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Surprises is a COZI Jr. airing of Thomas & Friends.

Summary

  • Thomas becomes insulted when the other engines ignore him / Emily is frightened of taking over the Black Loch run.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • George (cameo)

Songs

  1. Surprises
  2. Engine Roll Call

Learning Segments

  1. Toby Is Surprised To See
  2. Surprise Destination

Trivia

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.

Script

  • (We open this episode with a CGI Thomas passing through a bridge)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Friends: Making Tracks To Great Destinations.
  • (We then find a book with Thomas in it. It opens and reads itself)
  • Rev W. Awdry: Dear Christopher. Here is your friend Thomas the Tank Engine. He wanted to come out of the station yard and see the world. These stories tell you how he did it. I hope you will like them because you helped me to make them. Your loving daddy.
  • (The series then starts with the Season 8-10 intro. After that, the Island of Sodor opening sequence starts)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor is surronded by beautiful blue sea. It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches. There are rivers, streams, and lots of trees where the birds sing. There are windmills and a coal mine, and docks are visitors to the island arrived. The island also has lots and lots of railway lines. Who's that puffing down the track?
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: Hello, Thomas!
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • (An engine puffing by sequence then happens and we start today's episode)
  • Michael Brandon: Today on the Island of Sodor, we find out what happens when Emily puffing across the island on a new route. But first, Thomas' friends are planning a wonderful surprise.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Don't Tell Thomas)
  • Michael Brandon: It was cold and snowy on the Island of Sodor, but everyone was jolly. The winter holidays were coming. Thomas loved this time of year. The stationmasters decorated the stations and children were making snowmen, but there was one thing Thomas didn't like about winter. There was always lots and lots of snow. It piled up very quickly and blocked the tracks. So Thomas worked all day, keeping the lines open. Thanks to Thomas, everything ran on time. All the engines were very pleased. They wanted to thank Thomas for all his hard work. When all the tracks were clear, Thomas was looking forward to seeing his friends; he had missed them. As he puffed towards the station, he saw Harold the Helicopter talking to Toby. They were planning a thank-you surprise for Thomas.
  • Thomas: Hello.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed.
  • Harold: (whispers) Remember, Toby.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harold.
  • Harold: Don't tell Thomas about the surprise.
  • Michael Brandon: Then Harold buzzed away and Toby puffed back to this yard. Thomas felt left out. He liked surprises. That afternoon, Thomas was puffing along the main line. He saw Percy waiting in the station. Percy's trucks were loaded with brightly colored boxes.
  • Thomas: Are they part of the surprise?
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas asked. Percy was bursting to tell his friend about it. But he raced away so that he wouldn't spoil the surprise. Thomas was cross. Later, Thomas had to stop at a signal. As he waited, Emily arrived. Thomas noticed something strange on Emily's freight car. It was long and pointy, but it was covered up.
  • Thomas: Is that part of the surprise?
  • Michael Brandon: He asked.
  • Emily: That...
  • Michael Brandon: Said Emily.
  • Emily: ...is for me to know and you to find out.
  • Michael Brandon: And she puffed away.
  • Thomas: Bother!
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed Thomas.
  • Thomas: If they won't tell me...
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas huffed.
  • Thomas: I'll find out myself!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas secretly followed Emily. He puffed as quietly as he could, and he didn't follow to closely. Suddenly, Emily turned down one of the branch lines. Thomas raced after her, but just as he got to the branch line, the signalman changed the points. Thomas had to go straight ahead.
  • Thomas: Cinders and Ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: How will I ever find out what the surprise is?
  • Michael Brandon: That evening, the engines were very excited. They were all talking about Thomas' surprise.
  • Edward: I can't wait.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Edward.
  • Percy: He'll love it.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Percy. But then, Thomas arrived.
  • James: Shh!
  • Michael Brandon: Said James.
  • Henry: Don't tell Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Said Henry. Thomas felt more left out than ever. It wasn't fair. Everyone knew what the surprise was except Thomas.
  • Thomas: Hmph! If they won't tell me, I don't want to know!
  • Michael Brandon: He huffed. Thomas steamed crossly away. He puffed as far as he could. At last it was time to show Thomas the surprise. But no one knew where Thomas was gone.
  • Edward: Please find him, Harold.
  • Michael Brandon: Edward puffed.
  • Harold: I'll do my best.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harold, and he took to the air. Thomas was parked in a siding. He was cold and sad. Why was he the only one not to know what the surprise was? If only they would tell him. Then Thomas heard a noise. It was coming from the sky. It was Harold the Helicopter!
