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Medicine and Other Stories, later re-titled Down the Mine and Other Stories, is a Disney/Thomas parody of the Thomas and Friends UK/AUS video, Coal and Other Stories/Down the Mine and Other Stories. It features nine first season episodes from Pongo the Dalmatian and Friends narrated by Ringo Starr.

Cast

  • Pongo (from 101 Dalmatians) as Thomas
  • Hercules (from Hercules) as Edward
  • Baloo (from The Jungle Book) as Henry
  • Sir Ector (from The Sword in the Stone) as Gordon
  • Donald Duck (from Mickey Mouse) as James
  • Piglet (from Winnie the Pooh) as Percy
  • Friar Tuck (from Winnie the Pooh) as Toby
  • Abigail (from The Aristocats) as Annie
  • Amelia (from The Aristocats) as Clarabel
  • Jasmine (from Aladdin) as Henrietta
  • Flowers (from Alice in Wonderland) as The Coaches
  • Pirates (from Peter Pan) and Monkeys (from The Jungle Book) as The Troublesome Trucks
  • Mickey Mouse (from Mickey Mouse) as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Michael Banks (from Mary Poppins) as Stephen Hatt
  • Jane Banks (from Mary Poppins) as Bridget Hatt
  • Mary Poppins (from Mary Poppins) as Mrs. Kyndley
  • Pete (from Mickey Mouse) as The Angry Policeman
  • Winston (from Oliver and Company) as Sir Topham Hatt's Butler
  • Sebastian (from The Little Mermaid) as Terence (does not speak)
  • Minnie Mouse (from Mickey Mouse) as Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Tod (from The Fox and the Hound) as Bertie (cameo)
  • Widow Tweed (from The Fox and the Hound) as The Storyteller (cameo)
  • Everyone else as Themselves

Episodes

  1. Medicine
  2. The Flying Kipper
  3. Whistles and Sneezes
  4. Friar Tuck and the Stout Mouse
  5. Pongo in Trouble
  6. Dirty Objects
  7. Off the Road
  8. Down the Mine
  9. Pongo's Christmas Party

Transcript

Medicine

Narrator: "One morning, Baloo was feeling very sorry for himself. Sometimes he could work, but sometimes he had no strength at all."

Baloo: "I suffer dreadfully and no one cares."

Donald Duck: "Rubbish, Baloo!"

Narrator: "Snorted Donald."

Donald Duck: "You don't work hard enough!"

Narrator: "Mickey Mouse spoke to him too."

Mickey Mouse: "You're too expensive, Baloo. You've had lots of new parts and new fur too, but they've done you no good. If we can't make you better, we must get another Disney Character instead of you."

Narrator: "This made Baloo, his driver and his fireman very sad.

Mickey was waiting when Baloo came to the platform. He had taken off his shorts and put on overalls.

Baloo managed to start, but his fireman was not satisfied."

Baloo's Fireman: "Baloo is a bad puller."

Narrator: "He said to Mickey."

Baloo's Fireman: "I gave him his food, but it doesn't give enough strength."

Narrator: "Baloo tried very hard, but it was no good. He didn't have enough strength, and came to a stop right outside Hercules' station."

Baloo: "Oh dear!"

Narrator: "Thought Baloo."

Baloo: "I shall have to go away. Oh dear, oh dear!"

Narrator: "All he could do was to go slowly onto a siding and Hercules took charge of the flowers.

Mickey and the fireman went on discussing Baloo's troubles."

Mickey Mouse: "What do you think is wrong, fireman?"

Narrator: "Asked Mickey."

Baloo's Fireman: "Excuse me, sir."

Narrator: "He said."

Baloo's Fireman: "But the fact is the medicine is wrong. We've had a poor lot lately, and today it's worst. The other Disney Characters can manage. They have big stomachs. Baloo's is small and can't make the strength. With Welsh medicine, he'd be a different bear."

Mickey Mouse: "It's expensive."

Narrator: "Said Mickey."

Mickey Mouse: "But Baloo must have a fair chance. Donald shall go and fetch some."

Narrator: "When the Welsh medicine arrived, Baloo's driver and fireman were excited."

Baloo's Driver: "Now we'll show them, Baloo old fellow!"

Narrator: "They carefully gave him his medicine giving him small bits at a time."

Baloo: "You're spoiling my body!"

Narrator: "Complained Baloo."

