|Bob the Tomato|
|Name||Bob the Tomato|
|First Episode Appearance||Where's God When I'm S-Scared?|
|Voice Actor||Phil Vischer|
Bob the Tomato is the deuteragonist of the show VeggieTales. He is a tomato who hosts the show with the co-host Larry the Cucumber. Bob and Larry introduce all of the episode's shows and 'wrap-up' the shows at the end. He also plays many roles in the story segments along with Larry, first appearing as himself in Where's God When I'm S-Scared?
In every episode, the show begins (after the theme song) with the duo on the stage-like countertop reading letters (E-Mails in the newer episodes) they recieve from children with questions that they answer with the show. The end of the show has a running gag, the 'What We Have Learned' song, which Bob finds annoying as he waits impatiently to ask the computer, Qwerty, what they've learned.
Bob is a red oval-shaped tomato with a green stem and green leaves. Whenever he has an acting role, he usually wears a hat, a top, and occasionally has facial hair.
Bob has had several minor redesigns during the evolution of the show. His original design is much wider than his others. In his first episodes, Bob is more 'elastic', distorting significantly compared to his newer appearances. His eyes, nose and mouth is also a lot smaller, his skin shiny, and the leaves on his head flatter. Bob soon evolved into a rounder tomato, his facial features larger and his elastic bouncing reduced. His leaves were also changed to look more realistic. As Bob continued to evolve, he began to look more realistic, having a more fruit-like appearance. His pigment of skin also changed to a brighter and lighter red.
Bob is a friendly but often stressed tomato. He is always willing to teach, answering the many questions of children with his show. He can easily be annoyed, especially by his best friend Larry the Cucumber, and is irratated if he is not in control and if his show is not going according to plan (as some characters try to take over the show on several occasions). Nevertheless, despite his uptight attitude, Bob is a loveable and friendly tomato.
|Himself||Where's God When I'm S-Scared?||Countertop scenes • Tales from the Crisper||main|
|Himself, the Skipper||God Wants Me To Forgive Them!?!||Countertop scenes • The Grapes of Wrath, the Forgive-O-Matic • Larry's Lagoon||main|
|Himself||Are You My Neighbor?||Countertop scenes • The Story of Flibber-O-Loo, The Hairbrush Song • The Gourds Must Be Crazy||main|
|Himself, Rack||Rack, Shack and Benny||Countertop scenes • Rack, Shack and Benny • Dance of the Cucumber||main|
|Himself||Dave and the Giant Pickle||Countertop scenes • Dave and the Giant Pickle||main|
|Himself, Santa||The Toy That Saved Christmas||The Toy That Saved Christmas • Oh, Santa||main|
|Himself||Very Silly Songs!||Very Silly Songs!||main|
|Himself||Larry-Boy! & the Fib from Outer Space!||Countertop scenes • Larry-Boy! & the Fib from Outer Space!||main/cameo|
|Himself||Josh and the Big Wall!||Countertop scenes • Josh and the Big Wall! • Song of the Cebu||main|
|Himself, Bob the Butler||Madame Blueberry||Countertop scenes • Madame Blueberry||main|
|Cat owner||A Very Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness||The Yodeling Veteranarian of the Alps||cameo|
|Himself, Louis||King George and the Ducky||Countertop scenes • King George and the Ducky • Endangered Love||main|
|Himself, Bus Driver, Ottar||Lyle the Kindly Viking||Countertop scenes • Larry's High Silk Hat • Lyle the Kindly Viking||main|
|Himself||Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie||Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie||main|
|Cavis Appythart||The Star of Christmas||The Star of Christmas||main|
|Himself||The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment!||The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment!||main|
|Himself, Sheriff Bob||The Ballad of Little Joe||Countertop scenes • The Ballad of Little Joe||main|
|Cavis Appythart||An Easter Carol||An Easter Carol||main|
|Himself||A Snoodle's Tale||Countertop scenes • A Snoodle's Tale||main|
|Himself, Bobby||Sumo of the Opera||Countertop scenes • Sumo of the Opera||main|
|Himself, Lucas||Duke and the Great Pie War||Countertop scenes • Duke and the Great Pie War||main|
|Himself, Martin||Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush||Countertop scenes • Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush||main|
|Himself||Lord of the Beans||Countertop scenes||main|
|Himself, Mirror Knight, Sheriff Bob, Dr. Watson||Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler||Countertop scenes • Asparagus of La Mancha • Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler||main|
|Himself||LarryBoy and the Bad Apple||Countertop scenes||main|
|Himself||Gideon: Tuba Warrior||Countertop scenes • Lance the Turtle||main|
|Himself, Sheriff Bob||Moe and the Big Exit||Countertop scenes • Moe and the Big Exit||main|
|Himself||The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's||Countertop scenes • Monkey Silly Song||main|
|Himself||The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie||Rock Monster||cameo|
|Himself, Tomato Sawyer||Tomato Sawyer...Big River Rescue||Countertop scenes • Tomato Sawyer...Big River Rescue||main|
|Himself, Maurice||Abe and the Amazing Promise||Countertop scenes • Abe and the Amazing Promise • Sneeze If You Need To • Blunders in Boo-Boo-Ville||main|
|Himself, Martin||Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella||Countertop scenes • Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella||main|
|Himself||Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving||Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving||main|
|Himself||Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't||Countertop scenes • Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn't||main|
|Snoodle||Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart||Snoodlerella||cameo|
|Himself, Coach Bob||It's a Meaningful Life||Countertop scenes • It's a Meaningul Life||main|
|Himself, Pastor Erwin||'Twas the Night Before Easter||Countertop scenes • 'Twas the Night Before Easter||main|
|Himself||Larry Learns to Listen||Larry Learns to Listen||main|
|Himself||Bob Lends a Helping Hand||Bob Lends a Helping Hand||main|
|Himself||Princess and the Popstar: A Story of Trading Places||Countertop scenes||main|
|Himself, Melchoir||The Little Drummer Boy||Countertop scenes • The Little Drummer Boy • The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas||main|
|Himself, Sheriff of Bethlingham||Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men||Countertop scenes • Lenny and the Lost Birthday • Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men||main|
|Himself, Baker||The Penniless Princess: God's Little Girl||Countertop scenes • The Penniless Princess: God's Little Girl||main|
|Himself, ThingamaBob||The League of Incredible Vegetables||Countertop scenes • The League of Incredible Vegetables||main|
|Himself, Bob the Builder, Humpty Dumpty||The Little House That Stood||Countertop scenes • The Little House That Stood • The Good Egg of Gooseville||main|
|Himself, MacBob||MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle||Countertop scenes • MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle||main|
|Himself, Phillip Fleagle||Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas||Countertop scenes • Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas • Wrapped Myself Up||main|
|Himself, Mr. Spork||Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier||Countertop scenes • Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier||main|
|Himself, Dennis||Celery Night Fever||Countertop scenes • Celery Night Fever • Perfect Puppy||main|
|Himself, Cook||Beauty and the Beet||Countertop scenes • Beauty and the Beet||main|
- Besides Bob, there are only two other tomatoes in the entire series: his parents.
- Bob's favorite food is pasta with white sauce.
- Bob's favorite movie quote is "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!" from The Wizard of Oz.
- His original name was "Tommy the Tomato," but Phil Vischer decided he wanted something less cute and more formal.
- Phil Vischer describes Bob as a "stressed-out Mr. Rogers."