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Responsibility is an episode of the Netflix Kids version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Thomas must help James during the firework preparations / Fergus causes big trouble for Bill and Ben / Gordon tries to teach Percy some manners, with backfired results.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Bill and Ben
  • Mavis
  • Fergus
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (does not speak)
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Bertie (does not speak)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Arthur (cameo)
  • 'Arry and Bert (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)

Song

  1. Engine Roll Call

Learning Segments

  1. Thomas Is Huffing Out of The Station
  2. Thomas and The Mast
  3. Delivering The Flour

Trivia

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • Release Date: October 9, 2004.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with a CGI Thomas passing over a bridge)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Friends: Making Tracks To Great Destinations.
  • (We then find a book with Thomas in it. It opens and reads itself)
  • Rev W. Awdry: Dear Christopher. Here is your friend Thomas the Tank Engine. He wanted to come out of the station yard and see the world. These stories tell you how he did it. I hope you will like them because you helped me to make them. Your loving daddy.
  • (The series then starts with the Season 8-10 intro. After that, the Island of Sodor opening sequence starts)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor is surronded by beautiful blue sea. It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches. There are rivers, streams, and lots of trees where the birds sing. There are windmills and a coal mine, and docks are visitors to the island arrived. The island also has lots and lots of railway lines. Who's that puffing down the track?
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: Hello, Thomas!
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • (An engine puffing by sequence then happens and we start today's episode)
  • Michael Brandon: Today on the Island of Sodor, we find out what happens when Fergus tries to do things right. And we watched Gordon going for a very long slide. But first, Thomas helps Sir Topham Hatt get ready for the harvest fireworks display.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Fireworks Display)
  • Michael Brandon: All the engines on the Island of Sodor look forward to harvest festival time. But most of all, they look forward to Sir Topham Hatt's harvest firework display. Sir Topham Hatt came to see Thomas and James.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: James, you are to collect the fireworks from the depot.
  • Michael Brandon: James was overjoyed. Thomas wasn't happy at all.
  • Thomas: But I wanted to collect the fireworks.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas pouted.
  • James: Sir Topham Hatt chose me because I'm as red as a rocket and twice as grand.
  • Michael Brandon: James steamed proudly across the countryside.
  • James: Brightest and best, brightest and best.
  • Michael Brandon: He hummed happily to himself. He was having a wonderful day. Thomas was still upset when he arrived at the shunting yards.
  • Thomas: Bother James.
  • Michael Brandon: He grouched. And he biffed the troublesome trucks crossly around the yard. When James arrived at the depot, he was very excited. The freight cars were all ready for him, filled safely to the top with fireworks. James was coupled up with the precious cargo and he steamed away. Thomas shunted the last truck crossly into place. The troublesome trucks were glad that job is finished.
  • Trucks: Oh.
  • Michael Brandon: James happily steamed along. He was thinking about the fireworks. He was imagining all the sparkles flash as the shooting stars when suddenly, there was a loud noise. And James ground to a halt.
  • James' Driver: I will have to go and call for help.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver. Thomas puffed back into Knapford Station as Gordon was letting off his passengers. Children and grown-ups from all over the island had come to see the fireworks. Seeing the children cheered Thomas up. But Sir Topham Hatt looked concerned.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: James had broken down.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You must collect him, Thomas, and bring him back, or the fireworks display will be cancelled.
  • Thomas: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: Then all the children will be sad.
  • Michael Brandon: And he set off to collect James. Thomas puffed across the countryside. Even with his light on, Thomas knew he had to be very careful. Thomas found James broken down on the track.
  • Thomas: Hello, busted boiler.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Thomas.
  • Thomas: You don't look very useful now.
  • Michael Brandon: James was upset. But when Thomas got behind James, he couldn't see ahead.
  • Thomas: You will have to look out for me.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas. James was cross.
  • James: You said I wasn't useful.
  • Michael Brandon: He pouted.
