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Mel's Guitar Lessons is an episode of the Playhouse Disney version of Shining Time Station. It is the eighteenth episode of the fourth season that aired on December 24, 1997, which is Christmas Eve.

Plot

  • It all happens with Mel playing with Anna. Stacy, Harry and Billy meet up with Nina Settergren (voiced by Pamela Segall) and Estelle Spears (voiced by Jennifer Hale) who explain that they will watch. However, Schemer, Schemee, Stan and Heff try to ruin the performance, but they get thrown out. After that, Mel has successfully performed Breakaway and she thanks Nina and Estelle.

Cast

From Shining Time Station

  1. Mr. Conductor 1 (George Carlin)
  2. Stacy Jones (Didi Conn)
  3. Harry Cupper (Leonard Jackson)
  4. Billy Twofeathers (Tom Jackson)
  5. Horace Schemer (Brian O'Conner)
  6. Schemee (Jonathan Shapiro)

From Hoop-a-Joop

  1. Mel Blake (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  2. Anna Blake (Meagan Smith)
  3. Nina Settergren (Pamela Segall)
  4. Estelle Spears (Jennifer Hale)

From The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh

  1. Stan Woozle (Ken Sanson)
  2. Heff Heffalump (Chuck McCann)

Thomas Stories

  1. Thomas Saves The Day
  2. Down The Mine

Thomas Song

  1. Really Useful Engine

Jukebox Band Song

  1. Pick Your Guitar

Notes

  • Nina Settergren has the voice of Spinelli from Recess and Estelle Spears has the voice of Sam Simpson from Totally Spies.
  • During Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway, the sounds of the chords of the guitar that Mel is playing have the same sounds as Kelly Lynn Barber's from a YouTube video.
  • This episode aired on Christmas Eve.
  • As revealed in Hoop-a-Joop, Anna wears a light blue dress, white tights and black Mary Janes.

