VeggieTales "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?" (found original version of animated series episode; 1993)


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Where's God When I'm S-Scared? (original version)
Cover scans of "the original 1993 VHS"
Cover scans of "the original 1993 VHS"
Status Found
Date found August 4th, 2017
Found by JuniorAdventurer

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.

On the August 4th, 2017, YouTube user JuniorAdventurer finally uploaded the full 1993 VHS episode (in its original first 500 copies edition) on a Google Doc.

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The REAL version of the uncut/unfinished theme song, taken from the actual tape (via "JuniorAdventurer").
A reconstruction of the original version (via "Gilby 1385").
The full episode on YouTube (uploaded by Veggie Tales).

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Gilby1385

14 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

14 months ago
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Good luck.
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Josue143803

14 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

14 months ago
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Thanks. ;)
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Anonymous user #1

14 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

14 months ago
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It's now uploaded.

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

13 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

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

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

11 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

12 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 months ago
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That's great! I hope JA rips the entirety of the tape soon.
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BigRedMonster86

5 months ago
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I want to watch the entire full episode of the uncut 1993 original version of "Where's God When I'm Scared." If JuniorAdventurer is still alive online over there, he needs to like-- email the video file to me via Gmail, so I could post it on Gloria.TV.
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Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
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$
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BigRedMonster86

8 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

7 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

6 months 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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Gilby1385

5 months ago
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Excellent! I hope you sort things out and get the tape uploaded soon! ;)
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Anonymous user #5

3 months ago
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When you post it on Dailymotion, can you put up a link?
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Anonymous user #7

1 months ago
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For the capture software "skipping": you have to close out everything except the window which uses the capture device. Try using Task Manager also to end any hidden processes that are taking up CPU, and then close Task Manager.
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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Good advice.
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Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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I know this might not add anything to the search, but I'll say it anyway. I found this tape at a resale shop, sadly the it was in really bad condition.
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Anonymous user #5

3 months ago
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Was it the original prototype with original unfinished theme song, credits after each segment and the original Frankencelery movie?
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KingQuagsire

3 months ago
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I have seen something like this at church when I was younger from what I know. There were small monsters coming out of the closet and dresser shelves and it was the broccoli guy or whatever his name was...
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Anonymous user #6

3 months ago
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His name was Frankencelery and you basically summed that story up.
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Ningy

2 months ago
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I need to check with my family about what Veggie Tales VHS tapes we still have lying around. We used to own dozens and I might just be lucky enough to find a copy.
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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Let's just hope that happens.
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Anonymous user #5

27 days ago
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Any news? Anybody?
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Piñata time

27 days ago
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I would love some news!
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Anonymous user #8

24 days ago
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JuniorAdventurer NEEDS to upload that pronto!
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Anonymous user #9

23 days ago
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I have the 1994 Tape
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Edward02

23 days ago
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the comment above of me is mine i forgot to sign in lol
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Piñata time

17 days ago
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it's been uploaded! https://driv...xdzM0M1FYQ3c
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Piñata time

17 days ago
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hold on there! it was not me i just posted it out it was junior adventurer. not me!
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Mynameismeh

17 days ago
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Ok thank you, sorry
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Mynameismeh

17 days ago
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Is that his name on the wiki?
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Piñata time

17 days ago
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Read the description of this video by junior adventurer. https://www....=Pyq2ePd7xCU
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Piñata time

17 days ago
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i think his name here is Retrodude
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Piñata time

17 days ago
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Thank you for the update!
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Piñata time

17 days ago
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i asked him about it on twitter and it was uploaded already when i asked. So thanks to junior adventurer/retrodude it has been found! Just to clarify so there's no confusion in the future, Junior adventure uploaded the video. It was not me and i had nothing to do with it. i just wanted to point it out on the wiki that he found it.
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Anonymous user #5

16 days ago
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I saw the whole video and I noticed the following:

The Frankencelery lines (technically) weren't rerecorded. They were just pitch shifted up in later versions. Yes, they did mix up the lines a bit. One line I noticed was not even in the final release, "I didn't realize what it was like now. It's standing up!"

The copyright dates at the end of the credits are in a different font, and the year isn't written in roman numerals.

The Silly Song Announcer's voiceover in the beginning WAS rerecorded.

The Daniel and the Lion's Den Logo looks completely different. Also, the scene starts with it being in the sky for a couple seconds, then going down.

The Daniel credits are on a black background.

The final credits are on a black background as well as having the instrumental VeggieTales theme song.

FINALLY, I noticed throughout the video, many lines were a couple seconds ahead of where they are in the final version.

(WHEW! I think I need a break!)
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Anonymous user #5

16 days ago
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I just looked at it a little more and I also noticed there's no QWERTY sounds.
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BigRedMonster86

15 days ago
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Wow. :O

Since where was the Frankencelery line "I didn't realize what it was like now. It's standing up!" Was it on the black-and-white horror movie scene in the beginning or was it when he came into Junior's room?
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BigRedMonster86

15 days ago
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And I saved the WHOLE video of the original version (and the two pamphlets with it) from Google Drive and backed it up on my harddrive in case someone takes it down.
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Anonymous user #5

15 days ago
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  1. 1 It was on the black-and-white horror movie.
  1. 2 I did too, but I changed the aspect ratio because the original video was 16:9, so I changed it to 4:3 on Movavi Video Editor.
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BigRedMonster86

12 days ago
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I'd do that too if I were you.
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Anonymous user #10

12 days ago
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Same.
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Anonymous user #5

10 days ago
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Actually scratch that. The lost dialogue from the black-and-white movie was : "I didn't realize it when It was lying down! It's standing up!" But I was pretty darn close!
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Anonymous user #10

14 days ago
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I find it interesting that the file on Google Drive for the video is 2 GB because the entire episode was made on a 2 GB harddrive. (Actually, they would make 1 minute of footage, save it to a DAT tape, delete it all, make another minute and save that to a DAT tape. So they ended up having 20 to 30 DAT tapes worth of footage.)
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BigRedMonster86

12 days ago
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WOW. =O
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Anonymous user #10

12 days ago
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Yeah. I found out about that from the "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?" audio commentary, which can be found here: vimeo.com/185885179
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Anonymous user #5

13 days ago
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Well, the original Where's God When I'm S-Scared has been uncovered. Now all i need to complete my collection of Veggie rarities are the remaining VeggieTales on TV episodes and the original version of The Toy That Saved Christmas.
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Anonymous user #10

12 days ago
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aXis has it, but he probably won't upload it.
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Anonymous user #10

12 days ago
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I'm talking about "The Toy That Saved Christmas".
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Anonymous user #10

11 days ago
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Somebody uploaded the full episode on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=TqJ-fWjSaic Might wanna add this to the page.
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