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“Slow down, Thomas! You're spilling my bubble liquid!”
―Mr. Bubbles

Slippy Sodor is the fifth episode of the thirteenth series.


Thomas has a cracked funnel and goes to the Sodor Steamworks for a replacement. The first funnel is too tiny, and the second is too large; so Kevin collects the only spare funnel left, which looks very funny and makes Thomas feel embarrassed. Thomas is then sent to the docks to collect Mr. Bubbles' special bubble liquid for his show. Along the way, all the engines he passes laugh at him. He puffs away quickly, spilling bubble liquid on the nearby road. This causes Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles to slip and crash three times. By the time Thomas reaches Knapford, all of the liquid is gone. Thomas rushes away to collect some more. This time, he goes slowly, doesn't mind the teasing and makes it to Knapford safely. The show is a great success, and all the children realise that Thomas' funny funnel looks just like Mr. Bubbles' hat.







  • This episode screened before the first UK broadcast of the thirteenth series in select US theatres.
  • According to The Little Blue Book, Thomas was going to blow a big bubble through his funnel. This idea was carried over for the 4-D attraction, Bubbling Boilers.
  • This episode marks Mr. Bubbles' first speaking role in the television series.
  • According to descriptions for the Wooden Railway merchandising for the Splish, Splash, Splosh! DVD, Percy was meant to play a role in the episode, getting splashed at one point by the bubble liquid. This was carried out to merchandising descriptions for the "Slippy Sodor" Gift Pack.


  • In one scene, Gordon's brake coach is at the front of his train, then it is at the back.
  • In some shots, the inside of Mr. Bubbles' mouth is blue.
  • When both Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Bubbles are messy, the hay is static.
  • In the Latin American version, the narrator said that Thomas stopped at a red signal, when actually he stops at a crossing.


  • James: "Hello Thomas, That's a funny funnel. Haha!"


In Other Languages

Language Title
Catalan Aventura relliscosa
Chinese 滑溜溜的多多岛
Czech Klouzání po Sodoru
Danish Thomas 'Funny Tragt
Dutch Superglad Sodor
Finnish Varapiippu
French Attention ça glisse!
German Rutschiges Sodor
Greek Το γλιστερό Σόντορ
Hungarian A különleges buborékoldat
Indonesian Sodor yang Licin
Italian Un Buffo Fumaiolo
Japanese スリップにちゅうい
Korean 미끄럼 조심
Norwegian Såpeglatt
Polish Śliski Sodor
Portuguese Sodor Escorregadia
Romanian Alunecosul Sodor
Russian Скользкий Собор
Slovak Zaspatý Sodor
Spanish Sodor Resbaloso
Swedish Halka på Rälsön
Thai โซดอร์เกาะแสนลื่น
Welsh Sodor Slip

Home Media Releases


DVD Packs


DVD Packs



NOR/SWE/DK/MYS/FIN/Latin America

  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Latin America DVD Boxsets


  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • Series 13 (digital download)


  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!

DVD Boxsets




DVD Boxsets



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