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Spike and His Friends' Ponyville Stories is Pikachufreak's Spike and Friends Spoof to Thomas and His Friends' Sodor Stories, a fan-made video released in 1998. It is composed of one Season 1 episode and nine Season 2 episodes narrated by the late George Carlin.

Cast

  • Spike as Thomas (Cathy Weseluck)
  • Shining Armor as Edward (Andrew Francis)
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (Brian Drummond)
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon (Peter New)
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James (Richard Newman)
  • Pipsqueak as Percy (William Lawerson)
  • Braeburn as Toby (Michael Daingerfield)
  • Soarin as Duck
  • Night Light as Donald
  • Hondo Flanks as Douglas
  • Snips & Snails as Bill & Ben
  • Fancy Pants as BoCo
  • Gilda as Daisy
  • Angel as Bertie
  • Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle as Annie and Clarabel
  • Scootaloo as Henrietta
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt

Episodes

  1. Whistles and Sneezes
  2. Angel's Chase
  3. Pipsqueak and The Signal
  4. Night Light and Hondo Flanks
  5. The Deputation
  6. Gilda
  7. Pipsqueak's Predicament
  8. The Celebrity Ponysel
  9. Wrong Road
  10. Shining Armor's Exploit

Transcript

Whistles and Sneezes

Narrator: "Big Macintosh was cross."

Big Macintosh: "Why should Filthy Rich have a new shape?"

Narrator: "He grumbled."

Big Macintosh: "A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful!

And there's another thing; Filthy Rich whistles too much! No respectable animal ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it!"

Narrator: "Poor Filthy Rich didn't feel happy anymore."

Pipsqueak: "Never mind."

Narrator: "Whispered Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling."

Big Macintosh: "Goodbye, Filthy Rich."

Narrator: "Called Big Mac."

Big Macintosh: "We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said."

Narrator: "Later, Filthy Rich stopped at Shining Armor's station."

Shining Armor: "Hello, Filthy Rich."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday."

Filthy Rich: "Thank you, Shining Armor."

Narrator: "Smiled Filthy Rich."

Filthy Rich: "Shhh. Can you hear something?"

Shining Armor: "It sounds like Big Mac."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "And it ought to be Big Mac. But Big Mac never whistles like that."

Narrator: "It was Big Mac. He came rushing down the hill at a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Filthy Rich, and he didn't look at Shining Armor. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared."

Shining Armor: "Well."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Filthy Rich: "It isn't wrong."

Narrator: "Chuckled Filthy Rich."

Filthy Rich: "But we just don't do it."

Narrator: "And he told Shining Armor what Big Mac had said.

Meanwhile, Big Mac screeched along the road. The noise was awful.

At the station, everyone covered their ears. Hoity Toity covered his ears too."

Hoity Toity: "Take him away!"

Narrator: "He bellowed."

Hoity Toity: "And stop that noise!"

Narrator: "Big Mac walked sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters knocked his whistle in place.

That night, Big Mac slunked into the library. He was glad it was empty."

Filthy Rich: "It isn't wrong."

Narrator: "Murmured Filthy Rich to no one in particular."

Filthy Rich: "But we just don't do it."

Narrator: "No one mentioned whistles.

Next morning, Filthy Rich was enjoying himself enormously."

Filthy Rich: "I feel so well, I feel so well."

Narrator: "He sang."

Buffaloes: "Trickety-trock, trickety-trock."

Narrator: "Hummed his buffaloes.

Then he saw some boys on a bridge."

Filthy Rich: "Peep, peep! Hello."

Narrator: "He whistled."

Filthy Rich: "Oh!"

Narrator: "He called. The boys didn't wave and take his cutie mark. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead."

Buffaloes: "They hurt us, they hurt us!"

Narrator: "Cried the buffaloes.

The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross."

Passengers: "Call the police!"

Filthy Rich's Driver: "No!"

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Leave it to Filthy Rich and me."

Passengers: "What will you do?"

Narrator: "They asked."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Can you keep a secret?"

Passengers: "Yes, yes."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Well then."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Filthy Rich is going to sneeze at those boys."

Narrator: "Lots of people were waiting at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Filthy Rich has plenty of dust."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Please duck down until we've passed the bridge. Filthy Rich is as excited as we are, aren't you old fellow?"

Narrator: "Filthy Rich felt more stuffed up than excited.

