History WesternAnimation / RescueHeroes

27th Mar '16 5:19:35 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: In an episode involving a series of tornadoes striking near a beach, a boat is struck, knocking its passengers into the water. Gil rescues them and then asks "Were six of you in one boat?" The girl he's speaking to is still a bit groggy as she answers "Actually there were...[[OhCrap seven. Angus! Angus isn't here!"]] Gil ends up having to dive after the now-drowning Angus, who had been the only person on-board the boat without a life vest.



* MamaBear: You can bet that if a woman has or knows of a child in danger, she'll be this trope. This includes a random civilian in "When It Rains, It Pours" who deliberately tells her rescuers that they can't leave because she and her boyfriend saw some Boy Scouts on a hike that have not returned; she's quite insistent the Rescue Heroes go over them.

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* MamaBear: You can bet that if a woman has or knows of a child in danger, she'll be this trope. This includes a random civilian in "When It Rains, It Pours" who deliberately tells her rescuers that they can't leave because she and her boyfriend saw some Boy Scouts on a hike that have not returned; she's quite insistent the Rescue Heroes go over after them.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Averted. Rocky almost quits the Rescue Heroes in "Flashback to Danger" when he makes a mistake during a rescue. Billy convinces Rocky to stay after telling him the story about the only other Rescue Heroes to quit. [[spoiler:Turns out that the Rescue Heroes who quit was Billy himself. He ultimately decided to stay with the team after watching an audition tape Rocky had sent in two years prior to events of the episode.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Averted. Rocky almost quits the Rescue Heroes in "Flashback to Danger" when he makes a mistake during a rescue. Billy convinces Rocky to stay after telling him the story about the only other Rescue Heroes to quit. [[spoiler:Turns [[spoiler: Turns out that the Rescue Heroes who quit was Billy himself. He ultimately decided to stay with the team after watching an audition tape Rocky had sent in two years prior to events of the episode.]]



* TenMinuteRetirement: In "When It Rains, It Pours", Ariel, after rescuing a hiker during a forest fire, accept a job to become a spokesperson for the National Safety Council in order to teach kids about safety. [[spoiler:After a while, she starts to miss being a Rescue Hero. Ultimately, she rejoins the team and decide to create a website to teach kids about safety.]] Out of all the other Rescue Heroes, Rocky was the one who was ''not'' happy about Ariel leaving.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: In "When It Rains, It Pours", Ariel, after rescuing a hiker during a forest fire, accept a job to become a spokesperson for the National Safety Council in order to teach kids about safety. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After a while, she starts to miss being a Rescue Hero. Ultimately, she rejoins the team and decide to create a website to teach kids about safety.]] Out of all the other Rescue Heroes, Rocky was the one who was ''not'' happy about Ariel leaving.
6th Nov '15 7:21:49 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy and Warren Waters, Gil Gripper,Jake Justice, Bill Barker, Bob Buoy, Matt Medic, Pat Pending, Rip Rockefeller, Sam Sparks and Sergeant Siren.

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* AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy and Warren Waters, Gil Gripper,Jake Gripper, Jake Justice, Bill Barker, Bob Buoy, Matt Medic, Pat Pending, Rip Rockefeller, Sam Sparks and Sergeant Siren.
6th Nov '15 7:21:13 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* NotSoDiffernt: Rocky realizes this is true about him and the hot-dogging snowboarder the team is trying to rescue in "Peril on the Peaks"; their deviation from the plan puts them and others at risk. Rocky learns his lesson; the snowboarder not so much.

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* NotSoDiffernt: NotSoDifferent: Rocky realizes this is true about him and the hot-dogging snowboarder the team is trying to rescue in "Peril on the Peaks"; their deviation from the plan puts them and others at risk. Rocky learns his lesson; the snowboarder not so much.
6th Nov '15 7:18:47 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy and Warren Waters, Jake Justice, Bill Barker, Bob Buoy, Matt Medic, Pat Pending, Rip Rockefeller, Sam Sparks and Sergeant Siren.

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* AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy and Warren Waters, Jake Gil Gripper,Jake Justice, Bill Barker, Bob Buoy, Matt Medic, Pat Pending, Rip Rockefeller, Sam Sparks and Sergeant Siren.
6th Nov '15 7:18:12 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* GoodParents: Both the parents of the Rescue Heroes that we're shown and the Rescue Heroes who are shown to be parents themselves. We also see this in bystanders such as the mother in "When It Rains, It Pours" who got trapped in her house, forced her kids to evacuate to the roof and immediately asks Jake if her kids are all right when he comes in to rescue her.

