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"The harbour is moving! I mean I'm moving! Something is moving!"
— Theodore
Theodore the Tug in Charge

David Coole


Andrew Cochran


Jeff Rosen


The Harbour Master
(Denny Doherty)

Per Frisch
(Norwegian Dub)

Povl Dissing
(Danish Dub)

Jari Silvennoinen
(Finnish Dub)

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Theodore the Tug in Charge is the twelfth episode of the second season.


Theodore nervously asks to be tug in charge, but Theodore's shaky confidence turns to doubt when he mistakes Northumberland, the Navy submarine for the ship he is supposed to bring in. When The Dispatcher asks him to go back and get the correct ship, who is actually Freda, Theodore isn't sure he can do it. But with Bedford Buoy's encouragement, Theodore understands that he can do anything he sets his mind to.



  • Stock footage from Theodore Changes Sides is used.
  • Going by filming order, this is the fourth episode of the second season.
  • In Finland, this episode is called "Duty Officer".
  • First speaking role for Bedford Buoy.


  • When Theodore is lifted onto Northumberland's back, some additional wires can be seen securring him to the submarine's hull.
  • In this episode, Theodore desperately wants to be the tug in charge, but in Theodore's Whistle, Theodore was already the tug in charge.
  • When Bedford is talking to Theodore, his light isn't working.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Lederbåten Theodor Theodore The Leading Boat
Finnish Päivystäjä Duty Officer

Video Release


Taubåten Theodor- S02E09 - "Lederbåten Theodor"

Taubåten Theodor- S02E09 - "Lederbåten Theodor"

Norwegian Dub

Theodore Tugboat-Theodore, The Tug In Charge-1

Theodore Tugboat-Theodore, The Tug In Charge-1

English Dub



Finnish Dub

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