Soon they could see the boys, and they all had stones."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Are you ready, Filthy Rich?"

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Sneeze hard when I tell you.

Now!"

Narrator: "He said."

Filthy Rich: "Ah-choo!"

Filthy Rich's Driver: "Well done, Filthy Rich!"

Narrator: "Laughed his driver.

Filthy Rich went home hoping that next time he saw Big Mac and the boys, they would have learned not to be so mean."

Angel's Chase

Narrator: "One morning, Shining Armor was waiting to pick up passengers from Spike."

Shining Armor: "Peep! Peep! We're late. Where is Spike? He doesn't usually make us wait."

Shining Armor's Fireman: "Oh dear. What can the matter be?"

Narrator: "Sang the fireman."

Shining Armor's Fireman: "Johnny's so long at..."

Shining Armor's Driver: "Never you mind about Johnny!"

Narrator: "Laughed the driver."

Shining Armor's Driver: "Just you climb up on top and look for Spike.

Can you see him?"

Shining Armor's Fireman: "No."

Narrator: "Replied the fireman."

Shining Armor's Fireman: "There's Angel in a terroring hurry. No need to bother with him though. Likely, he's on a coach tour or something."

Narrator: "He clambered down."

Angel: "Stop, stop! I've got Spike's passengers!"

Narrator: "Wailed Angel, roaring up to the gates. It was no good. Shining Armor was gone."

Angel: "Bother!"

Narrator: "Said Angel."

Angel: "Bother Spike's fireman not coming to work today. Why did I promise to help the passengers catch their ride?"

Angel's Driver: "That will do, Angel."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Angel's Driver: "A promise is a promise and we must keep it."

Angel: "I'll catch Shining Armor or bust."

Narrator: "Said Angel."

Angel: "Oh my feet."

Narrator: "He groaned, toiling up the hill."

Angel: "I'll never be the same rabbit again. Hurray! Hurray! I see him."

Narrator: "Cheered Angel as he reached the top."

Angel: "Oh, no! Shining Armor's at the station. No, he's stopped at a crossing. Hurray! Hurray!"

Narrator: "Angel tore down the hill."

Passengers: "Well done, Angel!"

Narrator: "Shouted his passengers."

Passengers: "Go it!"

Narrator: "Angel skidded into the yard."

Angel: "Wait! Wait!"

Narrator: "Cried Angel. He was just in time to see Shining Armor leave."

Angel: "I'm sorry."

Narrator: "Said Angel."

Passengers: "Never mind."

Narrator: "Said the passengers."

Passengers: "After him quickly. Third time lucky, you know. Do you think we'll catch him at the next station, driver?"

Angel's Driver: "There's a good chance."

Narrator: "Replied the driver."

Angel's Driver: "Our road keeps close to the pony path, and we can climb hills better than Shining Armor. I'll just make sure."

Narrator: "He spoke to the station master. Angel and the passengers waited impatiently."

Angel's Driver: "Yes, we'll do it this time."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Passengers: "Hurray!"

Narrator: "Cried the passengers as Angel chased after Shining Armor once more."

Buffaloes: "The hill is too steep! This hill is too steep!"

Narrator: "Grumbled the buffaloes as Shining Armor snorted in front. They reached the top at last and ran smoothly into the station."

Shining Armor: "Peep!"

Narrator: "Whistled Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "Get in quickly, please."

Narrator: "The conductor blew the whistle, and Shining Armor's driver looked back. But the flag didn't wave. Then he heard Angel. Everything seemed to happen at once. And the station master told the conductor and driver what had happened."

Shining Armor: "I'm sorry about the chase, Angel."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Angel: "My fault."

Narrator: "Replied Angel."

Angel: "Late at junction...you didn't know...about Spike's passengers."

Shining Armor: "Goodbye, Angel. We're off."

Narrator: "Whistled Shining Armor."

Passengers: Three cheers for Angel!"

Narrator: "Called the passengers. Angel raced back to tell Spike that all was well."

Spike: "Thank you, Angel, for keeping your promise."

Narrator: "Said Spike."

Spike: "You're a very good friend indeed."

Pipsqueak and The Signal

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."

Night Light and Hondo Flanks

Narrator: "Night Light and Hondo Flanks are unicorns, and have arrived from Canterlot to help Hoity Toity, but only one unicorn had been expected. The unicorns meant well, but did cause confusion. Hoity Toity had given them numbers; Night Light 9, and Hondo Flanks 10, but he was still planning to send one unicorn home.

