T-Bag Strikes Again Episode 2: One, Two Buckle My Shoe

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UK Air Date03/09/1986, 4.20pm
Repeat Screening06/04/1988, 4.20pm
Copyright YearMCMLXXXV (1985)
VTR Date12/08/1985
Fremantle Archive Ref33212 (series ref)
Consecutive Episode Number12
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tallulah Bag)Elizabeth Estensen
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
DebbieJennie Stallwood
Penelope PlummerDeborah Thau
Prince PimplePaul Venables

Make UpPearl Rashbass
Costume DesignerRaymond Childe
Graphic DesignerAlex Forbes
Stage ManagerBobby Webber
Production AssistantPat Lees
Song ByTerry Trower
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro
DesignerJohn Plant
Executive ProducerMarjorie Sigley
ProducersCharles Warren
Leon Thau
DirectorLeon Thau

In the second story Prince Pimple is looking for a princess who will fit the silver shoes with the number 2ís on them he has. Meanwhile Penelope Plumber is fixing her sink in her house. T-Shirt leads her on a wild goose chase away from the house before Prince Pimple arrives, T-Bag tricks the Prince into thinking she is a Princess so she can try the shoes for size.
The High-T Website synopsis

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You don't say

(Debbie is wandering in a forest, suddenly she hears a branch snap).
Debbie: Hello. Who's there?
Prince Pimple: Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Ohhhhhhhhhhh!
(Debbie sees the Prince standing beside her in the forest, she breaths a sigh of relief).
Prince Pimple: Well.
Debbie: Well what?
Prince Pimple: Well kindly step aside.
Debbie: Sorry.
Prince Pimple: I should jolly well think so too.
Debbie: I said I was sorry.
Prince Pimple: Ohhhhh my poor feet. I can't go another step. What are you doing here anyway?
Debbie: I'm looking for some numbers.
Prince Pimple: You don't say.
Debbie: They come from the clock in the first story back there.
Prince Pimple: You don't say.
Debbie: I've got to find all the missing numbers, put them on the clock then T-Bag will be defeated. I think.
Prince Pimple: You don't say.
Debbie: I do say.
Prince Pimple: You don't say.
Debbie: Are you listening to me?
Prince Pimple: What?
Debbie: Well I thought maybe you could help me.
Prince Pimple: Phhhw. Don't go asking me for help, I'm completely lost.
Debbie: Lost?
Prince Pimple: It really is the strangest thing. I'm a Prince, I shouldn't even be here. By rights a golden coach ought to have arrived and whisked me off to the Princess of my dreams. So what happens?
Debbie: I don't know, what happens?
Prince Pimple: Nothing. No golden coach, no Princess, no happy ending to the story, nothing.
Debbie: So what are you doing here?
Prince Pimple: Good question. I should have never set off on foot in the first place. I've been stung by nettles, scratched by brambles, covered in mud and I've missed my tea. We were going to have ice cream and jelly too.
Debbie: Oh cheer up. I'm lost as well, we can be lost together.
Prince Pimple: Hmm.
Debbie: My name's Debbie.
Prince Pimple: Pimple.
Debbie: Eh?
Prince Pimple: Prince Pimple.
Debbie: Oh I'm sorry. Pleased to meet you.
Prince Pimple: It really is a bad business all of this.
Debbie: I know a very bad business. Well, never mind, together we can find a way out of this forest.
Prince Pimple: Oh no, no, no. Not me, I'm not going another step further. I've got corns on my bunions and my feet are all swelling up. I'm whacked.
Debbie: Well I can't stop and rest, I've got to find those missing numbers, bye.
Prince Pimple: If you happen to see any Princesses on your travels, tell them that dashing handsome Prince Pimple is well on his way.
Debbie: I will.
Prince Pimple: Just as soon as his socks have dried out.

