VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!
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October 9, 2002 DVD cover

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Phil Vischer
Animation Direction:
Chris Olsen
David Pitts
Tim Hodge

Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki

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Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki
Lisa Vischer
Dan Anderson
Jeff Morrow
Bridget Miller
Gail Freeman

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Kurt Heinecke
Lisa Vischer (lyrics)

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Mike Nawrocki

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Big Idea Productions

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Lyrick Studios
Everland Entertainment
Warner Home Video

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October 21, 1994 (Everland Entertainment)
May 18, 2004 (Warner Home Video)

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32:37 minutes


United States

God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! was the 2nd episode in the VeggieTales animated series. It was released on October 21, 1994 by Everland Entertainment on VHS. In February 16, 1999, it was released by Lyrick Studios, and on May 18, 2004 by Warner Home Video on DVD, and directed by Phil Vischer. It features two short stories about forgiveness. The first is about a family of cranky grapes that torments Junior Asparagus, who must find a way to forgive them. The second is a parody of Gilligan's Island. Chris Olsen directed the The "Forgive-o-Matic" segment of the video.


This episode, subtitled "A Lesson in Forgiveness" teaches viewers the importance of forgiving others when they act carelessly or thoughtlessly.

Opening CountertopEdit

The episode opens with Bob and Larry on the countertop as usual. Bob remarks that the other day after Where's God When I'm S-Scared? he ran into "Marco", and Marco has a question that states that when his little sister does something that makes him upset, then she apologizes, Their mother says he needs to forgive her, but Marco asks "Why do I have to forgive?" So Larry begins to tell a story about the Grapes of Wrath.

The Grapes of WrathEdit

Junior Asparagus learns to forgive the Grape family even after they continue teasing him.

The Forgive-o-MaticEdit

This is the first episode that does not have a Silly Song. Instead the silly song was replaced with an advertisement starring Scallion #1 for a machine used to predict that God would forgive your sin called "The Forgive-o-Matic." Junior however interupts the commercial and tries to convince Scallion #1 that he should instead simply ask God for forgiveness. Then Scallion #1 then tries to re-advertise The Forgive-o-Matic as a julienne fry maker, and a Chia model. Then the commercial closes when Scallion #1 turns off the lights, and Junior tells him to say "goodnight, Gracie" as the lights shut off.

Larry's LagoonEdit

This is the story of a ship's passengers being marooned on a island, and learning to forgive their clumsy first mate (Larry) for accidentally getting them stuck there.

Closing CountertopEdit

The show ends with Qwerty giving out another Bible verse that says, "Forgive others as the Lord forgive you." -Colossians 3:13b.


  • Junior states that he's in the Liliacus genus. Liliacus is not a genus, but a class.
  • Unlike most of the other episodes, Silly Songs with Larry is not in this episode. This resulted in many angry letters to Big Idea forcing them to make another one, which they did in Are You My Neighbor?.

VHS Edit

1999 Lyrick Studios Reprint Edit

Opening Edit

  • 1998-2001 FBI Warning
  • 1998-2001 Lyrick Studios Logo
  • Welcome to VeggieTales Promo
  • Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space! Trailer
  • VeggieTales Library 1999 Promo
  • Stay Tuned

Closing Edit

  • Are You My Neighbor? Trailer
  • Dave and the Giant Pickle Trailer
  • 1998-2001 Lyrick Studios Logo

2000 Lyrick Studios Reprint Edit

  • 1998-2001 FBI Warning
  • 1997-1998 Lyrick Studios Logo
  • 1998-2003 Big Idea Presents Logo
  • Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen Trailer
  • Why We Do What We Do logo
  • Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed Trailer
  • Big Idea logo
  • A Queen, a King, and a Very Blue Berry trailer
  • Veggietales Video 2001 2000

2004 Reprint Edit

Opening Edit

  • 2001-2005 FBI Warning
  • A Snoodle's Tale Trailer
  • Sumo of the Opera Teaser
  • The Ballad of Little Joe Trailer
  • Stay Tuned
  • Why We Do What We Do Promo

Closing Edit

  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • How to Draw Palmy
  • Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space! Trailer
  • Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed Trailer

DVD Edit

Viewing Options Edit

  • English subtitles
  • 51. Surround and Stereo audio

Bonus Features Edit

  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Art Gallery

Fun Edit

  • Trivia Questions
  • Veggie Word Find
  • Sing-along (The Forgiveness Song)
  • How to Draw (The Grapes' Car and Palmy)
  • Family Fun Activities (Forgiveness Buckets)
  • Interactive Storybook (King George and His Duckies)
  • DVD-ROM Features

Previews Edit

  • Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
  • The Ballad of Little Joe
  • A Snoodle's Tale
  • Sumo of the Opera
  • The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment!
    • 3-2-1 Penguins!
    • Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn
    • The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka
    • The Amazing Carnival of Complaining
    • Runaway Pride at Lightstation Kilowatt
    • The Doom Funnel Rescue!
    • Moon Menace on Planet Tell-a-Lie!
    • The Cartoon Adventures Of Larry-Boy!
    • LarryBoy and the Angry Eyebrows.
    • Leggo My Ego!
    • The Yodelnapper!
    • The Good, the Bad, and the Eggly 
  • VeggieTales Classics
    • Dave and the Giant Pickle
    • Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed
    • Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space!
    • Rack, Shack and Benny
    • Josh and the Big Wall!
    • King George and the Ducky
    • Madame Blueberry
  • Holiday Specials
    • The Star of Christmas
    • The Toy That Saved Christmas
    • An Easter Carol