There was a pony named Dr. Caballeron in the yard that had taken a dislike to Hondo. Things always went wrong when he had to take him out. His work was late, and he was blamed. Hondo began to worry.

Night Light was angry."

Night Light: "You're a muckle nuisance!"

Narrator: "Said Night Light."

Night Light: "It's to leave you behind I'd be wanting!"

Dr. Caballeron: "You can't."

Narrator: "Said Dr. Caballeron."

Dr. Caballeron: "I'm essential."

Night Light: "Och! Are you?"

Narrator: "Night Light burst out."

Night Light: "You're nothing but a screechin' and a noise when all's said and done. Spite Hondo, would you? Take that!"

Dr. Caballeron: "Oh! Ow ow!"

Narrator: "Cried Dr. Caballeron."

Night Light: "There's more coming, should you misbehave."

Narrator: "Dr. Caballeron behaved better after that. Until one day, Night Light had an accident.

The road was slippery. He couldn't stop in time."

(CRASH!)

"Night Light wasn't hurt, but Hoity Toity was most annoyed."

Hoity Toity: "I am disappointed, Night Light. I did not expect such, um... clumsiness from you.

I have decided to send Hondo Flanks back and keep you."

Night Light: "I'm sorry, sir."

Narrator: "Said Night Light."

Hoity Toity: "I should think so, too. You have upset my arrangements. Now Cranky Doodle Donkey will have to help with the goods work, while you are mended. Cranky won't like that."

Narrator: "Hoity Toity was right. Cranky grumbled dreadfully."

Hondo Flanks: "Anyone would think,"

Narrator: "Said Hondo."

Hondo Flanks: "That Night Light had his accident on purpose.

I heard tell about a donkey and some tar barrels."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Shut up!"

Narrator: "Said Cranky."

Cranky: "It's not funny!"

Narrator: "He didn't like to be reminded of his own accident."

Hondo Flanks: "Well, well, well,"

Narrator: "Said Hondo,"

Hondo Flanks: "Surely, Cranky, it wasn't you. You didn't say!"

Narrator: "Cranky didn't say. He slouched sulkily away."

Dr. Caballeron: "Cranky is cross."

Narrator: "Snickered Dr. Caballeron."

Dr. Caballeron: "We'll try to make him crosser still."

Changelings: "Hold back!"

Narrator: "Giggled the changelings to each other.

Cranky did his best, but he was exhausted when they reached Shining Armor's station.

Luckily, Hondo Flanks was there."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Help me up the hill, please."

Narrator: "Panted Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "These changelings are playing tricks."

Hondo Flanks: "We'll show them!"

Narrator: "Said Hondo.

Slowly but surely, the snorting animals forced the changelings up the hill, but Cranky was losing breath."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "I can't do it! I can't do it!"

Hondo Flanks: "Leave it to me!"

Narrator: "Shouted Hondo Flanks.

The guard was anxious."

Guard: "Go steady! Dr. Caballeron's breaking!"

Narrator: "Dr. Caballeron was in pieces.

No one had been hurt, and soon Shining Armor came to clear the mess. Hoity Toity was on board."

Hoity Toity: "I might have known it would be Hondo Flanks!"

Narrator: "He said."

Shining Armor: "Hondo was grand, sir."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "Cranky had no breath left, but Hondo worked hard enough for three. I heard him from my yard."

Hoity Toity: "Two would have been enough."

Narrator: "Said Hoity Toity."

Hoity Toity: "I want to be fair, Hondo, but... I don't know. I really don't know."

Narrator: "Hoity Toity was making up his mind about which unicorn to send away. But that's another story."

The Deputation

Narrator: "Snow came early to Ponyville. It was heavier than usual. Most animals hate snow. Night Light and Hondo Flanks were used to it. Back to back, with a cart behind them and a shovel for each of them, they set to work. They puffed backwards and forwards, patrolling the roads.

Generally, the snow slipped away easily, but sometimes they found deeper drifts.

Presently, they came to a drift which was larger than most. They charged it, and were just backing for another try, when..."

Filthy Rich: "Help! Help!"

Hondo Flanks: "Lorsh sakes, Night Light! It's Filthy Rich!

Don't worry yourself, Filthy Rich! Wait a while, we'll have you out!"

Narrator: "Filthy Rich was very grateful. He saw all was not well. The unicorns were looking glum. They told him Hoity Toity was making a decision."

