History WesternAnimation / FiremanSam

12th Sep '15 4:01:51 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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* GeographicFlexibility: In the CGI series, Pontypandy has somehow acquired a coastline. Most likely as a means of giving [[RememberTheNewGuy newly introduced Charlie Jones]] something to do, as he is a fisherman, and also to showcase sea-related rescues, emphasized with season 9's head of the new Ocean Rescue Center and coastguard, Ben Hooper.
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* GeographicFlexibility: In the CGI series, Pontypandy has somehow acquired a coastline. Most likely as a means of giving [[RememberTheNewGuy newly introduced Charlie Jones]] something to do, as he is a fisherman, and also to showcase sea-related rescues, emphasized with season Series 9's head of the new Ocean Rescue Center and coastguard, Ben Hooper.

** Tom Thomas and Moose Roberts, starting from season 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 season 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.

** The town's population expands somewhat in later seasons - another 6 or 7 characters are introduced!
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** The town's population expands somewhat in later seasons series - another 6 or 7 characters are introduced!

* ParentalAbandonment: Sarah and James' parents (Sam's brother and sister-in-law) were never seen until the CGI season, when they became regular characters.
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* ParentalAbandonment: Sarah and James' parents (Sam's brother and sister-in-law) were never seen until the CGI season, series, when they became regular characters.

* SixthRanger: More new characters are added as the Seasons pass, but the most prominent and obvious examples are Ben Hooper, a coastguard who is in charge of the Ocean Rescue Center (a parallel to Tom and the Mountain Rescue Center), and especially ''"[[TheMovie Ultimate Heroes]]"'''s 2 new firefighters to go with the newer, bigger Fire Station, Arnold [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips, both of whom are fresh, top graduates from Newtown's Firefighter Academy.
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* SixthRanger: More new characters are added as the Seasons series pass, but the most prominent and obvious examples are Ben Hooper, a coastguard who is in charge of the Ocean Rescue Center (a parallel to Tom and the Mountain Rescue Center), and especially ''"[[TheMovie Ultimate Heroes]]"'''s 2 two new firefighters to go with the newer, bigger Fire Station, Arnold [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips, both of whom are fresh, top graduates from Newtown's Firefighter Academy.

* WeekendInventor: Sam in the original series. Mike Flood builds an impressive rocket in the CGI series. Mechanic Joe Sparkes takes this role up starting in season 9.
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* WeekendInventor: Sam in the original series. Mike Flood builds an impressive rocket in the CGI series. Mechanic Joe Sparkes takes this role up starting in season Series 9.

* WorkingThroughTheCold: Season 6's "Poorly Penny" does this with, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Penny]].
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** Back in Series 1's "Telly Trouble", Elvis tries to fix a tap which won't turn by hitting it with a hammer. * WorkingThroughTheCold: Season Series 6's "Poorly Penny" does this with, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Penny]].
12th Sep '15 3:59:01 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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Season 8 introduces Gareth Griffith, Bronwyn's father and Sarah and James's grandfather who's a retired Newtown train driver who now operates the Pontypandy Express to and from the Pontypandy Mountains, mountaineer Moose Roberts, a [[CanadaEh Canada born]] man who runs Pontypandy Mountain's Mountain Activity Center, and the kids' school teacher Mrs. Chen and her toddler daughter Lily. Season 9 brings in the Sparkes family, Mechanic and [[BunglingInventor inventor Joe]] and his wife Lizzie, along with their wheelchair-bound daughter Hannah, coastguard Ben Hooper who is the head of the newly opened Ocean Rescue Center, and in the second [[TheMovie movie special]] ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', [[SixthRanger Arnold [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips]], 2 newly graduated firefighters that are brought to Pontypandy by Chief Fire Officer Boyce (himself introduced in season 6 as an old friend and superior to Steele) to help round out the firefighters' newly built Fire Station.
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Season Series 8 introduces Gareth Griffith, Bronwyn's father and Sarah and James's grandfather who's a retired Newtown train driver who now operates the Pontypandy Express to and from the Pontypandy Mountains, mountaineer Moose Roberts, a [[CanadaEh Canada born]] man who runs Pontypandy Mountain's Mountain Activity Center, and the kids' school teacher Mrs. Chen and her toddler daughter Lily. Season Series 9 brings in the Sparkes family, Mechanic and [[BunglingInventor inventor Joe]] and his wife Lizzie, along with their wheelchair-bound daughter Hannah, coastguard Ben Hooper who is the head of the newly opened Ocean Rescue Center, and in the second [[TheMovie movie special]] ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', [[SixthRanger Arnold [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips]], 2 newly graduated firefighters that are brought to Pontypandy by Chief Fire Officer Boyce (himself introduced in season Series 6 as an old friend and superior to Steele) to help round out the firefighters' newly built Fire Station.

