Best of Ash is an Ash and Friends spoof to the September 2001 Thomas video entitled: Best of Thomas. It has eight episodes from the first four seasons narrated by George Carlin, plus one song.


  1. Ash Ketchum as Thomas (Veronica Taylor)
  2. Kevin Keene as Edward (Matt Hill)
  3. 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. Jackie Chan as Toby (James Sie)
  8. Drix Koldriliff as Douglas (Jeff Bennett)
  9. Yoshi as Stepney (Andrew Sabiston)
  10. Casey Anderson as Rusty (Andrew Decker)
  11. Suzy as Annie (Megan Hollingshead)
  12. Pietra as Clarabel (Carol Jacobanis)
  13. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  14. Arcanine as The Coaches
  15. Gyarados as The Chinese Dragon
  16. Sonic The Hedgehog as Bertie (Jason Griffith)
  17. Heathcliff as Trevor (Mel Blanc)
  18. Steven Ketchum as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  19. Virgil Hawkins as Duck (Phil LaMarr)
  20. Ozzy Jones as Donald (Phil LaMarr)
  21. Ken of the Pokemon Mystery Club as Diesel (Marc Thompson)
  22. Princess Kitana as Henrietta (Cree Summer)
  23. Nora Shepard as Mrs. Kyndley (Melanie Chartoff)


  1. Ash Gets Bumped
  2. A New Friend For Ash
  3. Ash, Alex and The Gyarados
  4. Ash Saves The Day
  5. Trouble For Ash
  6. Ash and Yoshi
  7. A Big Day For Ash
  8. Ash Meets The Queen


  1. Really Useful Trainer


Ash Gets Bumped

  • George Carlin: Every afternoon, Ash Ketchum strolls along his route with Suzy and Pietra. 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 Sonic 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. Sonic came to see him.
  • Sonic: I understand you need my help again.
  • Ash: Yes, Sonic.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ash sadly.
  • Ash: I can't run without my rails.
  • George Carlin: Sonic set off to collect Ash's passengers.
  • Passengers: Hello, Sonic.
  • George Carlin: They said.
  • Passengers: We're glad you're here.
  • George Carlin: Sonic 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 Sonic. 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 Sonic can work together more.
  • George Carlin: When Ash reached the station, there, to his relief, were all his passengers.
  • Passengers: Sonic is a good hedgehog, but we missed our train rides with you.
  • George Carlin: They said. Later, Ash spoke to Sonic.
  • Ash: Thank you for looking after my passengers.
  • Sonic: 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.

A New Friend For Ash

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

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: Cinders and Ashes!
  • 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.
  • Alex: 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.

Ash Saves The Day

Trouble For Ash

Ash and Yoshi

A Big Day For Ash

Ash Meets The Queen

Really Useful Trainer

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