Baloo's Fireman: "Wait and see."

Narrator: "Said the fireman."

Baloo's Fireman: "You'll have a roaring body just when we want it."

Narrator: "The fireman was right. When Baloo reached the platform, his body was good and healthy, and he had to cheer out loud."

Mickey Mouse: "How are you, Baloo?"

Baloo: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "Whistled Baloo."

Baloo: "I feel fine!"

Mickey Mouse: "Have you a good body, driver?"

Baloo's Driver: "Never better, sir, and plenty of strength."

Mickey Mouse: "No record breaking."

Narrator: "Warned Mickey."

Mickey Mouse: "Don't push him too hard."

Baloo's Driver: "Baloo won't need pushing, sir. I'll have to hold him back."

Narrator: "Baloo had a lovely day. He had never felt so well in his life. He wanted to go fast, but his driver wouldn't let him."

Baloo's Driver: "Steady, old fellow."

Narrator: "He would say."

Baloo's Driver: "There's plenty of time."

Narrator: "They arrived early at the station. Pongo came in."

Baloo: "Where have you been, lazybones?"

Narrator: "Asked Baloo."

Baloo: "Oh, I can't wait for dawdling dalmatians, like you. Goodbye!"

Pongo: "Whoosh!"

Narrator: "Said Pongo to the ducks."

Pongo: "Have you ever seen anything like it?"

Narrator: "Both Abigail and Amelia agreed that they never had."

The Flying Kipper

Narrator: "One winter evening, Baloo's driver said."

Baloo's Driver: "We'll be out early tomorrow. We've got to take the Flying Kipper. Don't tell Sir Ector, but I think if we pull the kipper nicely, Mickey Mouse will let us take the express flowers. The special medicine they gave you is working well."

Baloo: "Hurrah!"

Narrator: "Cried Baloo."

Baloo: "That will be lovely."

Narrator: "All kinds of ships use the harbor at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the key. Some of it goes to shops in the town, and the rest are given to special monkeys to other places faraway. This is the line of monkeys that the men call 'The Flying Kipper'.

Baloo was ready at 5'o clock. There was snow and frost. Men hustled and shouted giving the monkeys the crates of fish. The last door banged, the guard showed his green lamp, the Flying Kipper was ready to go."

Baloo: "Come on, come on! Don't be silly, don't be silly!"

Narrator: "Huffed Baloo to the monkeys. The monkeys shuttered and groaned."

Monkeys: "Trock-trick, trock-trick! Alright, alright!"

Baloo: "That is better, that is better!"

Narrator: "Puffed Baloo.

Clouds of smoke and steam poured into the cold air, and the lamp shown brightly."

Baloo: "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "Panted Baloo.

They were going well. The light grew better, signal lights showed green as they past.

Then, a yellow signal appeared ahead. His driver prepared to stop, but the home signal was down."

Baloo's Driver: "All clear, Baloo. Away we go."

Narrator: "They couldn't know that the points from the main path to a siding were frozen. And the home signal should've been set at danger. But snow had forced it down.

A goods load was waiting in the siding to let the Flying Kipper past. And the driver and the fireman were drinking cocoa with the guard."

Guard: "The kipper is due."

Narrator: "Said the guard."

Fireman: "Who cares?"

Narrator: "Said the fireman."

Fireman: "This is good cocoa!"

Narrator: "The driver got up."

Driver: "Come on, fireman. Back to our Disney Character."

Narrator: "They got out just in time."

(CRASH!)

Narrator: "Baloo's driver and fireman had jumped clear before the crash. But Baloo lay dazed and surprised.

Mickey Mouse came to see him."

Baloo: "The signal was down, sir."

Narrator: "Said Baloo."

Mickey Mouse: "Cheer up, Baloo. It wasn't your fault. Ice and snow caused the accident. I'm sending you to Crewe, a fine place for sick Disney Characters. They'll give you a new shape and a larger stomach. You'll feel a different bear and won't need special medicine anymore. Won't that be nice?"

Baloo: "Yes, sir."

Narrator: "Said Baloo doubtfully.

Baloo liked being at Crewe, but was glad to come home.

A crowd of people waited to see him arrive in his new shape. He looked so splendid and strong that they gave him three cheers."

Baloo: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "He whistled."

Baloo: "Thank you very much."

