ChristianBook Exclusive - Behind the Scenes of The Slugs & Bugs Show
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Behind the Scenes
Meet the Characters
"As a mom, I’m thankful for the example set by Randall Goodgame in this TV show. Not only does he dignify children by speaking the truth to them, but he’s also made a quality show from beginning to end. It’s clear from the content and method of the show that Goodgame believes the youngest among us are still worthy of our best efforts.” - The Gospel Coalition
"Not all shows are so careful as 'The Slugs & Bugs Show' in drawing out the practical, gritty ways that the Gospel of grace alone makes life in family and community possible." - The Rabbit Room
"This one time, I recorded a bunch of lullabies and silly songs with my good friend Randall Googame, then several years later got to drive onto a studio set on a tractor and hang out with puppets who were singing those same songs. Life be crazy. So excited for Randall and the Slugs & Bugs ministry." - Andrew Peterson
"New Christian ‘Slugs & Bugs Show’ models Mister Rogers, teaches kids to love Jesus." - Christian Post
"We just had our family night and premiered the new slugs and bugs show. We have a toddler and a 1st grader.... we all loved it. It reached us all in the room with the silliness and reminders of truth. Thankful for this quality entertainment for our family. Thanks for shining bright! We give it a thumbs up. 3 episodes down and I think this may be on repeat in the coming days." -Becky Vasso
About All 13-Episodes
Silly Tractor (Ep. 1)
Maggie and Morty are gearing up for the Wilderness Olympics, but frustration sets in when Morty turns their serious training into silly games. Andrew Peterson rolls in to show off his new tractor and spin a new song into something silly, sending Maggie into a serious spiral. Will she learn to embrace her imagination? Approx. 21 minutes.
Special Delivery (Ep. 2)
Randall’s friend sends a mysterious crate to the workshop, but it’s sealed up and will only open when the gang guesses what’s inside. To unravel the clues and reveal the secret, they’ll have to think outside the box. Fortunately, musician Buddy Greene stops by with a box of his own: a case full of harmonicas. Can everyone put their minds together and unpack this mystery? Approx. 21 minutes.
Let’s Collaborate! (Ep. 3)
Maggie offers to contribute her pictures to a story Doug is writing, but he prefers to work alone. Everything goes topsy-turvy, however, when Sparky and Morty accidentally mix all the pictures and pages together. When Randall’s friends, Ben Shive and Nickie Conley, arrive to collaborate on a song, the gang considers cooperating. Approx. 23 minutes.
Adopted Birthday (Ep. 4)
The Workshop is buzzing with activity as the gang plans a surprise party for Maggie and Morty. Musician, Jeff Taylor, and adoption advocate, JT Olson, stop by and join the fun. But when the surprise is sprung, Maggie is nowhere to be found. Why did she disappear? Approx. 23 minutes.
True Friendship (Ep. 5)
The gang creates, bakes, and makes mistakes. Maggie accidentally turns one of Sparky’s favorite comics into a craft, while Sparky unintentionally destroys Doug’s delicious pie. Musician and author, Ginny Owens, consoles Maggie and teaches everyone the truth that friendship requires forgiveness. Approx. 20 minutes.
Tasting a Feast (Ep. 6)
It’s a culture clash as Doug sings a song about food that inspires an international-themed tasting party in the Workshop. Randall invites plenty of friends, including pastor and author, CZ, who shares a favorite dish. But Sparky isn’t sure about all these strange flavors and decides he’d rather be alone. Will he open himself up to new experiences? Approx. 20 minutes.
Creativity (Ep. 7)
Originality is in the air as Morty prepares for an art competition. Author and Christian leader, Dr. Russell Moore, pays the Workshop a visit for help writing a silly song for his son’s birthday, while Morty wants to plagiarize Maggie’s previous project. Can Morty learn to lean in to his own gifts to create a masterpiece? Approx. 19 minutes.
Fair Cupcakes (Ep. 8)
The Workshop is in an uproar after Morty swipes a sweet treat left over from Amy’s cupcake club. When U.S. Federal Judge Rebecca Ebinger stops by, Maggie moves to take Morty to court. Who gets to decide what’s fair, and will Maggie get justice... or just icing? Approx. 19 minutes.
Showing Love (Ep. 9)
It’s the day of the show, y’all! The Workshop is hosting a big Talent Show Extravaganza, but Doug and Maggie aren’t feeling well. Sparky and Morty push for the show to go on, while musician, Jason Eskridge, creates a special concoction that always makes him feel better. Can the ill get well or will they have to cancel the performance? Approx. 22 minutes.
Misinterpretation (Ep. 10)
When Sparky and Doug start the show without Randall, they stumble across a scripture that sets Sparky’s imagination on fire. Author, Sally Lloyd-Jones, drops in for tea, but Sparky is convinced she’s an alien from outer space! Fortunately, Father Thomas helps Randall and Sparky make sense of this baffling bible verse. Approx. 20 minutes.
Afraid of Bears (Ep. 11)
It’s a camp-in campout at the Workshop! Randall’s friend Andrew Peterson pitches in on the fun, but after hearing some surprising sounds, Andrew reveals his biggest fear: bears. Maggie boasts that she isn’t afraid of anything, but what will happen when she encounters more mysterious growls? Approx. 20 minutes.
Never Alone (Ep. 12)
What do you do when you’re worried? Maggie and Morty are confronted with this question when they’re interrupted in the midst of making a model. Pastor Glenda Sutton arrives and encourages everyone with the truth that they are never alone. But where has Doug been all this time? Approx. 20 minutes.
A Song to Sing (Ep. 13)
Randall’s friends are putting on a surprise concert! Musicians, Andrew Osenga and Jeff Taylor, join Amy and the rest of the gang to show off some special songs. When the performance by Maggie, Morty, and Doug goes off the rails, Maggie is mortified. Andrew lifts her spirits with the story of his most mortifying performance, setting the stage for a fun, friend-filled finale. Approx. 20 minutes.