The Deputation and Other Stories (Ash and Friends version) is an Ash and Friends video made by Pikachufreak. It features ten episodes of the second season of Ash The Pokemon Trainer and Friends narrated by Ringo Starr for the UK.


  1. Ash Ketchum as Thomas (Veronica Taylor)
  2. Scott Summers as Edward (Kirby Morrow)
  3. Virgil Hawkins as Henry (Phil LaMarr)
  4. Terry McGinnis as Gordon (Will Friedle)
  5. Al Valentine as James (Yuri Lowenthal)
  6. Rikochet as Percy (Carlos Alazraqui)
  7. Ace Bunny as Toby (Charlie Adler)
  8. Ozzy Jones as Duck (Phil LaMarr)
  9. Tom Cat as Donald (Don Brown)
  10. Jerry Mouse as Douglas (Samuel Vincent)
  11. Bumpty The Penguin as Bill (Brianne Siddall)
  12. Raphael The Raven as Ben (Phil LaMarr)
  13. Mackenzie Hollister as Daisy (Jennifer Hale)
  14. Captain Charles "Chuck" Simian as BoCo (Jerry Doyle)
  15. Suzy as Annie (Megan Hollingshead)
  16. Pietra as Clarabel (Carol Jacobanis)
  17. Shirley McLoon as Henrietta (Gail Matthews)
  18. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  19. Steven as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  20. Rafael Diaz as The Ffarquhar Stationmaster (Artt Butler)
  21. Angie Diaz as The Stationmaster's Wife (Nia Vardalos)
  22. Superman as Harold (Tim Daly)
  23. Santa Claus as Himself
  24. Ken of the PMC as Diesel (Marc Thompson)
  25. Freakazoid as Terence (Paul Rugg)
  26. Omi as Bertie (Tara Strong)
  27. Buster Bunny as Trevor (Charlie Adler)
  28. Krunch The Kremling as The Spiteful Break Van (Danny Cooksey)


  1. The Deputation
  2. Ash Comes To Breakfast
  3. Mackenzie Hollister
  4. Rikochet's Predicament
  5. The Monkeysel
  6. Wrong Road
  7. Scott's Exploit
  8. Ghost Wrestler
  9. Woolly Bear
  10. Ash and The Missing Christmas Tree


The Deputation

  • Ringo Starr: Snow came early to the Land of YTV. It was heavier than usual. Most characters hate snow. Tom and Jerry were used to it. Back to back, with a trailer behind them and a shovel for each of them, they set to work. They puffed backwards and forwards, patrolling the paths. Generally, the snow slipped away easily, but sometimes they found deeper drifts. Presently, they came to a drift which was larger than most. They charged it, and were just backing for another try, when...
  • (Virgil whistles)
  • Jerry: Lorsh sakes, Tom! It's Virgil! Donna fash yourself, Virgil! Wait a while, we'll have you out!
  • Ringo Starr: Virgil was very grateful. He saw all was not well. The pets were glum. They told him that Steven was returning soon.
  • Tom and Jerry: He'll send us back for sure!
  • Rikochet: It's a shame!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Rikochet.
  • Terry: A lot of nonsense about a broken signal box.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Terry.
  • Al: That Krunch too.
  • Ringo Starr: Put in Al.
  • Al: Good riddance! That's what I say."
  • Virgil: They were splendid in the snow.
  • Ringo Starr: Added Virgil.
  • Virgil: It isn't fair!
  • Ringo Starr: They all agreed that something must be done, but none knew what. Rikochet decided to talk to Scott about it.
  • Scott: What you need.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Is a deputation.
  • Ringo Starr: He explained what that was. Rikochet ran back quickly.
  • Rikochet: Scott says we need... a, a disputation!
  • Terry: Of course.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Terry.
  • Terry: The question is..
  • Virgil: What is a... desperation?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Virgil.
  • Rikochet: It's when characters tell Steven something's wrong.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Rikochet.
  • Ozzy: Did you say "Tell Steven"?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Ozzy thoughtfully. There was a long silence.
  • Terry: I propose,
  • Ringo Starr: Said Terry.
  • Terry: That Rikochet be our... um... disputation.
  • Rikochet: I?
  • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: I can't!
  • Virgil: Rubbish, Rikochet.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Virgil.
  • Virgil: It's easy.
  • Terry: That's settled, then.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled TerryPoor Rikochet wished it wasn't.
  • Steven: Hello, Rikochet. It's nice to be back.
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet jumped.
  • Rikochet: Uh, uh, yes sir, yes sir, please sir.
  • Steven: You look nervous, Rikochet. What's the matter?
  • Rikochet: Please sir, uh, they've made me a desperation, sir. To speak to you, sir. I don't like it, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Steven pondered.
  • Steven: Do you mean a deputation, Rikochet?
  • Rikochet: Yes, sir, please, sir. It's Tom and Jerry, sir. They say, sir, that if you send them away, sir, well, they'll be killed, sir. That would be dreadful, sir. Uh, please, sir, don't send them away.
  • Steven: Thank you, Rikochet. That will do.
  • Ringo Starr: Later, Steven spoke to the characters.
  • Steven: I've had a... deputation. I understand your feelings, but I do not approve of interference.
  • Ringo Starr: He paused impressively.
  • Steven: Tom and Jerry, I hear that your work in the snow was good. You shall each have some new clothes.
  • Ringo Starr: The pets were surprised.
  • Tom and Jerry: Thank you, sir.
  • Steven: But your clothes will have your names printed on them. We'll have no more mistakes.
  • Tom and Jerry: Thank you, sir. Does this mean that the both of us...
  • Ringo Starr: Steven smiled.
  • Steven: It means...
  • Ringo Starr: But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles.
  • (All the characters cheer and whistle)
  • Ringo Starr: The pets were here to stay.