Narrator: "I'm sorry to say that a lot of little children are often late for school because they wait to see Baloo go by. They often see him pulling the express flowers. He does it so well that Sir Ector is jealous. But that's another story."

Whistles and Sneezes

Narrator: "Sir Ector was cross."

Sir Ector: "Why should Baloo have a new shape?"

Narrator: "He grumbled."

Sir Ector: "A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off to Crewe leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful!

And there's another thing; Baloo whistles too much! No respectable Disney Character ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it!"

Narrator: "Poor Baloo didn't feel happy anymore."

Piglet: "Never mind."

Narrator: "Whispered Piglet."

Piglet: "I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling."

Sir Ector: "Goodbye, Baloo."

Narrator: "Called Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said."

Narrator: "Later, Baloo stopped at Hercules' station."

Hercules: "Hello, Baloo."

Narrator: "Said Hercules."

Hercules: "You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday."

Baloo: "Thank you, Hercules."

Narrator: "Smiled Baloo"

Baloo: "Shh, shh. Can you hear something?"

Hercules: "It sounds like Sir Ector."

Narrator: "Said Hercules."

Hercules: "And it ought to be Sir Ector. But Sir Ector never whistles like that."

Narrator: "It was Sir Ector. He came rushing down the hill at a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Baloo, and he didn't look at Hercules. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared."

Hercules: "Well."

Narrator: "Said Hercules."

Baloo: "It isn't wrong."

Narrator: "Chuckled Baloo."

Baloo: "But we just don't do it."

Narrator: "And he told Hercules what Sir Ector had said.

Meanwhile, Sir Ector screeched along the road. The noise was awful.

At the station, everyone held their ears. Mickey Mouse held his ears too."

Mickey Mouse: "Take him away!"

Narrator: "He bellowed."

Mickey Mouse: "And stop that noise!"

Narrator: "Sir Ector walked sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters knocked his whistle in place.

That night, Sir Ector slunked into the house. He was glad it was empty."

Baloo: "It isn't wrong."

Narrator: "Murmured Baloo to no one in particular."

Baloo: "But we just don't do it."

Narrator: "No one mentioned whistles.

Next morning, Baloo was enjoying himself enormously."

Baloo: "I feel so well, I feel so well."

Narrator: "He sang."

Flowers: "Trickety-trock, trickety-trock."

Narrator: "Hummed his flowers.

Then he saw some boys on a bridge."

Baloo: "Peep, peep! Hello."

Narrator: "He whistled."

Baloo: "Oh!"

Narrator: "He called. The boys didn't wave and take his number. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead."

Flowers: "They've broken our pedals, they've broken our pedals!"

Narrator: "Sobbed the flowers.

The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross."

Passengers: "Call the police!"

Baloo's Driver: "No!"

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Baloo's Driver: "Leave it to Baloo and me."

Passengers: "What will you do?"

Narrator: "They asked."

Baloo's Driver: "Can you keep a secret?"

Passengers: "Yes, yes."

Baloo's Driver: "Well then."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Baloo's Driver: "Baloo is going to sneeze at those boys."

Narrator: "Lots of people were waiting at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen."

Baloo's Driver: "Baloo has plenty of dust."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Baloo: "Please duck down until we've passed the bridge. Baloo is as excited as we are, aren't you old fellow?"

Narrator: "Baloo was feeling stuffed up.

Soon they could see the boys, and they all had stones."

Baloo's Driver: "Are you ready, Baloo?"

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Baloo's Driver: "Sneeze hard when I tell you.

Now!"

Narrator: "He said."

Baloo: "Atishoo!"

Baloo's Driver: "Well done, Baloo!"

Narrator: "Laughed his driver.

Baloo went home very pleased with himself. He had taught Sir Ector and silly boys a lesson, with a whistle and a sneeze."

Friar Tuck and the Stout Mouse

Narrator: "Friar Tuck is a badger. He wears a brown robe, and doesn't look like a dalmatian at all. He takes rhino guards from farms and factories to the main path, and is cheerful to everyone he meets.

He has a princess called Jasmine, who has seen better days."

Jasmine: "It's not fair at all!"

Narrator: "She grumbles, remembering that she used to be full and nine rhino guards would rattle behind her.

Now, there are only three or four, for the farms and factories send their goods mostly by lorry.

Friar Tuck is always careful. The cars, buses and lorries often have accidents. Friar Tuck hasn't had an accident in years, but the buses are crowded and Jasmine is empty.

