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Something In The Air/Toby and The Flood/Busy Going Backwards is an episode of the YTV version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Henry ignores Thomas' warning, but ends up in the water/A huge storm causes Toby to be swept away/Toad has a really wild and fast adventure by going backwards after losing Oliver.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Oliver
  • Toad
  • Harold
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Edward (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Rheneas (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Caroline (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Bulstrode (cameo)

Songs

  1. Toby
  2. Let's Have A Race
  3. Really Useful Engine

Notes

  • Release Date: May 3, 2003.
  • Narrated by Alec Baldwin.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (We then show the Thomas Season 5 intro and we afterwards begin Something In The Air)
  • Alec Baldwin: One day, Thomas was at the keyside of a small village. Fish were being loaded into his cars. The work took a long time, the fishermen were using old equipment and Thomas was worried.
  • Thomas: I'm going to be late for Henry at the docks. He won't like this. Please hurry up.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas was rudely interrupted.
  • (The crate containing fish inside falls on top of Thomas)
  • Alec Baldwin: His driver and fireman laughed.
  • Thomas: Phew!
  • Alec Baldwin: Sniffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: What a pong!
  • Alec Baldwin: He was glad when they were speeding along the beautiful coastal run. Then, they saw a man waving a red flag.
  • Thomas: What's the matter now?
  • Man: High tides are damaging the track.
  • Alec Baldwin: Reported the man.
  • Man: I've marked the spot.
  • Thomas' Driver: We'll go and inspect.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said the Driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: It would be dangerous for heavy engines like Henry.
  • Alec Baldwin: Agreed the driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: But for Thomas, it's safe enough.
  • Alec Baldwin: The guard left a red oil lamp by the damaged track to warn engines.
  • Guard: When we get to the docks, i'll tell them to close the line.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry was waiting for Thomas' cars.
  • Henry: Pah! You're late and that smell is making me ill!
  • Thomas: It's the fish!
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Thomas.
  • Thomas: And there's danger on the rails. That's why we're late.
  • Henry: Pah! You're the only danger on the rails, Thomas. Now stop wasting time and get my cars hitched to my train.
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas' driver and fireman were in the yard master's office when they heard Henry's whistle. He was steaming out of the station with his long heavy train called The Flying Kipper.
  • Thomas' Driver: What rude is Henry taking tonight?
  • Alec Baldwin: Asked the Driver.
  • Yard Master: The coastal run. It's the quickest.
  • Thomas' Driver: But I told you!
  • Alec Baldwin: Gasped the driver.
  • Thomas' Driver: That's dangerous for a big engine like Henry!
  • Alec Baldwin: The yard master quickly phoned the signalman. Henry roared past the signalbox.
  • Henry: I'll soon make up for lost time.
  • Alec Baldwin: The signalman couldn't hear the warning. By the time he did, Henry was far away in a cloud of steam. But when Henry reached the coastal track, his hopes for a fast run were dashed. Fog floated everywhere.
  • Henry: I can't see!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried Henry. Nor could his driver. And when he could, it was too late.
  • (Henry falls down into the deep water)
  • Alec Baldwin: As soon as the tide was high enough, Henry was craned out of the water.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Engines don't swim, Henry. You were meant to deliver fish not swim with them. You should know that by now.
  • Henry: Yes, sir. I'm sorry, sir.
  • Alec Baldwin: When Henry arrived at the docks, Cranky the Crane looked down on him.
  • Cranky: My, my, Henry. I expect you'll have some fishy tales to tell. But take my advice, have a long hosedown first.
  • Alec Baldwin: But there was worse to come.
  • Boy 1: Look! They've caught all this fish and a green whale too.
  • Boy 2: It's not a whale, it's a monster.
  • Alec Baldwin: Henry was most upset. Thomas now felt sorry for Henry.
  • Thomas: Come on. Your driver says it's time for a nice washdown. Then you'll feel much better.
  • Alec Baldwin: And Henry did.
