History WesternAnimation / FiremanSam

28th May '16 6:31:33 PM BNSF1995
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** Both instances seem to be a TakeThat against GPS systems often leading users in the wrong direction, or over routes that are either closed or non-existent.



* ArtEvolution: In stages with the different series. Sam and the other firefighters have remained similar in appearance along the way; the twins and Mandy rather less so. Dilys has changed in appearance too, becoming much younger-looking.

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* ArtEvolution: In stages with the different series. Sam and the other firefighters have remained similar in appearance along the way; the twins and Mandy rather less so.so (in the classic series, due to the crude nature of the models, the twins actually looked older than they should). Dilys has changed in appearance too, becoming much younger-looking.



** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sarah and James can be this to each other from time to time, especially during the CGI series (compared to previous series, where they rarely, if ever, argued at all; the change likely came because their behavior could come off as unrealistic). Though they ''are'' twins, so neither is really younger than each other.
* TheBully: Norman. At least when it comes to practical jokes.

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** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sarah and James can be this to each other from time to time, especially during the CGI series (compared to previous series, where they rarely, if ever, argued at all; the change likely came because their behavior could come off as unrealistic).unrealistic and creepily perfect). Though they ''are'' twins, so neither is really younger than each other.
* TheBully: Norman. At least when it comes to practical jokes. He has never done anything that could constitute actual bullying.



* CaptainObvious: Sarah acted this way in some of the early CGI episodes.



* TitleDrop: Frequently, often more than once an episode. Whatever the emergency, "Call Fireman Sam!" is ''always'' the correct response.

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* TitleDrop: Frequently, often more than once an episode. Whatever the emergency, "Call Fireman Sam!" is ''always'' the correct response. Note that this only applies to the CGI series, as in the older series, the more correct term "call the fire service" was used.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Norman in the CGI series. Whereas in the older seasons, his pranks and plans tended to be better-engineered, they were, for the most part, rather harmless, and he knew when things had gone too far, in the CGI series, his plans are made hastily and irrationally, often goes in over his head, and causes ''alot'' of consternation, especially in such episodes as "Runaway Cart".
** All the same, though, Norman, of all people, was the sensible one in "Stuck in the Mud", in which Trevor was blinded by pride and opened the bonnet of his bus to check the overheated engine, only to let in enough oxygen to set it alight.
28th May '16 6:22:26 PM BNSF1995
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There are, apparently, ''two'' sets of voice actors for most of the characters, one meant for the UK and one the US (the US version is actually dubbed in Canada by, of all studios, Ocean Group), with the strange exception of Tom and Moose who have the same voice actor in both sets, since they're supposed to be foreigners (Australian and Canadian, respectively). In addition, Station Officer Steele is addressed as Fire Captain Steele and Chief Fire Officer Boyce is referred to as Fire Department Chief Boyce instead. The biggest differences with the voices is the general lack of assorted "British" accents, and in a couple of cases, less "harsh" sounding characters, notably with Sarah, James, and Norman, though Gareth inverts the trend. The "in-house" vibe of it makes it come off as a bit different from an out-right re-dub, and it would explain Tom and Moose. Note that the US version is not very common, only appearing on the Fireman Sam US YouTube channel. Also, the US dub has only been made recently, as PBS Kids Sprout aired the series as late as 2014 with the UK dub.

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There are, apparently, ''two'' sets of voice actors for most of the characters, one meant for the UK and one the US (the US version is actually dubbed in Canada by, of all studios, Ocean Group), with the strange exception of Tom and Moose who have the same voice actor in both sets, since they're supposed to be foreigners (Australian and Canadian, respectively). In addition, Station Officer Steele is addressed as Fire Captain Steele and Chief Fire Officer Boyce is referred to as Fire Department Chief Boyce instead. The biggest differences with the voices is the general lack of assorted "British" accents, and in a couple of cases, less "harsh" sounding characters, notably with Sarah, James, and Norman, though Gareth inverts the trend. The "in-house" vibe of it makes it come off as a bit different from an out-right re-dub, and it would explain Tom and Moose. Note that the US version is not very common, only appearing on the Fireman Sam US YouTube channel. Beyond that, there's little evidence to suggest the dub even exists at all. Also, the US dub has only been made recently, as PBS Kids Sprout aired the series as late as 2014 with the UK dub.
27th May '16 12:00:32 AM BNSF1995
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There are, apparently, ''two'' sets of voice actors for most of the characters, one meant for the UK and one the US (the US version is actually dubbed in Canada by, of all studios, Ocean Group), with the strange exception of Tom and Moose who have the same voice actor in both sets, since they're supposed to be foreigners (Australian and Canadian, respectively). In addition, Station Officer Steele is addressed as Fire Captain Steele and Chief Fire Officer Boyce is referred to as Fire Department Chief Boyce instead. The biggest differences with the voices is the general lack of assorted "British" accents, and in a couple of cases, less "harsh" sounding characters, notably with Sarah, James, and Norman, though Gareth inverts the trend. The "in-house" vibe of it makes it come off as a bit different from an out-right re-dub, and it would explain Tom and Moose. Note that the US version is not very common, only appearing on the Fireman Sam US YouTube channel. Also, the US dub has only been made

to:

