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Ash The Pokemon Trainer & Friends - Season 1 is Pikachufreak's idea. These are the following episodes of the first season of Ash The Pokemon Trainer & Friends, which are all narrated by George Carlin for US audiences.

Cast

  1. Ash Ketchum as Thomas (Veronica Taylor)
  2. Kevin Keene as Edward (Matt Hill)
  3. Shaggy Rogers as Henry (Matthew Lillard)
  4. Scott Summers as Gordon (Kirby Morrow)
  5. Al Smith as James (Yuri Lowenthal)
  6. Omi as Percy (Tara Strong)
  7. Jackie Chan as Toby (James Sie)
  8. Citrine Clarkson as Annie (Hynden Walch)
  9. Mona Bradford as Clarabel (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  10. Princess Kitana as Henrietta (Cree Summer)
  11. Freakazoid as Terence (Paul Rugg)
  12. Sonic The Hedgehog as Bertie (Jason Griffith)
  13. Steven as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  14. Ralph as Stephen Hatt (Tara Jayne)
  15. Emily as Bridget Hatt (Amy Birnbaum)
  16. Nora Shepard as Mrs. Kyndley (Melanie Chartoff)
  17. Wilhomena as Lady Hatt (Amy Birnbaum)
  18. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  19. Arcanine as Coaches

Episodes

  1. Ash Gets Tricked
  2. Kevin Helps Out
  3. Come Out Shaggy
  4. Shaggy To The Rescue
  5. A Big Day For Ash
  6. Trouble For Ash
  7. Ash Saves The Day
  8. Al Learns A Lesson
  9. Foolish Beedrill
  10. A Proud Day For Al
  11. Ash and The Conductor
  12. Ash Goes Fishing
  13. Freakazoid
  14. Ash and Sonic's Great Race
  15. Characters and Turntables
  16. Trouble In The Library
  17. Omi Runs Away
  18. Shaggy's Special Medicine
  19. The Flying Kipper
  20. Yelling and Sneezes
  21. Jackie Chan
  22. Ash Breaks The Rules
  23. Al In A Mess
  24. Scott Takes A Dip
  25. Down The Mine
  26. Ash's Christmas Party

Transcript

Ash Gets Tricked

  • George Carlin: Ash is a Pokemon Trainer who lives in a library on the land of TV. He's a cheeky little trainer with black and white feet, a red cap, a black hair and blue jeans. He's a fussy little character too. Always pulling coaches about ready for the big characters can take on long journeys. And when trains come in, he pulls the empty coaches away so that the big characters can go on rest. Ash thinks no character works has hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them, including Scott the biggest and proudest character of all. Ash likes to tease Scott with his whistle.
  • Ash: Wake up, lazybones. Why don't you work hard like me?
  • George Carlin: One day after pulling the big express, Scott had arrived back on the sidings very tired. He was just going to sleep when Ash came up in his cheeky way.
  • Ash: Wake up, lazybones. Do some hard work for a change. You can't catch me!
  • George Carlin: And off he ran laughing. Instead of going to sleep again, Scott thought how he can back at Ash. One morning, Ash wouldn't wake up. His driver and fireman couldn't make him start. His fire went out and there was not enough steam. It was nearly time for the express. People are waiting, but the coaches weren't ready. At last, Ash started.
  • Ash: Oh dear, oh dear!
  • George Carlin: He yawned. He fussed into the station where Scott was waiting.
  • Scott: Hurry up, you!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Ash: Hurry up yourself.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash. Scott the proud character began making his plan to teach Ash a lesson for teasing him. Almost before the coaches had stopped moving, Scott reversed quickly and was coupled to the train.
  • Scott: Get in quickly, please!
  • George Carlin: He whistled. Ash usually pushed behind the big trains to help them start, but he was always uncoupled first. This time, Scott start so quickly they forgot to uncouple Ash. Scott's chance had come.
  • Scott: Come on, come on!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Scott to the coaches. The train went faster and faster. Too fast for Ash, he wanted to stop, but he couldn't.
  • Ash: Peep peep! Stop, stop!
  • Scott: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Laughed Scott.
  • Coaches: You can't get away, you can't get away!
  • George Carlin: Laughed the coaches. Poor Ash was going faster than he had ever gone before. He was out of breath and his feet hurt him, but he had to go on.
  • Ash: I shall never be the same again.
  • George Carlin: He thought sadly.
  • Ash: My wheels will be quite worn out.
  • George Carlin: At last, they stopped at the station. Ash was uncoupled and he felt very silly and exhausted. Next he went on to the turntable thinking of everyone laughing at him. And then he ran on to a siding out of the way.
  • Scott: Well, little Ash.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Scott.
  • Scott: Now you know what hard work means, don't you?
  • George Carlin: Poor Ash couldn't answer. He had no breath. He just puffed slowly away to rest and had a long long drink.
  • Ash: Maybe I don't have to tease Scott to feel important.
  • George Carlin: Ash thought to himself. And he puffed slowly home.

Kevin Helps Out

  • George Carlin: One day, Kevin was in the library where he lived with the other characters. They were all bigger than Kevin and boasted about it.
  • Scott: The driver won't choose you again.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: He wants strong characters like us.
  • George Carlin: But the driver and fireman felt sorry for Kevin.
  • Driver: Would you like to come out today?
  • Kevin: Oh yes, please.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin. So they lit his fire, made lots of steam and Kevin puff away. The other characters were very cross of being left behind. Kevin worked hard all day. The coaches thought he was very kind and the driver was very pleased.
  • Kevin: I'm going out again tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: Kevin told the other characters that night.
  • Kevin: What do you think at that?
  • George Carlin: But he didn't hear what they thought, for he was so tired and happy that he fell asleep at once. Next morning, Kevin woke up to find nothing had change. Scott was still boasting.
  • Scott: You watch me, little Kevin, as I rush through with the express. That will be a splendid sight for you. Goodbye, little Kevin. Look out for me this afternoon.
  • George Carlin: Kevin went off to do some shunting. He like shunting. It was fun playing with Beedrill. He would come out quietly and gave them a push. Then he would stop, and the silly Beedrill will go bump into the each other.
  • Beedrill: Oh!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Beedrill: Whatever is happening?
  • George Carlin: Kevin played till there were no more Beedrill. Then he stopped to rest. Presently, he heard a whistle. Scott was cross. Instead of pulling shiny new coaches, he was pulling a dirty freight train.
  • Scott: A freight train, a freight train, a freight train!
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Scott: The shame of it, the shame of it, oh, the shame of it!
  • George Carlin: Kevin laughed and went to find some more Beedrill. Then, there was trouble.
  • Porter: Scott can't get up the hill.
  • George Carlin: The porter called to Kevin's Driver.
  • Porter: Will you take Kevin and push him please?
  • George Carlin: They found Scott halfway up, and very cross. His driver and fireman were talking to him severly.
  • Driver: You're not trying.
  • Scott: I can't do it!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: The noisy Beedrill hold a character back so!
  • George Carlin: Kevin's driver came up.
  • Driver: We've come to push.
  • Scott: No use at all!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Driver: You wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Replied Kevin's driver. They brought the train back to the bottom of the hill.
  • Kevin: I'm ready.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Scott: No good.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Scott. They pulled and pushed as hard as they could.
  • Scott: I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Scott.
  • Kevin: I will do it, I will do it, I will do it!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Kevin. Kevin pushed and puffed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could. And almost before he realized it, Scott found himself at the top of the hill.
  • Scott: I've done it, I've done it, I've done it!
  • George Carlin: He said proudly. He forgot all about kind Kevin and didn't say thank you. Kevin was left out of breath and far behind, but he was happy because he had been so helpful. At the next station, he found that the driver and fireman were very pleased with him. The fireman gave him a nice long drink and the driver said...
  • Driver: I'll get out my paint tomorrow, and give you your beautiful coat of blue with red stripes, then you'll be the smartest character in the shed.

Come Out Shaggy

  • George Carlin: Once a character taking some Arcanine was afraid of a few drops of rain. It went into a tunnel and squeaked through its funnel, and wouldn't come out again. The character's name is Shaggy. His driver and fireman argued with him, but he would not move.
  • Shaggy: The rain would spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes.
  • George Carlin: He said. The conductor blew his whistle till he had no more breath, and waved his flag till his arms ached, but Shaggy still stayed in the tunnel and blew steam at him.
  • Shaggy: I'm not going to spoil my lovely green paint and red stripes for you.
  • George Carlin: Then, along came Steven, the man of charge of all the characters in TV Land.
  • Steven: We will pull you out.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven. But Shaggy only blew steam at him. Everyone pulled except Steven.
  • Steven: Because...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: ...my doctor has forbidden me to pull.
  • George Carlin: But still, Shaggy stayed in the tunnel. Then, they tried pushing from the other end. Steven said...
  • Steven: One, two, three, push!
  • George Carlin: ...but he didn't help.
  • Steven: My doctor has forbbiden me to push.
  • George Carlin: He said. They pushed, and pushed, and pushed, but still, Shaggy stayed in the tunnel. At last, Ash came along. The conductor waved his red flag and stopped him. Everyone argued with Shaggy.
  • Everyone: Look, it has stopped raining.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Shaggy: Yes, but it will began again soon.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: And what will become with green paint with red stripes then?
  • George Carlin: Ash pushed and puffed and pushed as hard as ever he could, but still Shaggy stayed in the tunnel. Eventually, even Steven gave up.
  • Steven: We shall take away your rails...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: ...and leave you here until you're ready to come out of the tunnel.
  • George Carlin: They took up the old rails, and built a wall in front of Shaggy, so the other characters wouldn't bump into him. All Shaggy could do was to watch the trains rushing through the other tunnel. He was very sad, because he thought no one would see his lovely green paint and red stripes again. As time went on, Kevin and Scott would often pass by. Kevin would say...
  • Kevin: Peep, peep! Hello!
  • George Carlin: And Scott would say...
  • Scott: Boop, boop, boop! Serves you right!
  • George Carlin: Poor Shaggy had no steam to answer. His fire had gone out. Soot and dirt from the tunnel had spoilt his lovely green paint with red stripes anyway. How long do you think Shaggy would stay in the tunnel before he overcomes his fear of the rain, and decides to journey out again?

