VeggieTales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (Original Version of Animated Series Episode; 1993)


Where's God When I'm S-Scared? Original Version
Status Partially Found
Cover scans of "the original 1993 VHS"

Where's God When I'm S-Scared? was the first episode of the popular children's show VeggieTales. While the episode itself isn't hard to find, the original 1993 version is, as only 500 prints of it were made.

The only real differences between the original and more recent releases are that it uses an unfinished version of the theme and the credits play at the end of both segments. Because of the fact that the original print was so scarce, this version hasn't been available online.

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A reconstruction of the original version (via "Gilby 1385").

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Gilby1385

8 months ago
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I'm in the process of reconstructing this rare version of the episode. I'll make it a Dailymotion-exclusive video (I don't want to upload it to YouTube for fear of getting a copyright strike).
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Josue143803

7 months ago
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Good luck.
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Josue143803

7 months ago
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By the way, sometimes DailyMotion actually takes some videos down. Just a heads-up.
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Gilby1385

7 months ago
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Thanks. ;)
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Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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@Josue143803 By the way, sometimes DailyMotion takes videos down. Just a heads-up.

FTFY
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Gilby1385

7 months ago
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It's now uploaded.

Link: http://www.d...ction_school
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Markiegee50X

7 months ago
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Sweet!! I love VeggieTales when I was 9 back in 2003 but the first video I've seen was the first ever sing along tape, I'll check it out, I have a Dailymotion account!
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Gilby1385

7 months ago
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Whoops, I left it on private. I've set it to public now.
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Raincrafter

7 months ago
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Editing this article because this is found.
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Gilby1385

5 months ago
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Actually, I wouldn't count that as found. This was actually my reconstruction. The full version of the original (the real one) just hasn't been found yet.
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A. T. Shay

6 months ago
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How did you manage to restore the full 1993 version, using that VHS tape?
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Gilby1385

5 months ago
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I don't have that tape. I just pieced together various sources (including the real 1993 intro, the 1994 intro, the 2003 version of the actual episode, and the credits from the 2008 version) to make my reconstruction (yes, it's not the real one).
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Gilby1385

5 months ago
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Edited the page due to the fact that this video was a reconstruction made by myself and not the real one. I don't own the tape and I don't know anyone else besides JuniorAdventurer that owns the tape.

Just trying to clear this up for you. I hope we find the real one soon.
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MrEightThreeOne

5 months ago
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So for those who are still curious about this...I've known JuniorAdventurer for nearly six years now and can provide a little more information on where he stands on this.

He found this tape in a random thrift store. I'm completely serious. Of all the freaking places on Earth to find it. Anyway, he also took a picture of the cover of the tape (it looks a little different from the later reprints y'all are familiar with) and it also came with a pamphlet thanking the buyer for having faith in (what was then) an unknown series, as well as Phil Vischer's vision for the company's future, which he scanned. You can check them out here:

Group shot of his thrift haul with the tape cover: https://twit...926551158784 Pamphlet: https://twit...628119588865 https://twit...760273702913

He also stated the differences go beyond the credits and the theme song. Apparently there's a fair number of strange editing gaffs (I assume because the way the episode was originally put together was because they rendered about a minute and then poured it onto a tape, wiped out the hard drive, and repeated it) and probably a few more things I can't remember right now.

Also, he doesn't exactly have the greatest recording setup right now either (I think he pulled the video off a TV/VCR combo unit that has been through the rounds), so he's also looking to get a better VCR for the job. As for what he'll do with the tape, I don't know -- there's a ton of copyright issues to worry about so Internet preservation isn't completely on his mind. But if you want, since I'm in closer contact with him, I can see what can be done.
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Gilby1385

5 months ago
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That's great! I hope JA rips the entirety of the tape soon.
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Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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$
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BigRedMonster86

1 months ago
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I just added VHS cover scans of the 1993 VHS tape (and in the best picture quality as well). And BTW, Merry Xmas, everyone. ;)
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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I swear I have some relatives that own this tape. Did all of the VHS releases of this have the same box art?
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Retrodude

17 days ago
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So, who needs sleep anyways? Hi guys! I'm JuniorAdventurer and like Bob and Larry I'm here to answer your questions. MrEightThreeOne basically summed up how I came to acquire this tape, and explained pretty well what my main troubles were with getting the whole episode preserved. As he said, previously the only VCR available in my home was a cruddy old internal player on a 15 year old portable TV that only outputs in mono and has about as good of visual fidelity as a late-90s webcam. I've finally acquired a standalone Hi-Fi Super VCR (A JVC HR-S3911U for those who keep track of such things) and my Dazzle DVC100 normally has a decent capture quality. At this point I'd like to emphasize that the tape I have is by no means in rough condition, but it's plainly obvious that Big Idea was attempting to crank out the tapes they needed to fill orders before worrying about quality. I can't testify as to the state of any other tapes, but there's a chance it's the fault of the duplication company, considering the rough state of both the audio and video throughout. (Dialogue throughout the show has a tendency to "stutter" for lack of a better word. You can certainly hear it in the intro during the "Ok Larry, It's time for the theme song" banter. It's like that for the entire tape.) I'm currently making an effort to finally upload the early print in its entirety to DailyMotion, but I've run into a problem with my capture software making the output file randomly skip a few milliseconds on the audio track in addition to the stuttering hardcoded throughout the tape. If anyone else has experience with OBS doing such a thing, I'd be greatly pleased to know of a solution or at least an alternative software I can capture the tape with.

One more thing I'd like to note is that apart from the unfinished theme song and mid-show credits, the one other major difference is that the dialogue in the Frankencelery movie was basically completely re-recorded for later releases, with different pacing, some of the lines switched in order, a comment from the assistant about the monster's height removed, and the voices themselves not being pitched up like they would be in later copies.
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