"Can we fix it? No, we can't!"— Scoop and Muck
Scoop, Muck, Dizzy, Roley and Lofty are five of the main characters from the children's show Bob the Builder and its 2015 reboot. They are a group of machines that are owned by Bob and Wendy.
In the reboot, Scoop is voiced by Blake Harrison, Muck is voiced by Paul Panting, Dizzy is voiced by Sarah Hadland, Roley is voiced by Marcel McCalla and Lofty is voiced by Steve Kynman.
While they were good in the original series, they were unfortunately flanderized beginning with the 2015 reboot.
Why They Can't Fix It Anymore
- The most obvious reasons why they are bad now is that their characters were flanderized beyond recognition, and seemingly act nothing like their original selves.
- Their new voices that were given to them are extremely ear-piercing to listen to, as they do shockingly not match their characters in the slightest, and hardly sound anything like their original voice actors.
- Scoop sounds way too high pitched and younger, and it sounds like Norman Price in season 6 of Fireman Sam except without a Welsh accent.
- Muck's new voice makes him sound like a knucklehead, similar to the new voice that was given to Elvis Cridlington in season 6 of Fireman Sam.
- Roley's new voice sounds way too high pitched to the point it sounds like he sucked some helium.
- Lofty seems to have a Cornish accent in the UK version for some reason. The US has him sound like a poor man's imitation of SpongeBob SquarePants or Stingy.
- Dizzy's US voice sounds far too high pitched and comes off as just grating.
- Their redesigns are incredibly mediocre to look at, as they've gone from looking cartoony and cute looking, into being way too realistic and creepy looking to even feel like the original machines. In fact, the redesigns are so unappealing to children and toddlers and are ultimately so forgettable that it could make children forget what they even look like.
- Not to mention, they are way less expressive than their original characters were; with the original designs of the characters, you were able to tell the emotion that they were feeling, and they were incredibly expressive when it came to that. While it is possible to tell the emotion that the characters in the reboot are feeling, compared to their original counterparts, they are pretty emotionless in comparison.
- He started out as a sensible and reliable leader whom Bob and Wendy were able to trust in the original series, but in the reboot, he is now an over-excited, young, clumsy, careless goofball who always messes everything up all the time, either unintentionally, or even on purpose.
- In most episodes of the reboot, he always gets the main focus of the episode, whilst some other characters like Muck or Lofty do get the spotlight sometimes, but for most episodes, he always gets the spotlight and often has way too much screentime, much like Norman Price in Fireman Sam since season 6.
- In many of the episodes he is in, he has made way too many mistakes. To name just a few examples:
- He slipped on snow causing him to lose control and accidentally hit a ski lift, causing it to fall down.
- He slipped on ground causing him to accidentally push Lofty over the edge of a bridge.
- He ended up ruining a road when constructing it.
- He never gets any character development at all throughout the reboot, and he never learns from any of his mistakes.
- He went from being a funny but reliable vehicle, into a dumber idiot who equally screws up like Scoop.
- Much like Lofty and Scoop, he often gets the spotlight way too much in most episodes of the reboot.
- Whilst she wasn't flanderized, she was pushed over as a side character for seemingly no reason at all.
- Because of this, both her and Roley barely even get the spotlight in most episodes she is in.
- Her redesign in particular is probably the worst redesign of all the machines in the show, as she went from having a cute design to looking extremely unappealing and creepy looking, and she hardly looks anything like her original design.
- He went from being smooth and calm with a love of music, into being extremely fussy about making sure that everything is nice and flat.
- Much like Dizzy, he was pushed over as a side character and barely gets the spotlight in episode he is in.
- His redesign is rather mediocre and unappealing to look at.
- He arguably suffered the worst flanderization in this reboot, as he went from being a friendly, shy coward into being intelligent, sarcastic and is no longer scared of anything anymore.
- His redesign almost looks nothing like his original self, and much like the other redesigns, it is unappealing to look at.
- He is often a jerk to most of the other machines for no reason; an example of this is when he says that Scoop is "yellow, strong, but his lights gone wrong".
- Much like Scoop and Muck, he often gets the spotlight way too much in most of the episodes he is in.
- Scoop, Muck, Roley and Lofty all used to be great in the original series, which makes their flanderization sadder.
- Despite her terrible redesign, Dizzy was the only one who wasn't flanderized and still remains the same likable, crazy, know-it-all cement mixer that she was in the original series.
- Scoop and Muck's redesigns, while bad, are at least somewhat more accurate to their original designs than Roley, Dizzy and Lofty's redesigns are.
- Even though most of the voice actors do bad jobs at voicing the characters, Sarah Hadland at least does a decent job at voicing Dizzy in the UK.
- Sarah Hadland (who voices Dizzy in the UK) and Steven Kynman (who voices Lofty in the UK) both worked on Fireman Sam.
- Paul Panting (who voices Muck in the UK) also worked on Chuggington, another show Sarah Ball worked on.
- Vincent Tong (who voices Muck in the US), Claire Corlett (who voices Dizzy in the US), Ian James Corlett (who voices Roley in the US), and Richard Ian Cox (who voices Lofty in the US) worked on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
- Unlike in the original series, Muck in the 2015 series is a male in both the US and UK versions.
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