Why do bad things happen to good cucumbers? The Ballad of Little Joe
takes an Old Testament look at the question of suffering and injustice via this cowboy-inflected VeggieTales
take on the story of Joseph, the youngest son of Jacob sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Typically, the VeggieTales
version of the familiar tale is sweetened and abridged to a fault--why do VeggieTales
creators insist that young children confront complex Bible passages until they're actually ready for them?. But in Joseph's case the issue of forgiveness is certainly accessible to little ones, even if the larger idea of accepting one's destiny as "God's plan" gets muddled in Little Joe
's salad-bar nonsense. Featuring familiar VeggieTales
characters Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, and a baffling song interlude by Boyz in the Sink called "Belly Button." --Tom Keogh
You've heard the story of Joseph many times, but only VeggieTales? can tell it in the Wild Wild West. The Ballad of Little Joe begins at the Lazy Eye Ranch, the Veggie equivalent of the Ponderosa. Leading the colorful pack is Larry the Cucumber as Little Joe and eleven French peas as his jealous brothers. It's a journey that will take Joe from an abandoned mine shaft, to a pizza saloon in Dodgeball City, with his faith being tested every step of the way (as well as his uncanny organizational skills). This video will also feature an all new and ever popular Silly Song with Larry. "The Bellybutton Song" is a spoof of boy bands featuring the latest VeggieTales superstars - Boyz in the Sink!