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* RealSongThemeTune: Appropriately for a Lutheran-backed series, the theme song is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" by Martin Luther.

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* RealSongThemeTune: Appropriately for a Lutheran-backed series, the theme song is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" by Martin Luther.
* RearrangeTheSong: The 1970s episodes featured a version of "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" with an updated, slightly more contemporary sound.


* TheBully: The titlular character in "Bully Up a Tree" harasses Davey until he winds up, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caught in a tree]]. He is disarmed and learns his lesson when Davey shows kindness and helps him.

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* TheBully: The titlular titular character in "Bully Up a Tree" harasses Davey until he winds up, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caught in a tree]]. He is disarmed and learns his lesson when Davey shows kindness and helps him.



* {{Claymation}}: Like Gumby which is guessing considering they share a creator/producer (Art Clokey).

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* {{Claymation}}: Like Gumby which is guessing fitting considering they share a creator/producer (Art Clokey).



* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Sally plays with dolls, wears frilly dresses, and is interested in cooking and sewing, but she also will occasionally plays baseball with Davey, go rock hunting (complete with a boy scout uniform), and enjoys camping and hiking. She also rescues Davey on a few occasions.

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* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Sally plays with dolls, wears frilly dresses, and is interested in cooking and sewing, but she also will occasionally plays play baseball with Davey, go rock hunting (complete with a boy scout uniform), and enjoys camping and hiking. She also rescues Davey on a few occasions.


** Averted in the episode "The Greatest," when NewTransferStudent Nicky spends a lot of time boasting about how great his father is, only to it to turn out [[spoiler:he's overcompensating for having a DisappearedDad. The gang reassures him that families come in many forms and there's no reason for him to feel left out]].

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** Averted in the episode "The Greatest," when NewTransferStudent Nicky spends a lot of time boasting about how great his father dad is, only to for it to turn out [[spoiler:he's overcompensating for not having a DisappearedDad.father. The gang reassures him that families come in many forms and there's no reason for him to feel left out]].


* JesusTaboo: Although the series was produced by the Lutheran Church, the characters rarely mentioned specific religious grounds, to ensure the show had a broad appeal.[[note]]A notable exception is the Easter episode, where Davey's father uses the Easter story to help Davey cope with the death of his beloved grandmother.[[/note]]

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* JesusTaboo: Although the series was produced by the Lutheran Church, the characters rarely mentioned specific religious grounds, to ensure the show had a broad appeal.[[note]]A notable exception is the Easter episode, where Davey's father uses the Easter story to help Davey cope with the death of his beloved grandmother. There's also an episode where Davey and his friends take First Communion in their church, but that one was not as widely released.[[/note]]


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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: [[DavidVersusGoliath David and Goliath]], [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel you say]]?
* NuclearFamily:
** Davey's family is a mom, a dad, a brother, a sister, and a dog all together in a house in the suburbs.
** Averted in the episode "The Greatest," when NewTransferStudent Nicky spends a lot of time boasting about how great his father is, only to it to turn out [[spoiler:he's overcompensating for having a DisappearedDad. The gang reassures him that families come in many forms and there's no reason for him to feel left out]].


* VagueAge: Davey, or any of the other characters, never have their ages mentioned. In the early 1960s episodes, Davey looked to be about 9-12 years old, but in the 1970s series, he appeared to be around 12-14. We know he is younger than high school age, thanks to the episodes "The Stopped Clock", where Davey is a waterboy for the local high school's baseball team, and "Rickety-Rackety", where a boy who was failed in French (The fact that they study French indicates that they are in middle school) says "Anyhow, my dad said he didn't have to take French until high school!" However, in "School, Who Needs It!" Davey and friends only have one teacher, suggesting they are in elementary school, but it is very possible they go to a K-8 school where each grade only has one teacher, judging by the fact their school is simply called Palmview School, not Palmview Elementary School nor Palmview Middle/Junior High School. In the 1972 Davey and Goliath educational film "The Family of God", Davey takes his first communion, and the average age for Lutherans to start communing is fifth grade. However, it seems like a no-brainer for the Lutheran church to use popular children's characters that they owned in their first communion film, and the show was already running for 11 years when the episode was made, so this doesn't necessarily indicate the age of the characters. Furthermore, in the 1960s episode "Happy Landing", Davey's neighbor brings him to his job as a air traffic controller at a commercial airport. When the neighbor gets jokingly asked if Davey is a new pilot, he replies "Give Davey 12 more years and he will be up there flying in that plane." We don't know how old you needed to be to fly a commercial plane in the 1960s, but if it was still 18 like it is now, that would guess Davey was 6 in that series. However, if you need a Airline Transport Pilot license, you have to be 23, suggesting the more likely possibility that Davey was 11 in the 1960s series.

