Annie Does Her Chores is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Shining Time Station: The Animated Series. It aired on PBS Kids on Thanksgiving Day 2002.


  • Annie is very unhappy because she has to do her chores instead of hanging out with Mitchie, Alex, Peter, Buster, Mel, Zak and Mona. In order to cheer her up, Loonette The Clown, Granny Garbanzo, Major Bedhead, Uncle Chester and Auntie Macassar arrive to help Stacy, Harry and Billy. Unaware to the kids, Schemer, Schemee, Team Rocket and The Greasers try to make up the messes, but to no avail. After that, with the help of Loonette's Time Lapse Activator, Annie is able to clean up her room at top speed and Mitchie and the others thank the rest of the clown crew.


From Shining Time Station

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

From Annie The Smart and Genius Girl

  1. Annie Roberts (Stephanie Morgenstern)

From The Accidentally Series

  1. Mitchie Ohara (Terri Hawkes)

From The Mummy: The Animated Series

  1. Alex O'Connell (Chris Maquette)

From Jumanji

  1. Peter Shepard (Ashley Johnson)

From Tiny Toon Adventures

  1. Buster Bunny (Charlie Adler)

From Hoop-a-Joop

  1. Mel Blake (Stephanie Morgenstern)

From The Secret Saturdays

  1. Zak Saturday (Sam Lerner)

From WarioWare

  1. Mona (Stephanie Morgenstern)

From Pokemon

  1. Jessie (Rachael Lillis)
  2. James (Eric Stuart)
  3. Meowth (Maddie Blaustein)
  4. Wobbuffet (Kayzie Rogers)

From CatDog

  1. Cliff Feltbottom (Tom Kenny)
  2. Lube Ignatius (Carlos Alazraqui)
  3. Shriek Dubois (Maria Bamford)

From The Big Comfy Couch

  1. Loonette The Clown (???)
  2. Granny Garbanzo (???)
  3. Major Bedhead (???)
  4. Uncle Chester (???)
  5. Auntie Macassar (???)

Thomas Stories

  1. The Runaway
  2. Wrong Road

Jukebox Band

  1. Clean Up


  • Mitchie's outfit consists of: a dark yellow long sleeved shirt with a rose in the middle, green skirt, black pantyhose and blue dress shoes.
  • The episode where a time lapse sequence happens.
  • Annie has the same speed as Major Bedhead (when he gets mud off him).
  • During this time lapsed scene, we can hear The Barber of Seville Overture.
  • The cast of the Big Comfy Couch debut.


