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* AnachronismStew: The series is implied to take place in the Victorian era, though some of the toys are from later periods, such as the double decker bus with a ''Watch With Mother'' billboard on its side in "Uncle Feedle".

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* SitcomArchNemesis: The mice love driving the no-nonsense Yaffle up with the wall with their mischief.


* AdaptationExpansion: Not only are there far more episodes of ''Mouse Tales'' than the series itself, but due to being audio only, the events are no longer limited by the stop motion film making. Gabriel and Madeleine now move about and take part in the antics with the others for example, while Bagpuss' ImaginationBasedSuperpower can cause wilder events besides just fixing toys (especially due to his occasional PowerIncontinence).

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* AdaptationExpansion: Not only are there far more episodes of ''Mouse Tales'' than the series itself, itself (currently 30 approx uncovered), but due to being audio only, the events are no longer limited by the stop motion film making. Gabriel and Madeleine now move about and take part in the antics with the others for example, while Bagpuss' ImaginationBasedSuperpower can cause wilder events besides just fixing toys (especially due to his occasional PowerIncontinence).


'''Bagpuss''' is a British animated series created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin and made by their production company, Smallfilms. Most of the show was produced using StopMotion, except for some of the stories and songs which were illustrated by paper cutout animation. Postgate had used both techniques before, but had never combined them in a single series. Some of the scenes involving Gabriel singing included a few live-action shots of him strumming his guitar, and the opening titles depict Emily in a series of sepia-tinted still photographs.

Each episode begins with Emily finding a broken item, leaving it next to her toy cat Bagpuss in the shop, and reciting a poem to him. When she has gone, Bagpuss and his friends wake up and try to figure out what the object is, and repair it. In the process they tell lots of stories (based on folk tales from around the world) and sing songs. The repaired item is put in the shop window so its owner can see it and come in to pick it up, and Bagpuss and his friends go back to sleep.

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'''Bagpuss''' '''''Bagpuss''''' is a British animated series created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin and made by their production company, Smallfilms. Most of the show was produced using StopMotion, except for some of the stories and songs which were illustrated by paper cutout animation. Postgate had used both techniques before, but had never combined them in a single series. Some of the scenes involving Gabriel singing included a few live-action shots of him strumming his guitar, and the opening titles depict Emily in a series of sepia-tinted still photographs.

Each episode begins with Emily finding a broken item, leaving it next to her toy cat Bagpuss in the shop, and reciting a poem to him. When she has gone, Bagpuss and his friends wake up and try to figure out what the object is, and repair it. In the process they tell lots of stories (based on folk tales from around the world) and sing songs. The repaired item is put in the shop window so its owner can see it and come in to pick it up, and Bagpuss and his friends go back to sleep.
sleep as the episode ends.


'''Bagpuss''' is an Oliver Postgate/Smallfilms animation, which means it works at approximately three frames per second. Most of the show was produced using StopMotion, except for some of the stories and songs which were illustrated by paper cutout animation. Postgate had used both techniques before, but had never combined them in a single series. Some of the scenes involving Gabriel singing included a few live-action shots of him strumming his guitar, and the opening titles depict Emily in a series of sepia-tinted still photographs.

Each episode begins with Emily leaving some item in the shop. When she has gone, Bagpuss and his friends wake up and try to figure out what the object is, and repair it. In the process they tell lots of stories (based on folk tales from around the world) and sing songs.

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'''Bagpuss''' is an a British animated series created by Oliver Postgate/Smallfilms animation, which means it works at approximately three frames per second.Postgate and Peter Firmin and made by their production company, Smallfilms. Most of the show was produced using StopMotion, except for some of the stories and songs which were illustrated by paper cutout animation. Postgate had used both techniques before, but had never combined them in a single series. Some of the scenes involving Gabriel singing included a few live-action shots of him strumming his guitar, and the opening titles depict Emily in a series of sepia-tinted still photographs.

Each episode begins with Emily finding a broken item, leaving some item it next to her toy cat Bagpuss in the shop.shop, and reciting a poem to him. When she has gone, Bagpuss and his friends wake up and try to figure out what the object is, and repair it. In the process they tell lots of stories (based on folk tales from around the world) and sing songs.
songs. The repaired item is put in the shop window so its owner can see it and come in to pick it up, and Bagpuss and his friends go back to sleep.


* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: The pedantic and rationalist Professor Yaffle vs, well, the rest of the cast. A relatively nuanced example, though, as Yaffle does clearly enjoy art and likes good stories, even if they are "silly".

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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: The pedantic and rationalist Professor Yaffle vs, well, the rest of the cast. A relatively nuanced example, though, as Yaffle does still contribute through enlightenment, and clearly enjoy art and likes good stories, even if they are "silly".