** Season 9's recent addition, Ben Hooper, is shown to be this as Pontypandy's new coastguard and head of the Ocean Rescue Center, particularly when in his element at sea on [[CoolBoat the Titan]]. He also hasn't accumulated the "NotSoAboveItAll moments" that Tom has (excepting that one time when he makes a poor call and ends up stranding himself, Bronwyn, and Charlie on a capsized boat during a whale watching trip), and is essentially pre-new series Tom, but on water instead of in the air.
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** Season Series 9's recent addition, Ben Hooper, is shown to be this as Pontypandy's new coastguard and head of the Ocean Rescue Center, particularly when in his element at sea on [[CoolBoat the Titan]]. He also hasn't accumulated the "NotSoAboveItAll moments" that Tom has (excepting that one time when he makes a poor call and ends up stranding himself, Bronwyn, and Charlie on a capsized boat during a whale watching trip), and is essentially pre-new series Tom, but on water instead of in the air.

** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sarah and James can be this to each other from time to time, especially during the CGI seasons. Though they ''are'' twins, so neither is really younger than each other.
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** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sarah and James can be this to each other from time to time, especially during the CGI seasons.series. Though they ''are'' twins, so neither is really younger than each other.

* [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]]: Trevor Evans, Mike Flood, and Charlie Jones. Elvis, too, at times. And as of season 9, [[BunglingInventor Joe Sparkes]] can be added to the list.
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* [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]]: Trevor Evans, Mike Flood, and Charlie Jones. Elvis, too, at times. And as of season Series 9, [[BunglingInventor Joe Sparkes]] can be added to the list.

* CharacterDevelopment: James Jones goes through a series of misadventures in the early CGI seasons, including being lost at sea and trapped by a rock slide. Later episodes show him being much more cautious and safety conscious, often making him the voice of reason that tends to be largely ignored with regards to the problem of the day. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bella and Rosa in the CGI seasons. Bella is essentially replaced by Bronwyn; she even runs a Cafe like Bella. Lion is pretty much a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to Rosa, right on down to appearances. Bella's cafe can still even be seen in the same place across from Dilys's shop, but with no Bella in sight.
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* CharacterDevelopment: James Jones goes through a series of misadventures in the early CGI seasons, series, including being lost at sea and trapped by a rock slide. Later episodes show him being much more cautious and safety conscious, often making him the voice of reason that tends to be largely ignored with regards to the problem of the day. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bella and Rosa in the CGI seasons.series. Bella is essentially replaced by Bronwyn; she even runs a Cafe like Bella. Lion is pretty much a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to Rosa, right on down to appearances. Bella's cafe can still even be seen in the same place across from Dilys's shop, but with no Bella in sight.

** CoolBoat: The CGI series brought with it Neptune, and Season 9 followed it up with Juno and Titan, all three are used for water related rescues.
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** CoolBoat: The CGI series brought with it Neptune, and Season Series 9 followed it up with Juno and Titan, all three are used for water related rescues.

* DropInCharacter: Chief Fire Officer Boyce after his introduction. In later Seasons, his appearances become more frequent. This is despite the fact that he actually lives and is stationed in Newtown.
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* DropInCharacter: Chief Fire Officer Boyce after his introduction. In later Seasons, series, his appearances become more frequent. This is despite the fact that he actually lives and is stationed in Newtown.

