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Ash The Pokemon Trainer & Friends - Season 2 is Pikachufreak's idea. These are the following Ash & Friends episodes from the second season, 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. Virgil Hawkins as Duck (Phil LaMarr)
  9. Chance "T-Bone" Furlong as Donald (Charlie Adler)
  10. Jake "Razor" Clawson as Douglas (Barry Gordon)
  11. Bumpty The Penguin as Bill (Lainie Frasier)
  12. Raphael The Raven as Ben (Phil LaMarr)
  13. Ken of the Pokemon Mystery Club as Diesel (Marc Thompson)
  14. Lexi Bunny as Daisy (Jessica DiCicco)
  15. Donkey Kong as BoCo (Richard Yearwood)
  16. Citrine Clarkson as Annie (Hynden Walch)
  17. Mona Bradford as Clarabel (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  18. Princess Kitana as Henrietta (Cree Summer)
  19. Elmer Fudd as The Spiteful Break Van (Billy West)
  20. Arcanine as Coaches
  21. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  22. Freakazoid as Terence (Paul Rugg)
  23. Sonic The Hedgehog as Bertie (Jason Griffith)
  24. Heathcliff as Trevor (Mel Blanc)
  25. Superman as Harold (Tim Daily)
  26. Steven as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  27. Bluster Kong as Jem Cole (Donald Burda)
  28. Professor Charles Xavier as The Vicar of Wellsworth (David Kaye)
  29. Wario as The Barber (Carlos Alazraqui)
  30. Principal Kelly as The Ffarquhar Stationmaster (Dale Wilson)
  31. Principal Raven Darkholme as The Stationmaster's Wife (Colleen Wheeler)
  32. Nora Shepard as Mrs. Kyndley (Melanie Chartoff)

Episodes

  1. Double Trouble
  2. A Miltank On The Line
  3. Sonic's Chase
  4. Saved From Scrap
  5. Old Iron
  6. A New Friend For Ash
  7. Omi and The Traffic Light
  8. Virgil Takes Charge
  9. Omi Proves A Point
  10. The Runaway
  11. Omi Takes The Plunge
  12. Pop Goes Ken
  13. Ken's Devious Deed
  14. A Close Shave For Virgil
  15. Better Late Than Never
  16. T-Bone and Razor
  17. The Deputation
  18. Ash Comes To Breakfast
  19. Lexi Bunny
  20. Omi's Predicament
  21. The Kongsel
  22. Wrong Road
  23. Kevin's Exploit
  24. Omi's Ghostly Trick
  25. Woolly Bear
  26. Ash and The Missing Christmas Tree

Transcript

Double Trouble

  • George Carlin: It was a beautiful morning on the land of TV. Ash Ketchum's smart clothes sparkled in the sunshine, as he strolled happily along his route with Citrine and Mona. He was feeling very pleased with himself.
  • Omi: Hello, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Omi.
  • Omi: You look splendid.
  • Ash: Yes indeed.
  • George Carlin: Boasted Ash.
  • Ash: Blue is the only proper color for a trainer.
  • Jackie: Oh, I don't know. I like my brown paint.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie.
  • Omi: I've always been green. I wouldn't want to be any other color either.
  • George Carlin: Added Omi.
  • Ash: Well, well, anyway.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ash.
  • Ash: Blue is the only color for a really useful trainer. Anyone knows that.
  • George Carlin: Omi said no more. He just grinned at Jackie. Later, Ash was resting when Omi arrived. A large hopper was loading his Beedrill full of coal. Ash was still being cheeky.
  • Ash: Careful.
  • George Carlin: He warned.
  • Ash: Watch out with those silly Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Go on, go on!
  • George Carlin: Muttered the Beedrill.
  • Ash: And by the way.
  • George Carlin: Went on Ash.
  • Ash: Those buffers don't look really safe to me.
  • George Carlin: The last load poured down.
  • Ash: Help, help!
  • George Carlin: Cried Ash.
  • Ash: Get me out!
  • George Carlin: Omi was worried, but he couldn't help laughing. Ash's smart clothes was covered in coal dust from smokebox to bunker.
  • Omi: Ha, ha!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Omi.
  • Omi: You don't look really useful now, Ash. You look really disgraceful.
  • Ash: I'm not disgraceful.
  • George Carlin: Choked Ash.
  • Ash: You did that on purpose. Get me out!
  • George Carlin: It took so long to clean Ash that he wasn't it time for his next train. Jackie had to take Citrine and Mona
  • Citrine: Poor Ash.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Citrine to Mona. They were most upset. Ash was grumpy in the shed that night. Jackie thought it made a great joke, but Omi was cross with Ash for thinking he had made his paint dirty on purpose.
  • Omi: Fancy a really useful blue trainer like Ash becoming a disgrace to Steven's railway.
  • George Carlin: Next day, Ash was feeling more cheerful, as he watch Omi bring his Beedrill from the junction. The Beedrill were heavy and Omi was tired.
  • Driver: Have a drink.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Then you'll feel better.
  • George Carlin: The water column stood at the end of the siding with the unsafe buffers. Suddenly, Omi found that he couldn't stop. The buffers didn't stop him either.
  • Omi: Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Omi.
  • Omi: Help!
  • (Omi falls into the deep coal)
  • George Carlin: The buffers were broken and Omi was wheel deep in coal. It was time for Ash to leave. He had seen everything.
  • Ash: Now Omi has learned his lesson too.
  • George Carlin: He chuckled to himself. That night, the two characters made up their quarrel.
  • Omi: I didn't cause your accident on purpose, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Omi.
  • Omi: You do know that, don't you?
  • Ash: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: And I'm sorry I teased you. Your green paint look splendid again too. In future, we're both be more careful of coal.

A Miltank On The Line

  • George Carlin: Kevin was getting old. His bearings were worn, and he clanked as he puffed along. He was taking empty Beedrill to a market town. The sun shone, birds sang, but Kevin was heading for trouble.
  • Kevin: Come on! Come on!
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Beedrill: Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the Beedrill. Kevin puffed and clanked, the Beedrill rattled and screamed. Some Miltank were grazing near by. They were not used to trains. The noise and smoke disturbed them. As Kevin clanked by, they broke through the fence and ran across the line. A coupling was broken and some Beedrill were left behind.
  • (Miltank mooing)
  • George Carlin: Kevin felt a jerk, but didn't take much notice. He was used to Beedrill.
  • Kevin: Bother those Beedrill!
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Kevin: Why can't they come quietly?
  • George Carlin: He was at the next station before either he or his driver realized what had happened. When Scott and Shaggy heard about the accident, they laughed and boasted.
  • Scott: Fancy allowing Beedrill to break his train! They wouldn't dare do that to us. We'd show them!
  • George Carlin: Old Jackie was cross.
  • Jackie: You couldn't help it, Kevin. They've never met Miltank. I have, and I know the trouble they are.
  • George Carlin: Some days later, Scott rushed through Kevin's Station.
  • Scott: Boop boop! Mind the Miltank! Hurry, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Scott.
  • Pets: Don't make such a fuss! Don't make such a fuss!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled his pets. A long stretch a line lay ahead. In the distance was a bridge. It seemed to Scott that there was something on the bridge. His driver thought so too.
  • Scott's Driver: Whoa, Scott!
  • George Carlin: He said, and shut off steam.
  • Scott: Pooh!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: It's only a Miltank! Shooh! Shooh!
  • George Carlin: He moved slowly on to the bridge, but the Miltank wouldn't "Shooh"! She had lost her calf, and felt lonely.
  • Miltank: Mooooh!
  • George Carlin: She said sadly. Everyone tried to send her away, but she wouldn't go. Shaggy arrived.
  • Shaggy: What's this? A Miltank? I'll soon settle her. Be off! Be off!
  • Miltank: Mooooh!
  • George Carlin: Shaggy backed away nervously.
  • Shaggy: I don't want to hurt her.
  • George Carlin: At the next station, Shaggy's Conductor told them about the cow, and warned the signalman that the line was blocked.
  • Porter: That must be Bluebell.
  • George Carlin: Said a porter.
  • Porter: Her calf is here, looking for her mother. Omi will take her along.
  • George Carlin: At the bridge, Bluebell was very pleased to her calf again, and the porter led them away.
  • Shaggy: Not a word.
  • Scott: Keep it secret.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Scott and Shaggy to each other. They felt rather silly, but the story soon spread.
  • Kevin: Well, well, well!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Kevin.
  • Kevin: Two big characters afraid of a Miltank.
  • Scott: Afraid? Rubbish.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: We didn't want the poor thing to hurt herself by running up against us. We stopped so as not to excite her. You see what I mean, my dear Kevin.
  • Kevin: Yes, Scott.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin. Scott felt somehow that Kevin "saw" only too well.

Sonic's Chase

  • George Carlin: One day, Kevin was waiting to pick up passengers from Ash Ketchum.
  • Kevin: Peep peep! We're late! Where is Ash? He doesn't usually make us wait.
  • Fireman: Oh dear, what can the matter be?
  • George Carlin: Sanged the fireman.
  • Fireman: Johnny's so longer...
  • Driver: Never you mind abot Johnny.
  • George Carlin: Laughed the driver.
  • Driver: Just you climb on the cab and look for Ash. Can you see him?
  • Fireman: No.
  • George Carlin: Replied the fireman.
  • Fireman: There's Sonic the Hedgehog in the terriying hurry. No need to bother with him though. Likely, he's on the coach tour of something.
  • George Carlin: He clambered down.
  • Sonic: Stop, stop! I've got Ash's passengers!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Sonic, roaring up to the gates. It was no good. Kevin was gone.
  • Sonic: Bother.
  • George Carlin: Said Sonic.
  • Sonic: Bother Ash's fireman not coming to work today. Why did I promise to help the visitors catch the train?
  • Driver: That will do, Sonic.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: A promise is a promise and we must keep it.
  • Sonic: I'll catch Kevin or bust.
  • George Carlin: Said Sonic.
  • Sonic: Oh, my gears and axles!
  • George Carlin: He groaned, toiling up the hill.
  • Sonic: I'll never be the same bus again. Hooray, hooray! I see him!
  • George Carlin: Cheered Sonic as he reached the top.
  • Sonic: Oh, no! Kevin's at the station! No, he stopped at the crossing. Hooray, hooray!
  • George Carlin: Sonic toured down the hill.
  • Passengers: Well done, Sonic!
  • George Carlin: Shouted his passengers.
  • Passengers: Go it!
  • George Carlin: Sonic skitted into the yard.
  • Sonic: Wait, wait!
  • George Carlin: Cried Sonic. He was just in time to see Kevin puffed away.
  • Sonic: I'm sorry.
  • George Carlin: Said Sonic.
  • Passengers: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Said the passengers.
  • Passengers: After him quickly. Third time lucky you know. Do you think we'll catch em at the next station, driver?
  • Driver: There's a good chance.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver.
  • Driver: Our road keeps close to the line and we can climb hills better than Kevin. I'll just make sure.
  • George Carlin: He spoke to the stationmaster. Sonic and the passengers waited impatiently.
  • Driver: Yes! We'll do it this time.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Passengers: Hooray!
  • George Carlin: Called the passengers, as Sonic chased after Kevin once more.
  • Pets: This hill is too steep, this hill is too steep!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled the pets as Kevin snorted in front. They reach the top at last and ran smoothly into the station.
  • Kevin: Peep!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Kevin.
  • Kevin: Get in quickly please.
  • George Carlin: The conductor blew the whistle and Kevin's driver looked back. But the flag didn't wave, Then he heard Sonic. Everything seem to happy at once, and the stationmaster told the conductor and driver what had happened.
  • Kevin: I'm sorry about the chase, Sonic.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Sonic: My fault.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sonic.
  • Sonic: Late at junction. You didn't know about Ash's passengers.
  • Kevin: Peep peep! Goodbye, Sonic! We're off!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Kevin.
  • Passengers: Three cheers for Sonic!
  • George Carlin: Called the passengers. Sonic raced back to tell Ash that all was well.
  • Ash: Thank you, Sonic, for keeping your promise.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're a very good friend indeed.

