Skip to comments.Conservative group blasts NBC's "VeggieTales" edit
Posted on 09/29/2006 7:11:35 AM PDT by gridlock
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They're going to replace the end line with "Remember, kids. Allah made you special, and Mohammed wants you to kill Jews and kaffirs very very much." That'll get by NBC's censors.
How is this not copyright infringement?
Dedicated bachelor Larry and his long-time companion Bob.
If you really wanted to reach as broad of an audience as possible, then why are your TV shows and news programs so liberally tilted? Why can't you have ONE show with a religious tilt that represents the viewpoint of 90% of the population. Just crazy.
I'm sure that when NBC decides to cancel the show, they will claim they can not continue production while the stars are in a vegatative state or that Larry got himself in 'quite a pickle'.
They sold out to the man - can't serve two masters and all that. They've chosen...
I don't think there was any choosing about it. Phil Vischer emphatically did NOT want to sell out, but Big Idea went bankrupt and the assets were sold at auction.
"...partly because I knew a lot of fans would feel like it was a sellout or it was done for money"
There's the root. Dead-wrong hierarchy of concerns.
I don't think my daughter (age 5) has EVER watched network television - occaisionaly Public Television (my tax $$ anyway), and video tapes and DVDs.
They should just get the Veggie Tales on tape/DVD - not edited for Left Coast PC.
Of course this thread will swell with posts of outrage, but if one were to simply think logically about it for a moment, this is actually a good chance to still evangelize. How many kids will watch these sanitized shows, get hooked on the characters, and their parents will then go out and buy Veggie Tale videos/DVD's (which contain the full unedited messages?) I can understand the disappointed reaction to NBC's whitewashing, but bottom line, an edited version on TV will still lead to far more kids/families exposed to the full message than if it weren't broadcast in any form. Think of the NBC's watered-down version as a commercial for the rest of the series.
But obviously, for some of the usual suspects here it is a lot more fun to scream than to actually think.
Did someone in the company embezzle all the cash? How does a company with a cash cow like Veggie Tales go bankrupt?
My favorite Veggie Tales is Shadrach Mesach and Abendigo. About King Neb and his chocolate bunny factory. All bad bunnies go to the furnance. You know the Bible story.
"Now, if Bob and Larry want to get married and adopt children, we will celebrate that," Rebecca continued. "We just don't want to advance one religion over another."
And what are you implying?...I've watched these with my kids for years and that thought never occurred to me...IF that's what you're implying.
Any details? How did this happen? They were so successful.
I think they grew too quick. The Jonah movie, which did well, cost a lot of money and they borrowed for what they thought it was going to do but it did not get there. That project is what broke them. It was a great movie however.
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