* GeographicFlexibility: In the CGI season, Pontypandy has somehow acquired a coastline. Most likely as a means of giving [[RememberTheNewGuy newly introduced Charlie Jones]] something to do, as he is a fisherman, and also to showcase sea-related rescues, emphasized with season 9's head of the new Ocean Rescue Center and coastguard, Ben Hooper.
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* GeographicFlexibility: In the CGI season, series, Pontypandy has somehow acquired a coastline. Most likely as a means of giving [[RememberTheNewGuy newly introduced Charlie Jones]] something to do, as he is a fisherman, and also to showcase sea-related rescues, emphasized with season 9's head of the new Ocean Rescue Center and coastguard, Ben Hooper.
7th Sep '15 8:42:42 AM Adept
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* XMeetsY: LEGOIsland meets PostmanPat.
28th Aug '15 12:48:01 PM fruitstripegum
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* Cloudcuckoolander: Elvis, in his Rock and Roll moments.
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* Cloudcuckoolander: CloudCuckoolander: Elvis, in his Rock and Roll moments.
27th Jul '15 4:46:40 AM BenBanjo87
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* Cloudcuckoolander: Elvis, in his Rock and Roll moments.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the original series at least, Norman came off as this. While still keen on pranks, he was usually just trying to get a good laugh and felt genuine remorse when things go horribly wrong. He has also had several heroic moments when he is the one to summon help from the Fire Brigade when others are in danger.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the original series at least, Norman came off as this. Price. While still keen on pranks, pranks and mischief, he was is usually just trying to get a good laugh and felt feels genuine remorse when things go went horribly wrong. wrong, though he doesn't often seem to learn from his mistakes. He has also had several many heroic moments when he is the one to summon help from the Fire Brigade when others are in danger.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In ** 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 original series at least, Norman came off as this. While still keen on pranks, he was usually just trying to get a good laugh and felt genuine remorse when things go horribly wrong. He has also had several heroic moments end of The Great Fire of Pontypandy, when he believes he is leaving the one to summon help from fire station for the Fire Brigade when others are in danger.last time as the fire approaches.

* {{Tearjerker}}: The episode "Steele Under Par", when Station Officer Steele is forced to retire from his job. * TheDitz: Elvis, who finds mopping the floor difficult. But see also GeniusDitz above, as he's rarely lacking in an emergency.
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* {{Tearjerker}}: The episode "Steele Under Par", when Station Officer Steele is forced to retire from his job. job. [[spoiler: He gets to stay in the end, however.]] * TheDitz: Elvis, who finds mopping the floor difficult.difficult, and struggles to count past 'one'. But see also GeniusDitz above, as he's rarely lacking in an emergency.
8th Jul '15 12:02:42 PM BenBanjo87
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* JerkAss: Norman. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the original series at least, Norman came off as this. While still keen on pranks, he was usually just trying to get a good laugh and felt genuine remorse when things go horribly wrong. He did at least once get an episode showcasing his good side, when he helped Trevor with a charity drive by donating a bunch of his old toys.
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* JerkAss: Norman. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the original series at least, Norman came off as this. While still keen on pranks, he was usually just trying to get a good laugh and felt genuine remorse when things go horribly wrong. He did at least once get an episode showcasing his good side, has also had several heroic moments when he helped Trevor with a charity drive by donating a bunch of his old toys.is the one to summon help from the Fire Brigade when others are in danger.
2nd Jun '15 4:04:55 AM TheHolotome
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* CutAndPasteEnvironments: From what little we see of the illustrious Newtown at the end of "One-Way Street", Newtown looks like a slightly differently arranged version of Pontypandy with even fewer people (read: none, other than are usually characters).
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* CutAndPasteEnvironments: From what little we see of the illustrious Newtown at the end of "One-Way Street", Newtown looks like a slightly differently arranged version of Pontypandy with even fewer people (read: none, other than are our usually characters).

* SixthRanger: More new characters are added as the seasons pass, but the most prominent and obvious examples are Ben Hooper, a coastguard who is in charge of the Ocean Rescue Center (a parallel to Tom and the Mountain Rescue Center), and especially ''"[[TheMovie Ultimate Heroes]]"'''s 2 new firefighters to go with the newer, bigger Fire Station, Arnold [-McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips, both of whom are fresh, top graduates from Newtown's Firefighter Academy.
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* SixthRanger: More new characters are added as the seasons Seasons pass, but the most prominent and obvious examples are Ben Hooper, a coastguard who is in charge of the Ocean Rescue Center (a parallel to Tom and the Mountain Rescue Center), and especially ''"[[TheMovie Ultimate Heroes]]"'''s 2 new firefighters to go with the newer, bigger Fire Station, Arnold [-McKinsley=] [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips, both of whom are fresh, top graduates from Newtown's Firefighter Academy.

