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The VeggieTales Theme Song is the most iconic song used as an introduction scene for most VeggieTales episodes.

The song was first used in the first episode, and kept it that way until they reanimated it in 1998. The second opening was used up until 2010, when the opening was done entirely reanimated, and used all of the main cast members of the show. It was updated once again in 2015 beginning with Noah's Ark. This time only Bob sings the song, and instead of showing clips during the song, the camera pans over several photos from previous releases, while the singers join in.

Lyrics

Original

Bob: If you like to talk to tomatoes

If a squash can make you smile

If you like to waltz with potatoes

Up and down the produce aisle...

Have we got a show for you!

Singers: VeggieTales! (8x)

Bob: Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be!

Singers: VeggieTales!

Junior: Lima beans! Collard greens! Peachy keen!

Singers: VeggieTales!

Larry: Cauliflower! Sweet and sour! Half an hour!

Singers: VeggieTales!

There's never-ever-ever-ever-ever been a show like VeggieTales! (2x)

It's time for VeggieTales!!!!

Second Version

Bob: If you like to talk to tomatoes

Bob, Jimmy, and Jerry: If a squash can make you smile

The entire cast: If you like to waltz with potatoes Up and down the produce aisle...

Bob: Excuse me. Have we got a show for you!

(Larry begins playing his tuba)

Singers: VeggieTales! (8x)

Bob: Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be!

Singers: VeggieTales!

There's never-ever-ever-ever-ever been a show like VeggieTales! (2xI

t's time for VeggieTales!!!!

(As the veggies finish singing, Larry continues playing his tuba until he collapses)

Live Show Version

If you like to talk to tomatoes, If a squash can make you smile, If you like to waltz with potatoes, Up and down the produce aisle ... Have we got a show for you!

VeggieTales! (8x) Broccoli, celery, gotta be ... VeggieTales! Lima beans, collard greens, peachy keen ... VeggieTales! Cauliflower, sweet and sour, one full hour ... VeggieTales!

There’s never, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like VeggieTales! There’s never, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like VeggieTales! It’s time for VeggieTales!

Broccoli! Celery! Got to be! VeggieTales! Broccoli! Celery! Got to be! VeggieTales!

There’s never, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like VeggieTales! There’s never, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like VeggieTales! It’s time for Veggie, time for Veggie, time for VeggieTales! There’s never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like VeggieTales!

Episodes

Early Rare 1993 Version

Pilot 1994 Version

Original 1994-1997 Version

1998-2000 Version

2001-2003 Version

2004-2006 Version

2007-2009 Version

2010-2013 Version

Final 2014/2015 Version

Fun Facts

  • While writing the song, Mike Nawrocki had troubles trying to find a rhyme for "smile". It eventually dawned on him the next day that "aisle" was the best word.
  • The lyrics of "Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be" wasn't added until the second episode. However, it was rumored or the truth that the 1st episode had those lines in the VeggieTales episode.
  • On TBN airings of older episodes, the 2010 intro replaces the original intro.
  • Prior to the second version, a lot of the production crew were thinking about reanimating the theme song.
  • The third one uses the same score from the previous one, but it only features Bob and Larry. Also, when the background singers sing the rest of the song, pictures that feature the original look of the characters fly down on the wall.
  • In the original version, Bob's teeth's showing while smiling after saying "Have we got a show for you". In the updated version, his mouth is closed.
  • Ever since the 1998 version, it never show clips from the first two episodes. Brian Roberts stated this was done because they wanted to showcase the later episodes, and using the much older clips would stick out like a sore thumb.
  • The 2015 version is the only version of the intro to never use footage from previous episodes, and the only one to have only Bob and Larry.
  • Despite people saying that Larry's playing the tuba in the theme song, that's not really true. The instrument that Larry's playing is called a sousaphone.
  • When VeggieTales was in the very early stages of production, the theme song was the second song written after God Is Bigger.
  • Rebecca St. James did a cover of this song on VeggieRocks!
  • The original theme song was edited by Phil Vischer, while the 1998 version was edited by Mike Nawrocki, the 2001 edition was edited by John Wahba and the 2004 version was edited by Steve Hullfish.

Gallery

VeggieTales1993Theme1
VeggieTales1998Theme1

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