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* VagueAge: Davey, or any of the other characters, never have their ages mentioned. In the early 1960s episodes, Davey looked to be about 9-12 years old, but in the 1970s series, he appeared to be around 12-14. We know he is younger than high school age, thanks to the episodes "The Stopped Clock", where Davey is a waterboy for the local high school's baseball team, and "Rickety-Rackety", where a boy who was failed in French (The (the fact that they study French indicates that they are in middle school) says "Anyhow, my dad said he didn't have to take French until high school!" However, in "School, Who Needs It!" Davey and friends only have one teacher, suggesting they are in elementary school, but it is very possible they go to a K-8 school where each grade only has one teacher, judging by the fact their school is simply called Palmview School, not Palmview Elementary School nor Palmview Middle/Junior High School. In the 1972 Davey and Goliath educational film "The Family of God", Davey takes his first communion, and the average age for Lutherans to start communing is fifth grade. However, it seems like a no-brainer for the Lutheran church to use popular children's characters that they owned in their first communion film, and the show was already running for 11 years when the episode was made, so this doesn't necessarily indicate the age of the characters. Furthermore, in the 1960s episode "Happy Landing", Davey's neighbor brings him to his job as a air traffic controller at a commercial airport. When the neighbor gets jokingly asked if Davey is a new pilot, he replies "Give Davey 12 more years and he will be up there flying in that plane." We don't know how old you needed to be to fly a commercial plane in the 1960s, but if it was still 18 like it is now, that would guess Davey was put Davey's age at 6 in that series. However, if you need a an Airline Transport Pilot license, you have to be 23, suggesting the more likely possibility that Davey was 11 in the 1960s series.


* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Sally plays with dolls, wears frilly dresses, and is interested in cooking and sewing, but she also will occasionally play baseball with Davey, go rock hunting (complete with a boy scout uniform), and enjoys camping and hiking. She also helps rescue Davey on a few occasions.

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* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Sally plays with dolls, wears frilly dresses, and is interested in cooking and sewing, but she also will occasionally play plays baseball with Davey, go rock hunting (complete with a boy scout uniform), and enjoys camping and hiking. She also helps rescue rescues Davey on a few occasions.


* TheBully: The titlular character in "Bully Up a Tree" harasses Davey until he winds up, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caught in a tree]]. He is disarmed and learns his lesson when Davey shows kindness and rescues him.

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* TheBully: The titlular character in "Bully Up a Tree" harasses Davey until he winds up, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caught in a tree]]. He is disarmed and learns his lesson when Davey shows kindness and rescues helps him.


* CatchPhrase: Goliath often worriedly remarks, "I don't know, Davey..."

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* CatchPhrase: Goliath often worriedly concernedly remarks, "I don't know, Davey..."


* AsTheGoodBookSays: Being a Christian series, naturally this trope appears in a few episodes, most notably "The Doghouse Dreamhouse" where Davey puts a Bible verse above the entrance of Goliath's Doghouse, and "To The Rescue" where they read Bible verses about teamwork, the episode's {{Aesop}}, during Chapel at Church Camp.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Being a Christian series, show, naturally this trope appears in a few episodes, most notably "The Doghouse Dreamhouse" where Davey puts a Bible verse above the entrance of Goliath's Doghouse, and "To The Rescue" where they read Bible verses about teamwork, the episode's {{Aesop}}, during Chapel at Church Camp.


* AsTheGoodBookSays: Being a Christian show, naturally this trope appears in a few episodes, most notably "The Doghouse Dreamhouse" where Davey puts a Bible verse above the entrance of Goliath's Doghouse, and "To The Rescue" where they read Bible verses about teamwork, the episode's {{Aesop}}, during Chapel at Church Camp.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Being a Christian show, series, naturally this trope appears in a few episodes, most notably "The Doghouse Dreamhouse" where Davey puts a Bible verse above the entrance of Goliath's Doghouse, and "To The Rescue" where they read Bible verses about teamwork, the episode's {{Aesop}}, during Chapel at Church Camp.



