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The Great Escape is the 29th episode of Season 4 of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. Originally aired in January 8, 1996.

Plot

BoCo is at Elsbridge when Stepney arrives carrying Rusty on a flatbed. Rusty tells BoCo how he saved Stepney from the scrapyards. Later that night, BoCo is at the other railway's scrapyard and is just about to leave when he hears a whisper, and it came from this old bus called Gary who had escaped from scrap but had run out of gas. BoCo finds a flatbed and his driver puts Gary on it. It is morning when he arrives back at Elsbridge. Rusty, Stepney, Thomas and The Fat Controller are there and The Fat Controller tells BoCo is a really useful diesel and that Gary can be the bus to Elsbridge, BoCo is happy and Gary is Grateful.

Characters

  • BoCo
  • Gary
  • Thomas
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Diesel (Cameo)
  • Mavis (Cameo)
  • D261 (Cameo)
  • Sir Handel (Cameo)
  • Peter Sam (Cameo)
  • Duck (Cameo)
  • James (Cameo)
  • Bertie (mentioned)
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Vicars of Wellsworth (Cameo)

Notes

  • UK/US Narrator: Michael Angelis
  • US Narrator: George Carlin
  • Redub US Narrators: Ringo Starr/Mark Moraghan
  • In the UK version, the line: "he takes the passengers from Elsbridge to The Skarloey Railway" is missing.
  • The Thomas and Friends Season 4 Music Arrangement from "Bowled Out" is used.
  • This is the first (and only) appearance of Gary the Double Decker Bus and First time BoCo is seen at Elsbridge

Transcript

Michael Angelis UK narration

  • Michael Angelis: It was a sunny day on the Island of Sodor and BoCo was at Elsbridge waiting for a special when Stepney arrived carrying Rusty on a flatbed.
  • BoCo: what are you doing here, Stepney?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Boco
  • Stepney: I have arrived to collect some coaches and take them to  Tidmouth station. 
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Stepney
  • Rusty: I hear your going to the other railway tonight, BoCo
  • Michael Angelis: said Rusty
  • BoCo: yeah, I got to take some scrap trucks to be melted.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied BoCo
  • Rusty: you know that's the place where I saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Michael Angelis: said Rusty
  • Stepney: yes that's right
  • Michael Angelis: added Stepney
  • BoCo: That's right, you were telling me.
  • Michael Angelis: replied BoCo,
  • Stepney: you know The Fat Controller needs a bus to come to this station when Bertie is busy.
  • BoCo: yes and quickly at that
  • Michael Angelis: said BoCo. Later that night BoCo was at the scrapyards. He was just getting ready to leave for Sodor when he heard a whisper.
  • BoCo: who's here?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked BoCo: No one answered, then it came again
  • Gary: Are you from Sodor?
  • BoCo: yes I am and proud of it as well
  • Michael Angelis: BoCo said
  • Gary: thank goodness
  • Michael Angelis: Gary Said
  • Gary: I'm Gary and I am a double decker bus.
  • BoCo: but what are you doing here?
  • Michael Angelis: asked BoCo
  • Gary: escaping
  • BoCo: from what?
  • Gary: being scrapped.
  • Michael Angelis: Gary replied faintly. BoCo was silent for a moment, then he remember Rusty's story about saving Stepney.
  • BoCo: I have a flatbed here so I would be happy to help you, but we have to move fast, my driver can help you to get on to the flatbed, but we need to move quickly. Come on!
  • Michael Angelis: So BoCo's Driver painted Gary with 'Sir Topham Hatt' then BoCo and Gary were on their way in no time, but then they were stopped.
  • Foreman: You can't take this bus
  • BoCo's driver: but we can, he belongs to The Fat Controller, just look.
  • Michael Angelis: So the Foreman looked all over Gary
  • Foreman: everything appears to be in order. Right get out of here.
  • BoCo: that was a close call
  • Michael Angelis: He called back to Gary
  • Gary: I've had worse
  • Michael Angelis:: Gary Replied and they were on their way. It was morning when they arrived at Elsbridge. Thomas, Rusty, Stepney and The Fat Controller were there waiting.
  • The Fat Controller: Well done BoCo, you are a really useful diesel. We will make Gary our much needed Elsbridge bus, and you BoCo will help out whenever Thomas isn't available.
  • Michael Angelis: Said The Fat Controller
  • BoCo: oh thank you sir!
  • Michael Angelis: Said BoCo. Now the bus is as happy as can be and works at Elsbridge whenever Bertie or the other buses cannot help. BoCo comes to see him everyday and he has never been happier, he takes the passengers from Elsbridge to The Skarloey Railway. His name will always be Gary and he will always be the Elsbridge bus.

