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Salty's Stormy Tale/James and The Queen of Sodor/Best Dressed Engine is an episode of the HB version of Thomas and Friends. It has three Season 7 episodes and three songs.

Stories

  1. Salty's Stormy Tale
  2. James and The Queen of Sodor
  3. Best Dressed Engine

Songs

  1. Salty
  2. Really Useful Engine
  3. Percy's Seaside Trip

Notes

  • Release Date: December 18, 2003.
  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • All the episodes with Michael Brandon have the original music.

Transcript

  • (We see the Season 7 intro, and finally the start of Salty's Stormy Tale)
  • Michael Brandon: The engines love working when the sun shines. One day, Thomas and Percy were helping Salty at the docks. But Salty was worried.
  • Salty: Arrgh, it may be sunny now, matey, but they're be a storm coming.
  • Thomas: It may be sunny now, matey, but they're be a storm coming.
  • Percy: There be a fierce storm on the way, captain!
  • Michael Brandon: Peeped Percy. Salty knew they were making fun of him. He felt sad. Later, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want you to fetch Fergus from the smelter's yard.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: His driver doesn't know the line.
  • Salty: Aye-aye, Sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Replied Salty sadly. Salty was glad that he was going to the smelters. He didn't want to stay where he doesn't like.
  • Emily: What's wrong?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Emily.
  • Salty: Ah, nobody likes to be made fun of by silly tank engines.
  • Michael Brandon: And he huffed away. Emily knew she had to find Thomas and Percy immediately.
  • Thomas: Those be dark clouds, matey.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas.
  • Percy: There be a fierce storm on the way, captain!
  • Michael Brandon: Peeped Percy. Emily was cross.
  • Emily: It's not nice to copy the way others speak. You hurt Salty's feelings.
  • Percy: We were just having fun.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Percy.
  • Thomas: We'll say sorry to him.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Thomas. But Salty was nowhere to be found. Thomas and Percy was worried. Fergus was waiting for Salty when he arrived at the smelters.
  • Fergus: Right on time!
  • Michael Brandon: Congratulated Fergus.
  • Salty: Aye, but there be a storm coming.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Salty.
  • Salty: We must hurry.
  • Michael Brandon: Soon they were hooked up and on their way home. Salty was right about the storm. It was a fierce one. The ships at sea depend upon the lighthouse to keep them safely off the rocks. But now there was trouble.
  • Captain: The lighthouse lamp has gone out!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried the captain. Salty and Fergus were fighting their way through the wind and rain. Then Salty saw a lantern ahead. The lighthouse keeper was waiting for him.
  • Lighthouse Keeper: Our lighthouse lamp has gone out! Our generator is broken!
  • Michael Brandon: Then Salty had an idea.
  • Salty: Fergus has a flywheel. It could power the generator.
  • Lighthouse Keeper: Hurry!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted the lighthouse keeper. Fergus' flywheel was attached to the generator shift. Without the lighthouse, the ship was steaming towards the rocks. Fergus was working as fast as he could. Finally, the generator came back to life. The lighthouse beam shone across the stormy sea once more.
  • Captain: Just in time! Hard to starboard, matey!
  • Michael Brandon: Salty's idea had saved the day! Fergus worked hard until first light. The next morning, Salty and Fergus chugged back to the docks. They were surprised to see a crowd waiting for them.
  • Captain: Thank you.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the captain.
  • Captain: You saved our ship.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done.
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt. Salty was very proud.
  • Thomas: We're sorry if we hurt your feelings.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Percy: We were only copying you because we think you're grand.
  • Salty: Then say no more, me harties!
  • Michael Brandon: Replied Salty happily. Now they will all work together and have fun together as good friends should.
  • (Salty then starts after the story)
  • Men: (singing) There's a dockside Diesel we know well, who can spin a yarn, who can tell a tale, he loves the sea and the ships that sail, Salty is his name. He works so hard, he's very very proud, his friends all love him being around, when the sun goes down they'll gather round, for a tale or a song of the sea.
  • Children: (singing) On with the sailor's song, follow on, Salty's song, follow the leader home, follow the leader home. Salty, tell us another one, Salty, spin us another one, Salty, one more story will do, Salty, oh Salty, we'll always follow you.
