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Determination is a COZI Jr. airing of Thomas & Friends.

Summary

  • Thomas and Percy have a clean competition with Gordon, Emily and James / Edward manages to win the race against Spencer.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Spencer
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

Songs

  1. Determination
  2. Engine Roll Call

Learning Segments

  1. Thomas and Percy Play Hide and Seek
  2. Truck Trouble

Trivia

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.

Script

  • (We open this broadcast with a CGI Thomas passing over a bridge)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Friends: Making Tracks To Great Destinations.
  • (We then find a book with Thomas in it. It opens and reads itself)
  • Rev W. Awdry: Dear Christopher. Here is your friend Thomas the Tank Engine. He wanted to come out of the station yard and see the world. These stories tell you how he did it. I hope you will like them because you helped me to make them. Your loving daddy.
  • (The series then starts with the Season 8-10 intro. After that, the Island of Sodor opening sequence starts)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor is surronded by beautiful blue sea. It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches. There are rivers, streams, and lots of trees where the birds sing. There are windmills and a coal mine, and docks are visitors to the island arrived. The island also has lots and lots of railway lines. Who's that puffing down the track?
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: Hello, Thomas!
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • (An engine puffing by sequence then happens and we start today's episode)
  • Michael Brandon: Today on the Island of Sodor, we find out what happens when Edward raced across the island. But first, everyone wants to win the prize for the smartest engine.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Spic and Span)
  • Michael Brandon: It was a busy time on the Island of Sodor. The Railway Inspector was coming. The signals were checked. Platforms were scrubbed. Everyone wanted the railway to look its best. At last, the big day was here.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The Railway Inspector arrives today.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt said.
  • Percy: What's a Railway In-spectacles?
  • Michael Brandon: Percy asked.
  • Gordon: Railway Inspector!
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon huffed.
  • Thomas: He comes to look at the railway every year.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: He checks that everything is spic and span.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And this year, he is to give a special prize to the best engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: So I want you all to look your best.
  • Thomas: A special prize.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Percy: I wonder if we could win?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Percy.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon snorted.
  • Gordon: He's bound to give it to an express engine.
  • Emily: Or one with big wheels.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Emily.
  • James: I think he'll give it to a red engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James proudly.
  • Thomas: Don't listen to them.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: A really useful engine can look as grand as any engine.
  • Michael Brandon: That afternoon, Thomas and Percy arrived at the quarry. But as the stone was loaded onto the trucks, a big cloud of stone dust whooshed down and landed right on top of Thomas!
  • Thomas: Yuck!
  • Michael Brandon: Coughed Thomas.
  • Percy: Now you'll never win first prize!
  • Michael Brandon: Percy moaned.
  • Thomas: Don't worry, Percy!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas puffed.
  • Thomas: All I need is a good washdown.
  • Michael Brandon: So Thomas raced off. But when he arrived at the washdown, Emily was already there, covered in soapsuds.
  • Thomas: I need to get clean for the inspection.
  • Emily: There's no need for you to get clean.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Emily.
  • Emily: I'm going to be the grandest engine there.
  • Thomas: I'll still win first prize.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas huffed. And he steamed off to help Percy. Thomas and Percy puffed across the countryside. But when Thomas and Percy arrived at Brendham Docks, they saw Sir Topham Hatt. He was with the Railway Inspector.
  • Thomas: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: The Railway Inspector! But I'm still dirty!
  • Michael Brandon: So Thomas raced back to the washdown. When Thomas got to the washdown, James was already there.
  • James: I'm going to be the shiniest at the inspection!
  • Michael Brandon: James sniffed.
  • James: There's no point in you even being there.
  • Michael Brandon: This made Thomas cross. He wanted to win first prize more than ever, but James' red coat did look very shiny.
  • Thomas: I hope my blue coat can look as shiny as James'.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas puffed to himself. And he steamed back to the docks. Percy and Thomas shunted the quarry freight cars into place. When they had finished, Percy was dirty and Thomas was dirtier than ever. So they raced to the washdown as fast as they could. This time, Gordon was there.
