Chorlton and the Wheelies is a British stop-motion program, created by Cosgrove Hall, that aired between 1976 and 1979. It was about Chorlton, an orange happiness dragon, that lived in Wheelie World, a strange world populated by round creatures with wheels instead of legs. It was Chorlton's duty to protect these wheelies from the evil kettle witch Fenella, who wished to create misery and depression for the world.
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad - Fenella's philosophy.
- Berserk Button - Happiness always makes Fenella a little ticked.
- Disappeared Dad: Fenella has a giant son named Clifford (who is so big, the only part of him we ever see is his leg). The identity of his father is never revealed.
- Does This Remind You of Anything? - In "Some Like It Hot", Fenella taking off her raincoat (just her raincoat) is performed as a striptease.
- Dumb Is Good - Chorlton isn't the brightest crayon in the box, but at least he's happy.
- Negative Continuity - In some episodes, Chorlton is immune to Fenella's magic, but in others, Fenella can successfully cast a spell on him.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Chorlton is a "happiness dragon", who brings joy wherever he goes, and has a strong Yorkshire accent.
- Rhymes on a Dime - Fenella's spellbook, Klaptrap, always talks in rhyme.
- Sinister Schnoz - Fenella, being a typical Wicked Witch.
- Sugar Apocalypse - Wheelie World before Chorlton breaks Fenella's spell.
- Sugar Bowl: Wheelie World is a very bright and cheery place, despite Fenella's efforts to ensure otherwise.
- Too Dumb to Live - Well, if you think an evil witch is a 'little ol' lady'...
- Villain Teleportation - Fenella's 'bobbing'.
- Wicked Witch - Fenella, of course.