Spike's Buffaloes, re-titled A Big Day for Spike for American audiences, is the fifth episode of Spike the Dragon and Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Thomas' Train/A Big Day for Thomas.


  • Spike as Thomas
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon
  • Filthy Rich as Henry
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Shining Armor as Edward (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


Narrator: "Spike the Dragon was grumbling to the other animals."

Spike: "I spend my time pulling buffaloes about, ready for you to take out on journeys."

Narrator: "The other animals laughed."

Spike: "Why can't I take passengers, too?"

Big Macintosh: "You're too impatient."

Narrator: "They said."

Big Macintosh: "You'd be sure to leave something behind."

Spike: "Rubbish!"

Narrator: "Said Spike."

Spike: "I'll show you."

Narrator: "One night, he and Filthy Rich were alone. Filthy Rich was ill. The men worked hard, but he didn't get better.

He felt just as bad next morning. Filthy Rich usually took the first passengers, and Spike had to get his buffaloes ready."

Spike: "If Filthy Rich is ill,"

Narrator: "He thought."

Spike: Perhaps I shall take his buffaloes."

Narrator: "Spike ran to find the buffaloes."

Spike: "Come along, come along!"

Narrator: "He fussed."

Buffaloes: "There's plenty of time, there's plenty of time."

Narrator: "They grumbled.

Spike took them to the platform, and wanted to run around in front at once.

But his driver wouldn't let him."

Spike's Driver: "Don't be impatient, Spike!"

Narrator: "Spike waited and waited.

People got on board, the conductor and stationmaster walked up and down, the porter secured the buffaloes, and still, Filthy Rich didn't come. Spike got more and more excited.

Hoity Toity came to see what was the matter, and the conductor and the stationmaster told him about Filthy Rich."

Hoity Toity: "Find another animal."

Narrator: "He ordered."

Conductor and Stationmaster: "There's only Spike."

Narrator: "They said."

Hoity Toity: "You'll have to do it then, Spike. Be quick now."

Narrator: "So Spike ran round to the front and back down on the buffaloes ready to start."

Spike's Driver: "Let's not be impatient, Spike."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Spike's Driver: "We'll wait till' everything is ready."

Narrator: "But Spike was too excited to listen.

What happened then, nobody knows. Perhaps the first buffalo forgot to grab Spike, or perhaps Spike was given the signal by mistake. Anyhow, Spike started without his buffaloes. As they passed the first signal tower, men waved and shouted, but he didn't stop."

Spike: "They're waving because I'm such a splendid dragon.

Narrator: "He thought importantly."

Spike: "Filthy Rich says it's hard to pull buffaloes, but I think it's easy.

Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "He puffed, pretending to be like Big Mac."

Spike: "People have never seen me taking passengers before. It's nice of them to wave."

Narrator: "And he whistled."

Spike: "Thank you."

Narrator: "Then he came to a signal at 'Danger'."

Spike: "Bother!"

Narrator: "He said."

Spike: "I must stop, and I was going so nicely, too! What a nuisance signals are."

Narrator: "He blew an angry whistle.

The signalman ran up."

Signalman: "Hello, Spike."

Narrator: "He said."

Signalman: "What are you doing here?"

Spike: "I'm pulling buffaloes."

Narrator: "Said Spike."

Spike: "Can't you see?"

Signalman: "Where are your buffaloes, then?"

Narrator: "Spike looked back."

Spike: "Why, bless me!"

Narrator: "He said."

Spike: "If we haven't left them behind!"

Signalman: "Yes."

Narrator: "Said the signalman."

Signalman: "You'd better go back quickly and fetch them."

Narrator: "Poor Spike was so sad, he nearly cried.

Spike's Driver: "Cheer up."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Spike's Driver: "Let's go back quickly and try again."

Narrator: "At the station, all the passengers were talking at once. They were telling Hoity Toity what a bad place Ponyville was. But when Spike came back, they saw how sad he was, and couldn't be cross.

He held on to the buffaloes, and this time he really pulled them.

Afterwards, the other animals laughed at Spike and said,"

Filthy Rich and Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Look, there's Spike, who wanted to take some passengers, but forgot about the buffaloes!"

Narrator: "But Spike had already learned not to make the same mistake again."

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