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"Slow down, Thomas! You're spilling my bubble liquid!"
— Mr. Bubbles
Slippy Sodor

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Mark Robertson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

January 29th,
2010 (UK)
February 9th,
2010 (AUS)
May 12th,
2010 (JAP)
September 11th,
2010 (US)
September 18th,
2011 (NOR)

Previous episode

Double Trouble

Next episode

The Early Bird

Slippy Sodor is the fifth episode of the thirteenth season.


Thomas has a cracked funnel and goes to the Sodor Steamworks for a replacement. The first two funnels are too small or too big; so Kevin collects the only spare funnel left, which looks very funny and makes Thomas feel very embarrassed. Thomas is then sent to the docks to collect Mr. Bubbles' special bubble liquid for his show. Along the way, engines laugh at him. He puffs away quickly, spilling bubble liquid on the nearby road. This causes Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles to crash into a muddy ditch, a haystack, and a pond. By the time Thomas arrives at Knapford, all of the liquid is gone. Thomas rushes away to collect some more. This time, he goes slowly and makes it to Knapford safely. The show is a great success and all the children realise Thomas' funny funnel looks just like Mr. Bubbles' hat.




  • This episode screened before the original broadcast of the thirteenth season in select US theatres.
  • This episode is similar to the fourth season episode, Special Funnel.
  • When Thomas glares at Henry for laughing at his funnel, watch his eyes. They slide from looking forward to looking at Henry, similar to how the model eyes moved.
  • According to The Little Blue Book, Thomas was going to blow a big bubble through his funnel. This idea was carried over for the ride Bubbling Boilers.


  • In one scene, Gordon's brake coach is at the front of his train, then it is at the back.
  • In some shots, the inside of Mr. Bubbles' mouth is blue.
  • When both Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles are messy, the hay is static.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Superglad Sodor Super Smooth Sodor
Finnish Varapiippu Different Funnel
Danish Thomas 'Funny Tragt Thomas' Funny Funnel
Norwegian Såpeglatt Soap Slippery
German Rutschiges Sodor Slippery Sodor
Polish Śliski Sodor Slippery Sodor
Swedish Halka på Rälsön Slipping on Sodor
Japanese スリップにちゅうい Be Careful About Slip
Portuguese Sodor Escorregadia Slippery Sodor
Hungarian A különleges buborékoldat The Special Bubble Solution
Italian Un Buffo Fumaiolo A Funny Funnel
Czech Klouzání po Sodoru Gliding Over Sodor
Indonesian Sodor yang Licin Sodor Who Slick
Russian Скользкий Собор Slippery Sodor
Chinese 滑溜溜的多多岛 Slippery Sodor
Korean 미끄럼 조심 Watch the Slip
Serbian Klizavi Sodor Slippery Sodor
Romanian Alunecosul Sodor Slippery Sodor
Spanish Sodor Resbaloso Slippery Sodor
Slovak Zaspatý Sodor Asleep Sodor
Catalan Aventura relliscosa Slippery Adventure
Greek Το γλιστερό Σόντορ The Slippery Sodor
Thai โซดอร์เกาะแสนลื่น Slippery Sodor

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