  • (We open this episode with the show's theme)
  • 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 kids at the station one morning)
  • Annie: I wonder if i do some chores.
  • Mitchie: Interesting idea.
  • Alex: Of all we like to do.
  • Peter: Chores are simple.
  • Buster: You will be happy to help.
  • Mel: For example, cleaning rooms can acquire shoes off.
  • Zak: It's easy.
  • Mona: You can be like a speeding bullet.
  • Stacy: Annie will sure love her chores.
  • Harry: Right you are.
  • Billy: Look, clowns from the Big Comfy Couch are visiting us.
  • Loonette and the others: Hey there.
  • (The Conductors appear)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Welcome, you guys.
  • Annie: Hi, Mr. Conductors 1, 2 and 3.
  • Mitchie: Today is cleaning day.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: It's where girls do Chores.
  • Alex: Wow, interesting.
  • Peter: Do engines have chores?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: No really, but Thomas had a problem with brakes. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and The Runaway starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas the Tank Engine was ill. Workmen had been trying to make him better, but it was no use.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Edward must take you to the works.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas felt very miserable. Then, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to Duck.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want you to help Percy and Toby while Thomas is away.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Duck was delighted. He already knew Percy and soon made friends with Toby and Bertie. Terence the Tractor gave him a big welcome too.
  • Terence: Take care of Thomas' coaches.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He advised.
  • Terence: He's sure to miss them while he's away.
  • (Duck's whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Duck was very gentle with the coaches. Annie and Clarabel were impressed.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Such nice manners.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They told each other.
  • Annie and Clarabel: It really is a pleasure to go out with him.
  • (Duck's whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: When Thomas came back, Annie and Clarabel told him how well duck had managed. Thomas was so pleased to be home that he soon forgot to be jealous.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The works have left Thomas' handbrake very stiff. It made his brakes seen they were on, when in fact they were not. As a result, he and his coaches often overran the platform. Thomas found this most embarrasing. Gradually, his driver and fireman learned to be extra careful. But one day, Thomas' fireman was ill and a relief man took his place.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The fireman had fastened the coupling and joined the driver and stationmaster on the platform to wait for Henry's passengers. The fireman had forgot all about Thomas' handbrake. Thomas simmered happily.
  • Thomas: Not long now.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He tought. As he saw Henry slowly approaching. But Thomas' brakes were not on and suddenly he felt his wheels begin to move. He tried to stop, but he couldn't without his driver and fireman. He tried to whistle a warning, but he couldn't do that either. The Conductor, driver friman and passengers were all stranded on the platform.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Stop! Stop!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Shreiked Annie and Clarabel. But Thomas, with plenty of steam, kept on going. The alarm went down the line.
  • Signalman: Stop the runaway!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: There ready for action was Harold the Helicopter. The inspector had made a plan and together they took off into the sky. At last Thomas was tiring.
  • Thomas: I need to stop, i need to stop.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He panted weirdly. As they neared the next station Thomas saw Harold land. They entered the platform slowly enough for the inspector to act. Judging his moments the inspector scrambled into the cab and screwed the brakes on.
  • (The inspector brakes with all his strength)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: At last Thomas stopped. Both he and the inspector were very relieved. Then they thanked Harold.
  • Harold: Think nothing of it. Glad to be at service anytime.
  • Inspector: Thomas.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Remarked The inspector.
  • Inspector: You must never let this happen again.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Weirdly, Thomas agreed with him.
  • (The Runaway ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: As i thought, Thomas had to be extra careful.
  • Buster: Aw, that's bad.
  • Mel: You'd be leaving, right?
  • The Conductors: Yep.
  • (The Conductors disappear)
  • Annie: You know, chores are a simple trick to each other.
  • Loonette: That's great.
  • (Inside the jukebox)
  • Tito: Clean Up, sung by me.
  • Didi: You are.
  • Tex: Ye know what Tito says?
  • Rex: Chores are always chores.
  • Grace: Let's hit it, guys.
  • (Tito sings Clean Up, with the others doing the instruments)
  • Tito: Clean Up! Clean Up! Everybody, Everywhere. Clean Up! Clean Up! Everybody do your share. (repeat two times).
  • (Clean Up ends)
  • (Back with Annie, she is taking the gang to her room)
  • Annie: This is my room. It's where i do everything.
  • Bedhead: Actually, your room is a mess.
  • Annie: Huh?
  • (She looks at her room and finds that it's a total mess)
  • Annie: Oh, no! My room!
  • Mel: That's what you get for making things worse.
  • Annie: No, Mel. I don't make things worse. What am i going to do now?
  • Loonette: Here, have this time lapse activator.
  • Annie: What's this thing?
  • Loonette: It'll make you clean your room like a time lapsed girl.
  • Annie: (putting the activator on) Wow, that's amazing.
  • (Schemer and the others eye on the kids)
  • Schemer: Ah, chores.
  • Schemee: I remember now.
  • Jessie: It's where cleaners make the rooms.
  • Cliff: Like girls in fact.
  • James: We'd say it's time to mess up the station.
  • Lube: You got that right.
  • Meowth: We can storm through stuff.
  • Shriek: And believe it.
  • Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet.
  • (Soon, Annie has removed her boots)
  • Annie: I'm all ready.
  • Alex: You got 100 seconds to clean up your room.
  • Annie: All right. I'll do it.
  • (She presses the time lapse button)
  • Annie: Gentlemen, start your engines.
  • (Annie starts to clean her room in time lapse mode, as The Barber of Seville Overture plays)
  • (First she organizes her clothes to her dresser)
  • (Then, she organizes make up and other things to her desk and stuff)
  • (Finally, she turns on the Vacuum cleaner and sweeps the entire floor)
  • (The Barber of Seville Overture ends as Annie finishes at last)
  • Annie: There, all done.
  • (The Conductors reappear)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Way to go, Annie Roberts.
  • Annie: Why thank you, Conductors.
  • Mitchie: It's easy to have girls clean their rooms at a record time.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: You said it, Mitch.
  • Zak: I wish i can be like a speeding girl.
  • Mona: And Gordon?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Not really, but he took the wrong route by accident. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Wrong Road starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas' branch line is important and so is Edward. But their tracks and bridges are not so strong as those on the main line. Sir Topham Hatt does not allow the heavier main line engines like Gordon to run on them. But one day, the way Gordon was talking, he would have tought Sir Topham Hatt had given this order for quite another reason.
  • Gordon: It's not fair!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Edward: What isn't fair?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Asked Edward.
  • Gordon: Letting branch line diesels pull main line trains.
  • Edward: Never mind, Gordon. I'm sure BoCo will let you pull his freight cars sometimes.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon spluttered.
  • Gordon: I wont pull BoCo's dirty cars. I wont run on branch lines.
  • Edward: Why not it will be a nice change.
  • Gordon: Sir Topham Hatt would never approve.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon puffed away. Edward chuckled and followed him to the station. Every evening the two engines pulled two fast trains from the station. Gordon always leaves first with an express for the main line. Edward follows five minutes later with his train for the branch line. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A Lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Gordon to start. The fireman looked back towards the conductor's van and saw something green waving.
  • Gordon's Fireman: Right away, mate!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He tought the conductor had waved his flag. Gordon started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the conductor all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross. To make matters worse, by the time Gordon had been stopped and brought back, Edward was already late with his train.
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So now, he set off first. But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Edward along the main line. Gordon was sent along the branch and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbour. Next morning, Bill and Ben peeped into the yard. There were no cars for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Gordon will be much better fun.
  • Bill: What's that?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Asked Bill?
  • Ben: Sheesh!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Whispered Ben.
  • Ben: It's Gordon.
  • Bill: It looks like Gordon but it can't be. Gordon never comes on the branch lines. He thinks they're vulgar.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Ben: If it isn't Gordon.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Ben.
  • Ben: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bill: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Ben: No Bill, this blocks used for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • (Gordon's Whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon was alarmed.
  • Gordon: I am Gordon. Stop, stop!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: When BoCo suddenly arrived, Gordon thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Gordon: BoCo, my dear engine, save me.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: BoCo quickly sized up the situation and threathened to take away the cars he brought for Bill and Ben. This made the twin behave at once. Gordon tought BoCo was wonderful.
  • Gordon: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • BoCo: Ah well.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said BoCo.
  • BoCo: It's just a knack.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon still believed that BoCo saved his life. But he knows the twins were only teasing. Don't we?
  • (Wrong Road ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So the reason's why Gordon got the wrong route.
  • Buster: Thanks for the offer.
  • Mel: You'd be leaving, right?
  • The Conductors: Right.
  • (The Conductors disappear)
  • Annie: Oh, thank you, Loonette, thank you all of the clowns, for having me clean my room.
  • Loonette: That's good.
  • Mitchie: Hey, Annie, why don't we share a chat?
  • Annie: Great idea.
  • (Soon, Annie and Mitchie have a chat, with Mitchie having her dress shoes off)
  • Annie: So are you attending Allington Academy?
  • Mitchie: Yep, that's me.
  • Annie: Well i do attend Jackson Academy.
  • Mitchie: That's amazing.
  • Annie: You have Lola right?
  • Mitchie: She's my personal cat.
  • Alex: I knew Annie's an expert.
  • Peter: Great.
  • (They both high five each other as the episode concludes)
  • (We then see the end credits with the train from the same opening)
  • (While they roll, Blondie's One Way or Another plays in a TV style)
  • Blondie: One way or another I'm gonna find ya I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha One way or another I'm gonna win ya I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha One way or another I'm gonna see ya I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha One day, maybe next week I'm gonna meetcha, I'm gonna meetcha, I'll meetcha I will drive past your house And if the lights are all down I'll see who's around.

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