Shining Armor's Exploit is the twenty-third episode of the second season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the forty-ninth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Edward's Exploit.
- Shining Armor as Edward
- Filthy Rich as Henry
- Big Macintosh as Gordon
- Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
- Soarin as Duck
- Fancy Pants as BoCo
- Snips as Bill (does not speak)
- Snails as Ben (does not speak)
- Angel as Bertie (does not speak)
- Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
Narrator: "Angel the Rabbit was giving some visitors a tour of Ponyville.
It was their last afternoon, and Shining Armor was preparing to take them to meet Snips and Snails. He found it hard to start the heavy buffaloes."
Filthy Rich: "Did you see him straining?"
Narrator: "Asked Filthy Rich."
Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Positively painful."
Narrator: "Remarked Cranky."
Big Macintosh: "Just pathetic!"
Narrator: "Grunted Big Macintosh."
Big Macintosh: "He should give up and be preserved before it's too late."
Soarin: "Shut up!"
Narrator: "Burst out Soarin."
Soarin: "You're all jealous. Shining Armor's better than any of you."
Fancy Pants: "You're right, Soarin."
Narrator: "Said Fancy Pants."
Fancy Pants: "Shining Armor's old, but he'll surprise us all."
Shining Armor: "I've done it! We're off! I've done it! We're off!"
Narrator: "Said Shining Armor as he finally puffed out of the station.
Snips and Snails were delighted to see the visitors. They loved being photographed. Later, they took the party to the China Clay Works in a cart special.
Everyone had a splendid time, and the visitors were most impressed.
Then Shining Armor took the visitors home.
On the way, the weather changed. Wind and rain buffeted Shining Armor. His sand box failed, and his fireman went in front dropping sand on the road by hand.
Suddenly, Shining Armor's hooves slipped fiercely, and with a shrieking crack, something broke. The crew inspected the damage. Repairs took some time."
Shining Armor's Driver: "One of your horseshoes broke, Shining Armor."
Narrator: "Said his driver."
Shining Armor's Driver: "We've taken your other horseshoes off. Now you're like an old-fashioned unicorn. Can you get these people home? They must start back tonight."
Shining Armor: "I'll try, sir."
Narrator: "Promised Shining Armor. Shining Armor puffed and pulled his hardest, but his hooves kept slipping and he could not start the heavy buffaloes. The passengers were anxious. The driver, fireman and conductor went along the train making adjustments between the coaches."
Shining Armor's Driver: "We've loosened the couplings, Shining Armor. Now you can pick your buffaloes up one by one, just as you do with changelings."
Shining Armor: "That'll be much easier."
Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."
Shining Armor: "Come on!"
Narrator: "He puffed, and moved cautiously forward. The first buffalo moving helped to start the second, and the second helped the third."
Shining Armor: "I've done it! I've done it!"
Narrator: "Puffed Shining Armor."
Shining Armor's Driver: "Steady, boy!"
Narrator: "Warned his driver."
Shining Armor's Driver: "Well done, boy! You've got them! You've got them!"
Narrator: "And he listened happily to Shining Armor's steady beat as he forged slowly but surely ahead.
At last, battered, weary, but unbeaten, Shining Armor steamed in. Filthy Rich was waiting for the visitors with the special wagon."
Shining Armor: "Peep! Peep!"
Narrator: "Hoity Toity angrily pointed to clock, but excited passengers cheered and thanked Shining Armor, his driver and fireman.
Soarin and Fancy Pants saw to it that Shining Armor was left in peace. Big Mac and Cranky remained respectfully silent."