Best for young children, this entry in the VeggieTales canon is much like its predecessors: sweet, lovable, and filled with moral and Christian lessons. Kids like the talking vegetables, bright colors, and easygoing adventures that are low- to no-menace: There are no scary monsters or deadly villains here, just not-so-nice guys who, say, treat customers rudely because they don't realize how important it is to be polite. "People matter to God, and they should matter to us, too," a friend explains to Bob and Larry, who manage to find a way to show the rude business owner that being kind is good for business and good for the soul.
Of course, there are plenty of kids' shows eager to impart lessons to kids -- why is this one worth watching instead? Because it's a little sharper and more fun than treacle-y cartoons. When a hipster ear of corn (you can tell she's a hipster because she has a red bob and a cool-cat drawl) visits the too-rushed restaurant, she leaves before she even gets inside because the word on the street is that the owner is impolite: "That's, like, the opposite of polite! Uncool." Not only that, but the show's voice actors are relaxed, not squeaking, shouting, or whining like some shows. The hijinks are so low-stakes you won't need to watch with your child -- but VeggieTales in the City is high-quality enough that you may not mind.