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Western Animation / Hey Duggee

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"Isn't it time for...?"

Duggee is a Duck Terrier (?) who has a lot of badges and makes a group called The Squirrels. They are a rhino named Tag, a hippo named Roly, an octopus named Betty, a mouse named Norrie, and a crocodile/alligator named Happy. They earn badges, so that equals this BBC/CBeebies/Nickelodeon treat.

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Isn't it time for Duggee's tropes?

  • Adorkable: Happy The Crocodile.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mr. Crab and Nigel Crab.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Jelly Belly Dancers in several episodes.
  • Body Wipe: In "The Shape Badge", Roly runs right through the camera.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: If you ever spy some eyes and think one pair of them is teeny tiny, congrats. You've just got a one-way ticket to "The Train Badge" and/or "The Shadow Badge". note 
  • Censor Suds: In one of the openings, Happy's crotch is censored by suds. Doubles as Getting Crap Past the Radar since this is a preschool show, and such shows rarely get away with such depictions, even if it's censored.
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  • Chekhov's Gun: Hedgley.
  • Conspicuous CG: Exaggerated in "The Key Badge" and a few other episodes.
  • Couch Gag: Every episode opensn with a squirrel doing something related to the episode. "Isn't it time for.... DUGGEE!"
  • Cultural Translation: The narrator is female in the Korean dub and the Swedish dub.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Done to represent the squirrel's memories in "The Memory Badge".
    • Done before at one point in "The Pottery Badge", to represent the squirrel's pottery creations (which are literal to their thoughts, as they made regular cups in reality).
  • Dance Party Ending: At the end of "The Stick Badge".
  • Eat the Camera: Duggee's nephew does this to the camera in "The Puppy Badge", in reverse mode.
  • Edutainment Show
  • Every Episode Ending: Each episode ends with the Squirrels earning another badge, which leaves time for just one more thing: Duggee Hug!
  • Gang of Critters
  • Happily Adopted: Implied with Happy the Crocodile, whose mom is an elephant.
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  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: All episodes are named "The (noun) Badge", referring to what badge is earned as well as the episode’s topic.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Duggee can only speak in woofs but the Squirrels and the Narrator can understand him.
  • Interactive Narrator
  • Medium Blending: Possibly used in the puppet show segment of "The Puppet Show Badge".
  • Parental Bonus: Shout out to Groucho Marx in episodes "The Comedy Badge" and "The Key Badge". Frank Sinatra's "Got You Under My Skin" is reworded in "The Sandcastle Badge".
  • Puppet Shows: Obviously used in the "Puppet Show Badge" episode.
  • Scout-Out: The Squirrels.


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