  • Men: (singing) Everyone knows the troublesome trucks, push their luck, get the engines stuck. But someone knows just what to do, Salty is his name. When he rolls along, he hums his song, a pretty little song, let me tag along. And his rhythm makes them follow on, homeward bound we go.
  • Children: (singing) On with the sailor's song, follow on, Salty's song, follow the leader home, follow the leader home. Salty, sing us another one, Salty, spin us another one, Salty, one more story will do, Salty, oh Salty, We'll always follow you, Salty, tell us another one, Salty, spin us another one, Salty, tell us another one do, Salty, oh Salty, we'll always follow you, we'll always follow you, we'll always follow you.
  • (Following the commercial breaks, James and The Queen of Sodor is the next to start)
  • Michael Brandon: The engines on the Island of Sodor want to be responsible, reliable and really useful. They are happiest when Sir Topham Hatt gives important work to do. James thinks his work is very important indeed. He is proud of his shiny red paint and likes to look clean and smart. One day, Percy puffed to the washdown.
  • Percy: My whistle's clogged.
  • Michael Brandon: He tried to blow hard to clean it out, but instead blew mud all over Gordon.
  • Gordon: Silly!
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Gordon. Percy was trying not to laugh.
  • James: Keep your dirt away for me. I'm collecting the mayor today.
  • Gordon: I should do that.
  • James: Really!
  • Michael Brandon: Chuckled James.
  • James: You'd need a washdown first.
  • Gordon: Pah!
  • Michael Brandon: Snorted Gordon. James just laughed. Soon, James had collected the mayor and puffed proudly away.
  • James: Just look at me, Gordon!
  • Gordon: Show off!
  • Michael Brandon: Muttered Gordon. Sir Topham Hatt came to the sheds.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I need an engine to collect the queen of Sodor.
  • Thomas: Who's the queen of Sodor?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: A leaky old barge.
  • Michael Brandon: Replied Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: She needs to go to the workshops. It's dirty work i'm afraid.
  • Michael Brandon: Just then, James shunted into the sheds. This gave Gordon an idea.
  • Gordon: Is collecting the queen of Sodor important work too?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Very important work. Do i have a volunteer?
  • James: Very important work!
  • Michael Brandon: Exclaimed James.
  • James: I'll do it!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Then it settled. She's waiting at the canal.
  • James: Thank you, Sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James. Gordon was delighted. His plan was working.
  • James: I'm here to collect the queen of Sodor!
  • Michael Brandon: Announced James.
  • Yard Manager: There she is.
  • Michael Brandon: The yard manager said. James was furious.
  • James: That slimy old tub! Gordon tricked me, he wants me to get dirty. I'll show him. A shiny engine like me never gets dirty.
  • Michael Brandon: Soon James set off with the queen of Sodor. It was a long journey to the workshops.
  • James: Shiny and clean, shiny and clean.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed James. Then there was trouble. The tall funnel of the old barge crashed through a pipe. James was sure he'd get covered in sludge. But he didn't.
  • James: Shiny and clean, shiny and clean.
  • Michael Brandon: He declared again. The workmen soon cleared the mess and then James was on his way. He arrived safe and sound and pleased that the dirty work was done. When James returned to the sheds, he was very proud of himself.
  • Gordon: How did you manage to stay so clean?
  • James: I had to stay clean.
  • Michael Brandon: Boasted James.
  • James: In case there's important work to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Just then, Percy returned from the quarry.
  • Percy: My whistle is clogged again. Watch out, James.
  • Michael Brandon: Gust went everywhere.
  • Percy: I did warn you.
  • Thomas: You'll need a washdown now.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Thomas.
  • James: Good.
  • Michael Brandon: Snorted James.
  • James: It will make me reddier than ever. I'm such a splendid engine.
  • Others: (groaning)
  • (Really Useful Engine is the next song to begin)
  • Children: (singing) He's a really useful engine you know. All the other engines they'll tell you so. He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Cause the Fat Controller, he told him so. Now he's got a branch line to call his very own. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. Little blue train, he's always there whenever you need a hand. If you need help with a situation who comes into mind. He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Maybe little, but he's never slow. Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's the really useful engine we adore!
  • (Once again, after the commercials, Best Dressed Engine is the last story to start)