  • Harold: There you are, old chap!
  • Michael Brandon: He called.
  • Harold: It's time for you to collect the children and to see the surprise!
  • Thomas: The children?
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Harold: Yes.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harold.
  • Harold: It's a special thank you for keeping the lines clear of snow.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas was delighted. Finally, he was going to find out what the surprise was.
  • Thomas: So I wasn't being left out!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Harold: Of course not.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harold.
  • Harold: The children are waiting for you at Wellsworth Station!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas loved pulling carriages full of children, so he raced away. Soon he arrived at Wellsworth Station. Thomas collected the children. He puffed through the snowy countryside. The children were very excited. They all wanted to know what the surprise was. Thomas turned down the branch line. Soon they arrived at a country village and there was Thomas' surprise. A huge Christmas tree was standing in the village square. Its lights shone and its baulbes twinked. And at the bottom of the tree were lots of presents. There was even some tinsel for Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's the best surprise I've ever had!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas puffed happily.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin a learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Toby is waiting at the farm crossing. He notices something in the old oak tree. Can you see what it is? Caught on the branches at the top of the tree. Toby can see a balloon. A bright red balloon. Toby is surprised. When Toby trundles passed a babbling brook, he is very surprised to see...a frog. A beautiful green frog. Toby can hear it too. Toby cheerfully chuffs past the church. When he see something surprising in the church tower, it's a bird's nest, full of baby birds. Toby can hear them too. Toby stops at Farmer McColl's field. What is he seeing? There in the middle of the field. Toby is very surprised to see...a mole, sitting on a molehill.
  • Toby: Well.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffs Toby.
  • Toby: Whatever next?
  • Michael Brandon: Toby's day has been full of wonderful surprises and there are always more surprises on the Island of Sodor. All you have to do is look.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Surprises)
  • Children: (singing) Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top or come full stop Who knows, who knows, who knows! You're half way up a hillside and all is going fine When all at once a snow slide comes right across the line You think you're really done for, but help is on its way You'd be surprised how often that someone saves the day Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top or come full stop Who knows, who knows, who knows! Surprises, surprises, they come all shapes and sizes You never know what's round the bend It might delight, it might offend That's why there's surprises with all their highs and lows Do you come out top, come full stop Shine and gleam, need a clean Take the mail, come off the rail Who knows, who knows, who knows!
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin another learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Emily, Percy and Thomas are about to set off from Tidmouth Sheds. Each one of them is going to be a surprise destination. There's the washdown, the coal hopper and the water tower. Let's find out where they are going. Percy is first. He steams along his track, rounds lots of corners. It's very twisty. What do you think it's going to take him? It looks like Percy is going to...the water tower! Surprise! Well done, Percy. Who's next? Emily. Where will Emily be going? Emily twist in and out, around and about. Can you see where's she's going yet? It looks like the coal hopper! Surprise! Well done, Emily. And now it's Thomas' turn. Where will he go? Thomas' track twist round to the right and round to the left. Surprise! Thomas arrives at the washdown. Everyone found the surprise destination. Well done, Thomas.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: Well done, Emily.
  • (Emily's whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: And well done, Percy.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Emily's New Route)
  • Michael Brandon: It was summertime on the Island of Sodor. All the engines were very busy. They carry freight and passengers up and down the lines. Sir Topham Hatt came to see Emily.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I am opening some new route for the summer.
  • Michael Brandon: He announced.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Emily, you will pull the flour mill special.
  • Emily: Thank you, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Emily. She was pleased. Emily stopped to fill up with water on the way to the flour mill. But James was already there.
  • Emily: Sir Topham Hatt has given me the flour mill special.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Emily.
  • James: You're lucky.
  • Michael Brandon: James huffed.
  • James: I have to do the Black Loch run.
