Middle Animal is the fourteenth episode of the sixth season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the one hundred and forty-fourth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Middle Engine.


  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Pipsqueak as Percy
  • Diamond Tiara as 'Arry (I know, Diamond Tiara is female)
  • Silver Spoon as Bert (I know, Silver Spoon is female)
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Spike as Thomas (does not speak)
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (does not speak)
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon (does not speak)
  • Soarin as Duck (cameo)
  • Apple Bloom as Annie (cameo)
  • Sweetie Belle as Clarabel (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


Narrator: "Hoity Toity's animals love their work. Big Macintosh likes pulling the express buffaloes, Spike likes his branch line and Pipsqueak likes taking the mail. But none of them likes being a middle animal. It's no fun being stuck in a middle.

One morning, Pipsqueak was cheerfully collecting coal changelings from the smelter's yards, where Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon worked. They like to play tricks on other animals. Pipsqueak didn't want to fall for their tricks again. But before he knew it, he was stuck in the middle."

Pipsqueak: "Oh, bother!"

Narrator: "Huffed Pipsqueak crossly."

Diamond Tiara: "Little white piggy in the middle!"

Narrator: "Diamond Tiara teased. Pipsqueak's driver was cross. With coal changelings in front and coal changelings behind, Pipsqueak had to go slower.

Cranky was in the yard when Pipsqueak was walked slowly by."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Ha, ha! It's Pokey Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "Cranky laughed."

Pipsqueak: "You wouldn't be laughing if you were stuck in the middle."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak fumed. And he fumed all the way to the coaling plant.

One by one, he shunted his coal changelings onto the tipper's loading ramp and the coal was unloaded. Pipsqueak was not allowed to cross the loading ramp until the tipper had been turned off. It was against the rules. But as soon as his driver and fireman left, there was trouble.

Filthy Rich arrived to pick up coal. He bumped into the coal changelings and the coal changelings bumped into Pipsqueak. Pipsqueak was pushed onto the loading ramp."

Pipsqueak: "Help!"

Narrator: "Cried Pipsqueak.

Pipsqueak was hoisted up, tipped over and brought back down again.

After Pipsqueak was loaded back onto the ground, the manager was very cross."

Manager: "You have caused confusion and delay!"

Narrator: "He said."

Manager: "I'll have to report this to Hoity Toity."

Narrator: "That night, Hoity Toity spoke severely to Pipsqueak."

Hoity Toity: "I'm very disappointed in you, Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "He said."

Hoity Toity: "You know it's against the rules to go onto the tipper's loading ramp."

Pipsqueak: "Sorry, sir."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak said sadly."

Pipsqueak: "But it wasn't my fault. It's because those rude fillies made me a middle animals."

Hoity Toity: "Never the less, you will arrange changelings in the yard until I can get to the bottom of this."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Pah!"

Narrator: "Said Cranky, thinking of what he can hear."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "I can handle those fillies with scratched legs and a busted body!"

Hoity Toity: "Then you will do Pipsqueak's run to the smelter."

Narrator: "Said Hoity Toity."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Yes, sir."

Narrator: "Said Cranky.

The next day, Cranky arrived at the smelter. He was determined to be tricked by Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon."

Diamond Tiara: "Hello, Cranky."

Narrator: "Said Diamond Tiara."

Diamond Tiara: "Come to learn a thing or two from those who know?"

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Just get my changelings ready and stay out of my way!"

Narrator: "Huffed Cranky importantly."

Silver Spoon: "Yes, sir."

Narrator: "Silver Spoon chimed greasily.

Cranky cheerfully backed up to his changelings. He was certain he had fooled Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, but he was wrong."

Diamond Tiara: "Little brown piggy in the middle!"

Narrator: "Chortled Diamond Tiara."

Silver Spoon: "Just like Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "Jeered Silver Spoon."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "I am not like Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "Puffed Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "I'm not a middle animal and I'm not moving."

Narrator: "And he didn't.

When Hoity Toity heard the news, he sent Pipsqueak to fetch Cranky. This made Pipsqueak happy.

He buffered up to Cranky and took him, along with all the changelings, to the docks."

Manager: "Right on time."

Narrator: "Said the manager."

Manager: "But what is that big brown donkey doing in the middle?"

Pipsqueak: "Learning."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak replied."

Manager: "Learning what?"

Pipsqueak: "Learning to be a middle animal."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak laughed. Cranky covered himself in steam hoping no one would recognize him, but it was no good. There was only one big brown donkey in Ponyville, and everyone knows his name is Cranky!"

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