Stop the Press! is an episode of Shining Time Station (WB Kids version).


Barney, BJ, Baby Bop and the kids are learning about things that are well, with the help of the Conductors.


  • Mr. Conductor 1 (Ringo Starr)
  • Mr. Conductor 2 (Michael Brandon)
  • Mr. Conductor 3 (Michael Angelis)
  • Schemer
  • Stacy
  • Billy Twofeathers
  • Barney the Purple Dinosaur
  • BJ the Yellow Dinosaur
  • Baby Bop the Green Dinosaur
  • Matt
  • Dan
  • Kara
  • Kayna
  • Becky
  • Schemer's Mother (on telephone)
  • BJ's Girlfriend (known as Luci) (on telephone)

Thomas Stories

  1. Thomas, Percy & The Dragon (told by Michael Brandon)
  2. Old Iron (told by Ringo Starr)


  • Thomas Stories told by Ringo Starr and Michael Brandon.
  • Barney has his Season 3 voice and 1994-1997 costume.
  • BJ has his Season 3 voice and 1996-1997 costume.
  • Baby Bop has her Season 3 voice and 1996-1997 costume.
  • The Barney costume used in this episode was also seen in "Are We There Yet?".
  • The Barney voice used in this episode was also heard in "Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons".
  • The BJ costume used in this episode was also seen in "Fun & Games".
  • The BJ voice used in this episode was also heard in "My Friend The Post Man".
  • The Baby Bop costume used in this episode was also seen in "Camp WannaRunnaRound".
  • The Baby Bop voice used in this episode was also heard in "Once Upon a Time".
  • The musical arrangements used in this episode were also heard in "Season 7".
  • When Baby Bop screams as Mario sees boos, her scream is the same as Chuckie's scream from "The Slide" (when Chuckie is pushed on a red wagon and flies into the sand pen), except it was pitched down to -1 and mixed with Baby Bop's 1996 voice.
  • In "Thomas, Percy & The Dragon", Michael Brandon adds Percy screaming when he sees Thomas and the dragon.


