Best of Raimundo is an Ash & Friends spoof to the March 2002 Thomas video entitled: Best of James. It has three Season 1 episodes, one Season 2 episode, four Season 3 episodes and 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. Virgil Hawkins as Duck (Phil LaMarr)
  9. Donkey Kong as BoCo (Richard Yearwood)
  10. Suzy as Annie (Megan Hollingshead)
  11. Pietra as Clarabel (Carol Jacobanis)
  12. Various Arcanine as The Coaches
  13. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  14. Heathcliff as Trevor (Mel Blanc)
  15. Steven Ketchum as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  16. Bumpty The Penguin as Bill (Brianne Siddall)
  17. Raphael The Raven as Ben (Phil LaMarr)
  18. Princess Kitana as Henrietta (Cree Summer)
  19. Nora Shepard as Mrs. Kyndley (Melanie Chartoff)


  1. A Proud Day For Raimundo
  2. Raimundo In A Mess
  3. Old Iron
  4. No Joke For Raimundo
  5. Raimundo Learns A Lesson
  6. Alex, Raimundo and The Fruitful Day
  7. Raimundo Goes Buzz Buzz
  8. Time For Trouble


  1. Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover


A Proud Day For Raimundo

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

Raimundo In A Mess

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

Old Iron

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

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.

Raimundo Learns A Lesson

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

Alex, Raimundo and The Fruitful Day

Raimundo Goes Buzz Buzz

Time For Trouble

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

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