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This is all of the fourth season of RS Mr. Conductor the Conductor and Friends.

Cast

  • RS Mr. Conductor (from Shining Time Station) as Thomas
  • Edd (from Ed, Edd n Eddy) as Edward
  • Homer (from The Simpsons) as Henry
  • Garfield (from Garfield and Friends) as Gordon
  • Schemer (from Shining Time Station) as James
  • Bart (from The Simpsons) as Percy
  • Grandpa Dave (from Arthur) as Toby
  • Spike (from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) as Duck
  • Mario (from Mario) as Donald
  • Luigi (from Mario) as Douglas
  • GC Mr. Conductor (from Shining Time Station) as Oliver
  • Tex (from Shining Time Station) as Bill
  • Rex (from Shining Time Station) as Ben
  • Big Bird (from Sesame Street) as Stepney
  • Rouge (from Sonic the Hedgehog) as Daisy
  • Roger Baxter (from Littlest Pet Shop (2012)) as BoCo
  • Meg (from Family Guy) as Mavis
  • Dr. Robotnik (from Sonic the Hedgehog) as D261
  • Franklin (from Franklin) as Skarloey
  • Rabbit (from Franklin) as Rheneas
  • Cat (from Little Bear) as Sir Handel/Falcon
  • Bear (from Franklin) as Peter Sam/Stuart
  • Owl (from Little Bear) as Rusty
  • Fox (from Franklin) as Duncan
  • Grandpa Abe Simpson (from The Simpsons) as Duke
  • Stewie (from Family Guy) as Smudger
  • Patty (from The Simpsons) as Annie
  • Selma (from The Simpsons) as Clarabel
  • Toad (from Mario) as Toad
  • Feathers McGraw (from Wallace and Gromit) as Scruffey
  • Flowers (from Alice in Wonderland) as The Coaches
  • Goomas (from Mario) and Changelings (from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) as The Troublesome Trucks
  • Oscar (from Sesame Street) as George
  • Zoe Trent (from Littlest Pet Shop (2012)) as Caroline
  • Budgie (from Budgie the Little Helicopter) as Harold
  • Cabot (from Theodore Tugboat) as Bulstrode
  • Mayor Adam West (from Family Guy) as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stu Pickles (from Rugrats) as The Portly Man
  • Captain Star (from TUGS) as The Mid-Sodor Railway Manager
  • Didi Pickles (from Rugrats) as The Refreshment Lady
  • Joe Swanson (from Family Guy) as The Crovan's Gate Policeman
  • Becky (from Shining Time Station) as Nancy
  • Oliver Frensky (from Arthur) as The Important Passenger
  • The Crows (from Dumbo) as The Elsbridge Cricket Club
  • Superintendent Chalmers (from The Simpsons) as The Inspector
  • Chief Wiggum (from The Simpsons) as The Dryaw Policeman
  • Drew Pickles (from Rugrats) as The Painter
  • Mr. Higgins (from Arthur) as Tom Tipper
  • Mr. Burns (from The Simpsons) as Diesel (does not speak)
  • Lanolin (from Garfield/US Acres) as Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Ten Cents (from TUGS) as Bertie (does not speak)
  • Princess Celestia (from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) as Queen Elizabeth II (does not speak)
  • Scooby Doo (from Scooby Doo) as Terence (cameo)
  • Sunshine (from TUGS) as Trevor (cameo)
  • Fuzzy Lumpkins (from The Powerpuff Girls) as Bulgy (cameo)
  • Eustace (from Courage the Cowardly Dog) as Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Phil (from Rugrats) as Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Mrs. Twombly (from Littlest Pet Shop (2012)) as Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
  • Lazy Luke (from Wacky Races) as Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Reverend Lovejoy (from The Simpsons) as The Vicar of Wellsworth (cameo)
  • Orson (from Garfield/US Acres) as Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • Merlin (from The Sword in the Stone) as Sir Robert Norramby (indirectly mentioned)
  • Everyone else as Themselves

Episodes

  1. Gransimpson
  2. Sleeping Beauty
  3. Bulldog
  4. You Can't Win
  5. Four Little Animals
  6. A Bad Day for Cat
  7. Bear and Didi Pickles
  8. Changelings/Owl Helps Bear
  9. Home at Last
  10. Rock 'n' Roll
  11. Special Head
  12. Grouch
  13. Passengers and Polish
  14. Gallant Old Rabbit/The Gallant Old Rabbit
  15. Owl to the Rescue
  16. RS Mr. Conductor and Big Bird
  17. Bird Stops Play
  18. Bowled Out
  19. Homer and the Elephant
  20. Toad Stands By
  21. Bulls Eyes
  22. RS Mr. Conductor and the Special Letter
  23. Paint Pots and Princesses/RS Mr. Conductor Meets the Princess
  24. Fish
  25. Special Attraction
  26. Mind That Bike

Transcript

Gransimpson

Narrator: "One winter's night, when the cold wind blew, the TV Characters found it hard to sleep."

Grandpa Dave: "What we need..."

Narrator: "Suggested Grandpa Dave,"

Grandpa Dave: "Is to listen to a story."

Bart: "A mysterious story."

Narrator: "Said Bart."

Spike: "But,"

Narrator: "Added Spike,"

Spike: "It must have a happy ending."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Driver told me a story,"

Narrator: "Said RS Mr. Conductor. So everyone listened."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Once upon a time,"

Narrator: "Began RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "There were three little characters, who lived in their own little house on their own little land. Their names were Abe Simpson, Bear and Cat. Abe was the oldest, and was named after his grace, the Abraham of TV Land. He was proud of this, and loved to keep the younger characters in order.

Whenever they did anything that Abe thought wrong, he would say,"

Abe Simpson: "That would never suit his grace."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Other characters came and went, but Abe outlasted them all.

Bear and Cat used to call him 'Gransimpson.' They were fond of him, but they got very tired of hearing all about 'his grace'.

Sometimes they would tease him and chant,"

Cat and Bear: "Characters come and characters go, Gransimpson goes on forever."

Abe Simpson: "You impertinent scallywags!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Abe would say."

Abe Simpson: "Whatever are you characters coming to?"

Bear: "Never mind, Gransimpson. We're only young once."

Abe Simpson: "Well, you better mind. Unless you want to end up like Stewie."

Cat: "Oh, Gransimpson? Whatever happened?"

Abe Simpson: "Stewie,"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Said Abe,"

Abe Simpson: "Was a show-off!

He rode roughly and often came off of the road.

I warned him to be careful, but he took no notice."

Stewie: "Listen, Abraham, who worries about a few spills?"

Abe Simpson: "'We do here,' I said, but Stewie just laughed."

Stewie: "He he he he he!"

Abe Simpson: "Until one day, Captain Star said he was going to make him useful at last. Stewie stopped laughing then."

Bear: "Why? W-w-what did he do?"

Abe Simpson: "He turned him into a generator. He's still out there behind our house. He'll never move again."

RS Mr. Conductor: "After that, Bear and Cat became really useful characters, and all three were happy together for many years.

Then, hard times came. The companies near the hills closed, and the land was closed, too. People came to buy the characters."

Passengers: "We'll take Bear and Cat."

RS Mr. Conductor: "No one wanted Abe. They thought him 'Too old'."

Bear: "Cheer up, Gransimpson."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Called Bear."

Bear: "We'll find you some nice land, and then you can come and keep us in order."

RS Mr. Conductor: "They tried to be brave and cheerful, but no one really thought their dreams would come true.

Abe's driver and fireman polished and greased him one last time. They sheeted him snugly, and said good-bye. They had to go away and find work. Abe was alone."

Abe Simpson: "Oh, well."

RS Mr. Conductor: "He sighed."

Abe Simpson: "I'll go to sleep. It'll help to pass the time."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Winter torrents washed soil from the hills. Trees and bushes grew all around. You wouldn't have known a house was there, let alone an old man asleep inside."

Bart: "That's not a happy ending!"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Bart."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Ah,"

Narrator: "Murmured RS Mr. Conductor sleepily."

RS Mr. Conductor: "There will be one, but that will have to wait until next time."

Sleeping Beauty

Narrator: "It was a beautiful moonlit night in TV Land. The day's work was done and all the TV Characters puffed safely home."

Bart: "RS Mr. Conductor,"

Narrator: "Whispered Bart."

Bart: "Will you tell us the end of the story?"

RS Mr. Conductor: "You mean the one about Abe Simpson the Lost Man?"

Homer: "Exactly."

Narrator: "Said Homer."

Schemer: "But,"

Narrator: "Added Schemer."

Schemer: "Please remind us of the story so far."

Narrator: "So RS Mr. Conductor began and here is the rest of the story he told."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Abe Simpson was old and lived with two young animals called Bear and Cat. They teased Abe and called him 'Gransimpson', but they were happy together.

Then, their land was closed down and the young animals went away. Abe was left alone in the house. He went to sleep and everything around him changed. But Abe was never forgotten.

Years went by until one day not long ago, visitors came to see Mayor Adam West."

Visitors: "We want to find Abe Simpson."

RS Mr. Conductor: "They said."

Visitors: "And make him happy again."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Maps lay everywhere."

Stu Pickles: "If we follow the old road shown here on the map."

RS Mr. Conductor: "They said."

Stu Pickles: "We'll travel north of the village and then into the mountains. And look. There's the sign for the old station. If Abe's anywhere, he's there."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Everyone set off to the mountains far away.

The days went by, the search grew harder, but the rescuers wouldn't give up."

Rescuers: "Let's go this way."

RS Mr. Conductor: "They said.

But there was still no sign of Abe."

Rescuers: "He's here somewhere."

RS Mr. Conductor: "They said. They scrambled over hills, struggled over ditches.

At last their search ended,

(Crash!)

Quite by accident."

Stu Pickles: "We found him! We found our sleeping beauty."

Abe Simpson: "Excuse me?"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Enquired Abe."

Abe Simpson: "Are you a vandal? Driver told me vandals break and smash things."

Rescuers: "Bless you, no."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Laughed the rescuers."

Stu Pickles: "We dropped in because we couldn't find your door. Cat and Bear will be pleased to see you."

Abe Simpson: "So they did remember."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Sighed Abe happily.

Then they all set off for Abe's new home.

Bear and Cat were ready for a big welcome."

Cat and Bear: "He's here."

RS Mr. Conductor: "They whispered."

Cat and Bear: "Sh! Sh!"

Abe Simpson: "You woke me up!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Grumbled Abe."

Abe Simpson: "In my young days, characters were..."

Bear: "Seen and not heard, Gransimpson, we know."

Cat: "We're all be back at work tomorrow. We're glad you've come back. We can keep you in order now."

Abe Simpson: "Keep me in order? Be off with you! Impertinent scallywags!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Murmured Abe. But his old eyes twinkled, and for the first time in years, he smiled as he dozed in the sun.

And that,"

Narrator: "Said RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Is the whole story. Did you like it?"

Other TV Characters: "Yes indeed."

Narrator: "Agreed the TV characters."

Other TV Characters: "Especially the happy ending."

Narrator: "And soon, they were all asleep too."

Bulldog

Narrator: "One morning, Bart was impatience. He was wearing a new shirt and long for everyone to see it. The other TV Characters were still dozing, but not Bart."

Bart: "Driver should be here by now. What's he doing?"

Garfield: "Sleeping."

Narrator: "Grunted Garfield."

Bart: "But that means I'll be late. The flowers will be waiting and the passengers will get cross."

Homer: "Rubbish!"

Narrator: "Huffed Homer."

Schemer: "It's still early."

Narrator: "Added Schemer."

Schemer: "You just want to show off."

Bart: "No I don't!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Never Bart."

Narrator: "Said RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "It'll soon be time for work. But be careful, or you might run into danger and Abe Simpson is not here to save you."

Grandpa Dave: "A--A-Abe?"

Narrator: "Stuttered Grandpa Dave."

Grandpa Dave: "You mean our hero?"

Narrator: "A large painting of Abe hung in the house."

