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Description

  • Here's the full version of Percy, James and The Fruitful Day, a video released on May 15, 2001. Stories narrated by George Carlin in order: Percy, James and The Fruitful Day, Thomas, Percy and The Dragon, Oliver Owns Up, Mavis, Toby's Tightrope, One Good Turn, and Heroes.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald
  • Oliver
  • Diesel
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Mavis
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Douglas (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Terence (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)

Opening Previews

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Gullane Entertainment logo
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 5 intro
  6. First few seconds of Percy, James and The Fruitful Day

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • PERCY, JAMES & THE FRUITFUL DAY
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Transcript

  • (We open this video with the Anchor Bay FBI Warning)
  • (We then see the 1999-2004 Anchor Bay Entertainment logo)
  • (We also see the Gullane Entertainment logo)
  • (The Britt Allcroft Presents logo soon follows)
  • (The Thomas Season 5 intro is shown and we begin Percy, James and The Fruitful Day)
  • George Carlin: It was a splendid morning on the Island of Sodor. James was feeling very pleased with himself. His red paint gleamed in the sunshine as he sped along the line. He reached the junction just as Percy puffed in with some freight cars. James was surprised to see him.
  • James: What are you doing here, Percy? You should be at the station by now.
  • Percy: I know.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Percy.
  • Percy: These cars had been troublesome all morning.
  • James: That's no excuse, Percy. Nothing should stop us. Sir Topham Hatt relies on us to be on time. Now if you excuse me, I'll be on my way.
  • George Carlin: And James puffed importantly away.
  • Percy: Bossy buffers.
  • George Carlin: Muttered Percy. James arrived at the harbour. It was market day. The harbour yard was filled with the sweet smell of fruits from far away lands. The fruit was delivered in big ships. James watched as strawberries, oranges, melons and bananas were carefully loaded onto his cars. Then, he set off for the station on the main line. On the way, he met Thomas.
  • James: Really reliable, that's me!
  • George Carlin: Panted James.
  • James: Pity the same can't be sent for Percy. Goodbye!
  • Annie and Clarabel: What was all that about?
  • George Carlin: Gasped Annie and Clarabel.
  • Thomas: That was trouble. Trouble for James, just wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Percy was back in the yard and busy shunting. He had the cars in good order and was making up for lost time. But the stationmaster had bad news.
  • Percy's Driver: What's happened?
  • George Carlin: Asked Percy's Driver.
  • Stationmaster: James' brakes have jammed we need Percy's help right away.
  • George Carlin: Percy quickly set off to the rescue. James was stuck on the line and looking glum. Percy couldn't help laughing.
  • Percy: Got yourself in a bit of a jam eh, James, a sticky situation?
  • James: Be quiet! It's not funny having jammed brakes.
  • Percy: And not very reliable either. I'm surprised you let it happen, James. Nothing should stop us engines.
  • Percy's Driver: That's enough, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said the driver.
  • Percy's Driver: Can you push these cars?
  • Percy: Of course I can. There's no time to lose. James has done too much of that already.
  • George Carlin: James angrily hissed steam as Percy was coupled to the cars.
  • Percy: Off we go!
  • George Carlin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: I'll have to go fast to get there in time. Those big engines are so unreliable.
  • Percy's Driver: Be careful, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Called his driver. But Percy was in a hurry. He didn't see that the switch had failed and that he had been diverted into a siding.
  • Percy's Driver: Look out, Percy!
  • George Carlin: Shouted his driver and applied the brakes, but it was too late.
  • (Percy crashes into the van)
  • George Carlin: The driver and fireman had jumped clear but squash fruit squirted all over Percy.
  • (The squash fruit covers Percy completely)
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Percy, you were not to blame for the switch failure. But I do not run a jam factory.
  • Percy: Yes, sir, uh no, sir.
  • George Carlin: And Percy squelched sadly away. That night, the shed was silent. James and Percy felt very sorry for themselves. At last, Thomas spoke.