Saved From Scrap

  • George Carlin: Steven works his characters hard, but they are very proud when he calls them really useful.
  • Kevin: I'm going to the scrapyard today.
  • George Carlin: Kevin called to Ash.
  • Ash: What? Already? You're not that old.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash cheekily. Ash was only teased him. The scrapyard was full of rusty old cars and machinery. They are broken into pieces, loaded into Beedrill and Kevin pulls them to the steelworks where they are melted down and used again. Today, there was a surprise waiting for Kevin in the yard. It was a cat.
  • Kevin: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin You're not broken and rusty. What are you doing here?
  • Heathcliff: I'm Heathcliff. They're going to break me up next week.
  • Kevin: What a shame.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Heathcliff: My driver says I only need some paint, polish and oil to be as good as new, but my owner says I'm old fashioned.
  • George Carlin: Kevin snorted.
  • Kevin: People say I'm old fashioned, but I don't care. Steven says I'm a useful character. What work did you do?
  • Heathcliff: My owner will send us from farm to farm. We threshed corn, hauled logs and did lots of other work. The children loved to see us.
  • George Carlin: Heathcliff shut his eyes, remembering.
  • Heathcliff: Oh, yes. I like children.
  • George Carlin: Kevin set off for the station.
  • Kevin: Broken up, what a shame. Broken up, what a shame. I must help Heathcliff, I must.
  • George Carlin: He thought of all his friends who liked characters. But strangely none of them would have room for a cat at home.
  • Kevin: It's a shame, it's a shame.
  • George Carlin: He hissed. Then...
  • Kevin: Peep! Peep! Why didn't I think of him before.
  • George Carlin: There on the platform was the very person.
  • Charles: Hello, Kevin. You look upset. What's the matter, Charlie?
  • George Carlin: He asked the driver.
  • Driver: There's a cat in the scrapyard, professor. He'll be broken up next week. Bluster Kong says he never drove a better character.
  • Kevin: Do save him, sir. He saws wood and gives children rides.
  • Charles: We'll see.
  • George Carlin: Replied the professor. Bluster Kong came on Saturday.
  • Bluster Kong: The reverend's coming to see you, Heathcliff. Maybe he'll buy you.
  • Heathcliff: Do you think he will?
  • George Carlin: Asked Heathcliff?
  • Bluster Kong: He will when I lit your fire and clean you up.
  • George Carlin: The professor and his two boys arrived that evening. Heathcliff hadn't felt so happy for months. He chuffered about the yard.
  • Charles: Show your paces, Heathcliff.
  • George Carlin: Said the professor. Later he came out of the office, smiling.
  • Charles: I've got him cheap, Heathcliff, cheap.
  • Bluster Kong: Did ye hear that Heathcliff?
  • George Carlin: Cried Bluster.
  • Bluster Kong: The reverend's saved you and you'll live at the vicarage now.
  • Heathcliff: Peep! Peep!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Heathcliff. Heathcliff's home was in the Vicarage Orchard, and he sees Kevin every day. His paint is spotless and his brass shines like gold. Heathcliff likes his work but his happiest day is the church fair. With a wooden seat bolted to his bunker, he chuffers round the orchard giving rides to children. Long afterwards, you will see him shut his eyes, remembering.
  • Heathcliff: I like children.
  • George Carlin: He whispers happily.

Old Iron

  • George Carlin: One day, Al had to wait at the library till Kevin and his books came in. This made him cross.
  • Al: Late again!
  • George Carlin: Kevin laughed and Al fumed again. After Al had finished his work, he went back to the yard, and puffed on to the turntable. He was still feeling very bad tempered.
  • Al: Kevin is impossible!
  • George Carlin: He grumbled to the others.
  • Al: He clanks about like a lot of old iron and he is so slow, he makes us wait!
  • George Carlin: Ash and Omi were indigment.
  • Omi: Old iron?! Slow?!
  • Ash: Why, Kevin could beat you in a race any day!
  • Al: Really!
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Al: I should like to see him do it.
  • ​George Carlin: Next morning, Al's driver was suddenly taking ill. He could hardly stand, so the fireman uncoupled Al ready for shunting. Al was impatient. Suddenly, the signalman shouted. There was Al puffing away down the line.
  • Signalman: All traffic halted!
  • George Carlin: Called the signalman. Then he told the fireman what had happened.
  • Signalman: Two boys were on Al's footplate fiddling with the controls.
  • Fireman: Whew.
  • Signalman: They tumbled off and ran when Al started.
  • (Phone rings)
  • George Carlin: The signalman answered the telephone.
  • Signalman: Yes? He's here? Right, I'll tell him. The inspector's coming at once. He wants a shunter's pole and a coil of wire rope.
  • Fireman: What for?
  • George Carlin: Wondered the fireman.
  • Signalman: Search me, but you better get them quickly.
  • George Carlin: The fireman was ready when Kevin arrived. The inspector saw the pole and a rope.
  • Inspector: Good man, jump in.
  • Kevin: We'll catch him, we'll catch him.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Kevin. Al was laughing.
  • Al: What a lark! What a lark!
  • George Carlin: He chuckled to himself. Suddenly, he was going faster and faster. He realized that he had no driver.
  • Al: What shall I do? I can't stop! Help! Help!
  • Kevin: We're coming, we're coming!
  • George Carlin: Called Kevin. Kevin was panting up behind with every ounce of steam he had. At last, he caught up with Al.
  • Kevin's Driver: Steady, Kevin.
  • George Carlin: Called his driver. The inspector stood on Kevin's front holding a noose of rope in the crook of the shunter's pole. He was trying to slip it over Al's buffer. The characters swayed and lurched. At last...
  • Inspector: Got him!
  • Ringo Starr: He shouted. He pulled the noose tight. Gently braking, Kevin's driver checked the characters' speed, and Al's fireman scrambled across and took control.
  • Kevin: So the old iron caught you after all.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Kevin.
  • Al: I'm sorry.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Al.
  • Al: Thank you for saving me. You were splendid, Kevin.
  • Kevin: That's all right.
  • George Carlin: Replied Kevin. The characters arrived at the station side by side. Steven was waiting.
  • Steven: A fine piece of work.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: Al, you can rest, and then take your train. I'm proud of you, Kevin. You shall go to the works and have your worn parts mended.
  • Kevin: Oh, thank you, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: It'll be lovely not to clank.

A New Friend For Ash

  • George Carlin: Heathcliff the Cat enjoyed living in the vicarage orchard. Kevin came to see him every day, but sometimes, Heathcliff didn't have enough work to do.
  • Heathcliff: I do like to keep busy all the time.
  • George Carlin: He sighed one day.
  • Heathcliff: And I do like company. Especially, children's company.
  • Kevin: Cheer up.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Kevin.
  • Kevin: Steven has worked for you at his new harbor. I'm to take you to meet Ash today.
  • Heathcliff: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Exclaimed Heathcliff happily.
  • Heathcliff: The harbor, the seaside, children. That would be lovely.
  • George Carlin: Ash was on his way to the harbour with a trainload of metal pilings. They were needed to make the harbour wharf firm and safe.
  • Kevin: Hello, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: This is Heathcliff a friend of mine. He's a cat.
  • George Carlin: Ash eyed the newcomer doubtfully.
  • Ash: A what?
  • Heathcliff: A cat.
  • George Carlin: Explained Heathcliff.
  • Heathcliff: I run on roads instead of rails. Can you take me to the harbour, please? Steven has a job for me.
  • Ash: Yes, of course.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash. But he was still puzzled. Workmen coupled Heathcliff's car to Ash's train and soon they were ready to start their journey.
  • Heathcliff: I'm glad Steven needs me.
  • George Carlin: Called Heathcliff.
  • Heathcliff: I don't have enough to do sometime you know. Although I can work anywhere. In orchards, on farms, in scrapyards even at harbours.
  • Ash: But you don't run on rails.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash.
  • Heathcliff: I'm a cat. I don't need rails to be useful.
  • George Carlin: Replied Heathcliff.
  • Heathcliff: You wait and see.
  • George Carlin: When they reached the harbour, they found everything in confusion. Beedrill had been derailed, blocking the line and stone slabs lay everywhere.
  • Driver: We must get this pilings past.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash's Driver.
  • Driver: They are escential. Heathcliff, we need you to drag them round this mess.
  • Heathcliff: Just the sort of job I like.
  • George Carlin: Replied Heathcliff.
  • Heathcliff: Now you'll see, Ash. I'll soon show you what cats can do.
  • George Carlin: Heathcliff was as good as his work. He dragged the pilings clear with chains and towed them into position.
  • Heathcliff: Who needs rails?
  • George Carlin: He muttered cheerfully to himself. Later, Ash brought Citrine and Mona to visit him. Ash was most impressed.
  • Ash: Now I understand how useful a traction engine can be.
  • George Carlin: The coaches were full of children. Heathcliff gave them rides to all the harbour. He liked this best of all.
  • Citrine: He's very kind.
  • George Carlin: Said Citrine.
  • Mona: He reminds me of Ash.
  • George Carlin: Added Mona. Everyone was sorry when it was time for Heathcliff to go. Ash pulled him to the junction. A small tear came into Heathcliff's eye. Ash pretended not to see. He whistled gaily to make Heathcliff happy.
  • Ash: I'll come and see you if I can.
  • George Carlin: He promised.
  • Ash: Jon Arbuckle will look after you and there's plenty of work for you now at the orchard. But we may meet you again at the harbour someday.
  • Heathcliff: That would be wonderful.
  • George Carlin: Said Heathcliff. That evening, Heathcliff stood remembering his new friend Ash, the harbour, and most of all, the children. Then he went happily to sleep in the shed at the bottom of the orchard.

