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The VeggieTales Theme Song is the most iconic song used to open up VeggieTales.

The theme 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 and Larry sing the song, and instead of showing clips during the song, the camera pans over several photos from previous releases.

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!

All: VeggieTales! (8x)

Bob: Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be

All: VeggieTales!

Junior: Lima beans! Collard greens! Peachy keen!

All: VeggieTales!

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

All: 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)

All: VeggieTales! (8x)

Bob: Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be

All: VeggieTales!

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

1993

1994-1997

1998-2000

2001-2003

2004-2006

2007-2009

2010-2013

2014/2015

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 intro to never use footage from previous episodes, and the only one to have only Bob and Larry.
  • Despite people saying that Larry is playing the tuba in the theme song, that's not really true. The instrument that Larry is 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!

Gallery

VeggieTales1993Theme1
VeggieTales1998Theme1

Versions

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