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Percy's Predicament / Down The Mine / Oliver's Find is a COZI Jr. Airing of Thomas & Friends, marking the second season premiere.

Summary

  • Percy gets into one devastating mishap when he runs over a break van / As Thomas ventures into the mines, he falls into one / Oliver gets a surprising discovery while he is forced to do his Mail Train routine.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Daisy
  • Harold
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Toad
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henry (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Mavis (cameo)

Songs

  1. Thomas' Anthem
  2. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
  3. Night Train

Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: September 6, 2003.

Script

  • (We open this airing with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (We soon show the Thomas & Friends Season 6 intro and we begin with the character introduction segment)
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas is a really useful engine. Here's Percy. He is a very happy engine. James is a magnificent engine. Gordon is the most fastest engine on the Island of Sodor. Henry is long and fast. Here's Edward always here to help.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Percy's Predicament)
  • George Carlin: Daisy the Diesel Rail-car's work in the countryside was full of surprises. But she was frightened to bulls and cows, and she remain very lazy and stubborn. One day, Toby brought Henrietta to the station where Percy was grumbling shunting.
  • Toby: Hello, Percy. I see Daisy's left the milk behind again.
  • Percy: I had to make a special journey within I suppose. Anyone would think I've nothing to do.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Percy.
  • Toby: Tell you what?
  • George Carlin: Replied Toby.
  • Toby: I'll take the milk, you fetch my freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Their drivers and stationmaster agreed. Percy had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the freight cars about.
  • Percy: Hurry along.
  • George Carlin: He said. The freight cars grumbled to each other.
  • Cars: This is Toby's place! Percy's got no right to poke his funnel in here and push us around.
  • George Carlin: They whispered and pass the word.
  • Cars: Pay Percy back! Pay Percy back!
  • Percy: Come along.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Percy.
  • Percy: No nonsense.
  • Cars: We'll give him nonsense.
  • George Carlin: Giggled the freight cars. But they followed so quietly that Percy thought they were under control. Suddenly, they saw a notice ahead: All Trains Stop To Pin Down Brakes.
  • Percy: Peep peep! Brakes, Conductor, please!
  • George Carlin: But before he could check them the freight cars surged ahead.
  • Cars: On! On!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Percy: Help! Help!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Percy. The man on duty at the crossing rushed to warn traffic with his red flag but was too late to switch Percy to the runaway sidings. Frantically trying to grip the rails Percy slid into the yard.
  • Percy: Peep! Peep! Look out!
  • (Percy crashed into the break van)
  • George Carlin: The break van was in smithereens. Percy's driver and fireman had jumped clear but Percy was stranded. Next day, Sir Topham Hatt arrived. Toby and Daisy had helped to clear the wreckage but Percy remained on his perch of freight cars.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: We must now try.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: To run a branch line with Toby and a diesel. You have put us in an awkward predicament, Percy.
  • Percy: I am sorry, sir.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must stay here till we are ready.
  • George Carlin: Continued Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And you really must be more careful with freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Percy sighed. The freight cars groaned beneath his wheels. He quite understood about awkward predicaments. Sir Topham Hatt spoke severely to Daisy too.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: My engines work hard. I send lazy engines away.
  • George Carlin: Daisy was ashamed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: However, Toby says you worked hard after Percy's accident. So you shall have another chance.
  • Daisy: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Daisy.
  • Daisy: I will work hard. Toby says he'll help me.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Excellent. What Toby doesn't know about branch line problems isn't worth knowing. But our Toby's an experienced engine.
  • George Carlin: Next day, Thomas came back, and Percy was sent to be mended. Annie and Clarabel were delighted to see Thomas again and he took them to a run at once. All were now friends, and Toby has taunt Daisy a great deal. She shooed a cow the other day all by herself. That show's you, doesn't it?
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas' Anthem)
  • Children: (singing) It's Thomas the Tank Engine. Hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray! Chugga-chugga, chugg, chugg Chuff, chuff, chuff. He rides along the way. And when you hear that whistle, It can only be one train. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. He's a really useful engine With his heart that's big and strong. He chugga-chugga, chuff-chuffs working hard Helping everyone. Thomas, he has lots of friends And you can be one too. Just clap, clap, clap and sing-along Thomas, we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas, we love you. There's Gordon and Henry, Edward, James and Toby, Annie and Clarabel.
