A Deal With Friends is the second episode of the fourth Season of Shining Time Station. It aired on Playhouse Disney on November 18, 1997.


  • This episode features the stars of Cartoon Network: Zak Saturday, Rex Salazar, Juniper Lee, Mike Mazinsky, Dexter, Eddy, Courage and Numbuh 1. One day, they discover that many friends have deal. Stacy, Harry and Billy meet up with Benson, a Regular Show character, who explains that he's here to help. However, Schemer, Schemee and Nasty Jack try to endure the friendship, but it didn't work. After that, Benson thanks the other Cartoon Network characters.


From Shining Time Station

  1. Mr. Conductor 1 (George Carlin)
  2. Stacy Jones (Didi Conn)
  3. Harry Cupper (Leonard Jackson)
  4. Billy Twofeathers (Tom Jackson)
  5. Horace Schemer (Brian O'Conner)
  6. Schemee (Jonathan Shapiro)

From The Secret Saturdays

  1. Zak Saturday (Sam Lerner)

From Generator Rex

  1. Rex Salazar (Daryl Sabara)

From The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

  1. Juniper Lee (Lara Jill Miller)

From Mike, Lu and Og

  1. Mike Mazinsky (Nika Futterman)

From Dexter's Laboratory

  1. Dexter (Candi Milo)

From Ed, Edd N Eddy

  1. Eddy (Tony Sampson)

From Courage The Cowardly Dog

  1. Courage (Marty Grabstein)

From Codename: Kids Next Door

  1. Numbuh 1 (Benjamin Diskin)

From The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh

  1. Nasty Jack (Jim Cummings)

From Regular Show

  1. Benson (Sam Marin)

Thomas Stories

  1. Rusty To The Rescue
  2. Thomas and Stepney

Jukebox Band

  1. Friends Are Special


  • This is the first time where we see all Cartoon Network characters.
  • It is revealed that friends are good.
  • Zak is the main star.
  • Benson debuts.
  • Nasty Jack is the first 100 Acre Wood villain.


