Part Wonderful life, part Mr. Destiny, a little Polar Express and all "here's a lesson to learn" fun.
Here's a little more:
- The Wonderful Life stuff is woven all the way through. Best comic line connection: "I thought every time a bell rings a customer gets his wings!"
- The Mr. Destiny stuff (does anyone remember that film? It's much like the more recent The Family Man) connection replaces a baseball game with a football game.
- There's a magic train -- so it's got to remind you of Polar Express, right?
- There's definitely a lesson learned about being content, yet it doesn't feel completely forced. Sure, there's a wrap up, but I like that VeggieTales still doesn't take itself too seriously. This episode isn't the best one yet, but it's pretty good.
- Try to hold on for an extra minute with "Bedtime Songs with Junior." It gets better.
Coming Spring 2011 - The 27th Annual Crisper County Easter Pageant? It sounds like a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland homage.