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Mel's Guitar Lessons is the seventeenth episode of the fourth Season of the PBS Kids Sprout version of Shining Time Station. It aired on March 28, 2006.

Plot

  • It all happens with Mel playing with her sister Anna. Stacy, Harry and Billy meet up with Mel's best friends Nina Settergren (voiced by Lara Jill Miller) and Estelle Spears (voiced by Candi Milo) who explain that Mel will sing Breakaway with her guitar. However, Schemer, Schemee, Team Rocket and The Greaser Dogs try to ruin the performance, but they couldn't. After that, Mel thanks Nina and Estelle.

Characters

  • Mr. Conductor 1
  • Mel Blake
  • Anna Blake
  • Stacy Jones
  • Harry Cupper
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • Nina Settergren
  • Estelle Spears
  • Horace Schemer
  • Schemee
  • Jessie
  • James
  • Meowth
  • Wobbuffet
  • Cliff Feltbottom
  • Lube Ignatius
  • Shriek Dubois

Thomas Stories

  • Whistles and Sneezes
  • Duck Takes Charge

Jukebox Band Song

  • Pick Your Guitar

Notes

  • Song: Breakaway from Kelly Clarkson (sung by Mel)
  • The sounds of the strings of the guitar that Mel is playing have the same sounds as Kelly Lynn Barber from a YouTube video.
  • This is the first time Mel sings the Kelly Clarkson song.

