The Gallant Old Bunny & Other Ash Stories (later Shaggy and The Donphan like the STS video release) is an Ash & Friends spoof to the 1996 Thomas & Friends video entitled The Gallant Old Engine & Other Thomas Stories (later Henry and The Elephant on DVD). It is composed of all six Season 4 episodes narrated by George Carlin for the US, plus one song.


  • All aboard for the land of YTV and new stories from Ash and his friends. Watch as Froggo and Gug help out when Uncle isn't feeling well. See how Shaggy frees a Donphan that's stuck in his tunnel and cheer on Buster as he carries his passengers home safely during a big storm. So join Ash, Alex and all of your crew - they have loads of adventures waiting for you.


  1. Ash Ketchum as Thomas (Veronica Taylor)
  2. Shaggy Rogers as Henry (Matthew Lillard)
  3. Terry McGinnis as Gordon (Will Friedle)
  4. Raimundo Pedrosa as James (Tom Kenny)
  5. Alexander "Alex" O'Connell as Percy (Chris Marquette)
  6. Jackie Chan as Toby (James Sie)
  7. Virgil Hawkins as Duck (Phil LaMarr)
  8. Uncle Chan as Duke (Sab Shimono)
  9. Rikochet as Skarloey (Carlos Alazraqui)
  10. Buster Bunny as Rheneas (Charlie Adler)
  11. Ramone "Gug" Gugleano as Sir Handel/Falcon (Carlos Alazraqui)
  12. Froggo Peterson as Peter Sam/Stuart (Nathan Ruegger)
  13. Buzz O as Duncan (Matt Hill)
  14. Dr. Eggman as Bulstrode (Mike Pollock)
  15. Suzy as Annie (Megan Hollingshead)
  16. Pietra as Clarabel (Carol Jacobanis)
  17. Beedrill as Troublesome Trucks
  18. Steven Ketchum as Sir Topham Hatt (Dan Green)
  19. Temacu as Nancy (Kerry Williams)
  20. Kevin Keene as Edward (Matt Hill)
  21. Maggie Matsumoto as The Refreshment Lady (Nicole Oliver)
  22. Sonic The Hedgehog as Bertie (Jason Griffith)
  23. Heathcliff as Trevor (Mel Blanc)
  24. Nora Shepard as Mrs. Kyndley (Melanie Chartoff)


  1. Shaggy and The Donphan
  2. You Can't Win
  3. Special Attraction
  4. Passengers and Polish
  5. Gallant Old Bunny
  6. Fish


