It is interesting that you bring this up. I just got rid of our entire Veggie Tales collection two weeks ago. We aren't "tv people", in that we don't pay for cable or satellite television. We also do not have a converter box, so essentially, we get zero television. Up until recently, and especially two weeks ago, our children had quite the collection of DVDs and tapes. Most were given to us as gifts or surprises by family, but my dh and I did buy some too. Sesame Street/Elmo, a few Disney movies, and Veggie Tales were among that collection.
I tossed most of the Disney stuff and the Sesame Street stuff several months ago as I felt the kids were too old to be truly interested in it any longer. (They're 6 and 4.) I don't know why I didn't toss the Veggie Tales stuff right then too. I guess I felt the same way you do.
The clincher for me was during school time one morning. We had just finished reading the story of Joshua and the falling Wall of Jericho out of our Children's Story Bible. When I asked for a narration, both children immediately began narrating "Josh and The Big Wall", the Veggie Tales movie! I was shocked! I don't think my children ever realized that Veggie Tales movies were based on the real events of the Bible until that moment. And it wasn't a good moment, either.
I realized right then and there that I hadn't done my children any favors by showing them those movies. Sure, there's nothing bad about them; but they are, in actuality, dumbed-down twaddle versions of the Bible. I made up my mind that I wanted my children to have the meat of God's true Word, not cartoon videos with good intentions. Maybe they don't understand all the vocabulary and events of the Bible right now, but if I let them grow up with Veggie Tales as their compass, they'd never understand any of God's Word later on. I don't believe Veggie Tales points children in the right direction. It doesn't encourage the reading or studying of the real Word of God, and to me, it cheapens the treasure found therein.
The only tv my children have seen since Christmas are the old episodes of Little House on the Prairie. We allow them to watch a few episodes per week, and even dh and I have enjoyed the wholesomeness of those shows. However, I am quite content with the television completely off; and my children have learned to be that way too.
Another quick story: We know a woman who was a missionary in China for several years, specifically to the Chinese children. She found several Veggie Tales movies that had been translated into Mandarin, and thought it would be a great way to teach those kids about the Bible. When she showed the movies, she said she was surprised. Yes, the children enjoyed them, thought they were funny, and of course, had never seen anything like them before. But, they never connected those movies to the Bible. They thought they were cartoons and nothing more. She realized what an ineffective tool those movies were, and would've probably been a hindrance rather than a help to her ministry in China.
Hope that's helpful,