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Lily's Driftwood Bay is an Irish animated series which began broadcasting in 2014. It is about the adventures of an imaginative girl named Lily who lives in a beach hut with her father.

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  • Added Alliterative Appeal: In "Spanner in the Works" Salty exclaims "globbering goose gabs'"
  • Alliterative Name: Hatsie's "Handy Hen" awards.
  • All There in the Script: The TV guide summary for "Spanner in the Works" mentions that the reason Salty wants to help Nonna is "being a loyal brother". The episode has no mention of any relationship between the two. Most episodes do not mention anything of the kind. Their both appearing to be the same species (some kind of dog) could be interpreted as Salty trying to impress Nonna for romantic reasons for a viewer who did not read the guide or see the episode when he courts Hatsie. In "Drip Drip Drip" he calls her "Miss Nonna" which is a strange way to address a sister. "Remembering Grampy" actually confirms that the two are indeed siblings.
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  • Alliterative Name: Hatsie Hen
  • Alliterative Title: Happens a lot in episode titles: Honking Haddock, Silly Seals, Pirate Puffin, Logbook Lookout, Sheepy Situation, Funny Fluffy, Dance Date, Fiddlin' Flatfish, Delivery Disaster, Snowy Sheep, All Aboard, Sea Songs, Cuttlefish Cup, Wanderin' Walrus, Rockpool Roulade, Halibut Howler, Flying Felicity, and Haddock Haul.
  • Birthday Episode: "Message in a Bottle" involves Lily celebrating the anniversary of when she met Gull a year ago.
  • Catchphrase: "Across the way... on Driftwood Bay!" at start after Lily proposes 3rd use for her sea treasure
  • Fiery Redhead: Lily has orange hair and is very energetic.
  • Hates Being Alone: Salty subtly communicates this in Rise and Shine. Possibly alluding to wanting Hatsie on his boat at the start of each day. "This isn't early for me Lily. I'm up at this time every day. I love the peace, quiet. It's good for the soul. I just sometimes wish I had someone else to share it with." When Puffin squawks, he says "Oh, apart from you you old seabird." So he is obviously wanting more company than a nonverbal bird.
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  • I Will Show You X: In "Songs of the Sea":
    Captain Salty: Lord Stag, do we really need this wardrobe?
    Lord Stag: Well, of course, my dear chap. Costume changes are a vital part of the show.
    Captain Salty: [muttering while turning and walking away] I'll give you costume changes...ANCHORS AWAY!
  • Missing Mom: You only see Lily's dad. We actually get to see what the mother looks like in Goodbye Seabird, but considering the theme of the episode...
  • Mr. Imagination: The opening shows Lily constructing the other major characters (aside from Dad and Gull), implying that the majority of every story is simply a game in her head using paper dolls. One promo even explicably states that you need to use your imagination to see Driftwood Bay.
  • Not a Morning Person: Lily in "Rise and Shine."
  • Not Now, Kiddo: "Shush, Puffin!"
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  • Pretentious Latin Motto: "Sole ipsum" by Stag in "At Your Service".
  • Talking Animal: Everyone in Driftwood Bay aside from Lily.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: "Message in a Bottle" has Lily ask Bull if he's seen any clues around, since the last clue had a picture of Bull's trademark scarf on it. Bull ends up giving away the location of the clue when he claims he hasn't seen any clues around, especially the one tied to his tail.
  • Very Special Episode: "Goodbye Seabird", in which the cast deals with the death of a sea-bird named Old Razorbill, even explaining why he died. We even get to see what Lily's mother looks like for the first time, but she only appears in a picture giving to Lily by Dad, and it's heavily implied that she's dead too... Even the credits can't handle all of this, as sad music plays during the final moments of the episode (as it has been throughout the entire episode since we learned about Razorbill).
  • Waxing Lyrical: "Beached" basically did an Elvis tribute:
    Lord Stag: "A little less conversation..."
    Wee Rabbit: "...and a little more action!"


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