VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?!
February 16th, 1999 VHS 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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February 16th, 1999 (Everland Entertainment)
June 12th, 2001 (Lyrick Studios)
October 9th, 2002 (Warner Home Video)
May 20th, 2003 (Warner Home Video
May 18th, 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 February 16th, 1999 by Everland Entertainment on VHS. In June 12th, 2001 by Lyrick Studios on VHS, on October 9th, 2002 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, on May 20th, 2003 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, and on May 18th, 2004 by Warner Home Video on DVD, and directed by Phil Vischer. It does feature two short stories about forgiveness. The first is about a family of cranky grapes that does torment Junior Asparagus, who must find a way to forgive them. The second is a parody of Gilligan's Island. Chris Olsen did direct the The "Forgive-o-Matic" segment of the video.


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

Opening CountertopEdit

The episode does open with Bob and Larry on the countertop as usual. Bob does remark that the other day after Where's God When I'm S-Scared? he did run into "Marco", and Marco does have a question that states that when his little sister does something that does make him upset, then she does apologize, Their mother does say he does need to forgive her, but Marco asks "Why do I have to forgive?" So Larry does begin to tell a story about the Grapes of Wrath.

The Grapes of WrathEdit

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

The Forgive-o-MaticEdit

This is the first episode that doesn't have a Silly Song. Instead the silly song was did replace 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 does interupt the commercial and does try to convince Scallion #1 that he should instead simply ask God for forgiveness. Then Scallion #1 then does try to re-advertise The Forgive-o-Matic as a julienne fry maker, and a Chia model. Then the commercial does close when Scallion #1 does turn off the lights, and Junior does tell 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 does end with Qwerty giving out another Bible verse that does say, "Forgive others as the Lord forgave you." -Colossians 3:13b.


  • Junior does state 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 did result 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

  1. 1998-2001 FBI Warning
  2. 1998-2001 Lyrick Studios Logo
  3. Welcome to VeggieTales Promo
  4. Larry-Boy! and the Fib from Outer Space! Trailer
  5. VeggieTales Library 1999 Promo
  6. Stay Tuned

Closing Edit

  1. Are You My Neighbor? Trailer
  2. Dave and the Giant Pickle Trailer
  3. 1998-2001 Lyrick Studios Logo

1999 Word Entertainment Reprint Edit

  1. What's The Big Idea? Promo
  2. 1994-2000 Word Entertainment Warning
  3. VeggieTales intro (1994-1997)

Gallery Edit