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The Fennel Frontier
March 11, 2014
Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier is the 48th episode of VeggieTales.
The show opens up with Larry in space. Then it is revealed that Larry is actually stuck above the countertop. He tries to get help from Jimmy, Jerry, Mr. Lunt, and Mr. Nezzer, but they don't help. Bob then reads a question and decides to answer that question by playing a story called "Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier."
- This was the first episode for several things:
- The first time Mr. Nezzer appears in the countertop.
- The first time Mr. Nezzer appears without clothing.
- The first episode to have a post-credits scene.
- This was also the last episode for several things:
- The last speaking appearance of Mr. Nezzer to date.
- The last episode Megan Murphy voices Madame Blueberry.
- The bumper stickers on the spacion wagon are:
- I brake for tribbles.
- Area 51.
- Honk if you love quasars!
- My other car is a DeLorean.
- I heart Planet of the Grapes!
- Archibald refers himself as "Doctor Who", though the correct term he should've used is "The Doctor", as the former is the name of the show, and not the titular character.
- The cover states the video was released in 2013, but it didn't came out until March 2014. Although this could be when the video was finalized.
- Because it's a sequel to Are You My Neighbor?, it's never stated if Captain Cuke or Mr. Spork are the same characters (Larry and Bob) who met Junior, or they're just brand new characters.
- In the show, Luna said that they should prepare them for evacuation, but on the DVD subtitles, said that Applepies said the line, but it was wrong.
- Although not informed, this could be considered a sequel to Are You My Neighbor?, as references to that episode are here (being a spoof on Star Trek and popcorn meteors) . Also, Cuke and Spork also recognize Scooter as a former crew member, which he was in the original.
- Aside from the moral, this episode has a few nods towards Lyle the Kindly Viking:
- Junior plays a character that teaches the moral of sharing.
- both episodes came out the same month.
- McDoodle's is a parody of McDonald's.
- M&N's is a parody of M&M's. There is also a pizzaera with the same name.
- Archibald's costume and police box is a reference to the BBC series "Doctor Who", about a alien called himself "the Doctor" who travels in time and space with the Tardis (which is in the shape of the policebox).
- His costume is based off of the Eleventh Doctor, portrayed by Matt Smith. Whatever or not if this is based on this fanart is unknown.
- A Delorean is a sportscar made in 1981, and its famous for appearing in Universal Studios' Back to the Future franchise.
- "1.21" gigawats" is a amount of power that is needed for the Flux Capacitor.
- The spacion wagon knocking over the trash can is a reference towards the ending of the first film.
- There are many references to various sci-fi movies and T.V. shows.
- PAL being a reference to Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- Cuke and Dr. Spork are references to Kirk and Dr. Spock from Star Trek. The U.S.S. Applepies is a reference to the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is even able to beam the crew up (although the feature was out of order in the episode, so they used ropes instead).
- The story begins with an opening crawl like the Star Wars films.
- When Cuke and Dr. Spork are in Luntar's dungeon, T-Bot suggests she records their call for help holographically and send it to others. Cuke tells her they won't do that unless it's their only hope. This is a reference to when Princess Leia did the same thing in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
- There are several quotes similar to those said in the Star Wars films, such as "We don't need to see your photos. Move along." (photos is said instead of identification), "Stay on target...", and "It's a trap!".
- "Houston, we have a problem" is from Apollo 13.
- "Phone home" is of course a reference to E.T.
- "Game over man!" And the stomach rumbling from alien egg are references to "Aliens".
- One bumper sticker says "I brake for tribbles." Tribbles are small furry creatures appearing in the original series of Star Trek that reproduce rapidly.
- Captain Cuke said that Luntar stole his captain underpants. This a reference to the series of children's books, Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.
- "Reverse the polarity" is a quote from the 1898 science fiction novel Edison's Conquest of Mars, which is the opposite of normal polarity. This is often used in various pieces of media, including "Doctor Who".