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Gordon and The Famous Visitor and Other Thomas Stories is a fan-fiction Thomas and Friends US VHS idea made by Pikachufreak. It was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1992, Strand Home Video in 1993, Time-Life in 1994, Video Treasures in 1995, Britt Allcroft in 1996 and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2002.

Stories

  1. Gordon and The Famous Visitor
  2. Donald and Douglas
  3. The Depuation
  4. Trust Thomas
  5. Whistles and Sneezes
  6. James In A Mess
  7. The Trouble With Mud

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: February 27, 1992.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the outro are used together.
  • In the blooper version, the Season 3 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Tricked" 1990 VHS, the "James Learns A Lesson" 1990 VHS, the "Tenders and Turntables" 1990 VHS, the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1990 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1991 VHS.
  • In the blooper version, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS, the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993, 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.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text is taken from the "Trust Thomas" 1992 VHS.
  • In the blooper version, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the opening credits muffle before Gordon and The Famous Visitor.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the nameplates muffle after Gordon and The Famous Visitor and Trust Thomas.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the closing credits muffle after The Trouble With Mud.
  • In the Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, during the nameplates after Whistles and Sneezes, the Season 1 nameplate/closing theme is taken from the "Tenders and Turntables" 1990 VHS (after Toby The Tram Engine), the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1990 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1991 VHS.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Trivia

  • In the end credits, a "The Trouble With Mud" still picture is used.
  • In the Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions, the front cover shows a picture from "Gordon Takes A Dip", but that episode doesn't appear on the video.
  • The 1993 release, despite being distributed by Strand Home Video, still displays the Strand VCI logo in the opening.

Opening Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  2. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of Gordon and The Famous Visitor

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1992-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of Gordon and The Famous Visitor

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of Gordon and The Famous Visitor

Blooper version

  1. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  2. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  3. First few seconds of Gordon and The Famous Visitor

Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 3 intro
  5. First few seconds of Gordon and The Famous Visitor

Closing Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of The Trouble With Mud
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of The Trouble With Mud
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of The Trouble With Mud
  2. Thomas and Friends outro
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Blooper version

  1. Last few seconds of The Trouble With Mud
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of The Trouble With Mud
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Opening Credits

Strand VCI/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • GORDON AND THE FAMOUS VISITOR
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Blooper version

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • GORDON & THE FAMOUS VISITOR
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Video Artwork

Front Cover (Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions)

  • Gordon (angry) from "Gordon Takes A Dip"

Back Cover (Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions)

  • Donald and Douglas (both glum) from "The Deputation"

Front Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Top: Gordon (angry)
  • Bottom: Thomas in the pond from "Trust Thomas"

Back Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • James passing the field from "James In A Mess"
  • Percy and Edward from "The Deputation"

Cover Color

  • Gold

Description

PEEP! PEEP! The Island of Sodor is full of surprises and wonders. On this trip, meet Donald and Douglas, Scottish Twin Engines. Find out how Bertie learns that he can always trust Thomas, and James gets in a mess with tar. Laugh along with Henry as he gets his own back to some naughty boys.

So get on track for seven exciting stories about Thomas and his Friends.

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