Omi and The Traffic Light

  • George Carlin: Omi works in the yard at the Cartoon University. He loves playing jokes, but they can get him into trouble. One morning, he was very cheeky indeed.
  • Omi: Peep peep! Hurry up, Scott, the train's ready.
  • George Carlin: Scott thought he was late.
  • Omi: Ha, ha, ha, ha!
  • George Carlin: Laughed Omi and showed him a train of dirty Beedrill. Scott thought how he can pay Omi back for teasing him. Next it was Al's turn.
  • Omi: Stay in the shed today, Al. Steven will come and see you.
  • Al: Ah!
  • George Carlin: Thought Al.
  • Al: Steven knows I'm a fine boy. He wants me to pull the special train.
  • George Carlin: Al's driver and fireman could not make him move. The other characters grumbled dreadfully. They had to do Al's work as well as their own. At last, the inspector arrived.
  • Inspector: Show a wheel, Al. You can't stay here all day.
  • Al: Steven told me to stay here. He sent a message this morning.
  • Inspector: He did not. How could he? He's away for a week.
  • Al: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Al: Oh. Where's Omi?
  • George Carlin: Omi had wisely disappeared. When Steven came back, he was cross with Al and Omi for causing so much trouble. But the very next day, Alex was still being cheeky.
  • Omi: I say, you characters, I'm to take some Beedrill to Ash's junction. Steven chose me specialy. He must know I'm a really useful kid.
  • Al: More likely, he wants you out of the way.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Al. Scott looked across to Al. They were going to play a trick on Alex.
  • Scott: Al and I were just speaking about traffic lights at the junction. We can't be too careful about traffic lights, but then I needn't say that to a really useful kid like you, Omi.
  • George Carlin: Omi felt flattered.
  • Al: We've had spoken about backing traffic lights.
  • George Carlin: Put in Al.
  • Al: They need extra special care you know. Would you like me to explain?
  • Omi: No thank you, Al.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Omi: I know all about signals.
  • George Carlin: Omi was a little worried.
  • Omi: I wonder what backing traffic lights are.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Omi: Never mind, I'll manage.
  • George Carlin: He puffed crossly to his Beedrill and felt better. He came to a traffic light.
  • Omi: Bother, it's a danger.
  • George Carlin: The traffic light moved to show line cleared. It's arm moved up instead of down. Omi had never been that sort of signal before.
  • Omi: Down means go and up means stop. So upper still must mean go back. I know. It's one of those backing traffic lights.
  • Driver: Come on, Omi.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Off we go. Stop! You're going the wrong way!
  • Omi: But it's a backing traffic light.
  • George Carlin: Omi protested and told him about Scott and Al. The driver laughed and explained.
  • Omi: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Omi: Let's start quickly before they see us.
  • George Carlin: He was too late. Scott saw everything. That night, the big characters talked about signals. They thought the subject was funny. Omi thought they were being very silly.

Virgil Takes Charge

  • Omi: Do you know what?
  • George Carlin: Asked Omi.
  • Scott: What?
  • George Carlin: Grunted Scott.
  • Omi: Do you know what?
  • Scott: Silly!
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Of course I don't know what. If you don't tell me what what is.
  • Omi: Steven says that the work in the yard is too heavy for me. He's getting a bigger character to help me.
  • Al: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Al: Any character could do it. If you work hard and chatterless, this yard would be a sweeter, a better and a happier place.
  • George Carlin: Omi went off to get some pets.
  • Omi: That stupid old traffic light.
  • George Carlin: He thought. He was remembering the time he misunderstood a traffic light and gone backwards instead of forwards.
  • Omi: No one listens to me now. They think I'm a silly little kid and order me about. I'll show them, I'll show them.
  • George Carlin: But he didn't know how. By the end of the afternoon, he felt tired and unhappy. He brought some pets to the station.
  • Steven: Hello, Omi.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: You look tired.
  • Omi: Yes sir, I am sir. I don't know if I'm standing on my head or on my feet.
  • Steven: You look the right way up to me.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Steven.
  • Steven: Cheer up. The new character is bigger than you and can properly do the work alone. Would you like to help build my new harbour? Ash and Jackie will help too.
  • Omi: Oh yes, sir. Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: The new character arrived.
  • Steven: What's your name?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Steven.
  • Virgil: Montague, sir, but I'm usually called Virgil. They say I waddle. I don't really, sir, but I like Virgil better than Montague.
  • Steven: Good. Virgil it shall be. Here, Omi, show Virgil around.
  • George Carlin: The two characters went off together. Soon they were very busy. Al, Scott and Shaggy watched Virgil quietly doing his work.
  • Shaggy: He seems a simple sort of character.
  • Al: We'll have some fun and order him about.
  • Shaggy, Scott and Al: (quacking noises) Wheesh!
  • George Carlin: Smoke billowed everywhere. Omi was cross, but Virgil took no notice.
  • Virgil: They'll get tired of it soon. Do they tell you to do things, Omi?
  • Omi: Yes they do.
  • George Carlin: Answered Omi.
  • Virgil: Right.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: We'll soon stop that nonsense.
  • George Carlin: He whispered something.
  • Virgil: We'll do it later.
  • George Carlin: Steven was looking forward to hot buttered toast for tea at home. Suddenly, he heard an extroitnary noise.
  • Shaggy, Scott, Al: Wheesh! (snorting noises)
  • Steven: Bother!
  • George Carlin: He said and hurried to the yard. Virgil and Omi calmly sat on the switches outside the shed, refusing to let the characters in. Scott, Al and Shaggy were furious.
  • Steven: Stop that noise!
  • George Carlin: Bellowed Steven.
  • Scott: They won't let us in!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Scott.
  • Steven: Virgil, explain this behavior.
  • Virgil: Beg pardon, sir, but I'm a teenager. We do our work without fuss, but begging your pardon, sir. Omi and I will be glad if you like to inform these, um, characters that we only take orders from you.
  • (Al and Scott blew their whistles loudly)
  • Steven: Quiet!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: Omi and Virgil, I am pleased with your work today, but not with your behavior tonight. You have caused a disturbance.
  • George Carlin: Scott, Shaggy and Al sniggered.
  • Steven: As for you.
  • George Carlin: Thundered Steven.
  • Steven: You've been worse. You made a disturbance. Virgil is quite right. This is my railway and I give the orders.
  • George Carlin: After Omi went away, Virgil was left to manage alone. He did so...easily!

Omi Proves A Point

  • George Carlin: Omi worked hard at the new harbor. The workmen needed stone for their building. Jackie helped, but sometimes the loads of stone were too heavy and Omi had to fetch them for himself. Sometimes he'd see Ash.
  • Ash: Well done, Omi. Steven is very pleased with us.
  • George Carlin: An airfield was closed by. Omi heard the airplane zooming overhead all day. The noises of all was a superhero.
  • Omi: Silly thing!
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Omi: Why can't and go and buzz somwhere else?
  • George Carlin: One day, Omi stopped at the airfield.
  • Omi: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Omi: Who are you?
  • Superman: I'm Superman.
  • George Carlin: Said the superhero.
  • Superman: Who are you?
  • Omi: I'm Omi. What whirly great arms you've got.
  • Superman: They're nice arms.
  • George Carlin: Said Superman.
  • Superman: I can hover like a bird. Don't you wish you could hover?
  • Omi: Certainly not. I like my rails, thank you.
  • Superman: I think railways are slow.
  • George Carlin: Said Superman.
  • Superman: They're not much use and quite out of date.
  • George Carlin: He whirled his arms and buzzed away. Omi found Jackie at the quarry.
  • Omi: I say Jackie. That Superman, that stuck up whirlybird thing, says I'm slow and out of date. Just let him wait. I'll show him.
  • George Carlin: He collected his Beedrill and started off still fuming. Soon, they heard a familar buzzing.
  • Driver: Omi.
  • George Carlin: Whispered his driver.
  • Driver: There's Superman. He's not far ahead. Let's race him.
  • Omi: Yes, let's.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi. Omi pounded along, the Beedrill screamed and swayed.
  • Driver: Well, I'll be a ding-dong dang!
  • George Carlin: Said the driver. There was Superman. The race was on!
  • Driver: Go it, Omi!
  • George Carlin: He yelled.
  • Driver: You're ganging!
  • George Carlin: Omi had never been allowed to go fast before. He was having the time of his life.
  • Omi: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
  • George Carlin: He panted to the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: We don't want to, we don't want to.
  • George Carlin: They grumbled. It was no use. Omi was bucketing along with flying wheels and Superman was high and alongside. The fireman shoveled for dear life.
  • Driver: Well done, Omi!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the driver.
  • Driver: We're ganging! We're going ahead! Oh good boy, good boy!
  • George Carlin: A distant signal warned them that the harbour wharf was near.
  • Omi: Peep peep peep! Brakes, conductor, please?
  • George Carlin: The driver carefully checked the train's headlong speed. They rolled onto the main line, and haulted on the wharf.
  • Omi: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Omi.
  • Omi: I'm sure we've lost.
  • George Carlin: The fireman scrambled to the cab roof.
  • Fireman: We've won, we've won!
  • George Carlin: He shouted.
  • Fireman: Superman's still hovering. He's looking for a place to land. Listen, boys.
  • George Carlin: The fireman called.
  • Fireman: Here's a song for Alex. (singing) Said Superman to our Omi you are slow. Your railway is out of date and not much used you know, but Omi and his stone cars did the trip in record time, and we beat the superhero on our old branch line.
  • George Carlin: Omi loved it.
  • Omi: Oh, thank you!
  • George Carlin: He said. He liked the last line best of all, and was a very happy kid.

