History WesternAnimation / FiremanSam

27th Nov '17 4:06:58 PM Exxolon
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Fireman Sam (Sam Tân in its original language) was a 1986 [[StopMotion toymation]] animation series, about the fire service in the fictional Welsh town of Pontypandy. The original series was first broadcast in the Welsh language, then in English as of 1988. Originally narrated by John Alderton. Said series ended by 1995. [=HiT=] Entertainment acquired the rights and produced a new series made with Clay-mation, lasting from 2003 to 2005. An ever newer CGI series debuted in 2008 and is currently broadcast on TV.

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Fireman Sam (Sam Tân ''Fireman Sam'' (''Sam Tân'' in its original language) was a 1986 [[StopMotion toymation]] animation series, about the fire service in the fictional Welsh town of Pontypandy. The original series was first broadcast in the Welsh language, then in English as of 1988. Originally narrated by John Alderton. Said series ended by 1995. [=HiT=] Entertainment acquired the rights and produced a new series made with Clay-mation, lasting from 2003 to 2005. An ever newer CGI series debuted in 2008 and is currently broadcast on TV.
10th Oct '17 2:46:36 PM x_countryguy
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** In TheMovie, Elvis gets his chance to shine, even [[spoiler: saving Sam's life!]] Same goes for the second movie special, ''"Ultimate Heroes"''. Sam is off in the old Pontypandy mines to retrieve Penny and the kids, so Elvis is left in charge with guiding the newcomers Arnold and Ellie with preparing for and dealing with the ongoing hurricane. Here, Elvis shows his stuff more than once, even making the correct call on a situation that [[LeeroyJenkins Arnold ignores]] before saving his and Mrs. Chen's lives. Elvis himself says he [[MeaningfulEcho learned from the best]], a.k.a. Sam, just as Arnold aspired to do earlier.

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** In TheMovie, Elvis gets his chance to shine, even [[spoiler: saving [[spoiler:saving Sam's life!]] Same goes for the second movie special, ''"Ultimate Heroes"''. Sam is off in the old Pontypandy mines to retrieve Penny and the kids, so Elvis is left in charge with guiding the newcomers Arnold and Ellie with preparing for and dealing with the ongoing hurricane. Here, Elvis shows his stuff more than once, even making the correct call on a situation that [[LeeroyJenkins Arnold ignores]] before saving his and Mrs. Chen's lives. Elvis himself says he [[MeaningfulEcho learned from the best]], a.k.a. Sam, just as Arnold aspired to do earlier.



* ADayInTheLimelight: When Elvis breaks his leg, Station Officer Steele has to take over his duties [[spoiler: and makes such a hash of it, ''Elvis'' has to save ''him'', earning Steele's respect.]]

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* ADayInTheLimelight: When Elvis breaks his leg, Station Officer Steele has to take over his duties [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and makes such a hash of it, ''Elvis'' has to save ''him'', earning Steele's respect.]]



* AntiHero[=/=]ByronicHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist: Norman (Type V).

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* %%* AntiHero[=/=]ByronicHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist: Norman (Type V).



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* KarmaHoudini: Even though his CatchPhrase is "Oh Mam!", Norman Price rarely gets punished for the many, ''many'' problems he causes. Even starting the [[spoiler: ''Great Fire of Pontypandy'']], putting the lives of every main character in danger along the way, only results in a telling off from his mum. Presumably he serves his punishments during the one month TimeSkip afterwords[=/=]after the credits roll...

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* KarmaHoudini: Even though his CatchPhrase is "Oh Mam!", Norman Price rarely gets punished for the many, ''many'' problems he causes. Even starting the [[spoiler: ''Great [[spoiler:''Great Fire of Pontypandy'']], putting the lives of every main character in danger along the way, only results in a telling off from his mum. Presumably he serves his punishments during the one month TimeSkip afterwords[=/=]after the credits roll...



* NoNameGiven: Sam is nearly always referred to by his first name only. [[spoiler: His full name is Sammuel Peyton-Jones]]

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* NoNameGiven: Sam is nearly always referred to by his first name only. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His full name is Sammuel Peyton-Jones]]



* StiffUpperLip: Averted constantly with Dilys, who's practically a stampede waiting to happen all on her own. However, in TheMovie [[spoiler: she plays this trope straight spectacularly as she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome leads Trevor and all the kids, including her son and nephew, to safety in the midst of the biggest fire in the town's history.]]]]
** Station Officer Steele. Though clearly upset by his [[spoiler: notification of retirement]] in one episode, he remains composed throughout. He is, however, close to tears towards the end of The Great Fire of Pontypandy, when he believes he is leaving the fire station for the last time as the fire approaches.

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* StiffUpperLip: StiffUpperLip:
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Averted constantly with Dilys, who's practically a stampede waiting to happen all on her own. However, in TheMovie [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she plays this trope straight spectacularly as she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome leads Trevor and all the kids, including her son and nephew, to safety in the midst of the biggest fire in the town's history.]]]]
** Station Officer Steele. Though clearly upset by his [[spoiler: notification [[spoiler:notification of retirement]] in one episode, he remains composed throughout. He is, however, close to tears towards the end of The Great Fire of Pontypandy, when he believes he is leaving the fire station for the last time as the fire approaches.