  • Thomas: But if the fireworks don't get to Knapford Station.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: The display will be cancelled.
  • Michael Brandon: James didn't want the children to be sad. So he agreed to look out for Thomas and they set off together. When the track were straightening clear, James called out...
  • James: Go faster, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: And Thomas did. They were soon working happily together and making good time. Sir Topham Hatt checked his watch. There was still no sign of Thomas or James.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's very late.
  • Michael Brandon: He thought.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It's almost the children's bedtime.
  • Michael Brandon: Even Gordon was worried.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll have to cancel the display.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt. So the disappointed children started to board the coaches. At last, they could see the signal lights. The signal had turned red. Thomas and James stopped.
  • James: Why would the signal be red?
  • Michael Brandon: Puzzled James.
  • Thomas: Maybe a passenger train is coming through.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • James: Gordon must be taking the children back.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried James. Thomas and James were very upset.
  • James: We're here!
  • Michael Brandon: They cried. And sounded they're whistles as loudly as they could, but no one could hear them. The children were all on board. Gordon was ready to depart. Then, Thomas had a bright idea.
  • Thomas: Send up a rocket.
  • Michael Brandon: He told his driver. So his driver carefully lit a rocket. He stood well back as it whooshed into the sky. The rocket bursts into stars.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: A sparkling dragon!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: It must be Thomas and James! Stop, Gordon!
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The firework display is back on!
  • Michael Brandon: The junction signal turned to green and Thomas and James was soon on their way. James and Thomas were soon at the station. The children cheered.
  • James: Good work, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried James happily.
  • Thomas: And good work, James.
  • Michael Brandon: Agreed Thomas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Good work, both of you.
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt. That night, Thomas and James watched the fireworks together.
  • James: I think we are both useful engines.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James proudly.
  • Thomas: But we are most useful when we work together.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin a learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas is ready to leave the station. He is tingling with excitement. What's Thomas pulling today? Thomas trundles out of the station tugging...teddy bears. Thomas trundles out of the station tugging teddy bears and...tea cups. Now Thomas trundles out of the station tugging teddy bears, tea cups and...table cloths. Can you remember what Thomas is tugging? Thomas trundles out of the station tugging teddy bears, tea cups and table cloths. I wonder what's next. Thomas trundles out of the station tugging teddy bears, tea cups, table cloths and a tea pot. Can you remember all the things that Thomas is tugging? Let's see. Thomas trundles out of the station tugging teddy bears, tea cups, table cloths and a tea pot. Can you guess what Thomas is going? Thomas is trundling to a teddy bear's tea party.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Bill, Ben and Fergus)
  • Michael Brandon: Fergus is a small railway traction engine who works on the Island of Sodor. One day, he was on his way to the quarry. He had a special job to do for Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Thomas: Hello!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas.
  • Thomas: Where are you going?
  • Fergus: To the quarry.
  • Michael Brandon: Fergus chuffed happily.
  • Thomas: Watch out for Bill and Ben the twins.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: They love to make mischief.
  • Fergus: I won't let young rascals rattle me.
  • Thomas: You don't know the twins like I do.
  • Michael Brandon: Warned Thomas. Fergus arrived at the quarry. He went to work with Mavis and the twins.
  • Mavis: I'm afraid the freight cars are in a mess.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Mavis.
  • Fergus: Not to worry. We'll soon sort them out.
  • Michael Brandon: Bill and Ben were delighted.
  • Ben: Now we'll have some fun.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Ben.
  • Bill: They will have the old boiler in a spin.
  • Michael Brandon: Steamed Bill. Fergus liked helping Mavis. But he didn't like the way the twins were behaving one bit. Bill banged his freight cars hard. Some rocks fell onto the track.
  • Fergus: Do it right!
  • Michael Brandon: Fergus ordered. Bill didn't like being ordered about by a traction engine.
  • Bill: Don't interfere!
