Bob the Builder’s Voice Change

Can We Fix It? I’m not sure. I’ve known for a long time that the voice characters for Bob The Builder are very much different in the US/Canadian version than the original UK version. I can’t tell you the look on Matthew’s face when he watched a UK import of Bob the Builder and heard all of the different voices. Because of my family’s British history (and my tendancy to BitTorrent newer Bob episodes from the UK) Matthew is more than comfortable with the two versions of the voices.

Recently, a whole new story arc started in the UK version, called “Project Fix-It”. This is a sequence of stories with Bob basically building a whole new town in Sunflower Valley. The UK version has the original voices (such as Neil Morrissey as Bob. I woke up this morning to see that Sunflower Valley had finally arrived on Treehouse in Canada (More info here). However, both Matthew and I were shocked to hear yet another Bob voice!

I did some Internet searching, but I can’t find anything on the voice changes.


After viewing the PVR recording, I see that Bob’s voice is now done by Greg Proops (you’ll recognize him from the American version of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’). It’s funny that I couldn’t find any reference to this on the web. It’s not (yet) in the IMDB entry, and I can’t find it on The Official Greg Proops Website.

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