Bob the Builder

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (18)

  • Scoop: No prob, Bob.

  • Bob: Can we fix it? Everyone: YES WE CAN!

  • Bob: What's wrong, Wendy? It's looks like you found a dime, but lost a dollar. Wendy: It's Pilchard, Bob. (Sheds a tear) We lost her.

  • (Bob returns to the Yard) Wendy, Farmer Pickles and the Gang: (Singing) Bob the Builder, It's his birthday, Bob the Builder, Yes, it is! It's Bob's birthday, Can we sing it? It's Bob's birthday, Yes, we can!

  • (Bob pulling off a strong piece of wood) Spud: Pull it harder, Bob. Bob: (Straining) I'm...doing...my...best! (The board cracks) Bob: Whew, That was a tough one. Spud: (Laughs) Can he fix it? (Laughs) Bob: Yes, I can Spud. Haven't you got work to do?

  • Dizzy: Let's make Bob a concrete cake that he can keep forever.

  • Bob: (After Spud had caught Lofty's hook) Well done, Spud. (to Lofty) Okay, Lofty. (Lofty, with his eyes shut, moves Spud off the branch and safely onto the bridge) Lofty: (with his eyes closed) Did, did I do it? Bob: (chuckles off screen) Of course you did, Lofty. You can open your eyes now. (Lofty slowly opens his eyes.)

  • Spud: (Singing) Lofty's scared of heights! Scaredy cat, scaredy cat! Scoop: Hey Spud! You leave Lofty alone.

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Notes (282)

  • Travis and Spud do not appear in this episode.

  • First appearance of Pilchard the cat and Farmer Pickles.

  • First appearance of Bob & the Gang.

  • Mrs. Potts reveals that she owns a dog.

  • Lofty does not appear in this episode.

  • First appearance of Travis the Tractor and Spud the Scarecrow.

  • Mrs Potts' name is now mentioned.

  • Bird does not appear in this episode.

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Trivia (16)

  • We learn that Muck is afraid of the dark.

  • Dizzy never took her football out of the yard and to the building site, How did she get it when she traveled with the others?

  • First time Wendy wears Bob's Hard hat instead of her blue Hard hat.

  • Bob uses brass pipes and a funnel to create his trumpet.

  • How can a tire hold cement without it ruining the yard?

  • How can Spud fly with a heavy piece of Sheet Metal on his back?

  • When lofty was going back to the yard because of Spud hurting his feelings, he has his grabber attached, but when he pulls into the yard he has his hook

  • Bob dresses up as Santa Claus, Muck as a Sleigh and Dizzy as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.

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Allusions (8)

  • Lenny Lazenby mentions Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, and Jimi Hendrix.

  • Spud the scarecrow: Spud spins around and his scarf flies up like Superman's cloak, indicating Spud's tranformation into a powerful Building Inspector/Spud's distrastrous reign as Inspector results in e.g a barn falling down as per Buster Keaton's famous collapsing house stu
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  • Spud: Superman/Steamboat Bill Junior
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  • Spud the scarecrow: Spud spins around and his scarf flies up like Superman's cloak, indicating Spud's tranformation into a powerful Building Inspector/Spud's distrastrous reign as Inspector results in e.g a barn falling down as per Buster Keaton's famous collapsing house stu

  • A Mosaic: Is an Italian art when little pieces of color combined to make a picture.

  • Livin' la vida Loca When Mrs. Percival says "Livin' la vida Loca", it is a song sung from Latin Singer Ricky Martin.

  • Spud owns up:title Spud owns up is a spin off of the title Oliver Owns Up from Thomas the tank engine & friends.

  • Born to be Wild Title: Parody of Born to be wild.