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Pipsqueak, Cranky and the Fruitful Day is the twenty-fifth episode of the third season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the seventy-seventh episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Percy, James and the Fruitful Day.

Cast

  • Spike as Thomas
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Pipsqueak as Percy
  • Apple Bloom as Annie
  • Sweetie Belle as Clarabel
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Shining Armor as Edward (cameo)
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (cameo)
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon (cameo)
  • Soarin as Duck (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves

Transcript

Narrator: "It was a splendid morning in Ponyville.

Cranky Doodle Donkey was feeling very pleased with himself. His brown fur gleamed in the sunshine as he sped along the path. He reached the junction just as Pipsqueak puffed in with some changelings. Cranky was surprised to see him.

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "What are you doing here, Pipsqueak? You should be at the station by now."

Pipsqueak: "I know."

Narrator: "Sighed Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "These changelings have been troublesome all morning."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "That's no excuse, Pipsqueak. Nothing should stop us. Hoity Toity relies on us to be on time. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be on my way."

Narrator: "And Cranky puffed importantly away."

Pipsqueak: "Bossy Hoof!"

Narrator: "Muttered Pipsqueak.

Cranky arrived at the harbor. It was market day. The harbor yard was filled with the sweet smell of fruit from faraway lands. The fruit was delivered in big ships. Cranky watched the strawberries, oranges, melons, and bananas were carefully loaded into his changelings. Then he set off to the station on the main road.

On the way, he met Spike."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Really reliable, that's me!"

Narrator: "Panted Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Pity the same can't be said for Pipsqueak. Goodbye!"

Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle: "What was all that about?"

Narrator: "Gasped Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle."

Spike: "That was trouble. Trouble for Cranky. Just wait and see."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak was back in the yard, and busy tackling. He had the changelings in good order, and was making up for lost time.

But the stationmaster had bad news.

Pipsqueak's Driver: "What's happened?"

Narrator: "Asked Pipsqueak's Driver."

Stationmaster: "Cranky's hooves have jammed. We need Pipsqueak's help right away."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak quickly set off to the rescue.

Cranky was stuck on the path, and looking glum. Pipsqueak couldn't help laughing."

Pipsqueak: "Got yourself in a jam, eh, Cranky? A sticky situation?"

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Be quiet! It's not funny having jammed hooves."

Pipsqueak: "And not very reliable, either. I'm surprised you let it happen, Cranky. Nothing should stop us animals."

Pipsqueak's Driver: "That's enough, Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Pipsqueak's Driver: "Can you push these changelings?"

Pipsqueak: "Of course I can. There's no time to lose. Cranky's done too much of that already."

Narrator: "Cranky angrily hissed steam as Pipsqueak was coupled to the changelings."

Pipsqueak: "Off we go!"

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "I'll have to go fast to get there in time. Those big donkeys are so unreliable."

Pipsqueak's Driver: "Be careful, Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "Called his driver, but Pipsqueak was in a hurry.

He didn't see that the sign had failed, and that he had been diverted into a siding.

Pipsqueak's Driver: "Look out, Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "Shouted his driver, and applied the brakes, but it was too late!

(CRASH!)

The driver and fireman had jumped clear, but squashed fruit squirted all over Pipsqueak.

Hoity Toity arrived."

Hoity Toity: "Pipsqueak, you are not to blame for the sign failure, but I do not run a jam factory!"

Pipsqueak: "Yes sir, no sir!"

Narrator: "And Pipsqueak squelched sadly away.

That night, the library was silent. Cranky and Pipsqueak felt very sorry for themselves. At last, Spike spoke."

Spike: "You know,"

Narrator: "He said to no one in particular,"

Spike: "There's more than one way to get jammed. We all learned that today."

Narrator: "Still, there was silence."

Spike: "What's more. We also learned that sometimes when animals help each other out of a..'jam', things can still go wrong.

Narrator: "'So?', said a voice."

Spike: "So, that means we learned a lot today. And there for..."

Narrator: "Then came a chorus."

Other Animals: "We're really useful animals after all!"

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