Cheese Sandwich and Big McIntosh, re-titled for American audiences, is the first episode of Cheese Sandwich the Earth Pony and Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Thomas and Gordon/Thomas Gets Tricked.


  • Cheese Sandwich as Thomas
  • Big McIntosh as Gordon
  • Buffaloes as The Coaches
  • Zephyr Breeze as Henry (cameo)
  • Flash Sentry as James (cameo)
  • Silver Spoon as Clarabel (cameo)
  • Princess Celestia as Sir Topham Hatt (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


Narrator: "Cheese Sandwich is an Earth pony who lives in Ponyville, Equestria. He's a cheeky Earth pony, with four hooves, a short stumpy tail, a brown curly mane, and a yellow shirt.

He's a fussy Earth pony, too. Always bringing buffaloes about, ready for the bigger animals to take on long journeys.

And when animals come in, he brings the buffaloes back home so that the animals can go and rest.

Cheese Sandwich thinks no animal works as hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them, including Big McIntosh, the biggest and proudest horse of all. Cheese Sandwich likes whistling rudely at him."

Cheese Sandwich: "Wake up, lazy bones! Why don't you work hard, like me?"

Narrator: "One day, after taking the buffaloes on a journey, Big Mac arrived back at the siding, very tired. He was just going to sleep when Cheese Sandwich came up in his cheeky way.

Cheese Sandwich: "Wake up, lazy bones, do some hard work for a change!" You can't catch me!"

Narrator: "And off he ran, laughing.

Instead of going to sleep again, Big Mac thought how he could get back at Cheese Sandwich.

One morning, Cheese Sandwich wouldn't wake up. His driver and fireman couldn't make him start. His stamina was low and there was not enough strength. It was nearly time for the express. People were waiting, but the buffaloes weren't ready.

At last, Cheese Sandwich started."

Cheese Sandwich: "Oh, dear, oh, dear!"

Narrator: "He yawned.

He fussed into the station, where Big Mac was waiting."

Big McIntosh: "Hurry up, you."

Narrator: "Said Big McIntosh."

Cheese Sandwich: "Hurry yourself!"

Narrator: "Replied Cheese Sandwich.

Big Mac began making his plan."

Big McIntosh: "Yes,"

Narrator: "Said Big Mac,"

Big McIntosh: "I will."

Narrator: "And almost before the buffaloes stopped moving, Big Mac reversed quickly and held the first one's hoof."

Big McIntosh: "Get in quickly, please."

Narrator: "He whistled.

Cheese Sandwich usually pushed behind the buffaloes to help them start, but they always let go of him first. This time, Big Mac started so quickly, they forgot to let go of Cheese Sandwich. Big Mac's chance had come."

Big McIntosh: "Come on, come on,"

Narrator: "Puffed Big Mac to the buffaloes.

The line went faster and faster. Too fast for Cheese Sandwich. He wanted to stop, but he couldn't!"

Cheese Sandwich: "Peep, peep! Stop, stop!"

Big McIntosh: "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "Laughed Big Mac."

Buffaloes: "You can't get away, you can't get away!"

Narrator: "Laughed the buffaloes.

Poor Cheese Sandwich was going faster than he had ever gone before. He was out of breath, and his hooves hurt him, but he had to go on."

Cheese Sandwich: "I shall never be the same again."

Narrator: "He thought sadly."

Cheese Sandwich: "My hooves will be quite worn out."

Narrator: "At last, they stopped at a station.

Cheese Sandwich let go, and he felt very silly and exhausted.

Next, he sat on a turntable, thinking of everyone laughing at him.

And then he ran onto a path, out of the way."

Big Mac: "Well, little Cheese Sandwich,"

Narrator: "Chuckled Big McIntosh."

Big McIntosh: "Now you know what hard work means, don't you?"

Narrator: "Poor Cheese Sandwich couldn't answer. He had no breath. He just puffed slowly away to rest, and had a long, long drink.

He went home very slowly, and was careful afterwards never to be cheeky to Big Mac again."

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