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Ash The Pokemon Trainer & Friends Season 3 is Pikachufreak's spoof to the third season of Thomas & Friends. It has all twenty-six episodes told by George Carlin.

Cast

  1. Ash Ketchum as Thomas (Veronica Taylor)
  2. Kevin Keene as Edward (Matt Hill)
  3. Norville "Shaggy" Rogers as Henry (Matthew Lillard)
  4. Terry McGinnis as Gordon (Will Friedle)
  5. Raimundo Pedrosa as James (Tom Kenny)
  6. Alexander "Alex" O'Connell as Percy (Chris Marquette)
  7. Puss In Boots as Toby (Eric Bauza)
  8. Virgil Hawkins as Duck (Phil LaMarr)
  9. Mario as Donald (Walker Boone)
  10. Luigi as Douglas (Tony Rosato)
  11. Richie Foley as Oliver (Jason Marsden)
  12. Bumpty The Penguin as Bill (Lainie Frasier)
  13. Raphael The Raven as Ben (Phil LaMarr)
  14. Ken of the PMC as Diesel (Marc Thompson)
  15. Donkey Kong as BoCo (Richard Yearwood)
  16. Mel Syzlak as Mavis (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  17. Lorelei Brooks as Annie (Kelly Sheridan)
  18. Jordan Hanson as Clarabel (Bryn McAuley)
  19. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  20. Arcanine as Coaches
  21. A Gyarados as The Chinese Dragon
  22. Freakazoid as Terence (Paul Rugg)
  23. Hunter as Bertie (Jess Harnell)
  24. Turbo as Trevor (Reid Scott)
  25. Hotstreak as Bulgy (Danny Cooksey)
  26. Falkner as Harold (Matthew Mitler)
  27. Steven as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  28. Professor Charles Xavier as The Vicar (David Kaye)
  29. Bluster Kong as Jem Cole (Donald Burda)
  30. Clover Lemur as Henrietta (India Beaufort)
  31. Peter Shepard as Toad (Ashley Johnson)
  32. Storm The Albatross as The City of Truro (Travis Willingham)
  33. Marcus MacDougal as The Flying Scotsman (Jeff Bennett)
  34. Wilhelmina as Lady Hatt (Amy Birnbaum)
  35. Nora Shepard as Mrs. Kyndley (Melanie Chartoff)

Episodes

  1. A Scarf For Alex
  2. Alex's Promise
  3. Time For Trouble
  4. Terry and The Famous Visitor
  5. Mario's Duck
  6. Ash Gets Bumped
  7. Ash, Alex and The Gyarados
  8. Ken Does It Again
  9. Shaggy's Forest
  10. The Trouble With Mud
  11. No Joke For Raimundo
  12. Ash, Alex and The Mail
  13. Trust Ash
  14. Mel Syzlak
  15. Puss' Tightrope
  16. Kevin, Turbo and The Really Useful Party
  17. Raimundo Goes Buzz Buzz
  18. All At Sea
  19. One Good Turn
  20. Big Characters
  21. Escape!
  22. Richie Owns Up
  23. Hotstreak
  24. Heroes
  25. Alex, Raimundo and The Fruitful Day
  26. Ash and Alex's Mountain Adventure

Episode Scripts

A Scarf For Alex

  • George Carlin: It was a cold winter's morning on the land of Cartoons. The wind was bitter and the ground hard with frost. Ash and Alex were cold and cross.
  • Ash: All I want is a warm boiler.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ash.
  • Ash: Firelighter knows that. He's late.
  • Alex: He's not late.
  • George Carlin: Replied Alex.
  • Alex: This weather woke us up early.
  • George Carlin: Gusts of wind swirled round the shed, tossing flakes of snow towards Ash. Then they swooshed round Alex too.
  • Alex: Why don't we talk about something else?
  • George Carlin: Shivered Alex.
  • Ash: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: Like how silly we'll look when our funnels turn into icicles.
  • Alex: That's not funny. Maybe we'll stop feeling cold if we talk about warm things-like sunshine and steam.
  • Ash: And firefighters.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Ash.
  • Alex: Scarves!
  • George Carlin: Continued Alex.
  • Ash: Scarves.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Ash.
  • Ash: That's what you need, Alex. A woolly scarf round your funnel.
  • George Carlin: Ash was only teasing, but Alex thought happily about scarves until the firelighter came. Steven was enjoying hot porridge for breakfast. He was looking foward to taking important visitors on a tour of the railway, and had pressed his special trousers.
  • Steven: I shall put them in my trunk.
  • George Carlin: Steven said to his wife.
  • Steven: And change into them just before the photographs are taken.
  • George Carlin: Then he set off to catch his train. Alex was now working hard. His fire was burning nicely, and he had plenty of steam, but he still hought about scarves. He saw them everywhere he went.
  • Alex: My funnel's cold! My funnel's cold!
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Alex: I want a scarf! I want a scarf!
  • Shaggy: Rubbish, Alex!
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Characters don't wear scarves.
  • Alex: Characters with proper funnels do.
  • George Carlin: Replied Alex.
  • Alex: You've only got a small one.
  • George Carlin: Before Shaggy could answer, Alex puffed away. Shaggy snorted. He was looking forward to pulling the special train. It was time for the photographs. Everyone was excited. Steven was waiting on the platform for his trousers. They were in a trunk amoungst a big load of baggage. The porters were taking the baggage trolley across the line. They were walking backwards to see that nothing fell off. Alex was still being cheeky. His driver always shut off steam just outside the station. Alex wanted to surprise the coaches by coming in as quietly was he could. But the porters didn't hear him either. Alex gave them such a fright that boxes and bags burst everywhere.
  • Alex: OH!
  • George Carlin: Groaned Alex. Sticky streams of jam trickled down Alex's face. A top hat hung on his lamp iron. Worst of all, a pair of trousers coiled lovingly round his funnel. Everyone was very angry. Steven seized the top hat.
  • Steven: Mine!
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: Alex, look at this!
  • Alex: Yes sir, I am sir.
  • Steven: My best trousers too.
  • Alex: Yes sir, please sir.
  • Steven: We must pay the passengers for their spoiled clothes, and my trousers are ruined. I hope this will teach you not to play tricks with the coaches.
  • George Carlin: Alex went off to the yard. He felt very silly. On the way he met Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Hello, Alex. So you found a scarf, eh? But legs go in trousers, not funnels!
  • George Carlin: And he puffed off to tell Shaggy the news. That evening, Ash and Alex were resting in the shed. Alex's driver has taken away the trousers and gave Alex a good rubdown.
  • Ash: Firelighter's promised to come early tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash. Shaggy arrived. He'd enjoyed taking the visitors around and now he felt sorry for Alex too.
  • Shaggy: Driver says the weather will be warmer tomorrow. You won't need a scarf, Alex.
  • Alex: Certainly not!
  • George Carlin: Replied Alex.
  • Alex: Characters don't need scarves. Characters need warm boilers. Everyone knows that!

Alex's Promise

  • George Carlin: Every summer, the land of Cartoons is very busy. Holidaymakers love to sight see. When the weather is fine, there is no better place to visit. Some people like to go to the mountains, others like the valleys. Children love the seaside. One morning, Ash was strolling along the line that runs by the coast. His two girls, Lorelei and Jordan, were packed with children going to the beach. Everyone was happy. Alex was taking some Beedrill to the Cartoon University.
  • Alex: Hello, Ash. You look cheerful. I wish I can take children today instead of Beedrill.
  • Ash: They're in the vicar's Sunday school.
  • George Carlin: Explained Ash.
  • Ash: I'm busy this evening, but the stationmaster says I can ask you to take the children home.
  • Alex: Of course I will.
  • George Carlin: Promised Alex. Later, Alex saw Falkner.
  • Falkner: Sorry, Alex. Can't talk. I'm on high alert.
  • Alex: Why?
  • Falkner: Bad weather's due. My help's always needed. Might how you go, Alex.
  • Alex: Huh.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Alex.
  • Alex: As long I got rails to run on, I can go anywhere and any weather anyhow. Goodbye.
  • Kevin: Be careful.
  • George Carlin: Warned Kevin.
  • Kevin: There's a storm coming.
  • Alex: A promise is a promise.
  • George Carlin: Thought Alex.
  • Alex: No matter what the weather.
  • George Carlin: The children had a lovely day, but by tea time, dark clouds loomed ahead. Lorelei and Jordan were glad when Alex arrived. He was just in time. The rain streamed down Alex's boiler.
  • Alex: Ugh!
  • George Carlin: He shivered and thought of his nice dry shed. Alex struggled on past coastal villages and into the countryside. The river was rising fast.
  • Alex: I wish I could see, I wish I could see!
  • George Carlin: Complained Alex as he battled against the rain. More trouble lay ahead.
  • (Alex falls into the water and inside him, the fire gets sloshed)
  • Alex: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Alex.
  • Alex: The water's sloshing my fire!
  • George Carlin: Alex's driver and fireman had to find some more firewood.
  • Fireman: I'll have some of your floor boards, please.
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman to the conductor.
  • Conductor: I only swept the floor this morning.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled the conductor and he still help. Soon, Alex's fire was burning well. He felt warm and comfortable again. Then he saw Falkner.
  • Alex: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Thought Alex.
  • Alex: Falkner's coming to laugh at me.
  • George Carlin: Something floated onto Alex's boiler.
  • Alex: Ow!
  • George Carlin: Explained Alex.
  • Alex: He needed throw things.
  • Driver: It's a parachute!
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: Falkner's dropping hot drinks from us.
  • Alex: Thank you, Falkner.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Alex.
  • Falkner: Good to be at service.
  • George Carlin: Replied Falkner as buzzed away. The water lapped Alex's feet. Alex was losing steam again, but he plunged bravely on.
  • Alex: I promised.
  • George Carlin: He panted.
  • Alex: I promised.
  • George Carlin: He meant one more big effort, and at last exhausted by triumph, he brought the train home.
  • Ash: Well done, Alex!
  • George Carlin: Cheered Ash.
  • Ash: You kept your promise, dispite everything!
  • George Carlin: Steven arrived in Falkner. First, he thanked the men, then Alex.
  • Steven: Falkner told me you are a wizard. He said he can beat you at somethings, but not a been on submarine. I don't know what you get onto sometimes, but I do know that you're a really useful kid.
  • Alex: Oh sir.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Alex happily.

Time For Trouble

  • George Carlin: The land of cartoons had many visitors and Steven had scheduled more students. Terry McGinnis had to work harder than ever.
  • Terry: Come on.
  • George Carlin: He called to the coaches.
  • Terry: Come on, come on, come on. The passengers rely on me to be on time.
  • George Carlin: Whenever Terry finished one journey it was time for another to begin.
  • (The conductor blows his whistle)
  • Terry: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Terry: I like a long run to stretch my feet.
  • George Carlin: Even so, Steven decided that Terry needed a rest.
  • Steven: Raimundo shall do your work.
  • George Carlin: He said kindly. Raimundo was delighted. He like to show off his smart red paint and was determined to be as fast as Terry.
  • Raimundo: You know, little Puss.
  • George Carlin: He boasted.
  • Raimundo: I'm an important character. Everyone knows it. I'm as regular as clockwork. Never late, always on time, that's me.
  • Puss: Sez you.
  • George Carlin: Replied Puss. Just then, Steven arrived.
  • Steven: Your parts are worn, Puss, so you must go to the works to be mended.
  • Puss: Can I take Clover, sir?
  • Steven: No. What would the passengers do without her?
  • George Carlin: Puss saw Alex by the water tower.
  • Alex: Don't worry, Puss. I'll take care of Clover until you get back.
  • George Carlin: Soon Puss was out on the main line. He clanked as he trundled along. He's a little character with small wheels. His tanks will not hold much water. He had come a long way and began to feel thirsty. In the distance was a signal.
  • Puss: Good.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Puss: There's a station ahead. I can have a nice drink and a rest until Raimundo has passed.
  • George Carlin: Jackie was enjoying his drink when the signalman came up. He had never seen Puss before. Puss' driver tried to explain but the new signalman wouldn't listen.
  • Signalman: We must clear the line for Raimundo with the express. You'll had to get more water at the next station.
  • George Carlin: Hurrying used a lot of water and his tanks were soon empty. Poor Puss was out of steam and stranded on the main line.
  • Puss' Fireman: We must warn Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman. Then he saw Alex and Clover.
  • Puss' Fireman: Please, take me back to the station. It's an emergency.
  • George Carlin: Clover hated leaving Jackie.
  • Alex: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Said Alex.
  • Alex: You're taking the fireman to warn Raimundo. That's a big help.
  • George Carlin: Clover felt much better. Raimundo was fuming when he heard the news.
  • Raimundo: I'm going to be late.
  • Signalman: My fault.
  • George Carlin: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: I didn't understand about Puss.
  • Raimundo's Driver: Now Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Raimundo's Driver: You had to push Puss.
  • Raimundo: What, me?!
  • George Carlin: Snorted Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Me?! Push Puss and pull my train too?!
  • George Carlin: Grumbling dreadfully, Raimundo set off to find Puss. He came up behind Puss and gave him a bump.
  • Raimundo: Get on you!
  • George Carlin: Raimundo had to work very hard. When he reached the works station he felt exhausted. Some children were on the platform.
  • Boy: Koo. The express is late and it's got two characters. I think Raimundo couldn't pull it on his own so Puss had to help him.
  • Puss: Never mind, Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Puss.
  • Puss: They're only joking.
  • Raimundo: Huh!
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo. Puss just smiled.

