Pipsqueak and the Signal is the seventh episode of the second season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the thirty-third episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Percy and the Signal.


  • Big Macintosh as Gordon
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Pipsqueak as Percy
  • Spike as Thomas (does not speak)
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
  • Shining Armor as Edward (cameo)
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


Narrator: "Pipsqueak works in the yard at the big station.

He loves playing jokes, but they can get him into trouble.

One morning, he was very cheeky indeed."

Pipsqueak: "Hurry up, Big Mac, the buffaloes are ready!"

Narrator: "Big Mac thought he was late."

Pipsqueak: "Ha ha ha!"

Narrator: "Laughed Pipsqueak, and showed him a line of dirty changelings.

Big Macintosh thought how to get back at Pipsqueak for teasing him.

Next, it was Cranky's turn."

Pipsqueak: "Stay in the house today, Cranky. Hoity Toity will come and see you."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Ah,"

Narrator: "Thought Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Hoity Toity knows I'm a fine donkey. He wants me to deliver a special."

Narrator: "Cranky's driver and fireman could not make him move. The other animals grumbled dreadfully. They had to do Cranky's work as well as their own.

At last, the inspector arrived."

Inspector: "Show a hoof, Cranky. You can't stay here all day."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Hoity Toity told me to stay here. He sent a message this morning."

Inspector: "He did not. How could he? He's away for a week."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Oh!"

Narrator: "Said Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Oh! Where's Pipsqueak?"

Narrator: "Pipsqueak had wisely disappeared.

When Hoity Toity came back, he was cross with Cranky and Pipsqueak for causing so much trouble.

But the very next day, Pipsqueak was still being cheeky."

Pipsqueak: "I say, you animals, I'm to take some changelings to Spike's junction. Hoity Toity chose me especially. He must know I'm a really useful filly."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "More likely, he wants you out the way."

Narrator: "Grunted Cranky.

Big Mac looked across to Cranky. They were going to play a trick on Pipsqueak."

Big Macintosh: "Cranky and I were just speaking about signals at the junction. We can't be too careful about signals, but then, I needn't say that to a really useful filly like you, Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak felt flattered."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "We have spoken of backing signals."

Narrator: "Put in Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "They need extra special care, you know. Would you like me to explain?"

Pipsqueak: "No thank you, Cranky."

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "I know all about signals."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak was a little worried."

Pipsqueak: "I wonder what backing signals are."

Narrator: "He thought."

Pipsqueak: "Never mind, I'll manage."

Narrator: "He puffed crossly to his changelings, and felt better.

He came to a signal."

Pipsqueak: "Bother! It's at 'Danger'."

Narrator: "The signal moved to show 'Line Clear'. Its arm moved up, instead of down. Pipsqueak had never seen that sort of signal before."

Pipsqueak: "Down means 'Go', and up means 'Stop', so upper still must mean 'Go Back'. I know! It's one of those backing signals."

Pipsqueak's Driver: "Come on, Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Pipsqueak's Driver: "Off we go. Stop! You're going the wrong way!"

Pipsqueak: "But it's a backing signal!"

Narrator: "Pipsqueak protested, and told him about Big Mac and Cranky. The driver laughed, and explained."

Pipsqueak: "Oh, dear."

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "Let's start quickly before they see us."

Narrator: "He was too late. Big Mac saw everything.

That night, the big animals talked about signals.

They thought the subject was funny. Pipsqueak thought they were being very silly."

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