Aibu to think that Fireman Sam

(35 Posts)
Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 12-Apr-14 10:30:03

Should not be wearing his uniform to dig in his garden on his day off?

In fact AIBU to wonder if anyone in the magical and dangerous town of Pontypandy has more than one set of clothing to their name?

katese11 Sat 12-Apr-14 10:32:39

I wonder that too...No wonder he ends up working! Man needs some boundaries.

Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 12-Apr-14 10:43:47

Haha, he needs to a) admit paternity of naughty Norman and b) come out of the closet and get it on with Tom.

Seriously, don't they all honk? Either they have super deodorant or they wash and dry their clothes overnight every night or they all pong and accept it as normal. Or may be their sense of smell has been destroyed by smoke damage?

I am wrong or did they used to have different clothes in the olden days pre-CGI Sam?

mumofboyo Sat 12-Apr-14 10:51:42

In one episode, Norman breaks the washer because he crams all the laundry into it in one go. Where do all the clothes come from? confused
Another thing: who lives in all the other houses? By the looks of it, Pontypandy is quite a large town yet there are only a few residents. In the forest fire special, when they had to evacuate the town, they only needed Trevor's minibus hmm .

comicsansisevil Sat 12-Apr-14 10:55:26

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WilsonFrickett Sat 12-Apr-14 10:57:27

Well I think you are being a tiny bit U. He's always on the scene and he keeps his engine clean - who's got the time for laundry?

Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 12-Apr-14 11:02:37

Here he is doing it again! Off duty, wandering about in his uniform, going to paint, dig his garden and do his ironing. hmm

Oh Dilys has solved the mystery - spray on clothes refresher!

wilson is it wrong I read .hes always on the scene and he keeps his engine clean' as a reference to Sam's secret cottaging / gay clubbing life?

PunkrockerGirl Sat 12-Apr-14 11:06:30


Inertia Sat 12-Apr-14 11:06:40

I wondered recently whether Dilys Price the shopkeeper was named in homage to Under Milk Wood ( Dai Bread etc).

WilsonFrickett Sat 12-Apr-14 11:43:31

Yeah, that's totes what I meant. Who has time for laundry when living a double life? Although you would think wearing the same clothes all the time would make the odds of being outed a little bit higher?

JerseySpud Sat 12-Apr-14 11:48:07

oh god im having to watch it now.

i wonder what their insurance premiums are there

Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 12-Apr-14 13:02:33

jersery you may have solved comic's riddle - no one else can afford to live there!

wilson maybe he has a wipe clean rubber uniform for his leisure activities? grin and laundry is a code name, ditto digging his garden?

<over thinking tHis obviously but I am trying not to notice ds grinding cornflakes to dust on the carpet with Jupiter>

EatShitDerek Sat 12-Apr-14 13:05:15

What annoys me is that they ring the fire station for every single little reason. They should be locked up or at least fined for abusing the emergency services.

Creepy Norman needs sensing away to militarily school

MeadowHeartshimmertheFairy Sat 12-Apr-14 14:52:19

And they never ring 999, it's always specifically Fireman Sam. And they seem to have him on speed dial. All the mums do anyway. Suspect there may be more paternity issues than Norman's...

Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 12-Apr-14 16:18:56

They used to ring 999 in the old series pre-cgi. That does annoy me a lot!!! Yes fines for misuse of fire service and a Jeremy Kyle show where everyone has DNA testing. I would pay good money for that DVD!!!

Fireman Sam Later, a new shocking late night animated series, coming soon, where all your weird grown up questions are answered grin

derek aww poor Norman, he is desperate to manufacture any physical contact with the man he knows is his dad, the only other ginger in the village. He always looks so happy cuddling Sam when they are both suspended from the helicopter winch again. Do you think they offer family therapy at military school?

Zamboni Sat 12-Apr-14 16:25:17

YY to the only set of clothes. Penny Morris (DD's first and very serious girl crush) wears her uniform to the ladies night?!

TiggyKBE Sat 12-Apr-14 16:46:07

He should be in uniform when he's being plain old Pat Clifford. It's wrong.

JerseySpud Sun 13-Apr-14 09:57:52

And yet again here i am watching Fireman Sam with DD2.

Why is it when the town is flooded that there is no sewage, mud or debris left when its gone. Apart from Charlies Boat.

Where did the resturant go opposite the shop??

Why isn't Trevor a fireman anymore (he was in the original series)

And when did Station Officer Steele turn into a bumbling idiot.

comicsansisevil Sun 13-Apr-14 10:38:24

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jeanmiguelfangio Sun 13-Apr-14 10:38:49

Could it be that insurance is so blooming astronomical in pontypandy they cant afford any more sets of clothes?