Ash Comes To Breakfast

  • Ringo Starr: Ash Ketchum has worked his route for many years, and knows it very well.
  • Ash's Driver: You know just where to stop, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed his driver.
  • Ash's Driver: You could almost manage it without me.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash had become conceited. He didn't realize his driver was joking. Later, he boasted to the others.
  • Ash: Driver says I don't need him now.
  • Rikochet: Don't be so daft!
  • Ringo Starr: Snorted Rikochet.
  • Ace: I'd never go without my driver.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ace, earnestly.
  • Ace: I'd be frightened.
  • Ash: Puh!
  • Ringo Starr: Boasted Ash.
  • Ash: I'm not scared!
  • Ace: You'd never dare!
  • Ash: I would then, you'll see.
  • Ringo Starr: Next morning, the firelighter came. Ash drowsed comfortably, and the warmth spread through his body. Rikochet and Ace were still asleep. Ash suddenly remembered.
  • Ash: Silly stick-in-the-muds!
  • Ringo Starr: He chuckled.
  • Ash: I'll show them. Driver said I could manage without him. I'll just go out, then I'll stop and WHEESH! That'll make them jump.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash thought he was being clever. Really, he was only moving because a careless cleaner had meddled with his body. He soon found his mistake. He tried to wheesh, but he couldn't. He tried to stop, but he couldn't. He just kept rolling along. He didn't dare look at what was coming next; there was Rafael's house. Rafael was just about to have breakfast.
  • Ash: Horrors!
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Ash, and shut his eyes. (CRASH!) The house rocked, broken glass tinkled, plaster was everywhere. Ash had collected a bush on his travels. He peered into the room through its leaves. He couldn't speak. Rafael was furious. His wife picked up her plate.
  • Angie: You miserable trainer!
  • Ringo Starr: She scolded.
  • Angie: Just look what you've done to our breakfast! Now I shall have to cook some more!
  • Ringo Starr: She banged the door. More plaster fell. This time, it fell on Ash. Ash felt depressed. Workmen propped up the house with strong poles, and laid a path through the garden. Meanwhile, Tom and Jerry arrived.
  • Tom and Jerry: D'n' fess yourself, Ash, we'll soon have you back on the path!
  • Ringo Starr: They laughed. Tom and Jerry, working hard, managed to haul Ash back to safety. Bits of fencing, a bush, and a broken window frame festuned his front, which was badly twisted. The pets laughed and left him. Ash was in disgrace. There was worse to come.
  • Steven: You are a very naughty trainer!
  • Ash: (muffled): I know, sir. I'm sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Ash's voice was muffled behind his bush.
  • Steven: You must go to the workshop and have your front mended, it will be a long job.
  • Ash: Yes, sir.
  • Steven: Meanwhile, a girl with long blonde hair will do your work.
  • Ash: A g-g-girl, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Ash spluttered.
  • Ringo Starr: Yes, Ash. Girls always stay in their houses until they are wanted. Girls never galavant off to breakfast in Rafael's houses.