  • Boy: And don't forget Percy!
  • Children: (singing) Terence and Bertie, Diesel, Duck and Daisy, Lots more friends for you. He's always up to mischief, That cheeky little train. He chugga-chugga-chuff-chuffs everywhere, He's always playing games. The Fat Controller scolds him, But loves him just the same. Our favourite little engine, Thomas is his name! Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you. Thomas the Tank Engine rolling along, (whistling) All of his friends will be coming along. Thomas we love you, Thomas we love you, Thomas, We love you!
  • (Whistle blowing)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Down The Mine)
  • George Carlin: One day, Thomas was at the junction when Gordon shuffled in with some freight cars.
  • Thomas: Phew!
  • George Carlin: Remarked Thomas
  • Thomas: What a funny smell. Can you smell a smell?
  • Annie: I can't smell a smell.
  • George Carlin: Said Annie.
  • Thomas: A funny musty sort of smell.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Gordon: No one noticed until you did.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Gordon.
  • Gordon: It must be yours.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: And to Thomas they said.
  • Annie and Clarabel: You mustn't be rude, you make us ashamed.
  • George Carlin: But Thomas didn't care a bit.
  • Thomas: That was funny, that was funny.
  • George Carlin: 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 roofs 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.
  • George Carlin: Thought Thomas. He had often tried to pass it but had never succeeded. But this morning he had made a plan. The fireman went to throw the switch.
  • Thomas: Now for my plan!
  • George Carlin: Huffed Thomas. Bumping the cars fiercely he jerked his driver off the footplate and followed them into the siding.
  • Thomas' Driver: Come back!
  • George Carlin: Yelled his driver.
  • (A loud splash is heard as Thomas falls to the mine)
  • Thomas: Fire and smoke!
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm sunk.
  • George Carlin: And he was.
  • Thomas: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Thomas: I am a silly engine.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And a very naughty one, too. I saw you!
  • George Carlin: 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.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas. But he didn't want to meet Gordon just yet.
  • Gordon: Down the mine is he? Ha! ha! ha!
  • George Carlin: Laughed Gordon.
  • Gordon: What a joke! Boop boop! Little Thomas, we'll have your out in a couple of puffs.
  • George Carlin: Strong cables were fastened between the two engines.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Are you ready? Heave!
  • (Gordon pulls Thomas out of the mine)
  • George Carlin: It was a lot harden than they all thought. At last Thomas was free.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry I was cheeky.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Gordon: That's all right, Thomas. You made me laugh.
  • George Carlin: Replied Gordon.
  • Gordon: I'm in disgrace.
  • Thomas: So am I.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Thomas.
  • Gordon: Why so you are Thomas. Shall we form an alliance. You help me and I help you.
  • Thomas: Right you are.
  • George Carlin: Agreed Thomas.
  • Gordon: Good. That's settled.
  • George Carlin: Rumbled Gordon. And buffer to buffer the allies puffed home.
  • (Gordon and Thomas head home as we end the episode)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining)
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Life is full of surprises, full of ups and downs And so to have a silver lining, first there must be cloud. Bill and Ben the twins work together all day long. They sometimes disagree how things are done. They get down in the dumps If things they do don't work out just as planned. But if at first you don't succeed then understand. There's no sense in worrying if things start going wrong. Obstacles can all be overcome. But even Bill and Ben both agree that in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. So if you've got a job to do, make sure you do it well. Arguing will get you nowhere fast. When Bill says "Push", and Ben says "Pull", They always get it wrong. But never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. Everybody makes mistakes it happens all the time. You should never lose sight of your goal. Just like Bill and Ben things will work out in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. When you're feeling down it doesn't help to wear a frown. Never lose hope, you're sure to cope and you can carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined to help you on your way. As long as there's hope, it'll help you cope. You must never lose hope, it'll help you on the way.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Oliver's Find)
  • Alec Baldwin: Oliver and his break van Toad liked working in the big yards, but one morning, Toad noticed that Oliver was unhappy. He decided to find out why.
  • Toad: Uh, excuse me, Mr. Oliver. It seems to me that things are not well with you, if you forgive me for mentioning it.
