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The Runaway / Foolish Freight Cars / Rock N Roll is a Movix Kids broadcast of Thomas & Friends (1984-2003).

Plot

  • Thomas finds himself in trouble when the brakes are not on properly / James learns to make a deal with freight cars / Duncan makes an amend while redoing Rock N Roll.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • James
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Skarloey
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Henry (does not speak)
  • Gordon (does not speak)
  • Percy (does not speak)
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Sir Handel (cameo)
  • Peter Sam (cameo)
  • Duke (cameo)
  • Bertie (mentioned)
  • Diesel (mentioned)

Songs

  1. Toby
  2. Sir Topham Hatt
  3. Accidents Will Happen

Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: November 16, 2002.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Britt Allcroft Presents logo)
  • (Then we see the Thomas and Friends Season 6 intro)
  • (After that, we begin the character introduction)
  • Alec Baldwin: Thomas is a really useful engine. Here's Percy. He is a very happy engine. James is a magnificent engine. Gordon is the most fastest engine on the Island of Sodor. Henry is long and fast. Here's Edward always here to help.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin The Runaway)
  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine was ill. Workmen had been trying to make him better, but it was no use.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Edward must take you to the works.
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas felt very miserable. Then, Sir Topham Hatt spoke to Duck.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I want you to help Percy and Toby while Thomas is away.
  • George Carlin: Duck was delighted. He already knew Percy and soon made friends with Toby and Bertie. Terence the Tractor gave him a big welcome too.
  • Terence: Take care of Thomas' coaches.
  • George Carlin: He advised.
  • Terence: He's sure to miss them while he's away.
  • George Carlin: Duck was very gentle with the coaches. Annie and Clarabel were impressed.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Such nice manners.
  • George Carlin: They told each other.
  • Annie and Clarabel: It really is a pleasure to go out with him.
  • George Carlin: When Thomas came back, Annie and Clarabel told him how well Duck had managed. Thomas was so pleased to be home that he soon forgot to be jealous. The works have left Thomas' handbrake very stiff. It made his brakes seen they were on, when in fact they were not. As a result, he and his coaches often overran the platform. Thomas found this most embarrassing. Gradually, his driver and fireman learned to be extra careful. But one day, Thomas' fireman was ill and a relief man took his place. The fireman had fastened the coupling and joined the driver and stationmaster on the platform to wait for Henry's passengers. The fireman had forgot all about Thomas' handbrake. Thomas simmered happily.
  • Thomas: Not long now.
  • George Carlin: He thought. As he saw Henry slowly approaching. But Thomas' brakes were not on and suddenly he felt his wheels begin to move. He tried to stop, but he couldn't without his driver and fireman. He tried to whistle a warning, but he couldn't do that either. The Conductor, driver, fireman and passengers were all stranded on the platform.
  • Annie and Clarabel: Stop! Stop!
  • George Carlin: Shrieked Annie and Clarabel. But Thomas, with plenty of steam, kept on going. The alarm went down the line.
  • Signalman: Stop the runaway!
  • George Carlin: There ready for action was Harold the Helicopter. The inspector had made a plan and together they took off into the sky. At last Thomas was tiring.
  • Thomas: I need to stop, I need to stop.
  • George Carlin: He panted wearily. As they neared the next station Thomas saw Harold land. They entered the platform slowly enough for the inspector to act. Judging his moments the inspector scrambled into the cab and screwed the brakes on.
  • (The inspector brakes with all his strength)
  • George Carlin: At last Thomas stopped. Both he and the inspector were very relieved. Then they thanked Harold.
  • Harold: Think nothing of it. Glad to be at service anytime.
  • Inspector: Thomas.
  • George Carlin: Remarked The inspector.
  • Inspector: We must never let this happen again.
  • George Carlin: Wearily, Thomas agreed with him.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Toby)
