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Snow Engine / Bill, Ben and Fergus / Best Dressed Engine is an episode of the Netflix Kids version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Oliver thinks that snow can be silly / Fergus comes to visit and help out on his first day of the Island of Sodor / Gordon grows jealous when the other engines put on a best dressed competition.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • Mavis
  • Fergus
  • Murdoch
  • Toad
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Trevor (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Arthur (cameo)
  • 'Arry and Bert (cameo)
  • Salty (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Harold (cameo)
  • Bulgy (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth (cameo)
  • The Refreshment Lady (cameo)
  • Cyril The Fogman (cameo)
  • The Fisherman (cameo)
  • Nancy (cameo)

Songs

  1. The Snow Song
  2. Five New Engines In The Shed
  3. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Trivia

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • Release Date: April 17, 2004.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (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.
  • (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!
  • (Oliver collides with a snowman)
  • 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 The Snow Song)
  • Children: (singing) You wake to the silence the bright afterglow. Now there's a surprise for what do you know. It's snowing. Look, it's snowing. Little Jack Frost has been busy last night. The Island of Sodor is a blanket of white 'Cause it's snowing. Yes, it's snowing. White winter wonderland. Beautiful day. Snow, snow, snow, snow. Snow, snow, snow, snow. There in the valley someone you'll know. The little blue train finds his way through the snow. Whistle blowing. Yes, it's snowing. It's a beautiful world; It's a lovely day. Cherish this moment, remember this day 'Cause it's snowing. Yes, it's snowing. White winter wonderland. Beautiful day. Snow, snow, snow, snow.
  • (Children laughing)
  • Children: (singing) White winter wonderland. Beautiful day. Snow, snow, snow, snow. Snow, snow, snow, snow. Stay, stay, please stay.
  • (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 Five New Engines In The Shed)
  • Children (singing): Good morning sunshine, brand new day. Busy day for the railway. Engines rolling to and fro-ing. Rushing by on the railway. But today is a special day for. Have you heard the news? Something special is happening, happening. Have you heard the news? Have you heard, pass the word, have you heard. There are five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. One, two, three, four, five. Can you believe your eyes? Five new engines in the shed. Celebrate the big surprise and raise the banners high. For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed. Emily with her coaches green is a joy to be seen on the railway. Harvey with his crane looks strange, but he'll take the strain on the railway. Salty is the dockside diesel, he'll tell a tale or two. Arthur too, is shy but true, he'll be there for you.
  • Boy: Look, there's Murdoch.
  • Girl: He's so big and strong.
  • Boy: He'll just go on and on.
  • Children: (singing) There are five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. Welcome to one and all. Everybody say hello. Five new engines in the shed. Thomas and all his friends are here. So let us wave and cheer. For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed. Five new engines in the shed. Five new friends in the shed. One, two, three, four, five. Can you believe your eyes? Five new engines in the shed. Celebrate the big surprise and raise the banners high.
  • Boy: There's Murdoch.
  • Girl: And Arthur.
  • Boy: And Emily.
  • Girl: And Harvey and Salty.
  • Children: (singing) For the five new engines, great new engines. Five new engines in the shed.
  • (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.
  • (Gordon hits the cart)
  • Michael Brandon: 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.
  • (Gordon arrives at Knapford, very angry)
  • 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: Said 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 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.
  • (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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