RS Mr. Conductor: "The very same."

Narrator: "Said RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Driver told me the story. Listen."

Narrator: "And this is the story RS Mr. Conductor told them."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Long ago, Bear and Cat used to work with Abe on his old land, but Cat still had a lot to learn. Captain Star came to see him."

Captain Star: "Cat, I'm pleased with your work so far. Now you must learn the difficult part of the path. We call it "The Mountain Road"."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Cat was excited."

Cat: "Yes, please, sir."

Captain Star: "So tomorrow,"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Continued Captain Star."

Captain Star: "When you have some new fur, you will go on it. Abe Simpson will explain everything."

Cat: "Huh!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Thought Cat."

Cat: "Abe's an old fusspot!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Next day came."

Abe Simpson: "Listen."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Warned Abe."

Abe Simpson: "The mountain road is difficult. I'll lead."

Cat: "No."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Replied Cat."

Cat: "I'll lead. How can I learn the route with you lumbering ahead and blocking the view?"

Abe Simpson: "Suit yourself."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Said Abe."

Abe Simpson: "But never mind the view. Look at the path."

RS Mr. Conductor: "The characters set off."

Abe Simpson: "Look at the path."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Puffed Abe."

Abe Simpson: "Never mind the view."

Cat: "Fusspot, fusspot!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Replied Cat."

Cat: "Fuddy-duddy, fuddy-duddy, fuddy-duddy!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "The character' speed grew slower and slower."

Cat: "Don't dawdle, don't dawdle!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Urged Cat."

Abe Simpson: "No hurry, no hurry."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Puffed Abe.

Soon they approach the tunnel. Cat didn't like the tunnel. It was curved and he couldn't see."

Cat: "I want to get out! I want to get out!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "He sighed. One moment, everything seemed safe. But then suddenly...

Cat hung dangerously over the edge.

Abe bravely held on with all of his strength."

Abe Simpson: "Stop shaking!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "He called."

Abe Simpson: "I can't hold you if you shake."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Abe's driver and fireman worked quickly to make the two characters safe again.

Then came more trouble."

Abe's Fireman: "Water!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Cried Abe's fireman."

Abe's Fireman: "Abe needs water quickly!"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Luckily there was a workman's cottage nearby. Soon everyone was passing jugs, buckets, kettles and saucepans filled with water until Abe's thirst was quenched. All the while, Abe was building more strength. At last, with everyone's help, he was able to pull Cat back onto the path.

Then they started off once more.

Captain Star was waiting at the top station. He apologized with the accident."

Passengers: "Your Abe,"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Said the passengers."

Passengers: "is a hero. He stood firm like a bulldog and wouldn't like go."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Cat was grateful too."

Cat: "Thank you for saving me, Abe. I don't know why you bothered after I've been so rude."

Abe Simpson: "Oh well,"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Replied Abe."

Abe Simpson: "You just had some new fur. It would've been a pity if you felled down the mountain and spoiled them."

You Can't Win

Narrator: "Abe Simpson is the hero of all the TV Characters. This is a story about him.

It happened long ago when Bear and Cat used to work with Abe on his old land. Many people came year after year to see the mountains and the lakes and most of all, Abe.

He always took his flowers, even on days when he didn't feel well."

Abe Simpson: "I mustn't disappoint my friends."

Narrator: "He would say.

Every morning he took his passengers up the road and stopped anywhere they wanted."

Abe Simpson: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "He whistled."

Abe Simpson: "Please be ready when I come back to you. Otherwise we might miss your boat to the mainland and that would never do."

Narrator: "One day, Abe didn't feel well. He was short of strength and glad of a rest. His driver and fireman had just finished clearing his body when Bear bustled up."

Bear: "Hello, Gransimpson."

Narrator: "He teased."

Bear: "Are you short of strength."

Abe Simpson: "Nothing of the sort. This is routine maintenance."

Bear: "Tell you what."

Narrator: "Went on Bear."

Happy: "You getting old. We must take care of you in case you get hurt."

Abe Simpson: "Hmmph!"

Narrator: "Hooshed Abe."

Abe Simpson: "That'll be the day!"

Narrator: "Abe couldn't stay cross for long. It was a lovely evening."

Abe Simpson: "Couldn't be better. Couldn't be better."

Narrator: "He guntered happily.

They began to climb, but Abe didn't mind."

Abe Simpson: "I've plenty of strength."

Narrator: "He puffed."

Abe Simpson: "We'll be up in a couple of puffs."

Narrator: "But soon, Abe's puffs changed to wheezes. His body was leaking strength."

Abe Simpson: "It's not so easy. It's not so easy."

Narrator: "He croaked."

Abe Simpson: "But I'll manage."

Narrator: "At last, they reached the station.

Abe's driver examined him carefully. Anxious passengers waited for news."

Guard: "Abe is going to take you to the harbor, but he might be late."

Narrator: "Said the guard."

Guard: "So two animals are coming to help. You'll still catch your boat."

Narrator: "Cat went up in front."

Cat: "Poor old Gransimpson. What a shame you've gotten hurt."

Bear: "Peep, peep, peep!"

Narrator: "Teased Bear."

Bear: "This is the day."

Narrator: "He was coupled up behind."

Cat: "Are you ready?"

Narrator: "Whistled Cat."

Bear: "Yes, I am."

Narrator: "Replied Bear, and away they went.

When they reached the next station, the cavalcade split up.

Cat took Abe's passengers to the boat.

Bear headed Cat's line, with Abe coupled behind."

Bear: "Fancy me rescuing Gransimpson! This is the day! This is the day!"

Narrator: "He boasted."

Bear: "Poor old man! Poor old man!"

Narrator: "But Abe still had plenty of strength left in him. His body sounded worse then it was. He and his driver had their own little joke ready.

They waited until they reached the hill."

Abe's Driver: "Now!"

Narrator: "Said his driver. Abe puffed and roared as though he was pushing the whole line's weight before him. The noise echoed everywhere.

When they reached the last station, everyone cheered."

Boy: "What happened?"

Narrator: "Asked a boy."

Boy: "They don't usually need two characters."

Father: "Well,"

Narrator: "Replied his father."

Father: "Bear hurt himself. Abe Simpson had to help him. It sounds as if he had a hard job too."

Narrator: "Abe and his driver's joke had worked."

Bear: "Fiddlesticks!"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Bear, and he vanished in a cloud of steam. Abe wheezed alongside."

Abe Simpson "Poor old bear!"

Narrator: "He teased."

Abe Simpson: "It's no good, Bear. You can't win!"

Four Little Animals

Narrator: "If you should visit a place that has a lake in the woods and a beautiful waterfall, then you may also find two little animals called Franklin and Rabbit. The animals know everybody and everybody knows them.

There are two more animals; Cat and Bear.

One day, Mayor Adam West sent Edd to the works to be mended.

A big surprise awaited Edd."

Edd: "It's Franklin! What's he doing here?"

Narrator: "Franklin was pleased to see Edd."

Franklin: "I've been sent here for a rest."

Narrator: "He sighed."

Franklin: "I was put in the cottage so I could see everything and not be lonely, but I do miss Rabbit; He's going to be mended. I wish I could be mended, too, and take flowers again."

Narrator: "Just then, some workmen arrived."

A Workman: "We're going to take you to the works now, Edd. Come along."

Edd: "Good-bye Franklin. Your land's a lovely one."

Franklin: "Oh, it is, it is. You've cheered me up, Edd. Good-bye."

Narrator: "Meanwhile, Cat was having trouble with some flowers. He tried to be kind, but the flowers didn't trust him; they were awkward and rude.

There was worse to come. Some careless sheep had strayed onto the path."

Flowers: "He's bumped us!"

Narrator: "Screamed the flowers."

Flowers: "Let's pay him out!"

Narrator: "They surged into Cat and pushed him off the road.

No one was hurt, but Cat limped sadly to the cottage."

Cat's Driver: "No more work for you today."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Cat's Driver: "How are we going to take the flowers without an animal?"

Franklin: "What about me, sir?"

Cat's Driver: "Franklin! Can you do it?"

Franklin: "I'll try."

Narrator: "Said the old turtle.

The flowers stood at the platform."

Franklin: "I'm ashamed of you."

Narrator: "Scolded Franklin."

Franklin: "You might have hurt your passengers!"

Narrator: "The flowers quivered.

Flowers: "We're sorry, Franklin."

Narrator: "The guard blew the whistle, and their journey began.

Franklin remembered all the gates and styles where he had to stop.

The sun shone, the road was dry."

Franklin: "This is lovely!"

Narrator: "Sang Franklin.

Presently, the road grew steep. Franklin felt short of strength."

Franklin's Driver: "Take your time."

Narrator: "Soothed his driver."

Franklin: "It'll be better down hill."

Narrator: "Franklin said to himself.

But it wasn't. His body was weak, and the road jarred his legs.

At last, a leg gave way."

Franklin: "I feel all croaked!"

Narrator: "Cried Franklin."

Franklin's Driver: "We'll need a bus now for our passengers."

Narrator: "Sighed his driver."

Franklin: "No!"

Narrator: "Pleaded Franklin."

Franklin: "I'll get them to the station or burst!"

Narrator: "Schemer was waiting at the platform. Clanging and clanking, Franklin walked in."

Franklin: "I'll do it, I'll do it! I've done it!"

Narrator: "Schemer collected his passengers and respectively puffed away.

Everyone was pleased with Franklin, but he was still worried."

Franklin: "Old animals can't take flowers like the young ones can."

Franklin's Driver: "They can if they're mended, old faithful."

Narrator: "Smiled his driver."

Franklin's Driver: "And that's what's going to happen to you, you deserve it!"

A Bad Day for Cat

Narrator: "Franklin and Rabbit work on the land that weaves around lakes, and mountain sides. Their flowers have many visitors, and the animals are proud to run the path, come rain or shine.

The animals will never let their passengers down, but they are old and they tire more easily.

Their drivers understood this, and they spoke kindly to them."

Franklin and Rabbit's Drivers: "There's more than enough work for both of you on this land. The manager is sending two more animals to help us run the path."

Narrator: "Franklin and Rabbit were pleased with this news, and promised to give the new animals a big welcome.

When Cat and Bear arrived, they found that they had much to learn."

Cat: "What a small cottage."

Narrator: "Grunted Catt."

Cat: "This won't do at all. We're much too smart for this old shack."

Bear: "I think it's nice."

Narrator: "Said Bear."

Cat: "Humph."

Narrator: "Replied Cat."

Cat: "What's that rubbish?"

Bear: "Shhh."

Narrator: "Said Bear."

Bear: "That's Franklin. He's famous."

Narrator: "And then he whispered to Franklin."

Bear: "I'm sorry, Franklin. Cat's upset now, but he's quite nice, really."

Narrator: "Franklin felt sorry for Bear."

Cat's Fireman: "Now, Cat,"

Narrator: "Said the fireman,"

Cat's Fireman: "I will get you ready for work."

Cat: "I'm tired! Let Bear go; he'd love it!"

Cat's Fireman: "No, you're first!"

Narrator: "Cat puffed away to fetch his flowers. He didn't like the look of them at all."

Cat: "Whatever next? Those aren't flowers, they're weeds!"

Flowers: "Oh!"

Narrator: "Screamed the Flowers."

Flowers: "What a horrid cat!"

Cat: "It's not what I'm used to."

Narrator: "Clanked Cat.

He rolled to the platform just as Garfield arrived."

Grumpy: "Hello, who are you?"

Garfield: "I'm Garfield. Who are you?"

Cat: "I'm Cat. I've heard of you. You're an express TV character. So am I, but I'm used to smart flowers, not these weeds! Do you have smart flowers? I see you do."

Garfield: "We must have a chat."

Cat: "Sorry, I can't stop. Must keep time, you know."

Narrator: "Garfield was speechless!

Clouds of steam filled the air as Cat huffed and puffed along the line.

He was still cross when they reached the top station. Cat was hoping for a rest, but his driver thought otherwise."