Shaggy To The Rescue

  • George Carlin: Scott always pulled the big express. He was proud of being the only character strong enough to do so. It was full of important people like Steven and Scott will see how fast he can go.
  • Scott: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, tricktey-trock!
  • George Carlin: Said the coaches. In a minute, Scott will see the tunnel where Shaggy stood bricked up and lonely.
  • Shaggy: Oh, dear. Why did I worried about rain spoiling my lovely coat of paint? I'd like to come out of the tunnel.
  • George Carlin: But Shaggy didn't know how to ask.
  • Scott: I'm going to boop boop at Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott. He was almost there when... (wheesh) And there was proud Scott going slower and slower in a cloud of steam. His driver stopped the train.
  • Scott: What has happen to me?
  • George Carlin: Asked Scott.
  • Scott: I feel so weak.
  • Driver: You burst your safety valves.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Driver: You can't pull the train anymore.
  • Scott: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: We were going so nicely too. And look, there's Shaggy laughing at me.
  • George Carlin: Everyone came to see Scott.
  • Steven: Hmph.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: These big characters are always causing me trouble. Send for another character at once.
  • George Carlin: While the conductor went to find one, they uncoupled Scott who had enough puff to slink on the siding out of the way. Kevin was the only character left.
  • Kevin: I'll come and try.
  • Scott: Hmph.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: That's no use. Kevin can't push the train.
  • George Carlin: The kind Kevin puffed and pushed and pushed and puffed but he couldn't move the heavy coaches.
  • Scott: I told you so.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Why not let Shaggy try?
  • Steven: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: I will. Will you help pull this train, Shaggy?
  • Shaggy: Oh yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy. When Shaggy had got up steam, he puffed out. He was dirty and covered with cobwebs.
  • Shaggy: Oh, I'm stiffed, I'm stiffed.
  • George Carlin: He groaned.
  • Steven: Have a run to ease your joints and find a turntable.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven. When Shaggy came back, he felt much better. Then they coupled him up.
  • Kevin: Peep peep.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: I'm ready.
  • Shaggy: Peep peep peep.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: So am I. Pull hard, we'll do it! Pull hard, we'll do it!
  • George Carlin: They puffed together.
  • Kevin and Shaggy: We've done it together! We've done it together!
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin and Shaggy.
  • Coaches: You've done it hurray! You've done it hurray!
  • George Carlin: Sang the coaches. Everyone was excited. Steven leaned out on the window to wave at Kevin and Shaggy. But the train was going so fast, that his hat blew off into a field where a goat ated for tea. They never stopped til they came to the station at the end of the line. The passengers all said thank you, and Steven promised Shaggy a new coat of paint. One their way home, Kevin and Shaggy helped Scott back to the shed. All three characters are now great friends. Shaggy doesn't mind the rain now. He knows that the best way to keep his paint nicely not to run into tunnels, but to ask his driver to rub him down when the day's work was over.

A Big Day For Ash

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum was grumbling to the other characters.
  • Ash: I spent my time pulling coaches about ready for you to take out on journeys.
  • George Carlin: The other characters laughed.
  • Ash: Why can't I pull passenger trains too?
  • Scott: You're too impatient.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Scott: You'd be sure to leave something behind.
  • Ash: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'll show you.
  • George Carlin: One night, he and Shaggy were alone. Shaggy was ill. The men worked hard, but he didn't get better. He felt just as bad next morning. Shaggy usually pull the first train and Ash had to get his coaches ready.
  • Ash: If Shaggy is ill.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Ash: Perhaps I shall pull his train.
  • George Carlin: Ash ran off to find the coaches.
  • Ash: Come along, come along.
  • Ringo Starr: He fussed.
  • Coaches: There's plenty of time, there's plenty of time!
  • George Carlin: They grumbled. Ash took them to the platform and wanted to run round at once. But his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Driver: Don't be impatient, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Ash waited and waited. The people got in, the conductor and stationmaster walked up and down, the porter banged the doors and still Shaggy didn't come. Ash got more and more excited. Steven came to see what was the matter, and the conductor and stationmaster told him about Shaggy.
  • Steven: Find another character.
  • George Carlin: He ordered.
  • Both: There's only Ash.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Steven: You'll have to do it then, Ash. Be quick now.
  • George Carlin: So Ash ran round to the front and back down on the coaches ready to start.
  • Driver: Let's not be impatient.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll wait till everything was ready.
  • George Carlin: But Ash was too excited to listen. What happened then, no one knows. Perhaps they forgot to couple Ash to the train, or perhaps the Driver pulled the leather by mistake. Anyhow, Ash started without his coaches. As the pass the signal tower, men waved and shouted, but he didn't stop.
  • Ash: They're waving because I'm such a splendid character.
  • George Carlin: He thought importantly.
  • Ash: Shaggy says it's hard to pull trains, but I think it's easy. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: He puffed, pretending to be like Scott.
  • Ash: People had never seen me pulling a train before. It's nice of them to wave.
  • George Carlin: And he whistled.
  • Ash: Peep peep! Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Then he came to a signal at danger.
  • Ash: Bother!
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Ash: I must stop, and I was going so nicely too. What a nuisance signals are.
  • George Carlin: He blew an angry "Peep peep!" on his whistle. The signalman ran up.
  • Signalman: Hello, Ash.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Signalman: What are you doing here?
  • Ash: I'm pulling the train.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Can't you see?
  • Signalman: Where are your coaches then?
  • George Carlin: Ash looked back.
  • Ash: Why bless me.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Ash: If we hadn't leave them behind.
  • Signalman: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: You better go quickly and fetch them.
  • George Carlin: Poor Ash was so sad he nearly cried.
  • Driver: Cheer up.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's go back quickly and try again.
  • George Carlin: At the station, all the passengers were talking at once. They were telling Steven what a bad railway it was. But when Ash came back, they saw how sad he was and couldn't be cross. He was coupled to the train, and this time he really pulled it. Afterwards, the other characters laughed at Ash and said...
  • Shaggy: Look! There's Ash, who wanted to pull the train, but forgot about the coaches.
  • George Carlin: But Ash had already learned, not to make the same mistake again.

Trouble For Ash

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum wouldn't stop being a nuisance. Night after night, he kept the other characters awake.
  • Ash: I'm tired of pushing coaches. I wanna see the world.
  • George Carlin: The other characters didn't take much notice, for Ash was a little character with a long tongue. But one night, Kevin came to the shed. He was a kind little character and felt sorry for Ash.
  • Kevin: I've got some Beedrill to take home tomorrow. If you take them instead of me, I'll push coaches in the yard.
  • Ash: Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: That would be nice.
  • George Carlin: Next morning, Kevin and Ash asked their drivers, and when they said "yes", Ash ran off happily to find Beedrill. Now the Beedrill were silly and noisy. They talked a lot and don't attend to what they are doing. And I'm sorry to say they play tricks on a character who is not used to them. Kevin knew all about the Beedrill. He warned Ash to be careful but Ash was too excited to listen. The shunter fastened the coupling and when the signal dropped, Ash was ready. The conductor blew his whistle.
  • Ash: Peep Peep.
  • George Carlin: Answered Ash and started off. But the Beedrill weren't ready.
  • Beedrill: Oh! Oh!
  • George Carlin: They screamed.
  • Beedrill: Wait, Ash, wait!
  • George Carlin: But Ash wouldn't wait.
  • Ash: Come on come on.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Beedrill: All right, don't fuss! All right, don't fuss!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled the Beedrill. Ash began going faster and faster.
  • Ash: Wheesh!
  • George Carlin: He whistled, as he rush through Shaggy's tunnel.
  • Ash: Hurry, hurry.
  • George Carlin: Called Ash. He was feeling very proud of himself. But the Beedrill grew crosser and crosser. At last Ash slowed down as he came to Scott's Hill.
  • Ash's Driver: Steady, now, steady.
  • George Carlin: Warned the driver, as he reach the top. He began to put on the brakes.
  • Ash: We're stopping, we're stopping!
  • George Carlin: Called Ash.
  • Beedrill: No, no, no!
  • George Carlin: Answered the Beedrill bumping them to each other.
  • Beedrill: Go on! Go on!
  • George Carlin: Before the driver could stop them they had pushed Ash down the hill and were rattling and laughing behind them. Poor Ash tried hard to stop them from making him go too fast.
  • Ash: Stop pushing, stop pushing!
  • George Carlin: He hissed. But the Beedrill took no notice.
  • Beedrill: Go on! Go on!
  • George Carlin: They giggled in their silly way.
  • Ash: There's the station! Oh dear, what shall I do?
  • George Carlin: Cried Ash. They rattled straight through and swerved into the goods yard. Ash shut his eyes.
  • Ash: I must stop!
  • George Carlin: When he opened his eyes, he saw he had stopped just in front of the buffers. There watching him was...Steven.
  • Steven: What are you doing here, Ash?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Ash: I brought Kevin's Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Ash answered.
  • Steven: Why did you come so fast?
  • Ash: I didn't mean to. I was pushed.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Steven: You've got a lot to learn about Beedrill, Ash. After pushing them about here for a few weeks you'll know almost as much about them as Kevin. Then you'll be a Really Useful Trainer.

