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Gordon Takes A Tumble/Trusty Rusty/Faulty Whistles is an episode of the YTV version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Gordon has an accident whilst taking a slow goods/Rusty warns the other narrow gauge engines about the unsafe bridge/Duncan loses his whistle while on a musical journey.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Salty
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Elizabeth
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Terence (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • Stepney (cameo)

Songs

  1. Five New Engines In The Shed
  2. Gone Fishing
  3. There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away

Notes

  • Release Date: November 15, 2003.
  • Narrated by Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Season 6 intro, and finally the start of Gordon Takes A Tumble)
  • Alec Baldwin: Sir Topham Hatt's engines are proud of how useful they are. It makes them feel important. But none of them feels more important than Gordon.
  • Gordon: Watch out!
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon wheeshed.
  • Gordon: You'll get my paint all sooty.
  • Salty: Pulling freight cars is a sooty job.
  • Alec Baldwin: Teased Salty.
  • Salty: But then you wouldn't know.
  • Gordon: Of course not.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon huffed importantly.
  • Gordon: Express engines don't pull freight cars it wouldn't be dignified.
  • Percy: Dingyfried?
  • Alec Baldwin: Puzzled Percy.
  • Percy: What's that?
  • Gordon: Dignified.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon corrected.
  • Gordon: It means...
  • Salty: It means if someone's too big for his buffers.
  • Alec Baldwin: Teased Salty.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Puffed Gordon and he puffed away. That evening, fog covered the Island of Sodor. Everything slowed down and soon the docks were packed with waiting freight cars. This caused confusion and delay. Sir Topham Hatt came to the sheds. He was in a great hurry.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Henry, Thomas and Percy.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must go to the docks inmediately.
  • Henry, Thomas and Percy: Yes sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: They whistled. Then Sir Topham Hatt turned to the big blue engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You too, Gordon.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I need an engine to take the freight cars where they won't be in a way.
  • Gordon: Freight cars!?
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed Gordon. He could not believe what he had heard. Gordon wasn't happy to be pulling freight cars. He waited impatiently while they were shunted into place.
  • Gordon: Hurry up, hurry up.
  • Alec Baldwin: Chuffed Gordon crossly.
  • Thomas: Why the rush, Gordon?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked Thomas.
  • Gordon: If I must pull freight cars then I'll show Salty how an express engine pulls freight cars.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon huffed.
  • Salty: Careful, captain.
  • Alec Baldwin: Salty tooted.
  • Salty: You don't wanna get too big for your buffers.
  • Alec Baldwin: But Gordon ignored Salty. The next morning, Gordon raced along with his heavy load.
  • Gordon: Now this is how you pull freight cars.
  • Alec Baldwin: He puffed. The signalman had accidentally left the points switched to the branch line. Gordon rattled through the junction.
  • Gordon: That's strange, I'm on the branch line.
  • Signalman: Oh no!
  • Alec Baldwin: The signalman cried.
  • Signalman: Express trains aren't supposed to go that way.
  • Alec Baldwin: But it was too late. Gordon had already raced into the distance. The old branch line was weak and rusty. There were signs warning all the trains to go slow. But Gordon ignored the sign.
  • Gordon: I'm an express engine I don't go slow.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said and he went even faster. The branch line couldn't take his weight and the rails buckled.
  • Gordon: Oh help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon cried as he slid off the tracks and into a field.
  • (Gordon runs over a pile of hay, towards some tires making him lose his tender and into a barn)
  • Alec Baldwin: No one was hurt, but poor Gordon felt very undignified.
  • Gordon: What will Sir Topham Hatt say.
  • Alec Baldwin: He groaned. He found out soon enough.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Gordon.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You wanted to show Salty a thing or two and you certainly done that. You showed him how silly it is to ignore go slow signs.
  • Gordon: Sorry, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Gordon and he let out a sad wheesh of steam. Gordon was soon repaired and back at the docks for work. He was very unhappy with himself.
  • Thomas: Everyone makes mistakes.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Even you.
  • James: Salty's sorry he teased you.
  • Alec Baldwin: Huffed James.
  • Gordon: And I'm sorry i'm too big for my buffers.
  • Alec Baldwin: Chuffed Gordon. And all the engines gave a jolly toot even Gordon.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Five New Engines In The Shed)
  • Children (singing): Good morning sunshine, brand new day. Busy day for the railway. Engines rolling to and fro-ing. Rushing by on the railway. But today is a special day for. Have you heard the news? Something special is happening, happening. Have you heard the news? Have you heard, pass the word, have you heard. There are five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. One, two, three, four, five. Can you believe your eyes? Five new engines in the shed. Celebrate the big surprise and raise the banners high. For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed. Emily with her coaches green is a joy to be seen on the railway. Harvey with his crane looks strange, but he'll take the strain on the railway. Salty is the dockside diesel, he'll tell a tale or two. Arthur too, is shy but true, he'll be there for you.
