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"Yes, Mr. Dishwasher!"
Carla, Carla the Cool Cabin Cruiser, second season
The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher, who has been called "The Dishwasher" by Carla, is a rotating building on The Great Ocean Tug and Salvage Company Dock who gives the tugs their jobs for the day. He has a black mustache and a flag on his head.


He is usually very serious and strict with the tugs, though they're always respectful to him due to his father-like figure. He shows that he cares for the tugs by disciplining them for their faults, and by counseling them for their mistakes, and like a father, he always has a gentle side to him and is always there when the tugboats need his help the most.


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  • The Dispatcher's model is currently on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • During Season 5, there is a gap between The Dispatcher's mustache and head.
  • In the Swedish version, The Dispatcher is called Chefen. which means The Chief.
  • in the Norwegian version, The Dispatcher is called Trafikksjefen, which means The Traffic Chief.
  • in the Finnish version, The Dispatcher is called Satamapäällikkö, which means The Dock Manager.
  • The Dispatcher is one of the few Theodore Tugboat characters to have different colored eyes outside of the traditional black eyes
  • Part of the Signal Receiver on the top of his model is actually an old water-bottle cap.