Part One

  • (we open up and see Barney talking to Billy Twofeathers, the Conductors and Stacy Jones)
  • Barney: And so I love trains.
  • Stacy: You do.
  • Barney: And Billy, what's your favorite type of train?
  • Billy: Mine is a steam tender engine.
  • Barney: Oh. So, Mr. Conductor 1, what's your favorite type of train?
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Mine is a steam tank engine.
  • Barney: So, Mr. Conductor 2, what's your favorite type of train?
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Mine is a Class 40 diesel engine.
  • Barney: And Mr. Conductor 3, what's your favorite type of train?
  • Mr. Conductor 3: Mine is a steamliner tender engine.
  • Barney: So, Stacy, what is your favorite type of train?
  • Stacy: Mine is a steam tank engine, just like Mr. Conductor 1's.
  • Barney: Oh, I will go tell Baby Bop, BJ, Matt, Becky, Kanya, Kara, Schemer and Dan about trains. See ya later.
  • (Barney goes over to Baby Bop, BJ, Matt, Becky, Kanya, Kara, Schemer and Dan. BJ is seen talking on the phone)
  • BJ: So, Luci. How is your dinner?
  • Luci: (on phone) It's great.
  • BJ: Call you soon. Bye-bye! (puts the phone back) So, guys, I love trains.
  • Barney: Me too, BJ.
  • (Baby Bop is seen playing Super Mario 64)
  • Baby Bop: I'll go to the back of the castle (Mario enters the back of the castle and we see boos) AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! Boos! I must run back! (goes back, and pauses the game).
  • (The conductors appear)
  • Baby Bop: Hi, Mr. Conductors 1, 2 and 3.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: Hi, Baby Bop.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: What's wrong?
  • Baby Bop: I got scared by boos.
  • Mr. Conductor 3: I see.
  • Mr. Conductor 1: It reminds me of when Percy got scared of a dragon.
  • Baby Bop: Tell me the story now.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: I will
  • (Mr. Conductor 2 blows his whistle and Thomas, Percy & The Dragon starts)
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Thomas and Percy are good friends, but sometimes Percy teases Thomas about being frightened. (Thomas' whistle blows) he dosen't like that at all. One eveing he was dozing happily in the shed, but Percy wanted to talk.
  • Percy: Wake up, Thomas. Are you dreaming about the time you thought I was a ghost?
  • Thomas: Certainly not. anyway, I was only pretending to be scared. I knew it was your really.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Percy went on teasing him.
  • Percy: I hope the guard leaves the light on for you tonight.
  • Thomas: Why? I quite like the dark.
  • Percy: Oh really? I am surprised. I'd always thought you were afraid of the dark. I wonder why?
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Thomas decided to say nothing and went to sleep instead. The next day, Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I would like you to go to the harbour tonight and collect something special, Thomas.
  • Thomas: What sort of something?
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Wait and see.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Meanwhile, Percy was moving some trucks into a siding. Henry arrived with his goods train. The signalman switched the points and Percy waited on the siding until Henry had steamed by. Then, there was trouble.
  • The Signalman: The points are jammed.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Called the signalman.
  • The Signalman: I can't switch them back for Percy. The workmen will mend them tomorrow morning. It's too late now.
  • Percy's Driver: Hmmm.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Said Percy's Driver.
  • Percy's Driver: I'm sorry, Percy. But you will have to stay here tonight.
  • Percy: Where are you going?
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Asked Percy.
  • Percy's Fireman: Home for tea.
  • Michael Brandon: Replied the fireman. Percy was speechless. He watched as the other engines went home to the shed. Night-time came and Percy began to feel very lonely.
  • Percy: Oh dear. It's very dark.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Murmured Percy.
  • (Owl hoots)
  • Percy: OH! OH! What's that?!
  • Mr. Conductor 2: It was only an owl, but Percy didn't realise this.
  • Percy: I wish Thomas was here too.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: He sighed. Thomas was waiting for his mysterious load at the harbour. Suddenly, there is was.
  • (The Chinese Dragon appears)
  • Thomas: Cinders & Ashes! It's a dragon!
  • Mr. Conductor 2: He cried.
  • Thomas's Driver: Don't worry Thomas. This dragon is made of paper. It's for the carnival tomorrow.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Workmen likfted the dragon onto Thomas' flatbed and put lights all around it for protection. Then, Thomas set off into the misty night. Percy was asleep on his siding and had no idea that Thomas was approaching him. (Thomas and the dragon come up next to Percy)
  • Percy: Whoa!
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Percy woke up very surprised.
  • Percy: Help!
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Cried Percy.
  • Percy: I'm not going to open my eyes until my driver comes.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Next morning the points were mended and Percy puffed back to the junction. Gordon was just about to leave with the express.
  • Percy: You'll never guess what I saw last night.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Gordon was in no mood for puzzles.
  • Gordon: I'm a busy engine. I don't have time for your games.
  • Percy: I've seen a huge dragon. It was covered in lights.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Gordon snorted.
  • Gordon: You've been in the sun too long. Your dome has cracked.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: When the other engines heard the news, they laughed too.
  • James: Look out, Percy!
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Chuckled James.
  • James: Or the dragon may gobble you up!
  • Percy: No-one believes me.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Huffed Percy.
  • Percy: Maybe I did imagine the dragon after all.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: But Percy soon found out that he hadn't.
  • Percy: Aaahh! Help! Save me!
  • Thomas: It's alright Percy.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: said Thomas. And, he explained about the carnival.
  • Thomas: By the way, how was your night out?
  • Mr. Conductor 2: Percy decided to tell Thomas the truth.
  • Thomas: Well, Percy. Maybe we do get scared somethimes, but if we're not afraid to tell each other, then that means we're quite brave too.
  • (Thomas, Percy & The Dragon ends as steam fills up back to the station)
  • BJ: And so that's why Percy got frightened by the dragon from the carnival.
  • Mr. Conductor 2: That's right, BJ. And that's also why your sister got scared by boos.
  • (The conductors disappear. Then, the phone rings)
  • Schemer: I'll get it.
  • (he rushes to the phone)
  • Dan: Schemer's gonna tell something.
  • Becky: Yeah.
  • Barney: Things that are well are stu-u-pendous! I love to do well things.
  • BJ: Me too.
  • Baby Bop: Me three.
  • Schemer: (pulls up the phone) Hello, mommy.
  • Schemer's Mother (on phone): Hi, Schemer.
  • Schemer: I am getting ready to go to the party with you.
  • Schemer's Mother (on phone): Yeah. I will be there when you get there,
  • Schemer: That'll be great. Bye-bye. (puts phone back)
  • Kayna: So, well things are great.
  • Barney: That's right, Kayna. And well things are so much fun, right, Matt?
  • Matt: Right.
  • BJ: I will help Sissy get rid of the boos.
  • Baby Bop: Yeah. It would be fun..
  • BJ: Okay.

Part Two

Part Three

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