* Trope2000: Joe Sparkes tends to name his inventions like this.
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* Trope2000: {{Trope2000}}: Joe Sparkes tends to name his inventions like this.
2nd Jun '15 1:48:05 AM TheHolotome
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** [[CoolPlane Cool Helicopter]]: Tom Thomas' helicopter certainly qualifies. Also something of a [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Helicopter]] as it's always carrying the right equipment, despite being a bit on the small side to be carrying ''everything'' all the time.
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** [[CoolPlane Cool Helicopter]]: Tom Thomas' helicopter helicopter, the Wallaby 1, certainly qualifies. Also something of a [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Helicopter]] as it's always carrying the right equipment, despite being a bit on the small side to be carrying ''everything'' all the time.
2nd Jun '15 1:33:33 AM TheHolotome
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* ColdOpen: In [[TheMovie]]s ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'' and ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.
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* ColdOpen: In [[TheMovie]]s TheMovies ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'' and ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.

* [[CoolPlane Cool Helicopter]]: Tom Thomas' helicopter certainly qualifies. Also something of a [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Helicopter]] as it's always carrying the right equipment, despite being a bit on the small side to be carrying ''everything'' all the time.
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* CoolCar: Loads of 'em. Pretty much all the Fire Station vehicles, including Fire Engine Jupiter, Venus the rescue tender, Mercury the off road bike, and the most recent being Moose's donated amphibious vehicle, newly named Hydrus. ** CoolBoat: The CGI series brought with it Neptune, and Season 9 followed it up with Juno and Titan, all three are used for water related rescues. ** [[CoolPlane Cool Helicopter]]: Tom Thomas' helicopter certainly qualifies. Also something of a [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Helicopter]] as it's always carrying the right equipment, despite being a bit on the small side to be carrying ''everything'' all the time.
8th May '15 9:58:15 PM TheHolotome
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Season 8 introduces Gareth Griffith, Bronwyn's father and Sarah and James's grandfather who's a retired Newtown train driver who now operates the Pontypandy Express to and from the Pontypandy Mountains, mountaineer Moose Roberts, a [[CanadaEh Canada born]] man who runs Pontypandy Mountain's Mountain Activity Center, and the kids' school teacher Mrs. Chen and her toddler daughter Lily. Season 9 brings in the Sparkes family, Mechanic and [[BunglingInventor inventor Joe]] and his wife Lizzie, along with their wheelchair-bound daughter Hannah, coastguard Ben Hooper who is the head of the newly opened Ocean Rescue Center, and in the second [[TheMovie movie special]] ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', [[SixthRanger Arnold McKinsley and Ellie Phillips]], 2 newly graduated firefighters that are brought to Pontypandy by Chief Fire Officer Boyce (himself introduced season 6 as an old friend and superior to Steele) to help round out the firefighters' newly built Fire Station.
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Season 8 introduces Gareth Griffith, Bronwyn's father and Sarah and James's grandfather who's a retired Newtown train driver who now operates the Pontypandy Express to and from the Pontypandy Mountains, mountaineer Moose Roberts, a [[CanadaEh Canada born]] man who runs Pontypandy Mountain's Mountain Activity Center, and the kids' school teacher Mrs. Chen and her toddler daughter Lily. Season 9 brings in the Sparkes family, Mechanic and [[BunglingInventor inventor Joe]] and his wife Lizzie, along with their wheelchair-bound daughter Hannah, coastguard Ben Hooper who is the head of the newly opened Ocean Rescue Center, and in the second [[TheMovie movie special]] ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', [[SixthRanger Arnold McKinsley [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips]], 2 newly graduated firefighters that are brought to Pontypandy by Chief Fire Officer Boyce (himself introduced in season 6 as an old friend and superior to Steele) to help round out the firefighters' newly built Fire Station.

** 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 old mines to retrieve Penny and the kids, so Elvis is left in charge with guiding the newcomers Arnold and Ellie with preparing for the ongoing hurricane. Here, Elvis shows his stuff more than once, even making the correct call on a situation that Arnold ignores before saving the 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 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 ignores]] before saving the 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.

** Season 9's recent addition, Ben Hooper, is shown to be this as PontyPandy's new coastguard and head of the Ocean Rescue Center, particularly when in his element at sea on [[CoolBoat the Titan]]. He also hasn't accumulated the "NotSoAboveItAll moments" that Tom has, and is essentially pre-new series Tom, but on water instead of in the air.
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** Season 9's recent addition, Ben Hooper, is shown to be this as PontyPandy's Pontypandy's new coastguard and head of the Ocean Rescue Center, particularly when in his element at sea on [[CoolBoat the Titan]]. He also hasn't accumulated the "NotSoAboveItAll moments" that Tom has, has (excepting that one time when he makes a poor call and ends up stranding himself, Bronwyn, and Charlie on a capsized boat during a whale watching trip), and is essentially pre-new series Tom, but on water instead of in the air.