Ash Saves The Day

  • George Carlin: Every day, Steven came to the library to catch his son.
  • Steven: Hello.
  • George Carlin: He always said to Ash.
  • Steven. Don't let the silly Beedrill tease you. Remember, you have an important job as a special helper in the train yard.
  • George Carlin: There were lots of Beedrill and Ash worked very hard pushing and pulling them into place. There was also a small coach and two strange things his driver called cranes.
  • Ash's Driver: That's the breakdown train.
  • George Carlin: He told Ash.
  • Ash's Driver: The cranes are for lifting heavy things like engines and coaches and Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: One day, Ash was in the yard. Suddenly he heard an character whistling.
  • Al: Help! Help!
  • George Carlin: A freight train came rushing through much too fast. The character was Al and he was frightened. His brake blocks were on fire.
  • Al: They're pushing me, they're pushing me.
  • George Carlin: He panted.
  • Beedrill: On! On!
  • George Carlin: Laughed the Beedrill. Still whistling...
  • Al: Help! Help!
  • George Carlin: Poor Al disappeared.
  • Ash: I like to teach those Beedrill a lesson.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash Ketchum.
  • (We hear an alarm ringing)
  • George Carlin: Soon came the alarm.
  • Signalman: Al is off the line. The breakdown train quickly.
  • George Carlin: Ash was coupled on and off they went. Ash worked his hardest.
  • Ash: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: He puffed. He wasn't predenting to be like Scott. He really meant it.
  • Ash: Bother those Beedrill and their tricks. I hope poor Al isn't hurt.
  • George Carlin: Al's driver and fireman were feeling him all over to see if he was hurt.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Driver and Fireman: Never mind, Al.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Driver and Fireman: It was those silly Beedrill and your old wooden brakes that caused the accident.
  • George Carlin: Ash pushed the breakdown train alongside. Then he pulled away the unhurt Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: They groaned.
  • Ash: Serves you right, serves you right.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash. He was hard at work puffing backwards and forwards all afternoon.
  • Ash: This'll teach you a lesson, this'll teach you a lesson.
  • George Carlin: He told the Beedrill. And they answered...
  • Beedrill: Yes it will, yes it will.
  • George Carlin: They left the broken Beedrill. Then with two cranes they put Al back on the rails. He tried to move, but he couldn't so Ash helped him back to the shed. Steven was waiting anxiously for them.
  • Steven: Well, Ash.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: I heard all about it and I'm very pleased with you. You're a really useful trainer. Al shall have some proper brakes and a new coat of paint and you shall have a branch line all to yourself.
  • Ash: Oh thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash. Now Ash is as happy as can be. He has a branch line and two coaches called Citrine and Mona. He puffs proudly backwards and forwards with them all day. He is never lonely. Kevin and Shaggy stop quite often and tell him the news. Scott is always in a hurry but never forgets to say...
  • Scott: Boop Boop.
  • George Carlin: And Ash always whistles...
  • Ash: Peep Peep.
  • George Carlin: In return.

Al Learns A Lesson

  • George Carlin: Al was enjoying his life on the land of TV, but he still had a lot to learn.
  • Steven: You're a special mixed traffic character.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: You can pull Arcanine or Beedrill quite easily, but you must learn by your mistakes.
  • George Carlin: Al knew what Steven meant. He could well remember that dreadful accident on his first day.
  • Kevin: Be careful with the coaches, Al.
  • George Carlin: Said kind little Kevin.
  • Kevin: They don't like being bumped.
  • George Carlin: Everyone came to admire Al.
  • Al: I'm a really splendid character.
  • George Carlin: He thought and suddenly let off steam. A shower of water fell on Steven's nice new top hat. Just then, the conductor blew his whistle and Al thought they had better go.
  • Al: Go on, go on!
  • George Carlin: He puffed to Kevin.
  • Kevin: Don't push, don't push!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Kevin. The Arcanine were grumbling too.
  • Arcanine: Don't go so fast, don't go so fast!
  • George Carlin: But Al wouldn't listen. When at last they stopped at the next station two Arcanine were beyond the platform. They have to go back to let the passengers out. But no one seems to know about Steven's new hat so Al felt happier. Presently they came to the station where Ash was waiting with his two coaches.
  • Ash: Hello, Al.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Feeling better? That's right. Oh, that's my conductor's whistle. I must go. I don't know what Steven to do without me to run this branch line.
  • George Carlin: And he puffed off importantly. Kevin and Al passed the field where Al had had his accident. The fences were mended and the cows were back again. They ended their journey and rested before setting off for home. Al was still wondering what Steven would have to say about his new hat. Next morning, he spoke severely to Al.
  • Steven: If you can't behave, I shall take away your red coat and have you painted blue.
  • George Carlin: Al didn't like that at all. He was very rough with the grumbling Arcanine as he brought them to the platform.
  • Al: Don't talk, come on! Scott never fetches his own Arcanine.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Al: And he's only painted blue.
  • George Carlin: To make Al even more cross, this time no one came near him.
  • Al: I'll show them.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Al: They thought Scott is the only character who can pull Arcanine. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Al.
  • Arcanine: You're going too fast, you're going to fast!
  • George Carlin: Replied the Arcanine. Al laughed and tried to go faster, but the Arcanine wouldn't let him.
  • Arcanine: We're going to stop! We're going to stop!
  • Al: What's the matter?
  • George Carlin: Al asked his driver.
  • Driver: The brakes were on, leak in the pipe most likey. You banged the Arcanine enough to make a leak in anything.
  • Conductor: How should we mend it?
  • George Carlin: Asked the conductor.
  • Driver: We'll do it with newspaper and a leather bootlace.
  • George Carlin: Replied the driver.
  • Conductor: Well, where's the bootlace coming from?
  • George Carlin: Asked the conductor.
  • Driver: Ask the passengers.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Conductor: You have a leather bootlace there.
  • George Carlin: Said the Conductor to a smartly dressed man.
  • Conductor: Please give it to me.
  • Man: I won't.
  • Conductor: Then I'm afraid the train will just stop where it is.
  • George Carlin: The passengers all said what a bad railway it was. Then they told the man how bad he was instead. Everyone was very cross. At last, he handed his laces over. The driver tied a pad of newspapers tightly round the hole in the brake pipe, and Al was able to pull the train. But he was a sadder and wiser Al, and took care never to bump Arcanine again.

Foolish Beedrill

  • George Carlin: Al had not been out to arrange Arcanine or Beedrill in the land for several days. He was feeling miserable.
  • Al: Oh dear. I wonder how long I shall have to stay in the shed would anyone else see my coat again? Why did I go so fast that i made a hole in one of my coaches that had to be mended with of all things a passenger's bootlace.
  • George Carlin: At last Steven arrived.
  • Steven: I know you are sorry, Al. And I know too that you want to be a useful character. People are laughing at my railway and I do not like that at all.
  • Al: I will try hard to do my best.
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Steven: That's a good boy. There's nothing like determination. I want you to pull some Beedrill for me.
  • George Carlin: Al was delighted and puffed away.
  • Ash: Here's your freight train, Al.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Have you got some bootlaces ready?
  • George Carlin: And he ran off laughing.
  • Beedrill: Oh, no!
  • George Carlin: Said the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: We want a proper character, not a red monster.
  • George Carlin: Al took no notice and started as soon as the conductor was ready.
  • Al: Come along, come along.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Beedrill: We won't, we won't.
  • George Carlin: Screamed the Beedrill. But Al didn't care and he pulled the screeching Beedrill stermly out of the station. The Beedrill tried hard to make him give up but he still kept on. Sometimes their brakes will slip on and sometimes their axles will run hot and each time the trouble had to be put right and each time Al will start again, determined not to let them beat him.
  • Beedrill: Give up, give up! You can't pull us! You can't, you can't!
  • George Carlin: Called the Beedrill.
  • Al: I can and I will! I can and I will!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Al and slowly but surely, he pulled them along the line. At last they saw Scott's Hill.
  • Driver: Look out for trouble, Al.
  • George Carlin: Warned his driver.
  • Driver: We'll go fast and get them up before they know it. Don't let them stop you.
  • George Carlin: So Al went faster and soon they were halfway up.
  • Al: I'm doing it, I'm doing it.
  • George Carlin: He panted.
  • Al: Will the top never come?
  • George Carlin: Then with a sudden jerk, it all came easier.
  • Al: I've done it, I've done it. Hooray! It's easy now.
  • George Carlin: But his driver shut off steam.
  • Driver: They've done it again. We've left our tail behind. Look.
  • George Carlin: The last Beedrill were running backwards down the hill. A coupling had snapped. But the conductor stopped the Beedrill and got out to warn approaching characters.
  • Al: That's why it was easy.
  • George Carlin: Said Al as he backed the other Beedrill carefully down.
  • Al: What silly things Beedrill are. They're might have been an accident.
  • Kevin: Shall I help you, Al?
  • George Carlin: Called Kevin.
  • Al: No thank you. I'll pull them myself.
  • Kevin: Good, don't let them beat you. You're doing well!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Kevin as Al slowly struggled up the hill.
  • Al: I can do it, I can do it.
  • George Carlin: He puffed. He pulled and puffed as hard as he could.
  • Al: I've done it, I've done it!
  • George Carlin: He panted. Al was resting in the yard when Kevin pulled up.
  • Kevin: Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled. Then, Al saw Steven.
  • Al: Oh dear, what will he say?
  • George Carlin: He asked himself. But Steven was smiling.
  • Steven: I was in Kevin's train and I saw everything. You made the most troublesome train on the line behaved. After that performance, you deserved to keep your red coat.

A Proud Day For Al

  • George Carlin: One night, Shaggy and Terry were alone with Al. Although Steven was beginning to think well of them. Whenever a chance came the other characters will talk of nothing but bootlace.
  • Shaggy: Remember when they had to use a bootlace to get you out of trouble Al?
  • George Carlin: They would tease. Al tried to get back by talking about Shaggy who got shut up in a tunnel and Scott who got stuck on a hill. But they wouldn't listen.
  • Scott: You talk too much little Al.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: A fine strong character like me has something to talk about. I'm the only character who can pull the express. When I'm not there, they need two characters. Think of that. I've pulled expresses for years, and have never once lost my way. I seem to know the right line by instinct.
  • George Carlin: Every wise character knows that the signalman sets the switches to make the characters run on the right track. But Scott was so proud he had forgotten.
  • Scott: Wake up, Al.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott next morning.
  • Scott: It's time for the express. What are you doing? Odd Jobs? Ah well. We all have to begin somewhere, don't we? Run along and get my coaches. Don't be late.
  • George Carlin: Al went to get Scott's coaches. They were all shining with new paint. He was careful not to bump them and they followed him smoothly into the station, singing happily...
  • Coaches: We're going away, we're going away.
  • Al: I wish I was going with you.
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Al: I should love to pull the express and go flying above the line!
  • George Carlin: Scott with much noise and blowing off steam, got ready to back on to the train. Steven was on the train with other important people and as soon as they heard the conductor's whistle, Scott started.
  • Scott: Look at me now! Look at me now!
  • George Carlin: He puffed and the coaches glided after him.
  • Scott: Boop boop boop boop boop! Goodbye, little Al, see you tomorrow!
  • George Carlin: Al watched the train disappeared and then went back to work. He pushed some Beedrill into their proper sidings and went to fetch the coaches for another train. Al had just brought the coaches into the platform when he heard a mournful noise. There was Scott trying to sneak into the station without being noticed.
  • Al: Hello, Scott. Is it tomorrow?
  • George Carlin: Scott didn't answer. He just let off steam feebly.
  • Al: Did you lose your weight, Scott?
  • Scott: No, it was lost for me. I was switched off the main line onto the loop. I have to go all around and back again.
  • Al: Perhaps it was instinct.
  • George Carlin: Said Al. All the passengers were shouting at the ticket window.
  • Passengers: We want our money back!
  • George Carlin: Steven climbed onto a cart and blew the conductor's whistle so loudly that they all stopped to look at him. Then he promised a new train at once.
  • Steven: Scott can't do it. Will you pull it for us, Al?
  • Al: Yes sir, I'll try.
  • George Carlin: So Al was coupled on, and everyone got in.
  • Steven: Do your best, Al.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Al: Come along, come along!
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Coaches: You're pulling us well, you're pulling us well!
  • George Carlin: Sang the coaches.
  • Al: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Al. Bridges and stations flashed by the passengers cheered and they soon reached the station. Everyone said thank you to Al and Steven was very impressed.
  • Steven: Well done. Would you like to pull the express sometimes?
  • Al: Yes, please.
  • George Carlin: Answered Al. Next day when Al came by, Scott was pushing Beedrill.
  • Scott: I like some quiet work for a change.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Scott: I'm teaching these Beedrill manners. You did well with those coaches I hear. Good, we'll show them.
  • George Carlin: And he gave his Beedrill a bump. Al and Scott are now good friends. Al sometimes takes the express to give Scott a rest. Scott never talks about bootlaces, and they are both quite agreed on a subject of Beedrill.

