Mr. Cuke's Screen Test (found "VeggieTales" animation test; 1991)

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Larry the Cucumber.jpg

Old version of Larry, as used in the animation test.

Status: Found

Date found: 14 Jul 2014

Found by: olivermuffinsailor

Mr. Cuke's Screen Test is an animation test featuring VeggieTales character Larry the Cucumber that was created in 1991, 2 years before the first VeggieTales episode was released.[1]

The animation test was created by VeggieTales co-creator Phil Vischer. According to Visher, on the commentary on "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?!", the test was the very first piece of VeggieTales animation featuring the first VeggieTales character ever made; Larry the Cucumber. The short is said to be 12 seconds long and just has Larry the Cucumber (or Mr. Cuke as he was known back then) looking off-center at the camera and smiles and then hops around on the kitchen countertop. This would soon be the center stage for Bob and Larry during each VeggieTales episode.

A VHS rip featuring Phil Vischer discussing the origins of VeggieTales and showcasing some early animation tests has been uploaded to YouTube. A DVD-quality version of this feature was discovered in 2018. Mr. Cuke's Screen Test is at 2:37.


Mr. Cuke's screen test.

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