Terry and The Famous Visitor

  • George Carlin: It was an important day in the yard. Everyone was excited, making notes and taking photographs. A special visitor had arrived, and was now the center of attention.
  • Ash: Who's that?
  • George Carlin: Whispered Ash to Virgil.
  • Virgil: That...
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil proudly.
  • Virgil: ...is a celebrity.
  • Alex: A what?
  • George Carlin: Asked Alex.
  • Virgil: A celebrity is a very famous character.
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil.
  • Virgil: Driver says we can talk to him soon.
  • Ash: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: He's probably too famous to even notice us.
  • George Carlin: Just then, Terry arrived.
  • Terry: Pah!
  • George Carlin: Said Terry.
  • Terry: Who cares? A lot of fuss about nothing, if you ask me.
  • George Carlin: And he steamed away. Later that night, the characters found that the visitor wasn't concieted at all. He enjoyed talking the engines, till' long after the stars came out. He left early next morning. Terry was still complaining.
  • Terry: Good riddance.
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Terry: Chattering all night. Who is he, anyway?
  • Ash: Virgil told you.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: He's famous.
  • Terry: As famous as me? Nonsense.
  • Ash: He's famouser than you. He went 100 miles an hour before you were thought of.
  • Terry: Huh. So he says.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Terry.
  • Terry: But I didn't like his looks. He's got no dome. Never trust domeless characters. They're not respectable. I never boast, but I'd say that 100 miles an hour would be easy for me. Goodbye.
  • George Carlin: Virgil took some Beedrill to Kevin's station.
  • Kevin: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Called Kevin.
  • Kevin: That famous character came through this morning. He whistled to me. Wasn't he kind?
  • Virgil: He's the finest character in the world.
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil, then he told Kevin what Terry had said.
  • Kevin: Take no notice.
  • George Carlin: Soothed Kevin.
  • Kevin: He's just jealous. He thinks no character should be famous but him. Look, he's coming now.
  • George Carlin: Terry was running very fast. His feet pounded the rails.
  • Terry: He did it, I'll do it. He did it, I'll do it!
  • George Carlin: Terry's train rocketed past, and was gone.
  • Virgil: He'll knock himself to bits!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Virgil. Terry's driver eased him off.
  • Terry's Driver: Steady, Terry. We aren't running a race.
  • Terry: We are, then.
  • George Carlin: Said Terry, but he said it to himself. Suddenly, Terry began to feel a little strange.
  • Terry: The top of my boiler seems funny.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Terry: It feels as if something is loose! I'd better go slower.
  • George Carlin: But it was too late. On the viaduct, they met the wind. It was a teasing wind that blew suddenly at hard puffs. Terry thought it wanted to push him off the bridge.
  • Terry: No, you don't!
  • George Carlin: He said firmly. But the wind had other ideas. It curled round his boiler, crept under his loose dome, and lifted off and away into the valley below. Terry was most uncomfortable. The cold wind was whistling through his hole where his dome should be and he felt silly without it. At the big station, the Beedrill laughed at him. Terry tried to wheesh them away. But they crowded round', no matter what he did. On the way back home, he wanted his driver to stop and fetch his dome.
  • Terry's Driver: We'll never find it now.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Terry's Driver: You'll have to go to the works for a new one.
  • George Carlin: Terry was very cross.
  • Terry: I hope the shed is empty tonight.
  • George Carlin: He huffed to himself. But all the characters were there waiting.
  • A Voice: Never trust domeless characters.
  • George Carlin: Said a voice from somewhere behind him.
  • A Voice: They aren't respectable.

Mario's Duck

  • George Carlin: Virgil Hawkins, the African-American teenager, worked hard in the yard at the big station. Sometimes, he pulled coaches. Sometimes he pushed Beedrill. But whatever the work, Virgil got the job done without fuss. One day, Virgil was resting in the shed when Steven arrived.
  • Steven: Your work in the yard had been good. Would you like to have a branch line to your own.
  • Virgil: Yes please, sir.
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil. So Virgil took charge of his new branch line. The responsibility delighted him. The line runs along a coast by sandy beaches till it meets a port were big ships come in. Virgil enjoyed exploring every curve and corner of the line. Sea breezes swirled his smoke high into the air and his green paint glistened in the sunlight.
  • Virgil: This is just like being on holiday.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Driver: Well you know what they say.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: A change is as good as a rest.
  • George Carlin: Soon, Virgil was busier than ever. Steven was building a new station at the port. Virgil pulled the heavy Beedrill whenever they were needed. Hunter looked after Virgil's passengers and the other characters helped too. But the work took a long time. Noise and dust filled the air.
  • Puss: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Puss.
  • Puss: The station is nearly finished.
  • Virgil: And on time, too.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil thankfully. Virgil felt his responsibility deeply and talked endlessly about it.
  • Virgil: You don't understand, Mario, how much Steven relies on me.
  • Mario: Och aye.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Mario sleepily.
  • Virgil: I'm a teenager, and I...
  • Mario: Quack, quack, quack.
  • Virgil: What?
  • Mario: You heard. Quack, quack you go. Sounds like you had an egg layed. Now wheesh and let a plumber sleep.
  • Virgil: Quack yourself!
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil indignantly. Later, he spoke to his driver.
  • Virgil: Mario says I quack, as if I laid an egg.
  • Fireman: Quack do you?
  • George Carlin: Pondered his fireman. He whispered something to Virgil and his driver. They were going to play a joke on Mario and pay him back for teasing Virgil. The characters were busy for the rest of the day and nothing more was said. Not even a quack. But when at last, Mario was asleep, Virgil's driver and fireman popped something into his water tank. Next morning when Mario for water, he found that he had an unexpected passenger aboard. A small white duckling popped out of his water tank.
  • Mario: Now look who's behind this.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Mario. The duckling was tamed, she shared the fireman's sandwiches and rode in the tender. The other characters enjoyed teasing Mario about her. Presently, she grew tired of travelling and hopped off to the station and there she stayed. That night, Mario's driver and fireman got busy and in the morning when Virgil's crew arrived to look him over they laughed and laughed.
  • Driver: Look, Virgil. Look what's under your bunker. It's a nest box with an egg in it.
  • George Carlin: Mario opened a sleepy eye.
  • Mario: Well, well, well. You must've laid it in the night, Virgil. All are for yours.
  • George Carlin: Then Virgil laughed too.
  • Virgil: You win, Mario. It did take a clever character to get the better of you.
  • George Carlin: There's a pond near the hamster station. Here she often swims and welcomes the trains as they passed by. The stationmaster calls her Dilly. But to everyone else, she is always Mario's Duck.

Ash Gets Bumped

  • George Carlin: Every afternoon, Ash Ketchum walks along his route with Lorelei and Jordan. First they pass the water mill. Next, they come to a big farm. Then, they can see a bridge with a village nestled either side of it. This is a special place. Whenever children hear Ash coming along, they stand on the bridge, waving until he is out of sight. One day, Ash was running late. He had stopped at a red light before the bridge to talk to some new children. Alex O'Connell was waiting, too.
  • Alex: Hurry up, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Called Alex when the signal dropped.
  • Alex: If you're late, Steven might get a new character to replace you.
  • Ash: He would never do that!
  • George Carlin: Thought Ash, but he was worried. Next day, Ash hurried along the line. Just ahead was the goods yard. There, on the platform, was an inspector waving a red flag. Next, Ash saw some children. They were waving, too.
  • Ash: Something must be wrong.
  • George Carlin: Thought Ash.
  • Ash: This station is for goods, not passengers.
  • Children: Help, Ash, help! We're glad to see you.
  • George Carlin: Called the children.
  • Children: Please, will you take us home?
  • George Carlin: The stationmaster explained to Ash's driver that the school bus had broken down, and all the parents would be worried if the children were late. Ash waited as the children walked down from the bridge. Then he took the children to the next station, where Hunter was waiting to take them home. When Ash finished his journey, he was very late. He was worried that Steven might be cross with him.
  • Alex: I warned Ash.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Alex to Raimundo.
  • Alex: He's been late one time too many. He'll be in trouble now.
  • George Carlin: But next morning, when Ash pick up his passengers, Steven was nowhere to be seen.
  • (Ash looks around and finds nothing)
  • Ash: Thank goodness.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Ash. Ash knows every part of his line. Just ahead was a stretch where the hot sun had bent the rails on the track.
  • Driver: Careful, Ash!
  • George Carlin: Called his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Ash falls off the rails)
  • Driver: That's done it!
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We shan't get any further today!
  • Ash: But what about my passengers?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Driver: Don't worry, they'll be looked after.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver. While workmen repaired the line, Ash had to shunt Beedrill in the yard. Hunter came to see him.
  • Hunter: I understand you need my help again.
  • Ash: Yes, Hunter.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash sadly.
  • Ash: I can't run without my rails.
  • George Carlin: Hunter set off to collect Ash's passengers.
  • Passengers: Hello, Hunter.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Passengers: We're glad you're here.
  • George Carlin: Hunter drove along the road that runs by the railway. He stopped at each station along the line. Sometimes he stopped between stations to let people off closer to their homes. Ash felt miserable.
  • Ash: I've lost my passengers to Hunter. They'll like him better than me.
  • George Carlin: Steven arrived.
  • Steven: Your branch line is repaired. I'm going to change your timetable so that you and Hunter can work together more.
  • George Carlin: When Ash reached the station, there, to his relief, were all his passengers.
  • Passengers: Hunter is a good dog, but we missed our train rides with you.
  • George Carlin: They said. Later, Ash spoke to Hunter.
  • Ash: Thank you for looking after my passengers.
  • Hunter: That's all right, Ash. I like to make new friends, but I'm glad to share them with you.
  • Ash: You're a good friend, indeed.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: And always will be.