Night Light and Hondo Flanks: "He'll send us away for sure!"

Pipsqueak: "It's a shame!"

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Big Macintosh: "A lot of nonsense about a broken signal box."

Narrator: "Grumbled Big Macintosh."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "That Dr. Caballeron, too."

Narrator: "Put in Cranky."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Good riddance, That's what I say."

Filthy Rich: "The unicorns were splendid in the snow."

Narrator: "Added Filthy Rich."

Filthy Rich: "It isn't fair!"

Narrator: "They all agreed that something must be done, but none knew what.

Pipsqueak decided to talk to Shining Armor about it."

Shining Armor: "What you need,"

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor,"

Shining Armor: "Is a deputation."

Narrator: "He explained what that was.

Pipsqueak ran back quickly."

Pipsqueak: "Shining Armor says we need... a, a depot station!"

Big Macintosh: "Of course."

Narrator: "Said Big Mac."

Big Macintosh: "The question is.."

Filthy Rich: "What is a... desperation?"

Narrator: "Asked Filthy Rich."

Pipsqueak: "It's when animals tell Hoity Toity something's wrong."

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Soarin: "Did you say 'Tell Hoity Toity?'"

Narrator: "Asked Soarin thoughtfully.

There was a long silence."

Big Macintosh: "I propose,"

Narrator: "Said Big Mac."

Big Macintosh: "That Pipsqueak be our... um... disputation."

Pipsqueak: "Me?"

Narrator: "Squeaked Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "I can't!"

Filthy Rich: "Rubbish, Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "Said Filthy Rich."

Filthy Rich: "It's easy.

Big Macintosh: "That's settled, then."

Narrator: "Grumbled Big Mac.

Poor Pipsqueak wished it wasn't."

Hoity Toity: "Hello, Pipsqeauk. It's nice to be back."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak jumped."

Pipsqueak: "Uh, uh, yes sir, yes Sir, please sir."

Hoity Toity: "You look nervous, Pipsqueak. What's the matter."

Pipsqueak: "Please sir, uh, they've, they've made me a desperation, sir. Uh, to speak to you, sir. I don't like it, sir."

Narrator: "Hoity Toity pondered."

Hoity Toity: "Do you mean a deputation, Pipsqueak?"

Pipsqueak: "Yes, sir, please, sir. Uh, it's Night Light and Hondo Flanks. They say, sir, that if you send them away, sir, well, they'll be killed, Sir. That would be dreadful, sir. Uh, please, sir, don't send them away."

Hoity Toity: "Thank you, Pipsqueak. That will do."

Narrator: "Later, Hoity Toity spoke to the animals."

Hoity Toity: "I've had a... a deputation. I understand your feelings and I've given a lot of thought to the matter."

Narrator: "He paused impressively."

Hoity Toity: "Night Light and Hondo Flanks, I hear that your work in the snow was good. You shall each have some new clothes."

Narrator: "The unicorns were surprised."

Night Light and Hondo Flanks: "Thank you, sir."

Hoity Toity: "But your clothes will have your names printed on them. We'll have no more mistakes."

Night Light and Hondo Flanks: "Thank you, sir. Uh, does, does this mean that the both of us..."

Narrator: "Hoity Toity smiled."

Hoity Toity: "It means..."

Narrator: "But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles."

(All the animals cheer and whistle)

Narrator: "The unicorns were here to stay."

Gilda

Narrator: "Pipsqueak and Braeburn were worried. Spike's recent accident had caused a great deal of trouble, and Hoity Toity was waiting for them with important news."

Hoity Toity: "Here is Gilda, the Griffon, who has come to help while Spike is... indisposed."

Pipsqueak: "Please, sir, will she go when Spike comes back, Sir?"

Hoity Toity: "That depends."

Narrator: "Said Hoity Toity."

Hoity Toity: "Meanwhile, however long she stays, I hope you will both make her welcome and comfortable."

Pipsqueak and Braeburn: "Yes, sir. We'll try, sir."

Narrator: "Said the ponies."

Hoity Toity: "Good. Run along now and show her the library. She will want to rest after her journey."

Narrator: "Gilda was not easy to please. She shuddered at the library"

Gilda: "This is dreadfully smelly. I'm highly sprung, and anything smelly is bad for my swerves."

Narrator: "Next, they tried the filly shed."

