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Salty's Stormy Tale / Scaredy Engines / The Grand Opening is an episode of the Netflix Kids version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Salty helps Fergus on how to repair the lighthouse during the storm / Thomas attempts to scare Percy with his skills / Skarloey must hurry to the ceremony before he arrives late.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Fergus
  • Salty
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Harold (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Toby (cameo)
  • Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Cranky (cameo)
  • Tiger Moth (cameo)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • Nancy (cameo)

Songs

  1. Salty
  2. Boo Boo Choo Choo
  3. The Red Balloon

Trivia

  • Narrated by Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon.
  • Release Date: April 10, 2004.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents)
  • (Then we see the Thomas and Friends Season 7 intro)
  • (After that, we begin the character introduction)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas is a really useful engine. Here's Percy. He is a very happy engine. James is a magnificent engine. Gordon is the most fastest engine on the Island of Sodor. Henry is long and fast. Here's Edward always here to help. Toby is a different engine. He's a tram engine.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin 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.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Salty)
  • 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.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Scaredy Engines)
  • Alec Baldwin: The engines on the Island of Sodor look forward to Halloween. They love Sir Topham Hatt's fireworks and the children dressing up as wizards and witches. They also loved Edward's spooky stories.
  • Edward: They say that on Halloween, the ghost engine returns to the smelters looking for his lost whistle: Whoo, whoo!
  • Engines: Ooh, aah, spooky!
  • Alec Baldwin: The engines said all shivering a little. Later, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas, Percy and Duck, I have a special job for you. You are to collect some scrap from the smelters yard tonight.
  • Percy: On Halloween!?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Don't worry. You'll be back in time for the fireworks.
  • Thomas: Percy isn't worried about missing the fireworks.
  • Alec Baldwin: Teased Thomas.
  • Thomas: He's a scaredy engine.
  • Percy: I am not!
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Percy. But he was, a little. At the smelters, all Percy could think about was Edward's ghost engine. Thomas knew Percy was scared. So he teased him even more.
  • Thomas: What's that up there?
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas squeaked.
  • Thomas: Is it a spook?
  • Percy: It's just a piece of twisted scrap.
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy said nervously.
  • Percy: Isn't it?
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas was having fun. He kept on teasing Percy.
  • Thomas: Careful, the ghost engine doesn't get you.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas said.
  • Percy: There's no such thing as ghosts!
  • Alec Baldwin: Snapped Percy. Duck felt sorry for Percy
  • Duck: Nobody's brave all the time.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Duck.
  • Percy: But I'm not a scaredy engine.
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy insisted. The job was nearly complete.
  • Yard Manager: Well done.
  • Alec Baldwin: The yard manager said.
  • Yard Manager: Now I'll need one engine to finish up.
  • Alec Baldwin: Duck wanted to pay Thomas back for all his teasing.
  • Duck: Please sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Duck: I'm sure Thomas wouldn't mind stay.
  • Thomas: Of course not.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas boasted.
  • Thomas: I'm not a scaredy engine.
  • Alec Baldwin: So Duck and Percy left. When Thomas was by himself, every sound and every shadow was spooky. He was beginning to feel very scared.
  • Thomas: There's no such thing as ghosts.
  • Alec Baldwin: He said nervously.
  • Thomas: Who's there?
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas was so busy looking for ghosts, he didn't watch where he was going. The chains felt like ghost fingers.
  • Thomas: Something's got me.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas wheeshed and set off an old steam whistle.
  • (Old whistle blows)
  • Thomas: The g-g-ghost whistle.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Thomas and he raced away as fast as his wheels could carry him.
  • Thomas: (echoing) The ghost engine is after me!
  • Duck: It was naughty of Thomas to tease you, Percy.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Duck.
  • Percy: He was only playing.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Percy: I hope he hurries up. I wouldn't want him to be late for the fireworks.
  • Thomas: He's after meeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
  • Duck: I don't think he'll be late.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Duck. Duck and Percy joined the other engines for the fireworks.
  • Percy: Where's Thomas?
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy asked.
  • Percy: He'll miss all the fun.
  • Duck: It would serve him right after all his teasing.
  • Alec Baldwin: Duck said. But Percy was worried. He went to look for his friend. He found Thomas all alone in the shed.
  • Percy: Are you all right, Thomas?
  • Alec Baldwin: He said.
  • Thomas: Yes. I'm sorry I teased you, Percy.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas said.
  • Thomas: Duck was right. We all feel scared sometimes.
  • Percy: And we all have to say sorry sometimes.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his friend.
  • Percy: So come on, Thomas, we can watch the fireworks just as well from here.
  • Alec Baldwin: And he was right.
  • (Thomas and Percy watch the whole fireworks as we end the episode)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Boo Boo Choo Choo)
  • Children: Boo!
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Boy: What's that moving in the corner?
  • Girl: What's that shadow on the wall?
  • Children: (singing) Don't be afraid, don't be scared. It really is nothing at all.
  • Boy: But I saw something in the corner.
  • Girl: I saw that shadow on the wall.
  • Children: (singing) It's just your imagination.
  • Girl: Look! It's just the wise old owl. (whooo)
  • Children: (singing) Boo boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark It's easily explained you see Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your track And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark. The little engine wondered He thought and thought all night Really nothing's changed, it's just the same Just daylight turned to night.
  • Girl: But something moved in the corner. A shadow crossed the wall.
  • Children: (singing) He closed his eyes, counted ten.
