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Danger Rangers is an animated Edutainment Show that aired 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.


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  • Abandoned Mine: One episode has a couple of kids venture into one to look for rumored treasure and get into major trouble as a result, and the theme of the episode revolves around on why you should never explore caves if you don’t know what you’re doing.
  • 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.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Sully is a blue seal, and Kitty is a pink cat.
  • 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.
  • Beary Funny: Burble, a big ball of fun who loves to make jokes, especially puns.
  • Berserk Button: Kids in danger is a Danger Ranger team-wide one. Squeeky in particular hates it when people ignore clear safety guideline signs.
  • Bound and Gagged
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    • Octogon's lackeys do this to Fallbot in "Water Works" after he mistakes them for children.
    • Henri Ennui ties up Burble and Kitty in "Medicine Mix-Up."
    • Quentin Vanderbill captures the entire team in "Where the Fun Never Stops", save for Gabriella and Fallbot.
  • Butt-Monkey: They don't call him Fallbot for nothing.
  • Catchphrase: S.A.V.O has “Danger Alert!”
    • Pretty much every time Fallbot gets hurt, he says “Ow! Who put that there?”
  • Cats Are Mean: Averted with Kitty, who is a firm but fair instructor with the kids and incredibly sweet to them, especially when they're scared or upset.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Squeeky, who never passes up a chance to snip at ill-chosen actions or his teammates acting less than intelligent.
    • Kitty too, though her main target is Sully when he starts posturing.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Several of the characters have these, including Burble and Fallbot.
  • Early Installment Weirdness
    • S.A.V.O calling out a "Safety Alert" instead of a "Danger Alert" in "Wild Wheels."
    • The pilot notably lacks Gabriella and Fallbot, indicating they were added later on for the PBS run.
  • Exact Words: A humorous version. In "Safety Rules", Squeeky is checking to make sure all the people passing through an intersection know all the proper safety guidelines, including hand signals. This exchange occurs.
    Squeeky: Show me the signal for left turn.
    (Driver does so.)
    Squeeky: 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.)
  • French Jerk: Henri Ennui is the villain in “Medicine Mix-Up” and has an exaggerated French accent. For some strange reason, he’s the only character in Paris who sounds French.
  • Furry Confusion: There's an episode about responsible dog ownership and how to interact with dogs...despite the fact that several canine characters have appeared.
  • Furry Reminder: Burt rarely, if ever, runs due to being a turtle. He's also seen sleeping inside his shell.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Burt, who is implied to have built all of the team's equipment.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Fallbot has this exact reaction after accidentally eating an entire container of vitamins in "Medicine Mix-Up."
  • Informed Species: It's implied that Sully is a seal, but given that he actually has legs instead of tail-fins, he looks more like a tailless otter instead.
    • Though there was one blink-and-you-miss-it moment in one episode where he's swimming and inexplicably has them; they're legs as soon as he got out of the water.
  • Jabba Table Manners: Commander Octogon, the Villain of the Week in “Water Works”, is shown noisily stuffing his face with a table full of food at one point.
  • Landmarking the Hidden Base: The rangers base themselves inside Mt. Rushmore.
  • Loophole Abuse: In "The Great Race", when Worley's cheating is uncovered, Gabriella pays the entry fee so she can beat him. One of Worley's cronies claims that no one can run fast enough to do that; she smirks and says "Who said anything about running?" and proceeds to whip him by flying at her top speed. When the crony tries to claim she's cheating, Sully points out that the rules only say "no wheels" and not "no wings".
  • 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.
    • Squeeky 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.
  • My Greatest Failure: For Burble, Rusty Ringtail in "Wild Wheels" proves to be this, namely that Burble was unable to get Rusty to stop foolishly risking his life for thrills and ignoring safety guidelines.
  • Non-Action Guy: Burt, who tends to use gadgets in the field that project a video or hologram for communication purposes instead of acting in person.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. "Sparky" is used both for a puppy who is a major participant in the events of "The Great Race" and the Robot Dog Burt invents.
  • Parental Bonus
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Kitty and Sully.
  • Rascally Raccoon: Rusty Ringtail, the Big Bad of "Wild Wheels".
  • Road Sign Reversal: This was used by a kid in a failed attempt at cheating on a race in "The Great Race."
  • Robot Dog: Burt invents one, Sparky, in "Dog Days."
  • Sweet Seal: Sully
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Type B, with Quentin P. Manderbill, in "Where the Fun Never Stops." "Please, Mister Manderbill is my father. Call me Quentin."
  • Title Theme Tune
  • Turtle Power: Burt
  • Two Girls to a Team: Kitty and Gabriella.
  • Wicked Weasel: Worley, though he's more of a Teens Are Monsters case rather than an outright villain.
  • World of Funny Animals: Except Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty are still humans for some reason.

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