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"Suffering Sodor, Kevin! What are you doing?"
"Sorry, boss. It was a slip of the hook."
"Yes, we know Kevin, we know!
— Victor and Kevin
Slippy Sodor

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Mark Robertson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

January 29th,
2010 (UK)
February 9th,
2010 (AUS)
May 12th,
2010 (JAP)
September 11th,
2010 (US)
September 18th,
2011 (NOR)

Previous episode

Double Trouble

Next episode

The Early Bird

Slippy Sodor is the fifth episode of the thirteenth season.


Thomas has a cracked funnel and goes to the Sodor Steamworks for a replacement. The first two funnels are too small or too big; so Kevin collects the only spare funnel left, which looks very funny and makes Thomas feel very embarrassed. Thomas is then sent to the docks to collect Mr. Bubbles' special bubble liquid for his show. Along the way, engines laugh at him. He puffs away quickly, spilling bubble liquid on the nearby road. This causes Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles to crash into a muddy ditch, a haystack, and a pond. By the time Thomas arrives at Knapford, all of the liquid is gone. Thomas rushes away to collect some more. This time, he goes slowly and makes it to Knapford safely. The show is a great success and all the children realise Thomas' funny funnel looks just like Mr. Bubbles' hat.




  • This episode was screened before the original broadcast of the thirteenth season in select US theaters.
  • This episode is similar to the fourth season episode, Special Funnel.
  • When Thomas glares at Henry for laughing at his funnel, watch his eyes. They slide from looking forward to looking at Henry, similar to how the model eyes moved.
  • According to The Little Blue Book, Thomas was going to blow a big bubble through his funnel.


  • In one scene Gordon's brake coach is at the front of his train and is then at the back.
  • Brakevans should have been added to Henry, Edward, and Thomas' trains.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Superglad Sodor Super Smooth Sodor
Finnish Vice Suppilo Vice Funnel
Danish Thomas 'Funny Tragt

Thomas' Funny Funnel

Norwegian Såpeglatt Soap Slippery
German Rutschig Sodor Slippery Sodor
Polish śliski Sodor Slippery Sodor
Swedish Halka på Sodor Slipping on Sodor
Japanese スリップにちゅうい Be Careful About Slip
Portuguese Sodor Escorregadia Slippery Sodor


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