Western Animation / Danger Rangers

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"It's up to you, what'll you do, who are ya' gonna be like?"

Danger Rangers is an animated Edutainment Show that airs on PBS. It features six animal heroes (and one Robot Buddy) who teach children about safety through example.

The series was originally released from 2005 to 2006. It began re-airing on CBS on September 17, 2011, as part of the Cookie Jar TV block, and then on This TV after it got cancelled on that block. However, some of the episodes were DVD specials before then.

Tropes:

  • Adult Fear: A good portion (if not all) of the episodes feature kids getting into dangerous situations, either by their mistakes or the fault of the villain of the episode.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: A group of "tough" biker kids in "Wild Wheels."
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Most of the cast, although the heroes will wear boots when necessary for safety's sake.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: S.A.V.O. calling out a "Safety Alert" instead of a "Danger Alert" in "Wild Wheels."
  • Exact Words: A humorous version. In "Safety Rules", Squeaky is checking to make sure all the people passing through an intersection know all the proper safety guidelines, including hand signals. This exchange occurs.
    Squeaky: Show me the signal for left turn.
    (Driver does so.)
    Squeaky: Right.
    (Driver demonstrates the signal for right turns, sending Squeaky flying smack into a stop sign.)
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: And you can bet the "bad kids" don't wear helmets. (Though they might wear backwards ball caps.)
  • Informed Species: Sully is supposed to be a seal, but given that he actually has legs instead of tail-fins, he looks more like an otter.
  • Mama Bear/ Papa Wolf: The Danger Rangers. The surest way to get them on your case is to threaten a child or cause a situation where kids could get hurt.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Generally when characters realize the danger they've put themselves or others in, this trope is their reaction.
    • Squeaky has this reaction when he accidentally upsets a little girl who's just learning to swim and is feeling self-conscious about it.
    • In "Go Games", Burt has this reaction when he realizes that he had taken over the film Junior Ranger Talia was making of the titular event for her school project.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted. The Danger Rangers frequently talk about how failure to meet safety guidelines could result in death and there's even a song that has this exchange.
    Sully: Why'd the chicken cross the road? To reach the other side.
    Squeaky: But he didn't use the crosswalk and that chicken almost died!

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