Michael Angelis US narration

  • Michael Angelis: It was a sunny day on the Island of Sodor and BoCo was at Elsbridge waiting for a special when Stepney arrived carrying Rusty on a flatbed.
  • BoCo: what are you doing here, Stepney?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked Boco
  • Stepney: I have arrived to collect some coaches and take them to  Tidmouth station. 
  • Michael Angelis: Replied Stepney
  • Rusty: I hear your going to the other railway tonight, BoCo
  • Michael Angelis: said Rusty
  • BoCo: yeah, I got to take some scrap cars to be melted.
  • Michael Angelis: Replied BoCo
  • Rusty: you know that's the place where I saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Michael Angelis: said Rusty
  • Stepney: yes that's right
  • Michael Angelis: added Stepney
  • BoCo: That's right, you were telling me.
  • Michael Angelis: replied BoCo,
  • Stepney: you know Sir Topham Hatt needs a bus to come to this station when Bertie is busy.
  • BoCo: yes and quickly at that
  • Michael Angelis: said BoCo. Later that night BoCo was at the scrapyards. He was just getting ready to leave for Sodor when he heard a whisper.
  • BoCo: who's here?
  • Michael Angelis: Asked BoCo: No one answered, then it came again
  • Gary: Are you from Sodor?
  • BoCo: yes I am and proud of it as well
  • Michael Angelis: BoCo said
  • Gary: thank goodness
  • Michael Angelis: Gary Said
  • Gary: I'm Gary and I am a double decker bus.
  • BoCo: but what are you doing here?
  • Michael Angelis: asked BoCo
  • Gary: escaping
  • BoCo: from what?
  • Gary: being scrapped.
  • Michael Angelis: Gary replied faintly. BoCo was silent for a moment, then he remember Rusty's story about saving Stepney.
  • BoCo: I have a flatbed here so I would be happy to help you, but we have to move fast, my driver can help you to get on to the flatbed, but we need to move quickly. Come on!
  • Michael Angelis: So BoCo's Driver painted Gary with 'Sir Topham Hatt' then BoCo and Gary were on their way in no time, but then they were stopped.
  • Foreman: You can't take this bus
  • BoCo's driver: but we can, he belongs to Sir Topham Hatt, just look.
  • Michael Angelis: So the Foreman looked all over Gary
  • Foreman: everything appears to be in order. Right get out of here.
  • BoCo: that was a close call
  • Michael Angelis: He called back to Gary
  • Gary: I've had worse
  • Michael Angelis: Gary Replied and they were on their way. It was morning when they arrived at Elsbridge. Thomas, Rusty, Stepney and The Fat Controller were there waiting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done BoCo, you are a really useful diesel. We will make Gary our much needed Elsbridge bus, and you BoCo will help out whenever Thomas isn't available.
  • Michael Angelis: said Sir Topham Hatt
  • BoCo: oh thank you sir!
  • Michael Angelis: Said BoCo. Now the bus is as happy as can be and works at Elsbridge whenever Bertie or the other buses cannot help. BoCo comes to see him everyday and he has never been happier. His name will always be Gary and he will always be the Elsbridge bus.