  • (The episode starts with the show's theme song playing)
  • Man: Reach for the steam, reach for the whistle, going the railing road. Reach for the words, reach for the story, follow the rainbow sun. To a Shining Time Station, where dreams can come true, waiting there for you.
  • (The episode then opens with the Cartoon Network characters at Shining Time Station)
  • Zak: Everything is all nice.
  • Rex: Cool.
  • June: I was glad Ray Ray and Dennis are my brothers.
  • Mike: Interesting.
  • Dexter: Dee Dee always annoys me.
  • Eddy: I got Ed and Double D.
  • Courage: All things i do is for love.
  • Numbuh 1: Very well.
  • Stacy: It's been many times since.
  • Harry: Good.
  • Billy: Here comes Benson.
  • Benson: Pleased to meet you.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 appears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Welcome, Benson.
  • Zak: Mr. Conductor 1.
  • Rex: We were just passing.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Oh yes, that day is friendship.
  • June: See, i told you.
  • Mike: Do you know about bluebells that are saved from scrap.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They do. Rusty had to save Stepney from scrap. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Rusty To The Rescue starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: In springtime, Rusty loves to visit a faraway place. It's filled with bluebells. The air smells sweet and Rusty thinks there's no better place than be. One day, Thomas was passing by just as Rusty was having a drink.
  • Thomas: Peep Peep! Good morning. Your driver looks a little worried. I wonder why.
  • Rusty: I don't know.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But I soon will. Excuse me.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But there's something wrong?
  • Rusty's Driver: Yes indeed.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Replied the driver.
  • Rusty's Driver: They need another engine to help us run the special line.
  • Rusty: A bluebell engine.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed Rusty.
  • Rusty: Maybe I can find one.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Later, Rusty saw Douglas and Percy. Rusty had an idea.
  • Rusty: Can you help me find another engine?
  • Douglas: Where?
  • Rusty: Where'd you found Oliver?
  • Douglas: You mean on the Other Railway?
  • Rusty: Yes. I'm looking for a bluebell engine.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And Rusty explained everything.
  • Douglas: I like to help. But these days it's only Diesels that go there.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Then Rusty decided.
  • Rusty: So that's were I go.
  • Douglas: Take care.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Rusty told the driver all about the plan and that night he came to the shed.
  • Rusty's Driver: The manager says he'll make a home for a bluebell engine if you find one.
  • Rusty: Right.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll find one tomorrow.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: It took them all the next day to travel to the Other Railway. Darkness fell and the cold wind blew.
  • Rusty: Ooh. What's that?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But it was only the sounds of a lonely scrapyard. Diesel silent and still lined up guard.
  • Diesels: Who are you?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Rusty plucked up courage.
  • Rusty: I'm a shed and sidings inspection diesel. Have you any engines in the shed?
  • Diesels: No! None!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Rusty rally began.
  • Rusty: Then what about the sidings?
  • Diesels: One. We have one.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Rusty grew braver still.
  • Rusty: Then I'll just go and inspect.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: A small engine with a tall funnel stood sad and alone in a shadowy siding. His driver was huddled in the cab, keeping it company.
  • Rusty: Excuse me.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: Do you like bluebells?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The engine looks dawdled.
  • Stepney: Yes, bluebells are beautiful.
  • Rusty: Then you're soon going to see lots of them because I'm getting you out of here.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Everyone worked fast. It was difficult to set the fire, but soon it was glowing hot and Stepney had a good head of steam. Rusty's engineer agreed to be Stepney's fireman. So off they set, past the bleak and bluey lines of diesels.
  • Diesels: Where is he going?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They hissed.
  • Rusty: Just down the line.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Replied Rusty, and they chuffered quickly away.
  • Rusty: We've done it.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Whispered Rusty.
  • Rusty: We're over the board and back on the railway. Mission accomplished.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: When Rusty and the engine arrived in the valley, a big welcome awaited him.
  • Manager: We shall mend you and give you your new coat of paint.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said the manager. His driver was delighted.
  • Stepney's Driver: You lucky old engine. You've been saved by the bluebell railway.
  • Stepney: And my friend Rusty. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Rusty.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Now the little engine is has happy as can be and helps the passengers and visit at bluebell time. His name is Stepney but everyone calls him the bluebell engine.
  • (Rusty To The Rescue ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So you see, Stepney's new to Sodor.
  • Dexter: That is amazing.
  • Eddy: You'd be leaving right?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Right.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 disappears)
  • Zak: We'll help you with the skills.
  • Benson: You will.
  • (Inside the Jukebox)
  • Tito: Are you ready to perform Friends Are Special, Didi?
  • Didi: I'm ready.
  • Tex: Ye know what she says?
  • Rex: Friends like always.
  • Grace: Let's hit it, guys.
  • (Didi performs Friends Are Special, with the rest doing the instruments)
  • Didi: Friends are special, so important, they make the world go 'round We like helping one another in school or on the playground Friends are there to help each other when one is feeling sad Being friends is very special, be a friend and you'll be glad Friends are special, so important, they make the world go 'round We like helping one another in school or on the playground Friends are there to help each other when one is feeling sad Being friends is very special, be a friend and you'll be glad Being friends is very special, be a friend and you'll be glad.
  • (Friends Are Special ends)
  • (Back with Schemer and Schemee, we find them with Nasty Jack)
  • Schemer: It's important to all persons for us to say.
  • Schemee: Friendships never end.
  • Nasty Jack: That's what i'm talkin' about.
  • (We find Mr. Conductor 1 with Dexter and Eddy)
  • Dexter: Shoulder To Shoulder means a friendship song.
  • Eddy: Guide us to the Anything Tunnel.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: I will.