A lady and a stout mouse stood on Friar Tuck's platform. He was, of course, Mickey Mouse, but Friar Tuck didn't know this yet."

Michael and Jane Banks: "Come on, grandfather!"

Narrator: "Cried the children."

Michael and Jane Banks: "Do look at this Disney Character."

Mickey Mouse: "That's a badger, Michael."

Narrator: "Said Mickey."

Jane Banks: "Is it electric?"

Narrator: "Asked Jane."

Friar Tuck: "Whoosh!"

Narrator: "Hissed Friar Tuck."

Michael Banks: "Sh, sh."

Narrator: "Said her brother."

Michael Banks: "You've offended him."

Jane Banks: "But badgers are electric, aren't they?"

Mickey Mouse: "They are mostly, but this is a merry man badger."

Michael and Jane Banks: "May we go with him, grandfather, please?"

Mickey Mouse: "Stop!"

Narrator: "Said Mickey to the guard, they all gathered with Jasmine."

Jasmine: "Hip, hip hooray!"

Narrator: "Chanted Jasmine, but Friar Tuck didn't sing."

Friar Tuck: "Electric indeed, electric indeed!"

Narrator: "He snorted. He was very hurt."

Mickey Mouse: "What is your name?"

Narrator: "Asked Mickey."

Friar Tuck: "Friar Tuck, sir."

Mickey Mouse: "Thank you, Friar Tuck for a very nice walk."

Friar Tuck: "Thank you, sir."

Narrator: "Said Friar Tuck. He felt better now."

Friar Tuck: "This mouse,"

Narrator: "He thought."

Friar Tuck: "Is a mouse who knows how to speak to Disney Characters."

Narrator: "The children came everyday for a fortnight. Sometimes they walked with the guard, sometimes with empty rhino guards. On the last day of all, the driver invited them up front.

All were sorry when they had to go away. And Mickey and his family thanked everyone."

Friar Tuck: "Come again soon."

Narrator: "Replied Friar Tuck."

Michael and Jane Banks: "We will, we will."

Narrator: "Called the children. And they waved till Friar Tuck was out of sight.

The months past, Friar Tuck had few rhino guards and fewer passengers."

Friar Tuck's Driver: "Our last day, Friar Tuck."

Narrator: "Said his driver one morning."

Friar Tuck's Driver: "The manager says we must close tomorrow."

Narrator: "That day, everyone wanted a chance of a last walk. The passengers joked and sang, but Friar Tuck and his driver wished they wouldn't."

Passengers: "Goodbye, Friar Tuck."

Narrator: "Said the passengers afterwards."

Passengers: "We are sorry your path is closing down."

Friar Tuck: "So am I."

Narrator: "Sighed Friar Tuck."

Friar Tuck: "Nobody wants me."

Narrator: "Friar Tuck thought, and went unhappily to sleep.

Next morning, the door was flung open and he woke with a start to see his driver waving a piece of paper at him."

Friar Tuck's Driver: "Wake up, Friar Tuck!"

Narrator: "He shouted excitedly."

Friar Tuck's Driver: "The mail has just arrived and there's a letter for us from the stout gentleman."

Narrator: "Friar Tuck listened and... but I mustn't tell you anymore, or I shall spoil the next story."

Pongo in Trouble

Narrator: "There's a path to a quarry at the end of Pongo's route. It goes for some distance along the road. Pongo was very careful to bark here in case anyone was coming.

Early one morning, a large cat named Pete was standing close to the path. Pongo liked cats. He had been a great friend of the cat who had just retired."

Pongo: "Ruff, ruff!"

Narrator: "He barked."

Pongo: "Good morning!"

Narrator: "Pongo expected that Pete would be friendly too, but was sorry to see that he didn't looked friendly at all. He was red in the face and very cross."

Pete: "Disgraceful!"

Narrator: "He spluttered."

Pete: "I didn't sleep a wink last night. It was so quietly, and now dalmatians come barking suddenly behind me."

Pongo: "I'm sorry, sir."

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Pongo: "I only said good morning."

Narrator: "Pete pointed to Pongo."

Pete: "Where's your cowcatcher?"

Narrator: "He asked."

Pongo: "But I don't catch cows, sir."

Pete: "Don't be funny!"

Narrator: "Snapped Pete. He looked at Pongo's body."

