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"Something smells fishy around here, and it isn't the fish."
— George, Theodore and the Borrowed Bell, third season


George
George
  • Type: Ocean Tug
  • V-word: Valiant

George is the strongest and biggest tugboat in the Big Harbour. He wears a purple baseball cap on his head backwards.

Bio

George the Valiant loves to show off and can sometimes be a little rude without knowing it. He especially loves to tell stories to the other tugs, mostly about himself, and is therefore prone to sulking when attention shifts away from him. He also loves to blow up a lot of smoke from his smokestack and make a lot of loud noises revving his powerful twin engines. But most of all, George is a hard worker and never finishes a job until it's done, and always stands up for his friends. George and Emily often get into fights, but in the end, they always make up. [1] He once wanted to be called Goliath, and then Gargantua, in Hank's New Name. He also got his nickname "Georgie" from his new friend Shamus the sea trawler. He also seems to like giving orders, but gives too many as he discovers when he, Theodore, and Foduck try to solve an underwater mystery, he soon learns a good leader knows when to follow. In "Theodore and the Borrowed Bell" it was revealed that he likes the stuff Northumberland finds under the water.

Appearances

Basis

George is loosely based on Andre H. tugboat modified on a fictional design.

Trivia

  • George's model is on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Some of his facial expressions were offered for sale on eBay.
  • George was supposed to be based on Point Valiant, a tug that used to work in Halifax.
  • George was the only one of the five tugboats to not get a Changing Face or Press' N 'Go toy.
  • In the French version of the show, George's name is Georges.
  • In the Italian version, George is called Giorgio.
  • In the Finnish version, George is called Jurmu, which is not a real Finnish name.
  • George is said to have two engines, but has only one propeller.

Merchandising

  • ERTL (diecast and bath toy; discontinued)
  • Brio (discontinued)

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Tugboat#Tugboats


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