There Goes a...

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There Goes a...
Created by Dave Hood
Written by Dave Hood
Directed by Dave Hood
Ken Urman
David Hesson
Starring Dave Hood
Becky Borg
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 23
Production
Executive producer(s) Dave Hood
Producer(s) Dave Hood
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network KidVision (United States)
PBS (United States)
Roadshow Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand)
TV5 (Philippines)
Original release 1993 – 2003

Real Wheels, also known as There Goes a..., is a collection of children's videos for children ages 3–8 years old that features a specified vehicle and the various jobs that it has along with real people who work the job which requires the vehicle. Episodes like There Goes a Garbage Truck, There Goes the Mail and There Goes a Rescue Vehicle, were released as a part of the series. Each episode focuses on different transportation vehicles, however, one episode is reserved for Santa Claus, and another for roller coasters. Each is live-action, starring Dave Hood, and is sometimes accompanied by Becky Borg. Dave Hood does not appear in There Goes a Farm Truck, Tractor and Dump Truck (he possibly was taking a break) and was substituted by Dave Sidoni, but comes back in Here Comes a Roller Coaster.

Plot[edit]

The series of videos revolved around Dave (and sometimes with Becky) in new jobs that center around the vehicles being featured. Dave and Becky always reminded kids that they did not have respective jobs, but the real workers had agreed for them to pretend for the day so that the viewers could learn about the vehicles being featured as well as learn a little more about the jobs the vehicles serve. While the most part of the videos focused on showing how the vehicles worked and what they can do, in some episodes predictably Dave would get into trouble (example: accidentally knocking down a building in There Goes a Bulldozer) and deliver his catchphrase, "Doh! I shouldn't have done that!".

In these videos, the hosts talked about how the vehicles worked, the history of the vehicle featured and talked to real people who worked in their fields.

Locations[edit]

The majority of the episodes take place in San Diego, Los Angeles and Ontario California at locations such as Union Station, the USS Kitty Hawk, and Ontario International Airport.

List of episodes[1][edit]

1. There Goes a Fire Truck

Firefighter Dave takes a visit to the Ontario Fire Department to see what it takes to be a real firefighter and how fire trucks work. There is also footage of the Ontario International Airport Fire Department where they show how their fire apparatus works. This is the first episode of the series.

2. There Goes a Tank

Tank Driver Dave goes to Camp Pendleton and learns all about tanks and other military vehicles and how they work.

3. There Goes a Race Car

Race Car Drivers Dave & Becky learn all about different types of race vehicles.

Note: This is Becky Borg's first appearance in the There Goes a... series

4. There Goes a Motorcycle

Bikers Dave & Becky learn all about motorcycles and how they are used when driving for fun and when they are used for racing.

5. There Goes a Garbage Truck

Dave and Becky learn about garbage trucks and how important it is to keep the Earth clean and not pollute.

6. There Goes the Mail

Letter Carriers Dave & Becky learn about where the mail goes and how it is transported.

7. There Goes a Spaceship

Astronauts Dave & Becky visit the Kennedy Space Center to learn about outer space and different types of space shuttles.

8. There Goes a Rescue Vehicle

Dave and Becky learn about different types of rescue work and the vehicles they use.

9. There Goes a Truck

Truck Drivers Dave & Becky learn about all different types of trucks.

10. There Goes a Police Car

Deputys Dave & Becky learn all about police cars and police work as well as the equipment they use. Most of the footage shows the Los Angeles County Police Department in action.

11. There Goes a Train

Engineer Dave learns about all different types of trains by visiting places such as Union Station and the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (aka San Diego Railroad Museum)

12. There Goes a Bulldozer

Construction foreman Dave visits a construction site to learn all about construction vehicles.

13. There Goes a Helicopter

Helicopter Pilots Dave & Becky learn all about different types of helicopters.

14. There Goes an Airplane

Pilot Dave learns all about different types of airplanes and how they work, including taking a hair-raising (and possibly faked) flight in a new-manufacture Waco PT-14

15. There Goes a Tractor

Farmer Dave learns about tractors.

Note: This episode was hosted by David Sidoni.

16. There Goes a Boat

Dave and Becky learn about different types of boats and how they work.

Note: Dave Hood returns for this episode.

17. There Goes a Monster Truck

Monster Truck Drivers Dave & Becky learn all about monster trucks.

18. There Goes a Farm Truck

Dave learns all about farm trucks and how they work.

Note: David Sidoni hosts this episode.

19. There Goes a Dump Truck

Dave learns all about dump trucks and other construction vehicles. This episode is somewhat similar to There Goes A Bulldozer.

Note: David Sidoni hosts this episode.

20. There Goes Santa Claus

Dave and Becky pretend to be Santa Claus and do the duties that he does. Also, this episode is a flashback episode when Dave and Becky remember what they did in the past.

Note: Dave Hood returns in this episode. Also, this is Becky Borg's final appearance in the There Goes a... series

21. Here Comes a Roller Coaster

Dave has a dream that he spends a day at Six Flags Magic Mountain and rides on all different types of roller coasters and other thrill rides.

22. There Goes a Bus

Dave learns to be a bus driver and he learns about buses.

23. There Goes a Rescue Hero

Rescue Hero Dave learns about rescue work and the vehicles and equipment they use. He also meets a rescue dog named Charlie. This is the final episode of the series.

DVD Releases[edit]

The "Real Wheels" series has also released a series of DVDs, each usually containing 3 episodes as well as a blooper reel, interactive glossary, and other special features. The DVDs are usually titled as "Adventures", with the 3 episodes sharing a theme among their featured vehicles.

Truck Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Firetruck There Goes a Garbage Truck There Goes a Truck

Rescue Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Rescue Vehicle There Goes a Police Car There Goes a Rescue Hero

Tractor Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Tractor There Goes a Farm Truck There Goes a Dump Truck Note: All 3 episodes hosted by Dave Sidoni

Mega Truck Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Bulldozer There Goes a Tank There Goes a Monster Truck

Travel Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Train There Goes an Airplane There Goes a Bus

High Speed Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Racecar There Goes a Spaceship There Goes a Motorcycle

Land, Sea & Air Adventures[edit]

There Goes a Boat There Goes a Helicopter There Goes the Mail

Reception[edit]

The Real Wheels series had over 8 million dollars in sales and had won numerous awards including the Dove Foundation Award, The National Parenting Association Award, the Parents' Choice Award, and Kid's First Endorsement Award.

Live Tour[edit]

From 2001-2004, there was a live tour entitled, "Dave's Big Live Show" (aka Real Wheels Live). It starred Dave Hood that featured him doing magic tricks and had audience participation stunts. Before the show, there were vehicles that the audience would touch and look at.

The production was produced and presented by Dave Hood Entertainment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ There Goes a: Complete Episode List Accessed November 27, 2015.