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

Slippy Sodor is the fifth episode of the thirteenth season.

Plot

Thomas has a cracked funnel and goes to the Sodor Steamworks for a replacement. The first funnel is too tiny, and the second is too big and tall; so Kevin collects the only spare funnel left, which looks very funny and makes Thomas feel embarrassed. Thomas is then sent to the docks to collect Mr. Bubbles' special bubble liquid for his show. Along the way, all the engines he passes laugh at him. He puffs away quickly, spilling bubble liquid on the nearby road. This causes Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles to slip and crash three times. By the time Thomas reaches Knapford, all of the liquid is gone. Thomas rushes away to collect some more. This time, he goes slowly, doesn't mind the teasing and makes it to Knapford safely. The show is a great success, and all the children realise that Thomas' funny funnel looks just like Mr. Bubbles' hat.

Characters

Locations

Cast

UK

US

Trivia

  • This episode screened before the first UK broadcast of the thirteenth season in select US theatres.
  • 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 4-D attraction, Bubbling Boilers.
  • According to descriptions for the Wooden Railway merchandising for the Splish, Splash, Splosh! DVD, Percy was meant to play a role in the episode, getting splashed at one point by the bubble liquid. This was carried out to merchandising descriptions for the "Slippy Sodor" Gift Pack, as well as the "Percy and the Engine Wash Car" pack "inspired by the episode".

Goofs

  • 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 the Latin American version, the narrator said that Thomas stopped at a red signal, when actually he stops at a crossing.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

Language Title
Catalan Aventura relliscosa
Chinese 滑溜溜的多多岛
Czech Klouzání po Sodoru
Danish Thomas 'Funny Tragt
Dutch Superglad Sodor
Finnish Varapiippu
French Attention ça glisse!
German Rutschiges Sodor
Greek Το γλιστερό Σόντορ
Hungarian A különleges buborékoldat
Indonesian Sodor yang Licin
Italian Un Buffo Fumaiolo
Japanese スリップにちゅうい
Korean 미끄럼 조심
Norwegian Såpeglatt
Polish Śliski Sodor
Portuguese Sodor Escorregadia
Romanian Alunecosul Sodor
Russian Скользкий Собор
Slovak Zaspatý Sodor
Spanish Sodor Resbaloso
Swedish Halka på Rälsön
Thai โซดอร์เกาะแสนลื่น
Welsh Sodor Slip


Home Media Releases

UK

DVD Packs

US

DVD Packs

AUS

AUS DVD Packs

NOR/SWE/DK/MYS/FIN/Latin America

  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!

FRA

  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • Series 13 (digital download)

POL

  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!

DVD Boxsets

Latin America

DVD Boxsets

CHN

JPN

GER

DVD Boxsets

ITA