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- “Scruff, it's Gordon here. Would you like to see my express carriages? They're the grandest on the island!"
"Thank you, Gordon. I don't think Scruff wants to see your Express."
"Oh, the indignity!”
- ―Gordon and Thomas trying to entice Scruff out of hiding
Thomas and Scruff is the seventeenth episode of the fourteenth season.
Whiff is extremely busy at his waste dump, so when Thomas tells him he is going to get another engine to help him out, he is very excited. Thomas puffs quickly to the Docks where Scruff "the Scruncher" was waiting for him. Thomas is not very impressed; Scruff is small, square, and very scruffy. Thomas feels that a scruffy engine cannot be a really useful engine, so he tells Scruff that he is going to fetch a "welcome to Sodor surprise". Thomas collects a flatbed of buckets, sponges, soap suds, and a workman and takes them back to Scruff. It turns out that Scruff does not like his "surprise:" He had never seen soap suds and brushes before. They prove to be too scary for Scruff and he runs away. Thomas is shocked and chases after him.
After a short while, Scruff slips into an overgrown siding and hides. Thomas knows he is there, but he cannot make Scruff come out. Then, Gordon arrives with the express. Thomas asks Gordon for help, so the big blue engine asks Scruff to come out of hiding to see the magnificent express carriages he's pulling. Scruff does not reply and Gordon steams away. Henry puffs up and Thomas asks him for help. Henry tries to entice Scruff out by offering to take him to see his special coal, but again Scruff is silent. Percy then arrives with his mail coaches. He offers to show the Mail Coaches to Scruff but, yet again, Scruff is not interested. Finally, Whiff arrives pulling a long line of rubbish trucks. He tells Thomas how excited he is to meet Scruff and then leaves. This gives Thomas an idea. He offers to take Scruff to collect some trucks of rubbish. Scruff is delighted and immediately comes out of hiding.
So, Thomas and Scruff set off to collect rubbish from the Steamworks, Knapford, and the Slate Quarry. They then take the rubbish trucks to Whiff's Waste Dump. Whiff is very impressed with Scruff's load and calls him a "Really Useful Engine."
- Edward (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- Emily (cameo)
- Mavis (cameo)
- Victor (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
- Cranky (cameo)
- The Teacher (cameo)
- The Blond-haired Boy (cameo)
- Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)
- Whiff's Waste Dump
- Brendam Docks
- Sodor Shipping Company
- M.C. BUNN
- Sodor Steamworks
- Sodor Slate Quarry
- The Washdown
- Going by production order, this is the seventeenth episode of the fourteenth season.
- Scruff does not have a rear coupling, yet he is seen pulling trucks.
- Wooden Railway - Scruff and the Garbage car two pack
- Books - Thomas and Scruff
- Magazine Stories - Thomas and Scruff (magazine story)
In Other Languages
|Azərbaycanca||Tomas və Scruff|
|Czech||Tomáš a Špindíra|
|Danish||Thomas og Scruff|
|Finnish||Tuomas ja Roju|
|French||Scruff le déchiqueteur|
|German||Thomas und Scruff|
|Greek||Ο Τομας και Ο Σκραφ|
|Hungarian||Thomas és Scruff|
|Norwegian||Thomas og Rusk|
|Polish||Tomek i Zgniotek|
|Portuguese||Thomas e Scruff|
|Romanian||Thomas și Scruff|
|Spanish||Thomas y Scruff|
|Swedish||Thomas och Scruff|
|Welsh||Tomos a Sgryff|
Home Media Releases
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|#01||Thomas' Tall Friend||#08||Pop Goes Thomas||#15||Thomas' Crazy Day|
|#02||James in the Dark||#09||Victor Says Yes||#16||Jumping Jobi Wood!|
|#03||Pingy Pongy Pick Up||#10||Thomas in Charge||#17||Thomas and Scruff|
|#04||Charlie and Eddie||#11||Merry Winter Wish||#18||O the Indignity|
|#05||Toby and the Whistling Woods||#12||Being Percy||#19||Jitters and Japes|
|#06||Henry's Health and Safety||#13||Henry's Magic Box||#20||Merry Misty Island|
|#07||Diesel's Special Delivery||#14||Thomas and the Snowman Party||