  • Thomas: You know...
  • George Carlin: He said to no engine in particular.
  • Thomas: There's more than one way to get jammed. We all learned that today.
  • George Carlin: Still there were silence.
  • Thomas: What's more, we also learned that sometimes when engines helped each other out of a jam, things can still go wrong.
  • Voice: So.
  • George Carlin: Said a voice.
  • Thomas: So, that means learned a lot today. And there for...
  • George Carlin: Then came a chorus.
  • Engines: We're really useful engines after all!
  • (A nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Thomas, Percy and The Dragon)
  • George Carlin: Thomas and Percy are good friends, but sometimes Percy teases Thomas about being frightened and he doesn't like that at all. One evening he was dozing happily in the shed, but Percy wanted to talk.
  • Percy: Wake up, Thomas. Are you dreaming about the time you thought I was a ghost?
  • Thomas: Certainly not. Anyway, I was only pretending to be scared. I knew it was your really.
  • George Carlin: Percy went on teasing him.
  • Percy: I hope the guard leaves the light on for you tonight.
  • Thomas: Why?
  • George Carlin: Asked Thomas.
  • Thomas: I quite like the dark.
  • Percy: Oh really?
  • George Carlin: Explained Percy.
  • Percy: I am surprised. I'd always thought you were afraid of the dark. I wonder why?
  • George Carlin: Thomas decided to say nothing and went to sleep instead. Next day, Sir Topham Hatt came to see him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I would like you to go to the harbour tonight. You have to collect something rather unusual.
  • Thomas: What sort of something?
  • George Carlin: Asked Thomas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Wait and see.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt. Meanwhile, Percy was moving some freight cars into a siding. Henry arrived with his goods train. The signalman changed the switches and Percy waited on the siding until Henry had steamed by. Then, there was trouble.
  • The Signalman: The switches are jammed.
  • George Carlin: Called the signalman.
  • The Signalman: I can't switch them back for Percy. The workmen will have to mend them in the morning. It's too late now.
  • Percy's Driver: Hmmm.
  • George Carlin: Said Percy's Driver.
  • Percy's Driver: I'm sorry, Percy. But you will have to stay here tonight.
  • Percy: Where are you going?
  • George Carlin: Asked Percy.
  • Percy's Fireman: Home for tea.
  • George Carlin: Replied the fireman. Percy was speechless. He watched as the other engines went home to the shed. Night-time came and Percy began to feel very lonely.
  • Percy: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: He murmured.
  • Percy: It's very dark.
  • (A screeching noise can be heard)
  • Percy: Oh! Oh! What's that?!
  • George Carlin: It was only an owl, but Percy didn't realize this.
  • Percy: Oh, I wish Thomas was here too.
  • George Carlin: He sighed. Thomas was waiting for his mysterious load at the harbour. Suddenly, there is was.
  • (The Chinese Dragon appears)
  • Thomas: Cinders and Ashes!
  • George Carlin: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's a dragon!
  • Thomas's Driver: Don't worry.
  • George Carlin: Laughed his driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: This dragon is made of paper. It's for the carnival tomorrow.
  • George Carlin: Workmen lifted the dragon onto Thomas' load loader and put lights all around it for protection. Then, Thomas set off into the misty night. Percy was asleep on his siding and had no idea that Thomas was approaching him.
  • (Thomas and the dragon approach Percy and scare him)
  • George Carlin: Percy woke up with a start.
  • Percy: Help!
  • George Carlin: Cried Percy.
  • Percy: I'm not going to open my eyes until my driver comes.
  • George Carlin: Next morning the switches were mended and Percy puffed back to the junction. Gordon was just about to leave with the express.
  • Percy: You'll never guess what I saw last night.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was in no mood for puzzles.
  • Gordon: I'm a busy engine. I don't have time for your games.
  • Percy: I've seen a huge dragon. It was covered in lights.
  • George Carlin: Gordon snorted.
  • Gordon: You've been in the sun too long. Your dome has cracked.
