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Edward Helps Out is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made from Pikachufreak. It has four Season 1 episodes and five Season 2 episodes that aren't in the second and third seasons of Shining Time Station.

Stories

  1. Edward Helps Out
  2. A Proud Day For James
  3. The Runaway
  4. Saved From Scrap
  5. Daisy
  6. Percy's Predicament
  7. Terence The Tractor
  8. Thomas' Christmas Party
  9. Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree

Song (DVD only)

  • Night Train

Bonus Features

  • DVD Game: Find My Number (Taken from Best of Thomas)
  • Read-Along Story: Hooray for Thomas (Taken from Best of James)
  • Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame (Taken from Percy's Chocolate Crunch and Other Thomas Adventures)

Notes/Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Distributed in September 15, 1998 and July 23, 2002 (VHS) and February 7, 2006 (DVD) by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Thomas Breaks The Rules outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS, the "Daisy" 1993 VHS, the "James Goes Buzz Buzz" 1994 VHS, the "Percy's Ghostly Trick" 1994 VHS and the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS and the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS.
  • In the nameboards sequences after every even number episode, Gordon switches places with Henry and Edward switches places with Toby.
  • The cover artwork for the front cover of the 1998 release is taken from the Thomas Japanese VHS, Thomas the Tank Engine Vol.2, and the cover artwork for the back cover is taken from Thomas the Tank Engine Vol.10.
  • The end credits from the 1993 version of Thomas Breaks the Rules and Other Stories are used.

Goofs

  • The back cover of the 1998 version features a picture from Tenders and Turntables, but that episode does not appear on this release.
  • The back cover of the 2002 VHS and the DVD feature a picture from A New Friend for Thomas, but that episode does not appear on this release.
  • The end credits use a still picture from Percy Proves a Point, but that episode does not appear on this release.

Opening Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  6. First few seconds of Edward Helps Out

2002 VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  5. First few seconds of Edward Helps Out

2006 DVD version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends DVD Collection Trailer (2004-2008)
  5. Edward Helps Out DVD Menu
  6. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  7. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  8. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  9. First few seconds of Edward Helps Out

Closing Previews

1998 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree
  2. Thomas Breaks The Rules and Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-1999)

2002 VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree
  2. Thomas Breaks The Rules and Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo

2006 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree
  2. Thomas Breaks The Rules and Other Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)
  5. DVD Digital logo

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • EDWARD HELPS OUT
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Cover Artwork

1998 VHS version

Front Cover

  • Edward at the water tower from "Edward Helps Out"

Back Cover

  • Top Left: Daisy from "Percy's Predicament"
  • Top Right: Gordon and Thomas at Elsbridge from "Tenders and Turntables"

Cover Color

  • Light Blue

Description

PEEP! PEEP! Join Edward, Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt and all your Sodor friends in another collection of stories that they want to share with you.

Find out how Gordon needs kind little Edward's help when pulling a freight train. See what happens when Thomas becomes a runaway, and when Daisy, the Diesel Rail-car, first arrived on Sir Topham Hatt's Railway. All this and more await you in this collection. Get your tickets, and hop on board for trainloads of fun filled and exciting stories.

2002 VHS/2006 DVD version

Front Cover

  • Top: Edward
  • Bottom: Harold (happy) and Thomas (tired) at Suddery from "The Runaway"

Back Cover

  • Top Left: Terence pulling Thomas out of the snow drift from "Terence the Tractor"
  • Top Right: Edward and Trevor at the orchard from "A New Friend for Thomas"

Cover Color

  • Yellow

Description

PEEP! PEEP! Join Edward, Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt and all your Sodor friends in another collection of stories that they want to share with you.

Find out how Gordon needs kind little Edward's help when pulling a freight train. See what happens when Thomas becomes a runaway, and when Daisy, the Diesel Rail-car, first arrived on Sir Topham Hatt's Railway. All this and more await you in this collection. Get your tickets, and hop on board for trainloads of fun filled and exciting stories.

Nameplates

After Edward Helps Out

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Proud Day For James

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Toby
  • Percy
  • Edward
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Runaway

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Saved From Scrap

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Toby
  • Percy
  • Edward
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Daisy

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Percy's Predicament

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Toby
  • Percy
  • Edward
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Terence The Tractor

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas' Christmas Party

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Toby
  • Percy
  • Edward
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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