Cat's Driver: "We'll leave the flowers now, and fetch some changelings from the quarry."

Cat: "Changelings?"

Narrator: "Snorted Cat."

Cat: "Changelings? I won't, so there!"

Narrator: "Cat was about to cause a great deal of trouble."

Cat: "Told you."

Narrator: "Said Cat.

By the time workmen came to rescue him, Cat was feeling rather silly. To make matters worse, there stood Mayor Adam West. His message to Grumpy was brief and blunt."

Mayor Adam West: "I shall talk to you later!"

Narrator: "Then he and the fireman left with Bear. Cat felt sillier still."

Cat's Driver: "Come on,"

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Cat's Driver: "Let's get you back on the path."

Narrator: "When Cat crawled home, he found Mayor West waiting for him."

Mayor Adam West: "You're a very naughty cat!

I hope I can trust you to behave when you next come out of this cottage."

Narrator: "After hearing that, I'm sure Cat will. Aren't you?"

Bear and Didi Pickles

Narrator: "Cat had been naughty, so Mayor Adam West made him stay in the cottage for a while.

Bear was now busier than ever. He had to do Cat's work, as well as his own. He was very excited and the fireman found him hard to handle."

Cat: "Anyone would think that he wanted to work!"

Narrator: "Said Cat, who was lonely and bored."

Franklin: "All respectable animals do."

Narrator: "Replied Franklin."

Franklin: "Keep calm Bear and you'll do well."

Narrator: "But Bear was in such of state that he couldn't listen. He collected some flowers and went on his way.

But somehow, the faster he wanted to go, the slower the journey became.

When Bear finally fussed into the station, Homer was already there."

Homer: "This won't do youngster."

Narrator: "Said Homer."

Homer: "I can't be kept waiting. If you're late tonight, I'll go off and leave your passengers behind."

Bear: "Pooh!"

Narrator: "Said Bear. Secretly, he was a little worried, but not for long. The guard blew his whistle, and waved his green flag.

Bear puffed happily, away singing a little song."

Bear: "I'm Bear. I'm running this path. I'm Bear. I'm running this path.

What fun it all is."

Narrator: "He thought, as he journeyed along the path.

The flowers enjoyed themselves too. They were growing fond of Bear.

Everyday they had to wait an hour at the station by the lake. The station has a little shop selling refreshments. The driver, fireman and the guard buy tea and cakes from Didi Pickles.

At last, the waiting was over. Bear was sizzling with impatiences."

Bear: "Peep! Hurry up, please!"

Narrator: "He whistled to the passengers."

Bear: "How awful,"

Narrator: "He thought."

Bear: "If we miss Homer."

Narrator: "The guard was waiting with his flag and whistle. Didi Pickles was making her way to the flowers.

Then it happened.

The guard says that Bear was too impatient. Bear says he was sure he heard a whistle. Anyway, he started."

Flowers: "Stop! Stop! Stop!"

Narrator: "Wailed the flowers."

Flowers: "You've left Didi Pickles behind."

Bear: "Bother!"

Narrator: "Groaned Bear."

Bear: "We're sure to miss Homer now."

Narrator: "Didi Pickles climbed aboard, and they started again.

Bear didn't sing anymore. Instead, he hurried along the path as fast as his legs and his driver would let him.

The arrived at the big station just in time."

Bear: "Hooray!"

Narrator: "Said Bear. He felt very relieved."

Homer: "Not bad, youngster."

Narrator: "Said Homer. But Didi Pickles was still cross."

Didi Pickles: "What do you mean by leaving me behind?"

Bear: "I'm sorry, Didi Pickles."

Narrator: "Replied Bear."

Beaer: "But Homer said he might leave without us."

Narrator: "Then Didi Pickles laughed."

Didi Pickles: "You silly bear! Homer was teasing you. He wouldn't have gone without his passengers. He's a guaranteed connection."

Bear: "Well!"

Narrator: "Said Bear."

Bear: "Where's that Homer?"

Narrator: "But Homer had chortled away."

Changelings/Owl Helps Bear

Narrator: "Everyday, where the little characters work, the crisp air is suddenly filled with a familiar noise. The lakes and mountains have many visitors, and Budgie the Little Helicopter flies the sky making sure no one's in trouble."

Budgie: "All present and correct. Time to return to home."

Narrator: "Then Budgie noticed something. An owl was coming round the mountainside.

Budgie flew lower for a closer inspection."

Budgie: "I'm Budgie. Who are you?"

Owl: "I'm Owl."

Narrator: "Replied the owl."

Budgie: "Don't recall seeing you before. What brings you this way?"

Owl: "Mayor Adam West sent me to help the other dwarfs."

Narrator: "Huffed Owl. This was no time for a chat with a helicopter."

Budgie: "Well done! Cheers! And keep up the good work."

Owl: "Cheeky chopper!"

Narrator: "Muttered Owl."

Owl's Driver: "Not long now."

Narrator: "Encouraged the driver."

Owl's Driver: "We'll soon be at the top station."

Narrator: "Bear and Cat were glad to see Owl. Even so, Cat wouldn't stop grumbling. The changelings didn't like Cat and wanted to play tricks on him."

Garfield: "No one understands our feelings."

Narrator: "Sympathized Garfield."

Garfield: "Now if you were ill, you couldn't arrange changelings, could you?"

Cat: "Good idea!"

Narrator: "Replied Cat."

Cat: "I'll try it."

Narrator: "He did so next morning."

Cat: "I don't feel well."

Narrator: "He groaned. There wasn't time to examine him, so some of his changelings were lined up behind Bear's flowers.

Owl promised to follow with the rest.

Bear didn't mind the extra work. He left his flowers at the station, and trundled cheerfully on.

Soon, they reached the quarry where the changelings were needed.

Empty changelings at the bottom of a slope are hitched to a steel rope. Loaded ones at the top are hitched to another. By their weight, loaded changelings run down the steep slope pulling the empty ones up.

Bear duly waited at the bottom of the slope for the loaded changelings. He never bumped changelings, unless they missed behaved.

But the loaded changelings couldn't see him properly. They thought he was Cat. Their chance for trickery had come."

Loaded Changelings: "Faster, faster!"

Narrator: "They yelled."

Empty Changelings: "No, no!"

Narrator: "Wailed the empty changelings."

Empty Changelings: "It's Bear!"

Narrator: "But it was no use!"

Loaded Changelings: "Hurrah, hurrah!"

Narrator: "Roared the changelings. Bear shut his eyes."

(CRASH!)

Bear: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "Wailed Bear. Owl was working nearby, and came to help clear up the mess."

Owl: "Bust my wings!"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Owl."

Owl: "Never mind, Bear. We'll get you out."

Narrator: "Bear felt battered. His head was scratched and his stomach dented."

Bear: "Thank you, Owl."

Narrator: "He sighed, and limped slowly home."

Cat: "I'm sorry about your accident."

Narrator: "Said Cat."

Cat: "I always stand well back. Changelings don't like me."

Bear: "Why didn't you warn me?"

Cat: "I didn't think."

Mayor Adam West: "You never do! You can start thinking now while you're doing Bear's work, as well as your own! That'll teach you to pretend you were ill."

Narrator: "Cat did start thinking about Garfield.

When the wreckage was cleared away, Owl set off along the path."

Budgie: "Splendid to see you again."

Narrator: "Whizzed Budgie."

Budgie: "I'm completing my evening look about."

Owl: "Well done!"

Narrator: "Replied Owl."

Owl: "Keep up the good work."

Narrator: "And the little owl flew back home."

Home at Last

Narrator: "Franklin had been to the works to be mended. He felt much better. Owl was helping him off his wagon. Franklin hadn't met the little owl before."

Franklin: "Owl seems a kindly sort of animal."

Narrator: "He thought to himself."

Owl: "I help to mend the paths and do odd jobs."

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "I hear everyone's looking forward to seeing you again. Come on."

Narrator: "Bear was feeling depressed. He was still getting over his accident but he wanted to start work again. Mayor Adam West wouldn't let him."

Mayor Adam West: "Another day's rest will do you good."

Narrator: "He said."

Mayor Adam West: "Besides, I've got a surprise for you."

Bear: "For me, sir? How nice, sir! What is it sir?"

Mayor Adam West: "Wait and see."

Narrator: "The surprise was Franklin."

Bear: "Oh."

Narrator: "Said Bear."

Bear: "I'm glad you've come home."

Narrator: "They gave Franklin some stamina and he sizzled happily."

Franklin: "I feel all excited."

Narrator: "He said."

Franklin: "Just like a young turtle. Now tell me all the news."

Bear: "I see you've met Owl."

Narrator: "Said Bear."

Franklin: "Yes. I like that owl."

Bear: "So do I."

Narrator: "Replied Bear."

Bear: "It's a pity Fox doesn't."

Franklin: "Who is Fox?"

Bear: "He came as a spare animal after my accident."

Narrator: "Replied Bear."

Franklin: "Is he useful?"

Bear: "He keeps busy and I'm sure he means well, but he's bouncy and rude. He sings and sways and swivels around. His driver calls it Rock 'n' Roll."

Franklin: "I understand."

Narrator: "Said Franklin gravely.

His driver interrupted."

Franklin's Driver: "Fox has done it again. He's stuck in a tunnel. Come on old boy. We'll have to get him out."

Narrator: "Franklin was pleased. He wanted to run and looked forward to meeting Fox. They found some workmen and hurried up the path."

Franklin: "How nice and smooth the path is."

Narrator: "Thought Franklin."

Franklin: "They mended all the old bumps. The little owl has helped to do that. What a difference Owl's made to the path."

Narrator: "Quite soon they found Fox. He was stuck at the far end of the tunnel and he was very cross."

Fox: "I'm a plain blunt fox. I speak as I find. Tunnels should be tunnels and not rabbit holes. This land is no good at all."

Fox's Driver: "Don't be silly!"

Narrator: "Snapped his driver."

Fox's Driver: "This tunnel is quite big enough for foxes who don't rock 'n' roll!"

Narrator: "It took some while to clear away the rocks and set Fox free again.

At last, Franklin was able to push Fox and his flowers safely through.

The works trailer was left on a siding, and the workmen stayed to make sure everything was safe.

Fox grumbled all the way home, but Franklin payed no attention.

Later, Mayor West spoke severely to Fox."

Mayor Adam West: "Listen to me. There is nothing wrong with that tunnel. You stuck in it because you tried to do rock n roll. Tunnels are not dance floors and you are not a pop star."

Narrator: "Then Mayor West gave his full attention to Fox's ears."

Mayor Adam West: "If it happens again,"

Narrator: "He ended ominously."

Mayor Adam West: "I shall find ways to cut you down to size. In other words, your career is, ah ha ha ha ha, on the path. Need I say more?"

Narrator: "Fox thought Mayor West had said quite enough and he remain completely silent and still, for at least the whole evening."

Rock 'n' Roll

Narrator: "Franklin the Turtle loves all the sights and sounds along his path and knows them very well.

One morning, soon after he returned from being mended, he was enjoying his journey more than ever before. Along the way, he met Owl."

Franklin: "You know,"

Narrator: "He said."

Fraknlin: "If I couldn't see these familiar faces and places, I'd think I was on a different land. You've done wonders with these roads."

Narrator: "Owl laughed."

Owl: "I'm glad you're pleased. Manager says let's mend the roads so well, he won't know where he is. And we did, and you didn't if you take my meaning."

Narrator: "Franklin liked this hard working owl."

Owl: "There's still on bad bit."

Narrator: "Warned Owl."

Owl: "Just before the first station. An animal might come off there, particularly Fox. He will rock 'n' roll along the path. Look at him right now. I shouldn't like his passengers hurt."

Fox: "What about me? I'm a plain fox and I believe in plain speaking. Speak up!"

Narrator: "Owl warned Fox about the bad bit of road."

Fox: "Huh!"

Narrator: "Grunted Fox."

