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Edward Helps Out is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made up by Pikachufreak himself. Distributed in June 1998, it has four Season 1 episodes and five Season 2 episodes.

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

Bonus Features

  1. Night Train Sing-Along
  2. Find My Number game (taken from Best of Thomas)
  3. Hooray For Thomas! Read-Along (taken from Best of James)
  4. Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame (taken from Percy's Chocolate Crunch & Other Thomas Adventures)

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: June 16, 1998 and July 23, 2002 (VHS) and August 15, 2006 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Thomas Breaks The Rules & Other Stories outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from "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.
  • These are the following nine stories from the first two seasons that weren't on the second and third seasons of Shining Time Station.
  • The end credits from the 1993 version of Thomas Breaks The Rules & Other Stories are used.
  • In the DVD version, Night Train is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In every nameplate sequence after each episode, Gordon, Henry, Edward and Toby switch places.
  • The cover for the 1998 version is based on Volumes 2 and 10 of the Japanese Thomas videos.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Trivia

  • In the 1998 version, the back cover shows a picture from "Tenders and Turntables", but that episode doesn't appear on the video.
  • In the 2002 and 2006 versions, the back cover shows a picture from "A New Friend For Thomas", but that episode doesn't appear on the video.
  • The end credits to all versions use a still picture from "Percy Proves A Point", which doesn't appear on this release.

Opening Previews

1998 VHS version[edit]

  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[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD Collection Trailer (2006)
  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[edit]

1998 VHS version[edit]

  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[edit]

  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[edit]

  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)

Opening Credits[edit]

  • 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 Art

Front Cover (1998)

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

Back Cover (1998)

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

Front Cover (2002 and 2006)

  • Top: Edward
  • Bottom: Harold and Thomas from "The Runaway"

Back Cover

  • Top Left: Terence rescuing Thomas from "Terence The Tractor"
  • Top Right: Edward and Trevor at the orchard from "A New Friend For Thomas"

Cover Colors

  • Light Blue (1998)
  • Yellow (2002 and 2006)

Descriptions

1998 version

2002 version

2006 DVD version

Nameplates

After Edward Helps Out

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

After A Proud Day For James[edit]

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

After The Runaway[edit]

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

After Saved From Scrap[edit]

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

After Daisy[edit]

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

After Percy's Predicament[edit]

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

After Terence The Tractor[edit]

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

After Thomas' Christmas Party[edit]

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

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