Ash, Alex and The Gyarados

  • George Carlin: Ash and Alex are good friends, but sometimes, Alex teases Ash about being frightened and he doesn't like that at all. One evening, he was dozing happily, but Alex wanted to talk.
  • Alex: Wake up, Ash. Are you dreaming about the time you thought I was a ghost?
  • Ash: Certainly not. Anyway, I was only pretending to be scared. I knew it was your really.
  • George Carlin: Alex went on teasing him.
  • Alex: I hope the guard leaves the light on for you tonight.
  • Ash: Why?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Ash: I quite like the dark.
  • Alex: Oh really?
  • George Carlin: Explained Alex.
  • Alex: I am surprised. I'd always thought you were afraid of the dark. I wonder why?
  • George Carlin: Ash decided to say nothing and went to sleep instead. Next day, Steven came to see him.
  • Steven: I would like you to go to the harbour tonight. You have to collect something rather unusual.
  • Ash: What sort of something?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Steven: Wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Replied Steven. Meanwhile, Alex was moving some Beedrill into a siding. Shaggy arrived with his goods train. The signalman changed the switches and Alex waited on the siding until Shaggy had steamed by. Then, there was trouble.
  • The Signalman: The switches are jammed.
  • George Carlin: Called the signalman.
  • The Signalman: I can't switch them back for Alex. The workmen will have to mend them in the morning. It's too late now.
  • Driver: Hmmm.
  • George Carlin: Said Alex's Driver.
  • Driver: I'm sorry, Alex. But you will have to stay here tonight.
  • Alex: Where are you going?
  • George Carlin: Asked Alex.
  • Fireman: Home for tea.
  • George Carlin: Replied the fireman. Alex was speechless. He watched as the other characters went home to the shed. Night-time came and Alex began to feel very lonely.
  • Alex: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: He murmured.
  • Alex: It's very dark.
  • (A screeching noise can be heard)
  • Alex: Oh! Oh! What's that?!
  • George Carlin: It was only an owl, but Alex didn't realize this.
  • Alex: Oh, I wish Ash was here too.
  • George Carlin: He sighed. Ash was waiting for his mysterious load at the harbour. Suddenly, there is was.
  • (The Gyarados appears)
  • Ash: Blast my head!
  • George Carlin: Cried Ash.
  • Ash: It's a Gyarados!
  • Driver: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Driver: This Gyarados is made of paper. It's for the carnival tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: Workmen lifted the dragon onto Ash's load loader and put lights all around it for protection. Then, Ash set off into the misty night. Alex was asleep on his siding and had no idea that Ash was approaching him.
  • (Ash and the Gyarados approach Alex and scare him)
  • George Carlin: Alex woke up with a start.
  • Alex: Help!
  • George Carlin: Cried Alex.
  • Alex: I'm not going to open my eyes until my driver comes.
  • George Carlin: Next morning the switches were mended and Alex puffed back to the junction. Terry was just about to leave with the express.
  • Alex: You'll never guess what I saw last night.
  • George Carlin: Terry was in no mood for puzzles.
  • Terry: I'm a busy character. I don't have time for your games.
  • Alex: I've seen a huge Gyarados. It was covered in lights.
  • George Carlin: Terry snorted.
  • Terry: You've been in the sun too long. Your dome has cracked.
  • George Carlin: When the other characters heard the news, they laughed too.
  • Raimundo: Look out, Alex!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Alex.
  • Raimundo: Or the Gyarados may gobble you up!
  • Alex: No one believes me.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Alex.
  • Alex: Maybe I did imagine the Gyarados after all.
  • George Carlin: But Alex soon found out that he hadn't.
  • Alex: Help! Save me!
  • George Carlin: Cried Alex.
  • Ash: It's alright.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Ash. And he explained about the carnival.
  • Ash: By the way, how was your night out?
  • George Carlin: Alex decided to tell Ash the truth.
  • Ash: Well, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Maybe we do get scared sometimes, but if we're not afraid to tell each other, then that means we're quite brave too.

Ken Does It Again

  • George Carlin: Virgil and Alex enjoy their work at the harbor, pulling and pushing Beedrill with cargo to and from the hallways. But one morning, the characters were exhausted. The harbour was busier than ever. Steven promised that another character would be found to help them.
  • Alex: Huh. It's about time.
  • George Carlin: Said Alex.
  • Virgil: I ached so much I can hardly get my wheels to move.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Virgil. They waited for the character to arrive. It came as a shock when he did.
  • Ken: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Squirmed Ken in his oily voice. The two characters had not work with Ken for a long time.
  • Virgil: What are you doing here?
  • George Carlin: Gasped Virgil.
  • Ken: Your worth Ste...er, Steven sent me. I hope you are please to see me again. I have to shunt some dreadful tiresome Beedrill.
  • Alex: Shunt where?
  • George Carlin: Said Alex suspiciously.
  • Ken: Where? Why from here to there.
  • George Carlin: Purred Ken.
  • Ken: And then again from there to here. Easy, isn't it?
  • George Carlin: With that, Ken as if to make himself clear bumped some Beedrill hard.
  • Beedrill: Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the Beedrill.
  • Ken: Grrr!
  • George Carlin: Growled Ken. Alex and Virgil were horrified. They did not trust Ken at all. They refuse to work and did not leave their shed. Steven was enjoying his tea and iced bun when the telephone rang.
  • Steven: So there's trouble in the harbour yard? I'll be there right away.
  • George Carlin: Ken was working loudly and alone. Cargo lay on the key. Ships and passengers were delayed. Everyone was complaining about Steven's Railway. Alex and Virgil were sulking in their shed.
  • Steven: What's all this?
  • George Carlin: Demaded Steven.
  • Alex: We're on strike, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Alex nervously.
  • Virgil: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Added Virgil.
  • Virgil: Beg pardon, sir, but we don't work with Ken, sir. You said you sent him packing, sir.
  • Steven: I have to give Ken a second chance.
  • George Carlin: Replied Steven.
  • Steven: I'm trying to help by bringing Ken here. Now you must help me he is the only character available.
  • George Carlin: Alex and Virgil went sadly back to work. Next day, things were no better. Ken's driver did not put on his brakes on properly and Ken started to move. He went bump straight into Alex.
  • Ken: Wake up there, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Scowled Ken.
  • Ken: You have work to do.
  • George Carlin: He didn't even say he was sorry to Alex. Later, Ken bumped the Beedrill so hard that the loads went everywhere.
  • Alex: What would Steven say?
  • George Carlin: Gasped Alex.
  • Virgil: He won't like it.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Ken: So who's going to tell you I wonder? Two goody-goody tattletales like you I suppose?
  • George Carlin: Alex and Virgil did not wanna be tattletales, so they said nothing. Ken thinking he can getting away from his bad behavior was ruder than ever. Next day, he was shunting Beedrill full of China Clay. He banged the Beedrill hard into the buffers, but the buffers weren't secure. The silly Beedrill were sunked! Steven heard the news. The Beedrill were hoisted safely from the sea but the clay was lost. Steven spoke severly to Ken.
  • Steven: The harbour master has tell me anything. Things weren't much better here before you arrived. I shall not be inviting you back. Now Virgil and Alex, I hope you don't mind having handle the work by yourselves again.
  • Alex: Oh no, Sir.
  • Virgil: Yes please, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Replied the characters. Whistling cheerfully, they puff back to work while Ken sulk slowly away.

Shaggy's Forest

  • George Carlin: Shaggy Rogers has lived on the land of Cartoons for many years. He wouldn't want to be anywhere else. He liked every part of it from the fields filled with flowers to the white sandy beaches. But there is one place that Shaggy always enjoyed visiting more than any other. His driver knew this too.
  • Driver: Come on, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: He would sometimes say.
  • Driver: We made good time today. We'll stop for a while by the forest.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy loved it here. The forest was filled with broad oaks and tall pines. Shaggy could remember the day long ago when he and Puss brought some new trees to be planted and Freakazoid and Turbo helped haul them into place. Now he could see the trees growing amongst the others. Shaggy always felt better for being here. He couldn't really explain why but his driver understood.
  • Driver: It's peaceful.
  • George Carlin: He said to Shaggy. But one night, everything changed. The characters were resting in the shed.
  • Ash: Listen.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Can you hear a strange whistling sound?
  • Puss: It's the wind blowing outside our shed.
  • George Carlin: Replied Puss.
  • Puss: But I never heard of like this before.
  • Raimundo: Do you know.
  • George Carlin: Added Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: If Terry wasn't here now, I say it was him thundering by with the express.
  • George Carlin: All the characters laughed, except Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: I hope the wind won't harm the forest.
  • George Carlin: By morning, the fierce winds have gone but the damage was done. Shaggy's driver came to see him in the yard.
  • Driver: Trees have fallen on the line.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Driver: We must help clear the tracks.
  • George Carlin: Mario set off with the breakdown train and Shaggy followed. Trees lay everywhere. The hillside now looked so bare. Shaggy felt sad.
  • Shaggy: What will happen to all the animals who lived here?
  • George Carlin: He thought. When Shaggy's flat Beedrill were full of logs, he took them to the timbermill where they will be turned to furniture and other things. Shaggy was glad the wood was being put to good use, but he was sorry to lose part of his forest.
  • Puss: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Puss to Ash.
  • Puss: I wish there was something we can do to make things better again.
  • Ash: Yes indeed.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: But what? We can't mend broken trees.
  • Steven: Hello, Puss.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: You do look glum.
  • Puss: I'm sad about the trees.
  • George Carlin: Said Puss.
  • Puss: And so is Shaggy. The forest is a special place to him. Now some of it was gone.
  • Steven: We'll soon put that right.
  • George Carlin: Replied Steven.
  • Steven: I have an important job for you, Puss. I will like you to take some Beedrill to the forest.
  • George Carlin: When the Beedrill arrived, Puss was delighted. They were full of splendid young trees already for plating.
  • Puss: This is the best job I've ever had.
  • George Carlin: Said Puss happily. When Shaggy returned, he was most surprised. There were Freakazoid and Turbo busily helping the workmen clear the torrents stumps and branches.
  • Freakazoid: Look, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Called Freakazoid.
  • Freakazoid: We're beginning again. The hillside will look better than ever before. You'll see.
  • George Carlin: Now whenever Shaggy stops by the forest, he could see the new trees growing strong and tall. Sometimes, everywhere was very quiet, and the other times, Shaggy could hear leaves rustling, or birds wing brushing the air. Often he can hear the distance sounds of children laughing, and always he is happy here.

The Trouble With Mud

  • George Carlin: One morning, Ash was being cleaned when Terry arrived. Mud had blown all over his body.
  • Ash: Hello, Terry.
  • George Carlin: Called Ash.
  • Ash: You look as you had a mud bath. Be a sensible person and have a shower instead.
  • George Carlin: Terry snorted.
  • Terry: I haven't time to dawdle over my appearance like fussy trainers do.
  • George Carlin: The wind blew stronger.
  • Driver: Terry, slow down!
  • George Carlin: Called his driver. This made Terry crosser still.
  • Terry: Now I'll be dirty and late, dirty and late!
  • George Carlin: He hissed. At the next station was a sign: All Trains Must Wash Down Daily. Raimundo had just finished being cleaned.
  • Driver: Come on, Terry.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: You feel better too after a good hosedown.
  • Terry: Bah!
  • George Carlin: Said Terry and angrily let off steam.
  • Driver: You're a very naughty boy!
  • George Carlin: Said Terry's driver.
  • Driver: Now Raimundo will need another shower. You'll have to wait your turn till later.
  • Terry: Good riddance.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Terry.
  • Terry: I'm far too busy to waste time with water.
  • George Carlin: He finished his journey safely and steamed into the big station. Steven was waiting. So are Terry's coaches and the passengers.
  • Steven: Goodness gracious!
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Steven: You can't pull the train, Shaggy will have to do it. Terry you better get cleaned straight away.
  • George Carlin: Terry was soon being washed.
  • Terry: Mind my eyes!
  • George Carlin: He grumbled. Then he pulled Beedrill for the rest of the day.
  • Terry: Freight trains, freight trains!
  • George Carlin: He spluttered. He felt his position deeply.
  • Terry: That's for you, and you, and you!
  • Raimundo: Beedrill will be Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Raimundo.
  • Terry: They won't with me.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Terry.
  • Terry: I'll teach them.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo got ready to take the express when Terry returned.
  • Terry: Be careful.
  • George Carlin: Warned Terry.
  • Terry: The hills are slippery. You may need help.
  • Raimundo: I don't need help on hills.
  • George Carlin: Replied Raimundo huffily.
  • Raimundo: Terry thinks he knows everything.
  • George Carlin: Earlier the storm had slipped Terry's Hill blowing leaves on the tracks which made them slippery. Even know the storm had passed, the hill was still difficult to climb. Al knew this. The signal shown cleared, and Raimundo began to go faster.
  • Raimundo: I'll do it, I'll do it.
  • George Carlin: He puffed. Halfway up, he was not so sure.
  • Raimundo: I must do it, I must do it.
  • George Carlin: But his feet slipped on the leaves. He couldn't pull the train at all.
  • Raimundo: Help, help!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Raimundo. His feet were turning forward, but the heavy coaches pulled him backwards. The haul train started slipping down the hill. His driver shut off steam and put on the brakes, then carefully he stopped the train. Terry saw everything.
  • Terry: Ah well, we live and learn. Never mind, little Raimundo. I'm going to push behind.
  • George Carlin: Clouds of smoke and steam billowed from the snorting boys as they struggled up the hill.
  • Raimundo: We can do it!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Raimundo.
  • Terry: We will do it!
  • George Carlin: Puffed Terry. At last they reached the top.
  • Raimundo: Peep peep! Thank you, goodbye!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Raimundo.
  • Terry: Boop boop!
  • George Carlin: Answered Terry.
  • Terry: Goodbye!
  • George Carlin: That night, Steven came to see the characters. Terry was miserable.
  • Ash: Please, sir?
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Can Terry pull coaches again now?
  • Steven: If you understand that having a washdown as a sensle to every character, then yes, Terry, you may.
  • Terry: Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Grunted Terry.
  • Terry: Dirty or clean, I'm a famous machine!
  • George Carlin: But no one heard but him.

