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Salty's Stormy Tale/James and The Queen of Sodor/Best Dressed Engine is an episode of the YTV version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Salty must help Fergus fix the lighthouse/James has to collect the Queen of Sodor/Gordon becomes jealous of not being best dressed.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Emily
  • Fergus
  • Salty
  • Murdoch
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Trevor (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Mavis (cameo)
  • 'Arry and Bert (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)
  • Bulgy (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Butch (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)

Songs

  1. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
  2. Come For The Ride
  3. The Whistle Song

Notes

  • Release Date: December 6, 2003.
  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with 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.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining)
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Life is full of surprises, full of ups and downs And so to have a silver lining, first there must be cloud. Bill and Ben the twins work together all day long. They sometimes disagree how things are done. They get down in the dumps If things they do don't work out just as planned. But if at first you don't succeed then understand. There's no sense in worrying if things start going wrong. Obstacles can all be overcome. But even Bill and Ben both agree that in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. So if you've got a job to do, make sure you do it well. Arguing will get you nowhere fast. When Bill says "Push", and Ben says "Pull", They always get it wrong. But never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. Everybody makes mistakes it happens all the time. You should never lose sight of your goal. Just like Bill and Ben things will work out in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. When you're feeling down it doesn't help to wear a frown. Never lose hope, you're sure to cope and you can carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined to help you on your way. As long as there's hope, it'll help you cope. You must never lose hope, it'll help you on the way.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin James and The Queen of Sodor)
  • 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)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Come For The Ride)
  • Girl: (singing) All your friends on the railway would like you all to see.
  • Children: (singing) Just how much fun rockin' on the railway can be.
  • Boy: (singing) So won't you come along and join them for the ride.
  • Children: (singing) Just hang on tight, catch your breath, and come for the ride! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway, Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life?
  • Boy: (singing) Watch Duncan go, he can really rock 'n' roll.
  • Children: (singing) He can slip, he can slide, he can sway from side to side.
  • Girl: (singing) So when you hear him coming and you hear his whistle blow.
  • Children: (singing) You'd better step aside 'cause he can go go go! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway, Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Now we're really moving, movin' to an' fro. Everyone around shouting "More! More! More!" Can't get enough, can't get enough of these thrills. And just when you think you can't take anymore. You'd better hang on tight 'cause here we go again. Slip slide come for the ride! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Now Gordon's in a hurry, 'cause Thomas made him wait. We'll have to go much faster, we really can't be late. Soon the coach was rockin', it swayed from side to side.
  • Girl: (singing) With the bath water spillin' and a-splashin' inside.
  • Children: (singing) Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' an' a-reelin' on the railway tonight. Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Come for the ride!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Best Dressed Engine)
  • 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.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin The Whistle Song)
  • (Engines whistling)
  • Children: (singing) Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo. Engines all have whistles, as everybody knows. And as they leave the station, you hear the whistle blow. Speeding down the hillside, the whistles blown with pride, Driver checks the signal, and whistles one more time. Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell. Gordon and Henry, Thomas as well, Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun! Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song! Every whistle's different; No two will sound the same, It helps to warn off danger if something's in your way. Whistles are important as every engine knows, Clear the line ahead now when the whistle blows! Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell, James and Edward, Percy as well. Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun, Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song An engine lost its whistle and could not make a sound. It really was a problem until one could be found. 'Cause an engine's not an engine if it hasn't got a whistle, Hear the whistle blows! Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell, Gordon and Henry, Thomas as well. Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun, Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song.
  • Girl: One long whistle means coming up fast.
  • Boy: Two in the fog, give two short blasts.
  • Girl: One, two, three, means clear up the line.
  • Children: Let's blow our whistles one more time! (singing) Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell, James and Edward, Percy as well. Engines blow your whistles, and let's all have some fun, Engines blow your whistles, Let's hear the whistle song!
  • (Whistle blowing)
  • (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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