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Filipino/Tagalog Wikipedia: Daniel Lorraine
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|Daniel Fenton «Danny» Lorraine|
|Martha Speaks character|
|First appearance||Martha Speaks (episode)|
|Last appearance||We're Powerless!|
|Voiced by||Brian Drummond|
|Occupation||Bus driver and actor|
|Children||Helen Lorraine, Jake Lorraine|
|Date of Birth||12 September 1975|
|Unofficial theme song||That's Why (You Go Away) by Michael Learns to Rock[fanon]|
|Named after||Danny Phantom|
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Daniel Fenton «Danny» Lorraine is a major character from the children's sitcom Martha Speaks. He is related to the titular protagonist of Danny Phantom (see below). He is the father of Helen and Jake Lorraine, and the adopted father of Martha. He is usually a serious and stern character, but at times can be a bit of a jokester. His unofficial theme song is That's Why (You Go Away) by Michael Learns to Rock.[fanon]
He is white, has red hair, and is stereotypical of most Caucasian Canadians. He has several occupations, so his appearance usually varies; he usually wears a green shirt depicting Sampaguita. He wears red and white striped pajamas.
He is a bus driver and an actor who has roles in the community theater. He often sings around the house, and his personality is immature. There are several examples of this: In the episode Bye Bye Burger Boy, he was trying to order six burgers, three large chips, and one large salad at a fictional fast-food chain. In the episode Martha's Dirty Habit, when he tries to give up his eating addiction and Martha stop digging, he sighs when his son Jake eats his cookie. Daniel bites his lip and sweats when he sees an advertisement for chocolate; later, he tries to get a cookie, but when he sees Martha, he then puts the lid back on the cookies and sighs. In the episode Martha's Steamed, he throws up ice cream he was eating due to one of Helen's friends placing his shoes in the freezer above the tub of ice cream. Additionally, he is also obsessed with Martha's singing.
Danny was born to parents Lucille and Bernard Lorraine, on September 12, 1975, in Winnipeg, Canada. However, he resides in Wagstaff City, which is heavily based on Flagstaff, Arizona[dead link] and Flagstaff, Maine.
In the English dub, he is voiced by the Canadian actor Brian Drummond, who was also an actor in several Japanese animated franchises (anime) including Dragon Ball Z. In the Hebrew dub, he is voiced by Israeli actor Dan Schatzberg, who also plays voice acting roles in other children's shows.
Relation with Danny Phantom
Danny Lorraine is a likely namesake of Danny Phantom's protagonist. Only their surnames are different, due to Danny Lorraine (and the rest of the Lorraine family) being renamed after Walter Lorraine. However, it is likely that Danny Lorraine's middle name could be "Fenton". Danny Lorraine's professed love towards superhero comics such as "the Green Gas Lamp" and "Chuck Nebula" could reference Danny Phantom being an iconic child superhero. Finally, Danny defines the term "phantom" and helps set up a "phantom scarecrow" in Martha Speaks's Halloween special, Night of the Phantom Scarecrow, thus exposing Danny Lorraine's likely character as a namesake and loose parody of Butch Hartman's well-known work.
- Likely, considering how he is named after Danny Phantom
- "MARTHA SPEAKS | Night of the Phantom Scarecrow | PBS KIDS - Video Dailymotion".
- "Martha Speaks . Character Descriptions | PBS KIDS!".
- This is seen in the episode "Martha Treads the Boards".
- "Martha Speaks / Heartwarming".
- "Martha Speaks / Tear Jerker".
- "Martha Speaks / Funny".
- Answers.com. "Martha Speaks TV Show". Retrieved 2014-08-20.
- "Daniel Lorraine".