Mackenzie Hollister

  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet and Ace were worried. Ash's recent accident has caused a great deal of trouble and Steven was waiting with them with important news.
  • Steven: Here
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Steven: is MacKenzie Hollister who has come to help while Ash is indisposed.
  • Rikochet: Please, sir?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: Will she go sir, when Ash comes back sir?
  • Steven: That depends.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Steven.
  • Steven: Meanwhile however long she stays, I hope you will both make her welcome to comfortable.
  • Ace: Yes sir, we'll try sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the characters.
  • Steven: Good. Run along now and show her the shed. She will want to rest after her journey.
  • Ringo Starr: MacKenzie was hard to please. She shuddred at the engine shed.
  • MacKenzie: This is dreadfully smelly. I'm highly sprung and anything smelly is bad for my swerves.
  • Ringo Starr: Next, they tried the carriage shed.
  • MacKenzie: This is better.
  • Ringo Starr: Said MacKenzie.
  • MacKenzie: But whatever is that rubbish?
  • Ringo Starr: The rubbish turned out to be Suzy, Pietra and Shirley who were most offended.
  • Suzy: We won't stay here to be insulted.
  • Ringo Starr: They fumed. Rikochet and Ace had to take them away and spend half the night soothing their hurt feelings. The characters woke next morning feeling exhausted. MacKenzie on the other hand felt bright and cheerful.
  • MacKenzie: Ooh! Ooh!
  • Ringo Starr: She tooted, as she came out of the yard and back to the station.
  • MacKenzie: Look at me.
  • Ringo Starr: She purred to the passengers.
  • MacKenzie: I'm the latest girl, highly sprung and right up to date. You won't want Ash's bumpy old Suzy and Pietra now.
  • Ringo Starr: The passengers waited for MacKenzie to start, but she didn't. She saw that the milk van was about to be coupled to her and was most indigment.
  • MacKenzie: Do they expect me to pull that?
  • Driver: Surely.
  • Ringo Starr: Said her driver.
  • Driver: You can pull one van.
  • MacKenzie: I won't.
  • Ringo Starr: Said MacKenzie.
  • MacKenzie: Rikochet can do it. He loves messing about with Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: She began to shudder violently.
  • Driver: Nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: Said her driver.
  • Driver: Come on now, back down.
  • Ringo Starr: MacKenzie lurched backwards. She was so cross that she blew a fuse.
  • MacKenzie: Told you.
  • Ringo Starr: She said and stopped. Everyone argued with her, but it was no use.
  • MacKenzie: It's fitter's orders.
  • Ringo Starr: She said.
  • Passengers: What is?
  • MacKenzie: My fitter's a very nice man. He comes every week and examines me carefully. "MacKenzie," he says, "never never pull. You're highly sprung and pulling is bad for your swerves." So that's how it is.
  • Ringo Starr: Finished MacKenzie.
  • Stationmaster: Stuff and nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the stationmaster.
  • Shunter: I can't understand.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the shunter.
  • Shunter: Whatever made Steven made us such a feeble.
  • MacKenzie: Feeble? Feeble?!
  • Ringo Starr: Spluttered MacKenzie.
  • MacKenzie: Let me...!
  • Passengers: Stop arguing!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled the passengers.
  • Passengers: We're late already.
  • Ringo Starr: So they uncoupled the van and MacKenzie purred away feeling very pleased with herself. She can now enjoyed her journey.
  • MacKenzie: That's a good story.
  • Ringo Starr: She chuckled.
  • MacKenzie: I'll do just what work I choose and no more.
  • Ringo Starr: But she said it to herself.

