Larry the Cucumber

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Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato of VeggieTales fame are in NBC’s Saturday-morning cartoon lineup, but many references to God have been edited out.

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer said he wished he would have known the extent of the required cuts before agreeing to reformat the shows.

“I probably would have declined to participate simply because there aren’t enough Veggie shows that could be made acceptable to NBC without significantly compromising their message,” he wrote on his blog.

“But,” he wrote, “kids are meeting Bob and Larry on network television, and that’s really cool.” (RNS)

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