Pete: "No robe either!"

Narrator: "And he wrote in his notebook."

Pete: "Disney Characters going on public roads must wear a robe to protect people and animals from being dragged underneath if they should stray onto the path.

You haven't so you are dangerous!"

Pongo's Driver: "Rubbish!"

Narrator: "Said Pongo's driver."

Pongo's Driver: "We've been along here hundreds of times and never had an accident."

Pete: "That makes it worst!"

Narrator: "Pete answered. He wrote 'Regular Law Breaker' in his book. Pongo puffed sadly away.

Mickey Mouse was having breakfast. He was eating toast and marmalade. Winston came in."

Winston: "Excuse me, sir. You are wanted on the telephone."

Mickey Mouse: "Bother that telephone!"

Narrator: "Said Mickey."

(Phone chattering)

Mickey Mouse: "I'm sorry, my dear."

Narrator: "He said to Minnie Mouse."

Mickey Mouse: "Pongo is in trouble with Pete and I must go at once."

Narrator: "As the station, Pongo's driver told Mickey what had happened."

Mickey Mouse: "Dangerous to the public indeed? We'll see about that."

Narrator: "Mickey spoke to Pete, but however much he argued with him, it was no good."

Pete: "The law is the law!"

Narrator: "He said."

Pete: "And we can't change it!"

Narrator: "Mickey felt exhausted."

Mickey Mouse: "I'm sorry, driver."

Narrator: "He said."

Mickey Mouse: "It's no use arguing with Pete. We will have to make that robe thing for Pongo I suppose."

Pongo: "Everyone will laugh, sir."

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Pongo: "They'll say I look like a badger."

Narrator: "Mickey stared, then he laughed."

Mickey Mouse: "Well done, Pongo! Why didn't I think of it before? We want a badger. When I was on my holiday, I met a nice little badger called Friar Tuck. He takes rhino guards from the farms, but the lorries are taking over most of his work and he needs a change. He has a cowcatcher and a robe. I'll write to his controller at once."

Narrator: "A few days later, Friar Tuck arrived."

Mickey Mouse: "That's a good badger."

Narrator: "Said Mickey."

Mickey Mouse: "I see you brought your princess, Jasmine."

Friar Tuck: "You don't mind, do you, sir?"

Narrator: "Asked Friar Tuck."

Friar Tuck: "The stationmaster wanted to use her as a hen house, and that would never do."

Mickey Mouse: "No, indeed."

Narrator: "Said Mickey."

Mickey Mouse: "We couldn't allow that."

Narrator: "Friar Tuck made the silly rhino guards behave even better than Pongo did."

(Friar Tuck rings his bell)

Pete: "Oy you!"

Narrator: "At first, Pongo was jealous. But he was so pleased when Friar Tuck ranged his bell and frightened Pete, they've been firmed friends ever since."

Dirty Objects

Narrator: "Friar Tuck and Jasmine are enjoying their new job in Disneyland, but they do look old fashioned and need new coats.

Donald Duck was very rude whenever he saw them."

Donald Duck: "Ugh. What dirty objects."

Narrator: "He would say.

At last, Friar Tuck lost patience."

Friar Tuck: "Donald,"

Narrator: "He asked."

Friar Tuck: "Why are you white?"

Donald Duck: "I am a splendid duck."

Narrator: "Answered Donald."

Donald Duck: "Ready for anything. You never see me dirty."

Friar Tuck: "Oh,"

Narrator: "Said Friar Tuck innocently."

Friar Tuck: "That's why you once needed bootlaces to be ready, I suppose."

Narrator: "Donald went redder than ever and snorted off. It was such an insult to be reminded of the time a bootlace had been used to mend a hole in his flowers.

At the end of the line, Donald left his flowers and got ready for his next load. It was a slow goods, stopping at every station to pick up and set down pirates. Donald hated slow goods runs."

Donald Duck: "Dirty pirates from dirty sidings.

Yecch!"

Narrator: "Starting with only a few, he pickled up more and more pirates at each station, till he had a long line.

At first, the pirates behaved well, but Donald bumped them so crossly, that they were determined to pay him back.

Presently, they approached the top of Sir Ector's hill. Heavy goods Disney Characters halt here to pin down their brakes. Donald had had an accident with pirates before, and should have remembered this."

Donald Duck's Driver: "Wait, Donald, wait!"