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* GoodParents: Both the parents of the Rescue Heroes that we're shown and the Rescue Heroes who are shown to be parents themselves. We also see this in bystanders civilians such as the mother in "When It Rains, It Pours" who got trapped in her house, forced her kids to evacuate to the roof and immediately asks Jake if her kids are all right when he comes in to rescue her.



* MamaBear: You can bet that if a woman has or knows of a child in danger, she'll be this trope. This includes a random civilian in "When It Rains, It Pours" who deliberately tells her rescuers that they can't leave because she and her boyfriend saw some Boy Scouts on a hike that have not returned; she's quite insistent the Rescue Heroes go over them.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water Rescues?]]: Wendy is uncomfortable with water rescues due to a near drowning incident in her past. In "Tidal Wave", she ends up putting her fears aside to do her job.
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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water Rescues?]]: Wendy is uncomfortable with water rescues due to a near drowning incident in her past. In "Tidal Wave", she ends up putting her fears aside to do her job.
job, partly due to [[ThePowerOfTrust how much she trusts her partner for the job, Gil Gripper]].
** Several rescues feature civilians who are afraid of one thing or another, often something that complicates the rescue such as an acrophobe who needs to be airlifted or an aquaphobe during a water rescue. The Rescue Heroes typically are able to convince the civilians in question to put aside their fears long enough to be rescued and have occasionally been able to help them get cured entirely.
6th Nov '15 7:12:04 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AnAesop: Besides the [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle obvious safety tips]], most episodes have some kind of lesson about interpersonal relationships and teamwork.



* AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy Waters, Jake Justice.
* AmpliedAnimalAptitude: All of the Rescue Creatures; they appear to understand commands given by ''any'' human, not just their handlers and these commands can be full sentences. They're also able to determine what is needed in any given situation and react when insulted. This includes animals such as Claude the mountain lion and Radar the bat, creatures that are not normally known for being highly trainable.

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* AlliterativeName: Billy Blazes, Wendy and Warren Waters, Jake Justice.
Justice, Bill Barker, Bob Buoy, Matt Medic, Pat Pending, Rip Rockefeller, Sam Sparks and Sergeant Siren.
* AmpliedAnimalAptitude: AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: All of the Rescue Creatures; they appear to understand commands given by ''any'' human, not just their handlers and these commands can be full sentences. They're also able to determine what is needed in any given situation and react when insulted. This includes animals such as Claude the mountain lion and Radar the bat, creatures that are not normally known for being highly trainable.



* AwesomeAussie: Sandy Beach. Besides his rescue work, he once was attacked by a shark and came out with no injuries save a broken surfboard.



** Even some of the civilians get this. Alfredo the towel/water boy for Rocky's old high school basketball team knew exactly what to do when the team's bus crashed and their coach got knocked out and even assisted in rescuing a teammate [[IdiotBall who went back into the bus after their championship trophy]] and ended up in the river. He even gets to help save Rocky when Rocky gets pulled under.



** Billy and Jack get this towards their biological younger siblings.

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** Billy and Jack get this towards their biological younger siblings.siblings and Jake was part of a Big Brothers Big Sisters program and remained close to the boys he mentored, even offering to let them stay in Headquarters when their house burns down in "Four Alarm Fire And Brimstone"



* CasualDangerDialogue: Jack spouts it a lot, driving the more serious Jake crazy. Unusually for this trope, Jake eventually learns that Jack uses the humor to defuse tense situations, a handy tool for EmergencyServices who rescue people who might begin panicking and put themselves and others in more danger.
* CheatersNeverProsper: When a contestant cheats at the race in "Race to the Finish", his "shortcut" across the ice ends up stranding him and his dog and he doesn't even get to finish the race.



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Jack's is Percy as mentioned in "Sibling Blowout".



* {{Hypocrite}}: Jake realizes he's being one in "Four Alarm Fire And Brimstone" when he begins the process of holding a grudge against his "little brother" Nick for coming along on a rescue and putting himself and his little brother in danger when he had tried to get Nick to forgive the neighborhood boy who accidentally burned down Nick's house with fireworks earlier in the episode. [[HypocrisyNod Jake's quick to acknowledge this and apologize once he figures it out.]]