JerseySpud Sun 13-Apr-14 12:06:31

Why isn't Norman in a Borstal? Or at least have an ASBO?!

deemented Sun 13-Apr-14 12:13:01

Maybe all the empty houses are actually second holiday homes for English outsiders folk?

And whatever happened to Bella? I always thought her and Trevor were getting it on.

JerseySpud Sun 13-Apr-14 12:22:37

And surely the cat was called Rosa?

And the dog wasn't called Radar nor was he a spotty dog!

Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 26-Apr-14 10:31:57

Oh my gawsh, there is a hawt new character in Fireman Sam! <fans self> they have bowed to reality and introduced a coastguard who shares the fire station with the crew. Everyone in Pontypandy was giving him the glad eye...

Latest wrongness was the shocking revelation that Sam uses Jupiter for his own nefarious Peeping Tom ends, as he's just been up the ladder looking in Elvis' bedroom window...

Erm how long does this phase of loving Fireman Sam last on average??

GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 26-Apr-14 10:46:00

Fireman Sam Later gringrin

neiljames77 Sat 26-Apr-14 10:51:46

Not wanting to derail the thread or anything but I don't think the girl in 64 Zoo lane should be sat talking to lions, hippos and crocodiles. It sets a really bad and potentially dangerous example.

Leaningtoweroflisa Sat 26-Apr-14 11:06:11

Oh totally, neil, v poor elf n safety. Luckily DS does not regard 64 zoo lane as mandatory viewing giving me time to mumsnet erm I mean quickly do some housework

I should correct my last post: how long does this phase of small children loving Sam last? not me oh no sadly, I would prefer to start Saturday morning vegging in front of last night's recorded Gardeners World...

TheoneFKAMNwidowed Sun 27-Apr-14 14:05:02

What gets me is I live in a small welsh town and the only time our 'part time' firefighters ever get the fire engine out is a Monday night when they do training. Plus along with its poor statistics on fire rescue, if I remember correctly the majority of people with kids in Pontypandy seem to single parent. The Welsh Assembly need to get a grip of that town, it's a disaster.

ProudAS Sun 27-Apr-14 15:02:14

You beat me to it Lisa

ProudAS Sun 27-Apr-14 15:06:42

Sorry posted too early. I was about to start a thread re the Trumpton fire brigade. At least Sam gets to put fires out and perform proper rescues (mayor's hat stuck in tree doesn't count as proper rescue).

TillyTellTale Sun 27-Apr-14 15:15:10

No, Dilys is the only single parent. The twins (Sarah and a male twin) belong to Blodwen and Sam's brother, and the other girl is the daughter of a sensible nurse and a terrible plumber.

jollyjester Mon 28-Apr-14 00:12:53

It annoys me that there was no explanation given as to what happened Bella from the earlier series? She disappeared. sad

My dd loves Fireman Sam and when the slightest thing goes wrong she fake calls him on her hand to rescue her. It's quite funny!

How did Browyns shop ever get 1000000 customers? hmm

grovel Mon 28-Apr-14 09:40:20

Previously, fireman Elvis Cridlington was a perfectly competent individual, as you’d expect from someone employed in the emergency services whose role would likely involve saving people from life-threatening situations. But in the modern Fireman Sam, although it’s never specifically stated, he seems to have some sort of cognitive deficit. It’s never addressed, but given his occupation, it’s likely he sustained some sort of head trauma while rescuing someone from a hazardous situation. And yet, Sam still insists on taking all the credit for any heroic action in Pontypandy? What an arse.

Filimou Mon 28-Apr-14 09:47:53

Bella is coming back.....................

grovel Mon 28-Apr-14 09:49:57

In fairness, Sam was always the focus of the show for reasons that were never that clear. Station Officer Steele is the chief of the fire service, and Sam appears to be no more senior or dedicated than any of his colleagues. But it’s typical for one member of a group to be the spokesperson or the popular one, just by dint of being the most charming or friendly or what have you, and this always seemed to be the case originally.

The latest incarnation takes this to extremes though. Sam now looks and sounds more like a stripper who happens to be wearing the fireman’s outfit for this particular booking. All the characters now specifically say they’ll call Sam. Not the fire brigade or the emergency services; Sam specifically. And I've not witnessed one occasion where he tackles an issue single-handed. Yet he’s happy to take the credit, never correcting anyone when they thank him specifically, when his colleagues have all risked their lives as much as he has. His fellow firefighters once sang a song praising him specifically in front of the whole town and he just accepted this as normal. Part of me thinks he causes all of the calamities himself, for the attention. He’s probably got Munchausen by proxy, but with an entire town.

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