Fox: "I know my way about. I don't need smelly sleepy owls to tell me what to do."

Narrator: "Owl felt hurt.

Fox banged about the yard. Then, he clattered crossly to the station. Schemer was already there waiting for him."

Schemer: "You're late!"

Narrator: "He snapped."

Fox: "I know."

Narrator: "Said Fox."

Fox: "It's that smelly owl's fault. Owl tries to teach me how to stay on the road, and then goes off leaving me to find my own flowers."

Schemer: "You poor fox."

Narrator: "Sympathized Schemer."

Schemer: "I know all about bossy characters. One crept into our yard and ordered us about. I soon sent him packing."

Narrator: "Fox was filled with admiration. He didn't know that Schemer was boastful and sometimes didn't tell the truth."

Fox: "Send Owl packing! Send Owl packing!"

Narrator: "Snorted Fox. He climbed the hill furiously."

Fox's Driver: "Well done, boy! Keep it up!"

Narrator: "Encouraged his driver.

Soon they were near the first station. Fox was pleased."

Fox: "Nothing's happened, nothing's happened! Silly old owl! Clever me!"

Narrator: "And he rocked and rolled along the path."

Fox's Driver: "Steady, boy."

Narrator: "Checked his driver. But it was too late."

Fox: "Sleepers and ballast! I'm off."

Narrator: "And he was."

Owl: "I warned him."

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "But all he did was call me names."

Narrator: "The little owl refused to move."

Franklin: "I'm ashamed of you, Owl."

Narrator: "Said Franklin."

Franklin: "Think of the passengers. What are they going to do?"

Owl: "Oh, I've forgotten them. Yes, of course. We must help the passengers."

Narrator: "And Owl roared into life.

Fox stood sad and solitary. He couldn't rock 'n' roll now."

Fox: "Oh dear."

Narrator: "He thought."

Fox: "Everyone will know how silly I am."

Narrator: "The passengers had to get out and help too. They weren't very pleased about that, but worked as hard as they could. They carefully levered Fox back onto the road.

After that, Fox was extra careful all day.

At last, evening came."

Fox: "Owl,"

Narrator: "He whispered."

Fox: "Thank you for helping. I'm sorry I was rude to you."

Owl: "That's all right, Fox."

Fox: "I wish all owls were like you. Let's be friends."

Owl: "Suits me."

Narrator: "Replied Owl."

Owl: "We'll mend that bad bit of road first thing tomorrow."

Special Head

Narrator: "It was winter in TV Land. Bear puffed nervously along the path. His head had never been the same since his accident with some changelings. Now the biting wind was trying to blow it away."

Bear: "My head feels wobbly."

Narrator: "He complained."

Bear: "I wish manage would hurry up with my new one. He says it would be something special."

Franklin, Rabbit, Cat, Fox and Abe Simpson: "You and your special hat."

Narrator: "Laughed the others. They were fond of Bear, but his special head had become quite a joke.

The winter wind grew worst. The rain came too, turning hillside streams into torrents, which threatened to wash the path away.

Owl, the little owl, worked hard carrying workmen up and down the path. They were removing branches and leaves so water could flow away.

But one morning, Owl's driver brought bad news."

Owl's Driver: "There's been a washout near the tunnel. The road has been swept away. We must repair the damage immediately."

Narrator: "The important work took longer than expected. As days went by, the weather changed. It became frosty and much colder."

The workmen finished at last. Bear was most careful as he took the morning flowers over the mended bit of road.

Soon, they approached the tunnel. It was short and curved. So his driver could not see right through it. Bear was heading for trouble."

Bear's Driver: "There's something hanging from the roof."

Narrator: "Shouted his driver. Bear came out of the tunnel a different looking bear. He no longer had the top of his head."

Guard: "Here's what hit you, Bear."

Narrator: "Called the guard. And he produced a thick, cold icicle. They set off again, but without the top of his head, the journey was very difficult.

Then, his fireman saw an old box lying beside the road."

Bear's Fireman: "We'll use that instead of the top of your head. At least, it'll help you."

Narrator: "Bear finished his journey with the box wired to his body.

The others laughed, and Cat sang a song about it."

Cat: "Bear said again and again, his new head will put ours to shame. Went into a tunnel and lost the top of his head. Now his famous new head's a box!"

Narrator: "The teasing continued until at last the day came when his new head arrived.

Mayor Adam West proudly presented it."

Bear: "Oh dear!"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Bear."

Bear: "Someone's squashed it."

Narrator: "Mayor West laughed."

Mayor Adam West: "Don't worry, Bead. This head is something special indeed. You'll soon see."

Narrator: "Bear's new head had special pipes, which made pulling much easier."

Bear: "I feel stronger than ever before!"

Narrator: "He hummed. Even Cat was impressed."

Cat: "I can't understand it. Bear just seems to stroll along the path. He makes work look so easy."

Narrator: "The others don't laugh at Bear's head now. They wished they had one like it."

Grouch

Narrator: "Cat is very proud of his big feet. They hold him well to the ground, but they are unusual.

One day, the others wouldn't stop teasing him."

Franklin, Rabbit, Bear, Fox and Abe Simpson: "Look at his grouch feet!"

Narrator: "They joked."

Cat: "Be quiet!"

Narrator: "Snorted Cat."

Cat: "You're jealous!"

Bear: "Don't worry."

Narrator: "Soothed Bear."

Bear: "The characters all teased me about my special head, until they learned how useful it is."

Cat: "Did you hear that?"

Narrator: "Huffed Cat."

Cat: "My feet are special, like Bear's head! I can go faster than any of you."

Narrator: "Franklin had a plan to make Owl see sense."

Franklin: "With your grand feet, Cat,"

Narrator: "Said Franklin,"

Franklin: "You're just the animal to tackle Oscar."

Cat: "Who's Oscar?"

Franklin: "That grouch over there."

Narrator: "Replied Franklin."

Franklin: "Listen."

Narrator: "The grouch was making rude remarks about the characters."

Oscar: "Roads are no good, turn them into garbage, pull em' up, turn them into garbage! Roads are no good, tun them into garbage, pull em' up, turn them into garbage!"

Cat: "Don't worry."

Narrator: "Said Cat."

Cat: "Leave him to me. I'll send him packing.

Oscar will soon get a run for his money."

Narrator: "Later that morning, Oscar was at the crossing."

Oscar: "Huh."

Narrator: "He said."

Oscar: "You're Cat, I suppose."

Narrator: "Cat was standing no nonsense."

Cat: "And you, I suppose, are Oscar? Yes, I've heard of you."

Oscar: "And I've heard of you. You swank around with your grouch feet, pretending you're as good as me."

Cat: "Actually,"

Narrator: "Retorted Cat."

Cat: "I'm better. Good-bye."

Narrator: "Oscar chuffered on, fuming.

Later that day, Cat brought a special load down after the last character had gone.

When he had reached the road, he saw Oscar trundling home. Cat tried to attract his attention."

Cat: "Peep peep peep!"

Narrator: "Oscar took no notice. There was barely room to pass."

Cat was cross."

Cat: "Get out of my way, you great clumsy garbage hog!"

Oscar: "Ha! I don't move for imitation grouches."

Narrator: "Huffed Oscar. They rumbled along as the insults continued.

Then there was trouble."

(CRASH!)

Cat: "Aaah!"

Narrator: "Cried Cat."

Cat: "That was your fault."

Oscar: "No it wasn't. It was yours."

Narrator: "Everyone was arguing over who was to blame."

Joe Swanson: "Hello, hello, hello."

Narrator: "Said Joe Swanson, ominously."

Joe Swanson: "And what's going on here?"

Narrator: "This made everyone stop arguing. They set to work clearing up the mess instead.

Next day, they put up a fence between the roads.

Then, they went away, taking Oscar with them.

Cat thought he had made Oscar go away.

He talked of nothing but grouches."

Franklin: "Oh, dear."

Narrator: "Whispered Franklin."

Franklin: "He's worse than ever. I'm sorry my plan was no good."

Owl: "Never mind."

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "We'll think of something else."

Narrator: "But they had no need to do that.

Some boys arrived instead. They pointed to Cat and cried,"

Boys: "Look, here's Cat. He tried to race a grouch, but the grouch nearly beat him!"

Narrator: "Cat never mentions grouches now."

Passengers and Polish

Narrator: "Becky is a guard's daughter.

One day, she was working on Franklin with some polish and a rag. Franklin was snoozing happily, but Becky wanted to talk."

Becky: "Wake up, lazybones! Your shell is filthy. Aren't you ashamed?"

Franklin: "No."

Narrator: "Yawned Franklin."

Franklin: "You're just an old fusspot."

Narrator: "And then Franklin closed his eyes. He was thinking of his friend, Rabbit, and the all the good times they shared together before Rabbit went away to be mended.

Becky interrupted again."

Becky: "Don't you want to look nice for when Rabbit comes home?"

Narrator: "Franklin wasn't sleepy anymore."

Franklin: "What? When?!"

Becky: "Soon. Daddy told me. I'm going now."

Narrator: "She said."

Franklin: "Becky, stop. Do I really look nice? Please polish me again."

Becky: "Now who's an old fusspot?"

Narrator: "Laughed Becky, and set to work once more.

Fox was jealous."

Fox: "Aren't you gonna polish me too?"

Becky: "Sorry. Not today. I'm going now. I'm helping Didi Pickles this afternoon. We must get the ices ready for the passengers. Never mind, Fox."

Narrator: "She said. But Fox did mind."

Fox: "It isn't fair!"

Narrator: "He complained."

Fox: "Bear gets a special head, Cat gets special feet, passengers get ices, but I'm not even polished!"

Narrator: "Of course, this wasn't true. But Fox enjoyed complaining. He became sulkier still.

That afternoon, there was bad news from up the path."

Fox's Driver: "One of Franklin's flowers has come off the road."

Narrator: "Called Fox's driver."

Fox's Driver: "We'll have to take the workmen there right away."

Fox: "All this extra work!"

Narrator: "Grumbled Fox."

Fox: "It wears a fox out!"

Fox's Driver: "Rubbish! Come on!"

Narrator: "The hurt flower was in the middle of Franklin's line. So he had gone on to the top station with his front flowers.

Fox left the workmen to sort out the mess, then he brought the passengers with the rear flowers home.

He sulked all the way."

Fox: "I get no rest, I get no rest!"

Narrator: "He muttered.

Fox made the journey very difficult. He was short of strength, so his driver waited a while and hope of raising more. But Fox wouldn't try."

Fox's Driver: "We'll keep our passengers waiting."

Narrator: "Said his driver. Fox was cross."

Fox: "You always think about the passengers and never about me!"

Narrator: "It wasn't long before Fox finally build up enough strength and set off again.

But he was still very grumpy and cross."

Fox: "I'm overworked, and I won't stand it!"

Narrator: "At last, they reached the viaduct near the station."

Fox's Driver: "Come on, Fox!"

Narrator: "Called his driver."

Fox's Driver: "One more effort, and you'll have a rest and a drink at the station."

Narrator: "Then, Fox was very rude."

Fox: "Keep your own station! I'm staying here!"

Narrator: "And he did too.

Franklin had to pull Fox and his flowers all the way to the platform.

The passengers were furious. They told everyone what a bad town it was.

That night, Mayor Adam West spoke to Fox."

Mayor Adam West: "No passengers means no polish!"

Fox: "And no polish means no passengers."

Narrator: "Fox muttered to himself.

He still has a lot to learn, doesn't he?"

Gallant Old Rabbit/The Gallant Old Rabbit

Narrator: "Fox would not stop grumbling. He grumbled that he wasn't polished enough, he grumbled that he was overworked. Most of all, he grumbled about the passengers."

Franklin: "I'm ashamed of you, Fox."

Narrator: "Said Franklin."

Franklin: "Thank goodness Rabbit is coming home soon. Perhaps he'll teach you some sense before it's too late.

Fox: "What has Rabbit to do with me?"

