Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder

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Bob the Builder is a British animated children's show that premiered in 1998. The show, which portrays the life of a construction worker and his construction equipment friends. The show's catchphrase "Can we fix it? Yes we can!" has become popular.


Bob the Builder (voiced by Neil Morrissey) works on various construction sites with the help of his friends, ranging from people such as Wendy and Farmer Pickles, to the mischievous but kind-hearted scarecrow Spud, to his crew who are living pieces of construction equipment such as Scoop (a backhoe voiced by David Menkin), Dizzy (a concrete mixer voiced by Kate Harbour) and Lofty (a crane voice by Emma Tate).


Bob the Builder premiered on BBC one on November 23rd, 1998. The original run lasted for nine seasons and 118 episodes, concluding on June 17th, 2003. On November 22nd, 2004, a spin-off titled Project: Build It premiered, that series ran for seven seasons concluding October 3rd, 2009.

2014 Makeover

In October 2014, Bob the Builder was revamped by Mattel for a new series to be aired on Channel 5's Milkshake! in 2015. Amongst the changes were a complete overhaul of the cast, with Lee Ingleby replacing Neil Morrissey as the voice of Bob, and Joanne Froggatt and Blake Harrison also confirmed.[8]

Bob's original character designer Curtis Jobling[9] was asked about what he thought of Bob's new look, he explained:

"I was surprised to see the new design. My original designs captured children all over the world of. If it's not broke, don't fix it."

Puppet Pals

Most of the Bob the Builder characters have appeared in a series called Puppet Pals, which is an app that allows you choose 8 characters, choose 5 backdrops/backgrounds, record videos and add a photo of your own characters on the app.
In the Puppet Pals franchise, the Bob the Builder characters first appeared in Puppet Pals The Movie, along with a new character named Furious Bob the Builder, who is the main antagonist of the Bob the Builder series, and is an evil and furious version of Bob.
Bob the Builder also became a TV show on Puppet Pals, having 3 seasons. Season 1 has 13 episodes, Season 2 has 20 episodes, and Season 3 has 23 episodes.
Season 1 was originally going to have 10 episodes, but it had 13 episodes.
There was also a Bob the Builder movie on Puppet Pals.
Bob the Builder also has a spinoff series called Spud the Scarecrow, introducing Steve the Killcrow, the main antagonist and Spud's arch-nemesis, and Steve's minions, Richard, Bert and Trevor.
The Spud the Scarecrow series was originally going to have 13 episodes just like the first season of Bob the Builder, but due to the lack of ideas for the 12th episode, the show had 12 episodes instead.
The Bob the Builder series and movie have been copied to DVDs.
In the DisneyWorld episode, Disney has bought Puppet Pals and Bob the Builder. However, it didn't happen in real life.
Bob the Builder will also have an upcoming live action series in Puppet Pals.


Bob the Builder currently holds a rating of 5.1 on IMDB.[1] In 2002 it was nominated for BAFTA Children's Award for Best Pre-School Animation.

Notable Examples


On August 17th, 2011, the Tumblr fan blog bobthebuilder69[4] was created and September 17th, 2012, the Tumblr fan blog officialbobthebuilder.[3] As of October 2014, DeviantArt[12] has over 1,000 pieces of fan art tagged Bob the Builder and[13] has over thirty pieces of fan fiction. Its Facebook page[2] has gained over 1.9 million likes.

Can We Build It, No It's Fucked

On September 2nd, 2010, a Facebook page[11] titled "Can we build it? No its f*cked" was created. The phrase is a parody of the catchphrase from the show:

"Can we build it? Yes we can."


The page has gained over 200 likes as of October 2014. The photo featuring the parody phrase still circulates online.
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External References

[1] IMDB – Bob the Builder

[2] Facebook – Bob the Builder

[3] Tumblr – officialbobthebuilder

[4] Tumblr – bobthebuilder69

[5] DeviantArt – Bob The Builder

[6] Wikia – Bob The Builder

[7] YouTube – bobthebuilderchannel

[8] Wikipedia – Bob the builder

[9] The Telegraph – Bob the bulider didn't need fixing says cartoon character's creator

[10] Wikipedia – Bob the builder

[11] Facebook – "can we build it no its fucked ":

[12] DeviantArt – bob the builder

[13] – bob the builder

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