Dirty Bertie is the first Thomas Fan Fictions Season 1episode.
Bertie the bus gets admired by the big engines because he is always shiny and clean but one day rain pours down on Sodor and the road is full of muddy puddles. Bertie tries to avoid them but George pushes him in the mud and the big engines, Bulgy and his friend tease and laugh at him but Bertie realizes that being useful is more important than being clean.
- The Fat Controller
- Bulgy (not named)
- George (does not speak)
- Edward (cameo)
- Charlie (cameo)
- Scruff (cameo)
- Paxton (cameo)
- Butch (cameo)
- Bulgy's Friend (cameo)
- Whiff (mentioned)
- Diesel (mentioned)
- UK: 01/06/13
- US: 05/09/13
- The plot is similar to Scruff's Makeover
- Stock footage is used from Charlie and Eddie, Stop That Bus, Scruff's Makeover and Wayward Winston
Narrator: Dirty Bertie. It had been raining for weeks, road vehicles had a hard time trying to avoid the muddy puddles on the road. All except Bertie he avoided puddles with ease which made the Gordon, James, Henry and Spencer very impressed.
Gordon: Look at Bertie! Such a fine sight indeed getting dirty is disgraceful,
Narrator: Sighed Gordon
Narrator: Remarked James
Narrator: Retorted Henry.
Spencer: What a smart looking bus indeed!
Bertie liked being admired by the engines. Later that day Bertie was letting passengers on board while he waited he saw a very big puddle down the road.
Bertie: Oh dear it will be difficult to avoid that.. that.. enormous puddle!!
Narrator: All the people were on board and Bertie left.
Late passenger stops running and groans.
Narrator: Bertie trundled down the road but stopped behind the puddle the passengers groaned they were going to be late if they stood still for too long so Bertie drove on directly next to the puddle and managed to avoid it! Bertie was relived.
Bertie: Phew that was close but I have to go on the passengers cannot be late!
Narrator: Bertie was soon rolling along down the main road but then there was trouble! George the steamroller was directly in front of him, he was moving slowly this made Bertie cross.
Bertie: Get out of my way! You slow roller!
Narrator: And barged in front if him. This made George very cross. He was so cross he pushed Bertie into a nearby puddle. Bertie was now dirty bus and the most of the passengers were injured. They telephoned the Fat Controller complaining how horrible his bus services were and left as soon as possible. The nearby vehicles saw what happened and laughed and teased Bertie.
Gordon: Oh dear! Oh dear! What a shame Bertie is!
Henry: You look ridiculous!
James: Phewy! Who is that smelly dirty object?
Spencer: My! My! You're as dirtier than Diesel and stinkier than Whiff!
Bulgy: #Bertie is dirty!# Ha Ha Ha!
Bulgy's Friend runs over the puddle spraying mud all over him.
Narrator: Bertie was now very dirty then the Fat Controller arrived.
The Fat Controller: Bertie what are you doing!? If you don't tell me your grounded!
Bertie: All right. I'll tell you.
Narrator: And told him all about his clean, shiny life.
The Fat Controller: Oh Bertie! You don't understand you need to be really useful then have a washdown at the end of the day!
Narrator: Bertie realised now being useful was more important.
Bertie: Okay sir. I'll try to be useful more than clean.
The Fat Controller: Good lad Bertie!
Narrator: And he left. So the next day Bertie got dirty but he didn't mind no matter how dirty he was or how much he got teased. He liked being really useful.