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- “What a funny funnel!”
Thomas is fitted with a strange-looking funnel because his is broken. He is then given the job of transporting Mr. Bubbles' special bubble liquid to the show. He is instructed not to spill a drop. Later, he meets James who laughs at his funny funnel. Thomas steams away in a huff and spills some bubble liquid. This happens again when he meets Gordon and Henry and soon there is no bubble liquid left. Thomas goes back to pick up some more bubble liquid and this time he does not spill a single drop. Thomas arrives at Mr. Bubbles' show just in time.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Thomas (speaks in speech bubble only)
- Mr. Bubbles (does not speak)
- Cranky (cameo)