** Season 9's recent addition, Ben Hooper, * AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Dilys toward Norman, and by her own personally admission, Hannah feels her dad Joe is shown to be this as PontyPandy's new coastguard and head of the Ocean Rescue Center, particularly when in his element at sea on [[CoolBoat the Titan]]. He also hasn't accumulated the "NotSoAboveItAll moments" that Tom has, and is essentially pre-new series Tom, but on water instead of in the air.to her.

* CharacterDevelopment: James Jones goes through a series of misadventures in the early CGI seasons, including being lost at sea and trapped by a rock slide. Later episodes show him being much more cautious and safety conscious.
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* CharacterDevelopment: James Jones goes through a series of misadventures in the early CGI seasons, including being lost at sea and trapped by a rock slide. Later episodes show him being much more cautious and safety conscious.conscious, often making him the voice of reason that tends to be largely ignored with regards to the problem of the day.

* ColdOpen: In {{TheMovie}}s ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'' and ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.
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* ColdOpen: In {{TheMovie}}s [[TheMovie]]s ''"The Great Fire of Pontypandy"'' and ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.

* ContinuityNod: A picture of the fire crew in their stop motion guise hangs on the fire station office's wall in the CGI episodes. It's even brought over to the ewly built Fire Station in ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.
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* ContinuityNod: A picture of the fire crew in their stop motion guise hangs on the fire station office's wall in the CGI episodes. It's even brought over to the ewly newly built Fire Station in ''"Ultimate Heroes"''.

* ContinuityNod: A picture CrushFilter: Downplayed more so than most examples, but surprisingly happens to Penny when Ben Hooper is introduced, complete with bag slung over his shoulder as he makes a slow walk towards the group while removing his shades. Even ''[[HappilyMarried Bronwyn]]'' takes another breath in a quick 1-second scene. * CutAndPasteEnvironments: From what little we see of the fire crew in their stop motion guise hangs on illustrious Newtown at the fire station office's wall in the CGI episodes. It's end of "One-Way Street", Newtown looks like a slightly differently arranged version of Pontypandy with even brought over to the ewly built Fire Station in ''"Ultimate Heroes"''. fewer people (read: none, other than are usually characters).

* DemotedToExtra: Trevor Evans in the newer series, though he still gets a pretty health amount of screen time.
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* DemotedToExtra: Trevor Evans in the newer series, though he still gets a pretty health healthy amount of screen time.

* DistractedByTheSexy: Trevor Evans crashes his bus in 'Dilys's Forgetful Day', when he drives past Penny, the new girl in the Ponypandy fire service. Elvis even hits on her a little earlier in the episode.
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* DistractedByTheSexy: Trevor Evans crashes his bus in 'Dilys's "Dilys's Forgetful Day', Day", when he drives past Penny, the new girl in the Ponypandy fire service. Elvis even hits on her a little earlier in the episode.episode. ** Though it only lasts for a couple of seconds, Penny is shown to be quite smitten with Ben Hooper when he's introduced, completed with a bit of CrushFilter. So is Bronwyn in a quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot. * DropInCharacter: Chief Fire Officer Boyce after his introduction. In later Seasons, his appearances become more frequent. This is despite the fact that he actually lives and is stationed in Newtown.

* DistractedByTheSexy: Trevor Evans crashes LeeroyJenkins: In due part because he didn't trust Elvis's judgement due to his bus in 'Dilys's Forgetful Day', tendency to bungle when he drives past Penny, the new girl not actively doing his job, Arnold goes right ahead in trying to rescue Mrs. Chen and Lily who are stranded on top of their car in the Ponypandy fire service. flooded streets of Pontypandy while ignoring Elvis's pleas to wait for Ellie to return with Venus so she could secure the Firefighters and the car with a line. Arnold does manage to save Lily and bring her to Elvis, but ends up losing his footing on his return trip for Mrs. Chen and would have been washed away were it not for her holding on to his hand at the last minute. Brave he may have been, but were it not for Elvis even hits rescuing him (plus Mrs. Chen) after being secured by Venus' tow wench, he may well have been lost on her a little earlier his first big emergency in the episode.Pontypandy. To Arnold's credit, however, he does apologize to Elvis afterword. -->'''Arnold:''' "I'm here to rescue people, Elvis, not wait around all day!"

