Season 16

Episode Guide

Spud and the Hotel

S16 E1
Apr 10, 2008
Bob is building the first Bobland Bay hotel. When the first guests arrive before the hotel staff, Spud decides to help out by trying to do every job in the hotel with chaotic results. When the new manager arrives, Spud is very pleased to go back to the quiet life of a scarecrow!

Clean As A Whistle Bristle

S16 E2
Apr 26, 2008
It's the grand opening of the Bobland Bay Promenade. As Bob and the team put up some spectacular lights for the big ceremony, a new machine arrives to help keep the new town at Bobland Bay spotlessly clean - Bristle the street-cleaner. Bristle loves to keep everything as clean as he possibly can. Soon important items start going missing in Bobland Bay. It's a mystery! Bob puts the clues together which all point to Bristle! Bristle soon learns the difference between things that are needed and things that are not.

Zoomer's Snowy Adventure

S16 E3
Apr 28, 2008
Zoomer the skidoo is staying with Bob in Sunflower Valley. And, when a huge snowfall blocks the whole valley, Zoomer's caterpillar tracks are ideal to help Scoop find his way through the snow with his snowplough to unblock the valley. But Zoomer is impatient and easily distracted. When he sees a distressed little rabbit he leaves Scoop on his own. With no expert guidance, Scoop drives into a deep snowbank and gets stuck. Zoomer races off to get help from another machine with caterpillar tracks... Muck! Zoomer is very sorry. He was only trying to help the little rabbit but Bob has a great machine-inspired idea to help the animals!

Scrambler Gets Prepared

S16 E4
Jun 05, 2008
Chip Chipper and Scrambler are taking the Sunflower Valley kids on an overnight "Badger Patrol". Their motto is "Be prepared" - advice that Scrambler is determined to follow. When Roley tells him that the patrol will need shelter, Scrambler rushes to get a tent from Mrs Bentley - but Chip has already organized the kids to build bivouac shelters. Then Roley tells Scrambler that the patrol will need food so he rushes off to get some fruit and nuts. But again, Chip beats him to it with some energy bars. Finally, Roley says that the children will need to keep warm at night so Scrambler zooms off to get some warm clothing, not realizing that the patrol already have warm jackets. Scrambler feels bad for not being properly prepared. When the patrol needs some badger food, Scrambler realizes that his fruit and nuts are ideal. He was prepared after all! The patrol declare Scrambler to coolest patrol member ever.

Radio Bob

S16 E5
Aug 11, 2008
Horticultural Flex is busy studying some rare plants when he hears about Sunflower Valley's very first radio station and Bob and the team get to work building the studio and erecting the transmitter. While they work, the machines think of ideas for their very own radio shows. Flex is determined to have an original idea but every time he thinks of one, someone else has beaten him to it - Roley's doing a jingle, Dodger's telling jokes and Scoop and Muck are reading stories. Flex is so worried he'll never have an original idea that he forgets that Bob needs his to help install the tall transmitter! Flex is very sorry but Bob has a great idea to solve Flex's problem. Later, with the radio station finally finished Flex dazzles the valley with his very own gardening programme!

Sumsy's Special Building

S16 E6
Aug 28, 2008
Mr Bentley is in need of a proper Mayor's office so he can stop filing his paperwork in Mrs Bentley's greenhouse. Bob sets about constructing a special earthship out of unusual recycled materials. Sumsy wants to help and sets off to find some materials for Bob. Unfortunately, she gets the wrong end of the stick and brings some bricks and some glass from Mr Bentley's greenhouse - things that people still need. Chaos ensues when birds make off with Mr Bentley's paperwork. Spud retrieves the paperwork back but Sumsy feels terrible. Eventually Sumsy has a great idea for some unusual office furniture, woven from recycled wooden twigs - including a filing cabinet for Mr Bentley's paperwork!

