Not since the Tinky Winky and SpongeBob SquarePants scandals has the world of children's entertainment been rocked by such controversy. If the Christian fundamentalists weren't pleased when NBC removed religious references in VeggieTales, the following revelation is sure to have them beating their Bibles: Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are actually big ol' fruits!
While some Theocon groups may attribute this stealthy casting of fruits in the roles of vegetables to the Homosexual Agenda—which could not be reached for comment—others will simply denounce the botanical definition of fruit as hogwash from that "Satanic art" known as science.
Both the cucumber and the tomato, though culinarily considered vegetables, fit the fruity definition of being the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant. And the picture after the jump leaves no doubt that, together, Larry and Bob qualify as a "reproductive body."