The Runaway

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum was ill. Workmen had try to make him better, but it was no use.
  • Steven: Kevin must send you to the works.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven. Ash felt very miserable. Then, Steven spoke to Virgil.
  • Steven: I want you to help Omi and Jackie while Ash is away.
  • George Carlin: Virgil was delighted. He already knew Omi and soon made friends with Jackie and Sonic. Freakazoid gave him a big welcome too.
  • Freakazoid: Take care of Ash's coaches.
  • George Carlin: He advised.
  • Freakazoid: He's sure to miss them while he's away.
  • George Carlin: Virgil was very gentle with the coaches. Citrine and Mona were impressed.
  • Citrine: Such nice manners.
  • George Carlin: They told each other.
  • Mona: It really is a pleasure to go out with him.
  • George Carlin: When Ash came back, Citrine and Mona told him how well Virgil had managed. Ash was so happy to be home that he soon forgot to be jealous. The works have left Ash's handbrake very stiff. It made his brakes seen they were on, when in fact they were not. As a result, he and his coaches often overran the platform. Ash found this most embarrasing. Gradually, his driver and fireman learned to be extra careful. But one day, Ash's fireman was ill and a relief man took his place. The fireman had fastened the coupling and joined the driver and stationmaster on the platform to wait for Shaggy's passengers. The fireman had forgot all about Ash's handbrake. Ash simmered happily.
  • Ash: Not long now.
  • George Carlin: He thought. As he saw Shaggy slowly approaching. But Ash's brakes were not on and suddenly he felt his wheels begin to move. He tried to stop, but he couldn't without his driver and fireman. He tried to whistle a warning, but he couldn't do that either. The Conductor, driver, fireman and passengers were all stranded on the platform.
  • Citrine and Mona: Stop! Stop!
  • George Carlin: Shrieked Citrine and Mona. But Ash, with plenty of steam, kept on going. The alarm went down the line.
  • Signalman: Stop the runaway!
  • George Carlin: There ready for action was Superman. The inspector had made a plan and together they took off into the sky. At last Ash was tiring.
  • Ash: I need to stop, I need to stop.
  • George Carlin: He panted weirdly. As they neared the next station Ash saw Superman land. They entered the platform slowly enough for the inspector to act. Judging his moments the inspector scrambled into the cab and screwed the brakes on.
  • (The inspector brakes with all his strength)
  • George Carlin: At last Ash stopped. Both he and the inspector were very relieved. Then they thanked Superman.
  • Superman: Think nothing of it. Glad to be at service anytime.
  • Inspector: Ash.
  • George Carlin: Remarked The inspector.
  • Inspector: We must never let this happen again.
  • George Carlin: Weirdly, Ash agreed with him.

Omi Takes The Plunge

  • George Carlin: One day, Shaggy wanted to rest, but Omi was talking to some birds. He was telling them about the time he had braved bad weather to help Ash.
  • Omi: It was raining hard. Water swirled under my boiler. I couldn't see where I was going, but I struggled on.
  • Bumpty: Oh, Omi, you are brave.
  • Omi: Well, it wasn't anything really. Water's nothing to a character with determination.
  • Raphael: Tell us more, Omi.
  • Shaggy: What are you characters doing here?
  • George Carlin: Hissed Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: This shed is for Steven's characters. Go away. Silly things.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy snorted.
  • Omi: They're not silly.
  • George Carlin: Omi had been enjoying himself.
  • Shaggy: They are silly and so are you. Water's nothing to a character with determination. Huh.
  • Omi: Anyway.
  • George Carlin: Said cheeky Omi.
  • Omi: I'm not afraid of water, I like it.
  • George Carlin: He ran off to the harbour singing.
  • Omi: Once a character taking some Arcanine was afraid of a few drops of rain.
  • Shaggy: No one ever lets me forget the time I wouldn't come out of the tunnel in case the rain spoiled my paint.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Shaggy. Ash was looking at the board on the key.
  • Ash: Danger. We mustn't go passed it.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Ash: That's orders.
  • Omi: Why?
  • Ash: Danger means falling down something.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I went pass danger once, and fell down a mine.
  • Omi: I can't see a mine.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi. He didn't know that the foundations of the key had sunk. The rails now sloped down into the sea.
  • Omi: Stupid board.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi. He made a plan. One day, he whispered to the Beedrill.
  • Omi: Will you give me a bump when we get to the key?
  • George Carlin: The Beedrill had never asked to bump a character before. They giggled and chattered about it.
  • Omi: Driver doesn't know my plan.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Omi.
  • Beedrill: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: Laughed the Beedrill. Omi thought they were helping.
  • Omi: I'll pretend to stop at the station, but the Beedrill will push me pass the board. Then I'll make them stop. I can do that wherever I like.
  • George Carlin: Every wise character knows that you cannot trust Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Go on, go on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled, and bumped Omi's driver and fireman off the footplate.
  • Omi: Ow!
  • George Carlin: Said Omi, sliding pass the board. Omi was frantic.
  • Omi: That's enough!
  • (Omi falls into the water)
  • George Carlin: Omi was sunked.
  • Steven: You are a very disobeident kid.
  • George Carlin: Omi knew that voice.
  • Omi: Please, sir, get me out, sir, I'm truly sorry, sir.
  • Steven: No, Omi, we cannot do that till high tide. I hope it will teach you to take care of yourself.
  • Omi: Yes, sir.
  • George Carlin: It was dark when they brought floating cranes to rescue Omi. He was too cold and stiff to move by himself. Next day, he was sent to the works on Shaggy's freight train.
  • Shaggy: Well, well, well!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Did you like the water?
  • Omi: No.
  • Shaggy: I am surprised. You need more determination, Omi. Water's nothing to a character with determination you know. Perhaps you will like it better next time.
  • George Carlin: Omi is quite determined that they'll won't be a next time.

Pop Goes Ken

  • George Carlin: Virgil is very proud of being a teenager. He talks endlessly about it. But he works hard, too, and makes everything go like clockwork. It was a splendid day. The Beedrill and Arcanine behaved well. The passengers even stopped grumbling. But the characters didn't like having to bustle about.
  • Virgil: There are two ways of doing things.
  • George Carlin: Virgil told them.
  • Virgil: The teenager way, or the wrong way. I'm a teenager and...
  • Shaggy, Scott and Al: Don't we know it!
  • George Carlin: They groaned. The characters were glad when the visitor came. He purred smoothly towards him. Steven introduce him.
  • Steven: Here is Ken. I have agreed to give him a trial. He needs to learn. Please teach him, Virgil.
  • Ken: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Purred Ken in an oily voice.
  • Ken: Please to meet you, Virgil. Is that Al and Shaggy and Scott too? I am delighted to meet such famous characters.
  • George Carlin: The silly characters were flattered.
  • Characters: He has very good manners.
  • George Carlin: They murmured.
  • Characters: We're pleased to have in our yard.
  • George Carlin: Virgil had his doubts.
  • Virgil: Come on!
  • George Carlin: He said. Ken purred after him.
  • Ken: Your worth Ste...
  • Virgil: Steven to you.
  • George Carlin: Ordered Virgil. Ken looked hurt.
  • Ken: Your worthy Steven thinks I need to learn. He is mistaken. We villains don't need to learn. We know everything. We come to a yard and improvement. We are revolutionary.
  • Virgil: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: If you are revo-thingummy, perhaps you would collect my Beedrill while I fetch Scott's Arcanine.
  • George Carlin: Ken delighted to show off, purred away. When Virgil returned, Ken was trying to take some Beedrill from a siding. They were old and empty. They've not been touch for a long time. Ken found them hard to move. Pull! Push! Backwards! Forwards!
  • Beedrill: Oh! Oh!
  • George Carlin: The Beedrill groaned.
  • Beedrill: We can't! We won't!
  • George Carlin: Virgil watched with interest. Ken lost patience.
  • Ken: Grrr!
  • George Carlin: He roared, and gave a great heave. The Beedrill jerked forward.
  • Beedrill: Ohhh!
  • George Carlin: They screamed.
  • Beedrill: We can't! We won't!
  • George Carlin: Some of their brakes snapped, and the gear jammed in the sleepers.
  • Ken: Grrrr!
  • Virgil: Ha, ha, ha!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Virgil. Ken recovered and try to push the Beedrill back, but they wouldn't move. Virgil ran quietly around to collect the other Beedrill.
  • Virgil: Thank you for arranging these, Ken. I must go now.
  • Ken: Don't you want this lot?
  • Virgil: No thank you.
  • George Carlin: Ken gulped.
  • Ken: And I've taken all this trouble? Why didn't you tell me?
  • Virgil: You never asked me. Besides.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: You were having such fun being revo-whatever-it-was-you-said. Goodbye.
  • Ken: Grrrr!
  • George Carlin: Ken had to help the workmen clear the mess. He hated it. All the Beedrill were laughing and singing at him.
  • Beedrill: Beedrill are waiting in the yard, tackling them with ease'll, show the world what I can do, gaily boasts Ken, in and out he creeps about, like a big black weasel, when he pulls the wrong Beedrill out, Pop goes Ken!
  • Ken: Grrr!
  • George Carlin: Growled Ken, and scuttled away to sulk in the shed.