* DecoyProtagonist: Downplayed case. Bagpuss tells stories in a lot of episodes, but in a lot of other cases he is TheQuietOne of the ensemble, letting the others supply the antics and argue over the item.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Downplayed case. Bagpuss often tells stories in a lot of episodes, and shares dopey observation, but in a lot of other cases he is TheQuietOne of the ensemble, letting show is more an EnsembleCast work, with Yaffle and the others supply mice often supplying the antics and argue arguing over the item.item, while Madeline and Gabriel offer the occasional story and song.


* NaughtyIsGood: The mice are harmless, but sometimes rambunctious and like to play tricks on the others.

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* NaughtyIsGood: The mice are harmless, but sometimes rambunctious and like to play tricks on the others.others, making them amusing foils for the straight laced Yaffle.

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* NaughtyIsGood: The mice are harmless, but sometimes rambunctious and like to play tricks on the others.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Gabriel for most of the series is a chill intellectual content to strum on his guitar. However the ''Mouse Tales'' episode "Wash Toad", [[ThePigPen reveals his unwillingness to take a bath]] (he is a toad after all). After he is forcibly washed by Bagpuss, he throws a brief tantrum.


Only 13 episodes were made, though [[https://www.facebook.com/watch/officialbagpuss/ Oliver Postgate did also narrate several audio stories]] that have recently been uncovered by his family in the form of ''Bagpuss Mouse Tales''.

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Only 13 episodes were made, though [[https://www.facebook.com/watch/officialbagpuss/ Oliver Postgate did also narrate several audio stories]] that have recently been uncovered by his family the creator's children, Dan Postgate and Emily Firmin in the form of ''Bagpuss Mouse Tales''.


* AdaptationExpansion: Not only are there far more episodes of ''Mouse Tales'' than the series itself, but due to being audio only, the events are no longer limited by the stop motion film making. Gabriel and Madeleine now move about and take part in the antics with the others for example, while Bagpuss' ImaginationPowers can cause wilder events besides just fixing toys (especially due to his occasional PowerIncontinence).

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* AdaptationExpansion: Not only are there far more episodes of ''Mouse Tales'' than the series itself, but due to being audio only, the events are no longer limited by the stop motion film making. Gabriel and Madeleine now move about and take part in the antics with the others for example, while Bagpuss' ImaginationPowers ImaginationBasedSuperpower can cause wilder events besides just fixing toys (especially due to his occasional PowerIncontinence).



* ImaginationPowers: Bagpuss, whose daydreaming and stories not only fix the objects that come to the store but in fact give life to all his friends. A lot of ''Mouse Tales'' are HilarityEnsues plots caused by Bagpuss merely daydreaming about something and causing it to spring to life.

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* ImaginationPowers: ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Bagpuss, whose daydreaming and stories not only fix the objects that come to the store but in fact give life to all his friends. A lot of ''Mouse Tales'' are HilarityEnsues plots caused by Bagpuss merely daydreaming about something and causing it to spring to life.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Not only are there far more episodes of ''Mouse Tales'' than the series itself, but due to being audio only, the events are no longer limited by the stop motion film making. Gabriel and Madeleine now move about and take part in the antics with the others for example, while Bagpuss' ImaginationPowers can cause wilder events besides just fixing toys (especially due to his occasional PowerIncontinence).


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* ImaginationPowers: Bagpuss, whose daydreaming and stories not only fix the objects that come to the store but in fact give life to all his friends. A lot of ''Mouse Tales'' are HilarityEnsues plots caused by Bagpuss merely daydreaming about something and causing it to spring to life.


Only 13 episodes were made, though [[https://www.facebook.com/watch/officialbagpuss/ Oliver Postgate did make several audio stories]] that have recently been uncovered by his family in the form of ''Bagpuss' Mouse Tales''.

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Only 13 episodes were made, though [[https://www.facebook.com/watch/officialbagpuss/ Oliver Postgate did make also narrate several audio stories]] that have recently been uncovered by his family in the form of ''Bagpuss' ''Bagpuss Mouse Tales''.

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Only 13 episodes were made, though [[https://www.facebook.com/watch/officialbagpuss/ Oliver Postgate did make several audio stories]] that have recently been uncovered by his family in the form of ''Bagpuss' Mouse Tales''.


* CouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Bagpuss is generally dozy and lets the others call the shots, but is magically endowed enough to give them all life in the first place.

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* CouchingMoronHiddenBadass: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Bagpuss is generally dozy and lets the others call the shots, but is magically endowed enough to give them all life in the first place.

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