Rikochet's Predicament

  • Ringo Starr: Mackenzie Hollister's work in the countryside was full of surprises. She was frightened of bulls and cows and she remain very lazy and scuttled. One day, Ace brought Shirley to the junction where Rikochet was grumpily shunting.
  • Ace: Hello, Rikochet. I see MacKenzie's left behind the milk again.
  • Rikochet: I'll have to make a special journey with it I suppose. Anyone would think I've nothing to do.
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Rikochet.
  • Ace: Tell you what.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Ace.
  • Ace: I'll take the milk; you fetch my Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Their drivers and stationmaster agreed. Rikochet had never been to the quarry before. He began ordering the Beedrill about.
  • Rikochet: Hurry along!
  • Ringo Starr: He said. The Beedrill grumbled to each other.
  • Beedrill: This is Rikochet's place! Rikochet's got no right to poke his head up here and push us around.
  • Ringo Starr: They whispered and pass the word.
  • Beedrill: Pay Rikochet out! Pay Rikochet out!
  • Rikochet: Come along.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: No nonsense.
  • Beedrill: We'll give him nonsense.
  • Ringo Starr: Giggled the Beedrill. But they followed so quietly that Rikochet thought they were under control. Suddenly, they saw a notice ahead: All Characters Stop To Pin Down Brakes.
  • Rikochet: Peep peep! Brakes, guard, please!
  • Ringo Starr: But before he checked them, the Beedrill surged forward.
  • Beedrill: On, on!
  • Ringo Starr: They cried.
  • Rikochet: Help, help!
  • Ringo Starr: Whistled Rikochet. The man on duty rushed to warn traffic with his red flag, but was too late to switch Rikochet to the runaway sidings. Frantically trying to grip the rails, Rikochet slid into the yard.
  • Rikochet: Peep peep! Look out!
  • (Crash!)
  • Ringo Starr: The brake van was in smithereens. Rikochet's driver and fireman had jumped clear, but Rikochet was stranded. Next day, Steven arrived. Ace and MacKenzie had help to clear the wreckage, but Rikochet remain of his perch of Beedrill.
  • Steven: We must now try,
  • Ringo Starr: Said Steven.
  • Steven: to run a branch line with Ace and a blonde girl. You have put us in an awkward predicament.
  • Rikochet: I am sorry, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Rikochet.
  • Steven: You can stay there till we are ready. Perhaps it will teach you to be careful with Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet sighed. The Beedrill groaned beneath his feet. He quite understood about awkward predicaments. Steven spoke severly to MacKenzie too.
  • Steven: My characters work hard. I send lazy characters away.
  • Ringo Starr: MacKenzie was ashamed.
  • Steven: However, Ace says you work hard after Rikochet's accident, so you shall have another chance.
  • MacKenzie: Thank you, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Said MacKenzie.
  • MacKenzie: I will work hard, sir. Ace says he'll help me.
  • Steven: Excellent. What Ace doesn't know about branch line problems isn't worth knowing. Our Ace is an expereince bunny.
  • Ringo Starr: Next day, Ash came back and Rikochet was sent to be mended. Suzy and Pietra were delighted to see Ash again and he took them for a run at once. All were now friends, and Ace has taught MacKenzie a great deal. She shooed the cow all by herself the other day. That shows you, doesn't it?