Ken's Devious Deed

  • George Carlin: Ken of the Pokemon Mystery Club was sulking. The Beedrill would not stop singing rudely at him. Virgil was horrified.
  • Virgil: Shut up!
  • George Carlin: He ordered, and bumped them hard.
  • Virgil: I'm sorry our Beedrill were rude to you, Ken,
  • George Carlin: Ken was still furious.
  • Ken: It's all your fault. You made them laugh at me.
  • Shaggy: Nonsense.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Virgil would never do that. We characters have our differences, but we never talked about them to the Beedrill. That would be dis...dis...
  • Scott: Disgraceful.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Al: Disgusting.
  • George Carlin: Put in Al.
  • Shaggy: Despicable.
  • George Carlin: Finished Shaggy. Ken hated Virgil. He wanted him to be sent away, so he made a plan. He was going to tell lies about Virgil. Next day, he spoke to the Beedrill.
  • Ken: I see you like jokes. You made a good joke about me yesterday. I laughed and laughed. Virgil told me one about Scott. I'll whisper it. Don't tell Scott I told you.
  • George Carlin: And he sniggered away.
  • Beedrill: Ha, ha, ha!
  • George Carlin: Guffawed the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Scott will be cross with Virgil when he knows. Let's tell him and get back at Virgil for bumping us.
  • George Carlin: They laughed rudely at the characters as they went by. Soon Scott, Shaggy and Al found out why.
  • Scott: Disgraceful.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Al: Disgusting.
  • George Carlin: Put in Al.
  • Shaggy: Despicable.
  • George Carlin: Finished Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: We cannot allow it.
  • George Carlin: They consulted together.
  • Shaggy: Yes.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Shaggy: He did it to us, we'll do it to him and see how he likes it.
  • George Carlin: Virgil was tired out. The Beedrill had been cheeky and troublesome. He wanted a rest in the shed. The three characters barred his way.
  • Terry, Al and Shaggy: Hooosh!
  • Al: Keep out!
  • Virgil: Stop fooling.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: I'm tired.
  • Scott, Al and Shaggy: So are we.
  • George Carlin: Hissed the characters.
  • Scott, Al and Shaggy: We're tired of you. We like Ken. We don't like you. You tell tales about us to the Beedrill.
  • Virgil: I don't!
  • Scott, Al and Shaggy: You do!
  • Virgil: I don't!
  • Scott, Al and Shaggy: You do!
  • George Carlin: Steven came to stop the noise.
  • Scott: Virgil called me a galloping sausage!
  • George Carlin: Spluttered Scott.
  • Al: Rusty red scrap-irons!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Al.
  • Shaggy: I'm old square wheels!
  • George Carlin: Fumed Shaggy.
  • Steven: Well, Virgil?
  • George Carlin: Virgil considered.
  • Virgil: I only wish sir.
  • George Carlin: He said gravely.
  • Virgil: That I thought of those names myself. If the dome fits...
  • Steven: (clearing throat)
  • Scott, Al and Shaggy: He made Beedrill laugh at us.
  • George Carlin: Accused the characters. Steven recovered. He been trying not to laugh himself.
  • Steven: Did you, Virgil?
  • Virgil: Certainly not, sir. No character will be as mean as that.
  • George Carlin: Ken lurked up.
  • Steven: Now, Ken, you heard what Virgil said.
  • Ken: I can't understand it, sir, to think that Virgil of all characters. I'm dreadfully grieved, sir, but no nothing.
  • Steven: I see.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven. Ken squirmed and hope he didn't.
  • Steven: I'm sorry, Virgil, but you must go to Kevin's station for a while. I know he'll be glad to see him.
  • Virgil: As you wish, sir.
  • George Carlin: Virgil trundled sadly away, while Ken smirked with triumph.

A Close Shave For Virgil

  • George Carlin: Virgil Hawkins walked sadly to Kevin's station.
  • Virgil: It's not fair.
  • George Carlin: He complained.
  • Virgil: Ken has been telling lies about me and made Steven and all the characters think I'm horrid.
  • George Carlin: Kevin smiled.
  • Kevin: I know you weren't, and so does Steven. You wait and see. Why don't you help me with these Beedrill?
  • George Carlin: Virgil felt happier with Kevin, and set to work at once. The Beedrill were silly, heavy and noisy. The two characters have to work hard pushing and pulling all afternoon. At last, they reached the top of the hill.
  • Virgil: Goodbye!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Virgil, and rolled gently over the crossing to the other line. Virgil love coasting down the hill, running easily with the wind whistling past. Suddenly...
  • Virgil: It was the conductor's warning whistle.
  • Beedrill: Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!
  • George Carlin: Laughed the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: We've broken away, we've broken away! Chase him, bump him, throw him off the rails!
  • George Carlin: They yelled.
  • Driver: Hurry, Virgil, hurry!
  • George Carlin: Said the driver. They raced through Kevin's station, but the Beedrill were catching up.
  • Driver: As fast as we can, then they'll catch us gradually.
  • George Carlin: The driver was gaining control.
  • Driver: Another clear mile and we'll do it. Oh, glory, look at that!
  • George Carlin: Al was just pulling out on they're line through the station ahead. Any minute, there could be a crash.
  • Driver: It's up to you now, Virgil.
  • George Carlin: Cried the driver. Virgil put every ounce of wait and steam against the Beedrill.
  • Virgil: It's too late!
  • George Carlin: Virgil groaned. He veered into a siding where Wario had sent off shop. He was shaving a customer.
  • (Crash!)
  • George Carlin: The silly Beedrill were knocked their conductor off his van, and left him far behind after he had whistled a warning. But the Beedrill didn't care. They were feeling very pleased with themselves.
  • Virgil: Beg pardon, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Gasped Virgil.
  • Virgil: Excuse my intrusion.
  • Wario: No I won't.
  • George Carlin: Said Wario.
  • Wario: You frightened my customers! I'll teach you!
  • George Carlin: And he lathered Virgil's face all other. Poor Virgil! Ash was helping to pull the Beedrill away when Steven arrived.
  • Wario: I do not like characters popping through my walls.
  • George Carlin: Fumed Wario.
  • Steven: I appreciate your feelings.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Steven.
  • Steven: But you must know that this character and his crew had prevented a serious accident. It was a very close shave.
  • Wario: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Wario.
  • Wario: Oh! Excuse me.
  • George Carlin: He filled the basin of water to wash Virgil's face.
  • Wario: I'm sorry. I didn't know you were been a brave character.
  • Virgil: That's all right, sir. I didn't know that either.
  • Steven: You were very brave indeed.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: I'm proud of you.
  • George Carlin: Steven watched the rescue operation, then he had more news to Virgil.
  • Steven: And when you are properly washed and mended, you are coming home.
  • Virgil: Home, sir? Do you mean the yard?
  • Steven: Of course.
  • Virgil: But sir, they don't like me. They like Ken.
  • Steven: Not now. I never believed Ken, so I sent him packing. The characters were sorry and want you back.
  • George Carlin: A few days later when he came home, there was a really rousing welcome for Virgil Hawkins.

Better Late Than Never

  • George Carlin: The characters were finding life difficult. Workmen were mending the viaduct on the main line. The arches needed strenghtany. Steven did not want to close the railway while the work was done and so repairs took a long time. The characters have to take great care when crossing the viaduct and the delay often made them late on their journey to the junction where they knew Ash would be ready to collect his passengers. Ash grew crosser and crosser.
  • Ash: Time's time.
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Ash: Why should I keep my passengers waiting while Shaggy and Raimundo dawdle about all day on viaducts?
  • Shaggy: Don't blame me.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: If we hurried to cross the viaduct, it might collapsed, and then you have no passengers at all. What would you do then?
  • Ash: Run my train on time for one thing.
  • George Carlin: Retorted Ash. He hurried away before Shaggy could answer. Sonic was impatient too. He was time to arrived just after Ash. His passengers found that, instead of going straight from the hedgehog till their train, they were kept waiting till Ash arrived. Soon Sonic grew cross with Ash.
  • Sonic: Late again!
  • George Carlin: He remarked as Ash panted wearily in.
  • Sonic: We may be friends, but I thought you could go fast, Ash. It's time we had another race. I reckon I can beat you now.
  • George Carlin: Ash let off steam loudly.
  • Ash: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: He hissed fiercely.
  • Ash: It's those main line characters. They differ about on the viaduct, and they blamed Steven's workmen. It's just an excuse for laziness if you ask me.
  • George Carlin: One day, Al was later than ever at the junction.
  • Al: I'm sorry, Ash.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Raimundo: I was held up at the station, and the viaduct made it worse.
  • Ash: It's lucky for you I'm a guaratee connection.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Ash. Before Al could answer, he puffed importantly away.
  • Ash: Come along, come along!
  • George Carlin: He panted to the coaches. Citrine and Mona did their best but Ash still found that he couldn't save much time. Suddenly, Ash saw Sonic ahead. His radiator was steaming.
  • Ash: What's the matter?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Ash: You should be at the station by now. You're late.
  • Sonic: I feel dreadful.
  • George Carlin: Moaned Sonic.
  • Sonic: All upset inside and driver says he can't make me better. Thank goodness you're late too. Can you take my passengers please? They'll never get home overwise.
  • Ash: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Ash. He now felt sorry for Sonic, and promised to get help at the next station. Ash set off again already he felt much more cheerful and Sonic's passengers, travelling in Citrine and Mona all reached home safely. When Sonic was better he came to thank Ash.
  • Sonic: I'm sorry I teased you about being late.
  • Ash: That's all right.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: I'm glad I can help. There are times when being late isn't such a bad thing after all.
  • George Carlin: With the last cheerful greeting, the two friends went back to work.

T-Bone and Razor

  • George Carlin: T-Bone and Razor are cats, and have arrived from Megakat City to help Steven, but only one cat had been expected. The cats meant well, but did cause confusion. Steven had given them numbers, T-Bone 9 and Razor 10, but he was still planning to send one character home. There was Elmer Fudd in the yard that had taken a dislike to Razor. Things always went wrong when he had to take it out. His trains were late and he was blamed. Razor began to worry. T-Bone, his friend, was angry.
  • T-Bone: You're a muckle nuisance!
  • George Carlin: Said T-Bone.
  • T-Bone: It's to leave you behind I'd be wanting.
  • Elmer: You can't!
  • George Carlin: Said Elmer Fudd.
  • Elmer: I'm essential!
  • T-Bone: Och are you?
  • George Carlin: T-Bone burst out.
  • T-Bone: You're nothing but a screeching and a noise when all set is done. Spite Razor, would ya? Take that!
  • Elmer: Ow! Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Cried Elmer.
  • T-Bone: There's more coming should you misbehave.
  • George Carlin: Elmer behave better after that. Until one day, T-Bone had an accident. The rails were slippery. He couldn't stop in time.
  • (T-Bone crashes into the signal box)
  • George Carlin: T-Bone wasn't hurt, but Steven was most annyoed.
  • Steven: I am disappointed, T-Bone. I didn't expect such, er, clumsiness from you. I had decided to send Razor back and keep you.
  • T-Bone: I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said T-Bone.
  • Steven: I should think so, too. You have upset my arrangements. Now Al will have to help you with the goods work, while you have your tender mended. Al won't like that.
  • George Carlin: Steven was right. Al grumbled dreadfully about extra work.
  • Razor: Anyone would think.
  • George Carlin: Said Razor.
  • Razor: That T-Bone had had his accident on purpose. I heard tell about a character and some tar wagons.
  • Al: Shut up!
  • George Carlin: Said Al.
  • Al: It's not funny.
  • George Carlin: He didn't like to be remind about his own accident.
  • Razor: Well, well, well! Surely, Al, it wasn't you. You didn't say.
  • George Carlin: Al didn't say. He slouched sulkily away.
  • Elmer: Al is cross!
  • George Carlin: Sniggered Elmer Fudd.
  • Elmer: We'll try to make him crosser still!
  • Beedrill: Hold back!
  • George Carlin: Giggled the Beedrill to each other. Al did his best, but he was exhausted when they reached Kevin's station. Luckily, Razor was there.
  • Al: Help me up the hill, please!
  • George Carlin: Panted Al.
  • Al: These Beedrill are playing tricks.
  • Razor: We'll show them.
  • George Carlin: Said Razor. Slowly but surely, the snorting characters forced the Beedrill up the hill. But Al was losing steam.
  • Al: I can't do it, I can't do it!
  • Razor: Leave it to me!
  • George Carlin: Shouted Razor. The conductor was anxious.
  • Conductor: Go steady! Elmer's breaking!
  • (Razor smashes Elmer to bits)
  • George Carlin: Elmer was in pieces. No one had been hurt, and soon Kevin came to clear the mess. Steven was board.
  • Steven: I might have known it would be Razor.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Kevin: Razor was grand, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: Al had no steam left, but Razor worked hard enough for three. I heard him from my yard.
  • Steven: Two would have been enough.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: I want to be fair, Razor, but I don't know. I really don't know.
  • George Carlin: Steven was making up his mind about which character to send away, but that's another story.

