Spike and the Breakdown Crane, re-titled Spike Saves the Day for American audience, is the seventh episode of Spike the Dragon and Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Thomas and the Breakdown Train/Thomas Saves the Day.


  • Spike as Thomas
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey as James
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Changelings as The Troublesome Trucks
  • Shining Armor as Edward (does not speak)
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (does not speak)
  • Apple Bloom as Annie (does not speak)
  • Sweetie Belle as Clarabel (does not speak)
  • Everyone else as Themselves


Narrator: "Every day, Hoity Toity came to the station to see the animals."

Hoity Toity: "Hello."

Narrator: "He always said to Spike."

Hoity Toity: "Remember, don't be impatient, Spike. You can never be as strong and fast as Big Macintosh, but you can be a really useful dragon. Don't let the silly changelings tease you.

Narrator: "There were lots of changelings, and Spike worked very hard pushing and pulling them into place. There was also a small trailer and two strange things his driver called cranes."

Spike's Driver: "That's the breakdown crane."

Narrator: "He told Spike."

Spike's Driver: "The cranes are for lifting heavy things, like animals and changelings."

Narrator: "One day, Spike was in the yard. Suddenly, he heard a donkey screaming."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Help! Help!"

Narrator: "A donkey came rushing through, much too fast. The donkey was Cranky Doodle Donkey, and he was frightened. His feet were on fire."

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "They're pushing me, they're pushing me!"

Narrator: "He panted."

Changelings: "On, on, on!"

Narrator: "Laughed the changelings.

Still screaming,"

Cranky Doodle Donkey: "Help! Help!"

Narrator: "Poor Cranky disappeared."

Spike: "I'd like to teach those changelings a lesson."

Narrator: "Said Spike the Dragon.

Soon came the alarm."

Signalman: "Cranky's off the line, the breakdown crane, quickly!"

Narrator: "Spike grabbed the crane, and off they went.

Spike worked his hardest."

Spike: "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "He puffed. He wasn't pretending to be like Big Mac; he really meant it."

Spike: "Bother those changelings and their tricks. I hope poor Cranky isn't hurt."

Narrator: "Cranky's driver and fireman were feeling him all over, to see if he was hurt."

Cranky Doodle Donkey's Driver and Fireman: "Never mind, Cranky."

Narrator: "They said."

Cranky Doodle Donkey's Driver and Fireman:" It wasn't your fault. It was those feet they gave you. We always said they were no good."

Narrator: "Spike pushed the breakdown crane alongside. Then he pulled the unhurt changelings out of the way."

Changelings: "Oh, dear, oh, dear!"

Narrator: "They groaned."

Spike: "Serves you right, serves you right!"

Narrator: "Puffed Spike.

He was hard at work, puffing backwards and forwards all day."

Spike: "This will teach you a lesson. This will teach you a lesson."

Narrator: "He told the changelings.

And they answered,"

Changelings: "Yes it will, yes it will."

Narrator: "They left the broken changelings, then with two cranes, they put Cranky back on the line.

He tried to move, but he couldn't, so Spike helped him back home.

Hoity Toity was waiting anxiously for them."

Hoity Toity: "Well, Spike,"

Narrator: "He said,"

Hoity Toity: "I've heard all about it, and I'm very pleased with you. You're a really useful dragon.

Cranky shall have some proper feet and some new fur, and you shall have a route all to yourself."

Spike: "Oh, thank you, sir!"

Narrator: "Said Spike.

Now Spike is as happy as can be. He has a route, and two fillies called Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle. He puffs proudly backwards and forwards with them all day.

He is never lonely. Shining Armor and Filthy Rich stop quite often and tell him the news.

Big Macintosh is always in a hurry, but never forgets to whistle to Spike, and Spike always whistles in return."

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