This is the first episode of Season 1 and of Ten Cents the Tugboat and Friends.


  • Ten Cents as Thomas
  • Top Hat as Gordon
  • Hercules as Henry (cameo)
  • Warrior as James (cameo)
  • Captain Star as Sir Topham Hatt (cameo)
  • Candace and Chrissy (made-up characters) as Annie and Clarabel (cameo)


  • Narrator: Ten Cents is a tugboat who lives in a big dock on the town of Danville. He has a red hat and a funnel who has a voice. He is a fussy little tugboat too always pulling ferries for the other tugboats to take out on long journeys and when they come back, he pulls the empty ferries away so that the other boats can rest. Ten Cents thinks no tugboat works as hard as he does. He loves playing tricks on them including Top Hat. A railway tug. Ten Cents likes whistling rudely at him.
  • Ten Cents: Wake up, Top Hat. Why don't you work hard like me.
  • Narrator: One day, after pulling the big express, Top Hat was very tired. He was just going to sleep when Ten Cents came up in a cheeky way.
  • Ten Cents: Wake up, Top Hat. You can't find me.
  • Narrator: And off floated him laughing. Instead of going to sleep again Top Hat thought how he could get back at Ten Cents for teasing him. One morning Ten Cents couldn't wake up. His driver and captain couldn't make him start, but he was sleepy. It was nearly time for the express. People were waiting but the ferries weren't ready. At last Ten Cents started to move.
  • Ten Cents: Oh Dear, Oh Dear.
  • Narrator: He yawned. He fussed into the dock where Top Hat was waiting.
  • Top Hat: Hurry up You!
  • Narrator: He fussed.
  • Ten Cents: Hurry Yourself!
  • Narrator: Said Ten Cents cheekly and Top Hat began making his plan. And before almost the ferries had stopped moving he was coupled to them.
  • Top Hat: All aboard quickly please.
  • Narrator: Ten Cents usually pushed behind to help the ferries start but he was always uncoupled first. This time Top Hat started so quickly that he forget to uncouple Ten Cents. Top Hat's chance had come.
  • Top Hat: Come on.
  • Narrator: He said to all the ferries. The ferries went faster and faster, to fast for Ten Cents. He wanted to stop but couldn't.
  • Ten Cents: Hey Hey Stop!
  • Top Hat: Hurry Hurry.
  • Narrator: And the ferries laughed too.
  • Ferries: You can't get away. You can't get away.
  • Narrator: Poor Ten Cents tried as hard as he could. His bumper hurted him but he had to go on.
  • Ten Cents: I shall never be the same again.
  • Narrator: He thought sadly.
  • Ten Cents: My bumper will be worn out.
  • Narrator: At last they stopped at a dock. Ten Cents was uncoupled and he felt very silly and exhausted. Next he went onto a turntable thinking about everyone laughing at him and he ran onto a siding out of the way.
  • Top Hat: Well Ten Cents.
  • Narrator: Said Top Hat.
  • Top Hat: Now you said about hard work, don't you?
  • Narrator: Poor Ten Cents couldn't answer. He had no breath and he floated for a long drink. He went home very silly so he could never tease Top Hat again.

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