Vegetable Irony

We've tried our best to shelter little J from violence on TV and movies. There are a lot of things that we don't allow him to watch, but there are also several things that he does watch. We watch Blues Clues, Bob the Builder and The Wiggles on video. We catch Dragon Tales and Clifford on PBS Kids occasionally. Finding Nemo and CARS are our movie favorites. Lately we've been watching quite a bit of Veggie Tales. I have several VHS tapes from college days when the "Sunday morning fun, Saturday morning values" cartoons were becoming popular. We've been made aware that kids will pick up things where you least expect it. Believe it or not, Jonah has picked up a desire to fight from a Veggie video that was released over 10 years ago. From "Dave and the Giant Pickle", which is the story of David and Goliath, Jonah has begun "putting up his dukes" and and saying "who will I fight?". Although I'm a little concerned that he wants to be Goliath all of the time he has done well at asking people if he can "fight" them before proceeding. I did gain some concern today when he said that he wanted to shoot a particular man. This man was a father of a friend who did put the wagon away before Jonah was done riding in it but it still made me a little nervous when he told me later that he wanted to shoot him. I had to ask what he was going to shoot him with. He said "with my bubble sword." Like Goliath! Ha! Even though Jonah is now walking around pretending to be the famous Philistine Giant, I'm still a fan of Veggie Tales. Here are some facts I found:
Veggie Tales was the first completly computer animated video to be distrubuted on VHS in the US.
Over 50 million videos have been sold since 1993.
Mr. Lunt (from I love my cheeseburger) has no eyes.
Phil Visher, VT creator, sees Bob the Tomato as his alter ego.
(facts were found on wikipedia)

2 comments:

a moore said...

We bought @ a new Bob the Builder video when we were on our vacation. Its in local language too and so we were excited to have him start watching it. We first watched it in english to see what was going on. One of the trucks say "that's stuuupiid" with a really long emphasis on stupid. So you know @'s been walking around calling things "stuuupiid". We were in the school van taking kids home the other day and I was telling him about the rice fields, it was just a really pretty neighborhood. And all the way through he was saying "stuuupiid rice, stuuupiid bananas, stuuupiid cocatatu"...
You know what I've been calling the australian who put together our particular Bob video?

pastorwick said...

Check into Phil V.'s testimony. God is still using him, even through it all. :)