Sara Joy




International Rescue Forever

The more kids TV we (have to) watch, the more we’re reminded of the original 1960s Thunderbirds TV series.

Seems like every one of these is a version of of International Rescue:

  • Paw Patrol = I.R. with dogs
  • Octonauts = I.R. underwater
  • Mighty Express = I.R. with trains
  • Go Jetters = I.R. with planes
  • PJ Masks = I.R. in pyjamas

I’m sure there are loads more! Were the Thunderbirds the first with this trope?

I’ve been made aware that Stingray came before Thunderbirds - so Octonauts is actually Stingray’s WASP (World Aquanaut Security Patrol) with cutesy animals

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