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Season 1 Episode 12


Aired Tuesday 3:30 PM Apr 25, 1989 on ITV
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Episode Summary

Its the 4th of July, but not everyone is too cheerful. Lillie Lightship is sad about being to far from Bigg City Port to see the fireworks. The Star Fleet are also sad because Grampus, the friendly midget submarine, is considered too old for the Navy, and is about to be destroyed...moreless

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  • The Best Ep Ever!

    Well This Is Probably The Best TUGS Episode Ever!As You Know Lille Lightship's Light Isn't Working And The Is A Parade.And Bluenose The Naval Tug Is Going To Blow Grampus Up And All The Tugs Have To Stop Him!But Then When Navy Gets To Bigg City Port Things Get Ugly!When The Navy Fires The Tugs Help Grampus Before The Missile Hits Him.But The Navy's Ship Had Poor Aiming!So When All The Tugs Are Called To Where Lille Lightship Is Floating She Finally Get Shine Her Light Again!YAY!So For People Who Haven't Seen This Episode Don't Read This Review!It Spoils It!Well The Episode Is Great And My Review Is Done!moreless
  • Grampus's first lead role! Three cheers for Grampus!

    Lillie is sad because she is too far away to see the regatta on 4th of July. But one foggy night, a blinded tramper comes in and rams Lillie, causing a hole in her side. Luckily next morning, Grampus arrives and nearly saves Lillie from sinking. After the adventure, Ten cents, OJ, and mighty Moe tow Lillie to Lucky's Yard, where she is happy as she now can see the regatta there. But now the tugs are sad because they just found out that Grampus is too old, and to be blown up in the Navy's target practice. So now, the tugs must perform a daring rescue and kidnap Grampus.

    A very enlighting episode. I was happy to actually see Grampus for once, and he an Lillie finally have lead roles. I was very glad to see this, ith plenty of thanks to TopHat10 for uploading it.moreless
  • Just to let you know, I'm reviewing REGATTA!

    Lillie Lightship works out at Dender Rocks and misses out on the Annual Regatta every year. Ten Cents and Sunshine try to cheer her up but have to leave. That night, Lillie is distracted when a tramp steamer comes in. She trys to stop it, but it hits her and then crashes into Dender Rocks. Lillie is in danger until morning when Grampus appears near her and blocks her hole with himself! The Star Fleet are soon alerted and Ten Cents has trouble getting a barge from Lucky's Yard thanks to the Z-Stacks. Then he, OJ and Mighty Moe rescue the lightship and submarine. After delivering Lillie, Ten Cents heads off with Big Mac and they meet Bluenose searching for Grampus. The submarine arrives and declares he will be blown up. The Star Fleet soon decide to work together and save Grampus from destruction. But they had to take another barge and Zorran investigates, but Hercules sends him off. It is soon Regatta time and everyone particapates, including Warrior with a decorated Lord Stinker! That night, the fleet sees Lillie repaired and discovers Grampus is now under Captain Starr's ownership!

    THIS EPISODE ROCKS! Grampus is my favourite charecter by far. This episode has adventure, explosions and humour. The whole garbage float thing was very funny and Grampus and his sprayign cracked me up. Zorran was very comically evil in this episode and Lillie and Grampus both got lead roles. The only problem is the whole 4th of July thing, thanks to Salty's Lighthouse!moreless

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