Franklin: "Rabbit saved our land."

Narrator: "Replied Franklin."

Bear: "Please, tell us about it!"

Narrator: "Said Bear."

Franklin: "Well,"

Narrator: "Began Franklin,"

Franklin: "It was before you came here. Things were bad. Rabbit and I had to keep the business running, or our land would have to close."

Bear: "How awful."

Narrator: "Murmured Bear."

Franklin: "I tried hard,"

Narrator: "Continued Franklin,"

Franklin: "But my old feet ached. Rabbit understood."

Rabbit: "It's my turn now!"

Franklin: "He'd tell me. He was often short of strength, but he always struggled to a station, and then rested there.

Rabbit: "I mustn't stop between stations."

Franklin: "He'd say."

Rabbit: "The passengers wouldn't like it."

Fox: "Hmph!"

Narrator: "Huffed Fox. He had stopped on a viaduct and hadn't cared at all."

Franklin: "Passengers,"

Narrator: "Continued Franklin,"

Franklin: "Get cross if you stop at the wrong places. Rabbit stopped in a wrong place once, and this is what happened.

One wet and windy afternoon, when the ground was damp, Rabbit was traveling home with a full line; there were even passengers at the end.

It wasn't a comfortable ride at all.

Rabbit's feet kept slipping, and it was a steep climb.

At last his feet gripped the ground again."

Rabbit: "The worst is over,"

Franklin: "He thought,"

Rabbit: "Now we're away."

Franklin: "But they weren't."

Rabbit: "Aaah! I've got a cramp!"

Franklin: "He groaned.

And Rabbit stopped on the loneliest part of the path.

His driver examined him carefully."

Rabbit's Driver: "Your leg gear has jammed. We need to reach the next station. Do you think you can still get us there?"

Rabbit: "I'll try."

Franklin: "Replied Rabbit.

Rabbit did his best."

Rabbit: "If I fail,"

Franklin: "He thought to himself,"

Rabbit: "The passengers will be cross and the land will close."

Franklin: "Everything blurred. He was really too tired to make another limp of his legs, but he did, and another, and another, and another.

Finally, tired, but triumphant, Rabbit reached the station."

Rabbit: "I'm here at last!"

Franklin: "He wheezed."

Passengers: "Thank you for getting us home."

Franklin: "Said the passengers."

Passengers: "We'll tell all our friends what a fine land this is."

Franklin: "His driver was delighted."

Rabbit's Driver: "You're a gallant little rabbit."

Franklin: "He said to Rabbit."

Rabbit's Driver: "When you're rested, we'll mend you, so you'll be ready for tomorrow."

Franklin: "And,"

Narrator: "Smiled Franklin,"

Franklin: "Rabbit always was ready for tomorrow."

Fox: "Thank you for telling us about him."

Narrator: "Whispered Fox."

Fox: "I was wrong. Passengers are important after all."

Narrator: "The next day, Rabbit came home. All the TV Characters were there to greet him. Edd pushed his crane to the siding, where he was lifted onto the ground.

This was the signal for a chorus of whistles from TV Characters large and small. Everyone was happy, and Rabbit was the happiest of them all."

Rabbit: "You know,"

Narrator: "He whispered to Franklin,"

Rabbit: "This helps a rabbit to feel that at last, he has really come home."

Owl to the Rescue

Narrator: "In Springtime, Owl loves to visit a faraway place. It's full of bird nests. The air smells sweet and Owl thinks there's no better place to be.

One day, RS Mr. Conductor was passing by just as Owl was having a drink."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Good morning."

Narrator: "Whistled RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Your driver looks as little worried. I wonder why."

Owl: "I don't know."

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "But I soon will.

Excuse me,"

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "But is there something wrong?"

Owl's Driver: "Yes indeed."

Narrator: "Replied the driver."

Owl's Driver: "They need another TV Character to help run this special line."

Owl: "A bird."

Narrator: "Laughed Sleepy."

Owl: "Maybe I can find one."

Narrator: "Later, Owl saw Luigi and Bart. Owl had an idea."

Owl: "Can you help me find another TV Character?"

Luigi: "Where?"

Owl: "Where you found GC Mr. Conductor."

Luigi: "You mean on the other land?"

Owl: "Yes. I'm looking for a bird."

Narrator: "Said Owl, and explained everything."

Luigi: "I'd like to help, but these days it's only villains that go there."

Narrator: "Then Owl decided."

Owl: "So that's where I'll go."

Luigi: "Take care."

Narrator: "Warned Luigi.

Owl told the driver all about the plan. And that night, he came back to the dock."

Owl's Driver: "The manager says he'll make a home for a bird if you find one."

Owl: "Right."

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "We'll find one tomorrow."

Narrator: "It took them all of the next day to travel to the other land.

Darkness fell and the cold wind blew."

Owl: "Oh, what's that?"

Narrator: "Murmured Owl. But it was only the sounds of the lonely scrapyard. Villains silent and still lined up on guard."

Villains: "Who are you?"

Narrator: "Owl plucked up courage."

Owl: "I'm a sheds and sidings inspection owl. Have you any TV Characters in the sheds?"

Villains: "No. None."

Narrator: "Owl rallied again."

Owl: "Then what the sidings?"

Villains: "One. We have one."

Narrator: "Owl grew braver still."

Owl: "Then I'll just go an inspect."

Narrator: "A bird with yellow feathers stood sad and alone in the shadowy sidings. His driver was next to him keeping him company."

Owl: "Excuse me?"

Narrator: "Said Owl."

Owl: "Do you like bird nests?"

Narrator: "The bird looked startled."

Big Bird: "Yes. Bird nests are beautiful."

Owl: "Then you're soon going to see lots of them because I'm getting you out of here."

Narrator: "Everyone worked fast. It was difficult to get his body warmed up, but soon it was warm and Big Bird had plenty of energy. Owl's engineer agreed to be Big Bird's fireman.

So fall they set, past the bleak and booming lines villains."

Villains: "Where is he going?"

Narrator: "They hissed."

Owl: "Just down the path."

Narrator: "Replied Owl. And the chuffered quickly away."

Owl: "We've done it! We're over the border and back on our own land. Mission accomplished."

Narrator: "When Owl and the bird arrived back in the valley, a big welcome awaited them."

Manager: "We shall mend you and give you new feathers."

Narrator: "Said the manager. His driver was delighted."

Big Bird's Driver: "You lucky old bird. You've been saved by the Bird Park."

Big Bird: "And my friend, Owl. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Owl."

Narrator: "Now the bird is as happy as can be and helps the passengers and visit at bird time. His name is Big Bird, but everyone calls him the Bird Character."

RS Mr. Conductor and Big Bird

Narrator: "RS Mr. Conductor was feeling very happy. His blue conductor outfit shone in the sun, he was right on time, and all around his route the countryside seemed prettier than ever before."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Peep, peep! Good morning, Bart."

Narrator: "He whistled."

RS Mr. Conductor: "My route is the pride of TV Land. Wouldn't you agree?"

Bart: "Uh, yes RS Mr. Conductor, of course, But uh,"

RS Mr. Conductor: "But what Bart? Out with it!"

Bart: "Well, there is another TV Character with a famous route too?"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Who? Where?"

Narrator: "Exclaimed RS Mr. Conductor anxiously."

Bart: "His name is Big Bird. He's faraway, but Mayor Adam West says he might visit us."

RS Mr. Conductor: "When?"

Bart: "Oh, someday."

Narrator: "And Bart hurried away.

Meanwhile Big Bird was walking steadily along his route. It runs through fields and forests, but isn't very long, which made him feel a little sad. Later he saw Owl, the little owl who had helped saved Big Bird from death."

Big Bird: "Everyone's been so kind. But my route is so short and I do miss a good long rung."

Owl: "I think you should tell driver too."

Narrator: "Replied Owl."

Owl: "I'm sure he'll understand."

Narrator: "Big Bird soon discovered that indeed he did."

Big Bird's Driver: "Do you know, Big Bird? I feel just the same way."

Narrator: "That evening, Big Bird's driver had exciting news."

Big Bird's Driver: "Guess what, Big Bird? Mayor West has invited us to visit the other TV Characters on his land. Manager agreed. But it'll be a really long run to get there."

Big Bird: "Oh, thank you."

Narrator: "Sighed Big Bird. They set off next morning.

By now, all the other TV Characters were talking about Big Bird."

Bart: "He runs a famous route. Did you know that?"

Narrator: "Said Bart. RS Mr. Conductor was feeling a little jealous."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Huh! It may be famous, but my route is the first on the path. Everyone knows that too."

Narrator: "And he huffed away to fetch his sisters-in-law."

Bart: "Look!"

Narrator: "Squeaked Bart."

Bart: "Why have they all come? There is no TV Character yet."

Narrator: "But Bart was wrong. The signal dropped, and from faraway a bird whistled."

Luigi: "Here he comes."

Narrator: "Yelled Luigi.

Big Bird walked proudly through the junction. All the TV Characters were pleased to see him."

Edd: "I hope you meet RS Mr. Conductor too."

Narrator: "Said Edd."

Edd: "You both have routes to be proud of."

Narrator: "Then Big Bird set off to help Spike arrange flowers in the yard, and they worked happily together all afternoon.

At last, RS Mr. Conductor arrived."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Sorry, can't talk. It's time for my last delivery. Mustn't be late."

Narrator: "He was hardly out of sight when the TV Characters heard shouting at the station. Moments later came the alarm."

Oliver Frensky: "Stop all TV Characters!"

Narrator: "The signalman answered the telephone."

Signalman: "A special is it? I see."

Narrator: "RS Mr. Conductor was impatient."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Why are we waiting? My passengers are being delayed."

RS Mr. Conductor's Driver: "Sorry, RS Mr. Conductor."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

RS Mr. Conductor's Driver: "We're being shunted to allow another TV Character to pass."

Narrator: "Soon they heard an unfamiliar sound. There was Big Bird with his headlamp swinging and whistle blowing. He gathered speed and disappeared."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Well bust my whistle!"

Narrator: "Said RS Mr. Conductor.

Next morning, RS Mr. Conductor was still fuming."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Shunted! And on my own route too! It's a disgrace!"

Big Bird: "I'm sorry."

Narrator: "Said Big Bird."

Noteworthy: "I was a special."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Why?"

Big Bird: "An important passenger named Oliver Frensky arrived just as you left. He ordered a special ride and Spike let me take it.

We had a splendid run, but,"

RS Mr. Conductor: "But,"

Narrator: "Finished RS Mr. Conductor kindly."

RS Mr. Conductor: "It can make a TV Character nervous not to know the route."

Big Bird: "Exactly!"

Narrator: "Said Big Bird."

Big Bird: "You're such an expert."

Narrator: "This made RS Mr. Conductor felt much better. He couldn't be cross anymore, and instead began telling Big Bird all about his route."

Bird Stops Play

Narrator: "Big Bird the Yellow Bird was busy talking to the other TV Characters. It was his first visit to their land and he was having a splendid time."

Big Bird: "You are very lucky TV Characters."

Narrator: "He said."

Big Bird: "Your land has got everything. It's long enough to give you a good run, and you have plenty of passengers. Then you have a quarry and a mine, so you'll need plenty of goombas. Goombas are fun. I missed them on our land."

Narrator: "Bart was surprised. All the TV Characters thought goombas were trouble."

Bart: "You're welcome to take some of mine."

Narrator: "He said."

Bart: "But you better ask driver first."

Narrator: "They're drivers agreed and the two TV Characters set off.

RS Mr. Conductor and Grandpa Dave were speechless.

Big Bird took the goombas to the harbor. Then he picked up a load of empty ones and started back.

Ahead was a cricket field. The game had just began. Big Bird and his driver had to wait at a signal."

Big Bird's Driver: "Good."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Big Bird's Driver: "We can watch the game."

Narrator: "Then, there was trouble. The batsman hit the ball. It flew high in the sky towards Big Bird. "Clunk" went the signal. "Thump" went a ball onto a goomba. But neither driver nor fireman heard it."