  • George Carlin: When the other engines heard the news, they laughed too.
  • James: Look out, Percy!
  • George Carlin: Chuckled James.
  • James: Or the dragon may gobble you up!
  • Percy: No one believes me.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Percy.
  • Percy: Maybe I did imagine the dragon after all.
  • George Carlin: But Percy soon found out that he hadn't.
  • Percy: Help! Save me!
  • George Carlin: Cried Percy.
  • Thomas: It's alright.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Thomas. And he explained about the carnival.
  • Thomas: By the way, how was your night out?
  • George Carlin: Percy decided to tell Thomas the truth.
  • Thomas: Well, Percy.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Maybe we do get scared sometimes, but if we're not afraid to tell each other, then that means we're quite brave too.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Oliver Owns Up)
  • George Carlin: On a clear day when the sky is blue and there is just enough breeze to blow the clouds away, you can stand on a big hill above the valley and watch Duck and Oliver far below, busily at work on Duck's branch line near the sea. The two engines are very proud of their matching coats of gleaming color. Oliver often talks about the time that Douglas saved him from scrap.
  • Oliver: If it wasn't for his help...
  • George Carlin: Oliver would say.
  • Oliver: I might have caught when I ran away from the scrapyard, and I would never come to live here on Sir Topham Hatt's railway.
  • George Carlin: The other engines all wanted to know about Oliver's adventures.
  • Henry: Amazing!
  • George Carlin: Remarked Henry.
  • James: Oliver...
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • James: ...has resource.
  • Gordon: And sagacity.
  • George Carlin: Put in Gordon.
  • Percy: What does that mean?
  • George Carlin: Whispered Percy.
  • Thomas: I think...
  • George Carlin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: ...it's about being clever and wise.
  • Gordon: He is...
  • George Carlin: Finished Gordon.
  • Gordon: ...an example to us all.
  • George Carlin: I'm sorry to say that Oliver became very puffed up in the smokebox.
  • Oliver: Henry says I'm amazing. He's right.
  • George Carlin: He whistled as he swooshed along the line. One morning, Sir Topham Hatt came to see him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are doing well. Now you must learn how to look after freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Every wise engine knows that you cannot trust freight cars. The other engines warned Oliver but he took no notice.
  • Oliver: You think I can manage.
  • George Carlin: He said huffly.
  • Oliver: Gordon knows better. He's says I'm sagacious.
  • Duck: You may be good gracious or whatever you called it, but cars can be troublesome and...
  • Donald: Say no more, Duck.
  • George Carlin: Interested Donald.
  • Donald: It's a pity, but the wee engine just learned for itself.
  • George Carlin: Oliver pulled some loaded cars into a siding and pushed the empties into the chute. Then he came back to take the loaded cars away. But they were comfortable and didn't want to move.
  • Car 1: What right is he to poke his funnel in here?
  • Car 2: We want Duck!
  • Car 3: Or Donald!
  • Car 4: Or Douglas!
  • Oliver: Look sharp.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Oliver.
  • Cars: That's not the way to speak.
  • George Carlin: Hissed the cars.
  • Cars: We'll get even.
  • George Carlin: Oliver heard nothing. The cars move smoothly at first, then suddenly, Oliver found them forced forward. His driver applied the brakes, but they were useless against the surging cars.
  • Cars: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: Yelled the cars. Oliver formed hard, but still they forced them on and on. At last, the cars grew tired.
  • Oliver: I'm winning.
  • George Carlin: Gasped Oliver. But it was too late.
  • (Oliver falls into the turntable well)
  • George Carlin: Oliver layed bruised and benuised, bunkered down in the turntable well. Duck survaved the damaged.
  • Duck: Hello, Oliver. Are you being a good gracious engine? Beg pardon, we really don't like this sort of surprise. Donald and Douglas will miss their turntable until it was mended.
  • George Carlin: That night, Oliver was hold gently to safety.
  • Oliver: I'm sorry, sir.