George Carlin narration

  • George Carlin: It was a sunny day on the Island of Sodor and BoCo was at Elsbridge waiting for a special when Stepney arrived carrying Rusty on a flatbed.
  • BoCo: what are you doing here, Stepney?
  • George Carlin: Asked Boco
  • Stepney: I have arrived to collect some coaches and take them to  Tidmouth station. 
  • George Carlin: Replied Stepney
  • Rusty: I hear your going to the other railway tonight, BoCo
  • George Carlin: said Rusty
  • BoCo: yeah, I got to take some scrap cars to be melted.
  • George Carlin: Replied BoCo
  • Rusty: you know that's the place where I saved Stepney from scrap.
  • George Carlin: said Rusty
  • Stepney: yes that's right
  • George Carlin: added Stepney
  • BoCo: That's right, you were telling me.
  • George Carlin: replied BoCo,
  • Stepney: you know Sir Topham Hatt needs a bus to come to this station when Bertie is busy.
  • BoCo: yes and quickly at that
  • George Carlin: said BoCo. Later that night BoCo was at the scrapyards. He was just getting ready to leave for Sodor when he heard a whisper.
  • BoCo: who's here?
  • George Carlin: Asked BoCo: No one answered, then it came again
  • Gary: Are you from Sodor?
  • BoCo: yes I am and proud of it as well
  • George Carlin: BoCo said
  • Gary: thank goodness
  • George Carlin: Gary Said
  • Gary: I'm Gary and I am a double decker bus.
  • BoCo: but what are you doing here?
  • George Carlin: asked BoCo
  • Gary: escaping
  • BoCo: from what?
  • Gary: being scrapped.
  • George Carlin: Gary replied faintly. BoCo was silent for a moment, then he remember Rusty's story about saving Stepney.
  • BoCo: I have a flatbed here so I would be happy to help you, but we have to move fast, my driver can help you to get on to the flatbed, but we need to move quickly. Come on!
  • George Carlin: So BoCo's Driver painted Gary with 'Sir Topham Hatt' then BoCo and Gary were on their way in no time, but then they were stopped.
  • Foreman: You can't take this bus
  • BoCo's driver: but we can, he belongs to Sir Topham Hatt, just look.
  • George Carlin: So the Foreman looked all over Gary
  • Foreman: everything appears to be in order. Right get out of here.
  • BoCo: that was a close call
  • George Carlin: He called back to Gary
  • Gary: I've had worse
  • George Carlin: Gary Replied and they were on their way. It was morning when they arrived at Elsbridge. Thomas, Rusty, Stepney and The Fat Controller were there waiting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done BoCo, you are a really useful diesel. We will make Gary our much needed Elsbridge bus, and you BoCo will help out whenever Thomas isn't available.
  • George Carlin: said Sir Topham Hatt
  • BoCo: oh thank you sir!
  • George Carlin: Said BoCo. Now the bus is as happy as can be and works at Elsbridge whenever Bertie or the other buses cannot help. BoCo comes to see him everyday and he has never been happier. His name will always be Gary and he will always be the Elsbridge bus.

Ringo Starr narration

  • Ringo Starr: It was a sunny day on the Island of Sodor and BoCo was at Elsbridge waiting for a special when Stepney arrived carrying Rusty on a flatbed.
  • BoCo: what are you doing here, Stepney?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Boco
  • Stepney: I have arrived to collect some coaches and take them to  Tidmouth station. 
  • Ringo Starr: Replied Stepney
  • Rusty: I hear your going to the other railway tonight, BoCo
  • Ringo Starr: said Rusty
  • BoCo: yeah, I got to take some scrap cars to be melted.
  • Ringo Starr: Replied BoCo
  • Rusty: you know that's the place where I saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Ringo Starr: said Rusty
  • Stepney: yes that's right
  • Ringo Starr: added Stepney
  • BoCo: That's right, you were telling me.
  • Ringo Starr: replied BoCo,
  • Stepney: you know Sir Topham Hatt needs a bus to come to this station when Bertie is busy.
  • BoCo: yes and quickly at that
  • Ringo Starr: said BoCo. Later that night BoCo was at the scrapyards. He was just getting ready to leave for Sodor when he heard a whisper.
  • BoCo: who's here?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked BoCo: No one answered, then it came again
  • Gary: Are you from Sodor?
  • BoCo: yes I am and proud of it as well
  • Ringo Starr: BoCo said
  • Gary: thank goodness
  • Ringo Starr: Gary Said
  • Gary: I'm Gary and I am a double decker bus.
  • BoCo: but what are you doing here?
  • Ringo Starr: asked BoCo
  • Gary: escaping
  • BoCo: from what?
  • Gary: being scrapped.
  • Ringo Starr: Gary replied faintly. BoCo was silent for a moment, then he remember Rusty's story about saving Stepney.
  • BoCo: I have a flatbed here so I would be happy to help you, but we have to move fast, my driver can help you to get on to the flatbed, but we need to move quickly. Come on!
  • Ringo Starr:So BoCo's Driver painted Gary with 'Sir Topham Hatt' then BoCo and Gary were on their way in no time, but then they were stopped.
  • Foreman: You can't take this bus
  • BoCo's driver: but we can, he belongs to Sir Topham Hatt, just look.
  • Ringo Starr: So the Foreman looked all over Gary
  • Foreman: everything appears to be in order. Right get out of here.
  • BoCo: that was a close call
  • Ringo Starr: He called back to Gary
  • Gary: I've had worse
  • Ringo Starr: Gary Replied and they were on their way. It was morning when they arrived at Elsbridge. Thomas, Rusty, Stepney and The Fat Controller were there waiting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done BoCo, you are a really useful diesel. We will make Gary our much needed Elsbridge bus, and you BoCo will help out whenever Thomas isn't available.
  • Ringo Starr: said Sir Topham Hatt
  • BoCo: oh thank you sir!
  • Ringo Starr: Said BoCo. Now the bus is as happy as can be and works at Elsbridge whenever Bertie or the other buses cannot help. BoCo comes to see him everyday and he has never been happier. His name will always be Gary and he will always be the Elsbridge bus.