Gilda: "This is better,"

Narrator: "Said Gilda,"

Gilda: "But whatever is that rubbish?"

Narrator: "The 'rubbish' turned out to be Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo, who were most offended."

Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo: "We won't stay here to be insulted!"

Narrator: "They fumed.

Pipsqueak and Braeburn had to take them away and spend half the night soothing their hurt feelings.

The ponies woke next morning, feeling exhausted. Gilda, on the other hand, felt bright and cheerful."

Gilda: "Oooh! Oooh!"

Narrator: "She tooted, as she came out of the yard and back to the station."

Gilda: "Look at me,"

Narrator: "She purred to the passengers."

Gilda: "I'm the latest griffon; highly sprung and right up to date. You won't want Spike's bumpy old Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle now."

Narrator: "The passengers waited for Gilda to start, but she didn't.

She saw that a milk churn was about to be handed to her, and was most indignant."

Gilda: "Do they expect me to carry that?"

Gilda's Driver: "Surely,"

Narrator: "Said her driver."

Gilda's Driver: "You can carry one churn."

Gilda: "I won't!"

Narrator: "Said Gilda."

Gilda: "Pipsqueak can do it! He loves messing about with changelings."

Narrator: "She began to shudder violently."

Gilda's Driver: "Nonsense!"

Narrator: "Said her driver."

Gilda's Driver: "Come on now, back down!"

Narrator: "Gilda lurched backwards. She was so cross, that she blew a fuse."

Gilda: "Told you!"

Narrator: "She said, and stopped.

Everyone argued with her, but it was no use."

Gilda: "It's fitter's order."

Passengers: "What is?"

Gilda: "My fitter's a very nice man. He comes every week, and examines me carefully. 'Gilda', He says, 'Never, never carry. You're highly sprung, and carrying is bad for your swerves.'

So that's how it is!"

Narrator: "Finished Gilda."

Stationmaster: "Stuff and nonsense!"

Narrator: "Said the stationmaster."

Shunter: "I can't understand."

Narrator: "Said the shunter."

Shunter: "Whatever made Hoity Toity send us such a feeble..."

Gilda: "Feeble? Feeble?!"

Narrator: "Spluttered Gilda."

Gilda: "Let me..."

Passengers: "Stop arguing!"

Narrator: "Grumbled the passengers."

Passengers: "We're late already."

Narrator: "So they took away the churn, and Gilda purred away feeling very pleased with herself. She could now enjoy her journey."

Gilda: "That's a good story."

Narrator: "She chuckled."

Gilda: "I'll do just what work I choose, and no more!"

Narrator: "But she said it to herself."

Pipsqueak's Predicament

Narrator: "Gilda the Griffon's work in the countryside was full of surprises, but she was frightened of bulls and cows, and she remained very lazy and stubborn.

One day, Braeburn brought Scootaloo to the station where Pipsqueak was grumpily shunting."

Braeburn: "Hello, Pipsqueak. I see Gilda's left the milk behind again."

Pipsqueak: "I'll have to make a special journey with it, I suppose. Anyone would think I'd nothing to do!"

Narrator: "Grumbled Pipsqueak."

Braeburn: "Tell you what,"

Narrator: "Replied Braeburn."

Braeburn: "I'll take the milk, you fetch my changelings."

Narrator: "The drivers and stationmaster agreed.

Pipsqueak had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the changelings about."

Pipsqueak: "Hurry along!"

Narrator: "He said.

The changelings grumbled to each other."

Changelings: "This is Braeburn's place! Pipsqueak's got no right to poke his head in here and push us around."

Narrator: "They whispered and passed the word.

Changelings: "Pay Pipsqueak back! Pay Pipsqueak back!"

Pipsqueak: "Come along,"

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "No nonsense!"

Changelings: "We'll give him nonsense!"

Narrator: "Giggled the Changelings.

But they followed so quietly, that Pipsqueak thought they were under control.

Suddenly, they saw a notice ahead;

All animals stop to pin down brakes."

Pipsqueak: "Peep peep! Brakes, conductor, please!"

Narrator: "But before he could check them, the changelings surged ahead."

Changelings: "On! On!"

Narrator: "They yelled."

Pipsqueak: "Help! Help!"

Narrator: "Whistled Pipsqueak.

The man on duty rushed to warn traffic with his red flag, but was too late to switch Pipsqueak to the runaway siding.

Frantically trying to grip the road, Pipsqueak slid into the yard."

