Mayor Flopdinger

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Mayor Flopdinger is a fictional character from the American children's TV show Shining Time Station. He is the mayor of the fictional town of East Shemp. He is known for being rather flighty, and not paying much attention to anyone but himself. He also has a hard time reading any type of speech, always stumbling over words.


  • Similarly to J.B. King, Mayor Flopdinger often wears very offical looking clothes, such as suits.

Relationship with other characters

  • Mayor Flpdinger has met almost every character from all three seasons of Shining Time, except for the Jukebox Puppet Band and Mr. Conductor.
  • While the Mayor has met the kids, he doesn't normally talk with them, preferring to talk with Stacy Jones or any other adult.

Famous Quotes

(From 'Tis a Gift)
SCHEMER: They all smoke big, cheap, smelly cigars.
MAYOR FLOPDINGER: Big, cheap, smelly cigars? I find that very hard to believe...
SCHEMER: For breakfast.
MAYOR FLOPDINGER: For breakfast??!!

(From Becky Makes a Wish, the Mayor is flying like a bird)
MAYOR: And so, my fellow Shining Timers, ask not what I can do for you, but what you cna do for me...

The world of Shining Time Station
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TV Series: Shining Time Station
Series particulars
How the Station Got Its Name  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad •
Main Characters

Harry Cooper • Billy Twofeathers  • Matt Jones • Dan Jones • Tanya Cooper • Kara Cooper • Stacy Jones • Schemer • Becky • Jukebox Puppet Band • Thomas the Tank Engine

Recurring Characters

J.B. King • Mayor Flopdinger • Midge Smoot • Ginny • Schemee • Barton Winslow •

1-Hour Special Characters

Kit • Max Okowski •


Island of Sodor  • Shining Time Station

Significant people and organisations
Rev. W.V. Awdry (Creator of "Thomas the Tank Engine")Christopher Awdry
The Britt Allcroft CompanyGullane Entertainment
Other relevant pages
Thomas and Friends Portal
The Railway Stories (audiobooks)Thomas and Friends video releasesShining Time Station
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends merchandiseWorkforce:Shining Time Station