  • Boy: Look, there's Murdoch.
  • Girl: He's so big and strong.
  • Boy: He'll just go on and on.
  • Children: (singing) There are five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. Welcome to one and all. Everybody say hello. Five new engines in the shed. Thomas and all his friends are here. So let us wave and cheer. For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed. Five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. One, two, three, four, five. Can you believe your eyes? Five new engines in the shed. Celebrate the big surprise and raise the banners high.
  • Boy: There's Murdoch.
  • Girl: And Arthur.
  • Boy: And Emily.
  • Girl: And Harvey and Salty.
  • Children: (singing) For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Trusty Rusty)
  • Michael Brandon: Rusty repairs the railway that winds through the mountains on the Island of Sodor. The little diesel checks that the tracks, tunnels and bridges are all in good working order. One day, Rusty was crossing the old wooden bridge. There was a big bump in the track. Rusty's driver stopped to check the bridge.
  • Rusty's Driver: There are cracks in the supports.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Rusty: Ooh, that could be dangerous.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Rusty.
  • Rusty: It might fall down if it's not repaired.
  • Michael Brandon: And they hurried off to warn the other engines. The engines were waiting for their coal when Rusty arrived.
  • Rusty: Don't use the old wooden bridge.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: It's dangerous!
  • Duncan: How would you know?
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed Duncan.
  • Duncan: You're only a diesel.
  • Michael Brandon: And he puffed crossly away. He didn't even wait for his coal. Rusty hurried down the mountain to tell Sir Topham Hatt the bad news.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thank you.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll send engineers to investigate the bridge. Meanwhile, nobody is to use it.
  • Michael Brandon: Rusty's driver put up a sign: Line Closed. The engines had to travel a different way. Meanwhile, Duncan needed more coal to get home. But when he arrived at the coal bunker, it was empty.
  • Duncan: Bother! I wont get home without more coal. Where's the nearest bunker?
  • Skarloey: On the other side of the old wooden bridge. But you can't cross. Rusty says it's not safe.
  • Duncan: Rusty always makes things sound worst than they are.
  • Duncan's Driver: I'm sure one trip across the old wooden bridge wont hurt.
  • Michael Brandon: Added his driver. When they got to the junction, Duncan's driver removed the sign and they set off towards the bridge. This was a big mistake. Suddenly, Duncan hissed to a halt.
  • Duncan: I'm out of steam.
  • Michael Brandon: He had used up all his coal.
  • Duncan: What's that?
  • Michael Brandon: He asked nervously. His driver looked down. The old wooden bridge was starting to collapse.
  • Skarloey: Rusty!
  • Michael Brandon: Called Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Duncan's gone across the bridge.
  • Rusty: I better check he's all right.
  • Michael Brandon: The little diesel said. But the cracks in the supports were getting larger. A beam snapped. Timber pieces splashed into the water below.
  • Duncan: Help!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Duncan.
  • Duncan: I'm going to fall!
  • Michael Brandon: But Rusty was on the way. Soon, the little diesel reached the old wooden bridge. Duncan had never looked so scared. Rusty chuffed bravely onto the bridge.
  • Duncan: Careful!
  • Michael Brandon: Gasped Duncan. Soon, they were coupled up.
  • Rusty: Hold on!
  • Michael Brandon: Said Rusty.
  • Duncan: Whoa!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted Duncan. The little diesel pulled him off the bridge just in time.
  • Rusty: Don't use the old wooden bridge.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: It's dangerous!
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt was cross with Duncan.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That was very irresponsible.
  • Duncan: Yes, sir. Sorry, sir. And Rusty you were very brave.
  • Rusty: Ah thanks.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Yes, Rusty, you are a really useful engine.
  • Rusty: Thank you, Sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Rusty felt very reliable too.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Gone Fishing)
  • Children: (singing) Sometimes it's nice to take some time out. Do what you really want to do. Just to relax and let the world fly by you. Forget your worry, no need to hurry. Just leave a sign to say... Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? You drop your line down to the river, Waiting to see what you can find. Whatever life has to offer you. You know you'll take it, stand up and face it, Smiling along the way. Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? There's nothing better on a sunny day, When all your work is done. Throw down your line, settle down. Surprise, surprise, look what you've found. Gone fishing, gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way, Gone fishing. Gone fishing, Gone fishing. It's a sunny old day and you're on your way. Why don't we all go fishing? It's a sunny old day and you're on your way... Gone fishing!
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Faulty Whistles)