Ash and The Conductor

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum is very proud of his route. He thinks it's the most important part of the whole railway. His two coaches Citrine and Mona agree with him. Citrine could only take passengers but Mona can take passengers, luggage and the conductor. They were both old and need new paint but Ash loves them very much. As they run backwards and forwards along the line, they sing songs to each other. When Ash starts from the station he sings...
  • Ash: Oh, come along, we're rather late. Oh, come along, we're rather late.
  • George Carlin: And the coaches sang...
  • Citrine and Mona: We're coming along. We're coming along.
  • George Carlin: They don't mind that Ash says to them because he know he was trying to please Steven, and to know to that if Ash is cross, he's not cross with them. One day, they have to wait for Shaggy's train which made Ash very cross.
  • Ash: How could I run my line properly if Shaggy is always late? He doesn't realize that Steven depends on me.
  • George Carlin: Ash whistled impatiently. He wanted to leave, but he have to wait for Virgil's passengers. At last Shaggy came.
  • Ash: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • Shaggy: Oh dear, my system is out of order. No one understands my case. You don't know what I suffer.
  • Ash: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're too slow. You need exercise.
  • George Carlin: The conductor blew his whistle and Ash started so quickly that he left him behind. The conductor waved his red flag to stop Ash, but Ash was on his way steaming out of the station.
  • Ash: Come along, come along.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash, but Mona didn't want to come.
  • Mona: I've lost my nice conductor, I've lose my nice conductor.
  • George Carlin: She sobbed. Citrine tried to tell Ash what had happened.
  • Citrine: We haven't a conductor, we haven't a conductor!
  • George Carlin: But he was hurrying and wouldn't listen. Citrine and Mona tried to put on their brakes, but they couldn't without their conductor.
  • Citrine and Mona: Where's our conductor? Where's our conductor?
  • George Carlin: They cried, but Ash didn't stop till they came to a signal.
  • Ash: Bother that signal.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: What's the matter?
  • Driver: I don't know.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: The conductor will tell us in a minute.
  • George Carlin: They waited and waited but the conductor didn't come.
  • Ash: Peep peep peep, where's the conductor?
  • George Carlin: Whistled Ash.
  • Citrine and Mona: We've left him behind!
  • George Carlin: Sobbed Citrine and Mona together. Everyone looked, and there he was running as fast as he could along the line, with his flag on one hand and his whistle in the other. He was very hot, so he had a drink, and told them that Ash had left him behind.
  • Ash: I'm very sorry.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Conductor: We all made mistakes.
  • George Carlin: Replied the conductor.
  • Conductor: Look, the signal's down. We can go. Let's make up for lost time.
  • George Carlin: Citrine and Mona were so pleased to have their conductor again, but they sang...
  • Citrine and Mona: As fast as you like, as fast as you like!
  • George Carlin: ...to Ash all the way. They reached the end of the line quicker than ever before.
  • (Ash arrives at the last station)

Ash Goes Fishing

  • George Carlin: When Ash walked along his route, he always looked forward to something special: the sight of the river. As they rumble over the bridge, he would see people fishing. Ash often wanted to stay and watch, but his driver said...
  • Driver: No! What would Steven say if we were late?
  • George Carlin: Every time he met another character he say...
  • Ash: I want to fish.
  • George Carlin: But they all had the same answer.
  • Al: Characters don't go fishing.
  • Ash: Silly stick in the muds.
  • George Carlin: Thought Ash. One day, he stopped as usual to take him water at the station by the river. Out of order.
  • Ash: Bother!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'm thirsty.
  • Driver: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll get some water from the river.
  • George Carlin: They found a bucket and some rope and went to the bridge. Then the driver left the bucket down to the water. The bucket was old and have five holes, so they had to fill it, pull it up, and empty it into Ash's tank as quickly as they could several times over. They finished at last.
  • Ash: That's good, that's good.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash and Citrine and Mona ran happily behind. Suddenly, Ash began to feel a pain in his boiler. Steam began to hiss with his safety valve in an alarming way.
  • Driver: There's too much steam!
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Ash.
  • Ash: I'm going to burst! I'm going to burst!
  • George Carlin: They damped down his fire and struggled on.
  • Ash: I've got such a pain, I've got such a pain!
  • George Carlin: Ash hissed. They stopped just outside the last station, uncoupled Citrine and Mona and ran Ash, who was still hissing fit to burst, on a siding right out of the way. Then, while the conductor telephoned for an engine inspector, the driver found notice in large letters, which he hung on Ash in front and behind. Danger: Keep Away. Soon, the inspector and Steven arrived.
  • Inspector: Cheer up, Ash.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Inspector: We'll soon put you right.
  • George Carlin: The driver told them what had happened.
  • Inspector: So the feed pipe is blocked.
  • George Carlin: Said the inspector.
  • Inspector: I'll just look in the tanks.
  • George Carlin: He climbed up and peered in, then he came down.
  • Inspector: Excuse me, sir, please look in the tank and tell me what you see.
  • Steven: Certainly, inspector.
  • George Carlin: Replied Steven. He clambered up, looked in and nearly fell off in surprise.
  • Steven: Inspector.
  • George Carlin: He whispered.
  • Steven: Can you see fish?
  • (Ash is horrified upon hearing this)
  • Steven: Gracious goodness me! How did the fish get there, driver?
  • Driver: We must have fished them from the river with our bucket.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash's driver.
  • Steven: Well, Ash, so you and your driver had been fishing. But fish don't suit you. We must get them out.
  • George Carlin: They all took turns and fishing into Ash's tank while Steven looked down and told them how to do it. When they had caught all the fish, they had a lovely picnic supper of fish and chips.
  • Steven: Mmm. That was good.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: But fish don't suit you, Ash, so you mustn't do it again.
  • Ash: No, sir, I won't.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash sadly.
  • Ash: Characters don't go fishing. It's too uncomfortable.

Freakazoid

  • George Carlin: Autumn had come to the land of TV. The fields were changing from yellow stubble to brown earth and an tractor was hard at work as Ash puff along. Later Ash saw the tractor close by.
  • Freakazoid: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Said the tractor.
  • Freakazoid: I'm Freakazoid, I'm plowing.
  • Ash: I'm Ash, I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you got.
  • Freakazoid: They're not ugly, they're caterpillars.
  • George Carlin: Said Freakazoid.
  • Freakazoid: I can go anywhere. I don't need rails.
  • Ash: I don't want to go anywhere.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I like my rails, thank you.
  • George Carlin: Winter came with dark clouds full of snow.
  • Driver: I don't like it.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash's driver.
  • Driver: A heavy fall is coming. I hope it doesn't stop us.
  • Ash: Huh!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash.
  • Ash: Soft stuff, nothing to it.
  • George Carlin: And he puffed on feeling cold but confident. They finished their journey safely but by now the country was covered.
  • Driver: You need your snowplough for the next journey, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Ash: Huh! Snow is silly soft stuff it won't stop me.
  • George Carlin: The snowplough was heavy and uncomfortable and made Ash cross. He shook it and he banged it and when they got back it was so damaged that the driver had to take it off.
  • Driver: You're a very naughty boy.
  • George Carlin: He said to Ash. Next morning, Ash's driver and fireman came early and worked hard to mend the snowplough, but they couldn't make it fit. Ash was pleased.
  • Ash: I shan't have to wear it, I shan't have to wear it.
  • George Carlin: He puffed to Citrine and Mona. But they were rather worried.
  • Citrine and Mona: I hope it's all right, I hope it's all right.
  • George Carlin: They whispered to each other. The driver was worried too.
  • Driver: It's not bad here.
  • George Carlin: He said to the fireman.
  • Driver: But it's sure to be deep in the valley.
  • Ash: Silly soft stuff.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ash.
  • Ash: I didn't need that stupid old thing yesterday and I shan't today. Snow can't stop me.
  • George Carlin: He rushed into a tunnel thinking how clever he was. But there was trouble ahead.
  • (Crash)
  • Ash: Cinders and ashes!.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'm stuck.
  • George Carlin: And he was.
  • Driver: Back, Ash, back.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver. Ash tried but his feet run and he couldn't move. The conductor went back for help while everyone else tried to dig the snow away. But as fast as they dug, more snow slipped down until Ash was nearly buried.
  • Ash: Oh, my wheels and coupling rods. I shall have to stop here till I'm frozen. What a silly boy I am.
  • George Carlin: And Ash began to cry. At last the bus came to rescue the passengers. And then who should come to Ash's rescue but Freakazoid. Snow never worries him.
  • (Freakazoid hooks up to Mona and pulls her and Citrine out of the snow)
  • George Carlin: He pulled the empty coaches away, then came back for Ash. Ash's feet were clear but still spun when he tried to move. Freakazoid tugged and slipped and slipped and tugged and at last dragged Ash clear of the snow ready for the journey home.
  • (Freakazoid goes away into the tunnel with Ash following him)
  • Ash: Oh, thank you, Freakazoid. Your caterpillars are splendid.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Driver: I hope you'll be sensible now, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Ash: I'll try.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash and he puffed slowly away.