* DistractedByTheSexy: Trevor Evans crashes his bus LimitedWardrobe: Pretty much everyone only ever wears what they are always seen wearing, with very few exceptions. So seeing Sam wear more casual clothes like a flannel shirt and khakis like in 'Dilys's Forgetful Day', when he drives past Penny, the new girl in the Ponypandy fire service. Elvis even hits on her "Turtle Hunt" is definitely a little earlier in the episode.rare sight.

* {{Retcon}}: In the original series, Penny was actually stationed in Newtown. She came to Pontypandy to help conduct a series of drills, and later on came by once in a while to visit or when an extra hand was needed (similar to Chief Fire Officer Boyce in the later episodes). The later series change it so that she's a regular member of the Pontypandy Fire Service.
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* {{Retcon}}: In the original series, Penny was actually stationed in Newtown. She came to Pontypandy to help conduct a series of drills, and later on [[DropInCharacter came by once in a while to visit or when an extra hand was needed (similar to Chief Fire Officer Boyce in the later episodes).episodes)]]. The later series change it so that she's a regular member of the Pontypandy Fire Service.

* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Newcomer Fireman Arnold is shown to have quite technically minded vocabulary. His verbose speaking tendencies has Elvis utterly baffled. Sam usually simplifies for him.
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Newcomer Fireman Arnold is shown to have quite technically minded the technically-minded vocabulary. His verbose speaking tendencies has Elvis utterly baffled. Sam usually simplifies for him.

* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Newcomer Fireman Arnold is shown to have quite technically minded vocabulary. His verbose speaking tendencies has *** In the CGI series, not only does Penny get some with Elvis utterly baffled. when she thanks his selflessness in [[ItMakesSenseInContext trying to get himself fired so Penny wouldn't in a misunderstanding on his part]] with a kiss, but when Ben Hooper, the new coastguard, is introduced, she sees him for the first time in a toned-down but still noticeable CrushFilter, and a later episode has the two complimenting and conversing with each other, at the expense of forgetting their work with Sam usually simplifies for him.salvaging buoys.

* SixthRanger: More new characters are added as the seasons pass, but the most prominent and obvious examples are Ben Hooper, a coastguard who is in charge of the Ocean Rescue Center (a parallel to Tom and the Mountain Rescue Center), and especially ''"[[TheMovie Ultimate Heroes]]"'''s 2 new firefighters to go with the newer, bigger Fire Station, Arnold McKinsley and Ellie Phillips, both of whom are fresh, top graduates from Newtown's Firefighter Academy.
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* SixthRanger: More new characters are added as the seasons pass, but the most prominent and obvious examples are Ben Hooper, a coastguard who is in charge of the Ocean Rescue Center (a parallel to Tom and the Mountain Rescue Center), and especially ''"[[TheMovie Ultimate Heroes]]"'''s 2 new firefighters to go with the newer, bigger Fire Station, Arnold McKinsley [-McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips, both of whom are fresh, top graduates from Newtown's Firefighter Academy.

* TrashTheSet: In ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', the old Fire Station is so old and run down (including destitute drain pipes and a leaky roof) that a new Fire Station is built and finished over the course of the first third of the movie. This makes way for a bigger, more high-tech Station for the Pontypandy Fire and Emergency Service to work out of. The team even gets 2 new firefighters fresh from Newtown's Firefighter Academy in Arnold McKinsley and Ellie Phillips on top of that.
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* TrashTheSet: In ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', the old Fire Station is so old and run down (including destitute drain pipes and a leaky roof) that a new Fire Station is built and finished over the course of the first third of the movie. This makes way for a bigger, more high-tech Station for the Pontypandy Fire and Emergency Service to work out of. The team even gets 2 new firefighters fresh from Newtown's Firefighter Academy in Arnold McKinsley [=McKinsley=] and Ellie Phillips on top of that.

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* TrashTheSet: In ''"Ultimate Heroes"'', the old Fire Station is so old and run down (including destitute drain pipes and a leaky roof) that a new Fire Station is built and finished over the course of the first third of the movie. This makes way for a bigger, more high-tech Station for the Pontypandy Fire and Emergency Service Trope2000: Joe Sparkes tends to work out of. The team even gets 2 new firefighters fresh from Newtown's Firefighter Academy in Arnold McKinsley and Ellie Phillips on top of that.name his inventions like this.
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