Narrator: "Said the driver, but Donald wouldn't wait. He was too busy thinking what he'd say to Friar Tuck when they next met.

The pirates' chance had come."

Pirates: "Hurrah! Hurrah!"

Narrator: "They laughed, and banging each other, they pushed him down the hill."

Pirates: "On! On! On!"

Narrator: "Laughed the pirates."

Donald Duck: "I've got to stop! I've got to stop!"

Narrator: "Groaned Donald.

Through the station they thundered, disaster lay ahead."

(CRASH!)

"Something sticky splashed all over Donald. He had run into two tar barrels, and was black from head to toe. He was more dirty than hurt, but the tar barrels and some pirates were all to pieces.

Friar Tuck and Piglet were sent to help, and came as quickly as they could."

Friar Tuck: "Look here, Piglet,"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Friar Tuck."

Friar Tuck: "Whatever is that dirty object?"

Piglet: "That's Donald Duck, didn't you know?"

Friar Tuck: "It's Donald's shape,"

Narrator: "Said Friar Tuck."

Friar Tuck: "But Donald is a splendid white duck, and you never see him dirty."

Narrator: "Donald pretended he hadn't heard.

Friar Tuck and Piglet cleared away the unhurt pirates, and helped Donald home.

Mickey Mouse met them."

Mickey Mouse: "Well done, Piglet and Friar Tuck!"

Narrator: "He turned to Donald."

Mickey Mouse: "Fancy letting your pirates run away, I am surprised. You're not fit to be seen, you must be cleaned at once!

Friar Tuck shall have a new coat."

Friar Tuck: "Please, sir, can Jasmine have one, too?"

Narrator: "Said Friar Tuck."

Mickey Mouse: "Certainly, Friar Tuck."

Friar Tuck: "Oh, thank you, sir. She will be pleased!"

Narrator: "All Donald could do was watch Friar Tuck as he ran off happily with the news."

Off the Road

Narrator: "Sir Ector was resting in a siding."

Sir Ector: "Sometimes,"

Narrator: "He thought."

Sir Ector: "It's very tiring to be such a large and splendid man. One does have to keep up appearances so."

Baloo: "Peep, peep, peep, peep! Hello, fat face!"

Narrator: "Whistled Baloo."

Sir Ector: "What cheek!"

Narrator: "Spluttered Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "That Baloo is too big for his feet. Fancy speaking to me like that. Me, who has never had an accident."

Piglet: "Aren't jammed whistles and pulled muscles accidents?"

Narrator: "Asked Piglet innocently."

Sir Ector: "No, indeed. High spirits, might happen to any Disney Character. But to come off the road like Baloo did, well I ask you. Is that right? Is it decent?"

Narrator: "Then it was Baloo's turned to take the express. Sir Ector watched him getting ready."

Sir Ector: "Be careful, Baloo. You're not pulling the Flying Kipper now. Mind you keep on the road today."

Narrator: "Baloo went off in a huff, and Sir Ector yawned and went to sleep. But not for long."

Sir Ector's Driver: "Wake up, Sir Ector."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Sir Ector's Driver: "A special load's coming and we're to take it."

Sir Ector: "Is it flowers or pirates?"

Sir Ector's Driver: "Pirates."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Sir Ector: "Pirates?"

Narrator: "Said Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "Pah!"

Narrator: "Sir Ector's body was slow to start. So Hercules had to helped Sir Ector to the turntable to get him facing the right way."

Sir Ector: "I won't go, I won't go!"

Narrator: "Grumbled Sir Ector."

Hercules: "Don't be silly, don't be silly."

Narrator: "Puffed Hercules.

At last, Sir Ector was on the turntable. The movement had shaken his body. It was now moving nicely.

Sir Ector was cross and didn't care what he did. He waited till the table was half way around."

Sir Ector: "I'll show them, I'll show them!"

Narrator: "He hissed.

He moved slowly forward to jam the table, but he couldn't stop himself and slid into a ditch."

Sir Ector: "Oosh!"

Narrator: "He hissed."

Sir Ector: "Get me out, get me out!"

Sir Ector's Driver and Fireman: "Not a hope."

Narrator: "Said his driver and fireman."

Sir Ector's Driver and Fireman: "You're stuck you silly great man. Don't you understand that?"

Narrator: "They telephoned Mickey Mouse."

