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"Silly hens, silly passengers. You can have them both."
— Bulgy
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Bulgy Rides Again
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Brian Trueman

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 30th,
2003 (UK)
March 4th,
2004 (US)
April 12th,
2004 (KOR)
July 17th,
2004 (JPN)
November 5th,
2004 (AUS)
September 23rd,
2009 (HUN)

Previous episode

Fergus Breaks
the Rules
/
Thomas and the
Search for Fergus

Next episode

Harold and the
Flying Horse

Bulgy Rides Again is the nineteenth episode of the seventh season.

Plot

Holiday makers are coming to Sodor, but Thomas and Emily are being repaired and there is no one to run the branch line during the summer holidays & Sir Topham Hatt needs to find a way to carry more passengers. After Thomas said that this was a "Double decker problem" it gave Sir Topham Hatt an idea by going to Bulgy, the double decker bus who was turned into a hen house after an accident with the bridge. Sir Topham Hatt gave Bulgy another chance to be back on the road & Bulgy was delighted.

Bulgy arrived at he repair yard meeting Thomas & Emily telling them that he's going back on the road. Emily think that he should help the farmer to deliver his vegetables around the island, but Bulgy insisted on taking passengers instead. After being repainted, his driver took him back to his field, where his previous residents, the hens, thought he looked splendid. While Bulgy was sleeping, the hens miss their home & slept in his luggage racks.

The next day, Bulgy picked up some passengers to take to the station, driving so slowly the hens didn't noticed. Everything was going fine, until he had some trouble getting pass Trevor. When Bulgy turned, he was almost had an accident with Tom Tipper's van & it suddenly frighting the chickens, & frightening the passengers and covering them with feathers and eggs. The passengers are angry over this incident.

When Bulgy was sent to be cleaned, he was angry for the hens & the passengers. Emily tells him a farmer stills needs something to sell his vegetables in and Bulgy thinks it's a good idea. As a result, Bulgy is painted green and turned into a mobile vegetable stand.

Bulgy could not be happier, as now he does not have to put up with chickens or passengers.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the eighth episode of the seventh season.
  • This episode marks Bulgy's last speaking role to date.
  • Stock footage from Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady and Percy's Chocolate Crunch is used as much as a flashback along with a deleted scene of Bulgy and a reference to the said episode is made in this episode.
  • The US version uses the original music instead of the new music on Thomas and the Jet Engine and Other Adventures.
  • In the UK narration, Bulgy has developed a nasal voice.
  • This is one of several episodes from the seventh season to have its title card read on Nick Jr. and PBS airings.

Goofs

  • Oliver has Percy's whistle sound.
  • Because stock footage is used, Peter Sam has his old funnel.
  • Thomas is seen taking some trucks down the line at one point, but he was supposed to be at the foundry being repaired.
  • Bulgy overtakes Trevor then swerves to avoid the mail van. In the next shot, Trevor and the mail van are nowhere to be seen and Bulgy appears to have backed up quite a bit.
  • When Bulgy says "A vegetable bus? That's not such a bad idea," a crew member's movements are reflected in his front driver-side window, and Bulgy's face is slightly crooked.
  • When Trevor overtakes Bulgy after the hens wake up, Trevor's noise suddenly disappears when the passengers get a close-up; then, in the very next shot when Bulgy claims "It's not my fault," Trevor is audible again.
  • The storyteller's hat is severely damaged in one scene.
  • The mail van does not appear to have a driver.
  • When the passengers evacuate Bulgy, they are dirty, but when Bulgy says, "it's not my fault," they are spotless.
  • The small scale model of Bulgy's driver has a moustache, but his large scale model is clean shaven.
  • When the Fat Controller comes to talk to Bulgy about his restoration, Bulgy is not in as much disrepair as he was at the end of Bulgy.
  • The first scenes of the foundry take place at Knapford Sheds, but when Bulgy returns after his mishap with the hens, the foundry has been relocated at Wellsworth, and Thomas and Emily have been parked differently.
  • Bulgy's eye mechanism can be seen in his wheel arch when he says, "Thank you sir! I'll be the best bus ever!"
  • The road where Bulgy overtook Trevor is the same where he stops after his mishap with the hens, it is noticeable as the tracks beside the first road actually go straight then they would be nowhere to be seen after.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルジーとニワトリ Bulgy and the Chickens
Swedish Butter tar revansch Bulgy Takes Revenge
Hungarian Bulgy Újra az Úton Bulgy Back on the Road
Italian Bulgy torna in strada Bulgy Back on the Road
Welsh Bwlgi a'r Ieir Bulgy and the Chickens
Russian Балджи возвращается на дорогу Bulgy Returns to the Road
Romanian Bulgy Merge Din Nou Bulgy Returns
Slovak Nafúkanec znovu jazdí Bulgy Rides Again
Chinese 巴尔奇双层巴士又上路了 Bulgy the Double-Decker Bus on the Road Again
Korean 다시 돌아온 벌지 Back Back Bulgy
Danish Bulgy kommer på banen Bulgy Takes to the Track
Polish Przejażdżka Smrodka Ride Bulgy
Thai บันจี้ช่วยส่งผัก Bulgy Deliver the Vegetables

Home Media Releases

UK

WAL

US

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • The Complete Seventh Series

DVD Packs

SWE

JPN

DK

DVD Boxsets

MYS

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