The Monkeysel

  • Ringo Starr: Bumpty and Raphael are animals. Each has four feet and tiny chimney and dome and a small squat cab. Their Beedrill are filled with China Clay. It is needed for pottery, paper, paint and many other things. The animals were now kept busy pulling the Beedrill for characters on the main line and for ships in the harbour. One morning, they arranged some Beedrill and went away for more. They returned to find them all gone. The animals were most surprised. Their drivers examine the patch of oil.
  • Driver: That's a monkey.
  • Ringo Starr: They said.
  • Bumpty: It's a what'll?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bumpty.
  • Raphael: A monkeysel, I think.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Raphael.
  • Raphael: There's a notice about them in our shed.
  • Bumpty: Coughs and sneezles spread monkeysels.
  • Raphael: You had a cough in your smokebox yesterday. It's your fault the monkeysel came.
  • Bumpty: It isn't!
  • Raphael: It is!
  • Drivers: Stop arguing, you two.
  • Ringo Starr: Laughed their drivers.
  • Drivers: Let's go and rescue our Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Bumpty and Raphael were horrified.
  • Bumpty: But the diseasel will magic us away like the Beedrill.
  • Drivers: He won't magic us.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied their drivers.
  • Drivers: We're more likely magic him. Listen, he doesn't know you're animals. So we'll take away your names and numbers and then this is what we'll do.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffing hard, the animals set off on their journey to find the monkey. They were looking forward to playing tricks on him. Creeping into the yard, they found the monkey on a siding with missing Beedrill. Raphael hid behind, but Bumpty went bodly alongside. The monkey looked up.
  • Chuck: Do you mind?
  • Bumpty: Yes.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Bumpty.
  • Bumpty: I do. I want my Beedrill please.
  • Chuck: These are mine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the monkey.
  • Chuck: Go away.
  • Ringo Starr: Bumpty pretended to be frightened.
  • Bill: You're a big bully.
  • Ringo Starr: He whimpered.
  • Bumpty: You'll be sorry.
  • Ringo Starr: He ran back and hid behind the Beedrill on the other side. Raphael now came forward.
  • Raphael: Beedrill stealer!
  • Ringo Starr: Hissed Raphael. He ran away too. Bumpty took his place. This went on and on till the monkey's eyes nearly popped out.
  • Chuck: Stop! You're making me giddy.
  • Ringo Starr: The two animals gazed at him.
  • Chuck: Are there two of you?
  • Bumpty: Yes, we're animals.
  • Chuck: I might have known it.
  • Ringo Starr: Just then, Scott bustled up.
  • Scott: Bumpty and Raphael, why are you playing here?
  • Bumpty: We're not playing.
  • Ringo Starr: Protested Bumpty.
  • Raphael: We're rescuing our Beedrill.
  • Ringo Starr: Squeaked Raphael.
  • Raphael: Even you don't take our Beedrill without asking, but this monkeysel did.
  • Scott: There's no cause to be rude.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott severly.
  • Scott: This monkey is a Metropolitan Vickers, monkey electric type 2.
  • Ringo Starr: The animals were abashed.
  • Bumpty: We're sorry,
  • Chuck: Never mind.
  • Ringo Starr: The monkey smiled.
  • Chuck: Call me Chuck. I'm sorry I didn't understand about the Beedrill.
  • Scott: That's all right then.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Now off you go, Bumpty and Raphael. Fetch Chuck's Beedrill, then you take this lot. There's no real harm in them.
  • Ringo Starr: He said to Chuck.
  • Scott: But they're mattening at times.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuck chuckled.
  • Chuck: Mattening...
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Chuck: the word.

Wrong Road

  • Ringo Starr: Ash's route is important and so is Scott's. But their tracks and bridges are not so strong as those on the main line. Steven does not allow the heavier main line characters like Terry to run on them. But one day, the way Terry was talking, he would have thought Steven had given this order for quite another reason.
  • Terry: It's not fair!
  • Ringo Starr: Grumbled Terry.
  • Scott: What isn't fair?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Scott.
  • Terry: Letting branch line diesels pull main line trains.
  • Scott: Never mind, Terry. I'm sure Chuck will let you pull his Beedrill sometimes.
  • Ringo Starr: Terry spluttered.
  • Terry: I wont pull Chuck's dirty Beedrill. I wont run on branch lines.
  • Scott: Why not it will be a nice change.
  • Terry: Steven would never approve.
  • Ringo Starr: Huffed Terry.
  • Terry: Branch lines are vulgar.
  • Ringo Starr: Terry puffed away. Scott chuckled and followed him to the station. Every evening the two characters pulled two fast trains from the station. Terry always leaves first with an express for the main line. Scott follows five minutes later with his train for the branch line. Usually everything runs like clockwork. But tonight there was trouble. A Lady in a green floppy hat was saying goodbye to a friend. It was nearly time for Terry to start. The fireman looked back towards the conductor's van and saw something green waving.
  • Terry's Fireman: Right away, mate!
  • Ringo Starr: He thought the guard had waved his flag. Terry started. Leaving luggage, his passengers and the guard all standing on the platform. Everyone was very surprised and cross. To make matters worse, by the time Terry had been stopped and brought back, Scott was already late with his train. So now, he set off first. But the signalman at the junction wasn't told about the change. By mistake, he sent Scott along the main line. Terry was sent along the branch and arrived cold and cross on one of the sidings near the harbour. Next morning, Bumpty and Raphael peeped into the yard. There were no Beedrill for them but they didn't mind that. Teasing Terry will be much better fun.
  • Bumpty: What's that?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Bumpty?
  • Raphael: Shh!
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Raphael.
  • Raphael: It's Terry.
  • Bumpty: It looks like Terry but it can't be. Terry never comes on the branch lines. He thinks they're vulgar.
  • Ringo Starr: Terry pretended he hadn't heard.
  • Raphael: If it isn't Raphael.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Raphael.
  • Raphael: It's just a pile of Old Iron.
  • Bumpty: Which we better take it to the scrapyard.
  • Raphael: No Bumpty, this blocks used for scrap we'll take it to the harbour and dump it in the sea.
  • Ringo Starr: Terry was alarmed.
  • Terry: I am Terry. Stop, stop!
  • Ringo Starr: When Chuck suddenly arrived, Terry thought him the most beautiful sight he had ever been.
  • Terry: Chuck, my dear monkey, save me.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuck quickly sized up the situation and threathened to take away the Beedrill he brought for Bumpty and Raphael. This made the animals behave at once. Terry thought he was wonderful.
  • Terry: Those little demons. How do you do it?
  • Chuck: Ah well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Chuck.
  • Chuck: It's just a knack.
  • Ringo Starr: Terry still believed that Chuck saved his life. But he knows the animals were only teasing. Don't we?

