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Edward Helps Out is a Thomas release idea made on VHS in September 1998 and July 2002 and later on DVD in September 2006. It contains 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 DVD 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: September 15, 1998 and July 23, 2002 (VHS) and September 12, 2006 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro, nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Thomas Breaks The Rules & Other Stories outro (1993 version) are used.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS and the "Edward Helps Out" 1998 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas and His Friends Get Along" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" 1998 VHS, the "A Big Day For Thomas" 1998 VHS, the "Thomas and His Friends' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS and the Edward Helps Out" 1998 VHS.
  • These are the following nine episodes from the first two seasons that haven't been seen on Shining Time Station's Second and Third Seasons.
  • In the DVD version, Night Train is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • In each of the nameplate sequences after every episode, Gordon, Henry, Edward and Toby switch places.
  • The cover artwork for the 1998 version is based on Volumes 2 and 10 of the Japanese Thomas videos.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Goofs

  • The back cover to the 1998 version shows a picture from Tenders and Turntables, but that episode is not on this release.
  • The back cover to the 2002 and 2006 versions show a picture from A New Friend For Thomas, but that episode is not 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 (2003-2007)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends DVD Collection (2004-2006)
  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

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. Night Train music video
  3. Thomas Breaks The Rules & Other Stories outro (1993 version)
  4. A Britt Allcroft Presents logo (with the Entertainment To Grow Up With text)
  5. HiT Entertainment logo (2004)
  6. 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

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 at Eslbridge from "Tenders and Turntables"

Front Cover (2002 and 2006)

  • Top: Edward
  • Bottom: Harold (happy) and Thomas (tired) at Suddery 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 (2001 and 2006)

Running Times

  • 45 Minutes (VHS version)
  • 50 Minutes (DVD version)

Description

1998 VHS version

2002 VHS version

2006 DVD version

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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