Lofty's Banana Tree

S16 E7
Oct 10, 2008
Bob and the team are building a Hot House in Bobland Bay for tropical plants, it's a big job and will require lots of concentration. Lofty asks Mr Beasley if he can take care of a Banana tree until the Hot House is finished but looking after a tropical plant is hard work. Lofty refuses help from plant expert Flex because he wants the banana tree to be his special friend and ends up rushing back and forth between the build and the banana tree. In his rush Lofty smashes all the glass panels needed to house the tropical plants and has to explain his strange behavior to Bob. Bob explains that if you want to be a plant's friend, you should do what's best for it. Letting Flex take care of the banana tree while he finishes the build Lofty learns that it's not only the tree who has become his special friend but Flex too.

Tumbler and the Ice Rink

S16 E8
Nov 23, 2008
It's snowy and icy in Sunflower Valley and Bob is building an ice-rink at Bobland Bay. Dizzy is delighted as she loves to ice-skate. Tumbler declares that loves to skate too and will show her how it's really done! On their way to collect some special concrete for the ice-rink, Tumbler has skids on the ice. He's not as experienced on the ice as he says! But determined not to let Dizzy find out, he does everything he can to avoid more ice - including taking them a very long way back to Bob! When Dizzy gets stuck in a snow drift, Tumbler only has one choice - to admit that he's not very good on the ice and to ask Dizzy to teach him. Soon Tumbler is skating like a pro!

Roley's Flat Garden

S16 E9
Jan 24, 2009
Roley is keen to get some flattening done and when he bumps into Mr Bentley designing the new botanical garden Roley thinks a flat garden would look beautiful. Mr Bentley agrees and goes off to tell Bob and the rest of the team while Roley excitedly gets to work with the help of passing Benny. Roley sings a song to help the work go quickly. However when Mr Bentley speaks to Bob he learns that the plants will all need different things and a flat garden just won't do! They race to tell Roley but too late he has flattened the whole field. They have to start all over again but Roley's work song helps to get the job done!

Super Splasher

S16 E10
Mar 17, 2009
Splasher arrives in town and with a - well - splash! Saving Lofty's wood from floating away down the river, Splasher becomes known by Bob and his team as Super-Splasher. Splasher arrives for his first day of work taking the hotel guests for sight-seeing tours by land and water. However, determined to live up to the name Super-Splasher, he interrupts the tour to rescue people who turn out not to need rescuing! Splasher becomes disheartened by his inability to live up to his name until he has to rescue Ela Stevenson's houseboat furniture from floating away down the river and learns he just has to check he is needed before he jumps in.

Breezy Bristle

S16 E11
May 14, 2009
It's a hot day in Sunflower Valley and Bob and the team are going to surprise Gripper and Grabber, who are coming from the city, with a new shelter. But that's not all, the shelter is also for Bristle, Flex and Tumbler! The team have to finish the shelter in the heat before Gripper and Grabber arrive. Bristle is eager to lend a hand but ends up hindering rather than helping. That is until Bob needs someone to slow Gripper and Grabber down so they can finish the shelter in time. Bristle has an ingenious idea - he uses cool air from his hose to distract the two machines just long enough for Bob to finish the job.

Splasher's Two Stops

S16 E12
Sep 09, 2009
Everybody is getting ready for the Big Summer Party in Bobland Bay and Bob and his team are going to build two shelter stops for Splasher's new ferry route. Splasher just can't wait for them to finish! Splasher races around announcing his new route but no timetable has been put in place yet and despite what he thinks Splasher can't be everywhere at once. With passengers waiting at both stops Splasher gets into a muddle and starts to think he has let everyone down, until he sees radio DJ Mike Turntables speaker's and has a great idea. Using the speakers and his Talkie- Talkie Splasher creates a loudspeaker system so he can announce his arrival times and be Super-Splasher once more.

An Inspector Calls

S16 E13
Feb 06, 2010
Mr Carruthers the Chief Building Inspector arrives in Sunflower Valley to inspect the Teams work, but what if he doesn't think Bob's team have done a good job! The machines set about trying to show all the good bits of Sunflower Valley but only remember their mistakes! The machines worry that they are useless and rush in to defend Bob before Mr Carruthers can give his verdict. Luckily Mr Carruthers thinks that Sunflower Valley is the very best community he has ever had the pleasure of inspecting and that they must have had an awful lot of fun building it!