  1. Really Useful Trainer


Shaggy and The Donphan

  • George Carlin: Ash Ketchum walked happily along his route with Suzy and Pietra. Steven was waiting on the platform. He looked at his watch.
  • Steven: Well done, Ash. You're right on time and really reliable.
  • Ash: Thank you, Sir.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Ash.
  • Suzy and Pietra: Ooh, right on time and really reliable.
  • George Carlin: Hummed the girls. But the big characters were not feeling cheerful at all.
  • Shaggy: Where's Alex?
  • George Carlin: Mumbled Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: He suppose to fetch our coaches.
  • Raimundo: We get no rest.
  • George Carlin: Complained Raimundo. He edged angrily onto the turntable and spoke rudely to Shaggy.
  • Raimundo: What's the matter, Shaggy? There's no rain today. Stop worrying and do some work instead.
  • Shaggy: I'm not afraid of getting wet anymore.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Shaggy.
  • Shaggy: Anyway, you looked silly enough to be a clown you should join the circus.
  • Alex: Oh.
  • George Carlin: Whistled Alex.
  • Alex: So you heard the news?
  • Terry: What news?
  • Alex: About the circus.
  • Raimundo: Alex, what are you talking about?
  • Alex: The circus has arrived.
  • George Carlin: Explained Alex.
  • Alex: I've been shunting special Beedrill. Steven need your help too.
  • George Carlin: The characters soon forgot to be tired and cross. Until it was time for the circus to leave. Then Terry and Shaggy were cross all over again when Raimundo got to pull the train away. A little later Steven returned.
  • Steven: Come along, Shaggy. A tunnel has blocked down the line. You must take some workmen to investigate.
  • Shaggy: Pushing Beedrill, pushing Beedrill.
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Shaggy. They stopped outside the tunnel. The workmen went inside. It was very dark and quiet. But not for long.
  • (Donphan trumpeting)
  • Workmen: Help!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the workmen and they ran out.
  • (The Workmen race out of the tunnel)
  • Workman: We started to dig at the block but it grunted and moved.
  • George Carlin: One said.
  • Foreman: Rubbish!
  • George Carlin: Said the foreman.
  • Workman: It's not rubbish. It's big and alive. We're not going in there again.
  • Foreman: Right.
  • George Carlin: Said the foreman.
  • Foreman: I'll ride in the Beedrill and Shaggy shall push it out.
  • Shaggy: Weesh!
  • George Carlin: Said Shaggy unhappily. He had been shut in the tunnel for being afraid of the rain but this was worse. Something big and alive was inside.
  • Shaggy: Peep! Peep! I don't want to go in.
  • Driver: Neither do I.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: But we must clear the line.
  • Henry: Oh, dear. Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: Huffed Shaggy. Then there was trouble. The block was indeed alive and very strong it began to push the train backwards. Out of the tunnel came Henry, then the cars and last of all a large cross Donphan.
  • (Donphan trumpeting)
  • Foreman: Well I never!
  • George Carlin: Cried the foreman. The workmen gave him some cake.
  • (Donphan trumpeting)
  • George Carlin: He drank three buckets of water and it was just about to drink another when Shaggy let off steam.
  • (Donphan trumpets)
  • George Carlin: Cried the Donphan. Water went all over Shaggy. Poor Shaggy! The Donphan and his keeper was so reunited, but Shaggy was most upset.
  • Shaggy: A Donphan pushed me! A Donphan hooshed me!
  • George Carlin: That night, he told the other characters all about it. Terry and Raimundo felt sorry for Shaggy, but still teased him.
  • Terry: First the rain, then an elephant. Whatever will you be afraid of next?
  • Ash: Never mind, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Ash.
  • Shaggy: I think you are brave today, and really reliable too.