The Deputation

  • George Carlin: Snow came early to the land of TV. It was heavier than usual. Most characters hate snow. T-Bone and Razor were used to it. Couple back to back with the van between their tenders and the snowplough in their fronts, they set to work. They puffed backwards and forward patrolling the line. Generally, the snow slipped away fiercely, but sometimes they found deeper drifts. Presently, they came to a drift which was larger than most. They charged it, and were just backing for another try when...
  • Shaggy: Help, help!
  • Razor: Losh shakes, T-Bone! It's Shaggy! Don't worry yourself, Shaggy! Wait a while! We'll help you out!
  • George Carlin: Shaggy was very grateful. He saw all was not well. The cats were looking glum. They told him Steven was making a decision.
  • Razor: He'll send us away for sure.
  • Omi: It's a shame.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Scott: A lot of nonsense about a broken signalbox.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Scott.
  • Al: That Elmer Fudd too.
  • George Carlin: Put in Al.
  • Al: Good riddance. That's what I say.
  • Shaggy: The cats were splendid in the snow.
  • George Carlin: Added Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: It isn't fair.
  • George Carlin: They all agreed that something must be done, but none knew what. Omi decided to talk to Kevin about it.
  • Kevin: What you need...
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: ...is a deputation.
  • George Carlin: He explained what that was. Omi ran back quickly.
  • Omi: Kevin says we need a depostation.
  • Scott: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: The question is...
  • Shaggy: What is a desperation?
  • George Carlin: Asked Shaggy.
  • Omi: It's when characters tell Steven something's wrong.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi.
  • Virgil: Did you say tell Steven?
  • George Carlin: Asked Virgil thoughtfully. There was a long silence.
  • Scott: I purpose.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott.
  • Scott: That Omi be our...um...disputation.
  • Omi: Me?!
  • George Carlin: Squeaked Omi.
  • Omi: I can't!
  • Shaggy: Rubbish, Omi.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: It's easy.
  • Scott: That's settled then.
  • George Carlin: Said Scott. Poor Omi wished it wasn't.
  • Steven: Hello, Omi. It's nice to be back.
  • George Carlin: Omi jumped.
  • Omi: Uh, yes sir, please sir.
  • Steven: You look nervous, Omi. What's the matter?
  • Omi: Please, sir, they made me a desperation, sir, to speak to you sir. I don't like it, sir.
  • George Carlin: Steven pondered.
  • Steven: Do you mean a deputation, Omi?
  • Omi: Yes sir, please sir. It's T-Bone and Razor. They say, sir, that if you send them away, sir, well, they'll be turned to scrap, sir. That would be dreadful, sir. Please, sir, don't send them away.
  • Steven: Thank you, Omi. That will do.
  • George Carlin: Later, Steven spoke to the characters.
  • Steven: I had a deputation. I understand your feelings and I give a lot of thought to the matter.
  • George Carlin: He paused impressively.
  • Steven: T-Bone and Razor, I hear that your work in the snow was good. You shall have a new coat of paint.
  • George Carlin: The cats were surprised.
  • T-Bone: Thank you, sir.
  • Steven: But your names will be painted on you. We'll have no more mistakes.
  • Razor: Thank you, sir. Uh, does this mean that the both of us?
  • George Carlin: Steven smiled.
  • Steven: It means...
  • George Carlin: But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles. The cats were here to stay.

Ash Comes To Breakfast

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum has worked his route for many years, and knows it very well.
  • Ash's Driver: You know just where to stop, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Ash's Driver: You could almost manage it without me.
  • George Carlin: Ash had become conceited. He didn't realize his driver was joking. Later, he boasted to the others.
  • Ash: Driver says I don't need him now.
  • Omi: Don't be so daft!
  • George Carlin: Snorted Omi.
  • Jackie: I'd never go without my driver.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie, earnestly.
  • Jackie: I'd be frightened.
  • Ash: Puh!
  • George Carlin: Boasted Ash.
  • Ash: I'm not scared!
  • Jackie: You'd never dare!
  • Ash: I would then, you'll see.
  • George Carlin: Next morning, the firelighter came. Ash drowsed comfortably, and the warmth spread through his body. Omi and Jackie were still asleep. Ash suddenly remembered.
  • Ash: Silly stick-in-the-muds!
  • George Carlin: He chuckled.
  • Ash: I'll show them. Driver said I could manage without him. I'll just go out, then I'll stop and WHEESH! That'll make them jump.
  • George Carlin: Ash thought he was being clever. Really, he was only moving because a careless cleaner had meddled with his body. He soon found his mistake. He tried to wheesh, but he couldn't. He tried to stop, but he couldn't. He just kept rolling along. He didn't dare look at what was coming next; there was the principal's house. The principal was just about to have breakfast.
  • Ash: Horrors!
  • George Carlin: Cried Ash, and shut his eyes. (CRASH!) The house rocked, broken glass tinkled, plaster was everywhere. Ash had collected a bush on his travels. He peered into the room through its leaves. He couldn't speak. The principal was furious. His wife picked up her plate.
  • Darkholme: You miserable trainer!
  • George Carlin: She scolded.
  • Darkholme: Just look what you've done to our breakfast! Now I shall have to cook some more!
  • George Carlin: She banged the door. More plaster fell. This time, it fell on Ash. Ash felt depressed. Workmen propped up the house with strong poles, and laid a path through the garden. Then, the cats T-Bone and Razor arrived.
  • Razor: Dinna fash yourself, Ash, we'll soon have you back on the path!
  • George Carlin: They laughed. T-Bone and Razor, working hard, managed to haul Ash back to safety. Bits of fencing, a bush, and a broken window frame festuned his front, which was badly twisted. The cats laughed and left him. Ash was in disgrace. There was worse to come.
  • Steven: You in a lot of trouble, Ash.
  • Ash: I know, sir. I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: Ash's voice was muffled behind his bush.
  • Steven: You must go to the workshop and have your front mended, it will be a long job.
  • Ash: Yes, sir.
  • Steven: Meanwhile, a bunny will do your work.
  • Ash: A b-b-b-bunny, sir?
  • George Carlin: Ash spluttered.
  • Steven: Yes, Ash. Bunnies always stay in their houses until they are wanted. Bunnies never galavant off to breakfast in principal's houses.

Lexi Bunny

  • George Carlin: Omi and Jackie were worried. Ash's recent accident had caused a great deal of trouble, and Steven was waiting for them with important news.
  • Steven: Here is Lexi Bunny, who has come to help while Ash is...indisposed.
  • Omi: Please, sir, will she go when Ash comes back, sir?
  • Steven: That depends.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: Meanwhile, however long she stays, I hope you will both make her welcome and comfortable.
  • Jackie: Yes, sir, we'll try, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said the characters.
  • Steven: Good. Run along now and show her the shed. She will want a rest after her journey.
  • George Carlin: Lexi was not easy to pleased. She shuddered at the engine shed.
  • Lexi: This is dreadfully smelly. I'm highly sprung, and anything smelly is bad for my swerves.
  • George Carlin: Next, they tried the carriage shed.
  • Lexi: This is better.
  • George Carlin: Said Lexi.
  • Lexi: But whatever is that rubbish?
  • George Carlin: The rubbish turned out to be Citrine, Mona and Kitana who were most offended.
  • Citrine: We won't stay here to be insulted.
  • George Carlin: They fumed. Omi and Jackie had to take them away and spend half the night soothing their hurt feelings. The characters woke next morning feeling exhausted. Lexi, on the other hand, felt bright and cheerful.
  • Lexi: Oooh! Oooh!
  • George Carlin: She tooted, as she came out of the yard and back to the station.
  • Lexi: Look at me.
  • George Carlin: She purred to the passengers.
  • Lexi: I'm the latest bunny, highly sprung and right up to date. You won't want Ash's bumpy old Citrine and Mona now.
  • George Carlin: The passengers waited for Lexi to start, but she didn't. She saw that the milk van was about to be coupled to her and was most indigment.
  • Lexi: Do they except me to pull that?
  • Lexi's Driver: Surely.
  • George Carlin: Said her driver.
  • Lexi's Driver: You can pull one van.
  • Lexi: I won't.
  • George Carlin: Said Lexi.
  • Lexi: Omi can do it. He loves messing about with Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: She began to shudder violently.
  • Lexi's Driver: Nonsense.
  • George Carlin: Said her driver.
  • Lexi's Driver: Come on now, back down.
  • George Carlin: Lexi lurched backwards. She was so cross that she blew a fuse.
  • Lexi: Told you.
  • George Carlin: She said and stopped. Everyone argued with her but it was no use.
  • Lexi: It's fitter's orders.
  • George Carlin: She said.
  • Passengers: What is?
  • Lexi: My fitter's a very nice man. He comes every week and exames me carefully. Lexi, he says, never never pull. You're highly sprung and pulling is bad for your swerves. So that's how it is.
  • George Carlin: Finished Lexi.
  • Stationmaster: Stuff and nonsense.
  • George Carlin: Said the stationmaster.
  • Shunter: I can't understand.
  • George Carlin: Said the shunter.
  • Shunter: Whatever made Steven send us such a feeble...
  • Lexi: Feeble? Feeble?!
  • George Carlin: Spluttered Lexi.
  • Lexi: Let me...
  • Passengers: Stop arguing!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled the passengers.
  • Passengers: We're late already.
  • George Carlin: So they uncoupled the van, and Lexi purred away feeling very pleased with herself. She can now enjoyed her journey.
  • Lexi: That's a good story.
  • George Carlin: She chuckled.
  • Lexi: I'll do just what work I choose, and no more.
  • George Carlin: But she said it to herself.

