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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.
Duck and the Diesel Engine
The Barber telling off Duck for scaring his customer rather then crashing into the Barber Shop, then covering his face in shaving foam.
Stepney the Bluebell Engine
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?!