Bashful & The Breakdown Crane, retitled Bashful Saves The Day (Season 1) for American audiences, is the seventh episode of Bashful the Dwarf and Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas & Friends episode, Thomas & The Breakdown Train/Thomas Saves the Day (Season 1).


  • Bashful as Thomas
  • Dopey as James
  • Walt Disney as Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Pirates (from Peter Pan) as The Troublesome Trucks
  • Thomas & James' Crew as Themselves
  • Doc as Edward (does not speak)
  • Happy as Henry (does not speak)
  • Grumpy as Gordon (does not speak)
  • Mrs. Potts & Fifi (from Beauty & the Beast) as Annie & Clarabel (does not speak)


Narrator: "Every day, Walt Disney came to the station to see the dwarfs."

Walt Disney: "Hello."

Narrator: "He always said to Bashful."

Walt Disney: "Remember, don't be impatient, Bashful. You can never be as strong and fast as Grumpy, but you can be a really useful dwarf. Don't let the silly pirates tease you."

Narrator: "There were lots of pirates, and Bashful worked very hard pushing and pulling them into place. There was also a small trailer, and two strange things his driver called cranes."

Bashful's Driver: "That's the breakdown crane."

Narrator: "He told Bashful."

Bashful's Driver: "The cranes are for lifting heavy things, like dwarfs, and animals, and pirates."

Narrator: "One day, Bashful was in the yard. Suddenly, he heard a dwarf screaming."

Dopey: "Help! Help!"

Narrator: "A dwarf came rushing through, much too fast. The dwarf was Dopey, and he was frightened. His shoes were on fire."

Dopey: "They're pushing me, they're pushing me!"

Narrator: "He panted."

Pirates: "On, on, on!"

Narrator: "Laughed the Pirates.

Still screaming,"

Dopey: "Help, help!"

Narrator: "Poor Dopey disappeared."

Bashful: "I'd like to teach those pirates a lesson."

Narrator: "Said Bashful.

Soon came the alarm."

Bashful's Driver: "Dopey's off the line, the breakdown crane, quickly!"

Narrator: "Bashful grabbed the crane, and off they went.

Bashful worked his hardest."

Bashful: "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "He puffed. He wasn't pretending to be like Grumpy; he really meant it."

Bashful: "Bother those pirates and their tricks, I hope poor Dopey isn't hurt."

Narrator: "Dopey's driver and fireman were feeling him all over, to see if he was hurt."

Dopey's Crew: "Never mind, Dopey."

Narrator: "They said."

Dopey's Crew: "It wasn't your fault. It was those shoes they gave you. We always said they were no good."

Narrator: "Bashful left the breakdown crane alongside. Then he pulled the unhurt pirates out of the way."

Pirates: "Oh dear, oh dear!"

Narrator: "They groaned."

Bashful: "Serves you right, serves you right!"

Narrator: "Puffed Bashful.

He was hard at work, puffing backwards and forwards all afternoon."

Bashful: "This will teach you a lesson, this will teach you a lesson!"

Narrator: "He told the pirates.

And they answered,"

Pirates: "Yes it will, yes it will."

Narrator: "They left the broken pirates, then with two cranes they put Dopey back on the line.

He tried to move, but he couldn't, so Bashful helped him back home.

Walt Disney was waiting anxiously for them."

Walt Disney: "Well, Bashful,"

Narrator: "He said,"

Walt Disney: "I've heard all about it, and I'm very pleased with you. You're a really useful dwarf.

Dopey shall have some proper shoes, and new clothes, and you shall have a forest all to yourself."

Bashful: "Oh, thank you, sir!"

Narrator: "Said Bashful.

Now Bashful is as happy as can be, he has a forest and two objects called Mrs. Potts and Fifi. He puffs proudly backwards and forwards with them all day.

He is never lonely. Doc and Happy stop quite often and tell him the news.

Grumpy is always in a hurry, but never forgets to whistle to Bashful, and Bashful always whistles in return."

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  • Footage Copyright: The Walt Disney Company

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