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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
Himself Very Silly Songs! Very Silly Songs! main
Himself Larry-Boy! & the Fib from Outer Space! Countertop scenes • Larry-Boy! & the Fib from Outer Space! main/cameo
Himself Josh and the Big Wall! Countertop scenes • Josh and the Big Wall! • Song of the Cebu main
Himself, Bob the Butler Madame Blueberry Countertop scenes • Madame Blueberry main
Cat owner A Very Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness The Yodeling Veteranarian of the Alps cameo
Himself, Louis King George and the Ducky Countertop scenes • King George and the Ducky  • Endangered Love main
Himself, Bus Driver, Ottar Lyle the Kindly Viking Countertop scenes • Larry's High Silk Hat • Lyle the Kindly Viking main
Himself Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie main
Cavis Appythart The Star of Christmas The Star of Christmas main
Himself The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! main
Himself, Sheriff Bob The Ballad of Little Joe Countertop scenes • The Ballad of Little Joe main
Cavis Appythart An Easter Carol An Easter Carol main
Himself A Snoodle's Tale Countertop scenes • A Snoodle's Tale main
Himself, Bobby Sumo of the Opera Countertop scenes • Sumo of the Opera main
Himself, Lucas Duke and the Great Pie War Countertop scenes • Duke and the Great Pie War main
Himself, Martin Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush Countertop scenes • Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush main
Himself Lord of the Beans Countertop scenes main
Himself, Mirror Knight, Sheriff Bob, Dr. Watson Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler Countertop scenes • Asparagus of La Mancha • Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler main
Himself LarryBoy and the Bad Apple Countertop scenes main
Himself Gideon: Tuba Warrior Countertop scenes • Lance the Turtle main
Himself, Sheriff Bob Moe and the Big Exit Countertop scenes • Moe and the Big Exit main
Himself The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's Countertop scenes • Monkey Silly Song main
Himself The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Rock Monster cameo
Himself, Tomato Sawyer Tomato Sawyer...Big River Rescue Countertop scenes • Tomato Sawyer...Big River Rescue main
Himself, Maurice Abe and the Amazing Promise Countertop scenes • Abe and the Amazing Promise • Sneeze If You Need To • Blunders in Boo-Boo-Ville  main
Himself, Martin Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella Countertop scenes • Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella main
Himself Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving main
Himself Pistachio - The Little Boy That Woodn't Countertop scenes • Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn't main
Snoodle Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart Snoodlerella cameo
Himself, Coach Bob It's a Meaningful Life Countertop scenes • It's a Meaningul Life main
Himself, Pastor Erwin 'Twas the Night Before Easter Countertop scenes • 'Twas the Night Before Easter main
Himself Larry Learns to Listen Larry Learns to Listen main
Himself Bob Lends a Helping Hand Bob Lends a Helping Hand main
Himself Princess and the Popstar: A Story of Trading Places Countertop scenes main
Himself, Melchoir The Little Drummer Boy Countertop scenes • The Little Drummer Boy • The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas main
Himself, Sheriff of Bethlingham Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men Countertop scenes • Lenny and the Lost Birthday • Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men main
Himself, Baker The Penniless Princess: God's Little Girl Countertop scenes • The Penniless Princess: God's Little Girl main
Himself, ThingamaBob The League of Incredible Vegetables Countertop scenes • The League of Incredible Vegetables main
Himself, Bob the Builder, Humpty Dumpty The Little House That Stood Countertop scenes • The Little House That Stood • The Good Egg of Gooseville main
Himself, MacBob MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle Countertop scenes • MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle main
Himself, Phillip Fleagle Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas Countertop scenes • Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas • Wrapped Myself Up main
Himself, Mr. Spork Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier Countertop scenes • Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier main
Himself, Dennis Celery Night Fever Countertop scenes • Celery Night Fever • Perfect Puppy main
Himself, Cook Beauty and the Beet Countertop scenes • Beauty and the Beet main
Narrator, Himself Eddy Woodley, The Artist Who Never Gave Up Countertop scenes • Eddy Woodley, The Artist Who Never Gave Up main
Himself Larry-Boy and The Egomaniac Countertop scenes main
Himself Two Tales of Two Cities Countertop scenes • Sodom and Gomorrah main
Himself, Syrup and Waffles The Spork in the Stone Countertop scenes • The Spork in the Stone main
Himself Samson the Great Countertop scenes • Samson the Great • The Shmartzkahüvan main
Himself The Abrams Family Countertop scenes main
Cavis Appythart The Show MUST Go On! The Show MUST Go On! main
Himself Silly Sing Along 3-Even MORE Silly Songs! Silly Sing Along 3-Even MORE Silly Songs! main
Himself, Roz The Blessed Gift The Blessed Gift • Mall Santa main
Himself, Job Job's Hard Luck Life Countertop scenes • Job's Hard Luck Life main
Himself The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything-Legend of the Diamond Pearl Countertop scenes • Amazing Amazon main
Himself Chuck and the Fantastic Factory Chuck and the Fantastic Factory minor
Himself, William The Oddball Veggie-The Story of Rick Stemsford Countertop scenes • The Oddball Veggie-The Story of Rick Stemsford main
Himself The Littlest King Countertop scenes main
Himself, Apollo Cuketurama-The Great Space-Race Countertop scenes • Cuketurama-The Great Space-Race main
Himself, Olivine Garry Platter and the Philanthropist's Stone Countertop scenes • Garry Platter and the Philanthropist's Stone main
Himself Elijah and the King Countertop scenes main
Himself Voyage of the Cauliflower: The Journey to the New Land Countertop Scenes • The 8 Feasts of Thanksgiving main
Himself Garry Platter and the Dungeon of Mystery Countertop scenes main
Himself The Graltz and the Spirit of Chirstmas Countertop scenes main
Himself Larry-Boy and the Deadly Seven-A VeggieTales Movie Larry-Boy and the Deadly Seven-A VeggieTales Movie minor
Himself A Town Called Slackerville Countertop scenes • The Story of Pecos Bill • The Sponge Shredder main
Himself Gone and Back Again-A Lord of the Beans Tale Countertop scenes main
Greg The Slumbering Guardian The Slumbering Guardian main
Himself, Apollo Cuketurama-Escape From Grumpator 7 Countertop scenes • Cuketurama-Escape From Grumpator 7 main
Phillips The Fantabulous Sherry Dawkins The Fantabulous Sherry Dawkins supporting
Olivine Garry Platter and the Dark Triad Garry Platter and the Dark Triad minor
MacBob The Legend of MacBob The Legend of MacBob main
Princeton Parkway V Parkway V main
Cogsworth Untitled Beauty and the Beet Remake Untitled Beauty and the Beet Remake main

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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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