  • George Carlin: He said to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't listen to Duck's advice. I don't feel good gracious or whatever it is. I just feel silly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well, Oliver.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now you know the damage cars can do.
  • Oliver: Yes I do, sir. I look like a load of scrap iron.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Oh, I don't think so.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: But you do need to go to the works to be mended.
  • George Carlin: The other engines now felt sorry for Oliver.
  • Duck: The branch line would be a same without you.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Duck.
  • Duck: Come back soon.
  • George Carlin: A few days later, Oliver did come back. His coat paint glistended in the sun. He's a wiser engine too and never made the same about cars again.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Mavis)
  • George Carlin: Mavis is a diesel engine who works at the quarry company shunting freight cars in their sidings. She has six small wheels hidden by sideplates just like Toby's. Mavis is young and full of her own ideas. She loves rearranging things too and began putting Toby's cars in different places every day. This made Toby cross.
  • Toby: Freight cars...
  • George Carlin: He grumbled.
  • Toby: ...should be where you want them when you want them.
  • Mavis: Fiddlesticks!
  • George Carlin: Said Mavis and flounced away. At last, Toby lost patience.
  • Toby: I can't waste time playing "Hunt The Cars" with you. Take them yourself.
  • George Carlin: Mavis was pleased. Taking cars made her feel important. At the station, Diesel oiled up to her.
  • Mavis: Toby's an old fusspot.
  • George Carlin: She complained. Diesel sense trouble and was delighted.
  • Mavis: Toby says only steam engines can manage freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Continued Mavis.
  • Diesel: How observe.
  • George Carlin: Squirmed Diesel.
  • Diesel: Depend upon it, Mavis. Anything steam engines can do, we diesels can do better.
  • George Carlin: Diesel knew nothing about cars, but Mavis didn't realize this. Toby's line crosses the main road behind the station, and for a short way follows a farm lane. Frosty weather makes the mud rock-hard and very slippery. Toby stops before reaching the lane. His fireman halts the traffic at the level crossing and then he sets off again. By using the heavy cars to push him along, he has no trouble with the frosty rails and the lane and across the road. It is the only thing safe thing to do in this kind of weather. Toby warned Mavis and told her just what to do.
  • Mavis: I can manage, thank you.
  • George Carlin: She replied.
  • Mavis: I'm not an old fusspot like you.
  • George Carlin: The freight cars were tired of being pushed around by Mavis.
  • Freight Cars: It's slippery.
  • George Carlin: They whispered.
  • Freight Cars: Let's push her around instead. On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled. Mavis took no notice. Instead, she brought the cars carefully down the lane and stopped at the level crossing. All traffic halted.
  • Mavis: One of the headlamp for fusspot Toby.
  • George Carlin: Chortled Mavis. But Mavis had stopped in the wrong place. Instead of taking Toby's advice, she had given the cars the chance they wanted.
  • Freight Cars: Hold back! Hold back!
  • George Carlin: They cried.
  • Mavis: Grrrr up!
  • George Carlin: Ordered Mavis. The cars just laughed and her wheels spun headlessly. Workmen sanded the rails and dig away the frozen mud, but it was no good. Everyone was impatient.
  • Mavis: Grrrr agh!
  • George Carlin: Wailed Mavis. Toby was in the yard when he heard the news.
  • Toby: I warned her.
  • George Carlin: He fumed.
  • Toby's Driver: She's young yet.
  • George Carlin: Soothed his driver.
  • Toby's Driver: And...
  • Toby: She can manage her cars herself.
  • George Carlin: Interrupted Toby.
  • Toby's Driver: They're your cars really.
  • George Carlin: His driver replied.
  • Toby's Driver: Mavis is suppose to stay at the quarry if Sir Topham Hatt finds out.
  • Toby: Mmmm, yes.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby thoughtfully. He and his driver agreed that'll be best to help Mavis after all. An angry farmer was telling Mavis just what she could do with her train.