Pipsqueak: "Peep peep! Look out!"

(CRASH!)

Narrator: "Pipsqueak's driver and fireman had jumped clear, but Pipsqueak was stranded.

Next day, Hoity Toity arrived. Braeburn and Gilda had helped to clear the wreckage, but Pipsqueak remained on his perch of changelings."

Hoity Toity: "We must now try,"

Narrator: "Said Hoity Toity,"

Hoity Toity: "To run the road with Braeburn and the griffon. You have put us in an awkward predicament, Pipsqueak."

Pipsqueak: "I am sorry, sir."

Narrator: "Said Pipsqueak."

Hoity Toity: "You must stay there until we are ready."

Narrator: "Continued Hoity Toity."

Hoity Toity: "And you really must be more careful with changelings."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak sighed. The changeling groaned beneath his hooves. He quite understood about awkward predicaments.

Hoity Toity spoke severely to Gilda, too."

Hoity Toity: "My animals work hard. I send lazy animals away."

Narrator: "Gilda was ashamed."

Hoity Toity: "However, Braeburn says you worked hard after Pipsqueak's accident, so you shall have another chance."

Gilda: "Thank you, sir."

Narrator: "Said Gilda."

Gilda: "I will work hard. Breaburn says he'll help me."

Hoity Toity: "Excellent. What Braeburn doesn't know about road problems isn't worth knowing. Our Breaburn's an experienced pony."

Narrator: "Next day, Spike came back, and Pipsqueak was sent to be mended.

Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle were delighted to see Spike again, and he took them for a run at once.

All are now friends, and Braeburn has taught Gilda a great deal. She shooed a cow off the line the other day all by herself. That shows you, doesn't it?"

The Celebrity Ponysel

Narrator: "Snips and Snails are little unicorns. Each has a horn, four legs and a tail. Their changelings help them deliver china clay. It is needed for pottery, paint, paper, and many other things.

The unicorns are now kept busy, taking the changelings for animals on the main line, and for ships in the harbor.

One morning, they arranged some changelings, and went away for more.

They returned to find them all gone. The unicorns were most surprised.

Their drivers examined a footprint."

Drivers: "That's a celebrity pony."

Narrator: "They said."

Snips: "It's a what-ll?"

Narrator: "Asked Snips."

Snails: "A Celebrity Ponysel, I think."

Narrator: "Replied Snails."

Snails: "There's a notice about them in our house."

Snips: "Coughs and sneezes spread Celebrity Ponysels."

Snails: "You had a cough in your head yesterday. It's your fault the celebrity ponysel came."

Snips: "It isn't!"

Snails: "It is!"

Drivers: "Stop arguing, you two."

Narrator: "Laughed their drivers."

Drivers: "Let's go and rescue our changelings."

Narrator: "Snips and Snails were horrified."

Snips and Snails: "But the celebrity ponysel will magic us away, like the changelings!"

Drivers: "He won't magic us."

Narrator: "Replied their drivers."

Drivers: "We'll more likely magic him. Listen, he doesn't know your friends, so we'll take away your names and cutie marks, and then this is what we'll do."

Narrator: "Puffing hard, the unicorns set off on their journey to find the rich pony.

They were looking forward to playing tricks on him.

Creeping into the yard, they found the celebrity pony on the siding with the missing changelings. Snails hid behind, but Snips went boldly alongside.

The celebrity pony looked up."

Fancy Pants: "Do you mind?"

Snips: "Yes."

Narrator: "Said Snips."

Snips: "I do. I want my changelings, please."

Fancy Pants: "These are mine."

Narrator: "Said the celebrity pony."

Fancy Pants: "Go away!"

Narrator: "Snips pretended to be frightened."

Snips: "You're a big bully."

Narrator: "He whimpered."

Snips: "You'll be sorry!"

Narrator: "He ran back and hid behind the changelings on the other side.

Snails now came forward."

Snails: "Changeling stealer!"

Narrator: "Hissed Snails. He ran away, too. Snips took his place.

This went on and on until the celebrity pony's eyes nearly popped out."

Fancy Pants: "Stop! You're making me giddy!"

Narrator: "The two unicorns gazed at him."

Fancy Pants: "Are there two of you?"

Snips and Snails: "Yes, we're friends."

Fancy Pants: "I might have known it!"

Narrator: "Just then, Shining Armor bustled up."

Shining Armor: "Snips and Snails, why are you playing here?"