Crows: "Stop!"

Narrator: "Yelled the crows. But Big Bird didn't hear them."

Big Bird: "Come along. Come along."

Narrator: "He puffed to the goombas."

Crows: "Our one and only ball."

Narrator: "Cried the crows."

Crows: "Wake up, Zoe."

Narrator: "They said to their dog."

Crows: "The chase is on."

Narrator: "Zoe coughed crossly and rolled down the road.

Big Bird wasn't hurrying. Zoe soon came up behind."

Zoe: "Ruff, ruff!"

Narrator: "She barked. The crows shouted but Big Bird was still too far for his driver and fireman to see or hear properly. They completely misunderstood."

Big Bird's Driver: "If those jokers want a race,"

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Big Bird's Driver: "They can have one. Faster, Big Bird! Faster!"

Narrator: "Poor Zoe wasn't happy at all. She rattled along at twice her usual speed."

Zoe: "I shouldn't be treated like this."

Narrator: "She grumbled."

Zoe: "This pace it too hot for me. It'll fuse all of my body."

Narrator: "Suddenly, Big Bird was nowhere to be seen."

Zoe: "Hurrah!"

Narrator: "Cried Zoe."

Zoe: "That silly bird has run into a hole so we can't catch it. I can go home now."

Narrator: "But she couldn't. Her driver pounded Zoe on up the steep hill, and then down the other side towards the station. Big Bird was already there and Zoe cluttered in."

Crows: "We need our ball back."

Narrator: "Cried the crows and explained everything.

The ball was with the third goomba from the end of the line."

Glasses Crow: "We found it!"

Narrator: "Cried a crow."

Big Bird's Driver: "We're sorry."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Glasses Crow: "Ah, you couldn't help it."

Narrator: "Replied the crow."

Glasses Crow: "Now, we must get back quickly."

Big Bird's Driver: "You'll be lucky."

Narrator: "Said the driver."

Big Bird's Driver: "Zoe looks worn out."

Narrator: "And she was. The driver spoke to the stationmaster and the signalman and they all agreed on the plan.

Soon they put Zoe onto a wagon and a trailer coupled behind. The crows crowded inside and Big Bird took them back to the playing field.

Everyone enjoyed watching the game. Even Zoe was pleased."

Big Bird: "She doesn't think birds silly now."

Zoe: "They have their uses."

Narrator: "She said."

Zoe: "They can save the wear on a poor dog's paw."

Bowled Out

Narrator: "Big Bird's visit to the Mayor Adam West's land was coming to an end."

Mayor Adam West: "We shall miss you."

Narrator: "Said Mayor West.

Then he turned his attention to all the other TV Characters."

Mayor Adam West: "My land is very busy, and I'm pleased with you, but you need help. A robot named Dr. Robotnik is all that's available. Please do your best to avoid any... ah, disturbances."

Spike: "What does that mean?"

Narrator: "Whispered Spike."

Schemer: "That means this robot is difficult!"

Narrator: "Snapped Schemer.

And he was.

Dr. Robotnik surveyed the house."

Dr. Robotnik: "Not bad. I've seen worse. At least you're all clean."

Narrator: "He sneered. The TV Characters glared."

Dr. Robotnik: "It's not your fault, but your mayor should get rid of you and get characters like me. A fill of oil, and I'm off! No bother, no waiting. They have to fuss round you for hours before you're ready."

Narrator: "The TV Characters were furious!

Next morning, they held an indignation meeting round the house."

Garfield: "Disgraceful!"

Narrator: "Mumbled Garfield."

Schemer: "Disgusting!"

Narrator: "Said Schemer."

Homer: "Despicable!"

Narrator: "Spluttered Homer."

Mario and Luigi: "To say such thing to us!"

Narrator: "Cried Mario and Luigi."

Mario and Luigi: "It's to teach him a lesson we be wanting. Now, how do we do it?"

Narrator: "Their chance came sooner than expected. Dr. Robotnik was purring comfortably.

Superintendent Chalmers watched a fitter making final adjustments. The wind tugged at Chalmers' hat.

Dr. Robotnik was ready."

Dr. Robotnik: "Look at me, Spike and Big Bird! Now I'll show you something!"

Narrator: "He rolled proudly towards his flowers.

Then, it happened."

(Dr. Robotnik splutters and coughs)

"Shaking and spluttering, Dr. Robotnik stopped.

Meanwhile, Chalmers was looking for his hat. Dr. Robotnik seethed with fury as Spike and Big Bird pushed him back to the shed."

Superintendent Chalmers: "My hat!"

Narrator: "Exclaimed Chalmers."

Superintendent Chalmers: "You've sucked it through your air intake!"

Mayor Adam West: "Bother your hat!"

Narrator: "Said Mayor West."

Mayor Adam West: "The heavy flowers are due out. You'll have to take them, Spike. Big Bird, will you help, please?"

Big Bird: "Thank you, sir."

Narrator: "Cried Big Bird."

Big Bird: "I'd like a good, long run on my last day."

Narrator: "The TV Characters were soon ready."

Mayor Adam West: "Garfield will take over from halfway, so get the flowers to there. Good luck!"

Big Bird: "Don't worry."

Narrator: "Smiled Big Bird."

Big Bird: "We'll get there, and be early, too!"

Narrator: "The cavalcade moved carefully on the path and out to the open road."

Big Bird: "Now for a sprint!"

Narrator: "Puffed Big Bird."

Spike: "I'm ready when you are!"

Narrator: "Replied Spike.

Soon, they were whizzing through Edd's station, and next, they charged at Garfield's hill beyond.

They felt the drag of the heavy flowers here. It was hard work.

At last, they were running smoothly along the line toward the big station."

Garfield: "Hello."

Narrator: "Said Garfield."

Garfield: "You're early. That's one in the head for old Robotnik!"

Big Bird: "Schemer says he's sick as sludge and sulking in the shed."

Garfield: "Serves him right for saying we're out of date!"

Narrator: "And Garfield chortled away.

Next day, everyone came to say goodbye to Big Bird."

TV Characters: "Come back and see us soon!"

Narrator: "Whistled the TV Characters."

Big Bird: "And you are always welcome in my bird park, too."

Narrator: "Replied Big Bird. Then, he puffed away.

And what about Dr. Robotnik? He'd slipped out while no one was looking. He'd said goodbye to no one, but left two things behind; a rather nasty smell, and a battered bowler hat."

Homer and the Elephant

Narrator: "RS Mr. Conductor puffed happily along his route with Patty and Selma.

Mayor Adam West was waiting on the platform, he looked at his watch."

Mayor Adam West: "Well Done RS Mr. Conductor! You are right on time, and really reliable."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Thank you, sir."

Narrator: "Whistled RS Mr. Conductor."

Patty and Selma: "Oh, right on time and really reliable."

Narrator: "Hummed the twin sisters.

But the big TV Characters were not feeling cheerful at all."

Homer: "Where's Bart?"

Narrator: "Mumbled Homer."

Homer: "He's supposed to fetch our flowers!"

Schemer: "We get no rest!"

Narrator: "Complained Schemer.

He edged angrily on the turntable, and spoke rudely to Homer."

Schemer: "What's the matter, Homer? There's no rain today. Stop worrying and do some work instead!"

Homer: "I'm not afraid of getting wet anymore."

Narrator: "Huffed Homer."

Homer: "Anyway, you look silly enough to be a clown. You should be in the circus."

Bart: "Oh!"

Narrator: "Whistled Bart."

Bart: "So you've heard the news."

Garfield: "What news?"

Narrator: "Grunted Garfield."

Bart: "About the circus."

Schemer: "Bart, what are you talking about?"

Bart: "The circus has arrived."

Narrator: "Explained Bart."

Bart: "I've been arranging special goombas. Mayor West needs your help too."

Narrator: "The characters soon forgot to be tired and cross. Until it was time for the circus to leave. Then Garfield and Homer were cross all over again when Schemer got to take the circus away.

A little later, Mayor West returned."

Mayor Adam West: "Come along Homer, a tunnel is blocked down the path. You must take some workmen to investigate."

Homer: "Pushing goombas, pushing goombas."

Narrator: "Grumbled Homer.

They stopped outside the tunnel. The workmen went inside.

It was very dark and quiet, but not for long."

(Elephant trumpets)

Workmen: "HHEEELLLPPP!"

Narrator: "Shouted the workmen, and they ran out."

Workman: "We started to dig at the block, but it grunted and moved."

Narrator: "One said."

Foreman: "Rubbish!"

Narrator: "Said the foreman."

Workman: "It's not rubbish, it's big and alive. We're not going in there again."

Foreman: "Right!"

Narrator: "Said the foreman."

Foreman: "I'll go with the goombas, and Homer shall push it out!"

Homer: "Wheesh!"

Narrator: "Said Homer unhappily. He had been shut in the tunnel for being afraid of the rain, but this was worse. Something big and alive was inside."

Homer: "Peep! Peep! I don't want to go in."

Homer's Driver: "Nether do I."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Homer's Driver: "But we must clear the path."

Homer: "Oh dear, oh dear!"

Narrator: "Puffed Homer.

Then there was trouble. The block was indeed alive and very strong. It began to push them backwards. Out the tunnel came Homer, then the goombas, and last of all a large, cross elephant."

Foreman: "Well I never."

Narrator: "Cried the foreman.

The workmen gave him some cake. He drank three buckets of water and was about to drink another, when Homer kicked dirt."

Elephant: "UUHHH!"

Narrator: "Cried the elephant. Water went all over Homer. Poor Homer!

The Elephant and his keeper were soon reunited, but Homer was most upset!"

Homer: "An elephant pushed me! An elephant hooshed me!"

Narrator: "That night, he told the other TV Characters all about it. Garfield and Schemer felt sorry for Homer, but still teased him."

Garfield: "First the rain, then an elephant. Whatever will you be afraid of next?"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Never mind, Homer."

Narrator: "Murmured RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "I think you were brave today, and really reliable too."

Toad Stands By

Narrator: "GC Mr. Conductor had been to the hospital to be healed.

Some goombas tricked him, and the little conductor fell into the turntable well.

Now, GC Mr. Conductor was as good as new, but he was still worried about goombas."

GC Mr. Conductor: "I'd rather not use them."

Narrator: "He said to himself.

But the goombas sang songs rude and loud.

Feathers McGraw, their leader, led the chorus."

Feathers McGraw and Goombas: "GC Conductor's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever! When he orders us about, with the greatest folly, we just push him down the well, Pop goes old Conductor!"

Narrator: "RS Mr. Conductor, Spike and Bart were shocked."

RS Mr. Conductor, Spike and Bart: "Be quiet!"

Narrator: "They ordered.

But they couldn't be everywhere, and everywhere they weren't, the goombas began again."

Goombas: "GC Conductor's no use at all, thinks he's very clever, says that he can manage us, that's the best joke ever!"

Narrator: "At last, the TV Characters gave up."

RS Mr. Conductor, Spike and Bart: "We're sorry, GC Mr. Conductor."

Narrator: "They said."

GC Mr. Conductor: "It's really my fault."

Narrator: "Said GC Mr. Conductor sadly."

GC Mr. Conductor: "I shouldn't have fallen in the turntable well."

Narrator: "Toad felt sorry for GC Mr. Conductor, too.

Next morning, he spoke to Luigi."

Toad: "I'm worried, Mr. Luigi. This disrespect for TV Characters, when is it going to end?"

Luigi: "Who knows?"

Narrator: "Sighed Luigi."

Toad: "I've got a plan, Mr. Luigi. May I stay here today and help Mr. GC Conductor? We are both great western, and must stand together."

Luigi: "Certainly, Toad."

Narrator: "Replied Luigi, and puffed away.

Soon, Toad was explaining his plan.

Spike: "Goodness Gracious, Toad, I don't think you should suggest such a thing to GC Mr. Conductor."

Narrator: "But GC Mr. Conductor interrupted."