  • Toby: Having trouble, Mavis?
  • George Carlin: Chortled Toby.
  • Toby: I am surprised.
  • Mavis: Grrrr osh!
  • George Carlin: Said Mavis.
  • (Toby starts to couple up to Mavis)
  • George Carlin: With much puffing and wheels slipped, Toby pushed Mavis and the freight cars back. The hard work made his fire burn fiercely, and his fireman spread hot cinders to melt the frozen mud.
  • (Toby pushes Mavis and the cars all the way to the top)
  • George Carlin: At last they finished.
  • Toby: Goodbye!
  • George Carlin: Called Toby.
  • Toby: You'll managed now, I expect.
  • George Carlin: Mavis didn't answer. She took the cars to the sheds, and scuttled home to the quarry as quickly as she could.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin Toby's Tightrope)
  • George Carlin: One day, Percy arrived in a quarry to collect some stone for his freight cars. Snow and frost lay everywhere. There was not a sound to be heard. Percy ventured furthur. He found Mavis the new diesel engine resting in the shelter of some rocks.
  • Percy: Cheer up, Mavis.
  • George Carlin: He whistled. Mavis was still remembering the trouble she had with cars.
  • Mavis: Manager says I don't listen for his advice. He says i'd no business chortling down Toby's line. Toby's a fusspot.
  • Percy: Toby has forgotten all about freight cars than you'll ever known.
  • George Carlin: Replied Percy.
  • Percy: You must put the cars where he wants them, then you'll be a really useful engine. Now if you excuse me, I have to take these stones to the harbour.
  • George Carlin: Mavis likes Percy but she still wouldn't to his advice.
  • Mavis: Why shouldn't I go on Toby's line.
  • George Carlin: The siding arrangements are awkward. The put the cars where Toby wanted them, Mavis had to make several journeys. She started making a plan.
  • Mavis: If we used the key stood on Toby's line.
  • George Carlin: She said to her driver.
  • Mavis: We would save all was bother.
  • George Carlin: Her driver suspecting nothing allow them to go as far as the level crossing. A few days later, the weather changed. As the soon melted, the quarry grew busy again. Some trains were so long that before leaving the cars for Toby, Mavis had to go beyond the level crossing with them. Now for her plan. She would go further down the line without it seeming her fault.
  • Mavis: Can you keep a secret?
  • George Carlin: She asked the freight cars.
  • Cars: Yes, yes, yes!
  • George Carlin: They chattered.
  • Mavis: Will you bump me at the level crossing and tell no one I ask you?
  • George Carlin: The cars promised. But while Mavis was away, Toby arrived. He decided to shunt the cars himself. The cars decided to bump him anyway. They reached the level crossing and Toby's brakes came on. This was the signal for the freight cars.
  • Cars: On, on, on!
  • George Carlin: They yelled. Toby was away. With the cars screaming and yelling behind him. No one realize that melted snow had turned a stream ahead into a torrent and the bridge above it was about to collapse. The rails were now like a tightrope against the thundering water.
  • Toby: Stop, stop!
  • George Carlin: Cried Toby. His driver thought for control. They came nearer and nearer by the bridge. It was all of nothing now. The driver breaked hard.
  • (Toby reaches the broken bridge)
  • George Carlin: Toby stopped still on the rails but with his wheels shredding the tightrope over the abyss. Mavis was horrified and quickly came to the rescue. Workmen anchored Toby with ropes while she pulled the freight cars away. Then, she helped Toby to safety.
  • (Mavis rescuing Toby)
  • Mavis: I'm sorry about the cars.
  • George Carlin: Said Mavis.
  • Mavis: I can't think how you manage to stop them in time.
  • Toby: Oh well.
  • George Carlin: Said Toby.
  • Toby: My driver told me about circus people who walked tightropes, but I just didn't fancy doing it myself.
  • George Carlin: Later, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: A very smart piece of work.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Mavis, you did well too I hear.
  • Mavis: It was my fault about those cars, sir.
