Reviewed by: Ceili Marshall
They’ve done it again. The incredibly creative people at Big Idea have created yet another episode of the Veggie Tales video series—this time focusing on the subject of selfishness vs. thankfulness. They’ve also crossed the gender line by involving a female title character who, incidentally, really is a BLUE berry.
Madame Blueberry is a berry who has all the things she could ever want, but her neighbors have COOLER stuff and she finds herself always wanting more. (Sound familiar, anyone?) So one day the “StuffMart” opens, beckoning her to visit and buy all the stuff she wants. On the way there, however, she encounters a little girl who has very little (voiced by the daughter of the creator of the show) but she’s still thankful for what she does have. After momentarily considering the contentedness of the little girl, Madame Blueberry continues on to the StuffMart.
With a few twists and turns to the plot, Madame Blueberry eventually turns from being blue and selfish to having a thankful, happy heart. Very cool!
In between is “Love Songs with Mr. Lunt.” What happened to Larry?! Well, due to the failure of “The Song of the Cebu,” Archibald the Asparagus has picked Mr. Lunt to sing love songs. The result? A love song to a cheeseburger. HA! It’s a hoot, as usual. So I STRONGLY recommend “Madame Blueberry” for your kids (and maybe you, too). Laugh, cry, get a good lesson from it. :)
Year of Release—1998