Were you raised as a Christian? Then perhaps you remember catchy songs by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber of Veggie Tales, a morality-teaching, values-encouraging, Bible-Story-Telling cartoon series that’s still publishing silly songs and DVDs today. But the Tales are too modern, too palatable to the secular audience. If you really want to raise your kids with Bible Values™, you should go back to the 1980s. Before the computer animated Veggie Tales, there was Psalty the Singing Songbook. Children such as myself were raised by Psalty the Singing Songbook and his pals, the Kids Praise gang. This music group made videos and records in the 80s and 90s that helped reinforce Bible verses, the gospel message, and Christian values into the minds of impressionable children.
I loved it! Here’s how awesomely bad these videos actually were:
“Throw the ball! Praise the Lord!” … “Howlelujah!” Pure gold wrapped up in a primary color package.
One thing I learned from this video was that children are whiny little runts, and a guy wrapped in skintight blue spandex-polyester blend with a hunchback is even more likely to complain and bitch on a long musical hike. I won’t even mention the nightmares I’m going to have tonight about that giant dog.
Bonus! “Psalty: Behind the Music”: