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Creaky Cranky is the first episode of the thirteenth season.
It is the day of the spring party at the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Summer House. Thomas arrives at Brendam Docks to collect eggs for the children to paint when he sees James and Henry leaving with their loads for the party. Once Cranky unloads the box of eggs, Thomas teases Cranky by calling him "Creaky Cranky," and Cranky teases Thomas back by calling him "Tiny Thomas."
Thomas decides to prove Cranky that he can pull heavy loads by collecting James' load of timber and Henry's load of straw bales and taking them back to the Docks. In return, Cranky lifts the respective loads one at a time proving to Thomas that he is not creaky. However, when Thomas tells Cranky to lift him, Cranky only succeeds in breaking his cable and damaging his gearing system.
The Fat Controller arrives and scolds both Thomas and Cranky for causing delay and being very silly. Once Thomas is back on the rails again, he asks Spencer to take the heavy loads to the party whilst he helps Cranky by collecting new parts from the Sodor Steamworks.
When Thomas returns with the new parts, he knows that Cranky is not creaky and, in return, Cranky knows that Thomas is not tiny at all.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Gordon (cameo)
- Percy (cameo)
- The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (mentioned)
- Brendam Docks
- Sodor Shipping Company
- Sodor Steamworks
- The Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Summer House
- The Coal Hopper
- The Washdown
- This was the first episode of several things:
- The first episode directed by Greg Tiernan.
- Marion Edwards' first episode as executive producer.
- The first episode in the television series to be fully animated in CGI.
- The first episode narrated by Óscar Gómez in Latin America.
- The first episode narrated by Michiel de Jong in the Netherlands.
- The first episode narrated by Vladimir Antonik in Russia and Ukraine.
- The first episode narrated by Vladimir Jurc in Slovenia since the sixth season.
- The first episode narrated in Welsh since the seventh season.
- The first episode where the characters have their own voice actors.
- The first episode to have a length of eight minutes and forty-five seconds
- The scene in the original Hero of the Rails trailer where Victor says, "You have come to the right place, my friend" is from this episode.
- Buster's theme from Thomas and the Moles when he flattens the molehills is heard when Thomas is on his way to the Steamworks.
- When Cranky lowers Thomas back onto the track, he is on the middle track. Then when Thomas says "Thank you!" to Spencer, he is on the track closest to Cranky.
- Thomas' flatbed disappears when he arrives at the Steamworks.
- When Thomas returns to Brendam, Cranky isn't tilted.
- In the first view of the wash down, James' flatbed is empty.
- When Henry and James leave the docks, they whistle one by one, but no steam comes out of their whistles.
In Other Languages
|Welsh||Cranky y Craen Creaky||Cranky the Creaky Crane|
|Danish||Knirkende Cranky||Creaking Cranky|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Cranky e seus Rangidos||Cranky and his Creaking|
|German||Knirschender Cranky||Crunching Cranky|
|Swedish||Gnisslande Gnällis||Squeaking Cranky|
|Finnish||Nariseva Niilo||Creaking Cranky|
|Polish||Skrzypiący Karolek||Creaky Cranky|
|Italian||Cranky Scricchiolio||Creaky Cranky|
|Chinese||克兰奇吱嘎响||Cranky's Crunching Sound|
|Korean||삐거덕 크랭키||Ppigeudeok Cranky-Butt|
|Greek||Ο τριζατος Κρανκι||The Creak Cranky|
|Czech||Mrzout Klika||Misanthrope Cranky|
|Russian||Скрипучий Крэнки||Squeaky Cranky|
|Hungarian||Cranky csikorog||Cranky's Screeching|
|Indonesian||Creaky Cranky||Creaky Cranky|
|Romanian||Cranky Scârțâie||Cranky's Creak|
|Serbian||Škripko čekrk||Creaky Cranky|
|Spanish||Cranky Rechinante||Creaky Cranky|
|Slovak||Mrzutý žeriav||Annoying Crane|
|Catalan||Rondinaire grinyolaire||Grumpy Cranky|
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