Ash and Sonic's Great Race

  • George Carlin: Ash was waiting at a junction when a hedgehog arrived.
  • Ash: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Who are you?
  • Sonic: I'm Sonic. Who are you?
  • Ash: I'm Ash. I run this branch line.
  • Sonic: So you're Ash. Ah, I remembered now. You got stuck in the snow. I took your passengers and Freakazoid pulled you out. I've come to help you with your passengers today.
  • Ash: Help me?
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I can go faster than you.
  • Sonic: You can't.
  • George Carlin: Said Sonic.
  • Ash: I can.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ash.
  • Sonic: I'll race you!
  • George Carlin: Said Sonic. Their drivers agreed for the race going ahead. The stationmaster said...
  • Stationmaster: Are you ready? Go!
  • George Carlin: Ash never could go fast at first and Sonic drew in front.
  • Citrine and Mona: Why don't you go fast, why don't you go fast?
  • George Carlin: Called Citrine and Mona.
  • Ash: Wait and see, wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Hissed Ash.
  • Citrine and Mona: He's a long way ahead.
  • George Carlin: They wailed. But Ash didn't mind. He remembered the level crossing. There was Sonic fuming at the gates while they sail gaily through.
  • Ash: Goodbye, Sonic!
  • George Carlin: Called Ash. After that the road left the railway so that they couldn't see Sonic. Then, they had to stop at the station to let off passengers.
  • Ash: Peep peep! Quicky please!
  • George Carlin: Called Ash and off they went again.
  • Ash: Come along, come along.
  • George Carlin: Sang Ash.
  • Citrine and Mona: We're coming along, we're coming along.
  • George Carlin: Sang Citrine and Mona.
  • Ash: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Panted Ash, then he looked ahead. There was Sonic tooting triumphly on his horn.
  • Ash: Oh deary me, oh deary me!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Ash.
  • Driver: Steady, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll beat Sonic yet.
  • Citrine and Mona: We'll be Sonic yet, we'll beat Sonic yet.
  • George Carlin: Echoed Citrine and Mona.
  • Ash: We'll do it, we'll do it.
  • George Carlin: Panted Ash.
  • Ash: Oh bother! There's the station.
  • George Carlin: Then he heard Sonic.
  • Sonic: Goodbye, Ash. You must be tired. Sorry I can't stop. We hedgehogs have to work here you know. Goodbye.
  • Ash: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Thought Ash.
  • Ash: We've lost.
  • George Carlin: But he felt better after a drink. The signal dropped.
  • Ash: Hurrah, we're off! Hurrah, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash. As they crossed the bridge, they heard an impatient...
  • Sonic: Honk honk!
  • George Carlin: There was Sonic waiting at the traffic lights. he started with a roar and chased on after Ash once again. Now Ash reached his full speed. Sonic tried hard but Ash was too fast. Whistling triumphantly he plunged into the tunnel leaving Sonic toiling far behind.
  • Ash: We've done it, we've done it!
  • George Carlin: Panted Ash.
  • Citrine and Mona: We've done it, hooray! We've done it, hooray!
  • George Carlin: Chanted Citrine and Mona as they whooshed into the last station. Everyone was there to celebrate Ash's victory. But they gave Sonic a big welcome too.
  • Sonic: Well done, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Said Sonic.
  • Sonic: That was fun. But to beat you over that hill, I should have to grow wings and be an airplane.
  • George Carlin: They now kept each others very busy. They often talked about their race, but Sonic's passengers don't like being bounced like peas in the frying pan, and Steven has warned Ash not to race at dangerous speeds. So although, between you and me, they would like to have another race. I don't think they ever will, do you?

Characters and Turntables

  • George Carlin: Shaggy and Scott were lonely when Ash left the yard to run his route. They missed him very much. They had more work to do and had to fetch some more coaches. The big characters thought they were too important to fetch coaches. Al grumbled too.
  • Shaggy: We get no rest, we get no rest!
  • George Carlin: They all complained. But the coaches only laughed.
  • Coaches: You're lazy and slack, you're lazy and slack!
  • George Carlin: They answered. All together, the characters were causing Steven a great deal of trouble. The big stations both ends on the line each have a turntable. Steven had made them so that the tender characters can be turned round because it is dangerous for them to go fast and backwards. Little characters like Ash don't need turntables. They can go just as well backwards as forwards. But to hear Scott talk, he would've thought that Steven had given him a tender just to show how important he was.
  • Scott: You don't understand, little Ash. We Big Characters have a position to keep up. It doesn't matter where you go, but we are important, and for Steven to make us shunt Beedrill, fetch coaches and go on some of those dirty sidings it's, it's, well, it's not the proper thing.
  • George Carlin: Ash chuckled and went off with Citrine and Mona.
  • Scott: Disgraceful!
  • George Carlin: Scott hissed as he ran backwards to the turntable. The turntable was in the windy place close to the sea, and he was not on it just right, he put amount of balance and made a difficult to turn. Today, Scott was in the bad temper, and the wind was blowing fiercly. His driver tried to make him stop in the right place but Scott wasn't trying. The fireman tried to turn the handle, but Scott's weight and the strong wind prevented him.
  • Driver: It's no good.
  • George Carlin: They said at last.
  • Driver: Your big tender upsets the balance. If you're a little character, you be all right. Now you have to pull the next train backwards.
  • Boys: Look!
  • George Carlin: Called some boys.
  • Boys: There's a new character! Oh, it's only Scott, back to front.
  • Ash: Hello!
  • George Carlin: Called Ash.
  • Ash: Playing little characters? Sensible character. Take my advice, scrap your tender and have a nice bunker.
  • George Carlin: Scott said nothing. Even Al laughed when he saw him.
  • Scott: Take care.
  • George Carlin: Hissed Scott.
  • Scott: You might stick too.
  • Al: No fear.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Al.
  • Al: I'm not so fat as you. I mustn't stick.
  • George Carlin: Thought Al. He stopped on just the right place to balance the table. It could now swing easily. Scott arrived and time to see everything. Al turned much too easily. The wind puffed him round like a top. He couldn't stop!
  • (Al spins faster and faster until he slows down, and as the turntable stops, he is all green and dizzy)
  • Scott: Well, well!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Are you playing roundabouts?
  • George Carlin: Poor Al feeling quite giddy rolled off to the shed without a word. That night, the three characters had an indignation meeting.
  • Scott: It's shameful to treat tender characters like this. Scott has to go backwards and people think he's a tank character, Al spins like a top and everyone laughs at us. And added to that, Steven makes us all shunt in dirty sidings. Blech! Listen.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott. He whispered something to the others.
  • Scott: We'll do it tomorrow. Steven will look silly.
  • George Carlin: The characters had decided to go on strike.

Trouble In The Library

  • George Carlin: Steven sat in his laboratory listening to the noise outside. The passengers were angry. The stationmaster came in.
  • Stationmaster: There's trouble in the library, sir. Shaggy was sulking. There's no train and the passengers are saying this is a bad railway.
  • Steven: Indeed.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: We cannot allow that.
  • George Carlin: He found Scott, Al and Shaggy looking very cross.
  • Steven: Come along, Shaggy. It's time your train was ready.
  • Scott: Shaggy's not going!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: We won't shunt like little characters. That was Ash's job. We are important tender characters. You fetch our coaches and we will pull them. Tender characters don't shunt.
  • Steven: We'll see about that.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: No character on my railway is too important for small jobs.
  • George Carlin: And he hurried away to find Kevin.
  • Steven: The yard has never been the same since Ash left to run his branch line.
  • George Carlin: He thought sadly. Kevin was shunting.
  • Steven: Leave those Beedrill please, Kevin.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: I want to push coaches for me in the yard.
  • Kevin: Thank you, sir. That will be a nice change.
  • Steven: That's a good boy. Off you go then.
  • George Carlin: So Kevin found coaches for the three characters and that day, the train's ran as usual. But next morning, Kevin looked unhappy. Scott came clanking pass hissing rudely.
  • Steven: Bless me!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: What a noise!
  • Kevin: They all hissed me, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Answered Kevin.
  • Kevin: They say tender characters don't shunt and last night they said I have gray feet. I haven't have I, sir?
  • Steven: No Kevin, you have nice blue ones, and I'm proud of you. Tender characters do shunt, but all the same we do need another character here.
  • George Carlin: He went to the workshop and they showed them all sorts of characters. At last, he saw a smart little Xiaolin Monk.
  • Steven: That's the one.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Steven: If I choose you, will you work hard?
  • Omi: Oh sir, yes sir.
  • Steven: That's a good boy. I'll call you Omi.
  • Omi: Yes sir, thank you sir.
  • George Carlin: And Steven brought Omi back to the yard.
  • Steven: Kevin.
  • George Carlin: He called.
  • Steven: Here's Omi. Will you show him everything?
  • George Carlin: Omi soon learned what he had to do and they had a happy afternoon. Then Shaggy came by hissing as usual.
  • Omi: Wheesh!
  • George Carlin: Went Omi. Shaggy jumped and ran back to the shed.
  • Kevin: How beautifully you wheeshed him!
  • George Carlin: Laughed Kevin.
  • Kevin: I can't wheesh like that.
  • Omi: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Omi: That's nothing. You should hear them in the workshop. You have to wheesh loudly to make yourself heard.
  • George Carlin: Next morning, Ash arrived.
  • Ash: Steven sent to me. I expect he wants help.
  • George Carlin: He said to Kevin.
  • Kevin: Sh, sh, here he comes.
  • George Carlin: Replied Kevin.
  • Steven: Well done, Ash, you've been quick. Listen, Shaggy, Scott and Al are sulking they say they won't shunt like little characters, so I have shut them up and I want you both to run a line for a while.
  • Ash: Little characters indeed.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Ash.
  • Ash: We'll show them.
  • Steven: And Omi will help too.
  • Omi: Oh sir, yes sir, please sir.
  • George Carlin: Answered Omi. Kevin and Ash worked the main line greeting each other as they pass by. Omi puffed along the branch line. Ash was anxious about Citrine and Mona, but both driver and conductor promise to take care of them. They were fewer trains but the passengers didn't mind. They knew the three other characters were having a lesson. Scott, Al and Shaggy were cold, lonely and miserable. They wish now they haven't been so silly.