You Can't Win

  • George Carlin: Uncle is the hero of all the characters. This is a story about him. It happened long ago when Froggo was called Froggo and Gug Gug. Many people came year after year to see the mountains and the lakes and most of all, Unclee. He always pulled his train, even on days when he didn't feel well.
  • Uncle: I mustn't disappoint my friends.
  • George Carlin: He would say. Every morning he took his passengers up the line and stops everywhere they want him.
  • Uncle: Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled.
  • Uncle: Please be ready when I come back to you. Otherwise we might miss your boat to the mainland and that would never do.
  • George Carlin: One day, Uncle didn't feel well. He was short of steam and needed to rest. His driver and fireman had just finish clearing his tubes when Froggo bustled in.
  • Froggo: Hello, Granduncle!
  • George Carlin: He teased.
  • Froggo: Are you short of puff?
  • Uncle: Nothing of the sort. This is routine maintenance.
  • Froggo: Tell you what.
  • George Carlin: Went on Froggo.
  • Froggo: You're getting old. We must take care of you in case you breakdown.
  • Uncle: Hmmph!
  • George Carlin: Hooshed Uncle.
  • Uncle: That'll be the day.
  • George Carlin: Uncke couldn't stay cross for long. It was a lovely evening.
  • Uncle: Couldn't be better! Couldn't be better!
  • George Carlin: He trundled happily. They began to climb, but Uncle didn't mind.
  • Uncle: I've plenty of steam.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Uncle: We'll be up in the couple of puffs.
  • George Carlin: But soon, Uncle's puffs changed to wheezes. He vows were leaking steam.
  • Uncle: It's not so easy, it's not so easy.
  • George Carlin: He croaked.
  • Uncle: But I'll manage.
  • George Carlin: At last they reached the station. Uncle's driver was examine him carefully. Anxious passengers waited for news.
  • Conductor: Uncle is going to take you to the harbour, but he might be late.
  • George Carlin: Said the conductor.
  • Conductor: So two characters are coming to help. You'll still catch your boat.
  • George Carlin: Gug buffered up in front.
  • Gug: Poor old Granduncle. What a shame you broken down.
  • Froggo: Peep peep peep!
  • George Carlin: Teased Froggo.
  • Froggo: This is the day!
  • George Carlin: He was coupled on behind.
  • Gug: Are you ready?
  • George Carlin: Whistled Gug.
  • Froggo: Yes I am!
  • George Carlin: Replied Froggo and away they went. When the reach the next station, the cavalcade split up. Gug took Uncle's passengers to the boat. Froggo headed Gug's train with Uncle coupled behind.
  • Froggo: Fancy me rescuing Granuncle! This is the day! This is the day!
  • George Carlin: He boasted.
  • Froggo: Poor old character, poor old character!
  • George Carlin: But Uncle still have plenty of steam left at him. His vows sounded worse when they were. He and his driver had their own little joke ready. They waited until they reached the hill.
  • Driver: Now!
  • George Carlin: Said his driver. Uncle puffed and roared though he was pushing a whole trains' weight before him. The noise echoed everywhere. When they reach the last station, everyone cheered.
  • Boy: What happened?
  • George Carlin: Asked the boy.
  • Boy: They don't usually need two characters.
  • Father: Well.
  • George Carlin: Replied his father.
  • Father: Froggo broke down. Uncle had to help him. It sounds as if he had a hard job too.
  • George Carlin: Uncle and his drivers' joke had worked.
  • Froggo: Fiddlesticks!
  • George Carlin: Explained Froggo and he vanished in a cloud of steam. Uncle wheezed alongside.
  • Uncle: Poor old character!
  • George Carlin: He teased.
  • Uncle: It's no good, Froggo. You can't win.

Special Attraction

  • George Carlin: Jackie Chan was very excited. He was wearing a brand new bell that shown like gold. He was off to the seaside. His driver was explaining everything as they puff along the line.
  • Driver: There's a seaside village near here, and every year, they have a big parade with a special attraction for all the visitors. This year, Jackie, you're the special attraction.
  • Jackie: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie.
  • Jackie: But what does a special attraction do?
  • Driver: Oh, just smiles and blows whistles at everyone.
  • George Carlin: Replied his driver.
  • Driver: We're almost there. Listen, you can hear the seagulls.
  • George Carlin: Soon, they reach the little station by the village. But instead of a big welcome, there was just one man. He whispered to Jackie's driver and turned sadly away.
  • Driver: Well, if that doesn't take the biscuit.
  • George Carlin: Said Jackie's driver.
  • Driver: They've run out of room and a parade and don't need a special attraction after all. We've got to go home, Jackie. I'm sorry, old boy.
  • Jackie: (sighs) So am I.
  • George Carlin: Sighed Jackie. Alex was shunting in the yard. He didn't expect to see Jackie.
  • Alex: What are you doing back so soon?
  • George Carlin: Before Jackie could reply, Steven arrived.
  • Steven: Leave these Beedrill please, Alex. There's an emergency at the harbour.
  • Driver: Come on, Alex.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: This'll be trouble with Eggman.
  • Alex: Who's Eggman?
  • George Carlin: Wondered Alex. He was still surprised about Jackie, and now he had two puzzles to sort out. His driver explained.
  • Driver: Eggman is disagreeable barge. He never stops complaining.
  • George Carlin: His driver was right about Eggman. Today, the barge was more bad temper than ever.
  • Eggman: Come on, come on! Hic. Why aren't you Beedrill where you should be?
  • Beedrill: There's no character, and we can only go where we put!
  • George Carlin: Shouted the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: You're in the wrong place, not us!
  • George Carlin: When Alex arrived, Eggman was sulking and the Beedrill were crosser still.
  • Cars: Our stone is for Eggman. Please put us in a siding so that we can load him up and be rid of him.
  • George Carlin: But the Beedrill were being careless. As Alex was lining them up, they burst through some buffers.
  • Beedrill: Help, help!
  • George Carlin: They wailed. But it was too late.
  • (Alex pushes the cars one by one on top of Eggman and is left horrified)
  • Eggman: (gurgling) Oh!
  • George Carlin: Cried Eggman.
  • Eggman: I'm sinking!
  • Beedrill: Serves you right!
  • George Carlin: Giggled the Beedrill.
  • Beedrill: You're always barging in and moaning.
  • George Carlin: It took a very long time to clear the mess. Alex watched as Eggman was towed to the beach.
  • Workmen: There you are.
  • George Carlin: Said the workmen.
  • Workmen: Now you just stay here. Children can play you all day and at long last you'll be useful.
  • Eggman: (groaning)
  • George Carlin: When Alex got home, he and Jackie exchange all their news.
  • Jackie: Well, we both have seaside surprises today.
  • George Carlin: Laughed Jackie.
  • Alex: But driver says that I'm a special attraction anyway, and so are you.
  • Jackie: Every time we go on our own line.
  • Alex: What do you mean?
  • George Carlin: Asked Alex.
  • Jackie: Well, all we have to do is smile and blow whistles at everyone.

