Cracking Contraptions

"The Bully Proof Vest"
Bully Proof Vest
Release date 2002
Running time 2 minutes and 18 seconds
Previous episode "The Snowmanotron"
Next episode "525 Crackervac"

The Bully Proof Vest is a short film in the Cracking Contraptions series. The film features the invention of the Bully Proof Vest.


It is a dark and stormy night, so Wallace is nervous about the sounds outside. He has some tea and crackers to cheer him up, but he doesn't notice a shadowy figure (Gromit in a black fleece costume and beret). When a cracker is taken from his hand, he discovers it is in a dark corner of the living room. He then discovers Gromit making ninja moves with a rolling pin. Wallace activates his Bully Proof Vest on his chest with a boxing-glove on a spring that shoots Gromit across the room and through a door. After seeing his invention worked Wallace starts to leave the room, but he trips on the rolling pin and falls. The button for the invention hits the floor, activating it again and shooting Wallace vertically into the ceiling, to which he is pinned and stuck.


  • In the beginning as Wallace is pouring the tea is humming the "Wallace and Gromit" theme.

Goofs / Errors

  • After Wallace activates The Bully Proof Vest on Gromit and Gromit goes flying through the door, Gromit's ears are shown on the door, while he had a hat on.
  • When Gromit gets punched in the face on "The Bully Proof Vest" short, his black eye is on the opposite side of which he got punched.


Wallace & Gromit - Cracking Contraptions - The Bully Proof Vest

Wallace & Gromit - Cracking Contraptions - The Bully Proof Vest