  • George Carlin: She faulted.
  • Mavis: But if I could...
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Could what?
  • Mavis: Come down the line sometimes, Sir? Toby says he'll show me what to do.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Certainly.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: If your manager agrees.
  • George Carlin: And so it was arranged. Now Mavis is as happy as can be, and Sir Topham Hatt thinks she's really useful indeed.
  • (Another nameplate sequence occurs and we begin One Good Turn)
  • George Carlin: Bill and Ben are the most mischievous engines working on Sir Topham Hatt's railway. They're kept busy pushing and pulling cars up and down the line that runs from the china clay works to the harbour yard. They like to have fun together and often play tricks on the workmen.
  • (Bill pulls the cars away and soot falls on the tracks)
  • George Carlin: But sometimes, their teasing ways can get them into trouble. One morning, Sir Topham Hatt came to see them.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Important goods have arrived in the big yard. Bill and Ben, I need you to help the other engines.
  • Bill and Ben: Oh, yes, of course, sir.
  • George Carlin: Replied the twins. They set off happily on their important mission. BoCo was resting in the yard when suddenly he heard a pair of familiar whistles.
  • BoCo: Hmm.
  • George Carlin: Sighed BoCo.
  • BoCo: Here comes trouble.
  • Bill: Sir Topham Hatt told us you were tired.
  • George Carlin: Teased Bill.
  • Bill: He asked us to take all your cars for you.
  • BoCo: You two never stopped do you? But I'm wise to your pranks and we do need help here.
  • George Carlin: The twins were soon busy pushing and pulling the heavy cars into place. At last, the day's work was done. The twins now became excited. They were going to use the turntable for the first time. Bill went first.
  • Bill: This is fun!
  • George Carlin: He shrieked to Ben. He didn't want to move off at all. The foreman stopped the turntable.
  • Foreman: Please make way for the other engines.
  • George Carlin: He ordered. Bill did so, but the foreman had accidentally stopped the turntable in the wrong place. Bill was on the wrong track and there was Ben puffing directly toward him. The engines came to a grinding halt.
  • (Bill and Ben stop against each other)
  • George Carlin: They gazed grimly at each other.
  • Bill: I was here first!
  • George Carlin: Said Bill.
  • Ben: But you're in my way!
  • George Carlin: Protested Ben.
  • Ben: You'll have to back up again!
  • Bill: I won't!
  • Ben: You will!
  • Bill: I won't!
  • George Carlin: Sir Topham Hatt came to stop the noise.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: If you don't behave, I shall not allow you here again.
  • George Carlin: The next day, Ben was still grumpy.
  • Ben: That Bill! Imagine getting in my way on the turntable. He's a really silly engine!
  • BoCo: The way I heard it.
  • George Carlin: Sighed BoCo.
  • BoCo: It sounded like you were both to blame.
  • Ben: Pooh! You must have heard it all wrong!
  • George Carlin: The twins grumbled about each other all day. Even kind Edward lost patience.
  • Edward: All this grumbling spreads bad atmosphere in the yard.
  • BoCo: You're quite right and that's why I come up with a plan.
  • George Carlin: BoCo whispered his plan to Edward. Then his driver told Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll start making arrangements right away.
  • George Carlin: The next morning he called Bill and Ben into the yard.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: BoCo is taking a special train to the harbour. His regular heavy goods train is waiting on the siding. You can pull it together.
  • Ben: But...
  • Bill: But...
  • George Carlin: Protested Bill and Ben who were still not speaking to each other.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Good. I knew I can rely on you two.
  • Ben: I'll take the train myself.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ben.
  • Bill: Go right ahead.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill. Ben was coupled up to the train of freight cars, but they were too heavy for him to move alone.
  • (Ben attempts to pull a train)
  • Bill: Go on.
  • George Carlin: Teased Bill.
  • Ben: I can't!
  • George Carlin: Said Ben. Then suddenly, both twins laughed.