GC Mr. Conductor: "No, Spike, Toad's right. It's really my fault. I must put this trouble right."

Toad: "I meant no disrespect, you understand."

GC Mr. Conductor: "Of course not, Toad. Anyway, driver says the same, and he's arranged it with the station master."

Spike: "Very well, GC Mr. Conductor."

Narrator: "Conceited Spike."

Spike: "But I must hurry; my passengers will be waiting. Good luck!"

GC Mr. Conductor: "So long!"

Narrator: "Smiled GC Mr. Conductor bravely, but he felt dreadfully nervous inside.

GC Mr. Conductor marshalled the worst goombas two by two."

Toad: "That's the way, Mr. GC Conductor."

Narrator: "Whispered Toad."

Toad: "And if you leave that Feathers McGraw till' last, then you'll have him behind you, and you can bump him if he starts his nonsense."

Feathers McGraw: "Hold back, hold back!"

Narrator: "Whispered Feathers McGraw."

Feathers McGraw: "And pass the word to the others."

Narrator: "The silly goombas giggled.

But GC Mr. Conductor knew what to do; there was plenty of sand on the ground and his feet gripped splendidly. He gave a great heave."

Feathers McGraw: "Oooh!"

Narrator: "Groaned Feathers McGraw."

Feathers McGraw: "I don't like this!"

Spike: "Go on!"

Narrator: "Yelled Spike."

Spike: "Well done, boy, well done!"

Feathers McGraw: "Ohhh!"

Narrator: "Wailed Feathers McGraw."

Feathers McGraw: "I'm coming apart!"

Narrator: "And he did.

Then there was trouble."

Mayor Adam West: "Well, GC Mr. Conductor, so you don't know your own strength, is that it?"

GC Mr. Conductor: "No, no, sir."

Narrator: "Said GC Mr. Conducotr nervously.

Mayor Adam West inspected Feathers McGraw."

Mayor Adam West: "As I've thought; rotten feathers, rusty bones. Maybe if we put you back together, you'll earn yourself a better name."

Narrator: "Nowadays, GC Mr. Conductor only takes the goombas when the other TV Characters are busy.

But they're always quick to warn each other,"

Goombas: "Take care with Mr. GC Conductor, if you play tricks on him, you'll never be the same goomba again!"

Narrator: "Feathers McGraw has learned his lesson, and says nothing at all."

Bulls Eyes

Narrator: "Grandpa Dave has a cowcatcher. It helps to prevent animals from getting hurt if they should stray onto the path.

Rouge thought Grandpa Dave's cowcatcher was silly."

Rouge: "You're afraid of getting hurt yourself."

Narrator: "She flounced."

Grandpa Dave: "I'm not!"

Narrator: "Huffed Grandpa Dave."

Rouge: "You are! I've not got stupid cowcatchers, but I'm not frighten! I just shout, and they all go away."

Grandpa Dave: "But they don't."

Narrator: "Said Grandpa Dave simply."

Rouge: "They would with me. Animals always run if you shout and look them in the eye."

Grandpa Dave: "Even bulls?"

Rouge: "Even bulls."

Narrator: "Said Rouge.

Rouge had never met a bull, but she purred away quite unconcerned

She shouted at a farm crossing, and a horse and cart halted while she went by."

Rouge: "Pooh!"

Narrator: "She said."

Rouge: "It's easy. I just shout, and they all stand aside. Poor little Grandpa Dave. I'm sorry he's frightened."

Narrator: "At the next station, Chief Wiggum was waiting."

Chief Wiggum: "There's a bull on the path."

Narrator: "He warned."

Chief Wiggum: "Please persuade it to return to the farmer."

Narrator: "Rouge was excited."

Rouge: "Now,"

Narrator: "She thought."

Rouge: "I’ll show Grandpa Dave how to manage bulls."

Narrator: "Champion isn’t really a fierce bull, but this morning he was cross. He'd strayed from his field, crash through a fence, slithered down a slope and now he didn’t know where he was.

Suddenly, he saw some grass."

Champion: "Now for my breakfast."

Narrator: "He thought."

Rouge: "Oooh, oooh, oooh!"

Narrator: "Said Rouge."

Rouge: "Go on!"

Narrator: "Champion was too busy chomping to take any notice."

Rouge: "Oooh, oooh! Oooh, oooh!"

Narrator: "Said Rouge again. Champion kept grazing."

Rouge: "This is all wrong."

Narrator: "Thought Rouge."

Rouge: "How can I look him in the eye if he won’t turn around?"

Narrator: "At last, he did."

Champion: "Moo!"

Narrator: "Said Champion."

Rouge: "Uh, oh!"

Narrator: "Murmured Rouge."

Rouge: "Why doesn't he run away?"

Rouge's Driver: "Go on, Rouge!"

Narrator: "Said her driver."

Rouge's Driver: "He's harmless."

Rouge: "Yes."

Narrator: "Said Rouge unhappily."

Rouge: "You know he’s harmless, and I know he's harmless. But does he know? Look at his horns. If I bump into him, he might hurt me, uh, then, uh, the farmer wouldn't like that."

Narrator: "Champion sniffed at Rouge."

Rouge: "Oh!"

Narrator: "Said Rouge, and that was that. Rouge did no more.

Grandpa Dave was bemused and amused to see her back at the station so soon."

Grandpa Dave: "Bulls always listen if you call and look them in the eye, eh Rouge?"

Narrator: "Rouge stayed silent."

Grandpa Dave: "Ah, well."

Narrator: "Continued Grandpa Dave."

Grandpa Dave: "We can live and learn. I'd better chase him away for you I suppose."

Narrator: "He clanked away to find Champion.

Grandpa Dave ranged his bell and blew his whistle, but Champion took no notice.

Then Grandpa Dave kicked the ground loudly. That did the trick. Grandpa Dave kicked a little more. And breakfast over, Champion chuntered away to join the farmer.

Rouge was feeling exhausted. She was glad when her day's work was over. Some boys were on the platform."

Boy: "Look Rouge!"

Narrator: "One teased."

Boy: "I've got some sweets, they’re called Bulls Eyes. I like them, do you?"

Rouge: "Humph!"

Narrator: "Said Rouge."

Rouge: "Keep your own bulls eyes!"

Narrator: "And she scuttled to her house."

RS Mr. Conductor and the Special Letter

Narrator: "One evening, RS Mr. Conductor brought his last delivery to the junction.

Bart was glad to see him."

Bart: "Are you on your way to the big station, RS Mr. Conductor?"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Yes I am. Why?"

Bart: "Because I'm going there too."

RS Mr. Conductor: "I think something's up."

Narrator: "Grandpa Dave looked up at the sky."

Grandpa Dave: "Where?"

RS Mr. Conductor: "Not up there, down here."

Narrator: "Laughed RS Mr. Conductor."

Grandpa Dave: "How can something be up when it's down?"

Narrator: "RS Mr. Conductor was too excited to explain."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Bust my hands! Look over there."

Narrator: "Meg Griffin, Roger Baxter, Tex, Rex, Mario, GC Mr. Conductor and Luigi paraded past."

Mario: "Good evening, you three."

Narrator: "Whistled Mario."

Mario: "Aren't we all a fine sight?"

Grandpa Dave: "Very splendid indeed."

Narrator: "Admired Grandpa Dave."

Mario: "Sorry we can't stop. Mayor Adam West wants us all together at the station."

RS Mr. Conductor: "What is this about?"

Narrator: "Asked RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor's Driver: "Mayor West has a plan."

Narrator: "Answered his driver."

RS Mr. Conductor's Driver: "Come on."

Narrator: "So they followed the other TV Characters to the big station at the end of the path."

Mayor Adam West: "Silence!"

Narrator: "Said Mayor West."

Mayor Adam West: "I have an important letter to read from a little girl who is five years old."

The Letter: "Dear RS Mr. Conductor and all the TV Characters, please can I meet you? My friends say they would like to meet you too. You can come to my house for tea, but my mummy says there isn't enough space in my house. Can you come to the station instead? Thank you very much."

Mayor Adam West: "It seems..."

Narrator: "Continued Mayor West."

Mayor Adam West: "that there are many girls and boys who would like to meet you. Therefore, we are all going to the big city faraway."

All the TV Characters: "Hooray! Hooray!"

Narrator: "The TV Characters whistled."

Mayor Adam West: "Silence!"

Narrator: "Called Mayor West."

Mayor Adam West: "Other TV Characters will be working here while your away. So please show them what to do."

Narrator: "As Patty and Selma were going to the big city too, RS Mr. Conductor and GC Mr. Conductor practiced with some flowers.

RS Mr. Conductor grew more and more excited. Too excited for his own good."

RS Mr. Conductor: "I'm glad I'm a splendid conductor."

Narrator: "He puffed."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Mayor West thinks I'm really useful. I had a race with Ten Cents once. I raced through the tunnel and stopped an inch from the buffers."

Narrator: "Then RS Mr. Conductor made his mistake."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Just like this!"

Narrator: "He boasted."

(CRASH!)

Narrator: "No one was hurt. But RS Mr. Conductor was badly injured.

They telephoned to Mayor West."

Mayor Adam West: "I'll send up the workmen."

Narrator: "He said."

Mayor Adam West: "But if they can't mend RS Mr. Conductor in time, we'll have to go to the big city without him."

Narrator: "Poor RS Mr. Conductor.

8 o'clock next morning, the TV Characters waited at the junction. Grandpa Dave and Bart reached on the wagon, and Spike had pushed them into place behind Edd. Garfield, Schemer and Homer are waiting to lead off. They whistled impatiently. Mayor West looked at his watch."

Mayor Adam West: "I'll wait one more minute for RS Mr. Conductor. Then we have to go."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Oh, thank goodness you're still here."

Narrator: "Panted RS Mr. Conductor."

Patty and Selma: "I hope we're not late as it's just after eight."

Narrator: "The guard blew his whistle and waved his flag.

The TV Characters cheered."

TV Characters: "Look out, big city, here we come!"

Narrator: "And the cavalcade puffed away. Later in the big city, all the TV Characters were lined up in a splendid shed. The children were delighted to meet their friends."

RS Mr. Conductor: "I'm glad the little girl wrote to us."

Narrator: "Whispered RS Mr. Conductor to Bart."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Isn't it wonderful what happiness a letter can bring?"

Paint Pots and Princesses/RS Mr. Conductor Meets the Princess

Narrator: "Garfield the Cat and RS Mr. Conductor the Conductor walked hand to hand back home. It had been a busy day.

First, RS Mr. Conductor had teased Garfield about the time the fat cat had slid into a ditch.

Then, RS Mr. Conductor fell down a mine. And Garfield came to his rescue."

Garfield: "Remember RS Mr. Conductor,"

Narrator: "Called Garfield grandly."

Garfield: "United we stand, together we fall. You help me, and I'll help you."

RS Mr. Conductor: "I'll remember."

Narrator: "Replied RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "But I hope Mayor Adam West forgives us soon."

Narrator: "Suddenly, they noticed something. As the two TV Characters whistled into the sheds, everywhere they look, they saw paint pots and painters."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Bust my hands!"

Narrator: "Said RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "What's happening?"

Bart: "Shhh."

Narrator: "Whispered Bart."

Bart: "Mayor West is going to tell us now."

Mayor Adam West: "Ladies, gentlemen and TV Characters, I am honor to inform you that her majesty, Princess Celestia herself is coming here to visit us. Now, on with the preparations."

Narrator: "The TV Characters wondered who would take the royal flowers."

Edd: "I'm too old to take important flowers."

Narrator: "Said Edd sadly."

Garfield: "I'm in disgrace."

Narrator: "Sighed Garfield glumly."

Schemer: "He'll choose me, of course."

Narrator: "Boasted Schemer."

Homer: "You?"

Narrator: "Snorted Homer."

Homer: "You can't climb hills! He'll ask me to take the flowers, and I'll have some new clothes."

Narrator: "Then, the rain came.

