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“You're not 'fiery Flynn', you're 'fumblin' Flynn!”

Fiery Flynn is the twentieth and final episode of the fifteenth series.


Thomas arrives at Knapford with some wagons of engine parts destined for the Dieselworks. Then Flynn arrives on his way to the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre. Once there, he meets Diesel who remarks that the fire engine is never busy like he is. Flynn explains that he is waiting to be busy just as the emergency siren sounds. Rocky informs Flynn that there is a blue engine on fire, but Flynn races away before Rocky has a chance to tell him that the blue engine is Thomas whose firebox is on fire. Edward is waiting at the coal hopper with Dart, who is shunting in a nearby passing loop. Then Flynn races in and thinking he has found the blue engine that is on fire, squirts water all over Edward and his driver. Dart laughs at Flynn, making the fire engine even more determined to find the endangered blue engine.

At Maron, Gordon is collecting the Hatt family and Den is picking up freight. Flynn soon arrives and thinking that Gordon is the blue engine who needs rescuing, starts spraying water at Gordon. But Gordon is not the blue engine in need of rescuing and Flynn has accidentally soaked a furious Sir Topham Hatt. Den laughs at Flynn, who apologises and races away to find the blue engine that is on fire. Soon Flynn arrives at the Sodor Dieselworks where he finds the blue engine, Thomas, whose firebox is literally on fire. Flynn tries to shoot water from his cannons, but nothing happens; he is out of water. Diesel, Paxton and Norman toot at Flynn and Norman starts laughing at him, but Flynn knows what he must do. He asks the diesels for help and soon their drivers are extinguishing Thomas' fire with buckets of water. Flynn thanks the diesels for their help and heads back to the Search and Rescue Centre to be refilled with water.

Then Diesel rattles in and teases Flynn for not being busy again. This time, Flynn just smiles. Suddenly, the emergency siren sounds again. This time Flynn does not speed off to the rescue; he waits for the full report from Rocky and then races off to Mavis' aid. Mavis is very grateful and Flynn tells her that he will come to the rescue as soon as he is called.





US and CAN

  • Martin Sherman as Thomas
  • Michael Brandon as Diesel
  • Rupert Degas as Den and Flynn
  • William Hope as Edward and Rocky
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon, Norman and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Keith Wickham as Dart and Dowager Hatt


  • This episode aired before Day of the Diesels premiered; this means that the audience would not know about Flynn, Den, Dart, Paxton, Norman and the Dieselworks.
  • This is the only episode where Rupert Degas voices Den & Keith Wickham as Dart in both dubs. However for unknown reasons, Den and Dart swap voice actors in this episode.
  • Stock footage from the thirteenth series episode, Buzzy Bees, is used.
  • This is the last episode of a few things:
  • This is the first episode where an engine has a blowback in their firebox. This is not clearly stated however, as Thomas' firebox is merely said to be on fire. The idea might have been based on an incident in 1995 when then-recently preserved Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 1278 suffered a blowback in its firebox as the result of changing water pressure.
  • Apart from laughing at Flynn, Norman doesn't have any dialogue in this episode.
  • The infamous scene where the narrator says: "His firebox was on FIRE!" has become a popular internet meme.


  • The narrator says, "Flynn steamed in," but Flynn is not steam powered.
  • After Flynn is done talking with Thomas and Hiro, he leaves, but he is on platform 4, which ends in buffers.


“You're never busy. You just stand around looking fancy!”
“Fiddlesticks and fenders! Hold onto your hats!”
―Dowager Hatt
“Flynn! What are you doing?!"
"I was saving Gordon."
"Gordon doesn't need saving!"
"You're not on fire, Gordon?"
"No, I'm not!"
"But I'm wet through!"
"Hahaha! Fiery Flynn fudges it!”
―Sir Topham Hatt, Gordon and Den making Flynn feel silly


In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Flynn o Bombeiro
Catalan El Fogós Flynn
Chinese Mandarin 热情似火的弗林
Czech Nezkrotný Flynn
Finnish Ykäpalo Veturi
French Au Feu, les Pompiers!
German Der feurige Flynn
Hebrew פלין הכבאי הלוהט
Hungarian Tüzes Flynn
Italian Un Bravo Pompiere
Japanese とくしゅしょうぼうしゃフリン
Korean 소방 기관차, 플린
Latin American Spanish El Bombero Flynn
Norwegian Fryktløse Flynn
Polish Ognisty Felek
Romanian Înflăcăratul Flynn
Russian Пожарный Флинн
Spanish El Fiero de Flynn

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