  • Oliver: You're quite right, Toad. All I do is shunt these freight cars onto the turntable. I longed for a nice run. It's what an engine really means.
  • Toad: Uh, quite so, Mr. Oliver. May I suggest that you speak to Sir Topham Hatt about your problems.
  • Alec Baldwin: But Oliver said nothing. He just grew unhappier and he was rough with the freight cars.
  • Cars: You're no good, Oliver, you're dangerous. We want Percy.
  • Oliver: Percy's far too busy to be bothered with the likes of you.
  • Alec Baldwin: And Oliver bumped the freight cars hard.
  • (The freight cars fall into the turntable)
  • Workman: You silly engine!
  • Alec Baldwin: Shouted a workman.
  • Workman: It'll take a long time to repair this turntable which'll cause confusion and delay!
  • Alec Baldwin: That night, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oliver, you had caused confusion. I thought you can control freight cars. You should work the mail train for a while. Maybe the night air will clear your smokebox.
  • Oliver: Yes, sir. Sorry, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Oliver sadly.
  • Driver: Cheer up, old chap.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: The mail train run is a fine run for an engine like you.
  • Alec Baldwin: Oliver smiled, but he still felt he had left everyone down. His driver took him along the coastal run with the mail train. The fresh air couldn't help but brighten Oliver's spirits. They made good speed until it was time to collect some important mail from Harold the Helicopter.
  • Oliver: Come on, Harold.
  • Alec Baldwin: At last Harold landed.
  • Harold: Sorry I'm late, great western. Had any uh bit of a problems with one of my arms. Kept letting me down when I was uh meant to be up. You know how it is.
  • Driver: We know that we'll be late for our first run.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Oliver's driver. Soon, they were on their way again. Ahead was a red signal light. Oliver didn't realized that the signalman had dozed off. Oliver whistled several times, but the signal stayed red.
  • Driver: There must be something wrong with that signal. We'll go slowly and stop by the signalbox.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver. But they never reached it. The points before the signalbox were switched to an old track. They were going the wrong way. Oliver's fireman was concerned.
  • Fireman: We need to find the water tower soon.
  • Alec Baldwin: Instead they saw an old station. Disaster lay ahead.
  • (Oliver crashes into a shed)
  • Alec Baldwin: Meanwhile, Sir Topham Hatt was worried.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oliver has not returned. We'll send out a search party.
  • Alec Baldwin: Soon he was high in the sky with Harold.
  • (Harold looks for Oliver)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: There they are.
  • (Oliver is spotted and Harold lands)
  • Driver: It wasn't Oliver's fault.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed the driver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'm aware of that. I'm just glad to see you were all safe.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then he saw something. It was an empty old house beside the station. He went to inspect it.
  • (Sir Topham Hatt checks the old house)
  • Alec Baldwin: When he returned, he spoke to Oliver.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You have found another attraction for our island. We'll make this house as good as new and visitors can have tea and prophets there.
  • Oliver: Hmm.
  • Alec Baldwin: Sighed Oliver.
  • Oliver: Getting lost can be interesting but being found can be much nicer. Especially what an engine feels really useful.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Night Train)
  • Children: (singing) See how the night sky glows, See the light from the night train, The fire glow from the night train. On down the line he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! On down the line he blows. All through the night he goes. Hear the sound of the night train, The chugga-chug-chugg of the night train. Hear how his whistle blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Hear how his whistle blows. Pulling, heaving, big engine breathing. Pistons pushing side by side. Driver checking, gauging, peering, Fireman stoking by his side. On down the line they go. Fast track for the mail train, Clear away for the post train. Non-stop all night they go... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Non-stop all night they go. See how the night sky glows. Clear ahead for the night train, Green light for the night train. On down the track he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! On down the track he blows. Dawn is breaking, sleepy town waking. Children waving, watch him go. Freight trains, milk trains, Boat trains waiting, Stand aside to let him go. There in the morning glow The sunlight on the night train, Silhouettes the night train. On down the line he blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! There in the morning glow. On down the line he blows Hear the sound of the night train, The chugga-chug-chugg of the night train. Hear how his whistle blows... Woooooo-oooooo!!! Hear how his whistle blows. On down the line he blows, On down the line he blows.
  • (Following the last song, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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