  • Gordon: All done.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon puffed proudly. Thomas thought Gordon looked splendid. Then James and Emily pulled into the station. They looked splendid, too. Emily's wheels looked shinier than ever and James' red paint sparkled in the sun. Now Thomas was worried.
  • Thomas: There's no point in going to the inspection.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas puffed sadly.
  • Percy: Of course we can win!
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Percy.
  • Percy: We just need a good clean.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy and Thomas were covered in soapsuds. They were scoured and scrubbed, and brushed and buffed. Percy loved being washed, but now Thomas was sad. He thought he would never look as grand as the other engines. James, Emily and Gordon were waiting for the Railway Inspector.
  • Gordon: The sunlight here makes my dome sparkle.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon puffed proudly.
  • James: It makes my red paint look shinier than ever.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James.
  • Emily: And my wheels glimmer.
  • Michael Brandon: Emily added. The engines tried to find the sunniest spot in the coal yard. So James backed up. Suddenly, he bumped into the freight car. The freight cars rolled into a lever, then there was a whooshing sound.
  • James: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: James puffed. Coal poured out everywhere! It poured onto the tracks, and all over Gordon, James and Emily. They weren't gleaming and shiny anymore. Sir Topham Hatt and the Railway Inspector arrived.
  • The Railway Inspector: These engines are filthy!
  • Michael Brandon: The Railway Inspector said crossly.
  • The Railway Inspector: I've never seen so much coal dust.
  • Michael Brandon: Just then, Gordon blew to clean his funnel; coal dust shot into the air. It covered Sir Topham Hatt and the Railway Inspector.
  • Gordon: Sorry. (coughs)
  • Michael Brandon: Coughed Gordon. At last, Thomas and Percy arrived. When the Railway Inspector saw Thomas and Percy, he was delighted.
  • The Railway Inspector: You two are just what engines should look like!
  • Michael Brandon: He said. Thomas and Percy won first prize. The Railway Inspector gave them each a special rosette. Thomas and Percy beamed with pride.
  • Thomas: I'm glad you made me come to the inspection.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Percy: It's just like you said.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Percy.
  • Percy: A really useful engine can look as grand as any engine!
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin a learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Percy are playing hide and seek. Percy is hiding from Thomas. Percy blows his whistle to help Thomas find him.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: When Thomas is close, Percy's whistle sounds very loud. When Thomas is far away, Percy's whistle sounds very quiet. Where should Thomas look first? At Knapford Station? Thomas listens to Percy's whistle.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It sounds very quiet. Percy isn't hiding here. Where should Thomas look next? In Henry's tunnel. Thomas listens to Percy's whistle.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's louder, but it's still not very loud. Percy isn't there, but Thomas is getting closer. Where else can Thomas look? Tidmouth Sheds.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: Now Percy's whistle sounds very loud. Percy must be hiding in there. We found you, Percy! Well done, Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Determination)
  • Children: (singing) Don't give up, show determination. Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation. Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard. Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard. Right on time, you'll reach your destination. Now's the time to show determination. Hard work gets it done Then there's time to have some fun. Teamwork - work you share. That's the way to get you there. When you have the will, You can climb the highest hill. Hard work - that's the way. Here's the words you have to say... Don't give up, show determination. Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation. Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard. Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard. Right on time, you'll reach your destination. Now's the time to show determination.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin another learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Percy have to move some troublesome trucks. Thomas is pushing. And Percy is pushing too. But the troublesome trucks are going nowhere. Can you see why? That's right. Thomas and Percy are pushing against each other. No wonder it's so difficult. Let's try this again. This time, Thomas is pulling instead of pushing. And so is Percy. But the troublesome trucks are still not moving. Do you know why? Thomas and Percy are now pulling against each other. What should they do? Exactly. One should push and the other should pull. And between them, Thomas and Percy will move those troublesome trucks in no time. Working together makes a job easier.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Edward The Great)
  • Michael Brandon: Edward has the same color as Thomas and the same size as James. He can pull coaches and push freight cars. And he often works as a back engine. But Edward is old, and not as strong as the other engines. So sometimes, Edward feels left out. The Duke and Duchess of Boxford came to visit their new summer house. They came on their own private engine called Spencer. Spencer is big and silver and very fast. When Spencer pulled into Knapford, his driver had exciting news for him.
