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Snow Engine/Bill, Ben and Fergus/Best Dressed Engine is an episode of the Ready Set Learn version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Oliver learns about the importance of snow/Fergus gets disobedient with Bill and Ben/Gordon has jealousy over a competition.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • Mavis
  • Fergus
  • Murdoch
  • Toad
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Trevor (does not speak)
  • Arthur (cameo)
  • 'Arry and Bert (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)

Songs

  1. Toby
  2. James The Really Splendid Engine
  3. Harold The Helicopter

Trivia

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • Release Date: December 20, 2003.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Thomas Season 7 intro)
  • (After that, we begin the character introduction)
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas is the number one blue engine. Percy is a really useful 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.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Snow Engine)
  • Michael Brandon: Oliver and Duck are Great Western engines. They delivered goods and passengers when the roads are closed by deep snow. But Oliver thinks snow was messy and cold.
  • Oliver: I'm a Great Western engine.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed one day.
  • Oliver: I shouldn't have to shiver.
  • Toad: Begging your pardon, Mr. Oliver?
  • Michael Brandon: Whispered Toad.
  • Toad: But I think snow is splendid.
  • Oliver: Huh.
  • Michael Brandon: Later, Oliver saw some children building a giant snowman for their winter festival. Each time, Oliver passed by the snowman grew bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger.
  • Toad: Just an obviation, Mr. Oliver, snow is magical.
  • Oliver: Oh.
  • Michael Brandon: Finally, the snowman was complete. Oliver chuffed back to his warm cozy shed. Sir Topham Hatt was waiting for him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You have to return to the mountain village.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Some goods are needed for the festival.
  • Oliver: But all this snow makes my wheels feel chilly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Really useful engines work hard whenever the weather.
  • Michael Brandon: Soon, Oliver was loaded and on his way. The snow was cold. It had frozen the points and diverted Oliver into the station sidings.
  • Oliver: Whoa, shiver my boiler!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Oliver. His driver applied the brakes.
  • Toad: Is there a problem, Mr. Oliver?
  • Oliver: Yeah, there is! Whoa!
  • Toad: That could been a little smoother.
  • Michael Brandon: Oliver felt awful. He thought the children would be upset about their snowman. Oliver's driver went for help. Sir Topham Hatt was just leaving his office when he got the call.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Duck will bring the breakdown crane first thing in the morning.
  • Michael Brandon: He said. Oliver's driver returned and told him the news.
  • Oliver: I'll be out here all night.
  • Michael Brandon: Moaned Oliver.
  • Driver: I'm afraid so.
  • Michael Brandon: Luckily, the village inn had a toasty warm room for Oliver's driver. But Oliver was getting colder and colder. His fire had gone out and his funnel was covered in icicles.
  • Oliver: I was right all along. There's nothing magical about snow.
  • Michael Brandon: Toad was beginning to think Oliver might be right.
  • Toad: Brrr!
  • Michael Brandon: Next morning the children saw the situation.
  • Girl: Look.
  • Michael Brandon: A little girl shouted.
  • Girl: Our snowman has eyes in his tummy.
  • Boy: No it doesn't.
  • Michael Brandon: Laughed a little boy.
  • Boy: It's Oliver.
  • Michael Brandon: That gave the children an idea. When Oliver woke up he was surrounded by happy children.
  • Children: Oliver's a wonderful snow engine!
  • Michael Brandon: They cried. Oliver was so relief that suddenly he didn't feel any cold anymore. When Duck arrived with the breakdown crane, Oliver didn't want to leave. He loved the winter festival so much.
  • Oliver: You were right, Toad.
  • Michael Brandon: Oliver called.
  • Oliver: There are some magical things about snow.
  • Toad: Perhaps, Mr. Oliver.
  • Michael Brandon: Shivered Toad.
  • Oliver: Absolutely.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Toby)
  • Children: (singing) North of the island, there lives a dear old train, a little tram engine, Toby is his name. He's quaint and old fashioned, but careful and wise. His coach is Henrietta and she's seen better days. His mind keeps returning to the good old days. When they were busy working everyday. But nobody rides with them nowadays. They can't understand why things have changed. Their line is closing down today, forever. Toby, oh Toby. What will become of you? The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's still lots that you can do. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. All of the children came to say goodbye. They clapped and cheered as Toby rang his bell, "Bye-bye." Everyone was sad to see them go. Whatever will they do, and where will they go? Suddenly news came to brighten up their day. How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away. The Fat Controller had written to say, could they please come and help right away. Now they're part of his family forever. Toby, oh Toby. Show them what you can do. The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's so much to learn from you. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. Oldies but goldies, we still care for you.
  • (Another passing 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 passing by sequence occurs and we begin James The Really Splendid Engine)
  • Children: (singing) He's a really splendid engine, everybody knows, But he does go on and on and on, always telling us so! He is a splendid fellow, but he really is quite vain. Who do we mean?
  • Girl: You got it!
  • Children: James!
  • (Conductor's whistle blows)
  • Children: (singing) Take a look who's coming down the track, Make way for James, hooray for James. Shiny shiny paint with the jet-black stack, Make way for James, hooray for James. What it is for certain and we really should note.
  • Girl: It's indisputable, but let's take a vote.
  • Children: (singing) He's the really splendid engine with the bright red coat. James, (ee-oh) He can brag all day - how fast he goes, How good he looks — he's such a pose. But what about the time he got covered in mud, Oh, what a dope, what a dud! But up and down the line you'll hear the others say, "Despite his vanity, he really is okay. Dependable, reliable, and seldom late, We all think James is great!" Speeding down the line like a lightning flash, Make way for James, hooray for James. Hang on to your hat as he whooshes past, Make way for James, hooray for James.
  • Girl: He really knows how to stage a show.
  • Boy: You gotta stand back and watch him go.
  • Children: (singing) He's the really splendid engine with the bright red coat.
  • (Conductor's whistle blows)
  • Children: Whoo! (singing) Look who's swaning it down the track. Make way for James, hooray for James. He never looks up, he never looks back, Make way for James, hooray for James. A tad conceited, and really quite vain, He knows we love him just the same. Take a look who's coming down the track, Make way for James, hooray for James. Shiny shiny paint with the jet-black stack. Make way for James, hooray for James. He's the really splendid engine, shiny, shiny engine. He's the really splendid engine, yep, that's our James.
  • Man: That's James!
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • (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 Harold The Helicopter)
  • Children: (singing) Who do you call when the chips are down? When your back is against the wall. When there's no way out and time is running out and you're heading for a fall? High in the sky. Suddenly comes the hero. You can rely on him. Harold the Helicopter, pride of the skies. First to the rescue should help be required. Harold the Helicopter, brave is he. Courage is his name. So look to the skies, should danger arise. Look to the skies, for Harold will be there. He is a natural hero. He is guardian of the skies. And down through the years there are many tales of his courage in the skies. Out from the clouds. Suddenly comes the hero. We recognize that sound. Harold the Helicopter, pride of the skies. First to the rescue should help be required. Harold the Helicopter, brave is he. Courage is his name. So look to the skies, should danger arise. Reach for the sky, for Harold will be there. Harold the Helicopter, pride of the skies. First to the rescue should help be required. Harold the Helicopter, brave is he. Courage is his name. So look to the skies. See how he flies. You can rely, Harold will be there.
  • (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 appears)

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