Best Dressed Animal is the twenty-second episode of the seventh season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the one hundred and seventy-eighth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Best Dressed Engine.
- Spike as Thomas
- Big Macintosh as Gordon
- Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
- Pipsqueak as Percy
- Chief Thunderhooves as Murdoch
- Gummy Trevor (does not speak)
- Filthy Rich as Henry (cameo)
- Dr. Hooves as Oliver (cameo)
- Cheese Sandwich as Salty (cameo)
- Apple Bloom as Annie (cameo)
- Sweetie Belle as Clarabel (cameo)
- Garble as Bulgy (cameo)
- Owlowiscious as Harold (cameo)
- Princess Celestia as Lady Hatt (cameo)
- Cherry Jubilee as The Refreshment Lady (cameo)
- Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)
- Everyone else as Themselves
Narrator: "It was May Day in Ponyville and the animals were celebrating. They knew there'd be music and lots of fun.
The station was being decorated. Hoity Toity said that the animals could be decorated too."
Pipsqueak: "I'm going to have flags and streamers!"
Narrator: "Whistled Pipsqueak."
Spike: "I'm going to have a big red banner."
Narrator: "Whistled Spike."
Chief Thunderhooves: "What decorations will you have, Big Macintosh?"
Narrator: "Asked Chief Thunderhooves."
Big Macintosh: "Decorations aren't dignified for an important stallion like me. I pull the express!"
Narrator: "Big Mac was feeling insulted."
Big Macintosh: "Humpf!
Silly little animals!"
Narrator: "He grunted.
Spike was enjoying himself. He was bringing the maypole. The farmer's children waved. Spike peeped happily as he passed by.
Soon, it was time for the decorating. Pipsqueak's driver was wrapping streamers and flags around his body. Spike had a big red banner on his chest. Even Chief Thunderhooves was being decorated. Although he was very shy about it."
Cranky Doodle Donkey: "We could have a contest for the Best Dressed Animal."
Narrator: "Suggested Cranky. Just then, Big Mac shunted in."
Big Macintosh: "A contest!"
Narrator: "He puffed."
Big Macintosh: "I'm bound to win any contest."
Cranky Doodle Donkey: "You will have to be decorated."
Narrator: "Said Cranky."
Cranky Doodle Donkey: "This is a Best Dressed Animal contest."
Big Macintosh: "Not me!"
Narrator: "Puffed Big Mac."
Big Macintosh: "You'd never catch me looking so ridiculous!"
Narrator: "The animals felt splendid.
But not Big Macintosh. He was cross."
Big Macintosh: "Decorations aren't dignified. Hah! Who cares about a contest anyway?"
Narrator: "Further down his path, a colorful banner was strung about the bridge.
Then, as Big Mac steamed across the bridge, it came loose and wrapped around his body. Big Mac couldn't see the path ahead!
Big Mac tried to shake the banner off, but it wouldn't budge."
Big Macintosh: "I can't see!"
Narrator: "He whistled loudly to his driver."
Big Macintosh: "Stop!"
Big Macintosh's Driver: "You can't stop, Big Mac."
Narrator: "His driver called back."
Big Macintosh's Driver: "You're the express."
Narrator: "Gummy was chugging slowly along with his load of apples for the children's apple bob.
Gummy heard a whistle. He was going as fast as he could. But it wasn't fast enough."
(Big Macintosh crashes through Gummy's cart)
Narrator: "The apples were all smashed.
Cranky was the last animal to join the contest, or so he thought."
Passengers: "Here comes, Big Macintosh!"
Narrator: "Cried the passengers."
Spike: "We didn't think you wanted to be decorated."
Narrator: "Teased Spike."
Big Macintosh: "I didn't!"
Narrator: "Huffed Big Mac."
Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Well, you're definitely the Best Dressed Animal."
Narrator: "Said Cranky. All the animals agreed. Big Mac was secretly pleased. But he didn't think it was dignified to say so. Silly Big Mac!"