* VagueAge: Davey, or any of the other characters, never have their ages mentioned. In the early 1960s episodes, Davey looked to be about 9-12 years old, but in the 1970s series, he appeared to be around 12-14. We know he is younger than high school age, thanks to the episodes "The Stopped Clock", where Davey is a waterboy for the local high school's baseball team, and "Rickety-Rackety", where a boy who was failed in French (The fact that they study French indicates that they are in middle school) says "Anyhow, my dad said he didn't have to take French until high school!" However, in "School, Who Needs It!" Davey and friends only have one teacher, suggesting they are in elementary school, but it is very possible they go to a K-8 school where each grade only has one teacher, judging by the fact their school is simply called Palmview School, not Palmview Elementary School or Palmview Middle/Junior High School. In the 1972 Davey and Goliath educational film "The Family of God", Davey takes his first communion, and the average age for Lutherans to start communing is fifth grade. However, it seems like a no-brainer for the Lutheran church to use popular children's characters that they owned in their first communion film, and the show was already running for 11 years when the episode was made, so this doesn't necessarily indicate the age of the characters. Furthermore, in the 1960s episode "Happy Landing", Davey's neighbor brings him to his job as a air traffic controller at a commercial airport. When the neighbor gets jokingly asked if Davey is a new pilot, he replies "Give Davey 12 more years and he will be up there flying in that plane." We don't know how old you needed to be to fly a commercial plane in the 1960s, but if it was still 18 like it is now, that would guess Davey was 6 in that series. However, if you need a Airline Transport Pilot license, you have to be 23, suggesting the more likely possibility that Davey was 11 in the 1960s series.

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* VagueAge: Davey, or any of the other characters, never have their ages mentioned. In the early 1960s episodes, Davey looked to be about 9-12 years old, but in the 1970s series, he appeared to be around 12-14. We know he is younger than high school age, thanks to the episodes "The Stopped Clock", where Davey is a waterboy for the local high school's baseball team, and "Rickety-Rackety", where a boy who was failed in French (The fact that they study French indicates that they are in middle school) says "Anyhow, my dad said he didn't have to take French until high school!" However, in "School, Who Needs It!" Davey and friends only have one teacher, suggesting they are in elementary school, but it is very possible they go to a K-8 school where each grade only has one teacher, judging by the fact their school is simply called Palmview School, not Palmview Elementary School or nor Palmview Middle/Junior High School. In the 1972 Davey and Goliath educational film "The Family of God", Davey takes his first communion, and the average age for Lutherans to start communing is fifth grade. However, it seems like a no-brainer for the Lutheran church to use popular children's characters that they owned in their first communion film, and the show was already running for 11 years when the episode was made, so this doesn't necessarily indicate the age of the characters. Furthermore, in the 1960s episode "Happy Landing", Davey's neighbor brings him to his job as a air traffic controller at a commercial airport. When the neighbor gets jokingly asked if Davey is a new pilot, he replies "Give Davey 12 more years and he will be up there flying in that plane." We don't know how old you needed to be to fly a commercial plane in the 1960s, but if it was still 18 like it is now, that would guess Davey was 6 in that series. However, if you need a Airline Transport Pilot license, you have to be 23, suggesting the more likely possibility that Davey was 11 in the 1960s series.


* AnimatedSeries: Animated in a similar style to ''Gumby''.

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* AnimatedSeries: Animated in a similar style to ''Gumby''.''Gumby'' (which Art Clokey created).


* RealSongThemeTune: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God", a hymn written by Martin Luther in the 16th century.



* TokenMinority: Jonathan Reed is black and one of the earliest examples of this trope on TV.

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* TokenMinority: Jonathan Reed is black and one of the earliest examples of this trope on TV.television.


* TheBully: The title character in "Bully Up a Tree" harasses Davey until he winds up, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caught in a tree]]. He is disarmed and learns his lesson when Davey shows kindness and rescues him.

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* TheBully: The title titlular character in "Bully Up a Tree" harasses Davey until he winds up, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caught in a tree]]. He is disarmed and learns his lesson when Davey shows kindness and rescues him.


* CharacterCelebrityEndorsement: Davey and Goliath appeared in a Mountain Dew soda ad [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaDxcVPxB3g ad]] in the early 2000s. The ELCA used the profits from the ad to make ''Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas''.

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* CharacterCelebrityEndorsement: Davey and Goliath appeared in a Mountain Dew soda ad [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaDxcVPxB3g ad]] in the early 2000s. The ELCA used the profits from the ad to make ''Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas''.

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