Gustave Bugs is the first episode of the fifth season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the one hundred and fifth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Cranky Bugs.


  • Spike as Thomas
  • Filthy Rich as Henry
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Pipsqueak as Percy
  • Soarin as Duck
  • Gustave Le Grand as Cranky
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Royal Riff as Butch (cameo)


Narrator: "Spike and Pipsqueak 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 griffon was causing trouble. His name was Gustave, and this was his first day at the docks."

Gustave: "You're useless little bugs!"

Narrator: "He called from above."

Gustave: "If you put these boxes on the inside lines, then I wouldn't have so far to travel!"

Spike: "Rubbish!"

Narrator: "Said Spike."

Spike: "No griffon has ever complained before."

Gustave: "Well, I'm complaining now!"

Narrator: "And Gustave banged his load down on the keyside.

Later, the two animals met Big Macintosh and Cranky, and told them about Gustave."

Big Macintosh: "Griffons are hairy fairy things, they need a lot of attention, like me, in fact."

Narrator: "Said Big Mac."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "You should see the situation from Gustave's point of view."

Narrator: "Huffed Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "He's high up in the air, coping with wind, rain, and baking sun, then he looks down and sees you two little animals being annoying! No wonder he calls you 'bugs'."

Narrator: "When Gustave heard that the big animals agreed with him, he grew bossier still."

Gustave: "Come on, come on! Push those boxes closer to me!"

Narrator: "But Pipsqueak was too upset to concentrate, and pushed the boxes too far." (Gustave drops his load on Pipsqueak) "Poor Pipsqueak.

Then, Gustave played a trick on Spike."

Gustave: "Push your boxes onto the outside line! It's easier for me to load up!"

Narrator: "So Spike did.

But Gustave left the loads beside the boxes, not in them."

Gustave: "You must have known I can't reach you there!"

Narrator: "Complained Gustave. This mix-up caused confusion and delay.

Hoity Toity was most upset."

Hoity Toity: "Spike and Pipsqueak, this new griffon 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, Spike and Pipsqueak were upset too.

That evening, a big storm raged across the land.

Gustave and the animals were trapped at the docks."

Soarin: "We're sure to be safe in this shed."

Narrator: "Said Soarin.

But he was wrong.

The animals 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!"

Gustave: "AAAAH!" (Falls over)

Filthy Rich, Big Macintosh, Cranky Doodle Donkey and Soarin: "Help!"

Narrator: "Called the animals from inside the shed."

Gustave: "I can't!"

Narrator: "Called Gustave.

When the storm was over, Hoity Toity rushed to the scene of the destruction."

Hoity Toity: "Spike and Pipsqueak will help you."

Narrator: "He called to Gustave."

Hoity Toity: "And then you can help the animals."

Gustave: "Oh, please, hurry!"

Narrator: "Cried Gustave."

Gustave: "And tell them I'm sorry I was rude to them!"

Hoity Toity: "So it was you!"

Narrator: "Murmured Hoity Toity."

Hoity Toity: "I owe those animals an apology."

Narrator: "Spike and Pipsqueak soon came to the rescue.

And it wasn't too long before Gustave was upright again, and clearing the wreckage.

At last, all the animals were free."

Big Macintosh: "Oh, thank you."

Narrator: "Said Big Mac."

Big Macintosh: "What would I have done without you?"

Gustave: "Well, I had to be rescued before I could help you.

But I never thought it be by a couple of bu... bu..."

Narrator: "Gustave was about to say 'bugs', but he quickly corrected himself."

Gustave: "Uh, small animals, thank you. I'll never be rude again. However, you two mites are in my way, so move over!"

Pipsqueak: "Pah!"

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "He's back to bugging us!"

Spike: "Don't move! You're still attached to Gustave!"

Narrator: "But it was too late." (Gustave falls over)

"Gustave still looks down on the two little animals, but ever since that stormy night, he never calls them 'bugs' or 'mites', because he knows they might bite back."

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