Transcript

  • (We see Mel playing with Anna)
  • Mel: You know what? I'm ready to sing Breakaway.
  • Anna: That's right, big sister.
  • Stacy: Mel's the only Hoop-a-Joop character available.
  • Harry: Look, there's Nina.
  • Billy: And Estelle.
  • Nina: Hi guys.
  • Estelle: Pleased to meet all of you.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 appears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Welcome to Shining Time Station, Nina and Estelle.
  • Mel: Hi, Mr. Conductor 1. I'm ready to sing Breakaway.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: That's right. In fact, Henry had an allergic problem.
  • Mel: Henry? Did you mean that big green engine on the Island of Sodor?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yes, Mel, i'll tell you.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Whistles and Sneezes starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon was cross.
  • Gordon: Why should Henry have a new shape?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He grumbled.
  • Gordon: A shape good enough for me is good enough for him. He goes gallivanting off, leaving us to do his work, and comes back saying how happy he feels. It's disgraceful. And there's another thing: Henry whistles too much. No respectable engine ever whistles loudly at stations. It isn't wrong, but we just don't do it.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Poor Henry didn't feel happy anymore.
  • Percy: Never mind.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Whispered Percy.
  • Percy: I'm glad you're home again. I like your whistling.
  • Gordon: Goodbye, Henry.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Called Gordon.
  • Gordon: We're glad to have you with us again. But remember what I said.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Later, Henry stopped at Edward's station.
  • Edward: Hello, Henry.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Edward.
  • Edward: You look splendid. I was pleased to hear your happy whistle yesterday.
  • Henry: Thank you, Edward.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Smiled Henry.
  • Henry: Shh, shh. Can you hear something?
  • Edward: It sounds like Gordon.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Edward.
  • Edward: And it ought to be Gordon. But Gordon never whistles like that.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: It was Gordon. He came rushing down the hill of a tremendous rate. He didn't look at Henry and he didn't look at Edward. He screamed straight through the station and disappeared.
  • Edward: Well.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Edward.
  • Henry: It isn't wrong.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Chuckled Henry.
  • Henry: But we just don't do it.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And he told Edward what Gordon had said. Meanwhile, Gordon screeched along the line. The noise was awful. At the station, everyone covered their ears. Sir Topham Hatt covered his ears too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Take him away!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He bellowed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And stop that noise!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon puffed sadly away. But he wouldn't stop whistling until two fitters climbed up and knocked his whistle valve in place. That night, Gordon slunked into the shed. He was glad it was empty.
  • Henry: It isn't wrong.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Murmured Henry to no one in particular.
  • Henry: But we just don't do it.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: No one mentioned whistles. Next morning, Henry was enjoying himself enormously.
  • Henry: I feel so well, I feel so well.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He sang.
  • Coaches: Trickety-trock, trickety-trock.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Hummed his coaches. Then he saw some boys on a bridge.
  • Henry: Peep-peep. Hello.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He whistled.
  • Henry: Ohh.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He called. The boys didn't wave and take his number. They thought it fun to drop stones on him instead.
  • Coaches: They've broken our glass, they've broken our glass.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Sobbed the coaches. The passengers weren't hurt, but they were cross.
  • Passengers: Call the police!
  • Henry's Driver: No.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Leave it to Henry and me.
  • Passengers: What will you do?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They asked.
  • Passengers: Can you keep a secret?
  • Henry: Yes, yes.
  • Henry's Driver: Well then.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry is going to sneeze at those boys.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Lots of people were at the station just before the bridge. They wanted to see what would happen.
  • Henry's Driver: Henry has plenty of ashes.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said the driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Please keep all windows shut until we haved passed the bridge. Henry's is excited as we are. Aren't you, old fellow?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Henry felt more stuffed up. Soon, they could see the boys. And they all had stones.
  • Henry's Driver: Are you ready, Henry?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said his driver.
  • Henry's Driver: Sneeze hard when I tell you. Now.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He said.
  • Henry: Ah-choo!
  • (Henry sneezes at the boys and they were covered in ashes)
  • Henry's Driver: Well done, Henry.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed his driver. Henry went home, hoping that next time he saw Gordon and the boys, they would have learned not to be so mean.
  • (Whistles and Sneezes ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: You see, Henry had an allergy, but can be quite fun.
  • Mel: Well i'd better prepare for my guitar session.
  • Nina: Yes, Mel, you will.
  • Estelle: Take care, Mr. Conductor 1.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: As you wish.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 disappears)
  • (At the Jukebox)
  • Tito: Nina and Estelle eh?
  • Didi: Amazing.
  • Tex: Pick Your Guitar will be our song.
  • Rex: That's right.
  • Grace: Let's hit it, guys.
  • (The Jukebox Band perform Pick Your Guitar)
  • (We find Schemer and the others back at the station)
  • Schemer: Looks like we're totally real.
  • Schemee: Great.
  • Jessie: We know how to do it.
  • James: Of course.
  • Meowth: Everything looks perfect.
  • Wobbuffet: Wobbuffet.
  • Cliff: Say, we'll make alliances.
  • Lube: Good thinking.
  • Shriek: Let's do this.
  • (We find Mr. Conductor 1 with the others)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Ladies and gentlemen, i'd like you to give it a hand to Mel singing Breakaway.
  • (Stacy and the others clap in joy as Mel appears with her guitar)
  • Mel: I'm all set.
  • (Mel starts to perform Breakaway)
