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April 19, 2013
I do not own Thomas The Tank Engine! It is owned by HIT Entertainment and this video is purely for viewing purposes.
Air Date: October 9, 2,013
Narrator - Mark Moraghan
Season 17 - Episode 2
One day, Scruff is sent to collect some rubbish trucks from a siding at Tidmouth Sheds. Once there, the big engines remark about how scruffy he is, but Scruff doesn't mind; he's happy just the way he is. On the way back to the Waste Dump, Scruff stops to say hello to the Fat Controller at Knapford Station. The Fat Controller is surprised to see Scruff in such a state and orders him to be repainted at once. Scruff is not happy; he doesn't even like being washed, let alone being repainted.
At the Sodor Steamworks, Scruff is sanded and scrapped before being patched up and, finally, repainted and polished. Scruff does not enjoy the experience and wants to get back to the Waste Dump. Outside the Steamworks, Scruff sees a reflection of himself and is surprised by how wonderful he looks. On his way back to the dump, Scruff passes Gordon, Henry and James who now all compliment him. At the Waste Dump, Whiff is extremely busy and is glad to see his assistant. Whiff asks Scruff to move some rubbish trucks, but Scruff refuses for fear he will dirty his gleaming paintwork. Whiff then asks Scruff to move some wagons of oil, but Scruff refuses to do this too. Scruff decides that it would be best if he were to look for a new job.
Scruff arrives at Knapford where Thomas is collecting passengers. Scruff politely asks Thomas if he can pull Annie and Clarabel today, but Thomas says that it's his job. Annie and Clarabel point out that Scruff's place is helping Whiff at the Waste Dump, but Scruff does not listen and puffs away to look for a different job.
Scruff catches up with Percy who is pulling the mail train and asks if he can take the mail today. Like Thomas, Percy states that pulling the mail is his job and that Scruff already has a job at the Waste Dump. Next, Scruff asks to pull Gordon's express. Gordon tells Scruff that he is too small and slow to pull the express. Scruff reminds Gordon that he is shiny and clean now, but Gordon tells Scruff that, whilst he might be shiny and clean, if he is not doing his job, he is not being really useful. Scruff knows that deep-down Gordon is right.
Back at the Waste Dump, Whiff is busier than ever and is worried what the Fat Controller will say when he sees the mess. Just then, Scruff clatters in and offers to help. Whiff is worried that Scruff will mess up his paintwork, but Scruff promises to be extra careful. Suddenly, a crane drops a load of rubbish onto Scruff who is now back to his old, messy self. Scruff doesn't mind; getting dirty is part of the job.
Soon, Whiff and Scruff have sorted out all of the rubbish and the Waste Dump is clear. Whiff is glad to have Scruff back on the team, but most all, Scruff is delighted to be back. He now knows that it is better to be a really useful engine than a really clean one.