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|Percy's Chocolate Crunch|
Percy's Chocolate Crunch is the eighteenth episode of the sixth season.
More often than not, Percy gets the dirty jobs involving trucks and longs for a washdown as much as any engine. However, when he goes to the washdown, Percy and the other engines are informed by the Fat Controller that, due to a water shortage, all engines can only have one wash per day. This annoys Percy as he thinks that Gordon only needs a washdown to feel important. Gordon points that he is important as he pulls the express.
Percy goes back to work, determined not to get dirty. However, that is easier said than done as the trucks give Percy a hard time; they pull him right under the coal hopper. On their way to Callan, the trucks tease Percy by calling him "Dirty Percy". At Callan, Percy shunts the coal trucks into a siding, right alongside Harold who is unloading medical supplies. Harold takes off, spreading cinders and ashes all over Percy. Percy demands for a washdown, but his driver reminds him that usefulness comes before cleanliness, but Percy wants a clean job more than anything. The driver suggests taking vans of sugar to the chocolate factory, so Percy takes the vans of sugar, feeling happy.
Percy now thinks that he finally has a clean job, but he does not reckon with a patch of oil in the siding leading to the chocolate factory. Percy slips on the oily rails and crashes through the wall right into the chocolate factory and out the other end, covered in sticky chocolate.
When Duck brings Percy back to Tidmouth Sheds, Thomas, James, and Henry tease him saying how chocolatey he is, but Gordon disapproves. The Fat Controller knows how much work Percy had done despite his problems and, as he proved that usefulness comes before cleanliness, Percy is to be rewarded with a washdown and a new coat of paint.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Edward (cameo)
- Toby (cameo)
- Duck (cameo)
- Oliver (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Nancy (cameo)
- The Storyteller (cameo)
- The Fisherman (cameo)
- Tidmouth Sheds
- Tidmouth Bay
- Gordon's Hill
- The Coaling Plant
- The Viaduct
- The Windmill
- Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory
- The Watermill
- The Lighthouse
- The Washdown
- This episode was originally to be titled "Puff Puff Pastry".
- This episode might have been filmed at the same time as Percy and the Haunted Mine as Gordon, Henry, and James are in the same positions at Tidmouth Sheds as they were in the aforementioned episode.
- When Percy comes to a stop once he has crashed through the other side of the factory, CGI smoke is used until real smoke appears.
- This story's plot has some similarities to a magazine story with the same name.
- At the beginning, Clarabel is facing the wrong way and Oliver has Duck's whistle sound.
- Look closely at Harold, his expression was quickly repainted to look happy.
- In the US narration, just before the trucks push Percy under the coal hopper, they are called freight cars and then trucks in the same sentence.
- Percy's roof is lifted when Harold blows cinders and ashes all over him.
- Back at the sheds the narrator said all the engines found Percy covered in chocolate very funny, but Gordon is not smiling.
- Narrator: Back at the sheds everyone thought it was very funny.
- Thomas: You look good enough to eat!
- James: Pudding Percy! (Bon Bon Percy! - US)
- Henry: Choc ice on wheels!
- Gordon: Disgraceful!
- Take-n-Play (under the name "Percy's Sweet Shoppe)
- Wooden Railway (discontinued)
- Motor Road and Rail (UK only; discontinued)
- TrackMaster (discontinued)
- Wind-up Trains
In Other Languages
|Norwegian||Percys sjokoladekræsj||Percy's Chocolate Crash|
|Czech||Percyho čokoládová krize||Percy's Chocolate Crisis|
|Welsh||Percy blasus iawn||Very Tasty Percy|
|Swedish||Percys chokladdopp||Percy's Chocolate Dip|
|Slovenian||Čokoladnij Poldi||Chocolate Percy|
|Japanese||パーシーのチョコクランチ||Percy's Chocolate Crunch|