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Bob the Tomato
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Vital Statistics
Name Bob the Tomato
Gender Male
Vegetable 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.

Appearance

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.

Personality

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.

Filmography

Roles Episodes/Movies Segment
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
HimselfVery Silly Songs! Very Silly Songs!main
HimselfLarry-Boy! & the Fib from Outer Space! Countertop scenes • Larry-Boy! & the Fib from Outer Space!main/cameo
HimselfJosh and the Big Wall! Countertop scenes • Josh and the Big Wall! • Song of the Cebumain
Himself, Bob the ButlerMadame Blueberry Countertop scenes • Madame Blueberrymain
Cat ownerA Very Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness The Yodeling Veteranarian of the Alpscameo
Himself, LouisKing George and the Ducky Countertop scenes • King George and the Ducky  • Endangered Lovemain
Himself, Bus Driver, OttarLyle the Kindly Viking Countertop scenes • Larry's High Silk Hat • Lyle the Kindly Vikingmain
HimselfJonah: A VeggieTales Movie Jonah: A VeggieTales Moviemain
Cavis AppythartThe Star of Christmas The Star of Christmasmain
HimselfThe Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment!main
Himself, Sheriff BobThe Ballad of Little Joe Countertop scenes • The Ballad of Little Joemain
Cavis AppythartAn Easter Carol An Easter Carolmain
HimselfA Snoodle's Tale Countertop scenes • A Snoodle's Talemain
Himself, BobbySumo of the Opera Countertop scenes • Sumo of the Operamain
Himself, LucasDuke and the Great Pie War Countertop scenes • Duke and the Great Pie Warmain
Himself, MartinMinnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush Countertop scenes • Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrushmain
HimselfLord of the Beans Countertop scenesmain
Himself, Mirror Knight, Sheriff Bob, Dr. WatsonSheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler Countertop scenes • Asparagus of La Mancha • Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Rulermain
HimselfLarryBoy and the Bad Apple Countertop scenesmain
HimselfGideon: Tuba Warrior Countertop scenes • Lance the Turtlemain
Himself, Sheriff BobMoe and the Big Exit Countertop scenes • Moe and the Big Exitmain
HimselfThe Wonderful Wizard of Ha's Countertop scenes • Monkey Silly Songmain
HimselfThe Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Rock Monstercameo
Himself, Tomato SawyerTomato Sawyer...Big River Rescue Countertop scenes • Tomato Sawyer...Big River Rescuemain
Himself, MauriceAbe and the Amazing Promise Countertop scenes • Abe and the Amazing Promise • Sneeze If You Need To • Blunders in Boo-Boo-Ville main
Himself, MartinMinnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella Countertop scenes • Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrellamain
HimselfSaint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Givingmain
HimselfPistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't Countertop scenes • Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn'tmain
SnoodleSweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart Snoodlerellacameo
Himself, Coach BobIt's a Meaningful Life Countertop scenes • It's a Meaningul Lifemain
Himself, Pastor Erwin'Twas the Night Before Easter Countertop scenes • 'Twas the Night Before Eastermain
HimselfLarry Learns to Listen Larry Learns to Listenmain
HimselfBob Lends a Helping Hand Bob Lends a Helping Handmain
HimselfPrincess and the Popstar: A Story of Trading Places Countertop scenesmain
Himself, MelchoirThe Little Drummer Boy Countertop scenes • The Little Drummer Boy • The 8 Polish Foods of Christmasmain
Himself, Sheriff of BethlinghamRobin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men Countertop scenes • Lenny and the Lost Birthday • Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Menmain
Himself, BakerThe Penniless Princess: God's Little Girl Countertop scenes • The Penniless Princess: God's Little Girlmain
Himself, ThingamaBobThe League of Incredible Vegetables Countertop scenes • The League of Incredible Vegetablesmain
Himself, Bob the Builder, Humpty DumptyThe Little House That Stood Countertop scenes • The Little House That Stood • The Good Egg of Goosevillemain
Himself, MacBobMacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle Countertop scenes • MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battlemain
Himself, Phillip FleagleMerry Larry and the True Light of Christmas Countertop scenes • Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas • Wrapped Myself Upmain
Himself, Mr. SporkVeggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier Countertop scenes • Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontiermain
Himself, DennisCelery Night Fever Countertop scenes • Celery Night Fever • Perfect Puppymain
Himself, CookBeauty and the Beet Countertop scenes • Beauty and the Beetmain

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Trivia

  • 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."

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