The Big Garage
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|The Big Garage|
|Voices of||Thor Bishopric, Terrence Scammell, Patricia Rodriguez, Rick Jones, Liz MacRae|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original channel||The Learning Channel (USA)
CITV and Disney Channel (UK)
|Original run||September 29, 1997 – March 23, 2001|
The Big Garage is a children's television program that aired on The Learning Channel. It was produced by Prisma Productions in association with Winchester Entertainment. It debuted on The Learning Channel on September 29, 1997. Aimed at pre-school children, the show follows the adventures of several anthropomorphic taxicabs. At the end of each episode, there are two short scenes. The first is about a stop sign, and the second is about a group of tools (a hammer, a saw, three spanners, some nuts and bolts, an oil can, and a pair of pliers).
The show came to an end on July 17, 2001 and no longer broadcasts on The Learning Channel. Repeats can be seen on Smile of a Child, a Christian-based children's channel.
- London is a Blue taxicab, which wears the number 1. As his name suggests, he has a British accent and closely resembles a typical taxicab in the UK. He is a 1958 Austin FX4 voiced by Terrence Scammell.
- ZigZag is a Purple taxicab, which wears the number 2. She is the fastest taxicab on the show. Her overconfidence sometimes gets the better of her. She is a 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe voiced by Patricia Rodriguez.
- Yorky is a Yellow taxicab, which wears the number 3. He likes to be "cool" and speaks, true to his name, with a New York accent, and closely resembles a typical New York City taxicab. He is a 1974 Checker Marathon voiced by Rick Jones.
- Mimi is a Red taxicab which wears the number 4. She appears to be somewhat shy. She is also the only taxicab with her name written on her, near her trunk. She has a pacifier in her mouth, as she is the "baby" of the four taxis. She is a 1971 Subaru 360 voiced by Liz MacRae.
- Rusty is a Green tow truck which lives in a junkyard. It seems that in some episodes he is the gang's nemesis and in some is their friend. He is also seen singing with the taxis and Pump, though he has never sung solo. He is a 1948 Chevrolet 3100. Voiced by Rick Jones.
- Pump is a Human-esque gas pump in the garage. He's the mentor to the taxicabs (and Rusty, on occasion), and he sings the opening theme song, as well as other songs with the taxis. Voiced by Thor Bishopric.
- Tooly is a small Red toolbox. He works with a group of mischief-loving wrenches called the "Spanners", who always seem to be running away from Tooly. Tooly is often seen chasing after them in almost every episode. Voiced by Rick Jones.
- Flash is a traffic light who keeps making up rules besides stopping on a red light. Voiced by Liz MacRae.
- Stop is a cartoon stop sign who loves to have fun, mostly by playing hopscotch, as we see in her introduction. Voiced by Patricia Rodriguez.
- There are some cartoon tools as well, including Hammer, Saw, the Bolts, the Nuts, Pliers, the Spanners and Oil Can. Pump narrates this segment.
- Scrap is the gang's complete nemesis and always tries to make the taxicabs break down and forces Rusty to do bad things. He also does not like it when the taxis sing songs (each episode has one song, sung twice per episode). Voiced by Terrence Scammell.
- Stop and Listen!
- The Mixup
- Share and Shake Alike
- Welcome to the Big Garage
- Boo! Who?
- Blow Your Own Horn
- The Great Rescue
- All out of Zoom
- Sounds Funny to Me
- And the Winner is......
- What About Mimi?
- The Big Bang
- You Better Believe It
- An Eensy Weensy Lie
- Slow but Sure
- King for the Day
- Copy Cars
- Breaking All the Rules
- The Missing Wheels
- First Things First
- Just Along for the Ride
- Rain, Rain, Go Away!
- The Heat Wave
- The Latest Style