Fans of VeggieTales and its animated singing and talking vegetables may notice a change in the episodes aired in NBC’s Saturday morning cartoon lineup: they are not so heavily edited.
“The last batch of episodes are airing with very little editing,” Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer wrote in an e-mail to Religion News Service. “Not none whatsoever, but very nearly none whatsoever. Much less than earlier episodes.”
Originally, NBC had asked for changes in four of 13 episodes—mostly editing out references to God and the Bible. Vischer said he was not thrilled with the changes, but was happy to have the cartoons on network television.