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Go, Diego, Go! (2005-2011) is a an animated television series, a Spin-Off of Dora the Explorer. Starring Diego and featuring his sister, Alicia and Baby Jaguar. His adventures frequently involve rescuing animals and protecting their environment. The series which aired for five seasons consisting of 74 episodes premiered in 2005 The show aired in reruns on "Nick on CBS" for 11 months and 3 weeks from September 17, 2005 to September 9, 2006.

The series received favorable reviews from critics and garnered particular acclaim for its portrayal of a bilingual Latino lead character, earning a total of four NAACP Image Award nominations for "Outstanding Children's Program" from 2008–2012, as well as earning Imagen Award and Young Artist Award nominations for Jake T. Austin for his role as the voice of Diego.


This series provides examples of:

  • Bowdlerise: Animals being threatened by their predators are described as being "afraid of" said predator.
  • Crossover: Dora will occasionally show up to help with bigger rescues. The kids take turns, combining their resources to pull it off.
  • Distaff Counterpart
  • Expy: The Bobo Brothers are a Swiper the Fox expy and Rescue Pack as a Backpack expy.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A few specials focus on dinosaurs and other extinct animals.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The Bobo Brothers, two mischievous spider monkeys.
  • Every Episode Ending: All episodes end with Diego and Alicia recapping what the episode's featured animal does before printing a picture to put in their Animal Science book.
  • Evolving Credits: The opening credits change each season to include scenes of animals featured from that season.
  • Advertisement:
  • Free-Range Children: Diego and Alicia.
  • Friend to All Living Things
  • Furry Ear Dissonance: Baby Jaguar has unusually pointed ears for a jaguar.
  • Green Lantern Ring: Rescue Pack
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Though not as bad as in Dora the Explorer, as the focus here is more about teaching about animals.
  • Jump, I'll Catch You!: Features in a number of rescues.
  • Maniac Monkeys: The Bobo Brothers.
  • Morph Weapon: Rescue Pack is more of a Morph Tool.
  • No Indoor Voice: It Runs in the Family
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Baby Jaguar is for Diego.
  • Plot-Induced Stupidity: Virtually all of the animals have to be reminded of their natural abilities.
  • Seldom-Seen Species
  • "Setting Off" Song: Done every episode as Diego is setting off on his rescue.
  • Signing Off Catchphrase:
    Diego: We found out so much about (featured animal) today.
    Alicia: And there's a lot much more to discover...
    Both: Together!
    Diego: Hasta luego, amigos!
    Alicia: See you soon!
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Implied.
  • Spear Counterpart: This show is a lot like Dora the Explorer, but Diego is eight, a year older than his cousin, and has more dangerous adventures.
  • Spoiler Title: Many episodes are titled "(Character) Saves..." Guess what happens.
  • Stock Footage: The theme song for all the talking objects. Also the "Click" and "Rescue Pack" segments.
  • Strawberry Shorthand: "Green Iguana's Strawberry Farm"
  • Strictly Formula: Just like its sister show. Diego goes about his life, then gets an alert that an animal is in trouble. He uses Click to find the animal, then sets off to a "Setting Off" Song. He uses several facts of the episode's featured animal to get past obstacles (normally three per episode), and may need to use Rescue Pack to change into a vehicle or artifact he needs to get past one. Also, the Bobo Brothers cause trouble, prompting him to stop them. He uses all he learned to save the animal and sometimes return it to its home, and the episode concludes with a Wrap-Up Song followed by a recap of what the animal does before putting a picture of it in the Animal Science book.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Baby Jaguar can talk in this show when he couldn't in earlier seasons of Dora the Explorer. Might be justified in that Diego Speaks Fluent Animal.
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: In counterpart to its sister show, Diego has the viewers stop the Bobo Brothers by yelling, "Freeze, Bobos!".
  • Toilet Humor: In "Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm," Green Iguana plants the seeds by pooping them out.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Subverted, many non-cute animals have been featured and there was even recently an entire one hour episode dedicated to showing even scary and fierce animals have their place in the world.
  • Wrap-Up Song: The adventure concludes with Diego and the gang singing and dancing about the featured animal.

Diego: We found out so much about TV Tropes today.
Alicia: And there's a lot much more to discover...
Both: Together!
Diego: Hasta luego, amigos!
Alicia: See you soon!

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