There are, apparently, ''two'' sets of voice actors for most of the characters, one meant for the UK and one the US (the US version is actually dubbed in Canada by, of all studios, Ocean Group), with the strange exception of Tom and Moose who have the same voice actor in both sets, since they're supposed to be foreigners (Australian and Canadian, respectively). In addition, Station Officer Steele is addressed as Fire Captain Steele and Chief Fire Officer Boyce is referred to as Fire Department Chief Boyce instead. The biggest differences with the voices is the general lack of assorted "British" accents, and in a couple of cases, less "harsh" sounding characters, notably with Sarah, James, and Norman, though Gareth inverts the trend. The "in-house" vibe of it makes it come off as a bit different from an out-right re-dub, and it would explain Tom and Moose. Note that the US version is not very common, only appearing on the Fireman Sam US YouTube channel. Also, the US dub has only been made
made recently, as PBS Kids Sprout aired the series as late as 2014 with the UK dub.
27th May '16 12:00:10 AM BNSF1995
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There are, apparently, ''two'' sets of voice actors for most of the characters, one meant for the UK and one the US, with the strange exception of Tom and Moose who have the same voice actor in both sets. In addition, Station Officer Steele is addressed as Fire Captain Steele and Chief Fire Officer Boyce is referred to as Fire Department Chief Boyce instead. The biggest differences with the voices is the general lack of assorted "British" accents, and in a couple of cases, less "harsh" sounding characters, notably with Sarah, James, and Norman, though Gareth inverts the trend. The "in-house" vibe of it makes it come off as a bit different from an out-right re-dub, and it would explain Tom and Moose.

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There are, apparently, ''two'' sets of voice actors for most of the characters, one meant for the UK and one the US, US (the US version is actually dubbed in Canada by, of all studios, Ocean Group), with the strange exception of Tom and Moose who have the same voice actor in both sets.sets, since they're supposed to be foreigners (Australian and Canadian, respectively). In addition, Station Officer Steele is addressed as Fire Captain Steele and Chief Fire Officer Boyce is referred to as Fire Department Chief Boyce instead. The biggest differences with the voices is the general lack of assorted "British" accents, and in a couple of cases, less "harsh" sounding characters, notably with Sarah, James, and Norman, though Gareth inverts the trend. The "in-house" vibe of it makes it come off as a bit different from an out-right re-dub, and it would explain Tom and Moose.
Moose. Note that the US version is not very common, only appearing on the Fireman Sam US YouTube channel. Also, the US dub has only been made
26th May '16 11:54:45 PM BNSF1995
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** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sarah and James can be this to each other from time to time, especially during the CGI series. 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 series.series (compared to previous series, where they rarely, if ever, argued at all; the change likely came because their behavior could come off as unrealistic). Though they ''are'' twins, so neither is really younger than each other.



* CharacterDevelopment: James Jones goes through a series of misadventures in the early CGI 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 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. Bella would eventually return in Series 10, having moved to Newtown and visiting Pontypandy every now and then.

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* CharacterDevelopment: James Jones goes through a series of misadventures in the early CGI series, including being lost at sea and trapped by a rock slide. Later episodes show him being much more cautious and safety conscious, conscious (as he was in the stop-motion), 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 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. Bella would eventually return in Series 10, having moved to Newtown and visiting her old friends in Pontypandy every now and then.



* 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 Forgetful Day", when he drives past Penny, the new girl who, in the Ponypandy fire service.classic series, was a recurring character based at Newtown, and thus visited every now and then. Elvis even hits on her a little earlier in the episode.



* DropInCharacter: Chief Fire Officer Boyce after his introduction. In later series, 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 series, his appearances become more frequent. This is despite the fact that he actually lives and is stationed in Newtown.Newtown, where Penny was stationed in the classic series.
13th Apr '16 12:20:54 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bella and Rosa in the CGI 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.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bella and Rosa in the CGI 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. Bella would eventually return in Series 10, having moved to Newtown and visiting Pontypandy every now and then.
18th Mar '16 5:42:40 AM NcLean
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* PyroManiac: There are an ''awful'' lot of fires for such a small town. Sam really enjoys being a Hero, doesn't he?
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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