- King George and the Ducky
name = King George and the Ducky
caption = DVD cover
writer = Sean Gaffney (story),
Word Entertainment Big Idea Productions
Warner Home Video| producer =
Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki,
Mike Nawrocki| released = April 2000 (VHS release)
May 20, 2003 (DVD release)| runtime = 30 minutes
language = English
preceded_by = "Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed!"
followed_by = ""
imdb_id = 0284608
"King George and the Ducky" is the 13th episode in the "
VeggieTales" animated series. It was released in April of 2000 on VHS and issued on DVD May 20,2003. Subtitled "A Lesson about Selfishness", it teaches viewers that they must think of others before themselves. The message is conveyed through a story based on the Biblical account of Davidand Bathshebafrom Second Samuel.
Although the "VeggieTales" adaptation remains relatively true to the source, Bathsheba is represented by a rubber duck, thus replacing the sin of adultery with the less difficult crime of theft. But the essence of the story remains intact: the King covets something belonging to his neighbor and takes it for his own; the selfish act is condemned by a king who wasn't so bright.
The subsequently released "
Duke and the Great Pie War" is a prequel to this episode.
This was the first episode of Veggietales to air on
qubowith Christian-based content.
Cast of Characters
*Jimmy Gourd as himself
*Jerry Gourd as himself / Selfish Swede
*Scallion #1 as Selfish Englishman/Cedric, King George's favorite general
Larry the Cucumberas King George
Bob the Tomatoas Louis - King George's servant
Junior Asparagusas Thomas
*The French Peas as King George's Army at the Great Pie War / Baby Bob and Baby Larry
*Pa Grape as Melvin the Wiseman. He told King George a
*Opening Countertop (Part I)
*The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down With All the Bananas
*Opening Countertop (Part II)
*King George and the Ducky (Part I)
*Silly Song: Endangered Love (Barbara Manatee)
*King George and the Ducky (Part II)
In addition to the ubiquitous "VeggieTales Theme" and "What We Have Learned," this episode contains the following songs:
*"I Love My Duck", sung by "Larry", "Bob", and "Junior"
*"I Must Have It", sung by "Larry"
*"Endangered Love (Barbara Manatee)", sung by "Larry Bill Manatee and Barbara Manatee
*"There Once Was a Man", sung by Pa Grape
*"The Selfish Song", sung by "Larry, "Bob", "Junior" and Pa Grape
* [http://www.bigidea.com Official Website]
* [http://www.qubo.com/veggie_show.asp Veggietales at Qubo.com]
* [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/2007/05/veggietales-christian-animation-cg-3d.html VeggieTales] at [http://christiancartoons.blogspot.com/ Christian Cartoons Online]
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