  • (We zoom to the Anything Tunnel and Shoulder To Shoulder starts)
  • Lumpy: We stand shoulder to shoulder We see eye to eye We dive deep under water We jump high in the sky High We stand shoulder to shoulder We stand side to side When one of us gets a tiny bit tired One gives the other a ride Ride I've never had a best friend before So I can't be sure What it feels like But I think it feels more like this, I do I think I feel more like myself When I'm with you Finding, finding Losing and finding Making, making a bond that is strong Building, building a house for a friendship Breathing a breath for our song Song For our song.
  • (Shoulder To Shoulder ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So that's why you can be friends together.
  • Zak: Wow.
  • Rex: That's amazing.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Surely.
  • June: We can hear lots of fun.
  • Mike: Did Thomas befriend Stepney?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Of course. He befriended him when he was on time. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Thomas and Stepney starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas the Tank Engine was feeling very happy. His blue coat shone in the sun, he was right on time, and all around his branch line the countryside seems prettier than ever before.
  • Thomas: Peep peep! Good morning, Percy.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He whistled.
  • Thomas: My branch is the pride of the line. Wouldn't you agree?
  • Percy: Uh, yes, Thomas, of course, but, uh...
  • Thomas: But what, Percy? Out with it.
  • Percy: Well there is another engine with the famous branch line too.
  • Thomas: Who? Where?
  • Percy: His name's Stepney. He's far away, but Sir Topham Hatt says he may visit us.
  • Thomas: When?
  • Percy: Oh, someday.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And Percy hurried away. Meanwhile Stepney puffed steadily along his line. It isn't very long, and that made him feel a little sad. Later he saw Rusty, the little diesel had saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Stepney: Everyone's been so kind, but my railway was so sure, that I do miss a good long run.
  • Rusty: I think you should tell driver too.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: I'm sure he'll understand.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Stepney soon discovered that indeed he did.
  • Driver: You know, Stepney, I feel just the same way.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: That evening, he had exciting news.
  • Driver: Guess what, Stepney? Sir Topham Hatt has invited to the other engines on his own railway. Manager agreed. It'll be really long run to get there.
  • Stepney: Oh, thank you!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Sighed Stepney. They set off next morning. But now, all the other engines were talking about Stepney.
  • Percy: He runs a famous branch line. Did you know that?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Percy. Thomas was feeling a little jealous.
  • Thomas: Huh! It may be famous but my branch is the first on the line. Everyone knows that too.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And he huffed away to fetch his coaches.
  • Percy: Look!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Squeaked Percy.
  • Percy: Why have they all come? There's no train yet.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But Percy was wrong. The signal dropped, and from far away an engine's whistle.
  • Douglas: Here he comes!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yelled Douglas. Stepney puffed proudly through the junction.
  • Edward: I hope you'll meet Thomas too.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You both have branch lines to be proud of.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Then Stepney set off to help Duck shunt coaches in the yards, and they worked happily together all afternoon. At last, Thomas arrived.
  • Thomas: Sorry, can't talk. It's time for my last branch line train. Mustn't be late.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He was hardly out of sight when the engines heard shouting at the station. Moments later came the alarm.
  • Man: Stop all train!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The signalman answered the telephone.
  • Signalman: A special, is it? I see.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas was impatient.
  • Thomas: Why are we waiting? My passengers have been delayed.
  • Driver: Sorry, Thomas.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We're been shunted to allow another train to pass.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Soon they heard an unfamiliar puffing sound. There was Stepney with his headlamp swang and whistle blowing. He gathered speed and disappeared.
  • Thomas: Well bust my boiler!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas the Tank Engine. Next morning, he was still fuming.
  • Thomas: Shunted! And on my own branch too! It's a disgrace!
  • Stepney: I'm sorry.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Stepney.
  • Stepney: I was a special.
  • Thomas: Why?
  • Stepney: An important passenger arrived just as you left. He ordered a special train and Duck let me take it. We had a splendid run, but uh...
  • Thomas: But...
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Finished Thomas.
  • Thomas: It can make an engine nervous not to know the line.
  • Stepney: Excatly.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Stepney.
  • Stepney: You're such an expert.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas felt much better. He couldn't be cross anymore and began telling Stepney all about his branch line.
  • (Thomas and Stepney ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So that's how Thomas befriended Stepney after all.
  • Dexter: Very interesting.
  • Eddy: You'd be leaving right?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Right.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 disappears)
  • Zak: Thanks for helping us, Benson.
  • Benson: No problem, Zak.
  • (Drew and Doc arrive)
  • Drew: Zak, you trained well.
  • Doc: We hear about your success.
  • Zak: Thanks.
  • Courage: I knew it.
  • Numbuh 1: A good old family.
  • Stacy: That's how Zak learned well.
  • Harry: Good.
  • Billy: We deserve it.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 reappears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Practice makes perfect.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 gives a thumbs up as the episode ends)
  • (We then find the end credits with the train from the intro puffing)
  • (While they roll, the Shining Time Station end theme plays)
  • Man: Reach for the steam, reach for the whistle, going the railing road. Reach for the words, reach for the story, follow the rainbow sun. To a Shining Time Station, where dreams can come true, waiting there for you. So much to see, so far to travel, so much to learn to know. Friends by your side, hopes still go on too, who knows the far you'll go. To a Shining Time Station, where dreams can come true, your own imagination, waiting there for you.

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