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Scruffty The Detective is the twelfth episode of the fourth season.


A time capsule is being built for Mr. Ellis and will be buried outside the museum. However, Spud thinks it is a treasure chest and he empties the contents of it and almost buries it.


Voice Cast

United Kingdom & Australia

North America


  • Bobsville
  • Bob's Yard (Bobsville)
  • The Countryside
  • Farmer Pickles' Feilds
  • Town Hall


  • Mavis from the post office is mentioned again.
  • Items in the time capsule:
    • The newspaper of the day from Mr. Ellis.
    • Stamps from Mavis.
    • A school cap from Mrs. Percival.
    • A matchstick model of the town hall from Mr. Bentley.
    • A wellington boot from Farmer Pickles
    • A photograph of the town from Mr. Dixon.
  • This episode was paired with Scoop's Stegosaurus (Season 4) when it first premiered in the US.
  • This episode was the first ever Scruffty dedicated episode.
  • Lofty is strangely absent from the Yard, at the beginning of the episode.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Russian Скраффи детектив Scruffty the Detective
Polish Reksio tropiciel Scruffty's Tracker
Japanese たんていスクラフティ! Detective Scan Scruffty!
German Bello der Detektiv Scruffty the Detective