* IdiotBall: Any time someone deliberately ignores safety guidelines.



* InformedJudaism: The Waters family doesn't even get this in dialogue; just showing a menorah in their house when Wendy is worrying about Rocky in "All Alone for the Holidays".



* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father Like Daughter]]: In "Meteor", after Wendy reveals she wants to go back to Earth and has left, Roger asks Warren if he's okay with it. Warren replies "You know Wendy; she's stubborn, bull-headed and..." Roger interrupts "A chip off the old block, Sir?" [[{{Beat}} Warren pauses]] before chuckling and admitting "I guess so."



* NotSoDiffernt: Rocky realizes this is true about him and the hot-dogging snowboarder the team is trying to rescue in "Peril on the Peaks"; their deviation from the plan puts them and others at risk. Rocky learns his lesson; the snowboarder not so much.



* ThePollyanna: Gordy in "Race to the Finish". He's always chipper and friendly and is enthusiastic about just finishing the race because that means he raised lots of money for an orphanage; for this reason, he's a favorite of the Rescue Heroes supervising the race, despite having to rescue him every year.
* ThePowerOfTrust: What helps Wendy in overcoming her fear of water in "Tidal Wave"; she knows she can trust Gil to watch her back so she is able to do her job.



** Particularly egregious is movie-exclusive Marine Biologist (mentioned in dialogue and heard but not seen). Three guess what her job is.

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** Particularly egregious is movie-exclusive Marine Maureen Biologist (mentioned in dialogue and heard but not seen). Three guess what her job is.


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** Straight examples show up in civilians who decide that they don't want any part of their companions' boneheaded plans.


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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: In "A Bridge Too Far", Rocky calls in Bob Buoy for a bridge rescue and puts Ariel on the ground instead of in her chopper, to his teammates' puzzlement. As it turns out, Ariel's Spanish skills make her more useful in communicating with the Spanish-speaking locals and Bob ends up being vital in rescuing passengers who got trapped in a train car that fell into the river and two passengers who get swept away by said river.


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* TragicKeepsake: A hot rod Rocky and his father refurbished serves this role in "Twister". It's unfortunately destroyed by the end.


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* TrueCompanions: The Rescue Heroes team. Highlighted in the MissingEpisode "Lava Alarm" where Billy is gently scolded for putting himself at risk to save a parrot.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Revealed to be why Rocky's rival in "Twister" is so antagonistic towards him; he had this kind of relationship with his own dad and envied the [[GoodParents wonderful relationship Rocky and Mr. Canyon had]].


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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water Rescues?]]: Wendy is uncomfortable with water rescues due to a near drowning incident in her past. In "Tidal Wave", she ends up putting her fears aside to do her job.
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6th Nov '15 6:32:31 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AmpliedAnimalAppititude: All of the Rescue Creatures; they appear to understand commands given by ''any'' human, not just their handlers and these commands can be full sentences. They're also able to determine what is needed in any given situation and react when insulted.

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* AmpliedAnimalAppititude: AmpliedAnimalAptitude: All of the Rescue Creatures; they appear to understand commands given by ''any'' human, not just their handlers and these commands can be full sentences. They're also able to determine what is needed in any given situation and react when insulted. This includes animals such as Claude the mountain lion and Radar the bat, creatures that are not normally known for being highly trainable.



* MissingEpisode: "Lava Alarm", the original pilot. To this day, it's never aired on TV but it can be found on YouTube.
6th Nov '15 6:28:18 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* AdultFear: All of the numerous ways kids are put at risk and/or injured. One particularly scary one involves three kids going off-trail on their bikes; one of them gets injured and snake bit and the only one who has any idea where they went is her little brother.
** The MissingEpisode "Lava Alarm" features a family with five kids who all go off for the day right before the local volcano erupts. The two oldest get stuck on the ocean in their raft, the twins get trapped in a pit that's rapidly dissolving and the youngest, Katie's presence is only mentioned to the Rescue Heroes when they think they've completed their mission.
* AlliterativeFamily: Jack and Jill Hammer.



* AmpliedAnimalAppititude: All of the Rescue Creatures; they appear to understand commands given by ''any'' human, not just their handlers and these commands can be full sentences. They're also able to determine what is needed in any given situation and react when insulted.