Transcript

  • (The episode opens with Mel playing with Anna)
  • Mel: You loved your pretty white pantyhose.
  • Anna: Why yes.
  • Stacy: Mel has the voice of Mina Aino and Anna the voice of Lilo.
  • Harry: They sure love to be sisters.
  • Billy: Look, there's Nina and Estelle.
  • Nina: Hey, Mel.
  • Estelle: You liked Anna eh?
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 appears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Welcome to Shining Time Station, you two.
  • Mel: Mr. Conductor 1, you came.
  • Anna: We were playing along.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: You two seem to be sisters.
  • Nina: Why yes.
  • Estelle: Did Thomas rescue James from danger?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Indeed. Thomas saved James from danger. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Thomas Saves The Day starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Every day, Sir Topham Hatt came to the station to catch his train.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Hello.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He said to Thomas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't let the silly freight cars tease you. Remember, you have an important job as a special helper in the train yard.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: There were lots of freight cars and Thomas worked very hard pushing and pulling them into place. There was also a small coach and two strange things his driver called cranes.
  • Thomas' Driver: That's the breakdown train.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He told Thomas.
  • Thomas' Driver: The cranes are for lifting heavy things like engines and coaches and freight cars.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: One day, Thomas was in the yard. Suddenly he heard an engine whistling.
  • James: Help! Help!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: A frieght train came rushing through much too fast. The engine was James and he was frightened. His brake blocks were on fire.
  • James: They're pushing me, they're pushing me.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He panted.
  • Freight Cars: On! On!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed the freight cars. Still whistling...
  • James: Help! Help!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Poor James disappeared.
  • Thomas: I like to teach those freight cars a lesson.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • (We hear an alarm ringing)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Soon came the alarm.
  • Signalman: James is off the line. The breakdown train quickly.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas was coupled on and off they went. Thomas worked his hardest.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry, hurry!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He puffed. He wasn't predenting to be like Gordon. He really meant it.
  • Thomas: Bother those freight cars and their tricks. I hope poor James isn't hurt.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: James' driver and fireman were feeling him all over to see if he was hurt.
  • (Cows mooing)
  • James' Driver and Fireman: Never mind James.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They said.
  • James' Driver and Fireman: It was those silly freight cars and your old wooden brakes that caused the accident.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thomas pushed the breakdown train alongside. Then he pulled away the unhurt freight cars.
  • Freight Cars: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They groaned.
  • Thomas: Serves you right, serves you right.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Puffed Thomas. He was hard at work puffing backwards and forwards all afternoon.
  • Thomas: This'll teach you a lesson, this'll teach you a lesson.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He told the freight cars. And they answered...
  • Freight Cars: Yes it will, yes it will.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: They left the broken cars. Then with two cranes they put James back on the rails.
  • (The cranes lift James away from the field. A surprised Thomas watches as James is put back to the rails)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He tried to move, but he couldn't so Thomas helped him back to the shed. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting anxiously for them.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Thomas.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I heard all about it and i'm very pleased with you. You're a really useful engine. James shall have some proper brakes and a new coat of paint and you shall have a branch line all to yourself.
  • Thomas: Oh thank you sir.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas. Now Thomas is as happy as can be. He has a branch line and two coaches called Annie and Clarabel. He puffs proudly backwards and forwards with them all day. He is never lonely. Edward and Henry stop quite often and tell him the news. Gordon is always in a hurry but never forgets to say...
  • Gordon: Poop Poop.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And Thomas always whistles...
  • Thomas: Peep Peep.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: In return.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Thomas Saves The Day ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: So you see, Thomas became the hero for rescuing James.
  • Mel: That's more like it.
  • Anna: You'd be leaving right?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Right.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 disappears)
  • Nina: Are you ready for a guitar performance?
  • Estelle: We'll be watching you.
  • Mel: That's amazing.
  • (Inside the Jukebox)
  • Tito: A guitar performance?
  • Didi: All right.
  • Tex: Time for us to perform Pick Your Guitar.
  • Rex: Exactly.
  • Grace: Let's hit it, guys.
  • (The Jukebox Band perform Pick Your Guitar)
  • (Back with Schemer and Schemee, we find them with Stan and Heff)
  • Schemer: A real guitar performance?
  • Schemee: Cool.
  • Stan: We'll cash in our money.
  • Heff: By taking the guitar away.
  • (Later, the performance begins)
  • Mayor Flopdinger: Ladies and gentlemen, i'd like you to hear Mel sing Breakaway.
  • (Stacy and the others clap in joy as Mel performs 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 Stacy and the others clap in joy) Thank you, thank you very much.
  • Stacy: What an excellent song.
  • Harry: You did it.
  • Billy: Stella and Carlos will be proud of you.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 reappears)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: I'm taking you to the Anything Tunnel for Thomas' biggest song ever.
  • (We zoom to the Anything Tunnel and Really Useful Engine starts)
  • Children: (singing) He's a really useful engine you know. All the other engines they'll tell you so. He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Cause the Fat Controller, he told him so. Now he's got a branch line to call his very own. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. Little blue train, he's always there whenever you need a hand. If you need help with a situation who comes into mind. He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Maybe little, but he's never slow. Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's the really useful engine we adore!
  • (Really Useful Engine ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: See, Thomas is the number 1 engine.
  • Mel: Thanks for the offer, Mr. Conductor 1.
  • Nina: Are there more stories about Thomas?
  • Estelle: Did he get the rest of his journeys?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yes. He ventured into mines and fell down one. Let me explain.
  • (Mr. Conductor 1 blows his whistle and Down The Mine starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 1: One day, Thomas was at the junction when Gordon shuffled in with some freight cars.
  • Thomas: Phew!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Remarked Thomas
  • Thomas: What a funny smell. Can you smell a smell?
  • Annie: I can't smell a smell.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Annie.
  • Thomas: A funny musty sort of smell.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas.
  • Gordon: No one noticed until you did.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Gordon: It must be yours.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Not long ago, he had fallen into a dirty ditch. Thomas enjoyed teasing him about it.
  • Thomas: Annie, Clarabel, do you know what i think it is? It's ditchwater.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Before Gordon could answer, Thomas puffed away. Annie and Clarabel could hardly believe their ears.
  • Annie: He's dreadfully rude i feel quite ashamed.
  • Clarabel: I feel quite ashamed he's dreadfully rude.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And to Thomas they said.
  • Annie and Clarabel: You musn't be rude, you make us ashamed.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: But Thomas didn't care a bit.
  • Thomas: That was funny, that was funny.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He chuckled. He felt very pleased with himself. Annie and Clarabel were deeply shocked. They have great respect for Gordon The Big Engine. Thomas left the coaches at the station and went off to a mine for some cars. Long ago, miners digging there have made tunnels under the ground. Their rooves are strong enough to hold up cars but not the weight of engines. A large notice warns them not to enter the area: Danger! Engines must not pass this board.
  • Thomas: Silly old board.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Thought Thomas. He had often tried to pass it but had never suceeded. But this morning he had made a plan. The fireman went to throw the switch.
  • Thomas: Now for my plan!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Huffed Thomas. Bumping the cars fiercely he jerked his driver off the footplate and followed them into the siding.
  • Thomas' Driver: Come back!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Yelled his driver.
  • (A loud splash is heard as Thomas falls to the mine)
  • Thomas: Fire and smoke!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm sunk.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: And he was.
  • Thomas: Oh, dear.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: He said.
  • Thomas: I am a silly engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And a very naughty one, too. I saw you!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Thomas: Please let me out. I wont do it again.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm not sure. We can't lift you out with the cranes. The ground's not firm enough. Hmm, let me see. I wonder if Gordon could pull you out.
  • Thomas: Yes sir.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas. But he didn't want to meet Gordon just yet.
  • Gordon: Down the mine is he? Ha! ha! ha!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Laughed Gordon.
  • Gordon: What a joke! Poop poop! Little Thomas, we'll have your out in a couple of puffs.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Strong cables were fastened between the two engines.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Are you ready? Heave!
  • Mr. Conductor 1: It was a lot harden than they all thought. At last Thomas was free.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry i was cheeky.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Said Thomas.
  • Gordon: That's all right, Thomas. You made me laugh.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Replied Gordon.
  • Gordon: I'm in disgrace.
  • Thomas: So do i.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Huffed Thomas.
  • Gordon: Why so you are Thomas. Shall we form an alliance. You help me and i help you.
  • Thomas: Right you are.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Agreed Thomas.
  • Gordon: Good. That's settled.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Grumbled Gordon. And buffer to buffer the allies puffed home.
  • (Gordon's whistle toots and Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Down The Mine ends)
  • Mr. Conductor 1:

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