Princess Sapphire and Duke Duralumon, retitled Princess Sapphire Gets Tricked for American audiences, is the first episode of Sapphire the Princess and Friends. It is a parody of the Thomas & Friends episode Thomas & Gordon/Thomas Gets Tricked.


  • Princess Sapphire (from Princess Knight) as Thomas
  • Duke Duralumon (from Princess Knight) as Gordon
  • Flowers (from Alice in Wonderland) as Coaches
  • An Animator as Thomas' Driver
  • The King (from Princess Knight) as Henry (Cameo Role)
  • Baron Nylon (from Princess Knight) as James (Cameo Role)


Narrator: "Princess Sapphire is a Princess who lives in a big house on Disneyland. She's a cheeky little princess with a two pair of white shoes, a beautiful pair of belt, a big pair of hat, and a pair of gloves.

She's a fussy little princess, too, always bringing flowers about ready for the bigger Princes and Princesses to take on long journeys.

And when both princes and princesses come in, she brings the flowers back home so that the bigger princes and princesses can go and rest.

Princess Sapphire thinks no princes of princesses works as hard as she does. She loves playing tricks on them, including Duke Duralumon, the biggest and proudest duke of them all.

Princess Sapphire likes whistling rudely at him."

Princess Sapphire: "Wake up, Lazy Bones, why don't you work hard, like me?"

Narrator: "One day, after taking some flowers on a Journey, Duke Duralumon arrived back at the sidings, very tired. He was just going to sleep when Princess Sapphire came up in her cheeky way."

Princess Sapphire: "Wake up, Lazy Bones, do some hard work for a change! You can't catch me!"

Narrator: "And off she ran, laughing.

Instead of going to sleep again, Duke Duralumon thought how he could get back at Princess Sapphire.

One morning, Princess Sapphire wouldn't wake up. Her animator couldn't make her start. Her stamina was low and there was not enough strength. It was nearly time for the express. People were waiting, but the flowers weren't ready.

At last, Princess Sapphire started."

Princess Sapphire: "Oh dear, oh dear!"

Narrator: "She yawned.

She fussed into the station where Duke Duarlumon was waiting."

Duke Duarlumon: "Hurry up, you."

Narrator: "Said Duke Duarlumon."

Princess Sapphire: "Hurry yourself!"

Narrator: "Replied Princess Sapphire.

Duke Duarlumon Began Making his plan."

Duke Duarlumon: "Yes."

Narrator: "Said Duke Duarlumon."

Duke Duarlumon: "I will."

Narrator: "And almost before the flowers stopped moving, Duke Duarlumon reversed quickly and held the first flower's petal."

Duke Duarlumon: "Get in quickly, please."

Narrator: "He whistled.

Princess Sapphire usually pushed behind the flowers to help them star, but they always let go of her first. This time, Duke Duarlumon started so quickly, the forgot to let go of Princess Sapphire. Duke Duarlumon's chance had come.

Duke Duarlumon: "Come on, come on!"

Narrator: "Puffed Duke Duarlumon to the Flowers.

The line went faster and faster, too fast for Princess Sapphire. She wanted to stop, but she couldn't!"

Princess Sapphire: "Hey, hey, stop, stop!"

Duke Duarlumon: "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Laughed Duke Duarlumon.

Flowers: "You can't get away, you can't get away!"

Narrator: "Laughed the Flowers.

Poor Princess Sapphire was going faster than she had ever gone before. She was out of breath, and her hooves hurt her, but she had to go on."

Princess Sapphire: "I shall never be the same again."

Narrator: "She thought sadly."

Princess Sapphire: "My hooves will be quite worn out."

Narrator: "At last, they stopped at a station.

Princess Sapphire let go, and she felt very silly and exhausted.

Next, she sat on a turntable, thinking of everyone laughing at her.

And then she ran onto a siding, out of the way."

Duke Duarlumon: "Well, little Princess Sapphire."

Narrator: "Chuckled Duke Duarlumon."

Duke Duarlumon: "Now you know what hard work means, don't you?"

Narrator: "Poor Princess Sapphire couldn't answer. She had no breath. She just puffed slowly away to rest, and had a long, long drink.

She went home very slowly, and was careful afterwards never to be cheeky to Duke Duarlumon again."

Next Episode

Prince Frank and Duke Duralumon/Prince Frank Helps Out


  • Footage Copyright: Osamu Tezuka Production and Disney

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