Passengers and Polish

  • George Carlin: Temacu is the daughter of her father. One day, she was working on Rikochet with some polish and a rag. Rikochet was snoozing happily but Temacu wanted to talk.
  • Temacu: Wake up, lazybones. Your brass is filthy. Aren't you ashamed?
  • Rikochet: No.
  • George Carlin: Yawned Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: You're just an old fusspot.
  • George Carlin: And Rikochet closed his eyes. He was thinking about his friend Buster, and all the good times they had shared before Buster was away to be mended. Temacu interrupted again.
  • Temacu: Don't you wanna look nice when Buster comes home?
  • George Carlin: Rikochet wasn't sleepy anymore?
  • Rikochet: What? When?
  • Temacu: Soon, daddy told me. I'm going now.
  • George Carlin: She said.
  • Rikochet: Temacu, stop. Do I really look nice? Please, polish me again.
  • Temacu: Now who's an old fusspot?
  • George Carlin: Laughed Temacu and set to work once time. Buzz was jealous.
  • Buzz: Aren't you gonna polish me too?
  • Temacu: Sorry, not today. I'm going now. I'm helping Maggie Matsumoto this afternoon. We must get the ice cream ready for the passengers. Never mind, Buzz.
  • George Carlin: But Buzz did mind.
  • Buzz: It isn't fair!
  • George Carlin: He complained.
  • Buzz: Froggo gets a special hat, Gug gets special shoes, passengers get ice cream, but I'm not even polished.
  • George Carlin: Of course this wasn't true, but Buzz enjoyed complaining. He became sulkier still. That afternoon, there was bad news above the line.
  • Driver: One of Rikochet's coaches has come off the rails.
  • George Carlin: Called Buzz's driver.
  • Driver: We'll have to take workmen here right away.
  • Buzz: All this extra work!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled Buzz.
  • Buzz: It wear's a character out!
  • Driver: Rubbish! Come on!
  • George Carlin: The derailed coach was in a middle of Rikochet's train, so he had gone out top the top station with his front coaches. Buzz shunted the work's trains to the sidings and left the workmen sorted out the mess. Then he brought the passengers and rear coaches home. He sulked all the way.
  • Buzz: I get no rest, I get no rest.
  • George Carlin: He muttered. Buzz had made a journey very difficult. He was short of steam so his driver waited a while and hope of raising more. But Buzz wouldn't try.
  • Driver: We'll keep our passengers waiting.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver. Buzz was cross.
  • Buzz: You always think about the passengers and never about me!
  • George Carlin: It wasn't long before Buzz built up enough steam and set off again. But he was still very grumpy and cross.
  • Buzz: I'm overworked, and I won't stand it!
  • George Carlin: At last they reached the viaduct near the station.
  • Driver: Come on, Buzz!
  • George Carlin: Called his driver.
  • Driver: One more effort, and you'll have a rest and drink in the station.
  • George Carlin: Then Buzz was very rude.
  • Buzz: Keep your old station. I'm staying here.
  • George Carlin: And he did too. Rikochet had to haul Buzz and his train all the way to the platform. The passengers were furious. They told everyone what a bad railway it was.
  • (Passengers arguing)
  • Man: We're losing money!
  • George Carlin: That night, Steven spoke to Buzz.
  • Steven: No passengers means no polish.
  • Buzz: And no polish means no passengers.
  • George Carlin: Buzz muttered to himself. He still has a lot to learn, doesn't he?

