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"That hurt!"
— Gloria Cornwallis
Bumper Buddies

David Coole


Andrew Cochran


Jeff Rosen


The Harbour Master
(Denny Doherty)

Jan Nonhof (Dutch

Air date

July 14th, 1993

Previous episode

True Blue Friends

Next episode

Theodore and
the Welcome

Bumper Buddies is the eighth episode of the first season.


Theodore doesn't like it when Foduck celebrates by bumping him, but he cannot seem to tell his friend to stop. He also cannot stop thinking about it. Theodore decides that the best thing to do is simply avoid Foduck. The safety tug does not understand why Theodore will not play with him anymore and asks the smaller tug if they are still friends. Instead of admitting to Foduck that he does not like the bumping, Theodore answers, 'no.' Foduck just floats away. But the next day, Theodore, who misses playing with Foduck, realizes that he made a mistake. He also realizes that you can always tell the truth to a real friend.



  • Even though this is Owan's first appearance he does not get his loud nature until Night Shift.
  • This is the first episode to feature Bedford Buoy with eyebrows, meaning that this episode has been filmed after all the ones where he didn't have eyebrows.
  • This is Gloria Cornwallis' only speaking role.


  • When Gloria Cornwallis cries "That hurt!" a hand can be seen holding her hull in the down left corner.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Botsmaatjes Boat Buddies

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