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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.


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  • 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. Squeaky in particular hates it when people ignore clear safety guideline signs.
  • 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: Squeaky, who never passes up a chance to snip at ill-chosen actions or his teammates acting less than intelligent.
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    • Kitty too, though her main target is Sully when he starts posturing.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Several of the characters have these, including Burble and Fallbot.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Kitty the cat.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Burt, who is implied to have built all of the team's equipment.
  • 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 then; they're legs as soon as he got out of the water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parental Bonus: The song "Don't Touch That!" mentioned the deaths of Socrates and Romeo from Romeo and Juliet (although it gets details about both deaths wrong).
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Kitty and Sully
  • Rascally Raccoon: Rusty Ringtail.
  • Road Sign Reversal: This was used by a kid in a failed attempt at cheating on a race in the episode about pedestrian safety.
  • 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 GB
  • Unexplained Accent: Burble has an African-American accent, despite being a polar bear, one of the whitest animals in the world.
  • Wicked Weasel: Worley, though he's more of a Teens Are Mean case rather than an outright villain.
  • World of Funny Animals

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