Grover's Troubles is an episode in VeggieTales' Book of Mormon Project. Based on part of Alma's counsel to his son Corianton (Alma 39), its lesson is on keeping our minds focused on God and setting a good example.
Plot Summary Edit
Grover (Junior Asparagus) is thrilled when he is ranked up to Junior Assistant in his Cub Sprout group. However, while the other Sprouts are busy on preparing for the upcoming camping trip on an island, Grover is more interested in the latest video game and he manages to bring it with him on the day of the camping trip. This leads to serious problems when Grover starts being a bad influence to the other Cub Sprouts as they stop doing their work and pay more attention to Grover's game. In the end, the rest of the Sprouts get kidnapped by the coconut tribesmen of the island. Now, in an effort to make up for his silly mistakes, Grover must do the right thing and save his fellow Cub Sprouts from certain doom.
- "Command your children to do good, lest they lead away the hearts of many people to destruction." (Alma 39:12)
Cast of CharactersEdit
- Lisa Vischer as Junior Asparagus as Grover
- Dan Anderson as Dad Asparagus as Grover's Dad, the Cub Sprout Master
- Yuri Lowenthal as Alexander as Seamus
- The title (and parts of the show itself) is a parody of the classic novel Gulliver's Travels .
- The show appears to use some elements from Larry's Lagoon (from God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! and the PC game The Mystery of Veggie Island.
- The show is similar to King George and the Ducky as they're both based on stories from the scriptures that teach mainly on the seriousness of sexual immorality, though that has been lowered and the stories were focused on other lessons tied.
- As such, although the VeggieTales adaptation remains relatively true to the source, the harlot Isabel is represented with a video game, thus replacing the seriousness of sexual immorality with something worldly and unimportant. Because of this, the essence of the story remains intact as the main character goes after something that's of the world rather than abiding to something the Lord had called him to, ends up setting a poor example to his peers, and later receives correction from a parent/prophet, who advises him to repent and make up for his mistakes.