James, Henry and the Bad Word is a Season 2 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends home video released on July 3, 1987 in the UK, and on July 1, 1990 in the USA. Made by SuperMalechi.
While James is working with Edward at his branch line, he discovers a word that we shouldn't say. Henry joins him to say the word. The next morning, at the Haurbor, James and Henry say the word, which makes the other engines leave the Haurbor, thinking it was a foul place. Duck tells James and Henry that the word is a bad word, and it is Number 11. And the two engines know that Duck is right. And later, Henry is to pull the freight cars to the station on the main line. He enjoys pulling cars and arrives the station. Soon, James tells him that they might play hide and seek. And James goes to find a place to hide. 2 minutes later, Henry finds him and James says Number 11, surprising Henry. Henry goes to tell Duck. James begs him not to, till Henry says the bad word too. James goes to tell Duck, and the two engines argue till Henry hits a lorry's flatcar. James first tells Duck that Henry says the bad word which is Number 11. Henry then is carried to the Haurbor, and the two engines tell Duck that they say Number 11, which accidently say the word. Duck was horrified and tells Sir Topham Hatt about what they have done. Sir Topham Hattt is cross with Henry and James for using cursing language and they are told to shunt cars back in their place. After everything was back to normal. the two engines tell Sir Topham Hatt that they are sorry for using curse words. And as Sir Topham Hatt leaves, he stubs his toe on a hump of coal and cusses all the 13 bad words (though he didn't mean to). The three engines are surprised about it. After that, Gordon races by calling Sir Topham Hatt "lazy-bones". And Duck, Henry and James laugh, as well as Sir Topham Hatt.
- BoCo (cameo)
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Freight Cars
- UK/US Narrator: Ringo Starr.
- The Season 2 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Musical Arrangement from "Saved From Scrap" is used.
- The Season 2 Thomas & Friends set is used.