Gallant Old Bunny

  • George Carlin: Buzz O would not stop grumbling. He grumbled that he wasn't polished enough. He grumbled that he was overworked. Most of all, he grumbled about the passengers.
  • Rikochet: I'm ashamed of you, Buzz.
  • George Carlin: Said Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: Thank goodness Buster was coming home soon. Perhaps he'll teach you some sense before it's too late.
  • Buzz: What is with Buster to do with me?
  • Rikochet: Buster saved our railway.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rikochet.
  • Froggo: Please tell us about it.
  • George Carlin: Said Froggo.
  • Rikochet: Well.
  • George Carlin: Began Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: It was before you came here. Things were bad. Buster and I will have to keep the trains running or I'll railway will have to close.
  • Froggo: How awful.
  • George Carlin: Murmured Froggo.
  • Rikochet: I've tried hard.
  • George Carlin: Continued Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: But my old feet ached. Buster understood. It's my turn now.
  • George Carlin: He telled me.
  • Rikochet: He was often short of steam but he always struggled to the station and then rested there.
  • Buster: I mustn't stop between stations.
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Buster: The passengers wouldn't like it.
  • Buzz: Hmmph!
  • George Carlin: Huffed Buzz. He had stopped on the viaduct and hadn't cared at all.
  • Rikochet: Passengers.
  • George Carlin: Continued Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: Get cross if you stopped on the wrong places. Buster stopped on the wrong place once and this is what happened.
  • George Carlin: One wet and windy afternoon and the rails were dammed, Buster was traveling home with a full train. They were even passengers and the caboose. It wasn't a comfortable ride at all. Buster's feet kept slipping and it was a steep climb. At last, his feet gripped the rails again.
  • Buster: The worse was over.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Buster: Now we're away.
  • George Carlin: But they weren't.
  • Buster: Aah, I've got a cramp!
  • George Carlin: He groaned. And Buster stopped on the lonliness part of the line. His driver examing him carefully.
  • Driver: Your valve gear has jammed. We need to reach the next station. Do you think you still get us here?
  • Buster: I'll try.
  • George Carlin: Replied Buster. Buster did his best.
  • Buster: If I fail.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Buster: The passengers will be cross and the railway will close.
  • George Carlin: Everything blurred. He was really too tired to make the turn of his feet, but he did, and another, and another, and another. Finally, tired but triumph, Buster reached the station.
  • Buster: I'm here at last!
  • George Carlin: He wheezed.
  • Passengers: Thank you for giving us home.
  • George Carlin: Said the passengers.
  • Passengers: We'll tell all our friends what a fine railway this is.
  • George Carlin: His driver was delighted.
  • Driver: You're a gallant little bunny.
  • George Carlin: He said to Buster.
  • Driver: When you're rested we'll mend you, so you'll be ready for tomorrow.
  • Rikochet: And...
  • George Carlin: Smiled Rikochet.
  • Rikochet: Buster always was ready for tomorrow.
  • Buzz: Thanks for telling us about him.
  • George Carlin: Whispered Buzz.
  • Buzz: I was wrong. Passengers are important after all.
  • George Carlin: The next day Buster came home. All the characters were there to greet him. Kevin push his truck to the siding where he was lifted on to his rails. This was the signal for a chorus of whistles from characters large and small. Everyone was happy and Buster was the happiest of all.
  • Buster: You know.
  • George Carlin: He whispered to Rikochet.
  • Buster: This helps a character feel that at last he has really come home.