No Joke For Raimundo

  • George Carlin: Raimundo is an ordinary Xiaolin Monk. He can arrange both Beedrill and Arcanine. He's proud of his civilian outfit and so was his driver.
  • Raimundo's Driver: Everyone says you brighten up your day, Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: One morning, Raimundo whistled loudly at the other characters.
  • Raimundo: Look at me! I'm a smartest most useful Xiaolin Monk on the line!
  • Ash: Rubbish.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: We're all useful. Steven says so and he's headed the whole railway.
  • Alex: You know what, Raimundo?
  • George Carlin: Added Alex.
  • Raimundo: What?
  • George Carlin: Replied Raimundo.
  • Alex: You're getting all puffed out.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo huffed away. Later, he was still boasting.
  • Raimundo: I'm the pride of the line.
  • Terry: I saw you're pulling Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Terry.
  • Terry: You're only a goods characters.
  • Raimundo: I've pull Arcanine too.
  • Terry: Not as much as I do.
  • Raimundo: But Steven has plans for me.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo was making this up but Terry believe him.
  • Terry: What plans?
  • Raimundo: Uh, wait and see. Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Raimundo: Now what'll I do?
  • George Carlin: Ash was shunting shiny new Arcanine.
  • Ash: Good morning, Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Are those Arcanine for me?
  • George Carlin: Asked Raimundo hopefully.
  • Ash: No, these are for Terry's Express. I'll fetch your Beedrill next.
  • George Carlin: But Raimundo was going to play a trick on the other characters.
  • Raimundo: Actually, Ash, I'm taking the Arcanine. Steven ask me to tell you.
  • Ash: What about the Beedrill?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Raimundo: Uh, give them to Terry.
  • Ash's Driver: Come on, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Ash's Driver: Orders are orders.
  • George Carlin: So when Raimundo's driver returned, Raimundo was coupled to the Arcanine and he puffed away. Ash returned with the Beedrill. And a few minutes later, Terry arrived.
  • Terry: Where's the express?
  • George Carlin: Ash told him about Raimundo.
  • Ash: And so here are your Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Terry was very cross and so his driver.
  • Terry's Driver: Wait'll Steven hears about this.
  • George Carlin: Meanwhile Raimundo was enjoying himself enormously.
  • Raimundo: What a clever plan! What a clever plan!
  • George Carlin: He chuffed. Then he saw Steven.
  • Steven: Some jokes are funny, but not this one, Raimundo. You have caused confusion.
  • Raimundo: Yes Sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo.
  • Steven: You will now stay in your shed until you are wanted.
  • George Carlin: The other characters teased Raimundo.
  • Terry: I wonder who'd be pulling the express today?
  • George Carlin: Said Terry.
  • Shaggy: I expect it'll be you.
  • George Carlin: Replied Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Raimundo is stuck in the shed for being silly.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo felt sad. Next morning, he went back to work.
  • Ash: Hello.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Ash.
  • Ash: Good to see you out and about again.
  • Raimundo: I'm sorry I tricked you.
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Are these my Beedrill?
  • Ash: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash kindly.
  • Ash: They're please to have you back.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo set off to the harbour with a train of Beedrill. He bustled about all day pushing and pulling them into place.
  • Raimundo's Driver: Time to go home now, Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver at last.
  • Raimundo's Driver: No Beedrill or passengers. Just we too.
  • George Carlin: But his driver was wrong.
  • Railway Inspector: Excuse me.
  • George Carlin: Called the man.
  • Railway Inspector: I have a meeting with Steven and I mustn't be late. May I ride back with you?
  • Raimundo's Driver: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Replied Raimundo's driver. Then he whispered to Raimundo.
  • Raimundo's Driver: This gentleman is a railway inspector.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo was most impressed. He steamed along the line as smoothly and quickly as he could. Steven was waiting on the platform and the railway inspector greeted him warmly.
  • Railway Inspector: This clever Xiaolin Monk gave me a splendid ride. You must be proud of him.
  • Steven: Yes indeed. Once again, you are a really useful Xiaolin Monk.

Ash, Alex and The Mail

  • George Carlin: At night, when the other characters are tucked away in their rooms, you can still hear the faraway call of a character and the proper sound of feet moving. This is the sound of the mail delivery. One train is pulled by Ash, and the other by Alex, as the loads are too heavy for one character to do the work alone. The mail is loaded into Beedrill at the harbour and the characters pull their trains through the silent stations delivering their precious loads. One a clear night, a big shiny moon brightens their journey, but often Ash and Alex can even see the stars. But whenever the weather, lamps along the track always light their way. One night, Alex was waiting at the junction. The main line train was late. At last, Shaggy arrived.
  • Shaggy: Sorry.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Shaggy: The mail boat from the main line was delayed.
  • Driver: Come on, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's make up for lost time.
  • George Carlin: Alex hurried along as quickly as he could. But the sun was already rising as he finish his work.
  • Alex: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Thought Alex.
  • Alex: It's nice be up in about, when it's the start of a new day and there's no one else around.
  • George Carlin: Alex was not alone for long.
  • Alex: Bother!
  • George Carlin: Thought Alex.
  • Alex: It's that dizzy-thing Falkner.
  • Falkner: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: Whirled Falkner.
  • Falkner: I only said railways were out of date, but you're so slow with the mail. You should give everyone their stamps back.
  • George Carlin: Alex was too tired to explain.
  • Alex: Bird brain.
  • George Carlin: He muttered.
  • Virgil: Good morning, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Called Virgil.
  • Virgil: You're up early this morning.
  • Alex: No, you're wrong.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Alex.
  • Alex: I'm back, tired and late.
  • George Carlin: He rolled up to the shed and fell asleep, almost before his buffers touched the bar. His driver decided to set off early that evening. Ash was waiting at the station.
  • Ash: Thank goodness I have a chance to speak to you. Driver says the person in charge of the mail has complained to Steven about the delay last night.
  • Alex: But that wasn't my fault.
  • George Carlin: Replied Alex.
  • Ash: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: And so does Steven, but this mail person wouldn't listen. Tonight, we'll just have to be quicker than ever before.
  • George Carlin: The characters were just leaving when they heard a familiar buzzing.
  • Falkner: I say, you two, there's news flying about.
  • Alex: Where?
  • George Carlin: Puffed Alex crossly.
  • Falkner: All other the place. They're going to scrap the mail train and use me instead. Wings work wonders you know. Always.
  • Ash: Rubbish.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ash. That night, everything ran like clockwork. Ash and Alex steamed through the stations making good time everywhere they went. At a station, Ash notice the man looking cold and worried. He had missed his train home.
  • Driver: We can give you a ride.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash's driver.
  • Ash's Driver: But it'll be rather uncomfortable.
  • Man: Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Said the man.
  • Man: Anything's better than sitting here.
  • George Carlin: The next afternoon, Alex past the airfield and saw Falkner.
  • Alex: Hello, lazywings. Are you too tired to fly today?
  • Falkner: The wings are too strong.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Falkner.
  • Falkner: I've been grounded.
  • Alex: You need rails.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Alex.
  • Alex: They work wonders you know. Always.
  • George Carlin: That night, Steven show the two characters a letter. It was from the man who missed his train.
  • Steven: He thinks you are both splendid, and everyone says that the mail train is the pride of the line.

Trust Ash

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum was feeling bright and cheerful. It was a splendid day.
  • Ash: Good morning.
  • George Carlin: He whistled to some cows, but the cows didn't reply.
  • Ash: Never mind.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: They're busy with their breakfast.
  • George Carlin: Next he saw Hunter.
  • Ash: Hello, Hunter. Care for a race today?
  • George Carlin: But all Hunter could say was...
  • Hunter: Ouch! That's another hole in the road!
  • Ash: I'm sorry, Hunter.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Ash. Ash was still in good spirits when Hunter arrived at the next station.
  • Ash: Bad luck, Hunter. Now if you're a steam character, you would run a repair on reliable rails.
  • Hunter: Huh!
  • George Carlin: Replied Hunter.
  • Hunter: The railway was suppose to deliver the tar to mend the road two weeks ago. You can't trust a thing that runs on rails.
  • Ash: I run on rails. You can trust me, Hunter. I'll see if I can find out what's happened.
  • George Carlin: And Ash puffed away towards the big station. Raimundo was snorting about in the yard.
  • Raimundo: It's too bad!
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Raimundo: Alex goes to work at the harbour and I do his job, here, there and everywhere! Take that!
  • Beedrill: Ooh!
  • George Carlin: Groaned the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Just you wait, we'll show you!
  • George Carlin: Terry laughed.
  • Terry: I'll tell you what, Raimundo. If you pretended to be ill everywhere, you couldn't shunt Beedrill here, or go to the quarry there, could you?
  • Raimundo: What a good idea.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Look, here comes Ash. I'll start pretending now
  • George Carlin: Ash was sorry to see the characters looking miserable
  • Ash: Cheer up.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Ash: It's a beautiful day.
  • Terry: Yes.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Terry.
  • Terry: But not for Raimundo.
  • Ash: What's the matter?
  • George Carlin: Asked Ash.
  • Terry: He's sick.
  • George Carlin: Replied Terry.
  • Raimundo: Yes he is. I mean I am.
  • George Carlin: Stuttered Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: I don't feel well at all.
  • Ash: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash kindly.
  • Ash: I'll help out if you're ill.
  • George Carlin: Terry and Raimundo sniggered quietly to each other. Some of Raimundo's Beedrill were coupled behind Ash and he steamed away to the quarry. The Beedrill were still cross.
  • Beedrill: We couldn't pay Raimundo back for bumping us, so we'll play tricks on Ash nstead. One character is as good as another.
  • George Carlin: But Ash didn't hear them. He collected all the stone from the quarry and set off back to the junction. Danger lay ahead.
  • Beedrill: Now for our plan!
  • George Carlin: Giggled the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Go faster, go faster!
  • George Carlin: They pushed Ash over the switches.
  • Ash's Driver: Slow down!
  • George Carlin: Called Ash's driver and applied the brakes.
  • (Ash hits the buffers, and a log snaps apart, sending him floating into another set of buffers)
  • George Carlin: Poor Ash stood dazed and surprised in the muddy pool, as a toad eyed in suspiciously.
  • Ash: Flatten my hat.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Ash.
  • Ash: The day started so well too.
  • George Carlin: Virgil pulled away the Beedrill, and Kevin helped Ash back to the junction. Suddenly, Ash remembered the missing tar. He told Kevin all about him.
  • Kevin: That's strange.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin.
  • Kevin: A car full of tar been left in my station. That must be it. Driver will make sure it gets to Hunter now.
  • George Carlin: Later, Raimundo spoke to Ash.
  • Raimundo: I'm sorry about your accident.
  • George Carlin: He muttered.
  • Raimundo: And so is Terry. We didn't mean to get you into trouble.
  • Terry: No indeed.
  • George Carlin: Spluttered Terry.
  • Terry: A near misunderstanding, Ash, all's well that ends well.
  • George Carlin: Just then Hunter arrived. He looked much more cheerful.
  • Hunter: My road's being mended now.
  • Ash: Oh, I am glad.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Hunter: Thanks for all you did.
  • George Carlin: Added Hunter.
  • Hunter: Now I know I can trust a character especially his name was Ash.
  • George Carlin: Terry and Raimundo puffed silently away to the shed, but Ash still had company.
  • Ash: Well, well.
  • George Carlin: He sighed.
  • Ash: What a day for surprises.
  • George Carlin: The toad who was looking forward to arrive home noisly agreed.