Mickey Mouse: "So Sir Ector didn't want to take the load and ran into a ditch?

What's that you say? The special's waiting? Tell Hercules to take it, please. And Sir Ector? Oh, leave him where he is. We haven't time to bother with him now."

Narrator: "On the other side of the ditch, some little boys were chattering."

Boys: "Cool! Doesn't he look silly? They'll never get him out."

Narrator: "They began to sing."

Boys: "Silly old Ector fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch, fell in a ditch! Silly old Ector fell in a ditch, all on a Monday morning!"

Narrator: "Sir Ector laid in the ditch all day."

Sir Ector: "Oh dear!"

Narrator: "He thought."

Sir Ector: "I shall never get out."

Narrator: "But that evening, they lifted Sir Ector, and made a roll of sleepers under his feet to keep him from the mud. Strong ropes were fastened to his back end, and Donald and Baloo, pulling hard, managed to bring him to safety.

Late that night, Sir Ector crawled home, a sadder and wiser man."

Down the Mine

Narrator: "One day, Pongo was at the junction, when Sir Ector shuffled in with some pirates."

Pongo: "Phew!"

Narrator: "Remarked Pongo."

Pongo: "What a funny smell.

Can you smell a smell?"

Abigail: "I can't smell a smell."

Narrator: "Said Abigail."

Pongo: "A funny, musty sort of smell."

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Sir Ector: "No one noticed it till' you did."

Narrator: "Grunted Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "It must be yours."

Narrator: "Not long ago, he had fallen in a dirty ditch. Pongo enjoyed teasing him about it."

Pongo: "Abigail, Amelia, do you know what I think it is? It's ditchwater."

Narrator: "Before Sir Ector could answer, Pongo puffed away.

Abigail and Amelia could hardly believe their ears."

Abigail and Amelia: "He's dreadfully rude, I feel quite ashamed. I feel quite ashamed, he's dreadfully rude."

Narrator: "And to Pongo, they said,"

Abigail and Amelia: "You mustn't be rude, you make us ashamed."

Narrator: "But Pongo didn't care a bit."

Pongo: "That was funny. That was funny."

Narrator: "He chuckled. He felt very pleased with himself.

Abigail and Amelia were deeply shocked. They had great respect for Sir Ector the Man.

Pongo left the ducks at the station, and went off to a mine for some pirates.

Long ago, miners digging for lead had made tunnels under the ground. Their rooves are strong enough to hold up pirates, but not the weight of Disney Characters. A large notice warns them not to enter the area.

Danger! Disney Characters must not pass this board."

Pongo: "Silly old board."

Narrator: "Thought Pongo.

He had often tried to pass it, but had never succeeded, but this morning, he made a plan.

The fireman went to turn the points."

Pongo: "Now for my plan."

Narrator: "Thought Pongo.

Bumping the pirates fiercely, he jerked his driver off the footplate and followed them into the siding."

Pongo's Driver: "Come back!"

Narrator: "Yelled his driver."

Pongo: "Fire and smoke!"

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Pongo: "I'm sunk!"

Narrator: "And he was."

Pongo: "Oh, dear."

Narrator: "He said."

Pongo: "I am a silly dalmatian."

Mickey Mouse: "And a very naughty one, too. I saw you!"

Narrator: "Said Mickey Mouse."

Pongo: "Please get me out, I won't be naughty again!"

Mickey Mouse: "I'm not sure. We can't lift you out with a crane. The ground's not firm enough.

Hmmm. Let me see. I wonder if Sir Ector could pull you out."

Pongo: "Yes, sir."

Narrator: "Said Pongo, but he didn't want to meet Sir Ector just yet."

Sir Ector: "Down a mine, is he? Ha, ha, ha!"

Narrator: "Laughed Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "What a joke!

All right, little Pongo, we'll have you out in a couple of puffs!"

Narrator: "Strong cables were fastened between the two Disney Characters."

Mickey Mouse: "Are you ready?

Heave!"

Narrator: "It was a lot harder than they all thought, but at last, Pongo was free.

Pongo: "I'm sorry I was cheeky."

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Sir Ector: "That's alright, Pongo. You made me laugh."

Narrator: "Replied Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "I'm in disgrace."

Pongo: "So am I."

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Sir Ector: "Why so you are, Pongo. Shall we form an alliance? You help me, and I'll help you."

Pongo: "Right you are!"

Narrator: "Agreed Pongo."

