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“Biff, Bash, Bosh!”

Kevin the Steamie is the sixteenth episode of the fifteenth series.


The Steamworks is extremely busy, and Victor has to go pick up a new boiler for Spencer, so he leaves Kevin in charge. Thomas and Percy are about to leave after being cleaned when Thomas collides with a flatbed of oil drums. The flatbed rolls along the rails and hits Percy. Together, the friends play one of their favourite games, "Biff, Bash, Bosh," which involves shunting a truck back and forth. Kevin asks if he can play, but when he biffs into the side of the flatbed, he knocks it over, sending the oil drums all over the floor. Kevin is sad that he does not have buffers like a steam engine, but Thomas and Percy offer to return after work so that they can play "Bish, Bash, Bosh" again. Kevin decides that he must practice shunting like a steam engine.

Then Emily arrives wanting her buffers buffed up. Kevin rolls towards Emily, but an oil drum blocks his way. He decides that this is a great opportunity to practice his shunting, so he shunts the oil drum. It rolls along and runs into Emily, badly scratching one of her wheels. Spencer then rolls grandly in; he has come to collect his new boiler. As Kevin races frantically around the Steamworks, he comes across another oil drum. He tries to shunt this one as well, but it ends up getting jammed beneath Spencer's fender. Kevin races to Spencer's aid, but inadvertently bashes into another oil drum. This time, the drum rolls smoothly in a straight line. Kevin is happy as he can now shunt like a steam engine. Then, unbeknownst to Kevin, Victor returns. Kevin shunts another oil drum up a ramp, sending it flying through the air, smashing into the floor, and covering Victor in oil! Kevin has caused a lot of confusion and he feels dreadful.

Just then, Thomas and Percy return. Thomas asks if Kevin is ready to play, but he is not; he has to put everything right first. He delivers a replacement wheel to Emily, removes the jammed oil drum from beneath Spencer, and is about to bring Victor a bucket of bubbles when he stops by Spencer who wants to chuff through. Kevin lowers the bubbles onto the turntable and behind the broken flatbed to allow Spencer to steam through. Afterwards, Kevin cannot find the bucket of bubbles anywhere, but Thomas and Percy see them and tell the puzzled crane that they are on the turntable. Soon Victor is gleaming once more, and he tells Kevin that he can now play with Thomas and Percy. Instead of playing "Biff, Bash, Bosh," they decide to play a game more suited to Kevin: "Hide and Peep." Now Kevin is very proud of being a crane and not a steam engine.





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  • This is the only episode written by Laurie Israel and Rachel Ruderman.
  • Sir Handel, Peter Sam and Duke appear in storyboard concept artwork, but not in the final episode. It would have marked the return of Duke since the fourth series and the return of Sir Handel and Peter Sam since the twelfth series.
  • According to the copyright date on the storyboards, the episode began production sometime in 2008.


In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Kevin o guindaste
Catalan En Kevin vol ser una màquina de vapor
Chinese Mandarin 小吊车凯文
Czech Parní Kevin
Finnish Janinosturi
French Bim Bam Boum!
German Kevin spielt Dampflok
Hebrew קווין הקטר
Hungarian Kevin, a gőzös
Italian Un Gioco Per Kevin
Japanese ケビンのじまんのフック
Korean 행복한 기중기, 케빈
Latin American Spanish Kevin, la Locomotora de Vapor
Norwegian Kevin leker damplok
Polish Kamil Parowóz
Romanian Kevin Locomotiva cu Aburi
Russian Непослушный паровоз (Original)
Озорник Кевин (Alternate)
Spanish Vaporcito Kevin
Turkish Buharlı Tren Kevin

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