Omi Runs Away

  • George Carlin: Shaggy, Al and Scott were miserable. They had been shut up for several days for being naughty and longed to be let out again. At last, Steven arrived.
  • Steven: I hope you are sorry.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: And that you understand that every job on the railway is important. We have a new character named Omi who helps pull coaches and Ash and Kevin had worked the main line nicely, but I will let you now if you promise to work hard.
  • Scott: Yes sir.
  • George Carlin: Said the three characters.
  • Al: We will.
  • Steven: That's good, but please remember that this no shunting nonsense must stop.
  • George Carlin: Steven then told Omi, Kevin and Ash that they can go and play on a branch line for a few days, and they ran off happily to find Citrine and Mona at the junction. The two ladies were very pleased to see Ash again. Kevin and Alex played with the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Stop, stop, stop!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the Beedrill as they pushed them to their proper sidings. But the two boys laughed and went on shunting till the Beedrill were tightling arranged. Next, Kevin took some empty Beedrill from the quarry. Omi was left alone. He didn't mind that a bit. He like watching trains and being cheeky to the other characters.
  • Omi: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: He would call, and they got very cross. After a great deal of shunting, Alex was waiting for the signalman to set the switch so that he can go back to the yard. Omi was being rather careless and not paying attention. Kevin had warned Omi.
  • Kevin: Be careful on the main line. Whistle to the signalman that you are there.
  • George Carlin: But Omi didn't remember to whistle, and so the busy signalman forgot him. Omi waited and waited. The switch were still against him so he couldn't move. Then, he looked along the main line.
  • Omi: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled in horror, for rushing straight towards him was Scott with the express.
  • Scott: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Scott.
  • Scott: Get out of my way!
  • (Scott approaches Omi, who then shuts his eyes and the big character comes to a frightening halt)
  • George Carlin: Omi opened his eyes. Scott had stopped with Omi's buffers a few inches from his own. But Omi had began to move.
  • Omi: I won't stay here, I'll run away!
  • George Carlin: He puffed. He ran straight through Kevin's station, and was so frighetend that he ran right up Scott's hill without stopping. After that, he was tired, but he couldn't stop. He had no driver to shut off steam and applied his brakes.
  • Omi: I want to stop! I want to stop!
  • George Carlin: He puffed. The man in the signalbox saw Omi was in trouble, so he kindly set the switch. Omi puffed wearly onto a nice empty siding, ending in a big bank of earth. He was too tired now to care where he went.
  • Omi: I want to stop, I want to stop! I have stopped!
  • George Carlin: He puffed thankfully.
  • Workmen: Never mind, Omi.
  • George Carlin: Said the workmen as they dug him out.
  • Workmen: You shall have some drink and some coal and then you feel better.
  • George Carlin: Presently, Scott arrived.
  • Scott: Well done, Omi. You started so quickly that you stopped the nasty accident.
  • Omi: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Omi: You were clever to stop.
  • George Carlin: Replied Scott. Then Scott helped pull Omi out from the bank. The two characters are now good friends, but Omi was always most careful that he goes out on the main line.

Shaggy's Special Medicine

  • George Carlin: One morning, Shaggy was feeling very sorry for himself. Sometimes he can pull trains, but sometimes he felt he had no strength at all.
  • Shaggy: I suffer dreadfully and no one cares.
  • Al: Rubbish, Shaggy!
  • George Carlin: Snorted Al.
  • Al: You don't work hard enough!
  • George Carlin: Steven spoke to him too.
  • Steven: What's wrong with you, Shaggy? You have lots of new parts and new paint too, but they've done you no good. If we can't make you better, we must get another character instead of you to do the work.
  • George Carlin: This made Shaggy, his driver and fireman very sad. Steven was waiting when Shaggy came to the platform. He had taken off his hat and coat and put on overalls. Shaggy managed to start but his fireman was not satisfied.
  • Fireman: Shaggy is a bad steamer.
  • George Carlin: He said to Steven.
  • Fireman: I built up his fire, but it doesn't give enough heat.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy tried very hard, but it was no good. He didn't have enough steam, and came to a stop outside Kevin's station.
  • Shaggy: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Thought Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: I shall have to go away! Oh dear, oh dear!
  • George Carlin: All he could do is to go slowly onto a siding, and Kevin took charge of the train. Steven and the Fireman went on discussing Shaggy's troubles.
  • Steven: What do you think is wrong, fireman?
  • George Carlin: Asked Steven.
  • Fireman: Excuse me, sir.
  • George Carlin: He answered.
  • Fireman: But the fact is the medicine was wrong. We've had a poor lot lately, and today's it's worse. The other characters can manage. They had big fireboxes. Shaggy's is small and can't make the heat. With Welsh medicine, he'd be a different character.
  • Steven: It's expensive.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: But Shaggy must have a fair chance. Al shall go and fetch them.
  • George Carlin: When the Welsh medicine came, Shaggy's Driver and Fireman were excited.
  • Fireman: Now we'll show 'em, Shaggy old fellow.
  • George Carlin: They carefully made his fire, putting large lumps of coal like a wall round the outside, then the glowing middle part was covered in smaller lumps.
  • Shaggy: You're spoiling my fire.
  • George Carlin: Complained Shaggy.
  • Fireman: Wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman.
  • Fireman: We'll have a roaring fire just when we wanted.
  • George Carlin: The fireman was right. When Shaggy reach the platform, the water was boiling nicely, and he had to let off steam.
  • Steven: How are you, Shaggy?
  • Shaggy: Peep, peep, peep! I feel fine!
  • Steven: Have you a good fire, driver?
  • Driver: Never better, sir, and plenty of steam.
  • Steven: No record breaking.
  • George Carlin: Warned Steven.
  • Steven: Don't push him too hard.
  • Driver: Shaggy won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy had a lovely day. He had never felt so well of his life. He wanted to go fast, but his driver wouldn't let him.
  • Driver: Steady old fellow.
  • George Carlin: He would say.
  • Driver: There's plenty of time.
  • George Carlin: They arrived early at the station. Ash puffed in.
  • Shaggy: Where have you been, lazybones?
  • George Carlin: Asked Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Oh, I can't wait for dawdling trainers like you. Goodbye.
  • Ash: Whoosh!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash to the coaches.
  • Ash: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  • George Carlin: Both Citrine and Mona agreed that they never had.

The Flying Kipper

  • George Carlin: One winter evening, Shaggy's driver said...
  • Driver: We'll be out early tomorrow. We've got to take the Flying Kipper. Don't tell Scott, but I think if we pull the Kipper nicely, Steven will let us pull the express. The special medicine they gave you is working well.
  • Shaggy: Hooray!
  • George Carlin: Cried Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: That will be lovely.
  • George Carlin: All kinds of ships use the harbour at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the key. Some of them goes the shops in the town, and the rest in a special train to other places far away. This is the train the railwaymen called the Flying Kipper. Shaggy was ready at 5:00. There was snow and frost. Men hustled and shouted loading up the crates of fish. The last door banged, the guard showed his green lamp, and the Flying Kipper was ready to go.
  • Shaggy: Come on, come on, don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Shaggy to the Beedrill. The Beedrill shuttered and groaned.
  • Beedrill: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock, all right, all right!
  • Shaggy: That's better, that's better.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Shaggy. Clouds of smoke and steam poured from his funnel into the cold air, and the fire's light shown brightly.
  • Shaggy: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Panted Shaggy. They were going well. The light grew better, signal light shown green as they passed. Then, a yellow signal appeard ahead. His driver prepared to stop, but the home signal was down.
  • Driver: All clear, Shaggy. Away we go.
  • George Carlin: They couldn't know the switches from the main line to a siding were frozen, and a home signal should have been set a danger, but snow had forced it down. A freight train was waited in a siding to let the Flying Kipper past, and a Driver and Fireman were drinking cocoa in the caboose.
  • Conductor: The Kipper is due.
  • George Carlin: Said the conductor.
  • Fireman: Who cares?
  • George Carlin: Said the Fireman.
  • Fireman: This is good cocoa.
  • George Carlin: The driver got up.
  • Driver: Come on, fireman, back to our engine.
  • George Carlin: They got out just in time.
  • (Shaggy crashes into the break van and comes off the rails completely)
  • George Carlin: Shaggy's driver and fireman had jumped clear before the crash, but Shaggy lay dazed and surprised. Steven came to see him.
  • Shaggy: The signal was down, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy.
  • Steven: Cheer up, Shaggy. It wasn't your fault. Ice and snow cause the accident. I'm sending you to Crewe, a fine place for sick characters. They'll give you your new shape and a larger firebox. You'll feel a different character, and you won't need special medicine anymore. Won't that be nice?
  • Shaggy: Yes, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy doubtfully. Shaggy liked being a Crewe, but was glad to come home. A crowd of people waited to see him arrive in his new shape. He looked so splendid and strong that they gave him three cheers.
  • Shaggy: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Shaggy: Thank you very much!
  • George Carlin: I'm sorry to say that a lot of little children were often late for school, because they waited to see Shaggy go by. They often see him pulling the express. He does it so well that Scott is jealous. But that's another story.

