A Close Shave, re-titled A Close Shave for Braeburn for American audience, is the fourteenth episode of the second season of Cheese Sandwich the Earth Pony and Friends, and the fortieth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, A Close Shave/A Close Shave for Duck.


  • Shining Armor as Edward
  • Braeburn as Duck
  • Princess Celestia as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Barber Groomsby as The Barber
  • The Changelings as The Troublesome Trucks
  • Cheese Sandwich as Thomas (does not speak)
  • Flash Sentry as James (does not speak)
  • Zephyr Breeze as Henry (cameo)
  • Big McIntosh as Gordon (cameo)
  • Spike as Percy (cameo)
  • Discord as Diesel (mentioned)
  • Everyone else as themselves


Narrator: "Braeburn the Earth Pony puffed sadly to Shining Armor's station."

Braeburn: "It's not fair!"

Narrator: "He complained."

Braeburn: "Discord has been telling lies about me, and made Princess Celestia and all the animals think I'm horrid."

Narrator: "Shining Armor smiled."

Shining Armor: "I know you aren't, and so does Princess Celestia. You wait and see. Why don't you help me with these changelings?"

Narrator: "Braeburn felt happier with Shining Armor, and set to work at once.

The changelings were silly, heavy, and noisy. The two ponies had to work hard, pushing and pulling them all afternoon. At last, they reached the top of the hill."

Braeburn: "Good-bye!"

Narrator: "Whistled Braeburn, and rolled gently over the crossing to the other line.

Braeburn loved coasting down the hill, running easily with the wind whistling past. Suddenly, it was a conductor's warning whistle!"

Changelings: "Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!"

Narrator: "Laughed the changelings."

Changelings: "We've broken away! We've broken away! Chase him! Bump him! Throw him off the road!"

Narrator: "They yelled."

Braeburn's Driver: "Hurry, Braeburn, Hurry!"

Narrator: "Said the driver. They raced through Shining Armor's station, but the changelings were catching up."

Braeburn's Driver: "As fast as we can, then they'll catch us gradually!"

Narrator: "The driver was gaining control."

Braeburn's Driver: "Another clear mile, and we'll do it!"

Braeburn: "Oh, glory, look at that!"

Narrator: "Flash Sentry was just pulling out on their line from the station ahead. Any minute, there could be a crash!

Braeburn's Driver: "It's up to you now, Braeburn!"

Narrator: "Cried the driver.

Braeburn put every ounce of weight and strength against the changelings."

Braeburn: "It's too late!"

Narrator: "Braeburn groaned, and shut his eyes. He veered into a siding where Barber Groomsby set up shop. He was shaving a customer."


"The silly changelings had knocked their conductor down, and left him far behind after he had whistled a warning.

But the changelings didn't care. They were feeling very pleased with themselves."

Braeburn: "Beg your pardon, sir."

Narrator: "Gasped Braeburn."

Braeburn: "Excuse my intrusion."

Barber Groomsby: "No, I won't!"

Narrator: "Said Barber Groomsby."

Barber Groomsby: "You've frightened my customers! I'll teach you!"

Narrator: "And he lathered Braeburn's face all over. Poor Braeburn.

Cheese Sandwich was helping to pull the changelings away, when Princess Celestia arrived."

Barber Groomsby: "I do not like ponies popping through my walls!"

Narrator: "Fumed Barber Groomsby."

Princess Celestia: "I appreciate your feelings,"

Narrator: "Said Princess Celestia."

Princess Celestia: "But you must know that this pony and his crew have prevented a very serious accident. It was a very close, um, shave."

Barber Groomsby: "Oh."

Narrator: "Said Barber Groomsby."

Barber Groomsby: "Oh. Excuse me."

Narrator: "He filled a basin of water to wash Braeburn's face."

Barber Groomsby: "I'm sorry. I didn't know you were being a brave pony."

Braeburn: "That's all right, sir. I didn't know that, either."

Princess Celestia: "You were very brave, indeed."

Narrator: "Said Princess Celestia."

Princess Celestia: "I'm proud of you."

Narrator: "Princess Celestia watched the rescue operation, then she had more news for Braeburn."

Princess Celestia: "And when you are properly washed and healed, you are coming home."

Braeburn: "Home, Princess? Do you mean the yard?"

Princess Celestia: "Of course."

Braeburn: "But Princess, they don't like me. They like Discord."

Princess Celestia: "Not now. I never believed Discord, so I sent him packing. The animals are sorry and want you back."

Narrator: "A few days later, when he came home, here was a really rousing welcome for Braeburn the Earth Pony."

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