VeggieTales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared?
March 31, 1998 VHS cover

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Phil Vischer
Animation Direction:
Chris Olsen
David Pitts
Tim Hodge

Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer

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Gail Freeman

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Phil Vischer
Michael Nawrocki
Lisa Vischer
Dan Anderson
Gail Freeman
Mike Sage

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Kurt Heinecke
Lisa Vischer

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Michael Nawrocki

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Big Idea Productions

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Everland Entertainment
Lyrick Studios
Warner Home Video

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March 31, 1998 (Everland Entertainment)
October 17, 2000 (Lyrick Studios)
October 8, 2002 (Warner Home Video)
August 5, 2003 (Warner Home Video)
February 10, 2004 (Warner Home Video)
September 30, 2008 (DVD)

Running time

30 minutes

Where's God When I'm S-Scared? is the 1st episode of the Christian animated series, VeggieTales. It was initially released on March 31, 1998 by Everland Entertainment on VHS, October 17, 2000 by Lyrick Studios on VHS, October 8, 2002 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, August 5, 2003 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, February 10, 2004 by Warner Home Video on VHS and DVD, and September 30, 2008 on DVD. Subtitled "A Lesson in Handling Fear", it features two short stories titled Tales from the Crisper and Daniel and the Lion's Den, as well as the first Silly Song, The Water Buffalo Song. The first segment stars Junior Asparagus who lies awake at night after watching a scary Frankenstein movie, The second is a re-telling of the Biblical story, Daniel and the Lions' Den

The Battle of The Mordecai

Peach and the Beach


Opening CountertopEdit

In the first episode of VeggieTales, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber are on the countertop of a kitchen. Bob does read a letter from Lucy Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona who is scared because she sometimes think there are monsters in her closet. Larry says he once did think the same thing, but later did find out that they were actually his fluffy bunny slippers, which are only "squishy", as opposed to "scary". Bob then does ask her to watch a story about when Junior Asparagus did get scared.

Tales from the CrisperEdit

When Junior, after watching a scary Frankenstein movie, is afraid to go to bed, he does get help from Bob and Larry, who teach him that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of.

The Water Buffalo SongEdit

Wearing an oversized cowboy hat, Larry does come out and does sing that "everybody's got a water buffalo," but Archibald Asparagus does bring the song to an abrupt end over the obvious falseness of statement. The segment does end with Larry singing that "everybody's got a baby kangaroo," which does make Archibald so enraged, that he does charge in and does knock Larry over.

Daniel and the Lions' DenEdit

Daniel does become King Darius' trusted advisor, but some jealous scallions throw Daniel into the lion's den. Daniel does realize that God's love will always protect him.

Closing CountertopEdit

In the closing countertop sequence, Bob & Larry's computer, Qwerty, does give the audience a recipe for yummy meatloaf, did follow by a Bible verse in which God does say "So do not fear, for I am with you." -Isaiah 41:10.

VHS Edit

1998 Word Entertainment Release Edit

  1. 1998-2001 FBI Warning
  2. What's The Big Idea? Promo

1998 Lyrick Studios Releases Edit

VHS Content Edit

Trivia Edit

  • In this video, Larry's voice is lower in pitch and does sound more like Bob. In later releases, Mike Nawrocki does give Larry a more higher-pitched voice.
    • In March 1993, Phil Vischer, two young art school grads, and friends volunteering on weekends, did produce this, the first fully computer animated direct-to-video did produce in the United States.
  • 750, 000 units were sold through Christian bookstores, mostly through the word of mouth, before the VeggieTales videos were sold at mass market stores like Target, Wal-Mart and K-Mart.
  • The initial advertisement for this episode featured a toaster character among the main characters. The toaster was supposed to be part of the series before being rejected due to how impossible he was to animate.
  • The last section of this movie conflates different Biblical stories involving the Hebrew Prophet Daniel. For example, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and King Darius the Mede are combined into "King Darius of Babylon."