Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush is the 26th episode in the VeggieTales animated series. It's lesson is dealing with bullies.
On the countertop Bob and Larry both get letters from two different kids Bob gets a letter from a kid from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. And Larry gets a Letter from a kid from San Antonio, Texas about being bullied and what God says to do about it and start a couple of stories.
In "Bully Trouble", Junior is a young boy who is discouraged when a big bully named Mount Gourdon claims the playground as his own and threatens to pound anyone who trespasses. Back in his tree house, Junior starts daydreaming about being very heroic. When he declares that he is not afraid, Dad comes and gives him advice on how to overcome his fears.
Later, the kids return to the playground. Gourdon appears and threatens to pound Junior every day. But soon, the other kids gain courage to stand up to Gourdon as well. Gourdon leaves and everyone cheers.
In the Silly Song "Pizza Angel", Larry sends out for a pizza, but for some reason, it's taking a long time to arrive. Larry sings about missing his pizza in the style of a teen tragedy. Towards the middle of the song, some pea angels appear as backup singers. Finally, the Pizza man arrives and tells Larry that he couldn't find his house, so he got hungry and ate his pizza.
The main feature, "Minnesota Cuke", begins with Minnesota searching for the Golden Carrot Nose of the Abominable Snowman in the Himalayas. However, after a chain of events, his arch enemy, Professor Rattan, ends up swiping the Golden Carrot Nose and declaring, "Finders keepers!"
At the Moose Lake Children's Museum, Minnesota complains about Rattan to his assistant, Martin. Then, a Parkman from New York City arrives to inform Minnesota about a plot to steal Samson's hairbrush, which is believed to possess the great powers of Samson. Apparently, Canadians want to use the power of the hairbrush to take over both halves of Niagara Falls. Minnesota decides he wants to use the power of the brush to get revenge on Rattan.
The first stop in his search is an ice cream shop in Malta. He seeks advice from an old friend, a former archaeologist named Julia. She gives him an address where he can find out more. Shortly after he leaves, Rattan arrives seeking the same information. When Julia refuses, Rattan sets the freezer to melt causing strawberry ice cream to flood the entire shop. Minnesota returns to save Julia, and she informs Minnesota they must go to Seville.
In the Barbershop of Seville, they are welcomed by barbers Figaro and Leo, who tell Minnesota of the Catacombs where the hairbrush is secluded. They offer him a map, which Rattan immediately steals. However, they also inform Minnesota of a shortcut to the Catacombs. Minnesota finds the hairbrush, but is confronted by Rattan and the Parkman (who was working for Rattan the entire time) who have captured Julia. Minnesota offers him the brush for Julia's freedom. Martin calls and claims that the brush has no power, that Samson's power came from God rather than the artifact. Minnesota and Julia escape the Catacombs but again run into Rattan and the Parkman. Figaro and Leo arrive with two Canadian Mounties who attempt to arrest Rattan, but Minnesota shows compassion by convincing them to let him go. This redeems Rattan, who offers the brush in return for friendship and Minnesota keeps it in Martin's Children's Museum. Back at the countertop the lessons learned are that sometimes we can't do anything to change a bully and that God doesn't want us to try to get even because that just make us bullies too but God wants to love them.
Cast of Characters
- Junior Asparagus as himself
- Laura Carrot as herself
- Annie the Celery as herself
- Percy Pea as himself
- Lil' Pea as himself
- Dad Asparagus as himself
- Don Gordon as himself
- Mr. Nezzer as "Da Coach"
- Scooter Carrot as the Announcer
- Larry the Cucumber as himself
- Jimmy Gourd as the deliverer
- The Peas as pizza angels
Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush
- Larry The Cucumber as Minnesota Cuke
- Petunia Rhubarb as Julia
- Bob The Tomato as Marten
- Gloria Ojeda as Nicole
- Mr. Lunt as Professor Rattan
- Scallion #1 as the Parkman
- Jimmy and Jerry Gourd as Canadian Mounties
- Figero and Leo as Themselves
- Bully Trouble
- Silly Song: Pizza Angel
- Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush
- What We Have Learned
In addition to the ubiquitous "VeggieTales Theme" and "What We Have Learned," this episode contains the following songs:
- He's Robin Hood, sung by Junior and his friends
- Pizza Angel (Silly Song), sung by Larry
- Minnesota Cuke Theme Song, sung by Charlie Daniels
- Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush at the Internet Movie Database
- The Golden Carrot Nose may be a reference to the weight term for gold, carat.