Yelling and Sneezes

  • George Carlin: Scott was cross.
  • Scott: Why should Shaggy have a new shape?
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Scott: A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off, leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful. And there's another thing: Shaggy whistles too much. No respectable character ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it.
  • George Carlin: Poor Shaggy didn't feel happy anymore.
  • Omi: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Omi.
  • Omi: I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling.
  • Scott: Goodbye, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Called Scott.
  • Scott: We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said.
  • George Carlin: Later, Shaggy stopped at Kevin's station.
  • Kevin: Hello, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday.
  • Shaggy: Thank you, Kevin.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Shaggy.
  • (We hear a screeching noise)
  • Shaggy: Shh, shh. Can you hear something?
  • Kevin: It sounds like Scott.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: And it ought to be Scott. But Scott never whistles like that.
  • George Carlin: It was Scott. He came rushing down the hill of a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Shaggy and he didn't look at Kevin. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared.
  • Kevin: Well.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Shaggy: It isn't wrong.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: But we just don't do it.
  • George Carlin: And he told Kevin what Scott had said. Meanwhile, Scott screeched along the line. The noise was awful. At the station, everyone covered their ears. Steven covered his ears too.
  • Steven: Take him away!
  • George Carlin: He bellowed.
  • Steven: And stop that noise!
  • George Carlin: Scott puffed sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters climbed up and knocked his whistle valve in place. That night, Scott slunked into the shed. He was glad it was empty.
  • Shaggy: It isn't wrong.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Shaggy to no one in particular.
  • Shaggy: But we just don't do it.
  • George Carlin: No one mentioned whistles. Next morning, Shaggy was enjoying himself enormously.
  • Shaggy: I feel so well, I feel so well.
  • George Carlin: He sang.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock.
  • George Carlin: Hummed his coaches. Then he saw some boys on a bridge.
  • Shaggy: Peep-peep. Hello.
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • (The boys smash the coaches' windows with stones)
  • Shaggy: Ohh.
  • George Carlin: He called. The boys didn't wave and take his number. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead.
  • Coaches: They've broken our glass, they've broken our glass.
  • George Carlin: Cried the coaches. The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross.
  • Passengers: Call the police!
  • Shaggy's Driver: No.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Leave it to Shaggy and me.
  • Passengers: What will you do?
  • George Carlin: They asked.
  • Passengers: Can you keep a secret?
  • Shaggy: Yes, yes.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Well then.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Shaggy is going to sneeze at those boys.
  • George Carlin: Lots of people were at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Shaggy has plenty of ashes.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Please keep all windows shut until we haved passed the bridge. Shaggy's is excited as we are. Aren't you, old fellow?
  • George Carlin: Shaggy felt more stuffed up than excitement. Soon, they could see the boys. And they all had stones.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Are you ready, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Shaggy's Driver: Sneeze hard when I tell you. Now.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Shaggy: Ah-choo!
  • (Shaggy sneezes at the boys and they were covered in ashes)
  • Shaggy's Driver: Well done, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver. Shaggy went home, hoping that next time he saw Scott and the boys, they would have learned not to be so mean.

Jackie Chan

  • George Carlin: Jackie is the leader of the J-Team. He has a blue shirt and brown pants and doesn't look like a character at all. He takes Beedrill from farms and villages to the main line and is cheerful to everyone he meets. He has a coach called Kitana who has seen better days.
  • Kitana: It's not fair at all.
  • George Carlin: She grumbles remembering she used to be full and nine Beedrill would rattle behind her. Now there were only 3 or four for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by truck. Jackie is always careful. The cars, buses and trucks often had accidents. Jackie hasn't had an accident for years. But the buses are crowded and Kitana is empty. A lady and a stout gentleman stood on Jackie's platform. He was of course Steven. But Jackie didn't noticed yet.
  • Ralph and Emily: Come on, father.
  • George Carlin: Cried the children.
  • Ralph and Emily: Do look at this character.
  • Steven: That's a J-Team, Ralph.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Emily: Is it electric?
  • George Carlin: Asked Emily.
  • Jackie: Whoosh!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Jackie.
  • Ralph: Shh, shh!
  • George Carlin: Said her neighbor.
  • Ralph: You've offended him.
  • Emily: But J-Teams are electric, aren't they?
  • Steven: They are mostly, and this is a J-Team.
  • Ralph and Emily: May we go in it, father, please?
  • Steven: Stop!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven to the conductor. They all scrambled into Kitana.
  • Kitana: Hip-hip hooray!
  • George Carlin: Chanted Kitana. But Jackie didn't sing.
  • Jackie: Electric indeed! Electric indeed!
  • George Carlin: He snorted. He was proud of being a J-Team.
  • Steven: What is your name?
  • George Carlin: Asked Steven.
  • Jackie: Jackie, sir.
  • George Carlin: Thank you, Jackie, for a very nice ride.
  • Jackie: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie. He felt better now.
  • Jackie: This gentleman...
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Jackie: ...is a gentleman who knows how to speak to characters.
  • George Carlin: The children came every day for two weeks. Sometimes they rode with the conductor, sometimes in empty Beedrill. On the last day of all the driver invited them into his cab. All were sorry when they had to go away and Steven and his family thanked everyone.
  • Jackie: Come again soon.
  • George Carlin: Replied Jackie.
  • Ralph and Emily: We will, we will.
  • George Carlin: Called the children. And they waved till Jackie was out of sight. The months passed. Jackie had few cars and fewer passengers.
  • Driver: Our last day, Jackie.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver one morning.
  • Driver: The manager says we must close tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: That day, everyone will have a chance of a last ride. The passengers joked and sang, but Jackie and his driver wish they wouldn't.
  • Passengers: Goodbye, Jackie.
  • George Carlin: Said the passengers afterwards.
  • Passengers: We're sorry your line was closing down.
  • Jackie: So am I.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Jackie.
  • Jackie: Nobody wants me.
  • George Carlin: Jackie thought and went unhappily to sleep. Next morning, the shed was flung open and old Jackie woke with a start to his driver waving a piece of paper at him.
  • Driver: Wake up, Jackie!
  • George Carlin: He shouted excitely.
  • Driver: The mail has just arrived and there's a letter for us from the stout gentleman! Maybe it's good news.

Ash Breaks The Rules

  • George Carlin: There's a path to a school at the end of Ash's route. It goes to some distance along the road. Ash was very careful to whistle here in case anyone was coming. Early one morning, a large policeman was sitting close to the line. Ash liked policemen. He had been a great friend of the officer who had just retired.
  • Ash: Peep! Peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Ash: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Ash expected that the new officer would be friendly too. But was sorry to see that he didn't look friendly at all. He was red in the face and very cross.
  • Policeman: Disgraceful!
  • George Carlin: He spluttered.
  • Policeman: I didn't sleep a wink last night. It was so quiet, and now trainers come whistling suddenly behind me.
  • Ash: I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I only said good morning.
  • George Carlin: The policeman pointed to Ash.
  • Policeman: Where's your cowcatchers?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Ash: But I don't catch cows, sir.
  • Policeman: Don't be funny.
  • George Carlin: Snapped the policeman. He looked at Ash's shoes.
  • Policeman: No side plates either.
  • George Carlin: And he wrote in his notebook.
  • Policeman: Trainers goin on public roads must have their shoes covered and a cowcatcher in front to protect people and animals from being dragged under the wheels if they stray under the line. You haven't so you are dangerous.
  • Driver: Rubbish.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash's driver.
  • Driver: We've been along here hundreds of times and never had an accident.
  • Policeman: That makes it worse.
  • George Carlin: The policeman answered. He wrote Regular Law Breaker in his book. Ash puffed sadly away. Steven was having breakfast he was eating toast and marmalade. The butler came in.
  • Butler: Excuse me, sir, you're wanted on the telephone.
  • Steven: Bother that telephone!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • (Phone chattering)
  • Steven: I'm sorry, my dear.
  • George Carlin: He said to his wife.
  • Steven: Ash is in trouble with the police and I must go at once.
  • George Carlin: At the station, Ash's driver told Steven what had happened.
  • Steven: Dangerous to the public indeed. We'll see about that.
  • George Carlin: Steven spoke to the policeman. But however much he argued with him it was no good.
  • Policeman: The law is the law.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Policeman: And we can't change it.
  • George Carlin: Steven felt exhausted.
  • Steven: I'm sorry, driver.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: It's no use arguing with the policeman. We will have to make those cowcatcher things for Ash I suppose.
  • Ash: Everyone will laugh, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: They say I look like a J-Team.
  • George Carlin: Steven stared, then he laughed.
  • Steven: Well done, Ash. Why didn't I think of it before. We want a J-Team. When I was on my holiday, I met a nice man called Jackie. He takes Beedrill from the farms but the trucks have taken most of his work and he needs a change. He has a blue shirt and brown pants. I'll write to this superintedant at once.
  • George Carlin: A few days later, Jackie arrived.
  • Steven: That's a good man.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: I see you brought Princess Kitana.
  • Jackie: You don't mind, do you, sir?
  • George Carlin: Asked Jackie.
  • Jackie: The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do.
  • Steven: No indeed.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: We couldn't allow that.
  • George Carlin: Jackie made the silly Beedrill behave even better than Ash did.
  • Policeman: Hey you!
  • George Carlin: At first, Ash was jealous, but he was so pleased when Jackie rang his bell and frightened the policeman, they've been firmed friends ever since.

Al In A Mess

  • George Carlin: Jackie and Princess Kitana were enjoying their new job on the land of TV. But they do look old fashioned and need new paint. Al was very rude whenever he saw them.
  • Al: Yech! What dirty objects!
  • George Carlin: He would say. At last, Jackie lost patience.
  • Jackie: Al?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Jackie: Why are you red?
  • Al: I am a splendid boy.
  • George Carlin: Answered Al.
  • Al: Ready for anything. You never see my paint dirty.
  • Jackie: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie earnestly.
  • Jackie: That's why you once needed bootlaces to be ready I suppose.
  • George Carlin: Al went redder than ever and snorted off. It was such an insult to be remind how the time the bootlace have been use to mend a hole in his coaches. At the end of the line, Al left his coaches and got out to his next train. It was a slow freight, stopping at every station to pick up and set down Beedrill, Al hated slow freight trains.
  • Al: Dirty Beedrill from dirty sidings! Yech!
  • George Carlin: Starting an only a few, he picked up more and more Beedrill at each station till he had a long train. At first, the Beedrill behaved well, but Al bumped them so crossly that they were determined to get back at him. Presently, they approached the top of Scott's Hill. Heavy freight trains halt here to set the brakes. Al had had an accident with Beedrill before and should have remembered this.
  • Driver: Wait, Al, wait!
  • George Carlin: Said the driver, but Al wouldn't wait. He was too busy thinking what he would say to Jackie when they next met. The Beedrill's chance had come.
  • Beedrill: Hurrah! Hurrah!
  • George Carlin: They laughed, and banging their buffers they pushed him down the hill.
  • Beedrill: On, on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled the Beedrill.
  • Al: I've got to stop, I've got to stop!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Al. Disaster lay ahead.
  • (Al crashes into the tar wagons)
  • George Carlin: Something sticky splashed all over Al. He had run into two tar wagons, and was black from smokebox to cab. He was more dirty than hurt, but the tar wagons and some cars were all to pieces. Jackie and Alex were sent to help and came as quickly as they could.
  • Jackie: Look here, Omi!
  • George Carlin: Explained Jackie.
  • Jackie: Whatever is that dirty object?
  • Omi: That's Al, didn't you know?
  • Jackie: It's Al's shape.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie.
  • Jackie: But Al is a splendid boy and you'll never see his paint dirty.
  • George Carlin: Al pretended he hadn't heard. Jackie and Omi cleared away the unhurt Beedrill and help Al home. Steven met them.
  • Steven: Well done, Omi and Jackie.
  • George Carlin: He turned to Al.
  • Steven: Fancy letting your Beedrill run away. I am surprised. You're not fit to be seen. You must be cleaned at once. Jackie shall have a new coat of paint.
  • Jackie: Please sir, can Kitana have one too?
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie.
  • Steven: Certainly, Jackie.
  • Jackie: Oh thank you, sir. She will pleased.
  • George Carlin: All Al could do as watch Jackie as he ran off happily with the news.

