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'''Air date''': June 23rd, 1992 (UK), March 24th, 1993 (US)

'''Adapted from''': ''[[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB24OliverTheWesternEngine Oliver the Western Engine]]'', "Bulgy"

A special holiday is being celebrated and many visitors are traveling on Duck's Branch Line. At Tidmouth, Duck meets a double-decker bus, who threatens that one day rails will be ripped up. Duck warns Oliver, who takes his threat with a pinch of salt and nicknames the bus "Bulgy". But later, Oliver becomes concerned when another bus comes to help Bulgy. Then the two Great Western engines see Bulgy pretending to be a railway bus and are furious. Duck chases after him and finds Bulgy stuck under a bridge. Duck cautiously crosses the bridge and takes Bulgy's passengers home, but Bulgy never learns sense. And when no one believes him anymore, he is turned into a henhouse.

!!Tropes featured in the episode:
* EvilCounterpart: Bulgy is Bertie's opposite in just about every way.
* FantasticRacism:
** Bulgy's hatred of trains.
** Duck mentions that Bertie makes jokes about the railway, but doesn't want to see it scrapped.
* {{Foil}}: Bulgy serves as this to Bertie. As mentioned by Duck, while Bertie sometimes cracks jokes about the railway and has a slight rivalry with Thomas, he is still good friends with the engines and doesn't want the railway to be ripped up. Bulgy, however, is mean to the engines and desires for their rails to be turned into roads.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with Bulgy by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HelpImStuck: Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge when he attempts to take a shortcut to get Duck's passengers home faster. He is eventually dislodged and turned into a henhouse.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bulgy tried to beat Duck in a race by taking a shortcut, which involved him trying to drive under a bridge. The bridge wasn't high enough, and he got stuck underneath.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bulgy is incredibly rude, cold-hearted, and discriminatory.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge. Then he starts telling lies again and is turned into a henhouse.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bulgy gets a fake "Railway Bus" banner to steal Duck's passengers and doesn't accept their return tickets. His plan was to make the passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: While Bertie had been introduced long before this episode, this was the first instance of a double-decker bus being featured in the show.
* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays: Bulgy's shortcut winds up getting him stuck under a low bridge.
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'''Air date''': June 23rd, 1992 (UK), March 24th, 1993 (US)

'''Adapted from''': ''[[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB24OliverTheWesternEngine Oliver the Western Engine]]'', "Bulgy"

A special holiday is being celebrated and many visitors are traveling on Duck's Branch Line. At Tidmouth, Duck meets a double-decker bus, who threatens that one day rails will be ripped up. Duck warns Oliver, who takes his threat with a pinch of salt and nicknames the bus "Bulgy". But later, Oliver becomes concerned when another bus comes to help Bulgy. Then the two Great Western engines see Bulgy pretending to be a railway bus and are furious. Duck chases after him and finds Bulgy stuck under a bridge. Duck cautiously crosses the bridge and takes Bulgy's passengers home, but Bulgy never learns sense. And when no one believes him anymore, he is turned into a henhouse.

!!Tropes featured in the episode:
* EvilCounterpart: Bulgy is Bertie's opposite in just about every way.
* FantasticRacism:
** Bulgy's hatred of trains.
** Duck mentions that Bertie makes jokes about the railway, but doesn't want to see it scrapped.
* {{Foil}}: Bulgy serves as this to Bertie. As mentioned by Duck, while Bertie sometimes cracks jokes about the railway and has a slight rivalry with Thomas, he is still good friends with the engines and doesn't want the railway to be ripped up. Bulgy, however, is mean to the engines and desires for their rails to be turned into roads.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with Bulgy by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HelpImStuck: Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge when he attempts to take a shortcut to get Duck's passengers home faster. He is eventually dislodged and turned into a henhouse.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bulgy tried to beat Duck in a race by taking a shortcut, which involved him trying to drive under a bridge. The bridge wasn't high enough, and he got stuck underneath.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bulgy is incredibly rude, cold-hearted, and discriminatory.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge. Then he starts telling lies again and is turned into a henhouse.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bulgy gets a fake "Railway Bus" banner to steal Duck's passengers and doesn't accept their return tickets. His plan was to make the passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: While Bertie had been introduced long before this episode, this was the first instance of a double-decker bus being featured in the show.
* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays: Bulgy's shortcut winds up getting him stuck under a low bridge.
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'''Adapted from''': ''[[Recap/TheRailwaySeriesB24OliverTheWesternEngine Oliver the Western Engine]]'', "Bulgy"