  • Alec Baldwin: It was early morning on the Island of Sodor. Duncan was waiting for Peter Sam who was bringing some freight cars for him to take to strawberry grove. Duncan was also to take the headmaster and the new organ. While they waited, the headmaster played a lively tune. Peter Sam had steamed all through the night to bring Duncan his wagons. But as he approached the junction, a low hanging branch knocked his whistle off. This meant he couldn't work until he got a new one.
  • Peter Sam: I can't run on the tracks without my whistle.
  • Alec Baldwin: Chuffed Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: That would be dangerous.
  • Duncan: An engine's not an engine without a whistle.
  • Alec Baldwin: Boasted Duncan and just to prove it, he let off a big blast. But the rest of the engines just ignored him. Duncan chuffed away in a big huff. He was cross.
  • Duncan: They're jealous of my fine whistle.
  • Alec Baldwin: Duncan puffed as he steamed through the countryside. He whistled at some sheep. They were too busy eating grass to take notice.
  • Duncan: Bah!
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Duncan.
  • Duncan: I need to whistle louder and longer next time.
  • Alec Baldwin: Soon, Duncan approached the level crossing where Elizabeth the Quarry Truck waited with a farmer's prized bull. This time, Duncan as loud and as long as he could.
  • Bull: (roars)
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the bull.
  • Elizabeth: Stop that nonsense, Duncan.
  • Alec Baldwin: Elizabeth called. Duncan carried on cheerfully down the track. But he hadn't noticed his whistle had come loose. Then, Duncan saw Terence plowing a field.
  • Duncan: He'll get the loudest and longest whistle yet.
  • Alec Baldwin: He chortled to himself. And he blew so hard, his whistle shot off like a mighty rocket and landed out of sight. Everyone searched for Duncan's whistle but it was nowhere to be seen.
  • Duncan's Driver: We're stuck.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Duncan's Driver: We can't move without a whistle. It would be too dangerous.
  • Headmaster: Leave it to me.
  • Alec Baldwin: The headmaster said. For the rest of the day, Duncan didn't make a sound. But the headmaster's organ did. As Duncan delivered his freight cars, the headmaster tooted the organ at every crossing and every stop. It alerted everyone just as a whistle would. Although Duncan didn't think so. Finally Duncan finished delivering the last of his freight cars.
  • (She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain playing on organ)
  • Alec Baldwin: Duncan steamed quietly back to the junction as the headmaster played the organ.
  • Rusty: Look.
  • Alec Baldwin: Rusty teased.
  • Rusty: It's Duncan the musical engine.
  • Rheneas: Let's whistle along.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Rheneas.
  • Skarloey: (whistles)
  • Alec Baldwin: Whistled Skarloey. But Peter Sam who had a shiny new whistle felt sorry for Duncan.
  • Peter Sam: You really did well to deliver your goods without a whistle.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Duncan: Did you think so?
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Duncan cheering up a bit.
  • Peter Sam: Absolutely.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: Even though an engine's not an engine without a whistle.
  • Headmaster: Or an organ.
  • Alec Baldwin: Chuckled the headmaster and he tooted the organ. And all the engines tooted back except Duncan. He just grinned.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin There Once Was An Engine Who Ran Away)
  • Man: (singing) There once was an engine who ran away, Just up and went, And ran away, ran away. Stacked up his tender, and headed down the line, Toot toot, farewell, goodbye!
  • Children: (singing) He overheard the wicked old Diesel say, He was heading for the scrapyard any day.
  • Man: (singing) He didn't wanna wait for the fateful day. So the little old engine ran away.
  • Children: (singing) He huffed and he puffed, his wheels started turning, He chuffed and he chuffed, his little firebox burning, He slipped his brake, let his whistle fly, Toot toot, farewell, goodbye!
  • Children and Man (singing) And the little old engine ran away, Just up and went, And ran away, ran away.
  • Man: (singing) Didn't feel part of the railway.
  • Children and Man: (singing) So the little old engine ran away.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Children: (singing) And when the other engines heard he'd gone, They felt so sad, 'cos they knew he had gone and gone. No matter what Diesel had to say, Sir Topham Hatt has the final say.
  • Man: (singing) So he thought and he thought, Where could he be, could he be?
  • Children: (singing) Some searched high, the others searched low.
  • Children and Man: (singing) Where did he run, where did he run? We gotta bring the little engine home.
  • Man: (singing) So they all went out to look around, Far and wide, and up and down No matter where they searched, no one seemed to know.
  • Children and Man (singing) Oh where did the little old engine go? Thomas finally tracked him down, He was cold and blue, and all alone.
  • Man: He told him he was needed back urgently.
  • Boy: "Who me, really?"
  • Girl: "Yes you, you silly engine!"
  • Children and Man: (singing) 'Cos he's the pride of the railway!
  • Man: (singing) So he huffed and he puffed, His wheels started turning, He chuffed and he chuffed his little firebox burning, He slipped his brake and was on his way, Toot toot, hip hip, hooray!
  • Children and Man: (singing) Now the little old engine's heading home, To toots and cheers, hear the whistles blow. 'Cos now he's the pride of the railway!
  • Girl: "Look everybody! Here comes Fergus!"
  • Children: "Hooray!"
  • Children and Man: (singing) Yes the little old engine's coming home!
  • (Following the last song, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2001 HiT Entertainment logo appear)

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