Monday, 15 October 2012

S3 Ep.23 Bulgy


Originally Written by
The Rev.W.Awdry

Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton 

Air Date:

Duck met a large red double decker bus, but he's not friendly like Bertie. His name is Bulgy and he grumbled that the railway will be ripped up and the roads will take over. Oliver knew about it too and told Duck that Bulgy's friend came and took the passengers to the big station via a shortcut. Bulgy stole the two Great Westerners passengers as a 'Railway Bus'. Duck was following Bulgy to see where he was going. It turns out that the shortcut was a small bridge and Bulgy was wedged firmly under it. 
The passengers decided to climb aboard Duck's train and made it to the station on time as the passengers caught their trains. In the end, Bulgy was turned into a hen house.

- Road vs. Rail rivalry, something that the recent series is missing out on.

- 'It was a special holiday on the Island of Sodor...' exactly what is it?

This is another story that the journalist from 'The Guardian' was bashing about back in July, thinking that the Fat Controller had dumped him in a field and that his red paint makes him a soviet. Well I've watched this episode many times and read the story too and I've turned out OK, plus why would she think the Fat Controllers owns every vehicle? He owns a railway, Bulgy is owned by a bus company. Back to the episode, What special holiday are they celebrating? In the RWS they celebrate the summer bank holidays, why can't they mention that in the episode? I don't know. But this episode is good and I do love the road vs. rail rival, that is something that the recent series is currently is missing out on. The episode also remind me of the movie 'The Titfield Thunderbolt', which was made in 1953 and the story that was in the Railway Series book was published in 1969. If you haven't seen the movie, I recommend watching it, it's a really enjoyable movie.

The episode is great, it stuck with the original and I enjoy it again and again. 

Rating: 4/5