  • Henry: I'm sorry I was rude to you, Thomas.
  • Thomas: That's all right. But can you smell something?
  • Henry: W-W-What?
  • Thomas: Fresh air.
  • Henry: Oh yes.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Henry happily.
  • (A 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 Toby and The Flood)
  • Alec Baldwin: It had been raining hard for weeks. Toby was feeling miserable. Everywhere was wet, wet, wet. His branch line runs to a village. The water and the river had risen with the rain. Only the great wall known as a dam was stopping the water from overflowing. Percy arrived just as Toby was about to inspect the dam for any damage.
  • Percy: Driver tells me it may be dangerous up there. Please be careful, Toby.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said Percy.
  • Toby: I'll try.
  • Alec Baldwin: Replied Toby bravely. Percy watched anxiously as Toby trundled away. His journey took him over a wooden bridge at the end of the village. The river surged dangerously beneath it. Harold the Helicopter was inspecting the dam as Toby arrived.
  • Toby's Driver: Be brave Toby.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called his Driver.
  • Toby's Driver: We had to cross to the other side.
  • Alec Baldwin: The dam did not look safe at all. Toby was very worried. Soon, he knew why.
  • Toby's Driver: The dam's breaking up! We must warn everyone!
  • Alec Baldwin: Toby shunted back as fast as his wheels would let him. Percy was waiting anxiously for Toby by the bridge. The river had risen so high that the bridge was in danger of collapsing.
  • Toby's Driver: The dam's breaking up. We must find high ground.
  • Alec Baldwin: Shouted Toby's driver.
  • Percy: Your only chance is to cross the bridge.
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Percy.
  • Toby: It doesn't look safe to me.
  • Alec Baldwin: Wailed Toby.
  • Toby's Driver: It's our only chance.
  • Alec Baldwin: Said his driver.
  • Toby's Driver: If the dam breaks, we'll be done for!
  • Alec Baldwin: Toby was halfway across the bridge when disaster struck.
  • (The dam breaks apart)
  • Toby: Help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Toby.
  • Percy's Driver: We'll follow him on our line. It needs the river further down.
  • Alec Baldwin: As Toby floated helplessly on the floodwaters, they passed a sign that made them shudder: Beware The Waterfall.
  • Toby's Driver: If we go over that waterfall, we're doomed.
  • Alec Baldwin: Then they saw Harold who swopped low and shouted urgently to them.
  • Harold: We're going to drop a rope to you. Attach it to yourself, quickly now!
  • Alec Baldwin: And they did, to one of Toby's buffers. Just then, Percy arrived. Harold flew over to him.
  • Harold: Catch a rope and pull Toby to safety!
  • Alec Baldwin: He called.
  • (Percy with all his might pulls Toby and the bridge to safety)
  • Alec Baldwin: Toby was safe at last. When the floods were over and the dam mended, the villagers had a big party for Toby, hosted by Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You were very brave, Toby.
  • Toby: Thanks to Harold.
  • Percy: I could never been so brave, Toby.
  • Toby: Oh, I'm sure you would be, but you never know till you tried.
  • Alec Baldwin: Percy rather hope he never had to.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Let's Have A Race)
  • Children: (singing) A lesson that's worth learning One you never should forget Is the art of friendly rivalry It's not always about winning You must learn that from the start Enjoy yourself remember What counts is taking part. Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest On your marks, now get set, go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race.
  • (Children cheering)
  • Children: (singing) Thomas challenged Bertie To a friendly race one day The driver said get ready But be careful on the way The friends lined up together Enjoying the fun The stationmaster called out Are you ready to begin. Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest On your marks, now get set, go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race.
  • (Children cheering)
  • Children: (singing) Bertie bus was winning He sped along the way Thomas tried so hard To catch up on the way Eventually he passed him And Bertie had to say:
  • Girl: To pass you on that hill Thomas I'd need wings like an airplane.
  • Children: (singing) Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest On your marks, now get set, go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race. Let's have a race, have a race, have a race Let's see who is the quickest Who can be the fastest Ready, set go! Let's set a pace, set a pace, set a pace Let's see if you can catch me Let's see if you can match me so Let's have a race, have a race Let's have a race... Let's have a race... Right now!