* BigBrotherInstinct: All the Rescue Heroes towards the kids they rescue but Rocky gets bonus points for [[BigBrotherMentor mentoring]] the current members of his old high school basketball team and training the towel/water boy in basic emergency response, the latter of which ends up saving the entire team after their bus crashes on a bridge in mid-winter.
** Billy and Jack get this towards their biological younger siblings.



* CoolBigSis: Ariel and Wendy to Rocky; they also are frequently this to the kids they're rescuing.



* CoolPet: Not pets exactly but the Rescue Creatures are ''very'' cool.



* FamilyThemeNaming: Jack Hammer and his sister Jill's names come from the old nursery rhyme about how "Jack and Jill went up a hill".
* GoodParents: Both the parents of the Rescue Heroes that we're shown and the Rescue Heroes who are shown to be parents themselves. We also see this in bystanders such as the mother in "When It Rains, It Pours" who got trapped in her house, forced her kids to evacuate to the roof and immediately asks Jake if her kids are all right when he comes in to rescue her.



** Gentle case with Wendy and Warren Waters in "Meteor". When Warren signs Wendy up for space training, she eventually has to tell him that his world is up in the Station but hers is "down there (Earth)".



* ItsAllMyFault: Rocky is hit with this in the movie when it's revealed [[spoiler: that his behavior in an earlier rescue resulted in Billy contracting a potentially fatal poisoning.]]



* MissingEpisode: "Lava Alarm", the original pilot. To this day, it's never aired on TV but it can be found on YouTube.



* PapaWolf: Mild case with Warren Waters who insists his daughter Wendy stay with him at the Space Station while she recovers from the injuries she suffered during a mountain rescue. Strong case with any father who has a child in danger or go missing during a disaster.



* PunnyName: Rocky Canyon, Ariel Flyer, Jack Hammer, and many more.

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* PunnyName: Rocky Canyon, Ariel Flyer, Jack Hammer, and many more. This even can apply to non-Rescue Heroes such as Avery Ator, Ariel's main rival in aviation.
** Particularly egregious is movie-exclusive Marine Biologist (mentioned in dialogue and heard but not seen). Three guess what her job is.



* TenMinuteRetirement: In "When it Rains, it Pours", Ariel, after rescuing a hiker during a forest fire, accept a job to become a spokesperson for the National Safety Council in order to teach kids about safety. [[spoiler:After a while, she starts to miss being a Rescue Hero. Ultimately, she rejoins the team and decide to create a website to teach kids about saftey.]] Out of all the other Rescue Heroes, Rocky was the one who was ''not'' happy about Ariel leaving.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: In "When it It Rains, it It Pours", Ariel, after rescuing a hiker during a forest fire, accept a job to become a spokesperson for the National Safety Council in order to teach kids about safety. [[spoiler:After a while, she starts to miss being a Rescue Hero. Ultimately, she rejoins the team and decide to create a website to teach kids about saftey.safety.]] Out of all the other Rescue Heroes, Rocky was the one who was ''not'' happy about Ariel leaving.
19th Jun '15 1:52:43 PM Mario1995
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''Rescue Heroes'' began as a toy series by Creator/FisherPrice. It was turned into a MerchandiseDriven children's show on Creator/{{Teletoon}} that taught kids about safety and a couple of other issues starting back at 1999.

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''Rescue Heroes'' began as a toy series by Creator/FisherPrice. It was turned into a MerchandiseDriven children's show on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and Creator/{{CBS}}[[note]]Later Creator/KidsWB after getting UnCanceled[[/note]] that taught kids about safety and a couple of other issues starting back at 1999.
22nd May '15 3:59:05 PM legoking831
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* ImagineSpotting: When Jack tells the story of how he became a Rescue Hero in "Flashback to Danger", his ImagineSpot opens with him walking while carrying a huge stack of metal beams at a construction site, to which Rocky asks "''How'' many beams were you carrying!?" Jack admits he was stretching the truth and the ImagineSpot then restarts with him carrying a lunchbox.



* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfThePlot: The location of the accident in each episode seems to never be a detriment to how quickly the team arrives, despite how widely they can vary from episode to episode. This even applies to the space station.

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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfThePlot: TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: The location of the accident in each episode seems to never be a detriment to how quickly the team arrives, despite how widely they can vary from episode to episode. This even applies to the space station.
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