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TheLeagueOfIncredibleVegetables
The League of the Incredible Vegetables and the Flurry of Fear
Directed by

Mike Nawrocki

Produced by

Chris Wall

Written by

Mark Steele
Mike Nawrocki

Music by

Kurt Heinecke

Distributed by

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

Released

October 13, 2012
(Christian market)
October 16, 2012
(Mass market)

Runtime

48 minutes

Previous episode

The Penniless
Princess

Next episode

The Little House
That Stood

The League of Incredible Vegetables (also known as The League of the Incredible Vegetables and the Flurry of Fear) is the forty-fourth episode of VeggieTales and the fourth Larry-Boy episode.

Plot

Opening Countertop

Bob and Larry greet the viewers. Then a voice is heard asking the two if they have a moment. It is Alfred. Larry greets him. Alfred greets him and Bob. Alfred then tells him that he received a distressing message from Sean Smith of Youngstown, Ohio. Sean says that he is a afraid of thunderstorms, bugs, dogs and snakes. He wants to know what he should do if he feels afraid. Larry then proceeds to get his bag (which has his LarryBoy suit in it) to transform into LarryBoy. Larry said that he needs a phone booth. But bob says that there are no phone booths anymore and says that he can change behind his cell phone. Larry then wonders how is he supposed to change into LarryBoy now. Bob tells him he can try his dressing room. Larry then heads to his dressing room. Alfred then tells Bob that Larry needs some help and that it was a job too big for LarryBoy alone. He then tells Bob to check his dressing room and Bob proceeds to do so. Alfred then tells the viewers and Sean that he is presenting a story called, "The League of the Incredible Vegetables and the Flurry of Fear."

Act 1

At the Bumblyburg Science Museum, Laura is hovering above a zero-gravity pad while Junior watches.

SlushingOnJimmy

Maybe we should fall back together and regroup.

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Silly Song

Main article: Supper Hero

Act 2

Back at the Bumblyburg Science Museum, LarryBoy hops to Scooter with some nachos and says that this is unacceptable.

SlushingOnJimmy

Maybe we should fall back together and regroup.

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Closing Countertop

Bob and Larry, who are now LarryBoy and Thingamabob, appear on the countertop. Bob says that he feels super and Larry tells him that he looks super. Then Bob asks Larry if they wanna wrestle but LarryBoy doesn't wanna wrestle. He tackles him as Alfred asks what's going on. Alfred then tells him that Bob has SHS (superhero syndrome) and that it can be quite energizing playing a superhero for the first time. Larry then mentions that he won the dance-a-thon after LarryBoy and the Fib from outer space. Bob says that dancing can be fun and then dances himself. Larry then says that it's time to talk about what we have learned today. They dance along to the song and then Thingamabob mentions how he loves that song. They dance again during the second half. Then QWERTY brings up the verse

When am afraid I put my trust in you

Psalm 56:3

Then Bob tells Sean that whenever he feels afraid that he can put his trust in god. Larry then says that when he realizes that God is bigger than anyone, it'll help you to not feel scared. Alfred then tells LarryBoy and Thingamabob a well done and that it was a such an important lesson to learn. Bob, Larry and Alfred then say goodbye to the viewers and then Bob says he is going jogging as the show ends.

Characters

Locations

Songs

Fun Facts

Moral

  • God is bigger than anything, so you don't have to be afraid.

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.
  • 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.
  • This is the second episode to have a lesson in handling fear, the first being Where's God When I'm S-Scared?.
  • In the stored cages at the LarryCave, we can see the following items:
    • A replica of the Larry-Boy suit.
    • A key.
    • The Art Bigotti plate.
  • 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 to not use Miss Minchin and Ermie Asparagus since their debut appearances.
    • The first episode to not feature Annie since Princess and the Popstar
  • 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 where both John Wahba and David Pitts worked on.
    • The last episode to use Laura's 2000s hair.
    • The last time where Qwerty gets a video chat to date.
    • The last episode to not feature Jean-Claude in the original series.
    • The last LarryBoy episode to feature Kurt Heinecke as a composer.
    • The last LarryBoy episode to be released on DVD.
    • The last LarryBoy episode where Mike Nawrocki wrote or directed.
    • The last episode to feature the voices of Henna Chaudhary, Lana Waites, and Mark Steele.
    • 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 that Junior tried out before becoming Ricochet are:
    • Magnetic Manipulation
    • Atmokinetic
    • Inflation
    • Rockets
    • Shape-shifting

Remarks

  • Apparently, Larry-Boy is scared of balloons popping because lots of them popped during his fifth birthday party.
  • 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 cannot 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.
  • Vogue says she can't wear white as it's after Labor Day. However, such a day is in early September, even though the episode takes place during winter. Although climate change does affect weather, it's highly unlikely it would cause it to snow during Labor Day..
  • Because being a superhero is dangerous, Junior's parents likely would not be okay with him joining the League until he's older.

Goofs

  • One shot shows Qwerty's shadows missing.
  • One LarryCave shot has shadows missing. 
  • LarryBoy's tooth is missing in two shots, when he says "Bad fifth birthday party, lots of popping" and when Dr. Flurry says "A lot of good your supersuits are now League"
  • 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 where 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.
  • ThingamaBob saying "Holy evaporating egg" is a reference to Robin saying "holy (insert phrase here), Batman" in the 1960s Batman TV show.

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