Omi's Predicament

  • George Carlin: Lexi Bunny's work in the countryside was full of surprises. But she was frightened of bulls and cows and she remained very lazy and stubborn. One day, Jackie brought Kitana to the Cartoon University where Omi was grumpily sorting.
  • Jackie: Hello, Omi. I see Lexi's left the milk behind again.
  • Omi: I had to make a special journey within I suppose. Anyone would think I've nothing to do.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Omi.
  • Jackie: Tell you what.
  • George Carlin: Replied Jackie.
  • Jackie: I'll take the milk, you fetch my Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Their drivers and stationmaster agreed. Omi had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the Beedrill about.
  • Omi: Hurry along.
  • George Carlin: He said. The Beedrill grumbled to each other.
  • Beedrill: This is Jackie's place! Omi's got no right to poke his head in here and push us around.
  • George Carlin: They whispered and pass the word.
  • Beedrill: Pay Omi back! Pay Omi back!
  • Omi: Come along.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Omi.
  • Omi: No nonsense.
  • Beedrill: We'll give him nonsense.
  • George Carlin: Giggled the Beedrill. But they followed so quietly that Omi thought they were under control. Suddenly, they saw a notice ahead: All Trains Stop To Pin Down Brakes.
  • Omi: Peep peep! Brakes, Conductor, please!
  • George Carlin: But before he could check them the Beedrill surged ahead.
  • Beedrill: On! On!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Omi: Help! Help!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Omi. The man on duty at the crossing rushed to warn traffic with his red flag but was too late to switch Alex to the runaway sidings. Frantically trying to grip the rails Alex slid into the yard.
  • Omi: Peep! Peep! Look out!
  • (Omi crashed into the break van)
  • George Carlin: The break van was in smithereens. Omi's driver and fireman had jumped clear but Omi was stranded. Next day, Steven arrived. Jackie and Lexi had helped to clear the wreckage but Omi remained on his perch of Beedrill.
  • Steven: We must now try.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: To run a branch line with Jackie and a bunny. You have put us in an awkward predicament, Omi.
  • Omi: I am sorry, sir.
  • Steven: You must stay here till we are ready.
  • George Carlin: Continued Steven.
  • Steven: And you really must be more careful with Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Omi sighed. The Beedrill groaned beneath his feet. He quite understood about awkward predicaments. Steven spoke severly to Lexi too.
  • Steven: My characters work hard. I send lazy characters away.
  • George Carlin: Lexi was ashamed.
  • Steven: However, Jackie says you worked hard after Omi's accident, so you shall have another chance.
  • Lexi: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Lexi.
  • Lexi: I will work hard. Jackie says he'll help me.
  • Steven: Excellent. What Jackie doesn't know about branch line problems isn't worth knowing. But our Jackie's an experienced character.
  • George Carlin: Next day, Ash came back, and Omi was sent to be mended. Citrine and Mona were delighted to see Ash again and he took them to a run at once. All were now friends, and Jackie has taught Lexi a great deal. She shooed a cow the other day all by herself. That show's you, doesn't it?

The Kongsel

  • George Carlin: Bumpty and Raphael are a pair of birds. Each has four feet and tiny chimney and dome and a small squat cab. Their Beedrill are filled with China Clay. It is needed for pottery, paper, paint and many other things. The animals were now kept busy pulling the Beedrill for characters on the main line and for ships in the harbour. One morning, they arranged some Beedrill and went away for more. They returned to find them all gone. The animals were most surprised. Their drivers examine the patch of oil.
  • Driver: That's kongsel.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Bumpty: It's a what'll?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bumpty.
  • Raphael: A kongsel, I think.
  • George Carlin: Replied Raphael.
  • Raphael: There's a notice about them in our shed.
  • Bumpty: Coughs and sneezles spread kongsels.
  • Raphael: You had a cough in your smokebox yesterday. It's your fault the monkeysel came.
  • Bumpty: It isn't!
  • Raphael: It is!
  • Drivers: Stop arguing, you two.
  • George Carlin: Laughed their drivers.
  • Drivers: Let's go and rescue our Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Bumpty and Raphael were horrified.
  • Bumpty: But the kongsel will magic us away like the Beedrill.
  • Drivers: He won't magic us.
  • George Carlin: Replied their drivers.
  • Drivers: We're more likely magic him. Listen, he doesn't know you're animals. So we'll take away your names and numbers and then this is what we'll do.
  • George Carlin: Puffing hard, the animals set off on their journey to find the monkey. They were looking forward to playing tricks on him. Creeping into the yard, they found the kong on a siding with missing Beedrill. Raphael hid behind, but Bumpty went bodly alongside. The kong looked up.
  • Donkey Kong: Do you mind?
  • Bumpty: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: I do. I want my Beedrill please.
  • Donkey Kong: These are mine.
  • George Carlin: Said the kong.
  • Donkey Kong: Go away.
  • George Carlin: Bumpty pretended not to be frightened.
  • Bumpty: You're a big bully.
  • George Carlin: He whimpered.
  • Bumpty: You'll be sorry.
  • George Carlin: He ran back and hid behind the Beedrill on the other side. Raphael now came forward.
  • Raphael: Beedrill stealer!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Raphael. He ran away too. Bumpty took his place. This went on and on till the kong's eyes nearly popped out.
  • Donkey Kong: Stop! You're making me giddy.
  • George Carlin: The two birds gazed at him.
  • Donkey Kong: Are there two of you?
  • Bumpty: Yes, we're birds.
  • Donkey Kong: I might have known it.
  • George Carlin: Just then, Kevin bustled up.
  • Kevin: Bumpty and Raphael, why are you playing here?
  • Bumpty: We're not playing.
  • George Carlin: Protested Bumpty.
  • Raphael: We're rescuing our Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Squeaked Raphael.
  • Raphael: Even you don't take our Beedrill without asking, but this kongsel did.
  • Kevin: There's no cause to be rude.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin severly.
  • Kevin: This kong is a Metropolitan Vickers, kong electric type 2.
  • George Carlin: The birds were most impressed.
  • Bumpty: We're sorry, mister...er...
  • Donkey Kong: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: The kong smiled.
  • Donkey Kong: Call me Donkey Kong. I'm sorry I didn't understand about the Beedrill.
  • Kevin: That's all right then.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: Now off you go, Bumpty and Raphael. Fetch Donkey Kong's Beedrill, then you take this lot. There's no real harm in them.
  • George Carlin: He said to Donkey Kong.
  • Kevin: But they're mattening at times.
  • George Carlin: Donkey Kong chuckled.
  • Donkey Kong: Mattening...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Donkey Kong: ...is the word.

Wrong Road

  • George Carlin: Ash's route is important and so is Kevin's. But their tracks and bridges are not so strong as those on the main line. Steven does not allow the heavier main line characters like Scott to run on them. But one day, the way Scott was talking, he would have tought Steven had given this order for quite another reason.
  • Scott: It's not fair!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Scott.
  • Kevin: What isn't fair?
  • George Carlin: Asked Kevin.
  • Scott: Letting branch line diesels pull main line trains.
  • Kevin: Never mind, Scott. I'm sure Donkey Kong will let you pull his Beedrill sometimes.
  • George Carlin: Scott spluttered.
  • Scott: I wont pull Donkey Kong's dirty Beedrill. I wont run on branch lines.
  • Kevin: Why not it will be a nice change.
  • Scott: Steven would never approve.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Scott.
  • Scott: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • George Carlin: Scott puffed away. Kevin chuckled and followed him to the station. Every evening the two characters pulled two fast trains from the station. Scott always leaves first with an express for the main line. Kevin follows five minutes later with his train for the branch line. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A Lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Scott to start. The fireman looked back towards the conductor's van and saw something green waving.
  • Fireman: Right away, mate!
  • George Carlin: He thought the conductor had waved his flag. Scott started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the conductor all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross. To make matters worse, by the time Scott had been stopped and brought back, Kevin was already late with his train. So now, he set off first. But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Kevin along the main line. Scott was sent along the branch and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbour. Next morning, Bumpty and Raphael peeped into the yard. There were no Beedrill for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Scott will be much better fun.
  • Bumpty: What's that?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bumpty.
  • Raphael: Sheesh!
  • George Carlin: Whispered Raphael.
  • Raphael: It's Scott.
  • Bumpty: It looks like Scott, but it can't be. Scott never comes on the branch lines. He thinks they're vulgar.
  • George Carlin: Scott pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Raphael: If it isn't Scott.
  • George Carlin: Said Raphael.
  • Raphael: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bumpty: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Raphael: No Bumpty, this blocks used for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • George Carlin: Scott was alarmed.
  • Scott: I am Scott. Stop, stop!
  • George Carlin: When Donkey Kong suddenly arrived, Scott thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Scott: Donkey Kong, my dear character, save me.
  • George Carlin: Donkey Kong quickly sized up the situation and threathened to take away the Beedrill he had brought for Bumpty and Raphael. This made the twins behave at once. Scott thought Donkey Kong was wonderful.
  • Scott: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • Donkey Kong: Ah well.
  • George Carlin: Said Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: It's just a knack.
  • George Carlin: Scott still believed that Donkey Kong saved his life. But he knows the twins were only teasing. Don't we?

Kevin's Exploit

  • George Carlin: Sonic the Hedgehog was giving some visitors a tour of the land of TV. It was their last afternoon, and Kevin was preparing to take them to meet Bumpty and Raphael. He found it hard to start the heavy train.
  • Shaggy: Did you see him straining?
  • George Carlin: Asked Shaggy.
  • Al: Positively painful.
  • George Carlin: Remarked Al.
  • Scott: Just pathetic.
  • George Carlin: Grunted Scott.
  • Scott: He should give up and be preserved before it's too late.
  • Virgil: Shut up!
  • George Carlin: Burst out Virgil.
  • Virgil: You're all jealous. Kevin's better than any of you.
  • Donkey Kong: You're right, Virgil.
  • George Carlin: Said Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: Kevin's old, but he'll surprised us all.
  • Kevin: I've done it, we're off! I've done it, we're off!
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin, as he finally puffed out of the station. Bumpty and Raphael were delighted to see the visitors. They loved being photographed. Later, they take the party to the China Clay Works in the break van special. Everyone have a splendid time, and the visitors were most impressed. Then, Kevin took the visitors home. On the way, the weather changed. Wind and rain buffered in Kevin. His sanding gear failed, and his fireman rode in front dropping sand on the rails by hand. Suddenly, Kevin's feet slipped fiercely and with a shrieking crack, something broke. The crew inspected the damage. Repairs took some time.
  • Driver: One of your crank pins broke, Kevin.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We've taken your side rods off. Now you're like an old fashioned man. Can you get these people home? They must start back tonight?
  • Kevin: I'll try, sir.
  • George Carlin: Promised Kevin. Kevin puffed and pulled his hardest. But his feet kept slipping, and he couldn't start the heavy train. The passengers were anxious. The driver, fireman and conductor went along the train, making adjustments between the coaches.
  • Driver: We've loosened the couplings, Kevin. Now you can pick up your coaches one by one, just as you do with Beedrill.
  • Kevin: That'll be much easier.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: Come on!
  • George Carlin: He puffed, and moved cautiously forward. The first coach moving help to start the second and the second help the third.
  • Kevin: I've done it, I've done it!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Kevin.
  • Driver: Steady, boy.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Well done, boy! You've got them, you've got them!
  • George Carlin: And he listened happily to Kevin's steady beat, as he forced slowly but surely ahead. At last, battered, wearly, but unbeaten, Kevin steamed in. Shaggy was waiting for the visitors with the special train.
  • Kevin: Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: Steven angrily pointed to the clock, but excited passengers cheered and thanked Kevin, his driver and fireman. Virgil and Donkey Kong saw to it that Kevin was left in peace. Scott and Al remain respectfully silent.