Snips: "We're not playing!"

Narrator: "Protested Snips."

Snails: "We're rescuing our changelings."

Narrator: "Squeaked Snails."

Snails: "Even you don't take our changelings without asking, but this celebrity ponysel did."

Shining Armor: "There's no cause to be rude."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor severely."

Shining Armor: "This celebrity pony is the most important pony in Canterlot."

Narrator: "The unicorns were abashed."

Snips: "We're sorry, Mr., uh..."

Fancy Pants: "Never mind."

Narrator: "The celebrity pony smiled."

Fancy Pants: "Call me Fancy Pants. I'm sorry I didn't understand about the changelings."

Shining Armor: "That's all right, then."

Narrator: "Said Shining Armor."

Shining Armor: "Now off you go, Snips and Snails, fetch Fancy Pants' changelings, then you can take this lot.

There's no real harm in them,"

Narrator: "He said to Fancy Pants."

Shining Armor: "But they're maddening at times."

Narrator: "Fancy Pants chuckled."

Fancy Pants: "Maddening,"

Narrator: "He said."

Fancy Pants: "Is the word."

Wrong Road

Narrator: "Spike's route is important and so is Shining Armor's. But their paths and bridges are not so strong as those on the main road. Hoity Toity does not allow the heavier animals like Big Macintosh to walk on them.

But one day, the way Big Mac was talking, you would have thought Hoity Toity had given this order for quite another reason."

Big Macintosh: "It's not fair!"

Narrator: "Grumbled Big Mac."

Shining Armor: "What isn't fair?"

Narrator: "Ask Shining Armor."

Big Macintosh: "Letting celebrity ponies do farm horses' work."

Shining Armor: "Never mind, Big Mac. I'm sure Fancy Pants will let you take his changelings sometimes."

Narrator: "Big Mac spluttered."

Big Macintosh: "I won't take Fancy Pants's dirty changelings! I won't do celebrity pony work!"

Shining Armor: "Why not? It would be a nice change."

Big Macintosh: "Hoity Toity would never approve."

Narrator: "Huffed Big Mac."

Big Macintosh: "Celebrity pony work is vulgar!"

Narrator: "Big Mac puffed away. Shining Armor chuckled and followed him to the train station.

Every evening the two stallions took two sets of fast buffaloes from the station. Big Mac always leaves first with an express for the main road. Shining Armor follows five minutes later with his buffaloes for the branch road. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Big Mac to start. The fireman looked back towards the back of the line and saw something green waving."

Big Macintosh's Fireman: "Right away, mate!"

Narrator: "He thought the conductor had waved his flag. Big Mac started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the conductor all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross.

To make matters worse, by the time Big Mac had been stopped and brought back, Shining Armor was already late with his buffaloes. So now, he set off first.

But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Shining Armor along the main road. Big Mac was sent along the branch, and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbor.

Next morning, Snips and Snails peeped into the yard. There were no changelings for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Big Mac would be much better fun."

Snips: "What's that?"

Narrator: "Asked Snips."

Snails: "Shh!"

Narrator: "Whispered Snails."

Snails: "It's Big Macintosh."

Snips: "It looks like Big Mac, but it can't be. Big Mac never comes on the branch roads. He thinks them vulgar."

Narrator: "Big Mac pretend he hadn't heard."

Snails: "If it isn't Big Mac,"

Narrator: "Said Snails."

Snails: "It's just a pile of old iron."

Snips: "Which we better take to the scrapyard."

Snails: "No Snips. This lot's useless for scrap. We'll take it to the harbor and dumb it in the sea."

Narrator: "Big Mac was alarmed."

Big Macintosh: "I am Big Mac! Stop! Stop!"

Narrator: "When Fancy Pants suddenly arrived, Big Mac thought him the most beautiful site he'd ever seen."

Big Mac: "Fancy Pants, my dear pony, save me."

Narrator: "Fancy Pants quickly sized up the situation and threatened to take away the changelings he brought for Snips and Snails. This made the unicorns behave at once. Big Mac thought Fancy Pants was wonderful."

Big Macintosh: "Those little demons. How do you do it?"

Fancy Pants: "Ah, well."

Narrator: "Said Fancy Pants."

Fancy Pants: "It's just a knack."

Narrator: "Big Mac still believes that Fancy Pants saved his life. But we know the unicorns were only teasing. Don't we?"

Shining Armor's Exploit

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."

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