Mark Moraghan narration

  • Mark Moraghan: It was a sunny day on the Island of Sodor and BoCo was at Elsbridge waiting for a special when Stepney arrived carrying Rusty on a flatbed.
  • BoCo: what are you doing here, Stepney?
  • Mark Moraghan: Asked Boco
  • Stepney: I have arrived to collect some coaches and take them to  Tidmouth station. 
  • Mark Moraghan: Replied Stepney
  • Rusty: I hear your going to the other railway tonight, BoCo
  • Mark Moraghan: said Rusty
  • BoCo: yeah, I got to take some scrap cars to be melted.
  • Mark Moraghan: Replied BoCo
  • Rusty: you know that's the place where I saved Stepney from scrap.
  • Mark Moraghan: said Rusty
  • Stepney: yes that's right
  • Mark Moraghan: added Stepney
  • BoCo: That's right, you were telling me.
  • Mark Moraghan: replied BoCo,
  • Stepney: you know Sir Topham Hatt needs a bus to come to this station when Bertie is busy.
  • BoCo: yes and quickly at that
  • Mark Moraghan: said BoCo. Later that night BoCo was at the scrapyards. He was just getting ready to leave for Sodor when he heard a whisper.
  • BoCo: who's here?
  • Mark Moraghan: Asked BoCo: No one answered, then it came again
  • Gary: Are you from Sodor?
  • BoCo: yes I am and proud of it as well
  • Mark Moraghan: BoCo said
  • Gary: thank goodness
  • Mark Moraghan: Gary Said
  • Gary: I'm Gary and I am a double decker bus.
  • BoCo: but what are you doing here?
  • Mark Moraghan: asked BoCo
  • Gary: escaping
  • BoCo: from what?
  • Gary: being scrapped.
  • Mark Moraghan: Gary replied faintly. BoCo was silent for a moment, then he remember Rusty's story about saving Stepney.
  • BoCo: I have a flatbed here so I would be happy to help you, but we have to move fast, my driver can help you to get on to the flatbed, but we need to move quickly. Come on!
  • Mark Moraghan: So BoCo's Driver painted Gary with 'Sir Topham Hatt' then BoCo and Gary were on their way in no time, but then they were stopped.
  • Foreman: You can't take this bus
  • BoCo's driver: but we can, he belongs to Sir Topham Hatt, just look.
  • Mark Moraghan: So the Foreman looked all over Gary
  • Foreman: everything appears to be in order. Right get out of here.
  • BoCo: that was a close call
  • Mark Moraghan: He called back to Gary
  • Gary: I've had worse
  • Mark Moraghan: Gary Replied and they were on their way. It was morning when they arrived at Elsbridge. Thomas, Rusty, Stepney and The Fat Controller were there waiting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done BoCo, you are a really useful diesel. We will make Gary our much needed Elsbridge bus, and you BoCo will help out whenever Thomas isn't available.
  • Mark Moraghan: said Sir Topham Hatt
  • BoCo: oh thank you sir!
  • Mark Moraghan: Said BoCo. Now the bus is as happy as can be and works at Elsbridge whenever Bertie or the other buses cannot help. BoCo comes to see him everyday and he has never been happier. His name will always be Gary and he will always be the Elsbridge bus.

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