Scott's Exploit

  • Ringo Starr: Omi the Xiaolin Warrior was giving some visitors a tour of the Land of YTV. It was their last afternoon, and Scott was preparing to take them to meet Bumpty and Raphael. He found it hard to start the heavy train.
  • Virgil: Did you see him straining?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Virgil.
  • Al: Positively painful.
  • Ringo Starr: Remarked Al.
  • Terry: Just pathetic.
  • Ringo Starr: Grunted Terry.
  • Terry: He should give up and be preserved before it's too late.
  • Ozzy: Shut up!
  • Ringo Starr: Burst out Ozzy.
  • Ozzy: You're all jealous. Scott's better than any of you.
  • Chuck: You're right, Ozzy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Chuck.
  • Chuck: Scott's old, but he'll surprised us all.
  • Scott: I've done it, we're off! I've done it, we're off!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott, as he finally puffed out of the station. Bumpty and Raphael were delighted to see the visitors. They loved being photographed. Later, they take the party to the China Clay Works in the break van special. Everyone have a splendid time, and the visitors were most impressed. Then, Scott took the visitors home. On the way, the weather changed. Wind and rain buffered in Scott. His sanding gear failed, and his fireman rode in front dropping sand on the rails by hand. Suddenly, Scott's feet slipped fiercely and with a shrieking crack, something broke. The crew inspected the damage. Repairs took some time.
  • Driver: One of your crank pins broke, Scott.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: We've taken your side rods off. Now you're like an old fashioned boy. Can you get these people home? They must start back tonight?
  • Scott: I'll try, sir.
  • Ringo Starr: Promised Scott. Scott puffed and pulled his hardest. But his feet kept slipping, and he couldn't start the heavy train. The passengers were anxious. The driver, fireman and guard went along the train, making adjustments between the coaches.
  • Driver: We've loosened the couplings, Scott. Now you can pick up your coaches one by one, just as you do with Beedrill.
  • Scott: That'll be much easier.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Scott.
  • Scott: Come on!
  • Ringo Starr: He puffed, and moved cautiously forward. The first coach moving help to start the second and the second help the third.
  • Scott: I've done it, I've done it!
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Scott.
  • Driver: Steady, boy.
  • Ringo Starr: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Well done, boy! You've got them, you've got them!
  • Ringo Starr: And he listened happily to Scott's steady beat, as he forced slowly but surely ahead. At last, battered, wearly, but unbeaten, Scott steamed in. Virgil was waiting for the visitors with the special train.
  • Scott: Peep peep!
  • Ringo Starr: Steven angrily pointed to the clock, but excited passengers cheered and thanked Scott, his driver and fireman. Ozzy and Chuck saw to it that Scott was left in peace. Terry and Al remain respectfully silent.