  • Emily: Why don't you like the Black Loch?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Emily.
  • James: There were boulders all over the tracks.
  • Michael Brandon: He moaned.
  • James: They bash your buffers and scratch your paint. And there's a Black Loch monster.
  • Emily: What's the Black Loch monster?
  • James: Nobody knows.
  • Michael Brandon: Said James.
  • James: Black figures move in the water and then they disappeared.
  • Emily: Oh...
  • Michael Brandon: And James puffed away. Emily was pleased she didn't have to go to Black Loch. At the flour mill, the flour had been loaded onto trucks. Emily was coupled up. Then she puffed across the countryside to Knapford Station. But the troublesome trucks saw a chance for mischief.
  • Troublesome Trucks: Hold back! Hold back!
  • Michael Brandon: They screeched. Emily pulled as hard as she could, but the troublesome trucks made her go very slowly. Emily was late delivering the flour. So they will be no fresh gray that day. Sir Topham Hatt was cross.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: This means I won't have any toast or muffins for breakfast. If you are late again, you will have to do the Black Loch run instead of James.
  • Michael Brandon: Emily didn't want to have her buffers bashed by boulders and she didn't want to see the Black Loch Monster.
  • Emily: I must get the flour to the station on time.
  • Michael Brandon: Emily puffed. The next morning, the troublesome trucks tricked her again.
  • Troublesome Trucks: Off we go! Off we go!
  • Michael Brandon: They chuckled. They weren't coupled up probably.
  • Troublesome Trucks: Mustn't be late! Mustn't be late!
  • Michael Brandon: They giggled. So Emily puffed quickly away. But only half the troublesome trucks right with her. Emily arrived at the station.
  • Stationmaster: But you only got have the flour!
  • Michael Brandon: The stationmaster cried. So Emily have to go back for the rest of the troublesome trucks.
  • Emily: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Emily cried.
  • Emily: I don't want to get to the Black Loch run!
  • Michael Brandon: When Emily arrived at the mill, the trucks were more troublesome then ever.
  • Troublesome Trucks: Emily the late engine! Emily the late engine!
  • Michael Brandon: They sang. This made Emily very cross. And she biffed them very hard.
  • Troublesome Trucks: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: They cried. And they splashed into the duck pond. Emily was covered up in a floury mess. That evening, Sir Topham Hatt came to see Emily.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Emily, you have caused confusion and delay!
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt said.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Now you are to take over the Black Loch run.
  • Michael Brandon: Emily was very unhappy.
  • Thomas: Wait until you tried it.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas chuffed.
  • Thomas: The Black Loch run might be nice.
  • Emily: I don't think so.
  • Michael Brandon: Emily moaned.
  • Emily: Bash buffers and a big monster. It sounds miserable to me.
  • Michael Brandon: The next morning, Emily puffed sadly to the station. Lots of exciting children and vacationers climbed on board.
  • Emily: They were looking forward to their vacation.
  • Michael Brandon: She thought.
  • Emily: I mustn't let them down.
  • Michael Brandon: Soon Emily was steaming up hills and through valleys.
  • Emily: I bet it won't last.
  • Michael Brandon: She said to herself. Emily reached to murkey roars of Black Loch.
  • Emily: Oh. That's were the monsters supposed to be.
  • Michael Brandon: She puffed nervously. Then there was trouble. Rocks fell and blocked the line.
  • Emily: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Emily had to wait for help.
  • Emily: I knew I wouldn't like this too.
  • Michael Brandon: She huffed. Suddenly, she saw something moved and mysterious moving in a water.
  • Emily: I know the monster's coming.
  • Michael Brandon: Emily gasped. Emily was scared. Her boiler quivered and her valves rattled. She wanted to steam away.
  • Emily: I never wanna see Black Loch again.
  • Michael Brandon: She cried. But Emily thought the children and the coach behind her. She was determined to get them to the vacation wherever it took. At last the water settled. And Emily saw what the monster really was. It's the family of seals. Emily was delighted. The children were delighted too. Soon the line was cleared. Emily steamed on through the countryside. The children were reached the vacation on time. That evening, Thomas and Emily both stopped to watch the seals.
  • Emily: You were right.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Emily.
  • Emily: Black Loch is a nice route after all.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and Engine Roll Call starts)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas - he's the cheeky one, James - is vain but lots of fun, Percy - pulls the mail on time, Gordon - thunders down the line, Emily - really knows her stuff, Henry - toots and huffs and puffs, Edward - wants to help and share, Toby - well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.
  • (Following the last song, we find the Season 8-10 end credits with Thomas looking at the credits)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas Season 8-10 end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2004 HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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