A major continuity error occurred in the original American broadcasts of the 2005 season, where Rusty was referred to as a female in the narrations.While Rusty was clearly stated as being male in the original books, not once in the TV series had he been referred to in gender-specific terms up until then.Duncan knows it is his fault and takes the blame, thus Mr. Duncan collects his straw, with Thomas surprised to see Duncan as he wanted to do something other than collecting straw, but Duncan insists that he enjoys doing the same job and heads to the farm.On the way he sees Rusty at the castle, who was wondering if he would like to take his passengers to the forest and Skarloey at market who offered him to collect cows, but Duncan insists that pulling straw was more exciting.In recent seasons, he has rushed through work, and he even strayed from it until he ran out of diesel oil in Tuneful Toots.
Duncan was excited and wanted to help Rusty, so he left his straw and went to collect Rusty's coaches. But he soon bores after having to stop at the ruined castle to let them take photos.
When Duncan arrives at the Transfer Yards, he finds Mr.
Percival scolding Rusty and Skarloey for muddling everything up.
He sees Skarloey pulling heavy trucks of logs hoping he's not late to collect sheep and take them to market.
Duncan volunteers to do Skarloey's job for him and leaves the passengers behind.