Ghost Wrestler

  • (Noctowl hoots twice)
  • (Ghost horn blows)
  • Rikochet: And every year on a date of the accident, it runs again as a warning to others plunging into the gap, shrieking like a lost soul.
  • Ash: Rikochet, what are you talking about?
  • Rikochet: The ghost wrestler. Driver saw it last night.
  • Ash and Ace: Where?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Ash and Ace.
  • Rikochet: He didn't say. Ooh, it makes my feet wobble to think of it.
  • Ash: Huh.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're just a silly little wrestler. I'm not scared.
  • Rikochet: Ash didn't believe in your ghosts.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Rikochet next morning. His driver laughed.
  • Rikochet's Driver: Neither do I. It was only a pretend ghost on television.
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet was dissapointed. That evening, he came back from the harbor. Rikochet knew where he was. Even in the dark.
  • Rikochet: Crowe's farm crossing. We shant be long now.
  • Ringo Starr: He liked running at night. Rails hummed and the signal light showed green. But a broken cartload of lyme lay ahead. Sam the farmer had just gone for help.
  • (Rikochet crashes into the cart)
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet broke the cart to smitherines. Lyme flew everywhere. He puffed quickly to the nearest signal box. Rikochet's driver explained what had happened.
  • Signalman: I'll see to it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: But you better clean Rikochet or people will think he's a ghost.
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet chuckled.
  • Rikochet: Do let's pretend I'm a ghost and scare Ash. That'll teach him to say I'm a silly little wrestler.
  • Ringo Starr: Ace promised to help. Ace was being oiled up for his evening train.
  • Ace: Rikochet's had an accident.
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Ace.
  • Ash: Poor wrestler.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Botheration! That means I'll be late.
  • Ace: They've cleared the line for you, but there's something worse.
  • Ash: Out with it, Ace. I can't wait all evening.
  • Ace: I've just seen something.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ace.
  • Ace: It looked like Rikochet's ghost. It said it was, was coming here t-t-t-to warn us.
  • Ash: Huh. Who cares? Don't be frightened, Ace. I'll take care of you.
  • Rikochet: Peep, peep. Pip, pip, pip, peep. Let me in. Let me in.
  • Ringo Starr: Wailed Rikochet.
  • Ace: No, no. Not by the smoke on my chimney chim chill.
  • Rikochet: I'll chuff, and I'll puff, and I'll break your door in.
  • (The doors open)
  • Ash: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Ash.
  • Ash: It's getting late. Oh, I have no idea. Oh, I must find Suzy and Pietra.
  • Ringo Starr: It was morning when Ash returned.
  • Ace: Where have you been?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Ace.
  • Ash: Ah, well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: I knew you'd be sad about Rikochet and I uh, I didn't like to intrude. I slept in the freight shed and... Oh, sorry. Can't stop. Got to see a coach about a train.
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet was not in the worst for his adventue, and was still enjoying himself enormously. He had heard everything.
  • Rikochet: Well, well, well. What do you know about that?
  • Ace: Anyone would think.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Ace.
  • Ace: That our Ash had just seen a ghost.

Woolly Bear

  • Ringo Starr: In summer, the gangers cut the long grass along the road, raking it up for heaps to dry in the sun.. At this time of year, Rikochet stops where they have been cutting. The men load up his empty wagons and he pulls them to the staiton. Ace then takes them to the hills for the farmers to feed their stock.
  • Rikochet: Wheeeesh!
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet gave a ghostly whistle.
  • Rikochet: Don't be frightened, Ash.
  • Ringo Starr: He laughed.
  • Rikochet: It's only me.
  • Ash: Your ugly fizz is enough to frighten anyone.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: You're like ugly, indeed.
  • Rikochet: I'm...
  • Ash: A green caterpillar with red stripes.
  • Ringo Starr: Continued Ash firmly.
  • Ash: You crawl like one too.
  • Rikochet: I don't.
  • Ash: Who's been late every afternoon this week?
  • Rikochet: It's the hay.
  • Ash: I can't help that.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Ash.
  • Ash: Time's time, and Steven relies on me to keep it. I can't if you crawl in the hay until all hours.
  • Rikochet: Green caterpillar indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Fumed Rikochet. He set off to collect some hay to take to the habor.
  • Rikochet: Everyone says I'm handsome, or at least nearly everyone. Anyway, my curves are better than Ash's corners. Ash says I'm always late.
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Rikochet: I'm never late, or at least only a few minutes. What's that to Ash? He can always catch up time further on.
  • Ringo Starr: All the same, he and his driver decided to start home early. Then came trouble.
  • (A treacle crate drops on Rikochet)
  • Ringo Starr: A crate of treacle was upset all over Rikochet. Rikochet was cross. He was still sticky when he puffed away. The wind was blowing fiercely.
  • Rikochet's Driver: Look at that!
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed the driver. The wind caught the piled hay, tossing it up and over the tracks. The line climbed here.
  • Rikochet's Driver: Take a run at it, Rikochet.
  • Ringo Starr: His driver advised. Rikochet gathered speed. But the hay made the rails slippery, and his feet wouldn't grip. Time after time, he stalled with spinning feet and had to wait until the line ahead was clear before he could start again. Everyone was waiting. Ash seethed impatiently.
  • Ash: 10 minutes late. I warned him, passengers will complain and Steven...
  • Ringo Starr: Then they all saw Rikochet. The laughed and shouted.
  • Rikochet: Sorry I'm late.
  • Ringo Starr: Rikochet panted.
  • Ash: Look what's crawled out of the hay.
  • Ringo Starr: Teased Ash.
  • Rikochet: What's wrong?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Rikochet.
  • Ash: Talk about hairy caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Ash.
  • Ash: It's worth being late to have seeing you.
  • Ringo Starr: When Rikochet got home, his driver showed him what he looked in a mirror.
  • (Rikochet is shocked when he sees himself in the mirror)
  • Rikochet: Bust my buffers. No wonder they all laughed. I'm just like a woolly bear. Please clean me before Toby comes.
  • Ringo Starr: But it was no good. Ash told Ace all about it.
  • (The workmen get the hay off Rikochet)
  • Ringo Starr: Instead of talking about sensible things like playing ghosts, Ash and Ace made jokes about woolly bear caterpillars and other creatures which crawl about in hay. They laughed a lot, but Rikochet thought they were really being very silly indeed.

