Big Mickey Bugs is the first episode of the fifth season of Mario the Red Plumber and Friends, and the one-hundred and fifth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Cranky Bugs.
- Mario (from Mario) as Thomas
- Wallace (from Wallace and Gromit) as Henry
- Donkey Kong (from Mario) as Gordon
- Rabbit (from Winnie the Pooh) as James
- Piglet (from Winnie the Pooh) as Percy
- Pooh (from Winnie the Pooh) as Duck
- Big Mickey (from TUGS) as Cranky
- Mr. Garrison (from South Park) as Sir Topham Hatt
- Mater (from Cars) as Butch (cameo)
Narrator: "Mario and Piglet enjoy working in the docks. They like the sea air and the sound of the gulls.
But one day, the friends were feeling hot and bothered. A crane was causing trouble. his name was Big Mickey, and this was his first day at the harbor."
Big Mickey: "You're useless little bugs!"
Narrator: "He called from above."
Big Mickey: "If you put these boxes on the inside lines, then I wouldn't have so far to travel!"
Narrator: "Said Mario."
Mario: "We always arrange our cargos like this, and no crane has ever complained before."
Big Mickey: "Well, I'm complaining now!"
Narrator: "And Big Mickey banged his load down on the keyside.
Later, the two tv characters met Donkey Kong and Rabbit and told them about Big Mickey."
Donkey Kong: "Cranes are hairy fairy things, they need a lot of attention, like me, in fact."
Narrator: "Said Donkey Kong."
Rabbit: "You should see the situation from Big Mickey's point of view."
Narrator: "Huffed Rabbit."
Rabbit: "He's high up in the air, coping with wind, rain, and baking sun, then he looks down and sees you two little TV Characters being annoying! No wonder he calls you 'bugs'.
Narrator: "When Big Mickey heard that the big TV characters agreed with him, he grew bossier still."
Big Mickey: "Come on, come on! Push those boxes closer to me!"
Narrator: "But Piglet was too upset to concentrate, and pushed the boxes too far."
"(Big Mickey drops his load on Piglet)"
Narrator: "Poor Piglet.
Then, Big Mickey played a trick on Mario."
Big Mickey: "Push your boxes onto the outside line! It's easier for me to load up!"
Narrator: "So Mario did.
But Big Mickey left the loads beside the boxes, not in them."
Big Mickey: "You must have known my arm can't reach you there!"
Narrator: "Complained Big Mickey. This mix-up caused confusion and delay.
Mr. Garrison was most upset."
Mr. Garrison: "Mario and Piglet, this new crane has an important job to do. I have heard you have not been helping him today. You will go to your homes and consider how you will improve yourselves tomorrow."
Narrator: "Now, Mario and Piglet were upset, too.
That evening, a big storm raged across the land.
Big Mickey and the big TV Characters were trapped at the docks."
Pooh: "We're sure to be safe in this shed."
Narrator: "Said Pooh.
But he was wrong.
The TV Characters had no idea they were about to be put in great danger by an old tramp steamer. It was out of control, and running aground, straight into the sheds!"
Big Mickey: "AAAAH!" (Falls Over)
Wallace, Rabbit, Pooh and Donkey Kong: "Help!"
Narrator: "Called the TV Characters from inside the shed."
Big Mickey: "I can't."
Narrator: "Called Big Mickey pathetically.
When the storm was over, Mr. Garrison rushed to the scene of the destruction."
Mr. Garrison: "Mario and Piglet will help you."
Narrator: "He called to Big Mickey."
Mr. Garrison: "And then you can help the TV Characters."
Big Mickey: "Oh, please, hurry!"
Narrator: "Cried Big Mickey."
Big Mickey: "And tell them I'm sorry I was rude to them!"
Mr. Garrison: "So it was you!"
Narrator: "Murmered Mr. Garrison."
Mr. Garrison: "I owe those TV Characters an apology."
Narrator: "Mario and Piglet soon came to the rescue.
And it wasn't too long before Big Mickey was upright again, and clearing the wreckage.
At last, all the TV Characters were free."
Donkey Kong: "Oh, thank you."
Narrator: "Said Donkey Kong."
Donkey Kong: "What would I have done without you?"
Big Mickey: "Well, I had to be rescued before I could help you.
But I never thought it would be done by a couple of bu... bu..."
Narrator: "Big Mickey was about to say 'bugs', but he quickly corrected himself."
Big Mickey: "Uh, small TV Characters, thank you. I'll never be rude again. However, you two mites are in my way, so move over!"
Narrator: "Said Piglet."
Piglet: "He's back to bugging us!"
Mario: "Don't move! You're still attached to Big Mickey!"
Narrator: "But it was too late."
"(Big Mickey Falls Over)"
Narrator: "Big Mickey still looks down on the two little Disney characters, but ever since that stormy night, he never calls them 'bugs' or 'mites', because he knows they may bite back."