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“Fizzling fireboxes! I wanted to pull the Puppet Show Special on my own, Now look what I've done. The children won't have ice cream or flags, they won't have their puppet show. Help!”
―Skarloey after falling into the lake

Push Me, Pull You is the nineteenth episode of the twelfth series.


A puppet show is coming and Skarloey wants to have the puppet show special to himself, even though the train is too heavy for one engine. Skarloey engages in a tug-of-war with Rheneas with the train in the middle, but the coupling breaks and Skarloey speeds down the hill, crashing into Duncan and his bunting and Rusty and his ice cream before falling into the pond. Rheneas rescues him and takes the train while Skarloey sorts out the mess he had made and arrives in time for the puppet show.




  • This episode marks the last of a few things:
    • The last appearance of the Skarloey Railway and its engines, Mr. Percival's last speaking role and the last time he is referred to by name until Blue Mountain Mystery.
    • Duncan's last appearance until the eighteenth series episode, Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger, although he was intended to first appeared in Blue Mountain Mystery in full CGI, but was dropped as his basis was being overhauled at the time, and could not be measured by the production crew, which is why he was pushed back until Series 18.
    • The last appearance of Mr. Percival until Misty Island Rescue.
    • The last episode to feature a crash filmed with models.
    • Mrs. Polly Percival's last appearance to date.
    • The last appearance of the Transfer Yards.


  • When Skarloey crashes into Rusty's ice cream trucks, he also bumps into Rusty as well.
  • Steam vents from the ground in the close-up of Rheneas' wheels when he is coupled to the puppet show train.
  • Skarloey moves forwards to tell Rheneas that he is his best friend, but in the last scene Skarloey has gone back to his original position.
  • Rusty's face changes size during this episode.
  • The US title card is missing a comma in the title.
  • When Skarloey hears Rheneas coming, the water in Percival Pond instantly stops rippling.
  • When Skarloey is going up the hill, one of the trucks bounces as it goes over the points.
  • Skarloey's nose became bigger when made in CGI.
  • When Skarloey says "Help!", his tracker can be seen.


In Other Languages

Language Title
Chinese 拉你 推我
Czech Přetahovana
Finnish Vahva Ystävyys
French Le Spectacle de Marionnettes
German Was für ein Theater
Indonesian Mendorongku, Menarikmu
Italian Io Spingo Te, Tu Tiri Me
Korean 밀고, 당기고 (Kids 1)/밀고, 당기기 (EBS)
Polish Pojedynek Sił
Portuguese Você me Empurra, e eu Puxo Você
Slovak Preťahovaná
Spanish Me Empujas, Te Empujo
Thai การร่วมใจของสการ์โลอี้และเรเนส์

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