  • (Children cheering)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Busy Going Backwards)
  • Alec Baldwin: Toad the break van was feeling sad. Everywhere he look, he could see engines and coaches moving steadly forwards. They all look confident and cheerful. One day, he decided to talk to Oliver the Great Western Engine.
  • Toad: I'm always going backwards, Mr. Oliver. I have forward thinking views. I could be a leader if you know what i mean.
  • Gordon: You can't be a leader without a train to follow you. You don't have a train.
  • Alec Baldwin: Gordon said. Toad felt sadder still. Oliver wanted to help,
  • Oliver: You're a really useful break van, Toad. You help me break and you keep my freight cars in order when we go down hills.
  • Toad: I know, Mr. Oliver, but it'll be so exciting to go forwards for a change instead of always things sliding away from me.
  • Alec Baldwin: The freight cars were cross with Toad.
  • Car 1: Who he to started complaining?
  • Car 2: He's lucky to be look after us.
  • Car 3: Let's teach him a lesson.
  • Alec Baldwin: The freight cars were simply carried up their plan when they reach Gordon's Hill. When they were nearly at the top, they play their tricks.
  • Cars: Ready, steady, go!
  • Alec Baldwin: And they jerked and a coupling which broke.
  • Cars: We're making your wish come true, Toad! Follow the leader!
  • Alec Baldwin: Yelled the freight cars. Toad was still in a state of shock so he didn't know what to think. And he couldn't ask the conductor, he had jumped clear.
  • Cars: Faster, faster, as fast as you want!
  • Alec Baldwin: Screamed the freight cars. Suddenly, Toad found it fun but the fun was soon over. A crossing lay ahead and the gates were closed, Toad couldn't stop. Worst still, Toad now realize he was on the wrong track. There ahead was Gordon! The signalman change the points just in time.
  • Cars: On, on, faster!
  • Alec Baldwin: Cried the freight cars. Suddenly, he saw James pulling a long slow train.
  • Toad: Oh, my goodness! Help, save me!
  • Alec Baldwin: A quick thinking shunter did just in time.
  • James: What was that?!
  • Alec Baldwin: Explained James. The signalman warned the stationmaster at the next station.
  • Signalman: There's a runaway coming!
  • Stationmaster: We'll send them into the sidings.
  • Toad: Help, help!
  • Alec Baldwin: Called Toad again. Toad saw some buffers.
  • Toad: Those were stop me.
  • Alec Baldwin: But the points in the buffers weren't safe.
  • Toad: Oh, no! I'm back on the main line!
  • Alec Baldwin: Meanwhile Oliver was racing to the rescue.
  • Oliver: I must catch Toad. I must.
  • Alec Baldwin: Toad sped past Henry. More danger lay ahead. Men were working on the bridge, but they had been warned about the runaway Toad and his freight cars. They diverted him onto old sidings, straight into a muddy pool.
  • (Toad falls into a muddy pool)
  • Toad: Stopped at last.
  • Alec Baldwin: Oliver arrived and when he saw Toad, he can only smile.
  • Oliver: A pond is the only place for a Toad I suppose.
  • Alec Baldwin: That night, Toad spoke to Oliver.
  • Toad: I'm sorry, Mr. Oliver, if I cause to any embarrasment.
  • Oliver: That's all right, Toad. So what do you think of going fowards?
  • Toad: It was fun.
  • Alec Baldwin: Decided Toad.
  • Toad: But from now on, I'd be happy to looking forward to the future, busy going backwards so to speak.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Really Useful Engine)
  • Children: (singing) He's a really useful engine you know. All the other engines they'll tell you so. He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Cause the Fat Controller, he told him so. Now he's got a branch line to call his very own. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. Little blue train, he's always there whenever you need a hand. If you need help with a situation who comes into mind. He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's a really useful engine you know. Maybe little, but he's never slow. Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go. He's a really useful engine we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful engine that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Thomas the Tank Engine. He's the really useful engine we adore!
  • (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 A Britt Allcroft Production logo appears)

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