Sam-I-Am and the Signal

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Sam-I-Am and the Signal is the seventh episode of the second season of The Cat in The Hat and Friends, and the 33rd episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas & Friends episode Percy and the Signal.


  • Sam-I-Am as Percy
  • Joey (Sam-I-Am's Friend) as Gordon
  • Norval the Fish as James
  • Wickershams as Troublesome Trucks
  • Whos as Various Crews
  • King Derwin as Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Cat in the Hat as Thomas (Cameo Role)
  • Horton the Elephant as Henry (Cameo Role)
  • Mack the Turtle as Edward (Cameo Role)


Narrator: Sam-I-Am works in the yard at the big station.

He loves playing jokes, but they can get him into trouble.

One morning, he was very cheeky indeed.

Sam-I-Am: "Hurry up, Joey, your work's ready!"

Narrator: "Joey thought he was late."

Sam-I-Am: "Ha ha ha!"

Narrator: "Laughed Sam-I-Am, and showed him a line of dirty Wickershams.

Joey thought how to pay Sam-I-Am out.

Next, it was Norval's turn.

Sam-I-Am: "Stay in the fishbowl today, Norval. King Derwin will come and see you."

Norval the Fish: "Ah,"

Narrator: "Thought Norval."

Norval the Fish: "King Derwin knows I'm a fine fish. He wants me to deliver a special."

Narrator: "Norval's whos could not make him move. The other animals grumbled dreadfully. They had to do Norval's work as well as their own.

At last, the Inspector Who arrived."

Inspector Who: "Show a fin, Norval. You can't stay here all day."

Norval the Fish: "King Derwin told me to stay here. He sent a message this morning."

Inspector Who: "He did not! How could he? He's away for a week."

Norval the Fish: "Oh."

Narrator: "Said Norval."

Norval the Fish: "Oh! Where's Sam-I-Am?"

Narrator: "Sam-I-Am had wisely disappeared.

When King Derwin came back, he did see Norval, and Sam-I-Am, too. Both wished he hadn't.

One morning, Sam-I-Am was careless.

Sam-I-Am: "I say, you animals, I'm to take some Wickershams to The Cat's junction. King Derwin chose me especially. He must know I'm a really useful man."

Norval the Fish: "More likely, he wants you out the way."

Narrator: "Grunted Norval.

Joey looked across to Norval. They were making a plan."

Joey: "Norval and I were just speaking about signals at the junction. We can't be too careful about signals, but then, I needn't say that to a really useful man like you, Sam-I-Am."

Narrator: "Sam-I-Am felt flattered."

Norval the fish: "We have spoken of backing signals."

Narrator: "Put in Norval."

Norval the Fish: "They need extra special care, you know. Would you like me to explain?"

Sam-I-Am: "No thank you, Norval."

Narrator: "Said Sam-I-Am."

Sam-I-Am: "I know all about signals."

Narrator: "Sam-I-Am was a little worried."

Sam-I-Am: "I wonder what backing signals are."

Narrator: "He thought."

Sam-I-Am: "Never Mind, I'll manage."

Narrator: "He bumped crossly to his Wickershams, and felt better.

He came to a signal."

Sam-I-Am: "Bother. It's at 'Danger'."

Narrator: "The signal moved to show 'Line Clear'. Its arm moved up, instead of down. Sam-I-Am had never seen that sort of signal before."

Sam-I-Am: "Down means 'Go', and up means 'Stop', so upper still must mean 'Go Back'. I know! It's one of those backing signals."

Sam-I-Am's Who: "Come on, Sam-I-Am!"

Narrator: "Said his Who."

Sam-I-Am's Who: "Off we go. Stop! You're going the wrong way!"

Sam-I-Am: "But it's a backing signal!"

Narrator: "Sam-I-Am protested, and told him about Joey and Norval. The Who laughed, and explained."

Sam-I-Am: "Oh, dear."

Narrator: "Said Sam-I-Am."

Sam-I-Am: "Let's start quickly before they see us."

Narrator: "It was too late. Joey saw everything.

That night, Joey and Norval talked about signals.

They thought the subect was funny. Sam-I-Am thought they were being very silly."


  • Footage Copyright: Dr. Seuss Enterprises, The Jim Henson Company

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