Mel Syzlak

  • George Carlin: Mel is a Hoop Girl who works for the School Company, arranging Beedrill in their sidings. She has orange hair and purple earrings. Mel is young and full of her own ideas. She loves rearranging things, too, and began putting Puss' Beedrill in different places every day. This made Puss cross.
  • Puss: Beedrill...
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Puss: ...should be where you want them when you want them.
  • Mel: Fiddlesticks!
  • George Carlin: Said Mel and flounced away. At last, Puss lost patience.
  • Puss: I can't waste time playing "Hunt The Beedrill" with you. Take them yourself.
  • George Carlin: Mel was pleased. Taking Beedrill made her feel important. At the station, Ken oiled up to her.
  • Mel: Puss' an old fusspot.
  • George Carlin: She complained. Ken sense trouble and was delighted.
  • Mel: Puss says only steam characters can manage Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Continued Mel.
  • Ken: How observe.
  • George Carlin: Squirmed Ken.
  • Ken: Depend upon it, Mel. Anything steam characters can do, we bad guys can do better.
  • George Carlin: Ken knew nothing about Beedrill, but Mel didn't realize this. Jackie's line crosses the main road behind the station, and for a short way follows a farm lane. Frosty weather makes the mud rock-hard and very slippery. Puss stops before reaching the lane. His fireman halts the traffic at the level crossing and then he sets off again. By using the heavy cars to push him along, he has no trouble with the frosty rails and the lane and across the road. It is the only thing safe thing to do in this kind of weather. Puss warned Mel and told her just what to do.
  • Mel: I can manage, thank you.
  • George Carlin: She replied.
  • Mel: I'm not an old fusspot like you.
  • George Carlin: The Beedrill were tired of being pushed around by Mel.
  • Beedrill: It's slippery.
  • George Carlin: They whispered.
  • Beedrill: Let's push her around instead. On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled. Mel took no notice. Instead, she brought the Beedrill carefully down the lane and stopped at the level crossing. All traffic halted.
  • Mel: One of the headlamp for fusspot Puss.
  • George Carlin: Chortled Mel. But Mel had stopped in the wrong place. Instead of taking Jackie's advice, she had given the Beedrill the chance they wanted.
  • Beedrill: Hold back! Hold back!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Mel: Grrrr up!
  • George Carlin: Ordered Mel. The Beedrill just laughed and her feet spun headlessly. Workmen sanded the rails and dig away the frozen mud, but it was no good. Everyone was impatient.
  • Mel: Grrrr agh!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Mel. Puss was in the yard when he heard the news.
  • Jackie: I warned her.
  • George Carlin: He fumed.
  • Puss' Driver: She's young yet.
  • George Carlin: Soothed his driver.
  • Puss' Driver: And...
  • Puss: She can manage her Beedrill herself.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Puss.
  • Puss' Driver: They're your Beedrill really.
  • George Carlin: His driver replied.
  • Puss' Driver: Mel is suppose to stay at the quarry if Steven finds out.
  • Puss: Mmmm, yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Puss thoughtfully. He and his driver agreed that'll be best to help Mel after all. An angry farmer was telling Mel just what she could do with her train.
  • Puss: Having trouble Mel?
  • George Carlin: Chortled Puss.
  • Puss: I am surprised.
  • Mel: Grrrr osh!
  • George Carlin: Said Mel. With much puffing and wheels slipped, Puss pushed Mel and the Beedrill back. The hard work made his fire burn fiercely, and his fireman spread hot cinders to melt the frozen mud. At last they finished.
  • Puss: Goodbye!
  • George Carlin: Called Puss.
  • Puss: You'll managed now, I expect.
  • George Carlin: Mel didn't answer. She took the Beedrill to the sheds, and scuttled home to the quarry as quickly as she could.

Puss' Tightrope

  • George Carlin: One day, Alex arrived at the school to collect some books for his Beedrill. Snow and frost lay everywhere. There was not a sound to be heard. Alex ventured furthur. He found Mel Syzlak resting in the shelter of some rocks.
  • Alex: Cheer up, Mel.
  • George Carlin: He whistled. Mel was still remembering the trouble she had with Beedrill.
  • Mel: Manager says I don't listen for his advice. He says I'd no business chortling down Puss' line. Puss' a fusspot.
  • Alex: Puss has forgotten all about Beedrill than you'll ever known.
  • George Carlin: Replied Alex.
  • Alex: You must put the Beedrill where he wants them, then you'll be a really useful kid. Now if you excuse me, I have to take these stones to the harbour.
  • George Carlin: Mel liked Alex but she still wouldn't to his advice.
  • Mel: Why shouldn't I go on Puss' line.
  • George Carlin: The siding arrangements are awkward. The put the Beedrill where Puss wanted them, Mel had to make several journeys. She started making a plan.
  • Mel: If we used the key stood on Puss' line.
  • George Carlin: She said to her driver.
  • Mel: We would save all was bother.
  • George Carlin: Her driver suspecting nothing allow them to go as far as the level crossing. A few days later, the weather changed. As the soon melted, the quarry grew busy again. Some trains were so long that before leaving the Beedrill for Puss, Mel had to go beyond the level crossing with them. Now for her plan. She would go further down the line without it seeming her fault.
  • Mel: Can you keep a secret?
  • George Carlin: She asked the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: Yes, yes, yes!
  • George Carlin: They chattered.
  • Mel: Will you bump me at the level crossing and tell no one I ask you?
  • George Carlin: The Beedrill promised. But while Mel was away, Puss arrived. He decided to shunt the Beedrill himself. The Beedrill decided to bump him anyway. They reached the level crossing and Puss' brakes came on. This was the signal for the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled. Puss was away. With the Beedrill screaming and yelling behind him. No one realize that melted snow had turned a stream ahead into a torrent and the bridge above it was about to collapse. The rails were now like a tightrope against the thundering water.
  • Puss: Stop, stop!
  • George Carlin: Cried Puss. His driver thought for control. They came nearer and nearer by the bridge. It was all of nothing now. The driver breaked hard. Puss stopped still on the rails but with his feet shredding the tightrope over the abyss. Mel was horrified and quickly came to the rescue. Workmen anchored Jackie with ropes while she pulled the Beedrill away. Then, she helped Puss to safety.
  • Mel: I'm sorry about the Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Said Mel.
  • Mel: I can't think how you manage to stop them in time.
  • Puss: Oh well.
  • George Carlin: Said Puss.
  • Puss: My driver told me about circus people who walked tightropes, but I just didn't fancy doing it myself.
  • George Carlin: Later, Steven arrived.
  • Steven: A very smart piece of work.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Steven: Mel, you did well too I hear.
  • Mel: It was my fault about those Beedrill, sir.
  • George Carlin: She faulted.
  • Mel: But if I could...
  • Steven: Could what?
  • Mel: Come down the line sometimes, Sir? Puss says he'll show me what to do.
  • Steven: Certainly.
  • George Carlin: Replied Steven.
  • Steven: If your manager agrees.
  • George Carlin: And so it was arranged. Now Mel is as happy as can be, and Steven thinks she's really useful indeed.

Kevin, Turbo and The Really Useful Party

  • George Carlin: Turbo the racing snail is old fashioned, but he doesn't care. He knows that he is really useful, like his friend Kevin Keene. Early one morning, Turbo was chuffing about the Vicarage Orchard. He had important news for Kevin.
  • Turbo: The Vicar says that not all children are able to have holidays by the sea, so he's having a garden party to raise money for his seaside trip. I'm going to be the star attraction.
  • George Carlin: Chattered Turbo.
  • Turbo: Giving rides to all the visitors. The Vicar is putting up posters all about it.
  • Kevin: I'd like to help too.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Kevin.
  • Kevin: But without my rails, I wouldn't be much good at the garden party.
  • George Carlin: It was a beautiful day but Kevin was worried.
  • Kevin: I wish there was something I can do for a party.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Kevin: I'd like to be helpful like Turbo.
  • George Carlin: Kevin's driver laughed.
  • Driver: You're helpful in your own way, and that's on the railway.
  • George Carlin: Next day, it was Turbo's turn to look disappointed. He had bad news.
  • Turbo: The Vicar's been so busy that he forgot to put up the posters. Now no one will know about the party.
  • George Carlin: But Kevin had an idea.
  • Kevin: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Kevin: Everything is going to be all right.
  • George Carlin: Then he explained to his driver.
  • Kevin: The Vicar can paste his posters on my cab and coaches, so wherever I go, they'll go too.
  • Driver: Well done, Kevin.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: I'm sure Steven would agree.
  • George Carlin: As indeed he did. Kevin steamed happily to the stations collecting his passengers.
  • Passengers: Look!
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Passengers: The Vicar is holding a party. We must go do that.
  • George Carlin: Later Turbo was resting in the orchard shed when Hunter rolled by.
  • Hunter: Hello, Turbo. Why are you dozing there like an old stick-in-the-mud?
  • Turbo: I'm not dozing, I'm resting.
  • George Carlin: Replied Turbo. Then he told Hunter about the Vicar's party.
  • Hunter: I'll be there too.
  • George Carlin: Boasted Hunter.
  • Hunter: I'm not sure people would wanna ride on a snail after traveling in a dog like me.
  • George Carlin: The party day arrived. It had rained heavenly during the night and the orchard grove was soaked.
  • Turbo: Rain and mud won't spoil my day.
  • George Carlin: Said Turbo.
  • Driver: No indeed.
  • George Carlin: Agreed his driver.
  • Driver: We'll stay on the road then we won't get bogged down.
  • George Carlin: Turbo was soon busy trending up and down the quiet country lane, carrying lots of laughing children. He was just turning the corner when he heard Hunter.
  • Hunter: Hello, old timer. I'm taking everyone to the party. People have come from all other the island.
  • George Carlin: Turbo gave Hunter a cheerful whistle, and turned backed toward the orchard. Then there was trouble.
  • Hunter: Help, I'm stuck!
  • George Carlin: Shouted Hunter. His feet had sunk deep in the orchard mud. Freakazoid arrived just in time.
  • Freakazoid: I'm the one who has to plough fields.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Freakazoid.
  • Freakazoid: We better get you out of here.
  • George Carlin: Using strong ropes, Freakazoid and Turbo pulled Hunter cleared the mud.
  • Turbo: This will teach Hunter a thing or two.
  • George Carlin: Turbo chuffered to himself. At last, Hunter was on the road again.
  • Hunter: Thank you, Turbo. You're not a stick-in-the-mud at all.
  • Turbo: No.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Turbo.
  • Turbo: But you were. Just for a little while.
  • George Carlin: That evening, the Vicar arrived to see Kevin and his driver.
  • Vicar: Thanks to your good idea about the posters. Hundreds of people payed to come to the party. We've raised lots of money for the children.
  • George Carlin: Kevin was very pleased and Turbo fell happily asleep thinking of all the children who would now get to the seaside at last.

