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Bob the Builder 

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Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw ...  Scoop (UK) / ... 199 episodes, 1998-2016
Kate Harbour ...  Dizzy (UK) / ... 196 episodes, 1998-2016
Lorelei King ...  Wendy (US) / ... 182 episodes, 1998-2016
Neil Morrissey ...  Bob (UK) / ... 171 episodes, 1997-2011
Alan Marriott ...  Scoop (US) / ... 168 episodes, 1998-2016
Lachele Carl ...  Muck (US) / ... 153 episodes, 1998-2016
Lee Ingleby ...  Bob (UK) / ... 120 episodes, 2015-2018
Joanne Froggatt ...  Wendy (UK & US) / ... 111 episodes, 2015-2018
Emma Tate Emma Tate ...  Lofty (US) / ... 105 episodes, 2001-2016
Blake Harrison ...  Scoop (UK & US) / ... 101 episodes, 2015-2018
Steven Kynman Steven Kynman ...  Lofty (UK) / ... 101 episodes, 2015-2018
Paul Panting Paul Panting ...  Muck (UK) / ... 94 episodes, 2015-2018
Jacob Scipio ...  Leo (UK) 93 episodes, 2015-2018
Maria Darling Maria Darling ...  Dizzy (US) / ... 72 episodes, 1998-2005
Rupert Degas ...  Scrambler (UK & US) / ... 81 episodes, 2001-2016


Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The team always shows that "The Fun Is In Getting It Done!" Bob the Builder can be seen building, digging, and hauling. Written by Renzo null

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This was followed by 2 spin-offs, "Bob The Builder - Project: Build It" and "Bob The Builder - Ready, Steady, Build!" See more »


Lofty: You're on Bob's wood Mr. Crab.
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Referenced in Elf (2003) See more »


Can We Fix It?
Written by Paul K. Joyce
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My niece loves it! ... okay, actually, I do.
29 May 2005 | by Tubular_BellSee all my reviews

And how couldn't I? This show was like a miracle waiting impatiently to happen. Bob the Builder showed in a majestic way that shows for children don't need to be corny, preachy or shallow for children to appreciate them. All characters are extremely charismatic; I seriously find it impossible to dislike any of them. The stop-motion animation is spectacularly beautiful. But most of all, I think it's the writing that truly makes the show. I don't remember seeing any story that went into a tired, obvious cliché just for the sake of being "educational". The focus is always on the diverse construction jobs - a most interesting and rich subject for children - and on topics like teamwork, cooperation and friendship. The stories are very well thought out. I have to say that several moments of the series are just plain funny, and I actually laughed out loud sometimes.

The characters aren't banal at all. With time, you can pick up some delicate intricacies and twists in their personalities that makes everything very believable. Bob himself, for example, is an extremely competent worker and a friendly guy, but he has his own moments of silliness: he built a cornet for himself once, and got so excited that he played his loud, out-of-tune ramblings all night long (either that or he was acquiring the taste for avantgarde). Other time, he found an old tambourine while cleaning a house's attic, and while playing with it, causes a tiny catastrophe; and while seeking for buried treasure with his metal detector, he broke a water pipe on farmer Pickles's field. Those small things make the series much more believable and palpable than other children's series, and in the end, you surrender and start to believe that marionettes can live a happy, joyous life in perfect harmonies with talking machines. Not everyone can create a series like that, you know.

I honestly recommend this series for everyone. And if you (or your kid) already are a fan, please, don't miss the Album. If you live in the US and are used to the Nickelodeon dubbing, you'll have to conform with the British voices (which I personally prefer). Either way, it's excellent, exciting music.

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15 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK


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