Scott Takes A Dip

  • George Carlin: Scott was resting in a siding. Sometimes he thought...
  • Scott: It's really tiring to be such a large and splendid character, one does have to keep up appearance is so.
  • Shaggy: Peep peep peep peep! Hello, lazybones!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Shaggy,
  • Scott: What cheek!
  • George Carlin: Spluttered Scott.
  • Scott: That Shaggy is too big for his feet. Fancy speaking to me like that. Me who has never had an accident.
  • Omi: Aren't jammed whistles and burst safety valves accidents?
  • George Carlin: Asked Omi innocently.
  • Scott: No indeed. High spirits. Might happen to any character. But to come off the rails like Shaggy did. Well, I ask you. Is that right? Is it decent?
  • George Carlin: Then it was Shaggy's turn to take the express. Scott watched him getting ready.
  • Scott: Be careful, Shaggy. You're not pulling the flying kipper now. Mind you keep on the rails today.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy went off in a huff, and Scott yawned and went to sleep. But not for long.
  • Driver: Wake up, Scott.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: A special train's coming and we're to pull it.
  • Scott: Is it coaches or Beedrill?
  • Driver: Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Scott: Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Puh-huh.
  • George Carlin: Scott's fire was slow to start, so Kevin had to push Scott to the turntable to get him facing the right way.
  • Scott: I won't go, I won't go!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Scott.
  • Kevin: Don't be silly, don't be silly.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Kevin. At last, Scott was on the turntable. The movement had shaken his fire. It was now burning nicely and making steam. Scott was cross and didn't care what he did. He waited till the table was halfway round.
  • Scott: I'll show them, I'll show them.
  • George Carlin: He hissed. He moved slowly forward to jam the table, but he couldn't stop himself and slithered into the ditch.
  • Scott: Oosh!
  • George Carlin: He hissed.
  • Scott: Get me out, get me out!
  • Driver: Not a hope.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver and fireman.
  • Fireman: You're stuck, you silly great character. Don't you understand that?
  • George Carlin: They telephoned Steven.
  • Steven: So Scott didn't want to take the special train and ran into a ditch? What's that you say? The special's waiting? Tell Kevin to take it please. And Scott? Oh, leave him where his is. We'll get him out later.
  • George Carlin: On the other side of the ditch, some little boys were chattering.
  • Boy 1: Coo, doesn't he look silly?
  • Boy 2: They'll never get him out.
  • George Carlin: They began to sing.
  • Boys: Silly old Scott fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, silly old Scott fell in a ditch all in the Monday morning.
  • George Carlin: Scott layed in the ditch all day.
  • Scott: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Scott: I shall never get out.
  • George Carlin: But that evening, they lifted Scott and made a rope of sleepers under his feet to keep him from the mud. Strong ropes were fastened to his back end, and Al and Shaggy pulling hard, managed to bring him to safety. Late that night, Scott crawled home, a sadder and wiser character.

Down The Mine

  • George Carlin: One day, Ash was at the junction when Scott shuffled in with some Beedrill.
  • Ash: Phew!
  • George Carlin: Remarked Ash.
  • Ash: What a funny smell. Can you smell a smell?
  • Citrine: I can't smell a smell.
  • George Carlin: Said Citrine.
  • Ash: A funny musty sort of smell.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Scott: No one noticed until you did.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Scott.
  • Scott: It must be yours.
  • George Carlin: Not long ago, he had fallen into a dirty ditch. Ash enjoyed teasing him about it.
  • Ash: Citrine, Mona, do you know what I think it is? It's ditchwater.
  • George Carlin: Before Scott could answer, Ash puffed away. Citrine and Mona could hardly believe their ears.
  • Citrine: He's dreadfully rude I feel quite ashamed.
  • Mona: I feel quite ashamed he's dreadfully rude.
  • George Carlin: And to Ash they said.
  • Citrine and Mona: You musn't be rude, you make us ashamed.
  • George Carlin: But Ash didn't care a bit.
  • Ash: That was funny, that was funny.
  • George Carlin: He chuckled. He felt very pleased with himself. Citrine and Mona were deeply shocked. They have great respect for Scott Summers. Ash left the coaches at the station and went off to a mine for some Beedrill. Long ago, miners digging there have made tunnels under the ground. Their rooves are strong enough to hold up cars but not the weight of characters. A large notice warns them not to enter the area: Danger! Characters must not pass this board.
  • Ash: Silly old board.
  • George Carlin: Thought Ash. He had often tried to pass it but had never suceeded. But this morning he had made a plan. The fireman went to throw the switch.
  • Ash: Now for my plan!
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ash. Bumping the Beedrill fiercely he jerked his driver off the footplate and followed them into the siding.
  • Driver: Come back!
  • George Carlin: Yelled his driver.
  • (A loud splash is heard as Ash falls to the mine)
  • Ash: Fire and smoke!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'm sunk.
  • George Carlin: And he was.
  • Ash: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Ash: I am a silly trainer.
  • Steven: And a very naughty one, too. I saw you!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Ash: Please let me out. I wont do it again.
  • Steven: I'm not sure. We can't lift you out with the cranes. The ground's not firm enough. Hmm, let me see. I wonder if Scott could pull you out.
  • Ash: Yes sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash. But he didn't want to meet Scott just yet.
  • Scott: Down the mine is he? Ha, ha, ha!
  • George Carlin: Laughed Scott.
  • Scott: What a joke! Boop boop! Little Ash, we'll have your out in a couple of puffs.
  • George Carlin: Strong cables were fastened between the two characters.
  • Steven: Are you ready? Heave!
  • George Carlin: It was a lot harden than they all thought. But at last Ash was free.
  • Ash: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Scott: That's all right, Ash. You made me laugh.
  • George Carlin: Replied Scott.
  • Scott: I'm in disgrace.
  • Ash: So am I.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Terry: Why so you are Ash. Shall we form an alliance? You help me and I help you.
  • Ash: Right you are.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Ash.
  • Scott: Good. That's settled.
  • George Carlin: Rumbled Scott. And buffer to buffer the allies puffed home.

Ash's Christmas Party

  • George Carlin: It was Christmas on the land of TV. All the characters were working hard. Ash and Jackie were busy carrying people and parcels up and down the branch line. Everyone was happy. Only the coaches Citrine and Mona were complaining.
  • Citrine: It's always the same before Christmas.
  • George Carlin: They groaned.
  • Mona: We feel so full, we feel so full.
  • Ash: Oh, come on!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Where's your festive spirit? Christmas day is almost here.
  • George Carlin: By the side of the track was a little cottage with a familiar figure waving to them.
  • Ash: It's Nora Shepard!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Ash.
  • Ash: Peep, peep! Happy Christmas!
  • George Carlin: Ash always felt better for seeing her.
  • Ash: Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Nora.
  • George Carlin: He said to himself. When work was over, Ash went to see the other characters. All their coats had been polished.
  • Scott: Pooh!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Just look at us. Your driver will have to work fast to get you as smart as us.
  • Ash: Never mind that.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: I've something important to say. Do you realize it's been a whole year since Nora Shepard saved us from a nasty accident. You remember when she was ill in bed and...
  • Kevin: Yes of course.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Kevin.
  • Kevin: You told us how she waved her red dressing gown out of her window to warn you about a landslide ahead.
  • Omi: And you and Jackie gave her presents.
  • George Carlin: Omi joined in.
  • Omi: And Steven sent her to the seaside to get better.
  • Shaggy: But...
  • George Carlin: Said the other characters.
  • Shaggy: The rest of us never thanked her properly.
  • Ash: Exactly.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: So now I think we should all give her a special Christmas party.
  • George Carlin: Everyone was getting very excited and the drivers felt sure that Steven will agree as indeed he did. The characters were all busy making plans, when silence fell. Steven had bad news.
  • Steven: The weather's changed badly. Nora Shepard is snowed up. Jackie says he'll help to rescue her. You must help too, Ash. There's no party unless you do.
  • George Carlin: Ash hated snow, but he said bravely.
  • Ash: I'll try, sir. We must rescue her, we must.
  • Steven: There's a good boy. You and Jackie will manage splendidly.
  • George Carlin: Ash charged the snowdrifts fiercely. Sometimes he swept them aside, sometimes they stuck fast and the men had to loosen them. But at the cutting near the cottage, they could go no further.
  • Ash's Fireman: Look at that!
  • George Carlin: Exclaimed Ash's fireman.
  • Ash: Peep, peep! Here we are.
  • George Carlin: An answering wave came from an upstairs window. Then they heard a familiar sound.
  • Ash: That's Freakazoid.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: He's come to help too.
  • George Carlin: Sure enough, Freakazoid had a snowplough and was working hard to clear a patch to the railroad line to safety. At long last, the rescue was complete. Omi took the tired workmen home. Freakazoid said goodbye to Nora Shepard and promised to take care of her cottage as he watched them all set off. The characters made good time. No more snow had fallen, but the yard was dark. There was no one to be seen. Ash's heart sank. Suddenly, all the lights went on. What a marvelous site awaited Nora Shepard.
  • Steven: Well done!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: I'm really proud of you all.
  • George Carlin: Nora especially thanked the smaller characters.
  • Nora: Ash and Jackie are old friends.
  • George Carlin: She said.
  • Nora: And now Omi, you are my friend too.
  • George Carlin: Omi was very pleased.
  • Omi: Three cheers for Nora Shepard!
  • George Carlin: He called.
  • Omi: Peep, peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: They all whistled.
  • Characters: (singing) We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum and his friends thought it was the best Christmas ever and Nora Shepard could think of nowhere she would rather live than here with them on TV Land.

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