  • Michael Brandon: It was mayday on the Island of Sodor and the engines were celebrating. They knew they'd be music and lots of fun. The station was being decorated. Sir Topham Hatt said that the engines could be decorated too.
  • Percy: I'm going to have flags and streamers.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Percy.
  • Thomas: I'm going to have a big red banner.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas.
  • Murdoch: What decorations will you have, Gordon?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Murdoch?
  • Gordon: Decorations aren't dignified for an important engine like me. I pull the express.
  • Michael Brandon: Gordon was feeling insulted.
  • Gordon: (chuckles) Silly little engines.
  • Michael Brandon: He grunted. Thomas was enjoying himself. He was bringing the maypole. The farmer's children waved. Thomas peeped happily as he passed by. Soon, it was time for the decorated. Percy's driver was wrapping streamers and flags around his funnel, Thomas had a big red banner on his tanks, even Murdoch was being decorated. Although he was very shy about it.
  • James: We can have a contest for the best dressed engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Suggested James. Just then, Gordon shunted in.
  • Gordon: A contest?
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed.
  • Gordon: I'm bound to win any contests.
  • James: You will have to be decorated.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James.
  • James: This is a best dressed engine contest.
  • Gordon: Not me.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Gordon.
  • Gordon: You never catch me looking so ridiculous.
  • Michael Brandon: The engines felt splendid. But not Gordon. He was cross.
  • Gordon: Decorations aren't dignified. Huh! Who cares about a contest anyway?
  • Michael Brandon: Further down his line a colorful banner was strong across the bridge. Then, as Gordon steamed across the bridge, it came loose and wrapped around his firebox. Gordon couldn't see the line ahead. Gordon tried to whoosh the banner off but it wouldn't budge.
  • Gordon: I can't see!
  • Michael Brandon: He whistled loudly to his driver.
  • Gordon: Stop!
  • Gordon's Driver: You can't stop, Gordon.
  • Michael Brandon: His driver called back.
  • Gordon's Driver: You're the express.
  • Michael Brandon: Trevor was chugging slowly along with his load of apples for the children's apple bob. Trevor heard a whistle. He was going as fast as he could, but it wasn't fast enough. The apples were all smashed. James was the last engine to join the contest, or so he thought.
  • Passengers: Here comes Gordon.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried the passengers.
  • Thomas: We didn't think you wanted to be decorated.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Thomas.
  • Gordon: I didn't.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Gordon.
  • James: Well you're definitely the best dressed engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased James. All the engines agreed. Gordon was secretly pleased, but he didn't think it was dignified to say so. Silly Gordon.
  • (Percy's Seaside Trip is the last song to happen)
  • (Rooster crows)
  • Children: (singing) The sun is shining, it's a lovely day. It won't be long before we're on our way. The guard is waiting, flag in hand. He blows his whistle, we're off to sea and sand. The sky is blue, there's not a cloud in sight, So much excitement, didn't sleep all night. Now Percy's rushing trough the countryside, With people waving as we (peep peep) whistle by. Seaside, we're off to the seaside. Ice cream in cones, Candy floss on your nose. Seaside, we're off to the seaside, We're gonna have a lovely day. Just one more hill to climb and we'll be there. Sounds of the seaside start to fill the air. Then someone shouts out excitedly.
  • Girl: "Look over there, everybody, I can see the sea!"
  • Children: (singing) Seaside, we're off to the seaside, Buckets and spades, all the fairground arcades. Seaside, we're off to the seaside, We're gonna have a lovely day. And when it's cold in wintertime, Still you can be there any time. Just close your eyes, count 1-2-3, Dream your dream and once again be by the sea. Sir Topham Hatt arrives to greet the train. He is so pleased that Percy's right on time. So much excitement, so much glee. We're all together with Percy by the sea. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Building sandcastles with buckets and spades. Seaside, we're all at the seaside. Oh, what a lovely, lovely, day. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Picnics and paddling, swimming all day. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Oh, what a lovely, lovely day. Thank you, Percy, for such a lovely day. Hooray!
  • (Owl hoots)
  • (Following the last song, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2001 HiT Entertainment logo appear)

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