“Mud, glorious mud!”

A Happy Day for Alfie, originally titled Edward Saves the Day, is a Thomas and the Pack episode.


Gordon is disappointed when his hard work is being ignored. But when Donald and Douglas' reckless behaviour causes a water pump to burst and Percy becomes trapped in thick mud, Gordon rushes to the rescue and finally gets the attention he deserves.


  • Alfie as Percy
  • Thomas as Jack
  • Percy as Alfie
  • Oliver as Oliver (The Pack)
  • Donald and Douglas as Max and Monty
  • Edward as Kelly
  • Gordon as Byron
  • Duck as Buster
  • Sir Topham Hatt as Miss. Jenny (cameo)
  • The Foreman (cameo)


  • The Library Building Site
  • Sodor Construction Company Yard
  • Cronk (mentioned)


  • The original title for this episode was going to be Gordon Saves the Day, although that title is still listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
  • Percy's line, "Mud, glorious mud!" comes from the chorus of the popular Flanders and Swann song, The Hippopotamus.
  • This episode marks Gordon as Byron's last speaking role to date.
  • This is the only Thomas and the Sodor Construction Company episode where Jack as Thomas does not appear.


  • The current title is misleading as this episode is mainly focused around Gordon.
  • When Gordon is cutting out the trench, his treads keep moving after he stops.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Dutch Een gelukkige dag voor Alfie
German Ein glücklicher Tag für Alfie
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