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The League of Incredible Vegetables
Director(s)

Mike Nawrocki

Producer(s)

Chris Wall

Writer(s)

Mark Steele
Mike Nawrocki

Music by

Kurt Heinecke

Distributor

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

Released

October 16, 2012

Runtime

48 minutes

Previous episode

The Penniless
Princess

Next episode

The Little House
That Stood

The League of Incredible Vegetables is the forty-fourth episode of VeggieTales and the fourth Larry-Boy episode.

Plot

Bob and Larry get a video call from Alfred that a kid named Sean Smith from Youngstown, Ohio emailed Larry-Boy that he's pretty much afraid of everything and needs help to conquer his fears.

The League battle Flurry's penguin minions only to find out he has made a fake to disorient them. Then, Larry-Boy gets frozen and a recall to the LarryCave is made. Alfred tells Junior that they should not trust in their super suits and instead trust in God. 

Thingamabob, S-Cape and Vogue head to "This Little Piggy" Grocery where Dr. Flurry has taken as a hideout, but as a surprise counter attack he freezes them with the Fear-Dar, now mounted on giant robot penguin.

After the last stand battle between Ricochet and Flurry, he throws a snowball at the Fear-Dar, thus destroying the Refrigerator and freeing everyone. However this causes the penguin mech to malfunction. The league escape rescuing Dr. Flurry and the penguins. Dr. Flurry ends up going to jail. Alfred pronounces Ricochet as an official member of the League of Incredible Vegetables.

Back to the countertop, Bob & Larry talk about what they learned, and said that Sean should put trust in God. During this time, Bob & Larry start goofing off and Alfred comes in stating that it is "superhero syndrome".

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Characters

Locations

Songs

Fun Facts

Moral

Explanations

  • Trolls can be either of these two things:
    • European mythology creatures.
    • An internet term used for people who join online communities just to annoy other users.
  • Labor Day is an American holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September.
  • Dr. Flurry's act of "Grand Theft Gelato" is an allusion to grand theft auto, the act of stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle.
  • The name "S-Cape" is based on the term "escape."
  • The name "Thingmabob" is based on the word "thingmajig."
  • The name "Vogue" is based on the term "fashion".

Trivia

  • The episode's original title was Larry-Boy and the League of Superheroes.
  • The full title of this is "The League of the Incredible Vegetables and the Flurry of Fear."
  • In the trailer, the signal shown was at nighttime, but in the actual episode, it is shown in the daytime.
  • This episode was released in 2012, the same year as another superhero team-up movie - Marvel Studios' The Avengers.
  • The Fear-Dar is also known as the Refrigerator, as seen in the newspaper.
  • While Alfred's biggest fear was not revealed/scanned in this episode, it was said on the VeggieTales website that his biggest fear was power outages, which was a reference to Larry-Boy and the Fib from Outer Space where he accidentally unplugged his computer.
  • In the stored cages at the LarryCave, we can see the following items:
    • A replica of the Larry-Boy suit.
    • A key.
  • This is the first episode for several things:
    • The first and only Larry-Boy episode to have a Silly Song.
    • The first Larry-Boy episode where Bob gets a major role (excluding Larry-Boy: The Cartoon Adventures).
    • The first Larry-Boy episode where Junior, Mr. Lunt, and Petunia are superheroes.
    • The first episode where Bob and Larry get a video chat that is not from a child.
    • The first Larry-Boy episode to be set during winter.
    • The first episode released in the Fall since The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's not to be Christmas related.
    • The first Larry-Boy episode to have no visible changes to the LarryMobile.
    • The first episode not to use Miss Minchin since her debut appearance.
  • This is the last episode for several things:
    • The last appearance for Larry-Boy in his third costume until LarryBoy and the Cape-Coat Caper.
    • The last episode both John Wahba and David Pitts worked on.
    • The last time Qwerty gets a video chat to date.
    • The last episode to feature both 4:3 fullscreen and 16:9 widescreen viewing options on the DVD. Starting with the next episode, 16:9 widescreen becomes the only viewing option.
    • The last episode where Sony DADC does the DVD authoring.
      • This is also the last episode where their New Media Solutions division does the DVD authoring.
  • Some of the superpowers/gadgets Junior tried out before becoming Ricochet are:
    • Magnetic Manipulation
    • Atmokinetic
    • Inflation
    • Rockets
    • Shape-shifting

Remarks

  • Throughout the episode, the cable on Larry-Boy's plungers switches from the nylon cable texture to the basic yellow rope.
  • Despite Mayor Blueberry stating previously that signals can't be seen in daylight, the League's signal can be seen perfectly in daylight.
  • Even though snow is technically frozen water, Junior's super suit never shorts out from snow the same way it does from liquid water.
  • When the Fear-Dar scrolls through biggest fears, one of the biggest fears is called Escargo, though it is unknown what it is.
  • Somehow, Jimmy doesn't leave a mess after he ate the chocolate cake up in the air.
  • Although the shopping list mentions a "mustache comb," it was never seen nor used.
  • On the newspaper shot, the same newspaper "Local Boy Helps League Save The Day!" is shown twice in the background.
  • Although climate change does affect weather, it's highly unlikely it would cause it to snow in early September.

Goofs

  • One shot shows Qwerty's shadows missing.
  • One LarryCave shot has shadows missing. 
  • When Junior was sitting with his suit off, the first two shots had missing shadows, and on the third shot, the shadow was back.
  • The live Qwerty introduction had one shadow disappear.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • The scene Larry-Boy shows up from the dark is a reference to Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy.
  • Kryptonite is a radioactive mineral from the DC universe which is often the weakness for Kryptonians, particularly Superman.
  • Food City is an American supermarket chain, which is more recognized in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.
  • Go-Gurt is a yogurt brand by Yoplait where you can eat yogurt through a tube.
  • Angry Birds is a video game franchise used for mobile devices.
  • This episode came out later in the same year as when Marvel premiered The Avengers. Both feature a team of 5 or 6 superheroes teaming up to stop the same bad guy.
  • When Scooter arrests the penguin minions, he commands, "March, penguins!", as a reference to the nature documentary movie, March of the Penguins.
  • ThingamaBob using gadgets to fight crime is similar to the 1980s cartoon Inspector Gadget.

Fast Forward

Episode Transcript

Credits

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