Bob the Builder (partially lost American English dub of British children's stop-motion TV series; 1999-2012)
Bob the Builder is a British educational television series for kids created by Keith Chapman. It ran from November 28th, 1998 to December 31st, 2011 and a reboot aired from September 1st, 2015 to December 30th, 2018. When the show was brought to American audiences, it aired on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block from 2001-2004 and on weekends on PBS Kids from 2005-2011. Two US dubs have been lost, season 1 episode 12, "Naughty Spud" and season 2 episode 1, "Spud the Spanner" (re-titled "Spud the Super Wrench").
Existence[edit | edit source]
A clip from Naughty Spud was uploaded onto YouTube under the user EntertainmentFan2004 in 2019 but was gone since the owner of the channel closed it due to fear of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Three months before this, a clip from Spud the Super Wrench was uploaded onto YouTube under the user Bob the Builder Archives. Eventually, the clip of Naughty Spud was reuploaded on May 25, 2020 under the user CleverHilarious 20, meaning EntertainmentFan2004 came back.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- LMW forum thread on the lost US dubs of "Naughty Spud" & "Spud the Super Wrench". Retrieved 22 May '20
- Another LMW forum thread that mentions the lost US dubbed episodes. Retrieved 22 May '20