Omi's Ghostly Trick

  • (Noctowl hooting twice)
  • (Ghostly Air Horn blows)
  • Omi: And every year on the date of the accident, it runs again as a warning to others, plunging into the gap, shrieking like a lost soul.
  • Ash: Omi, what are you talking about?
  • Omi: The ghost train. Driver saw it last night.
  • Ash and Jackie: Where?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash and Jackie.
  • Omi: He didn't say, oh it makes my feet wobble to think of it.
  • Ash: Pooh!
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're just a silly little boy. I'm not scared.
  • Omi: Ash didn't believe in ghosts.
  • George Carlin: Said Omi next morning. His driver laughed.
  • Driver: Neither do I. It was only a pretend ghost story.
  • George Carlin: Omi was disappointed. That evening, he came back from the harbour. Omi knew where he was, even in the dark.
  • Omi: Crowe's Farm Crossing. We shan't be long now.
  • George Carlin: He liked running at night. The rails hummed and the signal light shoned green. But a broken cart load of lime lay ahead. Sam the Farmer had just gone for help.
  • (A loud crash is heard as Omi hits the cart)
  • George Carlin: Omi broke the cart to smithereens. Lime flew everywhere. He puffed quickly to the nearest signal box. Omi's driver explained what had happened.
  • Signalman: I'll see to it.
  • George Carlin: Said the Signalman.
  • Signalman: But you better clean Omi, or people will think he's a ghost.
  • George Carlin: Omi chuckled.
  • Omi: Do let's pretend I'm a ghost and scared Ash. That'll teach him to see I'm a silly little boy.
  • George Carlin: Jackie promised to help. Ash was being oiled up for his evening train.
  • Jackie: Omi's had an accident!
  • George Carlin: Cried Jackie.
  • Ash: Poor boy.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Botheration! That means I'll be late!
  • Jackie: They've cleared the line for you, but there's something worse.
  • Ash: Out with it, Jackie, I can't wait all evening.
  • Jackie: I've just seen something.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie.
  • Jackie: It looked like Omi's ghost. It said it was coming here to warn us.
  • Ash: Pooh! Who cares? Don't be frightened, Jackie. I'll take care of you.
  • (We can hear a loud brake sound)
  • Omi: (ghostly voice) Peep, peep, peep-peep-peep, peep! Let me in, let me in!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Omi.
  • Jackie: No, no! Not by the smoke on my chimney chim chim!
  • Omi: (ghostly voice) I'll chuff and I'll puff and I'll break your door in!
  • (The doors open and reveal Omi all along)
  • Ash: Oh dear!
  • George Carlin: Explained Ash.
  • Ash: It's getting late. Oh, I have no idea. Oh, I must find Citrine and Mona.
  • George Carlin: It was morning when Ash returned.
  • Jackie: Where have you been?
  • George Carlin: Asked Jackie.
  • Ash: Ah well.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I knew you be sad about Omi, and I, um, I didn't like to intrude. I slept in the freight shed and...
  • (A ghostly whistle is heard)
  • Ash: Oh, sorry, can't stop. Gotta see a coach about a train.
  • George Carlin: Omi was non a worse for his adventure, and was still enjoying himself enormously. He had heard everything.
  • Omi: Well, well, well! What do you know about that?
  • Jackie: Anyone would think...
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Jackie.
  • Jackie: ...that our Ash was just seen a ghost!

Woolly Bear

  • George Carlin: In the summer, the work crews cut the long grass along the tracks raking it into heaps to dry in the sun. At this time of year, Omi stops where they have been cutting. The men load up his empty wagons and he pulls them to the station. Jackie then takes them to the hills for the farmers to feed their stock.
  • Omi: Wheeeeeeeesh!
  • George Carlin: Omi gave a ghostly whistle.
  • Omi: Don't be frightened, Ash.
  • George Carlin: He laughed.
  • Omi: It's only me!
  • Ash: Your ugly fizz is enough to frighten anyone.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're like...
  • Omi: Ugly indeed. I'm...
  • Ash: Green caterpillar with red stripes.
  • George Carlin: Continued Ash firmly.
  • Ash: You crawl like one too.
  • Omi: I don't!
  • Ash: Who's been late every afternoon this week?
  • Omi: It's the hay.
  • Ash: I can't help that.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Time's time, and Steven relies on me to keep it. I can't if you crawl in the hay till all hours.
  • Omi: Green caterpillar indeed.
  • George Carlin: Fumed Omi, as he set off to collect some hay to take to the harbour.
  • Omi: Everyone says I'm handsome, or at least nearly anyone. Anyway, my curves are better than Ash's corners. Ash says I'm always late.
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Omi: I'm never late, or at least only a few minutes. What's that to Ash? He can always catch up time farther on.
  • George Carlin: All the same, he and his driver decided to start home early. Then came trouble.
  • (The crate of treacle appears held by a crane it falls down and lands on Omi with a loud Wham!)
  • George Carlin: A crate of treacle was upset all over Omi. Omi was cross. He was still sticky when he puffed away. The wind was blowing fiercely.
  • Omi's Driver: Look at that!
  • George Carlin: Explained the driver. The wind caught the piled hay, tossing it up and over the track. The line climbed here.
  • Omi's Driver: Take a run at it, Omi.
  • George Carlin: His driver advised. Omi gathered speed. But the hay made the rails slippery and his feet wouldn't grip. Time after time he stalled with spinning feet and had to wait until the line ahead was cleared before he could start again. Everyone was waiting. Ash seethed impatiently.
  • Ash: Ten minutes late. I warned him. Passengers will complain and Steven...
  • George Carlin: Then they all saw Omi. They laughed and shouted.
  • (Passengers laughing)
  • Omi: Sorry I'm late.
  • George Carlin: Alex panted.
  • Ash: Look what's crawled out of the hay!
  • George Carlin: Teased Ash.
  • Omi: What's wrong?
  • George Carlin: Asked Omi.
  • Ash: Talk about hairy caterpillars.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash.
  • Ash: It's worth been late to have seen you.
  • George Carlin: When Omi got home, his driver showed him what he looked like in the mirror.
  • (Omi gets shocked in the mirror)
  • Omi: Bust my buffers! No wonder they all laughed. I'm just look like a woolly bear. Please clean me before Jackie comes.
  • George Carlin: But it was no good. Ash told Jackie all about it.
  • (Workmen are seen clearing the hay out of Omi)
  • George Carlin: Instead of talking about sensible things like playing ghosts, Ash and Jackie made jokes about woolly bear caterpillars, and other creatures which crawled about in hay. They laughed a lot, but Omi thought they were really being very silly indeed!

Ash and The Missing Christmas Tree

  • George Carlin: It was two days before Christmas. Many children were expected on the land of TV. All the characters were busy with the final preparations. Steven wanted this year's carol party to be an extra special celebration. Steven was now waiting impatiently for Ash.
  • Steven: Quickly now.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: Our Christmas tree has arrived just in time. I want you to fetch it, Ash. Virgil can look after Citrine and Mona until you get back.
  • Ash: Will we be able to sing carols too?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Steven: We'll see.
  • George Carlin: Promised Steven.
  • Ash: It would be nice to sing carols again.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Ash as he set off on his important mission. Ash collected the tree safely but large snowdrifts lay ahead.
  • Ash: I mustn't be late.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Ash: Steven is relying on me.
  • George Carlin: Whistling bravely, Ash tried to move. But he couldn't. There was worse to come. Ash was snowed under. Meanwhile the other characters waited and waited. They were grumbling about Ash for being late.
  • Steven: Silence!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: Ash left the works safely, but snow had brought the telephone lines down. We must assume he is stranded.
  • George Carlin: The characters now felt sorry for Ash and cold but confident the cats set off to the rescue. Suddenly, they came to a drift that was deeper than the rest.
  • Ash: Help!
  • T-Bone: Hush!
  • George Carlin: Said T-Bone.
  • T-Bone: I can hear something.
  • Razor: Probably the wind.
  • George Carlin: Said Razor.
  • Ash: Help!
  • T-Bone: No listen.
  • George Carlin: Insisted T-Bone.
  • Ash: Over here!
  • Razor: Oh, it's Ash. Come on the poor wee trainer must be frozen to the frames in there.
  • George Carlin: When the workmen arrived, it took some time to decide how to dig away the drifts of snow. Ash's driver and fireman, who had taken shelter at a nearby cottage, joined the rescue. At last, Ash and the precious Christmas tree were free from the snowdrift. Then they set off once more to finish their long journey. Steven greeted them warmly.
  • Steven: As a reward for all your hard work, you may go and enjoy the carols. Be quick now.
  • George Carlin: At the big station, all was soon ready.
  • Steven: One, two, three!
  • George Carlin: Suddenly like magic the station was flooded with lights.
  • Steven: Ladies and gentlemen and children, I give you three cheers for Ash Ketchum and all his friends who had made this occasion possible.
  • George Carlin: Then there was a familiar whirring sound. Omi and Jackie smiled, they knew who it was. With landing lights shining brightly, Superman touched down gently in the snow. Bringing the greatest surprise of all, Santa Claus. Everyone cheered and the party began.
  • Ash: It's no fun getting stuck in the snow.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Ash to Omi.
  • Ash: But it was worth it for this party. Happy holidays, Omi. Happy holidays, everyone.

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