Peter Sam & The Prickly Problem is a fan-fiction Thomas & Friends episode from Season 4 made by SuperMalechi. It first aired in 1995 after Patience is a Virture.
Men have been trimming bushes so the passengers can see the scenery, but Rusty does not have enough time to pick up the branches and so they remain where they are. One day, Peter Sam sees some branches on the line, and, not wanting to miss James' train, recklessly ploughs through. Unfortunately, they become jammed in his valve gear and although the worst is cut out Peter Sam's front feels very sore for several days afterwards.
- Peter Sam
- US Narrator: Ringo Starr.
- UK Narrator: Michael Angelis.
- George Carlin did not narrate this episode in the US, due to him leaving the Shining Time Station series in 1997.