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"You can't help!"
— George
Theodore and the Queen

David Coole


Andrew Cochran


Bob Stutt


The Harbour Master
(Denny Doherty)

Air date

July 22 1993

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Theodore and the Queen is the fourteenth episode of the first season.


The tugs are honoured to welcome the Queen Stephanie into their harbour. She is such a grand ocean liner that it takes all of them to escort her. In fact, she is so big that she gets stuck when trying to go under Benjamin Bridge. The tide is still rising, which means that if they can't free her quickly, the bridge and the Queen could get hurt. The others think that Theodore is too small for this big job. But he overcomes his small size with a big idea. After a piece of the bridge falls and splashes water into him, he realizes that if they can add weight to the Queen Stephanie, they can lower her. It works. As a reward, Theodore is given the position of honor as the tug in front who leads the Queen Stephanie around the harbor.




  • Throughout the episode Benjamin's eye mechanism is visible.
  • When the piece of the bridge hits the water, it stands completely vertical on the bottom of the set.
  • When Theodore gets splashed by the piece of the bridge hits the water, the camera shakes.
  • The Queen Stephanie's antenna would have simply collapsed upon colliding with Benjamin, rather than becoming stuck.
  • When all the boats are tooting their whistles, Rebecca is seen in the dock next to the Flat-Eyed Coast Guard Ship but in the scene after that, she's suddenly right back at the Oceanic Institute.
  • When Queen Stephanie is being lowered, the camera shakes.


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