  • Mel: (singing) Grew up in a small town and when the rain would fall down. I'd just stare out my window. Dreaming of what could be and if i'd end up happy, i would pray. Trying hard to reach out, but when i tried to speak out. Felt like no one could hear me. Wanted to belong here but something felt so wrong here, so i'd pray. I could breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, i'll do what it takes til i touch the sky i'll make a wish, take a chance make it change and breakaway. Out of the darkness and into the sun, but i won't forget all the ones that i love i'll take a risk, take a chance, make it change and breakaway. Wanna feel the warm breeze, sleep under a palm tree. Feel the rush of the ocean. Get onboard a fast train, travel on a jet plane, far away. And breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, i'll do what it takes til i touch the sky and i'll make a wish, take a chance make it change and breakaway. Out of the darkness and into the sun, i won't forget all the ones that i loved i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make it change and breakaway. Building with a hundred floors, swinging round revolving doors, Maybe i don't know where they'll take me but. Gotta keep moving on, moving on. Fly away, breakaway. I'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly, though it's not easy to tell you goodbye gotta take a risk, take a chance make it change and breakaway. Out of the darkness and into the sun, but i won't forget the place i come from i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make it change and breakaway, breakaway, breakaway.
  • (Breakaway ends)
  • Mel: (as the others clap in joy) Thank you, guys. Thank you very much.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 reappears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: (clapping his hands) Bravo, Mel.
  • Mel: Mr. Conductor 1 you're back.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yes i am, Mel. Back on the Island of Sodor, Duck took an assistance from Percy.
  • Nina: Duck?
  • Estelle: Did you mean that Great Western Engine?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Well, you two, i'll tell you.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Duck Takes Charge starts)
  • Percy: Do you know what?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Asked Percy.
  • Gordon: What?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Grunted Gordon.
  • Percy: Do you know what?
  • Gordon: Silly!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Of course I don't know what. If you don't tell me what what is.
  • Percy: Sir Topham Hatt says that the work in the yard is too heavy for me. He's getting a bigger engine to help me.
  • James: Rubbish!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said James.
  • James: Any engine could do it. If you work hard and chatterless, this yard would be a sweeter, a better and a happier place.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Percy went off to get some coaches.
  • Percy: That stupid old signal.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He thought. He was remembering the time he misunderstood a signal and gone backwards instead of forwards.
  • Percy: No one listens to me now. They think I'm a silly little engine and order me about. I'll show them, I'll show them.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But he didn't know how. By the end of the afternoon, he felt tired and unhappy. He brought some coaches to the station.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello, Percy.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look tired.
  • Percy: Yes sir, I am sir. I don't know if I'm standing on my dome or on my wheels.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You look the right way up to me.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Cheer up. The new engine is bigger than you and can properly do the work alone. Would you like to help build my new harbour? Thomas and Toby will help too.
  • Percy: Oh yes, sir. Thank you, sir.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The new engine arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What's your name?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Duck: Montague, sir, but I'm usually called Duck. They say I waddle. I don't really, sir, but I like Duck better than Montague.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Good. Duck it shall be. Here, Percy, show Duck around.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: The two engines went off together. Soon they were very busy. James, Gordon and Henry watched Duck quietly doing his work.
  • Henry: He seems a simple sort of engine.
  • James: We'll have some fun and order him about.
  • Henry, Gordon, James: Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack! Wheesh!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Smoke billowed everywhere. Percy was cross, but Duck took no notice.
  • Duck: They'll get tired of it soon. Do they tell you to do things, Percy?
  • Percy: Yes they do.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Answered Percy.
  • Duck: Right.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Duck.
  • Duck: We'll soon stop that nonsense.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He whispered something.
  • Duck: We'll do it later.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Sir Topham Hatt was looking forward to hot buttered toast for tea at home. Suddenly, he heard an extroitnary noise.
  • Henry, Gordon and James: Wheesh! (snorting)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bother!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He said and hurried to the yard. Duck and Percy calmly sat on the switches outside the shed, refusing to let the engines in. Gordon, James and Henry were furious.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Stop that noise!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Bellowed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Gordon: They won't let us in!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Hissed Gordon.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Duck, explain this behavior.
  • Duck: Beg pardon, sir, but I'm a great western engine. We do our work without fuss, but begging your pardon, sir. Percy and I will be glad if you like to inform these, um, engines that we only take orders from you.
  • (Engines whistling)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Quiet!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Percy and Duck, I am pleased with your work today, but not with your behavior tonight. You have caused a disturbance.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Gordon, Henry and James sniggered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: As for you.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thundered Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You've been worse. You made a disturbance. Duck is quite right. This is my railway and I give the orders.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: After Percy went away, Duck was left to manage alone. He did so...easily!
  • (Duck Takes Charge ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1:

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