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Edward Helps Out is a Thomas US VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released on VHS in September 1998 and July 2002, and then on DVD in February 2006, 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 from Best of Thomas
  3. Hooray For Thomas! Read-Along from Best of James
  4. Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame from Percy's Chocolate Crunch

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: September 15, 1998 and July 23, 2002 (VHS) and February 7, 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 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' Sodor Stories" 1998 VHS and the "Edward Helps Out" 1998 VHS.
  • This is the twenty-third volume of the collection and it goes before Cranky Bugs & Other Thomas Stories.
  • These are the following nine episodes from the first two seasons that haven't been seen in Shining Time Station's second and third seasons.
  • In every nameplate sequence 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

  • 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.

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 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

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)

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 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 (2002 and 2006)

  • 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)

Running Time

  • 45 Minutes

Description

1998 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2002 VHS version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

2006 DVD version

  • PEEP! PEEP!

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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