started off as basically a crazy idea of Skarloey’s when toying around with the idea of a parody. One was written, which
was just about Percy’s new-found stupidity and the other engines teasing him, but more was needed to give it a higher
laugh-factor, so to speak.
There was never really intended to be a sequel
to it, but after a good response, Skarloey was persuaded to tie up the loose ends, and so two more were added to make this
thing a trilogy.
Chris, a fellow member of the Buggered team
then came up with the crazy idea of a deleted scene, involving dubbed footage of David Mitton and the Gnomes from “Percy
and the Haunted Mine” dancing to the theme tune from THE SMURFS.
In episode one, the Fat Controller is visiting his engines
about how much over budget they are, after a crash during nearly every single episode of the series.
In episode two, we see the engines searching
for Percy. The Fat Controller praises them for their hard work, and then tells them about a new threat – the Village
People, who have captured Percy! A plan to catch the villains is put in action, but Salty gets drunk and Percy escapes!
Lady Hatt is coming back from Ibiza and the Fat
Controller's mother is also coming to visit at the same time, so he conducts a rather novel way of stocking up with food
before they both arrive and expect their tea...!
The problems for the Fat Controller continue on again,
but with a Christmassy theme and a very random plot, which also includes a poor Billy Connolly impersonation as well as a
music video of "In the Brownies"...draw your own conclusions!