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?.