Sir Ector: "Good, that's settled."

Narrator: "Rumbled Sir Ector.

And hand to hand, the allies puffed home."

Pongo's Christmas Party

Narrator: "It was Christmas in Disneyland. All the Disney Characters were working hard. Pongo and Friar Tuck were busy carrying people and parcels up and down the branch paths. Everyone was happy.

Only the ducks, Abigail and Amelia were complaining."

Abigail and Amelia: "It's always the same before Christmas."

Narrator: "They groaned."

Abigail and Amelia: "We feel so full, we feel so full."

Pongo: "Oh, come on!"

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Pongo: "Where's your festive spirit? Christmas day is almost here."

Narrator: "By the side of the path was a lonely little cottage with a familiar figure waving to them."

Pongo: "It's Mary Poppins!"

Narrator: "Said Pongo"

Pongo: "Happy Christmas!"

Narrator: "Pongo always felt better for seeing her."

Pongo: "Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Mary Poppins."

Narrator: "When work was over, Pongo went to see the other Disney characters. All their coats had been cleaned."

Sir Ector: "Hah!"

Narrator: "Said Sir Ector."

Sir Ector: "Just look at us. Your driver will have to work fast to get you as smart as us."

Pongo: "Never mind that."

Narrator: "Replied Pongo."

Pongo: "I've something important to say. Do you realize it's been a whole year since Mary Poppins saved us from a nasty accident?

You remember when she was ill in bed and,"

Hercules: "Yes, of course."

Narrator: "Interrupted Hercules."

Hercules: "You told us how she waved her red dressing gown out of her window to warn you about a landslide ahead."

Piglet: "And you and Friar Tuck gave her presents."

Narrator: "Piglet joined in."

Piglet: "And Mickey Mouse sent her to Bournemouth to get better."

Donald Duck and Baloo: "But,"

Narrator: "Said Donald and Baloo together."

Donald Duck and Baloo: "The rest of us have never thanked her properly."

Pongo: "Exactly."

Narrator: "Said Pongo."

Pongo: "So now I think we should all give her a special Christmas party."

Narrator: "Everyone was getting very excited and the drivers felt sure that Mickey would agree, as indeed he did. The Disney characters were all busy making plans when silence fell.

Mickey Mouse had bad news."

Mickey Mouse "The weather's changed badly. Mary Poppins is snowed up. Friar Tuck says he'll help to rescue her. You must help too, Pongo. There's no party unless you do."

Narrator: "Pongo hated snow, but he said bravely."

Pongo: "I'll try, sir. We must rescue her, we must."

Mickey Mouse: "There's a good dalmatian. You and Friar Tuck will manage splendidly."

Narrator: "Pongo charged the snowdrifts fiercely. Sometimes he swept them aside, sometimes they stuck fast and the men had to loosen them.

But at the cutting near the cottage, they could go no further."

Pongo's Fireman: "Look at that!"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Pongo's fireman."

Pongo: "Here we are!"

Narrator: "Called Pongo. An answering wave came from an upstairs window.

Then they heard a familiar sound."

Pongo: "That's Sebastian the Crab."

Narrator: "Said Pongo"

Pongo: "He's come to help too."

Narrator: "Sure enough, Sebastian was working hard to clear a path to the road and safety.

At long last, the rescue was complete. Piglet took the tired workmen home. Sebastian said goodbye to Mary Poppins and promised to take care of her cottage as he watched them all set off.

The Disney characters made good time. No more snow had fallen, but the yard was dark. Pongo's heart sank.

Suddenly, all the lights came on. What a marvelous site awaited Mary Poppins."

Mickey Mouse: "Well done!"

Narrator: "Said Mickey."

Mickey Mouse: "I'm really proud of you all."

Narrator: "Mary Poppins especially thanked the smaller Disney characters."

Mary Poppins: "Pongo and Friar Tuck are old friends."

Narrator: "She said."

Mary Poppins: "And now Piglet, you are my friend too."

Narrator: "Piglet was very pleased."

Piglet: "Three cheers for Mary Poppins!"

Narrator: "He called."

Piglet: "Hooray, hooray, hooray!"

Narrator: "They all cheered."

Disney Characters: "We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!"

Narrator: "Pongo and his friends thought it was the best Christmas ever, and Mary Poppins could think of nowhere she would rather live than here with them in Disneyland."

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