Designated Driver is an episode of Thomas' Adventures of Thunderbirds Are Go ( 2015 TV Series)


Thomas brings Skarloey and Duncan to Penelope's mansion, where Parker gives Alan driving lessons at the Creighton-Ward estate in FAB 0, the car in which Parker had taught the other brothers, while Lady Penelope has tea with her Great Aunt Sylvia. Progress is slow until a pair of bumbling intruders attempt to kidnap the ladies in FAB 1. A chaotic chase involving the two cars, Spongebob Squarepants, and Skarloey and Duncan ensues round the estate with Alan at the wheel, as Parker has broken his arm earlier in Alan's lesson. When the vehicles take to the air, Alan has the advantage until FAB 0 runs out of petrol, and, to Duncan's surprise, a teapot is needed to save the situation.


  • This episode is dedicated to Sylvia Anderson.
  • Spongebob Squarepants guest stars in this episode.
  • References to Home at Last,
  • Thomas breaks the fourth wall in this episode.


[Alan's room, Tracy Island]

Thomas: Hi, Alan.

[Outside the manor, two crooks appear from behind the hedge]

Duncan: Uh, do you get the feeling we're being watched?

[Evening outside the manor. A couple of GDF soldiers are taking the handcuffed crooks away]

Terry: I told you we should've gone for the treasure!

Bill: The teapot was the treasure, you idiot!

Terry: Well, I can't tell people that in prison, can I? That sounds stupid! 'What are ya in for this time? I was trying to nick a teapot!'

Skarloey: Well, I think those crooks got what they deserved, didn't they, Duncan?

Duncan: Indeed, Skarloey.

Thomas: I couldn't have put it better myself.

Skarloey: [chuckles to himself] Imagine what the other prisoners will think when they tell them about trying to steal a teapot! [chuckles] They'll laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and-

Duncan: Yes, thank you, Skarloey. We get the idea.

Thomas: Duncan.