What Have We Learned is a song from VeggieTales.
This song plays normally at the end of the show whenever Bob (or Larry) says "It's time to talk about what we learned today!", "We're over here by Qwerty to talk about what we learned today!" or "Let's See If Qwerty Has A Verse For Us Today"
And so what we have learned applies to our lives today. God has a lot to say in His book.
You see, we know that God’s word is for everyone. And now that our song is done, we'll take a look.
Bob's feelings with the song
Since the beginning of the show, Bob has always seemed to dislike the song, and that was a running gag. In the first Minnesota Cuke film, the reason Bob seemed to dislike the song, is revealed to be that he likes the song, but the rest of the reason is obscured by Larry. However, there are a few times that he likes listening to it, and he even cared about it when the Sporks from Lord of the Beans took the record. It's shown (thus was confirmed) that he does like it, but he doesn't like being interrupted by it. And in Rack, Shack & Benny, Bob said, "Larry, you know how I feel about that song."
Besides the original version, there are various versions of the song, either sung by other characters, or done in a different style. These include...
- Larry singing it (Rack, Shack & Benny)
- Jimmy and Jerry Gourd singing it (King George and the Ducky)
- A Western version (The Ballad of Little Joe and Moe and the Big Exit)
- A Japanese Opera version & Lutfi humming the rest of it (Sumo of the Opera)
- Larry's brothers singing it (Duke and the Great Pie War)
- Interrupted by the Sporks stealing it (Lord of the Beans)
- The Wiggly Turtle Toobies version (Gideon: Tuba Warrior)
- Partially muted version (The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's)
- Norm's Notes version (Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue)
- A jingle version (It's a Meaningful Life)
- A Scottish version (MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle)
- Space version (with the original vocals & the music still intact) (Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier)
- A disco version (Celery Night Fever)
There were also instrumental variations of the song heard in at least two episodes.
- Millward (Larry) playing the song on the harmonica (The Star of Christmas)
- Art's Gallery (VeggieTales Creativity City)
- When Hope and Mr. Nezzer enter the church (An Easter Carol)
- Heard as Bob's ringtone, then when he tells a verse. (Bob's Vacation)
- At the end of the episode when the veggies wrap up the show. (God Wants Us to Make Peace and It's Cool to Be Kind)
- When Madame Blueberry tells Larry that knowledge is good and Pa Grape adds that there's something better than knowledge (The Wonderfulness of Wisdom).
- In "God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!?", Larry says "Bamboo, bamboo, bamboo!" when Bob tries to say something.
- If whispered, "It's time to talk about what we learned today" can be said without the song playing afterward. Bob tried this once in Dave and the Giant Pickle, but then Larry-Boy accidentally said it out loud which queued the music.
- The percussion in the song is VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer playing his cheeks.
- The tune for the music came up when Phil Vischer and his wife Lisa were on their way to church. But because they didn't have a tape recorder to record the melody, Phil told Lisa to hum it throughout the service so he wouldn't forget it.
- In some of the most recent episodes, starting with the second instalment of Minnesota Cuke's adventures, the song starts whenever Bob or Larry say "Let's see if Qwerty has a verse for us today."
- The Western version also appeared on VeggieTunes 4.
- The Wiggly Turtle Toobies version also appeared on VeggieTales Greatest Hits.
- This song's not in Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler, because it got stolen by the Sporks in the previous episode.
- The Japanese, original Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese Audio News VHS dubs are acapella.
- Lettuce Love One Another! was the only compilation to feature this song.
- The Japanese Opera version was interrupted when Qwerty broke down in Sumo of the Opera, so Lutfi took over and hummed the second verse.