Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Season 6 Episode 19

Buffer Bother

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Jan 30, 2003 on ITV
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Buffer Bother
When Ben gets new buffers fitted, Bill gets jealous. Mavis advises him to forget about it, but Bill becomes so obsessed with it that he loses focus on his own work and has an accident.

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  • i like alec baldwins vocie for mavis i found this on you tube and the episode was the us

    bill and ben return to this series and they play and shunt and be naghty too wherever you find bill you will find ben wherever you find ben you will find ben the fat controller came to inspect his engines and found that mavis and bill are fine and the fat controler says that ben needs new buffers and the fat controller seaid to mavis shell have to work with bill untill ben returns and mavis seaid she will and the fat controller drove away and this made bill happy and told his brother that he will be having new buffers and it made bill jelouse what will happen now?moreless
  • Bill becomes quite jealous of Ben's new buffers and becomes so distracted he causes an accident.

    Gotta love those solid gold buffers! The twins' stories tend to revolve around rivalry more often than not, and this one is a bit less significant than usual, and played almost like a watered down "Heroes.". The jealousy concept between Bill and Ben always works, but this time it just seems cliched and predictable. We knew what was going to happen right from the get-go. There aren't any major twists to alter the story. Mavis is also out of character, and adds virtually nothing to the story. Bill's accident, and the scene where he blows a pipe from his funnel both made me crack a smile, but overall, nothing special.moreless
  • My suprise season favourite

    Bill and Ben enjoy working together at the quarry. One day, The Fat Controller comes and inspects the twins and Mavis. Ben appears to have dented buffers and will need to get them repaired. This makes Bill angry as he wants new buffers as well and the two argue. After Ben leaves, Bill becomes distracted. Mavis tries to help him out but to no avail. Later, Bill causes a pipe to hit Mavis from his distraction and to cover her in dust. She suggests he thinks about other stuff but the trucks stir him up. Then, Bill pushes some and crashes into a tar pit! Ben arrives and sees him lying there. The Fat Controller is cross and Bill apologises to Ben. But now he has new buffers!

    I was surprised how much I loved this episode when I saw it for the first time. For one thing, Bill and Ben are back! I know they were in earlier episode this season but this is the first lead and it was excellent. For one thing, the storyline was very much like an Awdry episode. It seemed rather realistic (at least more so than previous episodes this season) and it showed a very comical side of Bill and Ben. The accident in this episode did seem similar to the own in "Twin Trouble" but it was quite funny, espically with:

    "Bust my Buffers"

    "I think you have"

    Those lines will go down in history. It was nice to see Mavis, but that is one of the things that isn't Awdry. But compared to the rest of the episode it seemed quite minor. The Fat Controller was used quite nicely and the trucks had some more classic chants. I wish Bill and Ben could keep their new buffers. This episode truly deserves its score and is a excellent additionmoreless
  • Bill gets in trouble.

    Bill and Ben work in the quarry with Mavis. One day Bill and Ben are being inspected by Sir Topham Hatt, He discovers that Ben\'s buffers are damaged. He is sent to the works to get new silver ones,Bill is very jealous. Mavis tells Bill to be glad that he is in perfect order, but he doesn\'t listen. When the trucks tease him, Bill becomes so angry that while trying to bump a freight car, he ends up in a ditch! Ben arrives just in time to hear Bill say \"Bust my buffers!\", When Bills buffers are damaged! After Bill comes back from the works, the twins agree that they do everything together, especially getting into trouble.I liked this episode but i did not like that Boco was not at the quarry with the twins.moreless
  • Ben gets new buffers, and Bill gets new trouble.

    One day, The Fat Controller came to see his quarry engines, and when he saw that Ben's buffers were all damaged he said to Ben that he was in need of new buffers. This made Bill jealous, and whn he worked with Mavis he only could think of Ben and his brand new buffers, making him very upset. He tried thinking about birds and trees but he couldn't stop thinking on Ben's new buffers till... The trucks made a rude song about Bill, and he biffs a truck and comes out of the track and Ben arrived just in time to hear "Bust my buffers!". Bill is now in need of new buffers, and Ben is sorry that he teased him.

    This episode was a very good episode.moreless

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