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Inspector Spud is the second episode of the fifth season.


While repairing a burst water pipe in town, Bob turns off the mains with a stop-cock key. However, Spud has wandered into town and is curious when he finds the key. He turns it, and soaks Mr. Bentley, who is supervising the job. Leaving his clipboard, Mr. Bentley goes back to the Town Hall to change.



  • Bobsville
  • Bob's Yard
  • Farmer Pickles' Farm
  • The Countryside


  • Allusions:
    • Spud the scarecrow: Spud spins around and his scarf flies up like Superman's cloak, indicating Spud's transformation into to a powerful Building Inspector/Spud's disastrous reign as Inspector results in a barn falling down is like Buster Keaton's famous collapsing house stuff.
  • This episode was the first time Mr. Bentley gets sprayed with water with the second time being Wendy's Removal Service (Season 6).
  • This episode was paired with "Spud the Dragon" (Season 5) when it premiered on the Nick Jr. block.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Polish Inspektor Strach Inspector Spud
Russian Инспектор Спад Inspector Spud
Dutch Inspecteur Spud Inspector Spud
German Bauinspektor Knolle Inspector Spud
Czech Inspektor Hugo Inspector Spud
Finnish Putte Tarkastajana Inspector Spud

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