  • George Carlin: On starry nights when the moon is full and the air still, you can hear the sounds of faraway ships and distant laughter. They echoed over the hills and through the valleys, down calm canals and sleepy inlits. Every character knows that these are the sounds that say the harbour is hard at work at the big station by the sea. One night, a special load of fish was ordered. Steven decided that extra vans must be added to the train that the men called The Flying Kipper. The only vans available were old ones. They had not been used for a long time. Shaggy waited impatiently by the keyside as Virgil shunted them into position. Ash puffed by with the mail train.
  • Ash: Hello, Virgil. Going fishing? I'd take care if I were you.
  • Virgil: Why?
  • George Carlin: Huffed Virgil.
  • Ash: Well for one thing...
  • George Carlin: Puffed Ash remembering his own experience.
  • Ash: ...if fish get into an character's boiler they always cause trouble. And for another, fish can be awfully smelly. And I know what I'm talking about. Good night.
  • George Carlin: Shaggy grunted dreadfully.
  • Driver: You'll just have to put up with it, Shaggy.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: At least the extra load will mean you can have another engine help us up Terry's Hill.
  • (Shaggy puffs away)
  • George Carlin: Meanwhile, Virgil was waiting at Kevin's station so that he could help the heavy train by pushing from behind. Shaggy made good progress. When he reached Kevin's station his driver stopped the train beyond the platform. Then Shaggy gave a special signal.
  • Shaggy: Peep, peep, peep, peep! I need help please?
  • Virgil: Peep, peep!
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil.
  • Virgil: I won't be long.
  • George Carlin: Virgil buffered gently up to Shaggy's train. He was not coupled on. Shaggy would then be able to run on without stopping when they reached the top of the hill.
  • Virgil: Ready!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Virgil and off they went. Soon they reached Terry's Hill.
  • Shaggy: Push hard, push hard.
  • George Carlin: Puffed Shaggy.
  • Virgil: We're doing it, we're doing it.
  • George Carlin: Replied Virgil. Shaggy was pulling his train harder than he realized.
  • (The lamp from the fourth van comes off all of a sudden)
  • George Carlin: Virgil felt the weight on his buffers slacking. Then Virgil noticed something else.
  • Virgil: There's no sign of a tail lamp.
  • George Carlin: He thought. He whistled, but there was no reply. Meanwhile Shaggy had noticed something too.
  • Shaggy: My train's getting heavier.
  • George Carlin: He thought to himself.
  • Shaggy: I'm slowing down.
  • George Carlin: Then there was trouble.
  • (Virgil smashes into the vans, causing Shaggy to come to a stop)
  • George Carlin: No one was hurt. But a strong smell of fish hung in the air. Next day, workmen found a broken tail lamp at the bottom of the hill. Steven spoke kindly to Virgil.
  • Steven: The accident wasn't your fault. We should've checked that this tail lamp was fixed on properly. We'll soon have you in working order again.
  • Virgil: Thank you, sir.
  • George Carlin: Said Virgil sadly.
  • Virgil: Ash told me to be careful with fish. They got me in a right pickle, didn't they?

Really Useful Trainer

  • Children: (singing) He's a really useful trainer, you know All the other characters they'll tell you so. He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro. He's a really useful trainer we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful trainer that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Ash Ketchum. He's a really useful trainer you know. Cause Steven, he told him so. Now he's got a branch line to call his very own. He's a really useful trainer we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful trainer that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Ash Ketchum. Little Pokemon Trainer, 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 trainer that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Ash Ketchum. He's a really useful trainer you know. Maybe little, but he's never slow. Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go. He's a really useful trainer we adore! He's the one, he's the one. He's a really useful trainer that we adore. He's the one. He's the number one, Ash Ketchum. He's the really useful trainer we adore!

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