- During the scene at Julia's ice cream shop, pictures of both
Larryboy and Samson carrying the gates of Gaza can be seen on the walls.
- During the Malta part of the episode, a poster for a "Lost Falcon" can be seen briefly.
- In the catacombs, a plaque pointing the way to the Holy Grail is shown for a few seconds.
- When Minnesota Cuke first enters the catacombs, he is humming The Hairbrush Song.
Written & Directed by TIM HODGE
Produced by DAVID PITTS
Bully Trouble Written by ROBERT G. LEE
Musical Score Composed And Produced by KURT HEINECKE
CAST OF CHARACTERS
DAN ANDERSON KRISTIN BLEGEN ALLY NAWROCKI BRIAN K. ROBERTS LISA VISCHER MIKE NAWROCKI PHIL VISCHER JOE SPADFORD TIM HODGE CYDNEY TRENT
Extras GRETCHEN HEINECKE KURT HEINECKE RACHAEL PITTS
Developed by TIM HODGE MIKE NAWROCKI DAVID PITTS GAIL SCHENBAUM
Story Artists TOD CARTER BRIAN K. ROBERTS
Concept Artists JOSEPH SAPULICH JOE SPADAFORD CHARLES VOLLMER
Additional Concept Artist BRIAN K. ROBERTS
EDITORIAL & AUDIO
Story Reel Editor J. CHRIS WALL
Dialog Recording & Editing FRED PARAGANO PARAGON STUDIOS
Paragon Studios Project Coordinator AMY HENDON
Production Coordinator ANDREW YOUSSI
Animation Production by DKP STUDIOS
Associate Producers COLIN M. DAVIS SUSAN KAPIGIAN
Production Coordinator COLIN M. DAVIS
Technical Supervisor TERRY DALE
CG Supervisor JEFF BELL
On-Line Editor BRYAN UREN
Off-Line Editors ADAM GARNER PAT WAKEFIELD
Art Director JAE WOOK CHUNG
Surfacing HEATHER GAGNIER
Head of Modeling MARK NEYSMITH
Modeling Lead MIKE GAUTHIER
Modelers JEFF CAPOGRECO AAZIM KHAN IAIN MCLUCKIE PATRICK PAUTLER MARC SOULIERE
Animating Director PAUL KOHUT
Lead Animator DANIEL KRZYWANIA
Animators MOYSIS ANTONIOU MARY BEKIARIS SEAN COGHLIN MICHAEL DEMUR MIKE DHARNEY EMILY DOEHLER-KNOX KRISTEN LESTER JESSE LICKMAN CEDRIC LO SONIA LUK ERIC MURRAY DAN TURNER
Lighting Supervisor SCOTT SANDERSON
Lighting Lead KANG SUB LEE
Technical Director MARK BODANIS
Lighting Artist CHRISTOPHER DERWIANKO
Render Supervisor SIMON FUNG
Supervising Compositor ALAN KENNEDY
Lead Compositor PAUL STODOLNY
Compositors ALLISON GARDNER DANIEL LOWENBERG BRYAN LUREN RIAN McNAMARA ZEBULON PIKE PAT WAKEFIELD
Effects Supervisor WARREN LAWTEY
Effects Animators PAUL JEWELL EDDY YIFENG XUAN
Production Management Software JOS’H R. L. FULLER
Software Development Engineer MIKE HARRIS TOMMY ZHU
Studio Systems Administrators ANDREW KLAASSEN DAMIAN UPTON GREG WHYNOTT
Post Production Supervisor DAVE McCARTNEY
Titles PAUL CONRAD RODNEY PAYTON JOHN TRAUSCHT
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
Audio Post Facility CRUNCH RECORDING COMPANY, INC.
Dialogue Editor ADAM BOLDUC
Mix Engineer RIC JURGENS
Sound Supervisor/Sound Design JUSTIN DRURY
Additional Sound Design BAXTER MERRY
Sound Production Coordinator LISA ANN MEAWASIGE-KERTESZ
Executive Sound Supervisor JOE SERAFINI
Human Resources RENA DALMASSO
Office Managers LISA GRIFFIN CRYSTAL HENRICKSON
Character Concept JONATHAN REICH
Music Produced, Arranged & Performed by KURT HEINECKE
Instrument JOHN TRAUSCHT
I'm Robin Hood
Words by TIM HODGE
Music by TIM HODGE KURT HEINECKE
© 2005 Bob & Larry Publishing
BIG IDEA ADMINSTRATION
Executive In Charge Of Production TERRY PEFANIS