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“Look, I'm Brewster, the slowest chugger in the west!”
―Koko imitating Brewster

Can't Catch Koko is the first episode of the first season and the first episode of Chuggington overall.


Harrison breaks down while making a delivery run, and Calley comes and tows him in. After it becomes apparent that someone else needs to take over the delivery run, Dunbar and Vee begin to discuss it. Koko, intimidated, asks if she could do it, but Dunbar and Vee say that Wilson and Brewster have to help, too. Koko reluctantly agrees.

Later, the three trainees begin their journey, but Koko says, "Can't Catch Koko!" and goes too far. While Brewster and Wilson continue to go ahead, she comes out from behind a tree and scares them. But when they begin to leave, Koko can't move. Unfortunately for her, Wilson and Brewster never noticed, so she was stuck.

At the next station, Brewster and Wilson discover that there is a power outage. Realizing Koko is electric, they hurry off. When they find her, Wilson takes Koko home, while she apologizes for her behavior.

At Chuggington, Vee says that Brewster singlehandedly delivered all the mail on time and spent the night in another area. Wilson and Koko feel proud, and thus the story ends.


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  • This marks the first occurrence of a few things:
    • The first episode of Chuggington, but not what was made to green-lit the series.
    • The first appearances of Wilson, Brewster, Koko, Dunbar, Calley, Harrison, Vee, Morgan and Lori.
    • The first appearance of Tootington, and only physical appearance until the fourth season episode, We Are the Chuggineers.
    • The first episode to be written by Sarah Ball and Diane Redmond.
  • As shown in a concept art, this was the sixth episode in production order.
  • As said in one of her Twitter posts, this is one of Brigid Harrington's favourite episodes. [1]


  • In order to return for Koko, the trainees wouldn't be able to switch tracks while the power was off. As would be revealed in Hodge's Secret, the points are powered by electricity.
  • Vee's screen is missing in the first scene of the episode.
  • Harrison's face is frozen in the first scene of Calley pulling him.
  • Koko's front wheels are not on the rails properly in the scene at the Fuel Yard.
  • The Repair Shed switches between different roof and door designs within the episode.

Other Languages

Language Title
Croatia Neuhvatljiva Koko
Czech Koko nikdo nedohoní
French Panne d'électricité !
German Der Stromausfall
Japanese せっかちなココ
Polish Kto Dogoni Koko?
Russian Не угнаться за Коко
Spanish No puedes atrapar a Koko (Latin America)

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