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What signal does the commissioner shine in the sky to call for the Flash?

—Ryan Peterson
(Twitter)

Synopsis: Jonah is sent to cry repentence to a people who he feels are beyond redemption.


Reaction: Enjoyable enough. It's not laugh-out-loud for most of the time, but it is very good hearted and enjoyable enough for the target audience.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Mike Nawrocki => Director / Writer / Jean Claude Pea / Whooping BBQ Pea / Pirate Larry / Jerry Gourd / Larry the Cucumber / Self-Help Tape Voice / Cockney Pea #1
Phil Vischer => Director / Writer / Composer / Phillipe Pea / King Twistomer / Bob the Tomato / Percy Pea / Nezzer / Twippo / Pirate Lunt / Pirate Pa / Jonah / Mr. Lunt / Pa Grape / Cockney Pea #2 / Archibald Asparagus
David Mullen => Composer
Kurt Heinecke => Composer
Dan Anderson => Dad Asparagus
Jim Poole => Scooter, Townsperson
Kristin Blegen => Laura Carrot
Lisa Vischer => Junior Asparagus
Ron Smith => City Official, Crazy Jopponian
Shelby Vischer => Annie
Tim Hodge => Khalil

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The first ever [VeggieTales] feature, following years of half-hour video releases.
  • Keep watching after the end of the credits.
  • The license plate on the van reads, "IN A PKL"
  • The credits include the line, "This movie filmed entirely on location in a mall in Lombard, Illinois." The mall is Yorktown Center, home of Big Idea Productions.
  • The kid sitting in the back of the van (next to the pea) originally appeared in The Toy That Saved Christmas and is a caricature of creator Phil Vischer's daughter.
  • When the aribag deploys after the van crashes, Bob says, "Am I in... heaven?" This is a reference to the video King George and the Ducky in which Junior Asparagus says the same line with the same inflection.
  • All the places Jonah (Archibald) sings about in {It Cannot Be} are real places from that period of history, among them Joppa, Jericho, Damascus...
  • The creators originally thought of doing the story of Noah's Ark for this movie but animal fur would have been expensive to create. They decided on the story of Jonah since whales don't have any fur.
  • Phil Vischer was reluctant at first in "casting" Archibald Asparagus as Jonah since he wasn't a huge [VeggieTales] star at the time. Other choices were Bob, Larry, Junior Asparagus, and Jimmy Gourd.
  • Auditions for Khalil proved to be difficult. It eventually came down to Tim Hodge and Mike Nawrocki. Hodge got the part.