Raimundo Goes Buzz Buzz

  • George Carlin: Turbo the racing snail was enjoying his work in the Vicarage Orchard. Birds were singing and apples were ripening on the trees. It was a lovely day.
  • Raimundo: Hello, Turbo.
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: You look as bright and cheerful as my red paint.
  • Turbo: Oh I am.
  • George Carlin: Replied Turbo.
  • Raimundo: What's that noise?
  • Heathcliff: It's the bees.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Turbo.
  • Turbo: They're all in these boxy things called beehives. I'm taking them to the station. The vicar says his bees make good honey and he's giving some of them to his friends.
  • George Carlin: Just then, Donkey Kong hummed in.
  • Donkey Kong: Take care you two. Don't make the bees angry. They might sting you.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo didn't like being told what to do by a diesel and he buzzed away.
  • Donkey Kong: Goodbye, Turbo.
  • George Carlin: Called Donkey Kong and set off to see Virgil at the next station. Bumpty and Raphael were busy arranging Beedrill. But they scampered off when they saw Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: I remember the first time I met those two.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: They nearly made my eyes pop out. Kevin soon put a stop in their games.
  • Virgil: Kevin is the only one who can keep Bumpty and Raphael in order.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Virgil.
  • Virgil: I sometimes call them "The Bees".
  • Donkey Kong: A good name.
  • George Carlin: Replied Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: Their terrors when the start buzzing around.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo bustled in.
  • Raimundo: What's that, Virgil? Are you afraid of bees? They're only insects after all, so don't let that buzz box diesel tell you different.
  • Virgil: His name is Donkey Kong, and he didn't. We...
  • Raimundo: I wouldn't care, if hundreds were swarming around. I'd just blow smoke and make them buzz off.
  • Virgil: Buzz, buzz, buzz.
  • George Carlin: Retorted Virgil. The next morning, Raimundo arrived at the station to collect his coaches. The passengers were excited and keened to get on board. The platform was crowded and the porter was in a hurry.
  • Porter: Mind your backs.
  • George Carlin: He shouted. Then there was trouble. The beehive fell and broke open. The station cleared like magic. Raimundo heard a familiar buzzing. The bees were to cold to be cross so they buzzed around the fireman hoping he'd mend their hive. But he didn't understand, nor did his driver. So the bees turned to Raimundo. His boiler was nice and warm.
  • Raimundo: Buzz off! Buzz off!
  • George Carlin: Hissed Raimundo. One bee burnt its foot.
  • Bee: Ooh! Aah! Ooh! Ooh!
  • George Carlin: The bee thought Raimundo had burnt him on purpose. So it stung Raimundo right back on the nose.
  • (Doink!)
  • Raimundo: Eeeeeeeeeeee!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Raimundo. He had had enough so had his fireman and driver. They didn't notice till too late that they had left all their coaches behind. They tried everything to get rid of the bees. First they spun on the turntable but to no avail. They tried washing them off but the bees clung harder to Raimundo's warm boiler. Then they tried smoking them off by going through a long tunnel. But still the bees wouldn't go away.
  • Driver: It's no good, Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We'll just have to get back to the orchard and fetch another hive.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo's reply was drowned by the sound of buzzing. The Vicar was waiting anxiously for Raimundo. When he arrived, the buzz swarm straight into their new home.
  • Driver: Come on, Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: What you need now is a good hosedown.
  • George Carlin: Later that evening, Raimundo was resting in the shed when the Vicar came to see him.
  • Vicar: Thank you for saving my bees.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Vicar: It's the pity it's not Christmas, then we can call you Raimundo the Red-Nosed boy.
  • George Carlin: Everyone laughed even Raimundo. But instead, they decided to call Raimundo "The Bees Knees", which means they thought he was more useful than ever.

All At Sea

  • George Carlin: Alex and Virgil like working at the harbor by the sea. On a clear summer's night, there's no better place to be. The big ships bring passengers. Cargo ships carry machinery and other things. Virgil and Alex puffed backwards and forwards with the crates of cargo as they are loaded and unloaded by the keyside. One morning, Virgil and Alex noticed that the horizon was packed with sails flapping against the blue sky.
  • Virgil: I wish I could sail to faraway lands.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Virgil.
  • Alex: Characters can't go sailing.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Alex.
  • Alex: Because characters can't float.
  • George Carlin: Virgil still had his dreams. Suddenly, they were rudely interrupted.
  • Falkner: Wakey, wakey.
  • George Carlin: Hovered Falkner.
  • Virgil: I'm looking at the boats.
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil.
  • Falkner: That's the regatta. Lots of boats, lots of races. Great fun. I hover around in case I'm needed.
  • Virgil: Do you go to the horizon?
  • George Carlin: Asked Virgil.
  • Falkner: Yes and beyond.
  • Alex: I didn't know there was a beyond.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Alex.
  • Virgil: Do you go to other places at sea?
  • George Carlin: Continued Virgil.
  • Falkner: Certainly. I can land on ships you know. Anywhere, anytime. Goodbye.
  • George Carlin: Virgil sighed. He went on talking about the regatta all day. Alex lost patience.
  • Alex: Well, Virgil, I rather had my wheels on solid ground. Our rails can take us to all the places we can ever wish to see.
  • (We hear a siren wailing)
  • Virgil's Driver: That's an emergency.
  • George Carlin: Called Virgil's driver.
  • Virgil's Driver: I'll check with the harbourmaster.
  • George Carlin: He returned with bad news.
  • Virgil's Driver: A man taking part in the regatta had hurt his hand. We're to take him to the hospital at the next station. Falkner's bringing him now. Come on.
  • (Virgil hurries to the scene just in time to see Falkner land)
  • Falkner: Good to see you again, Virgil.
  • George Carlin: Whirred Falkner as he landed carefully on the platform. The man was gently helped to safety.
  • Falkner: My job is to stay at sea in case of other emergencies. Otherwise I will take this gentleman to hospital myself. Must fly. Goodbye.
  • George Carlin: Virgil set off on his journey. Soon he was steaming well and his wheels were thundering along the track. When they reached the station, the man thanked everyone and Hunter got ready to take him to the hospital.
  • Hunter: You look splendid flying along the line, Virgil.
  • George Carlin: Bloat Hunter.
  • Hunter: No wonder they called you a teenager.
  • Virgil: Thank you, Hunter. Alex's right.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Virgil: Characters are happiest when their feet are firmly on the rails.
  • George Carlin: That night, Alex and Virgil stayed a little longer at the key. The air was warm and the sea calmed.
  • Virgil: There's a shooting star.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Alex: Don't be daft.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Alex.
  • Alex: It's Falkner. Look, he's hovering overhead.
  • George Carlin: Something fluttered down towards Virgil. His driver caught it.
  • Virgil's Driver: It's a flag from the regatta. Falkner's giving it to you as a present, Virgil.
  • Virgil: That was kind of Falkner.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Virgil.
  • Virgil: He may have whirly arms instead of wheels. But he seems to understand just what a character needs.
  • George Carlin: Virgil still wonders about the lands beyond the horizon. But I think he knows that, sometimes, the best travels are those we can only dream about. Don't you?

One Good Turn

  • George Carlin: Bumpty and Raphael are the most mischievous birds working in Steven's town. They're kept busy pushing and pulling Beedrill up and down the line that runs from the china clay works to the harbour yard. They like to have fun together and often play tricks on the workmen. But sometimes, their teasing ways can get them into trouble. One morning, Steven came to see them.
  • Steven: Important goods have arrived in the big yard. Bumpty and Raphael, I need you to help the other characters.
  • Bumpty and Raphael: Oh, yes, of course, sir.
  • George Carlin: Replied the twins. They set off happily on their important mission. Donkey Kong was resting in the yard when suddenly he heard a pair of familiar whistles.
  • Donkey Kong: Hmm.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: Here comes trouble.
  • Bumpty: Steven told us you were tired.
  • George Carlin: Teased Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: He asked us to take all your Beedrill for you.
  • Donkey Kong: You two never stopped do you? But I'm wise to your pranks and we do need help here.
  • George Carlin: The twins were soon busy pushing and pulling the heavy cars into place. At last, the day's work was done. The twins now became excited. They were going to use the turntable for the first time. Bumpty went first.
  • Bumpty: This is fun!
  • George Carlin: He shrieked to Raphael. He didn't want to move off at all. The foreman stopped the turntable.
  • Foreman: Please make way for the other characters.
  • George Carlin: He ordered. Bumpty did so, but the foreman had accidentally stopped the turntable in the wrong place. Bumpty was on the wrong track and there was Raphael puffing directly toward him. The characters came to a grinding halt. They gazed grimly at each other.
  • Bumpty: I was here first!
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty.
  • Raphael: But you're in my way!
  • George Carlin: Protested Raphael.
  • Raphael: You'll have to back up again!
  • Bumpty: I won't!
  • Raphael: You will!
  • Bumpty: I won't!
  • George Carlin: Steven came to stop the noise.
  • Steven: If you don't behave, I shall not allow you here again.
  • George Carlin: The next day, Raphael was still grumpy.
  • Raphael: That Bumpty! Imagine getting in my way on the turntable. He's a really silly bird!
  • Donkey Kong: The way I heard it.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Donkey Kong.
  • Donkey Kong: It sounded like you were both to blame.
  • Raphael: Pooh! You must have heard it all wrong!
  • George Carlin: The twins grumbled about each other all day. Even kind Kevin lost patience.
  • Kevin: All this grumbling spreads bad atmosphere in the yard.
  • Donkey Kong: You're quite right and that's why I come up with a plan.
  • George Carlin: Donkey Kong whispered his plan to Kevin. Then his driver told Steven.
  • Steven: I'll start making arrangements right away.
  • George Carlin: The next morning he called Bumpty and Raphael into the yard.
  • Steven: Donkey Kong is taking a special train to the harbour. His regular heavy goods train is waiting on the siding. You can pull it together.
  • Raphael: But...
  • Bumpty: But...
  • George Carlin: Protested Bumpty and Raphael who were still not speaking to each other.
  • Steven: Good. I knew I can rely on you two.
  • Raphael: I'll take the train myself.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Raphael.
  • Bumpty: Go right ahead.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty. Raphael was coupled up to the train of Beedrill, but they were too heavy for him to move alone.
  • Bumpty: Go on.
  • George Carlin: Teased Bumpty.
  • Raphael: I can't!
  • George Carlin: Said Raphael. Then suddenly, both twins laughed.
  • Bumpty: I don't think we'll take turns this time, Raphael.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: I think we better pull together!
  • George Carlin: Raphael was delighted. It was good to be helping each other. Best of all, it was good to be friends again.