Ash and The Missing Christmas Tree

  • Ringo Starr: It was two days before Christmas. Many children were expected on the land of YTV. All the characters were busy with the final preparations. Steven wanted this year's carol party to be an extra special celebration. Steven was now waiting impatiently for Ash.
  • Steven: Quickly now.
  • Ringo Starr: He said.
  • Steven: Our Christmas tree has arrived just in time. I want you to fetch it, Ash. Ozzy can look after Suzy and Pietra until you get back.
  • Ash: Will we be able to sing carols too?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Ash.
  • Steven: We'll see.
  • Ringo Starr: Promised Steven
  • Ash: It would be nice to sing carols again.
  • Ringo Starr: Sighed Ash as he set off on his important mission. Ash collected the tree safely but large snowdrifts lay ahead.
  • Ash: I musn't be late.
  • Ringo Starr: He thought.
  • Ash: Steven is relying on me.
  • Ringo Starr: Whistling bravely, Ash tried to move. But he couldn't. There was worse to come. Ash was snowed under. Meanwhile the other characters waited and waited. They were grumbling about Ash for being late.
  • Steven: Silence!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Steven.
  • Steven: Ash left the works safely, but snow had brought the telephone lines down. We must assume he is stranded.
  • Ringo Starr: The characters now felt sorry for Ash and cold but confident the pets set off to the rescue. Suddenly, they came to a drift that was deeper than the rest.
  • Ash: Help!
  • Tom: Hush!
  • Ringo Starr: Said Tom.
  • Tom: I can hear something.
  • Jerry: Probally the wind.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Jerry.
  • Ash: Help!
  • Tom: No listen.
  • Ringo Starr: Insisted Tom.
  • Ash: Over here!
  • Jerry: Oh, it's Ash. Come on the poor trainer must be frozen to the frames in there.
  • Ringo Starr: When the workmen arrived, it took some time to decide how to dig away the drifts of snow. Ash's driver and fireman, who had taken shelter at a nearby cottage, joined the rescue. At last, Ash and the precious Christmas tree were free from the snowdrift. Then they set off once more to finish their long journey. Steven greeted them warmly.
  • Steven: As a reward for all your hard work, you may go and enjoy the carols. Be quick now.
  • Ringo Starr: At the big station, all was soon ready.
  • Steven: One, two, three!
  • Ringo Starr: Suddenly like magic the station was flooded with lights.
  • Steven: Ladies and gentlemen and children, I give you three cheers for Ash Ketchum and all his friends who had made this occasion possible.
  • Ringo Starr: Suddenly there was a strange whirring sound. Rikochet and Ace smiled, they knew who it was. With landing lights shining brightly, Superman touched down gently in the snow. Bringing the greatest surprise of all, Father Christmas. Everyone cheered and the party began.
  • Ash: It's no fun getting stuck in the snow.
  • Ringo Starr: Whispered Ash to Rikochet.
  • Ash: But it was worth it for this party. Happy Christmas, Rikochet. Happy Christmas, everyone.

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