* SeldomSeenSpecies: While Bertie had been introduced long before this episode, this was the only instance of a double-decker bus being featured in the show.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: While Bertie had been introduced long before this episode, this was the only first instance of a double-decker bus being featured in the show.

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*EvilCounterpart: Bulgy is Bertie's opposite in just about every way.


* FantasticRacism: Bulgy's hatred of trains.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
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Bulgy's hatred of trains.



* {{Foil}}: Bulgy serves as this to Bertie. As mentioned by Duck, while Bertie sometimes cracks jokes about the railway and has a slight rivalry with Thomas, he is still good friends with the engines and doesn't want the railway to be ripped up. Bulgy, however, is mean to the engines and desires for their rails to be turned into roads.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: Duck tries to reason with Bulgy by mentioning Bertie, but Bulgy thinks Bertie's too small to be useful.
* HelpImStuck: Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge when he attempts to take a shortcut to get Duck's passengers home faster. He is eventually dislodged and turned into a henhouse.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bulgy tried to beat Duck in a race by taking a shortcut, which involved him trying to drive under a bridge. The bridge wasn't high enough, and he got stuck underneath.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bulgy is incredibly rude, cold-hearted, and discriminatory.



* ManipulativeBastard: Bulgy.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Bulgy.Bulgy gets a fake "Railway Bus" banner to steal Duck's passengers and doesn't accept their return tickets. His plan was to make the passengers think railway services were no good, but they quickly catch on.

Added DiffLines:

* SeldomSeenSpecies: While Bertie had been introduced long before this episode, this was the only instance of a double-decker bus being featured in the show.


* LaserGuidedKarma: Taking the shortcut and being stuck under a bridge can certainly qualify.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Taking the shortcut and being Bulgy gets stuck under a bridge can certainly qualify.bridge. Then he starts telling lies again and is turned into a henhouse.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bulgy.


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'''Air date''': September 25th, 1992 (UK), March 21st, 1993 (US)

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'''Air date''': September 25th, June 23rd, 1992 (UK), March 21st, 24th, 1993 (US)
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A special holiday is being celebrated and many visitors are traveling on Duck's Branch Line. At Tidmouth, Duck meets a double-decker bus, who threatens that one day rails will be ripped up. Duck warns Oliver, who takes his threat with a pinch of salt and nicknames the bus "Bulgy". But later, Oliver becomes concerned when another bus comes to help Bulgy. Then the two Great Western engines see Bulgy pretending to be a railway bus and are furious. Duck chases after him and finds Bulgy stuck under a bridge. Duck cautiously crosses the bridge and takes Bulgy's passengers home, but Bulgy never learns sense. And when no one believes him anymore, he is turned into a henhouse.


* FantasticRacism: Bulgy's hatred of trains.

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* FantasticRacism: Bulgy's hatred of trains.
** Duck mentions that Bertie makes jokes about the railway, but doesn't want to see it scrapped.

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* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays: Bulgy's shortcut winds up getting him stuck under a low bridge.



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'''Air date''': September 25th, 1992 (UK), March 21st, 1993 (US)

Added DiffLines:


!!Tropes featured in the episode:
* FantasticRacism: Bulgy's hatred of trains.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Taking the shortcut and being stuck under a bridge can certainly qualify.
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