  • Girl: And remembered the wise old owl. (whooo)
  • Children: (singing) Boo, boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark When the lights go out and you have your doubts Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your mark And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark.
  • (Whistling)
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Children: (singing) So, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark. Boo boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark It's easily explained you see Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your track And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Boy: What's that moving in the corner?
  • Girl: What's that shadow on the wall?
  • Children: (singing) Don't be afraid, don't be scared It really is nothing at all.
  • Boy: But I saw something in the corner.
  • Girl: A shadow crossed the wall.
  • Children: (singing) It's just your imagination.
  • Girl: Look! It's just the wise old owl. (whooo)
  • Children: (singing) Boo boo, choo choo Don't be afraid of the dark It's easily explained you see Why things go bump in the night - Boo! Boo boo, choo choo Don't wander from your track And don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be Don't be afraid of the dark No, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be (laughs) Don't be afraid of the dark. Boo!
  • (Owl hoots)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin The Grand Opening)
  • Michael Brandon: The engines on the mountain railway were excited. They were helping to build a new line. It would take visitors to even more beautiful places on the Island of Sodor. Sir Topham Hatt arrived with important news.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The grand opening is this afternoon. I want to see the new line from the air. Lady Hatt and I will arrive on Harold The Helicopter.
  • Michael Brandon: Just then, Skarloey chugged in.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You're late for the announcement.
  • Michael Brandon: Complained Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Really useful engines are never late.
  • Skarloey: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: At the airfield there was another problem.
  • Harold's Pilot: Engine trouble.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the pilot.
  • Harold's Pilot: Harold's not going anywhere today.
  • Michael Brandon: Lady Hatt was most upset.
  • Lady Hatt: But I've been looking forward to the grand opening all week.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And I, my dear, will find a solution.
  • Michael Brandon: And he did.
  • Lady Hatt: Topham, you cannot be serious. Me ride in this.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The wind direction is perfect. We'll be there in no time.
  • Michael Brandon: Soon the hot air balloon rose into the sky. But Skarloey was upset.
  • Skarloey: All this extra work is going to make me late again.
  • Michael Brandon: The hot air balloon was floating peacefully through the sky. Lady Hatt was enjoying herself.
  • Lady Hatt: The new line looks splendid.
  • Michael Brandon: She said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thank you, my dear.
  • Michael Brandon: Replied Sir Topham Hatt. Down the track, the workmen were still loading their ladders.
  • Skarloey: Hurry up, hurry up!
  • Michael Brandon: Skarloey puffed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: If Skarloey doesn't hurry.
  • Michael Brandon: Sighed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: He'll be late again.
  • Michael Brandon: All the engines were ready for the grand opening.
  • Rusty: Where's Skarloey?
  • Michael Brandon: Rusty asked.
  • Peter Sam: He promised to be on time.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Peter Sam. At last, Skarloey was on his way. Then there was trouble. The balloon's flame suddenly went out, the air in the balloon cooled and the balloon started to fall.
  • Pilot: Hold tight.
  • Michael Brandon: The pilot called.
  • Lady Hatt: I want to get out!
  • Michael Brandon: Demanded Lady Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Not now, dear.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Skarloey: The balloon's going to land in the tree.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Skarloey. And it came down right in front of Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: There's Sir Topham Hatt!
  • Lady Hatt: My hat is ruined!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Lady Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: So is mine.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Skarloey's Driver: Don't worry.
  • Michael Brandon: Called Skarloey's driver.
  • Skarloey's Driver: We'll soon have you down.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Am I glad to see you, Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Thank you, Sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Before long, Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt were safely on the ground. They boarded Skarloey's boxcar and set off at once. Everyone was waiting as Skarloey brought his important passengers to the grand opening. Sir Topham Hatt declared the new line open.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: With special thanks to Skarloey.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: For helping us get here.
  • Michael Brandon: Everyone cheered.
  • Rusty: Even so you were still late.
  • Michael Brandon: Teased Rusty.
  • Skarloey: I know.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: But because I was late, Sir Topham Hatt was right on time.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin The Red Balloon)
  • Children: (singing) There's so much to see on the Island of Sodor, Waterfalls and windmills, valleys of green. All this and more on the Island of Sodor, Colourful carpet for all to see.
  • Girl: (singing) People happily ride round the Island Flying so high in a big red balloon.
  • Children: (singing) From mountains high and down to the seaside Everyone wishing they'll all come back soon High in the red balloon Up above looking down on everyone You can touch the moon High in the red balloon Floating and spinning and climbing and rising Way up high, look see the red balloon.
  • Girl: (singing) Float over castles and church spires below them Cricket being played on the quaint village green.
  • Children: (singing) Everyone waves at the big red balloon Prettiest picture they've ever seen James sees the red balloon Floating high, wishing he could be like him High in the sky He waits where the river bends.
  • Girl: (singing softly) Waiting to see his friend, hoping he will come again.
  • Children: (singing) Wishing and hoping and waiting and dreaming of flying high Just James and the red balloon.
  • Girl: (singing) James and the red balloon.
  • (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 2003 HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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