Big Characters

  • George Carlin: One morning, Terry was in the yard drinking a soda of Pepsi.
  • Raimundo: That's the third can of Pepsi you've had today, Terry.
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Some might say you're being rather greedy.
  • Gordon: I'm an important character.
  • George Carlin: Replied Terry.
  • Terry: Important characters need plenty of Pepsi, but I doubted if you would understand that, Raimundo.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo snorted and went about his work. Later, Terry was taking on water from a standpipe because the water tower was under repair.
  • Virgil: I wouldn't drink too much of that water if I were you, Terry. It might give you boiler-ache.
  • Terry: Pah!
  • George Carlin: Said Terry.
  • Terry: What's this? Educating Terry day? First Raimundo, now you, Virgil. Big characters have big needs. Little characters are just annoying.
  • Virgil: Don't say I didn't warn you.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Virgil. Later, Terry steamed into the yard at the big station.
  • Terry: That's what I need.
  • George Carlin: Explained Terry. There emergen out of his sheds were two shiny tenders.
  • Terry: Now If I had two tenders.
  • George Carlin: Said Terry.
  • Terry: I wouldn't need to stop so often. And I wouldn't have to listen to silly little characters.
  • Driver: Those tenders belong to a visitor.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver. Ken sidled up alongside.
  • Ken: Everyone knows that tenders are a mark and distinction, but I'm afraid that no amount of tendres will save you in the end. We villains are taking over, and we don't need tenders to make us important, not even one.
  • George Carlin: Terry was most upset. He was feeling just the same next morning.
  • Terry: I'm not happy.
  • Virgil: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: It's boiler-ache.
  • Terry: It's not boiler-ache.
  • George Carlin: Protested Terry.
  • Terry: It's...
  • Shaggy: Of course it is.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: That water's bad. Have a good wash-out, then you feel a different character. Your boiler must be full of sludge.
  • Terry: Don't be vulgar.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Terry. He backed on his train hissing mournfully.
  • Steven: Cheer up, Terry.
  • George Carlin: Said Steven.
  • Terry: I can't, sir. Is it true what villains said, sir?
  • Steven: What does his say?
  • Terry: That villains are taking over.
  • Steven: Don't worry, Terry. That will never happen on my railway.
  • Terry: One more thing, sir. Why did the visitor have two tenders?
  • Steven: Because he lives on the railway with long difference between coaling depots.
  • George Carlin: Terry felt better. But Shaggy started complaining. He banged some Beedrill angrily.
  • Shaggy: I always worked hard enough for two.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Shaggy: I deserved another tender.
  • George Carlin: Virgil whispered something to Mario. He was going to play a trick on Shaggy.
  • Virgil: Shaggy?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Virgil: Would you like my tenders?
  • Shaggy: Yours?! What have you got to do with tenders?
  • Virgil: All right.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: The deals off. Would you like them, Mario?
  • ​Mario: I wouldn't deprive you of the honor.
  • George Carlin: Replied Mario.
  • Virgil: It is a great honor.
  • George Carlin: Continued Virgil thoughtfully.
  • Virgil: But I'm only a teenager. Perhaps Raimundo might...
  • Shaggy: I'm sorry I was rude.
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy hastily.
  • Shaggy: How many tenders have you and when can I have them?
  • Virgil: Uh, hmm, I have six and you can have them this evening.
  • Shaggy: Six lovely tenders!
  • George Carlin: Chortled Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: What a splendid sight I'll be.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy was excited all day.
  • Shaggy: Do you think it'll be all right?
  • George Carlin: He asked for umpteenth time.
  • Virgil: Of course.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: They're already now.
  • George Carlin: The other characters waited where they can each get a good view. But Shaggy wasn't a splendid sight at all. His six tenders were very old, dirty and filled with boiler sludge.
  • Terry: Have a good wash-out, Shaggy?
  • George Carlin: Called a voice.
  • Terry: That's right. You'll feel a different character now.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy was not sure, but he thought his voice belongs to Terry.

Escape!

  • George Carlin: One day, Kevin was talking to Turbo when Luigi steamed by. He was working his some Beedrill.
  • Luigi: Come on, Kevin. Stop gossping in the sun when there's work to be done.
  • George Carlin: Later, Kevin spoke to Luigi.
  • Kevin: Turbo and I are old friends and you and he had in lot of common too.
  • Luigi: We do?
  • George Carlin: Quizzed Luigi.
  • Luigi: And what would that be?
  • Kevin: Scrap.
  • George Carlin: Said Kevin quietly. Luigi gasped.
  • Luigi: Don't mention that word! It makes my feet wobble!
  • Kevin: It does the same to Turbo.
  • George Carlin: Replied Kevin.
  • Kevin: He was been sent to the scrapyard, but the Vicar and I saved him and now he's really useful again. Even so, Steven certainly does need another steam character here.
  • Luigi: Aye, he does, and quickly.
  • George Carlin: That night, Luigi was still working. He had taken the midnight goods train to a station at a faraway part of the island where only the diesels worked. He was just shunting, ready for his return journey, when...
  • Luigi: That's sounds like a steam character.
  • George Carlin: He thought. The hiss came again.
  • Luigi: Who's there?
  • George Carlin: Asked Luigi. A whisper came.
  • Richie: Are you Steven's character.
  • Luigi: Aye, and proud of it.
  • Richie: I'm Richie and I'm with my break van, Peter, we've run out of coal and had no more steam.
  • Luigi: But what are you doing?
  • Richie: Escaping?
  • Luigi: From what?
  • Richie: Scrap.
  • George Carlin: Luigi shivered. Then, he remembered Kevin's story about saving Turbo.
  • Luigi: I'll be glad to help ya. It lacked look those who were ready to scrap but I'm taking you away.
  • George Carlin: Their drivers and firemen agreed to help too. Everyone worked fast.
  • Luigi: No time to turn round. I'll run tender first. Come on.
  • (Dog barking)
  • George Carlin: But before they could clear the station they were stopped.
  • Foreman: Aha!
  • George Carlin: Called the foreman.
  • Foreman: A teenager and a kid too. You can't take these.
  • Driver: Aye, but there all for us.
  • George Carlin: Said Luigi's driver.
  • Driver: See for yourself.
  • George Carlin: The foreman looked all over Richie.
  • Foreman: Seems in order. Right away, guard.
  • (Luigi and Richie make an escape)
  • Luigi: That was a near thing.
  • Richie: We have worse.
  • George Carlin: Replied Richie and they forced ahead. It was daylight when their journey ended.
  • Luigi: We're home!
  • George Carlin: Cried Luigi.
  • Driver: Shh!
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: There the works. We'll find a place for Richie.
  • George Carlin: Richie said goodbye and thank you, and Luigi puffed away. The next day, Luigi told the other characters all about Richie.
  • Raimundo: Steven would have to know.
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo.
  • Terry: Luigi should tell him at once.
  • George Carlin: Added Terry.
  • Steven: Well, here he is.
  • George Carlin: Said a voice.
  • Steven: Now what's this all about?
  • Virgil: Beg pardon, sir, but we do need another character.
  • Terry: Yes sir.
  • George Carlin: Ventured Terry.
  • Terry: A steam character, sir.
  • Steven: Well, unless one saved from scrap, there's little hope.
  • Luigi: But sir, one has...
  • Steven: Yes indeed. And thanks to you, Luigi, he is now at our works. Richie is just what we need for Virgil's branch line.
  • George Carlin: Everyone cheered. Now Richie and Peter are mended and painted in full great western colors. Virgil and Richie are happy on their branch line. The others laughed at first and called it "The Little Western". Virgil and Richie were delighted and so the little western, it will always be.

Richie Owns Up

  • George Carlin: On a clear day when the sky is blue and there is just enough breeze to blow the clouds away, you can stand on a big hill above the valley and watch Virgil and Richie far below, busily at work on Virgil's branch line near the sea. The two characters are very proud of their matching coats of gleaming color. Richie often talks about the time that Luigi saved him from scrap.
  • Richie: If it wasn't for his help...
  • George Carlin: Richie would say.
  • Richie: I might have caught when I ran away from the scrapyard, and I would never come to live here on Steven's railway.
  • George Carlin: The other characters all wanted to know about Richie's adventures.
  • Shaggy: Amazing!
  • George Carlin: Remarked Shaggy.
  • Raimundo: Richie...
  • George Carlin: Said Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: ...has resource.
  • Terry: And sagacity.
  • George Carlin: Put in Terry.
  • Alex: What does that mean?
  • George Carlin: Whispered Alex.
  • Ash: I think...
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash.
  • Ash: ...it's about being clever and wise.
  • Terry: He is...
  • George Carlin: Finished Terry.
  • Terry: ...an example to us all.
  • George Carlin: I'm sorry to say that Richie became very puffed up in the smokebox.
  • Richie: Shaggy says I'm amazing. He's right.
  • George Carlin: He whistled as he swooshed along the line. One morning, Steven came to see him.
  • Steven: You are doing well. Now you must learn how to look after Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Every wise character knows that you cannot trust Beedrill. The other charactesr warned Richie but he took no notice.
  • Richie: You think I can manage.
  • George Carlin: He said huffly.
  • Richie: Terry knows better. He's says I'm sagacious.
  • Virgil: You may be good gracious or whatever you called it, but Beedrill can be troublesome and...
  • Mario: Say no more, Virgil.
  • George Carlin: Interested Mario.
  • Mario: It's a pity, but the wee character just learned for itself.
  • George Carlin: Richie pulled some loaded Beedrill into a siding and pushed the empties into the chute. Then he came back to take the loaded Beedrill away. But they were comfortable and didn't want to move.
  • Beedrill: What right is he to poke his head in here? We want Virgil or Mario! Or Luigi!
  • Richie: Look sharp.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Richie.
  • Beedrill: That's not the way to speak.
  • George Carlin: Hissed the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: We'll get even.
  • George Carlin: Richie heard nothing. The Beedrill move smoothly at first, then suddenly, Richie found them forced forward. His driver applied the brakes, but they were useless against the surging Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled the Beedrill. Richie formed hard, but still they forced them on and on. At last, the Beedrill grew tired.
  • Richie: I'm winning.
  • George Carlin: Gasped Richie. But it was too late. Richie layed bruised and benuised, bunkered down in the turntable well. Virgil survaved the damaged.
  • Virgil: Hello, Richie. Are you being a good gracious character? Beg pardon, we really don't like this sort of surprise. Mario and Luigi will miss their turntable until it was mended.
  • George Carlin: That night, Richie was hold gently to safety.
  • Richie: I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: He said to Steven.
  • Richie: I shouldn't listen to Virgil's advice. I don't feel good gracious or whatever it is. I just feel silly.
  • Steven: Well, Richie.
  • George Carlin: Replied Steven.
  • Steven: Now you know the damage Beedrill can do.
  • Richie: Yes I do, sir. I look like a load of scrap iron.
  • Steven: Oh, I don't think so.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Steven.
  • Steven: But you do need to go to the works to be mended.
  • George Carlin: The other characters now felt sorry for Richie.
  • Virgil: The branch line would be a same without you.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Virgil.
  • Virgil: Come back soon.
  • George Carlin: A few days later, Richie did come back. His coat paint glistended in the sun. He's a wiser character too and never made the same about Beedrill again.

Hotstreak

  • George Carlin: It was a special holiday on the land of Cartoons. Hunter the Road Rover was working harder than ever before. All the characters were busy too. Virgil was waiting for his next journey. Near him stood a bad guy. But he didn't look friendly like Hunter. The bad guy growled as he gazed at the happy passengers.
  • Hotstreak: Stupid nonsense.
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Hotstreak: I wouldn't have brought them if I've known. I did have a breakdown or something.
  • Virgil: I'm glad you didn't.
  • George Carlin: Smiled Virgil.
  • Virgil: You had spoiled their fun.
  • Hotstreak: Bah! Enjoyment is all you characters lived for. One day railways will be ripped up.
  • George Carlin: Virgil felt shocked at such an idea.
  • Virgil: We have a friend called Hunter and he's a road rover. But he likes the railway. Sometimes he teases us about it, but he'd never want to see it ripped up.
  • Hotstreak: Heh!
  • George Carlin: Growled the bad guy.
  • Hotstreak: I know Hunter. He's too small in size to be in any use.
  • George Carlin: Virgil took no notice.
  • Virgil: That bus is silly.
  • George Carlin: He thought as he steamed away. At the junction, Virgil told Richie all about him.
  • Richie: I call him Hotstreak.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Richie and then he puffed happily away. But that afternoon when the two characters met again, Richie was no longer laughing.
  • Richie: Hotstreak's friend had come.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Richie: He's rude too. He's taking Hotstreak's passengers home and leaving Hotstreak free to steal ours.
  • Virgil: But he can't.
  • George Carlin: Objected Virgil.
  • Richie: Hotstreak says he can get them to the big station before us.
  • Virgil: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil.
  • Virgil: It's much farther by road.
  • Richie: Yeah.
  • George Carlin: Continued Richie.
  • Richie: But Hotstreak says he knows a shortcut.
  • George Carlin: That evening, the characters were preparing for the homeward rush.
  • Virgil: Where are the passengers?
  • George Carlin: They wondered.
  • Richie: Look!
  • George Carlin: Shrilled Richie.
  • Richie: Look at Hotstreak. He's a mean scarlet deciever.
  • George Carlin: Hotstreak was wearing a large sign saying: Railway Bus.
  • Hotstreak: Yaa boo snubs.
  • George Carlin: He jeered as he roared away.
  • Virgil: Come on.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Virgil to his coaches.
  • Virgil: Let's see what he's up to.
  • George Carlin: Virgil wanted to get back at Hotstreak, but he wasn't sure how. Then in the distance, Virgil saw a man waving a red flag. That meant danger. The line here crosses a narrow road and there was Hotstreak wedged firmly under the bridge.
  • Virgil: So this was his shortcut.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled Virgil.
  • Passengers: He tricked us.
  • George Carlin: Shouted Hotstreak's passengers.
  • Passengers: He said he was a railway bus, but he wouldn't accept our return tickets. He wanted us to think railways are no good.
  • George Carlin: Virgil's crew examined the bridge.
  • Virgil's Crew: It's risky, but we must help the passengers.
  • Virgil: Passengers are urgent.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Virgil. Virgil slowly and carefully set off across the bridge. Hotstreak wailed as he felt the bridge quiver.
  • Hotstreak: (groaning) Stop!
  • George Carlin: He shouted.
  • Hotstreak: It might fall on me.
  • Virgil: That would serve you right for telling lies.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil. But the bridge didn't collapse. Virgil made good time and all the passengers caught their trains. The bridge is now mended, but not unfortunately Hotstreak and his ways. He never learned sense. He's a henhouse and his lies can do no harm. The hens never listened to him anyway.

