- In Dirty Objects, James mocks Toby's shabby paint. Toby has the last laugh in the conversation.
"James," he asked, "why are you red?"
"I am a splendid engine," answered James loftily, "ready for anything. You never see my paint dirty."
"Oh!" said Toby innocently, "that's why you once needed bootlaces; to be ready, I suppose?"
James went redder than ever and snorted off.
- The Barber telling off Duck for scaring his customer rather then crashing into the Barber Shop, then covering his face in shaving foam.
Barber: It's only an engine.
- He only got that far because Duck interrupted him tending to a customer by apologising. The customer even tried to look at what had happened, only for the barber to quietly turn his head back to continue his work as Duck sat halfway through the debris that was his shop.
- From the beginning of "Bluebells of England", Percy is singing about the bluebells, which Douglas finds it annoying.
Douglas: If you must sing, Percy, can't ye sing in tune?!