the daily french pea purge, 4-1-20

Back in the day when VeggieTales was ‘the thing’, The Purging Lutheran was a big fan of The French Peas, Jean-Claude and Philippe*, so naturally why not buy a French Pea ddoo-ddad? Indeed, why not? When it was time to clear stuff out of the house this little guy didn’t pass the test for ‘essential stuff’ to keep. Sure, it’s just a teeny, tiny trinket which could fit easily on my key chain but I don’t want to weigh myself down zooming off to Big Box Food upon rumors of terlet paper.

Here is an excerpt from VeggieTales starring Jean-Claude and Philippe:


Josh And the Big Wall

(The defenders of Jericho, played by the French Peas, are taunting the Israelites from atop the city’s great wall)
Josh (Larry the Cucumber): Who are you?
Jean-Claude: Who are we? I think we should ask. Who are you?
Josh: Oh, um… I am Joshua. And these are the children of Israel.
Philippe: Ooh! Hello, children!
Jimmy Gourd: Hi!
Philippe: It was nice to meet you. Now go away!
Jean-Claude: Yes! (blows raspberry)
Josh: (clears throat) No, you don’t understand. God has given us this land for our new home. So, well… you’re gonna have to leave.
Philippe: (laughs) Did you hear that, Jean-Claude? The little pickle says we have to leave!
Josh: I’m a cucumber.
Jean-Claude: (laughs) That is hilarious! (clears throat) Let me point something out to you, pickle. We have a wall!
Philippe: Uh-huh.
Jean-Claude: You do not!
Philippe: No!
Jean-Claude: If anyone is to be doing the leaving, it will be you!
Philippe: Oh, that is right!
Josh: Now, listen to me! Our God said that this land was ours, and that all we had to do was follow His directions. So, I’m afraid… if you don’t come out, we’re gonna have to come in there after you!
(Jean-Claude and Philippe laugh)
Jean-Claude: I’d like to see you try! You could never get over our giant wall, (under breath) tiny pickle!
Philippe: Yes, tiny pickle! You are not a mighty dill, you are just a baby gherkin!
Josh: (feeling insulted) I’m a cucumber!
(Jean-Claude and Philippe laugh)
Philippe: (bumps his slushie off the edge) Ooh! My slushie!
(The slushie hits Jimmy on the head. Josh is appalled)
Jimmy: (frustrated) Maybe we should fall back and regroup.


Romans 12:1-2

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.



*and still am but only from the original shows before the creator lost his company and VeggieTales was adulterated by money-grubbling corporations

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