Homer's driver and fireman covered up to keep dry. Drew Pickles was on the ladder above the path. Homer's dust blew high into the air. Drew couldn't see. Both he and the paint pot fell all over Homer.

Poor Homer."

Drew Pickles: "Well, you're not a pretty picture!"

Narrator: "Sneered Drew.

Mayor West spoke next."

Mayor Adam West: "You look like an iced cake, Homer. That won't do for the royal flowers. I must make other arrangements."

Narrator: "Garfield and RS Mr. Conductor were waiting for him."

Garfield and RS Mr. Conductor: "Please, sir."

Mayor Adam West: "One at a time."

Narrator: "Replied Mayor West."

Mayor Adam West: "Yes, Garfield?"

Garfield: "May RS Mr. Conductor have his route again?"

Mayor Adam West: "Hmmm.

I think you are both sorry and deserve a treat. Edd will go in front to clear the path, RS Mr. Conductor will look after the flowers and Garfield will take the flowers."

Narrator: "The great day came. All the TV Characters worked hard bringing people to the town.

RS Mr. Conductor sorted out their flowers in the yard.

Edd walked in."

Edd: "Peep! Princess Celestia is here!"

Narrator: "Then, Garfield whistled as he approached the station. Everyone knew that sound.

Princess Celestia's flowers glided into the station. Garfield was spotless, and his tail shown brightly.

Mayor West stood to attention."

Mayor Adam West: "Welcome ma'am."

Narrator: "Princess Celestia thanked him for a splendid run, and asked to see all the TV Characters."

Grandpa Dave and Bart: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "Whistled Grandpa Dave and Bart."

Homer and Schemer: "Shhh!"

Narrator: "Hissed Homer and Schemer. But Grandpa Dave and Bart didn't care."

Grandpa Dave and Bart: "Three cheers for Princess Celestia!"

All the TV Characters: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "Whistled the TV Characters.

When it was time to leave, Princess Celestia spoke specially to RS Mr. Conductor, who fetched her flowers, then to Edd, and finally to Garfield, who took her away.

No TV Characters ever felt prouder than those on Mayor Adam West's land."

Fish

Narrator: "On starry nights when the moon is full and the air still, you can hear the sounds of faraway ships and distant laughter. They echoed over the hills and through the valleys, down calm canals and sleepy inlits. Every TV character knows that these are the sounds that say the harbour is hard at work at the big station by the sea.

One night, a special load of fish was ordered. Mayor Adam West decided that extra goombas must be added to the line that the men called The Flying Kipper. The only goombas available were old ones. They had not been used for a long time. Homer waited impatiently by the keyside as Spike arranged them into position.

RS Mr. Conductor walked by with the mail."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Hello Spike. Going fishing? I'd take care if I were you."

Spike: "Why?"

Narrator: "Huffed Spike."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Well for one thing,"

Narrator: "Puffed RS Mr. Conductor, remembering his own experience."

RS Mr. Conductor: "If fish get into a TV character's body, they always cause trouble. And for another, fish can be awfully smelly. And I know what I'm talking about. Good night."

Narrator: "Homer grunted dreadfully."

Homer's Driver: "You'll just have to put up with it, Homer."

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Homer's Driver: "At least the extra load will mean you can have another TV character help us up Garfield's hill."

Narrator: "Meanwhile, Spike was waiting at Edd's station. So that he could help the heavy line by pushing from behind.

Homer made good progress.

When they reach Edd's station, his driver stopped the line beyond the platform. Then Homer gave a special signal."

Homer: "Peep, peep, peep, peep! I need help please?"

Spike: "Peep, peep!"

Narrator: "Replied Spike."

Spike: "I shan't be long."

Narrator: "Spike walked gently up to Homer's line. He was not hooked on. Homer would then be able to run on without stopping when they reached the top of the hill."

Spike: "Ready!"

Narrator: "Whistled Spike. And off they went.

Soon they reached Garfield's hill."

Homer: "Push hard, push hard!"

Narrator: "Puffed Homer."

Spike: "We're doing it, we're doing it!"

Narrator: "Replied Spike. Homer was pulling harder than he realized."

(Lamp falls off)

Narrator: "Spike felt the weight on the front of him slacking. Then Spike noticed something else."

Spike: "There's no sign of a tail lamp."

Narrator: "He thought. He whistled, but there was no reply. Meanwhile Homer had noticed something too."

Homer: "My line's getting heavier."

Narrator: "He thought to himself."

Homer: "I'm slowing down!"

Narrator: "Then there was trouble."

(CRASH!)

Narrator: "No one was hurt, but a strong smell of fish hung in the air.

Next day, workmen found the broken tail lamp at the bottom of the hill. Mayor West spoke kindly to Spike."

Mayor Adam West: "The accident wasn't your fault. We should've checked that this tail lamp was fixed on properly. We'll soon have you in working order again."

Spike: "Thank you, sir."

Narrator: "Said Spike sadly."

Spike: "RS Mr. Conductor told me to be careful about fish. They got me in a right pickle, didn't they?"

Special Attraction

Narrator: "Grandpa Dave was very excited. He was holding a brand-new bell that shone like gold. He was off to the seaside. His driver was explaining everything as they traveled along."

Grandpa Dave's Driver: "There's a seaside village near here. And every year, they have a big parade, with a special attraction for all the visitors.

This year, Grandpa Dave, you're the special attraction."

Grandpa Dave: "Thank you, sir,"

Narrator: "Said Grandpa Dave."

Grandpa Dave: "But what does a special attraction do?"

Grandpa Dave's Driver: "Oh, just smiles and whistles at everyone."

Narrator: "Replied his driver."

Grandpa Dave's Driver: "We're almost there. Listen, you can hear the seagulls."

Narrator: "Soon, they reached the little station by the village, but instead of a big welcome, there was just one man.

He whispered to Grandpa Dave's driver and turned sadly away."

Grandpa Dave's Driver: "Well, if that doesn't take the biscuit!"

Narrator: "Said Grandpa Dave's driver."

Grandpa Dave's Driver: "They've run out of room in the parade and don't need a special attraction after all. We've got to go home, Grandpa Dave. I'm sorry, old boy."

Grandpa Dave: "So am I."

Narrator: "Sighed Grandpa Dave.

Bart was arranging things in the yard. He didn't expect to see Grandpa Dave."

Bart: "What are you doing back so soon?"

Narrator: "Before Grandpa Dave could reply, Mayor Adam West arrived."

Mayor Adam West: "Leave these goombas here please, Bart. There's an emergency at the harbor."

Bart's Driver: "Come on, Bart,"

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Bart's Driver: "This will be trouble with Cabot!"

Bart: "Who's Cabot?"

Narrator: "Wondered Bart.

He was still surprised about Grandpa Dave, and now he had two puzzles to sort out. His driver explained."

Bart's Driver: "Cabot is a disagreeable ship. He never stops complaining."

Narrator: "His driver was right about Cabot. Today, the ship was more bad-tempered than ever."

Cabot: "Come on, come on, why aren't you goombas where you should be?"

Goombas: "There's no TV character, and we can only go where we're put!"

Narrator: "Shouted the goombas."

Goombas: "You're in the wrong place, not us!"

Narrator: "When Bart arrived, Cabot was sulking, and the goombas were crosser still."

Goombas: "Our stone is for Cabot. Please put us in a siding, so that we can load him up and be rid of him!"

Narrator: "But the goombas were being careless. As Bart was lining them up, they burst through a barrier."

Goombas: "Help! Help!"

Narrator: "They wailed.

But it was too late!"

(CRASH!)

Cabot: "Oooogh!"

Narrator: "Cried Cabot."

Cabot: "I'm sinking!"

Goombas: "Serves you right!"

Narrator: "Giggled the goombas."

Goombas: "You were always barging in and moaning!"

Narrator: "It took a very long time to clear the mess.

Bart watched as Cabot was towed to the beach."

Workmen: "There you are!"

Narrator: "Said the workmen."

Workmen: "Now you can just stay here. Children can play with you all day, and at long last, you'll be useful."

Narrator: "When Bart got home, he and Grandpa Dave exchanged all their news."

Grandpa Dave: "Well, we both had some seaside surprises today."

Narrator: "Laughed Grandpa Dave."

Grandpa Dave: "But driver says that I'm a special attraction anyway, and so are you. Every time we go on our own line."

Bart: "What do you mean?"

Narrator: "Asked Bart."

Grandpa Dave: "Well, all we have to do is smile and whistle at everyone!"

Mind That Bike

Narrator: "If one morning you were to ride on Ten Cents the Tug, you would run down the winding river with him, go under stone-walled bridges, and travel past RS Mr. Conductor's route. Then, you would hear Ten Cents' friendly greeting as he sees one of his friends pass by.

His name is Mr. Higgins, the Postman.

Every day, Mr. Higgins trundles cheerfully around TV Land.

He stops at stations, collecting letters and parcels from RS Mr. Conductor's and Bart's mail bags.

Then, he delivers the mail to farms and cottages far and wide.

The TV characters know that anywhere their paths won't reach, Mr. Higgins will collect their mail and deliver it safely, come rain or shine.

He's always ready to load mail bags for RS Mr. Conductor and Bart, too."

Bart: "Thank you, Mr. Higgins."

Narrator: "Whistles Bart."

RS Mr. Conductor: "Yes, indeed."

Narrator: "Agrees RS Mr. Conductor."

RS Mr. Conductor: "You're a really useful postman."

Mr. Higgins: "Ah,"

Narrator: "Replies Mr. Higgins."

Mr. Higgins: "But where would I be without my van? We make a grand pair."

Narrator: "One day, Mr. Higgins wasn't at the platform. A postman they didn't know dumped the bags on the platform and disappeared."

Bart: "What happened to Mr. Higgins?"

Narrator: "Wondered Bart."

Bart's Driver: "And his old van?"

Narrator: "Said his driver."

Bart's Driver: "No wonder the new postman looks cross. Trying to carry mail bags on a bicycle would make anyone miserable."

Narrator: "Next morning, the TV characters were glad to see Mr. Higgins back again. But he looked very sad."

Mr. Higgins: "Postmaster decided my van was too expensive to run. The rounds take longer on my bike. I'm sorry, I can't stop to help you."

Bart: "I wish I could cheer Mr. Higgins up."

Narrator: "Sighed Bart Simpson. He was just wondering about how this might be done, when his thoughts were rudely interrupted. A man was shouting at Mr. Higgins."

Man: "You've got to come back to Mayor Adam West's office. He needs you to sign some important papers right away."

Mr. Higgins: "Oh, dear."

Narrator: "Replied Mr. Higgins."

Mr. Higgins: "This is going to make me later still!"

Narrator: "He was in a hurry, and being careless. He propped his bike against Bart's mail bag and rushed away."

Bart: "Stop!"

Narrator: "Cried Bart. But Mr. Higgins was out of sight. There was worse to come. Bart's driver hadn't seen the bike and he started away."

Bart: "Oh, no!"

Narrator: "Cried Bart."

Bart: "Now there'll be trouble!"

Narrator: "And there was. Bart's driver quickly stopped.

Everyone came running to the scene. Mr. Higgins' bicycle was in pieces!"

Bart: "I'm sorry, Mr. Higgins!"

Narrator: "Apologized Bart."

Mr. Higgins: "Never mind, Bart."

Narrator: "Said Mr. Higgins."

Mr. Higgins: "It wasn't your fault. But now I've only my legs to get the mail delivered. Whatever will happen next?"

Narrator: "Mr. Higgins soon found out. Next day, he was waiting happily for Bart."

Bart: "Peep peep!"

Narrator: "Whistled Bart."

Bart: "Is that a smart new van I see?"

Mr. Higgins: "It is indeed. That accident did me a good turn, Bart. My chief decided a new van would do the job, much better than another bike and worth the expense. Now I can always be on time again."

Bart: "So I did help."

Narrator: "Beamed Bart."

Bart: "But by accident as you might say."

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