  • Michael Brandon: He snapped back. Then Ben pushed his freight cars to block the line. Fergus was stuck.
  • Fergus: Out of my way!
  • Michael Brandon: Steamed Fergus. But Ben just grinned. The next day, the men were blasting rock.
  • Fergus: Wait for the all clear signal.
  • Michael Brandon: Fergus called to Bill and Ben.
  • Fergus: Do it right.
  • Bill: There he goes again.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Bill.
  • Bill: Do it right, from morning till night.
  • Ben: Keep your funnel out our quarry.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Ben. The quarry master sent Bill and Ben to collect a rock crusher from the harbour. Fergus was left in peace with Mavis. The twins were still thinking about Fergus.
  • Bill: He's just an old fusspot.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Bill.
  • Ben: He's always saying Do It Right.
  • Bill: Well the next thing he tells us to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed Bill.
  • Both: We'll do it wrong. (laugh together)
  • Michael Brandon: They laughed. Bill and Ben steamed back to the quarry. The rock crusher was heavy. It shook the rails as they went.
  • Fergus: The blasting had made that rock face unsafe.
  • Michael Brandon: Warned Fergus.
  • Fergus: Don't go near it, do it right.
  • Michael Brandon: But the twins took no notice of Fergus and were very naughty. As roughly as they could, they rattled the load towards the cliff.
  • Fergus: Look out!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Fergus and he rushed forward and he bumped Bill and Ben out of the way. His driver jumped to safety as the rocks began to fall. But Fergus was covered in rocks right up to his funnel. It took a long time to dig him out. And no one worked harder to help than Bill and Ben. At last, Fergus was free. Bill and Ben were ashamed.
  • Bill: We should have been so naughty.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Bill.
  • Ben: We're very sorry.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Ben.
  • Fergus: Good.
  • Michael Brandon: Smiled Fergus.
  • Fergus: From now on we can all do it right together.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin another learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Today, Thomas must take a boat to the docks. But he needs to go under a bridge. Which is the best bridge for Thomas to go under? The first bridge is wide enough for Thomas and the boat. But what about the mast? This bridge isn't tall enough. What about this bridge? It's very tall. The mast will fit under that bridge. But is it wide enough? This bridge is much too narrow. What about this bridge? It's very tall and it's very wide. Thomas can pull the boat under this bridge. Well done, Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin another learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: All the engines on Sir Topham Hatt's railway like to run on time. Emily is taking some grain to the flour mill. The miller is waiting for Emily. He can't make the flour until Emily has brought him the grain. Emily brings him the grain on time. The flour was soon ready. Then Percy arrives to collect the flour. Percy is on his way. Percy is taking the flour to the baker. The baker is waiting for Percy. He can't make the bread until Percy brings him the flour. Percy arrives on time. When the bread has been baked, Thomas arrives to collect it. Thomas is on his way. Thomas is taking a bread to market. The market lady was waiting for Thomas. She can't sell the bread until Thomas brings it to market. Thomas arrives on time. Emily took the grain to the mill where it was turned into flour. Then Percy took the flour to the bakery where it was turned bread. Then Thomas took the bread to market. They all arrived on time. Now everyone can have toast for breakfast.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Gordon Takes Charge)
  • Michael Brandon: It was cold and snowy on the Island of Sodor. The village children had built a snow engine. They were excited. The winter holidays were here. People were coming from far and wide to visit the island. This year there was even more snow than usual. It covered the island and blocked the roads. Bertie the Bus couldn't take any passengers. So Sir Topham Hatt came to Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Percy, you are to pull the passengers today.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Percy was worried. He usually took the mail, or shunted freight cars. He hadn't pulled passengers for a long time.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Gordon will show you what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt and he left.
  • Gordon: I'm an express engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: I shouldn't be slowed down by a small engine like Percy.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon went with Percy to the depot. But when Percy backed up to collect his coaches, he bumped them very hard.
  • Gordon: No, no, no. You need to puff smoothly.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon huffed impatiently.
