrotJimmy and Jerry GourdMr. NezzerMr. LuntThe French PeasMadame BlueberryPetunia RhubarbQwerty
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