Whiff Loses His Glasses is a fan-made Thomas & Friends episode, thought up by FlyingDuckManGenesis.


One day, Whiff is working at Whiff's Waste Dump, organizing the freight cars with the loads of garbage that will be put into the compactor. As Whiff shunts some of the freight cars, he bumps into a set of buffers and his glasses fall into the freight car he is behind.

Because Whiff's glasses have fallen into the freight car, he can't see very well, and it is unsafe for engines who can't see well to be working, as they would constantly bump or crash into things. When Whiff barely sees what looks like a green box, he asks if that green box is Scruff. Scruff tells him yes, and asks what happened to his glasses. Whiff tells Scruff that his glasses fell into one of the freight cars, but he can't remember which one. He asks Scruff to be his eyes for the day. Scruff agrees, but he also tells Whiff that they should talk to Sir Topham Hatt about Whiff's missing glasses. Whiff thinks it's a good idea, but they need someone to watch over Whiff's Waste Dump while they are away.

Scruff sees Percy pulling two Sodor Mail coaches, and asks him if he's busy today. Percy tells him yes, as he has to deliver the mail today. After that, he has to go to the quarry to help Thomas deliver the stone to Brendam Docks. The load of stone has to be delivered by teatime, or the rock barge will leave without it. Whiff tells Percy about his missing glasses and asks him to watch over Whiff's Waste Dump while he and Scruff talk to Sir Topham Hatt about his missing glasses. He promises Percy that it won't take long, and Percy agrees to watch over Whiff's Waste Dump until they get back.

Scruff sets off, with Whiff following behind. Whiff has to stay at a moderate speed to avoid crashing. Without his glasses, all of the Island of Sodor looks blurry. Scruff stops at Lower Tidmouth Station and notices Thomas looking unhappy. Whiff bumps into Scruff by accident, but apologizes, as he couldn't see him all that well. Scruff asks Thomas what's the matter. Thomas tells him that Percy hasn't returned from delivering the mail yet, and they were supposed to be at the quarry, pulling the trucks by now. Scruff tells Thomas that Percy is at Whiff's Waste Dump, and that Whiff has lost his glasses. He also tells him that he and Whiff are on their way to talk to Sir Topham Hatt about the missing glasses, but they needed someone to watch over Whiff's Waste Dump while they were away. Thomas decides to go to Whiff's Waste Dump to talk to Percy, and sets off. Whiff and Scruff set off as well, to continue to find Sir Topham Hatt.

Scruff makes it to Knapford Station, where Sir Topham Hatt is waiting. Whiff bumps into Scruff, and apologizes again. Sir Topham Hatt tells them he just got a phone call from the Sodor Post Office, saying Percy hasn't returned from delivering the mail. He demands to know where Percy is and where Whiff's glasses are. Whiff tells Sir Topham Hatt that his glasses landed in one of the freight cars when he was organizing the garbage this morning. Scruff told him they needed to talk to him about the missing glasses, and that they needed someone to watch over Whiff's Waste Dump while they were away. Now, because of them, Percy's mail isn't on time and Thomas and Percy won't be able to deliver the stone from the quarry to Brendam Docks before teatime. Sir Topham Hatt decides to go with them back to Whiff's Waste Dump to put things right.

As they make it back to Whiff's Waste Dump, everything has been cleaned up, and all the garbage has been compacted. Percy tells Whiff, Scruff, and Sir Topham Hatt that after Thomas talked to him, they decided to help Whiff, since Whiff's Waste Dump was crowded with Garbage. Unfortunately, the garbage from the freight car where Whiff's glasses fell also got compacted. They tried to tell the Garbage Compactor Operator to stop, but he insisted on staying on schedule. Whiff feels upset, as this whole mess was his fault, and because he lost his glasses, Sir Topham Hatt will just have to scrap him, because without his glasses to help him see, he wouldn't be of any use. Sir Topham Hatt tells Whiff that he is Sodor's best garbage engine, and without him, the garbage would continue to pile up, and Sodor wouldn't look nearly as neat as it does now. He tells Whiff that he will get him new glasses from the Sodor Steamworks, but in order to pay for them, they will need the money from delivering the mail and the rock from the quarry. He figures out a way Whiff and Scruff can make it up to Thomas and Percy; they can help deliver Percy's mail as Thomas and Percy deliver the stone from the quarry to the docks. Whiff thinks it's a great idea, and he agrees to be Scruff's back engine, as long as Scruff can tell him when to stop so he can avoid crashing.

As Whiff and Scruff deliver the mail, Thomas and Percy rush off to the quarry, where Mavis tells them she has been waiting for them to deliver the rocks. Thomas and Percy tell her all about Whiff and Scruff's adventure as they are coupled up to the freight cars. They rush off to Brendam Docks and make it several minutes before teatime. Cranky tells them it's about time they showed up, and quickly unloads the rock from their freight cars, putting it into the rock barge.

A few days later, Sir Topham Hatt tells Thomas and Percy to go to the Sodor Steamworks; he has a big surprise for them. At the Steamworks, Victor and Kevin present the surprise; Whiff wearing a smart new pair of glasses. Everyone agrees he looks great in them, and now Whiff can continue with his garbage work, just like always.

Characters Present

  • Whiff
  • Scruff
  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Garbage Compactor Operator
  • The Freight Cars
  • Mavis
  • Cranky
  • The Rock Barge
  • Victor
  • Kevin
  • Spencer (cameo)
  • Rosie (cameo)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Big Mickey/Brendam Docks Crane (cameo)

Voice Cast

US and CAN

  • Michael Brandon as The Narrator and Scruff
  • Martin Sherman as Thomas
  • William Hope as Percy and Whiff
  • Kerry Shale as Sir Topham Hatt and Kevin
  • Jules De Jongh as Mavis
  • Glenn Wrage as Garbage Compactor Operator and Cranky
  • David Bedella as Victor

UK and AUS

  • Michael Angelis as The Narrator
  • Ben Small as Thomas
  • Matt Wilkinson as Whiff, Scruff, Garbage Compactor Operator, Cranky, Victor, and Kevin
  • Keith Wickham as Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Teresa Gallagher as Mavis

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