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Edward Helps Out and Other Thomas Adventures is a Thomas and Friends VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in April 1998 and May 2002 on VHS and in September 2006 on DVD, it has four episodes from the first season and five from the second season. The DVD version includes a bonus song and Kids' WB episodes from the YTV Extras Menu.

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

  1. Night Train (DVD only)

Bonus Features

  1. Find My Color Game (taken from Best of Thomas)
  2. Hooray For Thomas Read-Along (taken from Best of James)
  3. YTV Extras
  4. Sodor Superstars Hall of Fame (taken from Percy's Chocolate Crunch)

YTV Extras on the DVD

  1. The Path To The Pokemon League (Pokemon)
  2. War of The Doughnuts and Show Me The Funny (Mucha Lucha)
  3. The Wolfpack's Power (Hoop-a-Joop)
  4. Surf's Up (How I Survived Middle School)
  5. She Sees Sea Monsters By The Sea Shore (What's New, Scooby-Doo?)
  6. The Wide World of Elmyra (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  7. Consequences (Static Shock)
  8. Don't Blame Bessie (I Was A Teenage It Girl)

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Dates: April 21, 1998 and May 21, 2002 (VHS) and September 12, 2006 (DVD).
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1998-1999) and the Percy Takes The Plunge and 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.
  • Night Train is taken from the "Cranky Bugs" 1999 VHS.
  • These are the following nine episodes from the first two seasons that didn't appear on Shining Time Station Seasons 2 and 3.
  • In the nameplate sequence after every episode, Gordon, Henry, Edward and Toby switch places.
  • The front and Back Covers of the 1998 version are based on volumes 2 and 10 of the Japanese version of Thomas and Friends.
  • The end credits from the 1993 version of Percy Takes The Plunge are used.
  • 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 version, the back cover shows a picture from "A New Friend For Thomas", but that episode doesn't appear on the video.

Opening Previews

1998 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 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 version

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

2002 version

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

2006 DVD version

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas and The Missing Christmas Tree
  2. Percy Takes The Plunge and Other Thomas Stories outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production 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 Art

Front Cover (1998)

  • Edward from "Edward Helps Out"

Back Cover (1998)

  • Daisy from "Percy's Predicament"
  • 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)

  • Terence pulling Thomas out of the snowdrift from "Terence The Tractor"
  • Edward and Trevor from "A New Friend For Thomas"

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