  • Bill: I don't think we'll take turns this time, Ben.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill.
  • Bill: I think we better pull together!
  • George Carlin: Ben was delighted. It was good to be helping each other. Best of all, it was good to be friends again.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Heroes)
  • George Carlin: One morning, Bill and Ben were busy at the quarry, pushing and pulling cars filled with clay into their proper places. The twins are cheeky and love playing tricks. But they we're growing restless.
  • Ben: Listen, Bill.
  • George Carlin: Said Ben.
  • Ben: Can you hear something?
  • Bill: What sort of something?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bill.
  • Ben: Something different.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ben.
  • Bill: I can't hear anything different.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill.
  • Ben: Exactly.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Ben.
  • Ben: Everything is the same. Sounds the same, looks the same. What we need is a surprise.
  • Bill: Surprise what?
  • George Carlin: Asked Bill. Before Ben could answer, the quarry master arrived.
  • Quarry Master: I have just received a message from Sir Topham Hatt. He wants you to go to the station at the harbour.
  • Bill: I wonder what we've done this time.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill anxiously.
  • Ben: It must be you.
  • George Carlin: Replied Ben.
  • Bill: Why me?
  • George Carlin: Exclaimed Bill.
  • Bill: I've not done anything.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Edward is taking the children on a special trip today. I want you to go to the station and look after cars there.
  • Bill and Ben: We'll do our best, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said the twins. Gordon spoke severly to them.
  • Gordon: You must behave here. You're on the main line now.
  • Ben: Actually, Gordon.
  • George Carlin: Giggled Ben.
  • Ben: When we saw you, we thought this was the scrapyard.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was cross.
  • Gordon: Just make sure that my coaches are ready for my evening train.
  • George Carlin: And he fumed away. The twins laughed and set to work.
  • Bill and Ben: This was easy.
  • George Carlin: They said to each other.
  • Bill and Ben: We know all about cars.
  • George Carlin: But I'm afraid they didn't.
  • Freight Cars: No need for that.
  • George Carlin: Shouted the cars as the twins pushed them into place.
  • Freight Cars: We'll show you around, we want to help.
  • Bill and Ben: Thank you very much.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill and Ben. The cars giggled and began their tricks. Evening came. The yard was in a dreadful muddle. The twins had left the cars tell them where to put things. Gordon and the passengers waited impatiently outside the station while Bill and Ben tried to sort things out. But by the time Gordon was able to leave, it was very late indeed. Next day the twins were working at the quarry again.
  • Bill: That's a strange noise.
  • George Carlin: Gasped Bill.
  • Bill: I never heard a noise like that before.
  • Bill's Driver: I have.
  • George Carlin: Whispered his driver nervously.
  • Bill's Driver: It sounds like a rockslide to me.
  • (We hear a loud siren)
  • George Carlin: Then came the alarm.
  • Quarry Master: Danger! Clear the quarry!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the quarry master. Workmen scrambled into the cars.
  • Bill and Ben: Thank goodness we're here.
  • George Carlin: Said the twins. They were just puffing out of the quarry when...
  • Quarry Master: Help! Wait for me!
  • George Carlin: A workman had been left behind. Ben waited as the man climbed quickly aboard. The twins left the quarry just in time.
  • (The avalanche buries the entire quarry completely)
  • George Carlin: Everyone was safe, but rubble lay all around.
  • Bill: Oh dear.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill.
  • Bill: This wasn't our fault. I hope Sir Topham Hatt will understand.
  • George Carlin: And indeed, he did. Next day, he arrived with Edward.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Bill and Ben, you still had a lot to learn about cars, don't you? But you acted quickly and bravely an emergency. So three cheers for Bill and Ben our heroes. Hip hip, hooray, hooray, hooray!
  • Bill: Oh, thank you, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Bill.
  • Bill: Being called heroes, well, it's, it's...
  • Ben: It's a really nice surprise.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Ben.
  • (Following the last story, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the Gullane Entertainment logo appears)

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