  • Gordon: Watch me. You'll soon learn how to pull passengers.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon backed smoothly up to his coaches, and buffered up to them gently.
  • Yard Manager: Very smooth.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the yard manager.
  • Yard Manager: The best buffering I've ever seen.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon was so proud he thought his boiler would burst.
  • Gordon: Hm. Maybe teaching Percy will be fun.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon said to himself.
  • Gordon: Then, he'll see I'm the biggest and the best.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon pulled into Knapford Station. He rolled smoothly to a stop.
  • Gordon: Perfect.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon chuffed. Then Percy pulled into the station.
  • Percy: Look at all those passengers.
  • Michael Brandon: He gasped. He blew his whistle and wheeshed lots of steam.
  • Gordon: You're doing it all wrong.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: Don't wheesh until your passengers are on board! Watch me.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon waited. When all the passengers were on board, he wheeshed some steam. Gordon was very proud. He liked showing Percy that he was the best. Gordon was having lots of fun, but Percy wasn't. Percy was fed up. Gordon and Percy puffed across the island. Gordon puffed through the snowy valley. Percy puffed under the icy bridge. Later, Gordon and Percy were at another station. Their passengers were all on board. Percy wheeshed some steam.
  • Gordon: You're learning a little bit.
  • Michael Brandon: Groaned Gordon.
  • Gordon: But you're still not doing it right. Watch me.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon wheeshed some steam and pulled out of the station.
  • Percy: Big blue show-off.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Percy. But Gordon wasn't listening. He was already puffing through the countryside.
  • Gordon: I'm so clever.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon chuffed.
  • Gordon: There must be someone else I can show.
  • Michael Brandon: And there was.
  • Gordon: Watch me!
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon chuffed as he raced past James.
  • Gordon: I puff nice and smoothly.
  • Michael Brandon: Then he raced past Toby.
  • Gordon: Watch me! I'm the fastest and the best.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon puffed into the station. He was very excited. There were lots of people he could show off to.
  • Gordon: Watch how smoothly I can go!
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon was so busy showing off, he didn't see how icy the track was. Gordon slid right into the station, and into a siding. Everyone watched as he puffed into a big pile of snow.
  • Gordon: Yuck!
  • Michael Brandon: Coughed Gordon. Luckily, no one was hurt. Sir Topham Hatt was very cross.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I asked you to teach Percy.
  • Michael Brandon: He said sternly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Not show off all afternoon.
  • Gordon: Yes sir, sorry sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon puffed quietly. Just then, Percy puffed past. He pulled smoothly into the station. All of Percy's passengers arrived safely at the platform. Gordon's passengers had to walk through the snow. Gordon was very embarrassed. His face was as red as Bertie the Bus. But Edward soon pulled him out of the snow drift. Later that evening, it was time to go home. The passengers were all aboard Gordon and Percy. Gordon wanted to show Percy how smoothly he could puff, but then he remembered sliding into the snow drift. Gordon didn't want to look silly again.
  • Gordon: Percy, you go first.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon puffed.
  • Gordon: Show me how smoothly you can go.
  • Michael Brandon: So Percy puffed smoothly out of the station, and Gordon followed. Gordon and Percy puffed through the snowy countryside. And Gordon didn't show off once. At last, Gordon and Percy arrived at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Percy: Did you see how smoothly I puffed?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Percy.
  • Gordon: Yes.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: You have learned very well.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy was proud.
  • Gordon: But then again...
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon added.
  • Gordon: I am a very good teacher.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and Engine Roll Call starts)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas - he's the cheeky one, James - is vain but lots of fun, Percy - pulls the mail on time, Gordon - thunders down the line, Emily - really knows her stuff, Henry - toots and huffs and puffs, Edward - wants to help and share, Toby - well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.
  • (Following the last song, we find the Season 8-10 end credits with Thomas looking at the credits)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas Season 8-10 end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2004 HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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