Heroes

  • George Carlin: One morning, Bumpty and Raphael were busy at the quarry, pushing and pulling Beedrill into their proper places. The twins are cheeky and love playing tricks. But they we're growing restless.
  • Raphael: Listen, Bumpty.
  • George Carlin: Said Raphael.
  • Raphael: Can you hear something?
  • Bumpty: What sort of something?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bumpty.
  • Raphael: Something different.
  • George Carlin: Replied Raphael.
  • Bumpty: I can't hear anything different.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty.
  • Raphael: Exactly.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Raphael.
  • Raphael: Everything is the same. Sounds the same, looks the same. What we need is a surprise.
  • Bumpty: Surprise what?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bumpty. Before Raphael could answer, the quarry master arrived.
  • Quarry Master: I have just received a message from Steven. He wants you to go to the station at the harbour.
  • Bumpty: I wonder what we've done this time.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty anxiously.
  • Raphael: It must be you.
  • George Carlin: Replied Raphael.
  • Bumpty: Why me?
  • George Carlin: Exclaimed Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: I've not done anything.
  • Steven: Kevin is taking the children on a special trip today. I want you to go to the station and look after Beedrill there.
  • Bumpty and Raphael: We'll do our best, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said the twins. Terry spoke severly to them.
  • Terry: You must behave here. You're on the main line now.
  • Raphael: Actually, Terry.
  • George Carlin: Giggled Raphael.
  • Raphael: When we saw you, we thought this was the scrapyard.
  • George Carlin: Terry was cross.
  • Terry: Just make sure that my coaches are ready for my evening train.
  • George Carlin: And he fumed away. The twins laughed and set to work.
  • Bumpty and Raphael: This was easy.
  • George Carlin: They said to each other.
  • Bumpty and Raphael: We know all about Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: But I'm afraid they didn't.
  • Beedrill: No need for that.
  • George Carlin: Shouted the Beedrill as the twins pushed them into place.
  • Beedrill: We'll show you around, we want to help.
  • Bumpty and Raphael: Thank you very much.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty and Raphael. The Beedrill giggled and began their tricks. Evening came. The yard was in a dreadful muddle. The twins had left the Beedrill tell them where to put things. Terry and the passengers waited impatiently outside the station while Bumpty and Raphael tried to sort things out. But by the time Terry was able to leave, it was very late indeed. Next day the twins were working at the quarry again.
  • Bumpty: That's a strange noise.
  • George Carlin: Gasped Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: I never heard a noise like that before.
  • Bumpty's Driver: I have.
  • George Carlin: Whispered his driver nervously.
  • Bumpty's Driver: It sounds like a rockslide to me.
  • (We hear a loud siren)
  • George Carlin: Then came the alarm.
  • Quarry Master: Danger! Clear the quarry!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the quarry master. Workmen scrambled into the Beedrill.
  • Bumpty and Raphael: Thank goodness we're here.
  • George Carlin: Said the twins. They were just puffing out of the quarry when...
  • Quarry Master: Help! Wait for me!
  • George Carlin: A workman had been left behind. Raphael waited as the man climbed quickly aboard. The twins left the quarry just in time.
  • (The avalanche buries the entire quarry completely)
  • George Carlin: Everyone was safe, but rubble lay all around.
  • Bumpty: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: This wasn't our fault. I hope Steven will understand.
  • George Carlin: And indeed, he did. Next day, he arrived with Kevin.
  • Steven: Bumpty and Raphael, you still had a lot to learn about Beedrill, don't you? But you acted quickly and bravely an emergency. So three cheers for Bumpty and Raphael our heroes. Hip hip, hooray, hooray, hooray!
  • Bumpty: Oh, thank you, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: Being called heroes, well, it's, it's...
  • Raphael: It's a really nice surprise.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Raphael.

Alex, Raimundo and The Fruitful Day

  • George Carlin: It was a splendid morning on the land of Cartoons. Raimundo was feeling very pleased with himself. His red paint gleamed in the sunshine as he sped along the line. He reached the junction just as Alex puffed in with some Beedrill. Raimundo was surprised to see him.
  • Raimundo: What are you doing here, Alex? You should be at the station by now.
  • Alex: I know.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Alex.
  • Alex: These Beedrill had been troublesome all morning.
  • Raimundo: That's no excuse, Alex. Nothing should stop us. Steven relies on us to be on time. Now if you excuse me, I'll be on my way.
  • George Carlin: And Raimundo puffed importantly away.
  • Alex: Bossy buffers.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Alex. Raimundo arrived at the harbour. It was market day. The harbour yard was filled with the sweet smell of fruits from far away lands. The fruit was delivered in big ships. Raimundo watched as strawberries, oranges, melons and bananas were carefully loaded onto his Beedrill. Then, he set off for the station on the main line. On the way, he met Ash.
  • Raimundo: Really reliable, that's me!
  • George Carlin: Panted Raimundo.
  • Raimundo: Pity the same can't be sent for Alex. Goodbye!
  • Lorelei and Jordan: What was all that about?
  • George Carlin: Gasped Lorelei and Jordan.
  • Ash: That was trouble. Trouble for Raimundo, just wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Alex was back in the yard and busy shunting. He had the Beedrill in good order and was making up for lost time. But the stationmaster had bad news.
  • Driver: What's happened?
  • George Carlin: Asked Alex's Driver.
  • Stationmaster: Raimundo's brakes have jammed we need Alex's help right away.
  • George Carlin: Alex quickly set off to the rescue. Raimundo was stuck on the line and looking glum. Alex couldn't help laughing.
  • Alex: Got yourself in a bit of a jam eh, Raimundo, a sticky situation?
  • Raimundo: Be quiet! It's not funny having jammed brakes.
  • Alex: And not very reliable either. I'm surprised you let it happen, Raimundo. Nothing should stop us characters.
  • Driver: That's enough, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Driver: Can you push these Beedrill?
  • Alex: Of course I can. There's no time to lose. Raimundo has done too much of that already.
  • George Carlin: Raimundo angrily hissed steam as Alex was coupled to the Beedrill.
  • Alex: Off we go!
  • George Carlin: Said Alex.
  • Alex: I'll have to go fast to get there in time. Those big characters are so unreliable.
  • Driver: Be careful, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Called his driver. But Alex was in a hurry. He didn't see that the switch had failed and that he had been diverted into a siding.
  • Driver: Look out, Alex!
  • George Carlin: Shouted his driver and applied the brakes, but it was too late.
  • (Alex crashes into the van)
  • George Carlin: The driver and fireman had jumped clear but squash fruit squirted all over Alex.
  • (The squash fruit covers Alex completely)
  • George Carlin: Steven arrived.
  • Steven: Alex, you were not to blame for the switch failure. But I do not run a jam factory.
  • Alex: Yes sir, uh, no sir.
  • George Carlin: And Alex squelched sadly away. That night, the shed was silent. Raimundo and Alex felt very sorry for themselves. At last, Ash spoke.
  • Ash: You know...
  • George Carlin: He said to no character in particular.
  • Ash: There's more than one way to get jammed. We all learned that today.
  • George Carlin: Still there were silence.
  • Ash: What's more, we also learned that sometimes when characters helped each other out of a jam, things can still go wrong.
  • Voice: So.
  • George Carlin: Said a voice.
  • Ash: So, that means learned a lot today. And there for...
  • George Carlin: Then came a chorus.
  • Characters: We're really useful characters after all!

Ash and Alex's Mountain Adventure

  • George Carlin: If someday you should see Ash Ketchum puffing happily along the route, he may be on his way to a village nestled deep in the heart of the land of Cartoons. One November morning, Ash whistled to all his friends.
  • Ash: It's nearly Thanksgiving and I'll bring you lots of letters and parcels.
  • George Carlin: But then, an early snowstorm came. The land was covered with thick snow. The characters found work difficult. Some had to help clear snow from the track and workmen hacked away at the frozen banks of ice. Ash and Alex were collecting important mail for Thanksgiving.
  • Ash: Driver says there's of mail for the village.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I'll need an extra car for it all.
  • George Carlin: Alex was feeling left out.
  • Alex: It's not fair, you're not leaving any mail for me.
  • George Carlin: But Alex's chance had come.
  • Ash's Driver: There's been a change of plan.
  • George Carlin: Said Ash's driver.
  • Ash's Driver: Steven needs us at the big station. Alex, you are to take Ash's train to the village.
  • George Carlin: Alex was delighted, but Ash was sad.
  • Ash: I won't be able to say happy Thanksgiving to all my friends.
  • Alex: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Said Alex kindly.
  • Alex: I'll do it for you.
  • Ash: It's not the same.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Ash. Alex was making good time on his way to the village when suddenly...
  • Alex's Driver: What's that?
  • George Carlin: Called his driver. There ahead was a fogman by the line. He was holding a red light.
  • Fogman: The village is cut off by the snow.
  • George Carlin: He shouted.
  • Fogman: We need snowploughs, workmen and a Violet Gym Leader. Leave your Beedrull on the sidings and go back quickly.
  • George Carlin: Alex was soon steaming to Falkner's airfield.
  • Alex: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Alex.
  • Alex: Wake up, lazy-wings, the mountain villagers need your help. They're stranded.
  • Falkner: With so.
  • George Carlin: Replied Falkner.
  • Falkner: I like an emergency to keep me warm.
  • George Carlin: And he flew away.
  • Alex: Now.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Alex.
  • Alex: What's next?
  • George Carlin: Suddenly, there was Ash with Freakazoid and the works train.
  • Ash: Come on, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Ash.
  • Ash: Follow me.
  • George Carlin: The two characters battled their way through the snow. At last, they reached the village. Superman was already there busily dropping food for Thanksgiving dinner to the people below. Freakazoid quickly got to work.
  • Freakazoid: Lovely stuff.
  • George Carlin: He said as he pushed the snow aside.
  • Villagers: Well done, Alex. Well done, Ash.
  • George Carlin: Cheered the villagers.
  • Ash: Alex, I just remembered. Your mail train is still back at the siding isn't it?
  • George Carlin: Alex hurried back to fetch it. Just then, Puss arrived with Clover.
  • Puss: We've brought lots of hot drinks and food for the villagers.
  • George Carlin: He whistled. That night all the characters had gone back to the sheds, except Puss. The villagers had made a plan to thank the characters. They loaded paint pots and parcels into Clover and then they set off through the moonlit countryside. All the characters were fast asleep in the sheds as Puss ran slently into the yard. He had no idea what the villagers were going to do, but he knew it was going to be a big surprise. When the characters woke the next morning they could not belive their eyes. The sheds had been repainted and decorated. The characters whistled in delight and everyone agreed that it was a really happy Thanksgiving.

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