  • Spencer's Driver: You have beaten Gordon's record!
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Spencer: Of course.
  • Michael Brandon: Boasted Spencer.
  • Spencer: I'm faster and fun than all the engines on Sodor put together.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt's engines were very cross.
  • Gordon: Spencer is just a big silver show off.
  • Michael Brandon: Sniffed Gordon. And everyone agreed. Sir Topham Hatt spoke to the engines.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Spencer will take the Duke and Duchess to their summerhouse. Another engine will take the furniture.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt's engines saw the chance for a race.
  • Thomas, Percy, Gordon and James: Please, sir?
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas, Percy, Gordon and James all together.
  • Thomas, Percy, Gordon and James: May I go?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You all have other work to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Edward will take the furniture.
  • Michael Brandon: James and Gordon groaned.
  • Gordon: Fancy sending a back engine to do an express engines' job.
  • Michael Brandon: Sniffed Gordon.
  • James: He'll lose the race and let the whole railway down.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James. Thomas and Percy were cross. Edward was their friend.
  • Thomas: Spencer has a bigger boiler.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: But that just means more hot air.
  • Percy: And on the steam can be a pouty puffer any day.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Percy. Edward set off slow and steady.
  • Edward: Will do my best, will do my best.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed. Spencer set off and quickly passed Edward.
  • Spencer: I won already!
  • Michael Brandon: He boasted. With a whoosh, he was gone. Edward came to the bottom of a steep hill. The freight was heavy and he felt very tired. He huffed and he puffed and was soon at the top. He can see Spencer in the distance and chased him at once. Edward race down the hill. Spencer stopped at Wellsworth Station. The Duke and Duchess wanted to buy some tea and cakes from the refreshment lady. Edward teetered interview.
  • Spencer: Hurry, old boy!
  • Michael Brandon: Passed Spencer.
  • Spencer: Have you finishing too far behind me?
  • Michael Brandon: Edward wished he could have rest too. But the stationmaster and the porters had heard about the race.
  • Men: Hooray for Edward!
  • Michael Brandon: They cheered. Edward picked up steam and proudly puffed pass Spencer. But then, the Duke and Duchess finished their tea. And Spencer was off in a flash. He roared passed Edward.
  • Spencer: Fastest and best, fastest and best!
  • Michael Brandon: He boasted. Edward was nearly out of puff. The furniture felt heavier than ever. Up ahead, Spencer had to stop. The Duke wanted to take some photographs of the countryside. The Duke set up his camera. Spencer closed his eyes.
  • Spencer: Nothing to worry about it.
  • Michael Brandon: He said lazily. Gordon was returning to Brendam Docks. He passed Spencer a knew Edward must be losing the race.
  • Gordon: Edward is a waste of steam.
  • Michael Brandon: He sniffed. But when Gordon passed Edward and saw how hard he was trying, he felt bad about what he had said.
  • Gordon: Well done, Edward!
  • Michael Brandon: He called.
  • Gordon: You are credit to the railway!
  • Michael Brandon: Edward was so happy his boiler tingled. He found puffing never knew he had. The Duke and Duchess had finished taking photographs and were back on board.
  • Spencer's Driver: Time to go!
  • Michael Brandon: Said Spencer's driver and rang the bell. But nothing happened. Spencer was dreaming of victory. He didn't hear the bell. And he didn't hear Edward passed him. Spencer's driver rang the bell again. When Spencer finally opened his eyes, he could see Edward heading towards the summerhouse.
  • Edward: Nearly there, nearly there.
  • Michael Brandon: He gasped. Spencer took off as fast as he could. But as he reached the siding, his driver ordered him to slow down.
  • Spencer's Driver: These were old tracks and you are a heavy engine!
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Spencer's Driver: You must go slowly!
  • Michael Brandon: Spencer had no choice he had to slow down. And he trundled slowly down the siding. With every click and every clack, he knew he had lost the race. Edward puffed towards the summerhouse.
  • Edward: I've won!
  • Michael Brandon: He gasped.
  • Edward: I did it!
  • Michael Brandon: Edward felt like a really useful engine.
  • Edward: Hooray! I won!
  • Michael Brandon: He cheered loudly. Edward felt like a pride of the Sodor railway, and he was right.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and Engine Roll Call starts)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas - he's the cheeky one, James - is vain but lots of fun, Percy - pulls the mail on time, Gordon - thunders down the line, Emily - really knows her stuff, Henry - toots and huffs and puffs, Edward - wants to help and share, Toby - well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.
  • (Following the last song, we find the Season 8-10 end credits with Thomas looking at the credits)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas Season 8-10 end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2004 HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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