Added: 04/04/2019

Just the right moment

Penelope Plummer: Yes.
Debbie: Hello. Do you work here?
Penelope Plummer: Work, oh I do all the work around here.
Debbie: Oh dear
Penelope Plummer: Oh no, no, I love it. Plumbing, plastering, painting, the lot.
Debbie: Well can you tell me if any Princesses live here.
Penelope Plummer: Just the one.
Debbie: What's your name?
Penelope Plummer: Penelope Plummer.
Debbie: Pleased to meet you, I'm Debbie.
Penelope Plummer: Oh sorry, do come in.
Debbie: Thank you.
Penelope Plummer: You've come at just the right moment.
Debbie: Have I?
Penelope Plummer: If you could hold that there for me? (Penelope passed Debbie a tap to hold above the sink) Oh that's perfect.
Debbie: Oh, I was wondering if you... I wonder if I'll find any silver numbers here.

Added: 04/04/2020

The Princess of his dreams

Debbie: I met a prince in the forest today.
Penelope Plummer: Oh really.
Debbie: Prince Pimple, do you know him?
Penelope Plummer: Pimple! No, I think I'd remember someone with a name like that. Sounds pretty soppy to me, I bet he doesn't know one end of the hammer from the other.
Debbie: He wants to marry the Princess of his dreams.
Penelope Plummer: Oh how pathetic, they're all the same these Princes.
Debbie: What? Wouldn't you like to marry a handsome Prince?
Penelope Plummer: Eughh, I'm quite happy as I am thank you very much.
Debbie: What about the Princess? Couldn't you at least ask her? (Penelope resumes her work trying to fix the sink) Poor Prince Pimple will never find his way to this place on his own, I'd better go and fetch him.

Added: 04/04/2017

Princess T-Bag

(T-Shirt is spraying the T-Plant).
T-Shirt: There you are little T-Weed, that should keep the bugs at bay and creepy crawlies well away.
T-Bag: T-Shirt do shut up, I'm trying to listen here. So she's off to fetch the Prince is she?
T-Shirt: Who is?
T-Bag: Nobody you know. And the Prince will bring with him the shoes with the twos.
T-Shirt: The shoes with the twos.
T-Bag: Quite so T-Shirt, there's only one thing for it.
T-Shirt: What's that?
T-Bag: I must make the Prince believe that I am the Princess of his dreams.
T-Shirt: Princess T-Bag, ha, ha, ha, ha (gulps). Good idea.
T-Bag: If you want to avoid a clip round the ear boy you'd better listen carefully to this. Your job is to get rid of that silly girl whoever she is. That way I can entertain the Prince in private.
T-Shirt: How will I do that?
T-Bag: Use your imagination, no, cancel that, I'll tell you exactly how you're going to do it.

Added: 04/04/2015

Everything's your fault

T-Bag: It's all your fault boy, all your fault.
T-Shirt: How is it my fault?
T-Bag: Everything's your fault!

"Mic-key Take"
Near the end of the episode a microphone appears at the top of the screen as Penelope Plumber comes back into the castle's Kitchen, with T-Shirt, and says 'Oh, having a party, what fun'.

"Boom Town"
In the last scene, back in the T-Room, there is an appearance of a microphone at the very top of the screen only for a second or two after T-Shirt asks 'How is it my fault?'.

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  • This is the only episode of this series (not including episode one and ten) that is not named after a character from the episode.
  • This is the last episode where T-Bag wears her Wonders in Letterland dress, this dress features in twelve episodes.
  • Deborah Thau who plays Penelope Plummer, is the Daughter of the series director, Leon Thau. The actress also appeared in the previous series, Wonders in Letterland, in episode 3 as Seraphina the Seasprite.
  • The actress, Deborah Thau, is the first guest cast member to reappear in a subsequent series.

  • Deborah Thau, who plays Penelope Plummer, appears in two episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag. This is her second of her two appearances.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 3: Debbie In The Land Of S)
  • T-Bag checks on Debbie by looking in her saucer and sees the Town Clock from the first episode.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 1: The Town Clock)