* {{Tearjerker}}: The episode "Steele Under Par", when Station Officer Steele is forced to retire from his job. Interestingly the bittersweet music which plays in the retirement party scene was originally used for the Christmas presents scene in "Snow Business". [[spoiler: He gets to stay in the end, however.]]

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* {{Tearjerker}}: The episode "Steele Under Par", when Station Officer Steele is forced to retire from his job. Interestingly the bittersweet music which plays in the retirement party scene was originally used for the Christmas presents scene in "Snow Business". [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gets to stay in the end, however.]]
2nd Sep '17 4:45:09 AM XFllo
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** A bit of FridgeHorror comes up if you think about this one at length. Both Sam and Station Officer Steele constantly remark about how bad Elvis's cooking is, but we never see ''them'' even consider having either taking the job themselves. Steele might refuse to do the cooking out of pride (though he's probably very bad at it anyway), but given Sam devises elaborate machinery to cook in Elvis's place rather than try it himself, one can only imagine how much worse he is.
* LimitedSocialCircle[=/=]OmegaCast: No-one other than the main characters is ever seen during an ordinary episode, though one of the 1997 tie-in books featured a cameo from an unidentified police constable. Somewhat hammered home when the same character model was used for two unrelated guest characters in frequency. In TheMovie ''The Great Fire of Pontypandy'', the ''entire town'' is evacuated, and this ''still'' just seems to be the main characters. Particularly weird because you've got maybe a dozen people, loaded into a small school bus and a van, but they drive past ''dozens'' of houses and shops on the way.
** The town's population expands somewhat in later series - another 6 or 7 characters are introduced!

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** A bit of FridgeHorror comes up if you think about this one at length. Both Sam and Station Officer Steele constantly remark about how bad Elvis's cooking is, but we never see ''them'' even consider having either taking the job themselves. Steele might refuse to do the cooking out of pride (though he's probably very bad at it anyway), but given Sam devises elaborate machinery to cook in Elvis's place rather than try it himself, one can only imagine how much worse he is.
* LimitedSocialCircle[=/=]OmegaCast: LimitedSocialCircle: No-one other than the main characters is ever seen during an ordinary episode, though one of the 1997 tie-in books featured a cameo from an unidentified police constable. Somewhat hammered home when the same character model was used for two unrelated guest characters in frequency. In TheMovie ''The Great Fire of Pontypandy'', the ''entire town'' is evacuated, and this ''still'' just seems to be the main characters. Particularly weird because you've got maybe a dozen people, loaded into a small school bus and a van, but they drive past ''dozens'' of houses and shops on the way. \n** The town's population expands somewhat in later series - another 6 or 7 characters are introduced!
10th Jun '17 6:12:57 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* AlienInvasion: In the special ''Alien Alert''

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* AlienInvasion: In That trope is the plot of the special ''Alien Alert''Alert''.
10th Jun '17 6:12:04 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* AlienInvasion: In the special ''Alien Alert''
10th Jun '17 6:10:40 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* NoAntagonist: Unless you count fire... Norman, or Buck Douglas.

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* NoAntagonist: Unless you count fire... fire, Norman, or Buck Douglas.
10th Jun '17 6:09:33 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* NoAntagonist: Unless you count fire... or Norman.

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* NoAntagonist: Unless you count fire... Norman, or Norman.Buck Douglas.
10th Jun '17 6:08:20 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* TheMovie: ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'', and later, ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.

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* TheMovie: ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'', and later, ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.Heroes"'' and ''"Alien Alert"''. Although, a fourth, as-yet-untitled, 60-minute feature film of ''Fireman Sam'' is set to be released in 2018 along with Series 11 of the show.
10th Jun '17 6:05:44 AM DoraemonFan1999
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* ColdOpen: In TheMovies ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'' and ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.

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* ColdOpen: In TheMovies ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'' and , ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.Heroes"'' , and ''Alien Alert''.
6th May '17 3:03:11 AM BNSF1995
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** Tom Thomas and Moose Roberts, starting from Series 8 onward. They are the self-proclaimed "Wild Men of Pontypandy" who tend to get into a lot of friendly debates and competitions with each other in regards to their wildlife skills. Notably, before Moose showed up, Tom generally didn't interact with the citizens of Pontypandy outside of a rescue operation.

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** Tom Thomas and Moose Roberts, starting from Series 8 onward. They are the self-proclaimed "Wild Men of Pontypandy" who tend to get into a lot of friendly debates and competitions with each other in regards to their wildlife skills. Notably, before Moose showed up, Tom generally didn't interact with the citizens of Pontypandy outside of a rescue operation. It helps that they're both foreigners, with Tom coming from Australia, and Moose from Canada.
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