  • Children: (singing) North of the island, there lives a dear old train, a little tram engine, Toby is his name. He's quaint and old fashioned, but careful and wise. His coach is Henrietta and she's seen better days. His mind keeps returning to the good old days. When they were busy working everyday. But nobody rides with them nowadays. They can't understand why things have changed. Their line is closing down today, forever. Toby, oh Toby. What will become of you? The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's still lots that you can do. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. All of the children came to say goodbye. They clapped and cheered as Toby rang his bell, "Bye-bye." Everyone was sad to see them go. Whatever will they do, and where will they go? Suddenly news came to brighten up their day. How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away. The Fat Controller had written to say, could they please come and help right away. Now they're part of his family forever. Toby, oh Toby. Show them what you can do. The world's much nicer whenever we see you. Toby, dear Toby. There's so much to learn from you. Oldies but goldies, we still care about you. Oldies but goldies, we still care for you.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Foolish Freight Cars)
  • George Carlin: James had not been out to push coaches or freight cars in the yard for several days. He was feeling miserable.
  • James: Oh dear. I wonder how long I shall have to stay in the shed would anyone else see my coat again? Why did I go so fast that I made a hole in one of my coaches that had to be mended with of all things a passenger's bootlace.
  • George Carlin: At last Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I know you are sorry, James, and I know too that you want to be a useful engine. People are laughing at my railway and I do not like that at all.
  • James: I will try hard to do my best.
  • George Carlin: Said James.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's a good engine. There's nothing like determination. I want you to pull some freight cars for me.
  • George Carlin: James was delighted and puffed away.
  • Thomas: Here's your freight train, James.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Have you got some bootlaces ready?
  • George Carlin: And he ran off laughing.
  • Cars: Oh, no!
  • George Carlin: Said the freight cars.
  • Cars: We want a proper engine, not a red monster.
  • George Carlin: James took no notice and started as soon as the conductor was ready.
  • James: Come along, come along.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Cars: We won't, we won't.
  • George Carlin: Screamed the cars. But James didn't care and he pulled the screeching cars sternly out of the station. The cars tried hard to make him give up but he still kept on. Sometimes their brakes will slip on and sometimes their axles will run hot and each time the trouble had to be put right and each time James will start again, determined not to let them beat him.
  • Cars: Give up, give up! You can't pull us! You can't, you can't!
  • George Carlin: Called the cars.
  • James: I can and I will! I can and I will!
  • George Carlin: Puffed James and slowly but surely, he pulled them along the line. At last they saw Gordon's Hill.
  • Driver: Look out for trouble, James.
  • George Carlin: Warned his driver.
  • Driver: We'll go fast and get them up before they know it. Don't let them stop you.
  • George Carlin: So James went faster and soon they were halfway up.
  • James: I'm doing it, I'm doing it.
  • George Carlin: He panted.
  • James: Will the top never come?
  • George Carlin: Then with a sudden jerk, it all came easier.
  • James: I've done it, I've done it. Hooray! It's easy now.
  • George Carlin: But his driver shut off steam.
  • Driver: They've done it again. We've left our tail behind. Look.
  • George Carlin: The last cars were running backwards down the hill. A coupling had snapped. But the conductor stopped the cars and got out to warn approaching engines.
  • James: That's why it was easy.
  • George Carlin: Said James as he backed the cars carefully down.
  • James: What silly things freight cars are. They're might have been an accident.
  • Edward: Shall I help you, James?
  • George Carlin: Called Edward.
  • James: No thank you. I'll pull them myself.
  • Edward: Good, don't let them beat you. You're doing well!
  • George Carlin: Whistled Edward as James slowly struggled up the hill.
  • James: I can do it, I can do it.
  • George Carlin: He puffed. He pulled and puffed as hard as he could.
  • James: I've done it, I've done it!
  • George Carlin: He panted. James was resting in the yard when Edward pulled up.
  • Edward: Peep peep!
  • George Carlin: He whistled. Then, James saw Sir Topham Hatt.
  • James: Oh dear, what will he say?
  • George Carlin: He asked himself. But Sir Topham Hatt was smiling.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I was in Edward's train and I saw everything. You made the most troublesome train on the line behaved. After that performance, you deserved to keep your red coat.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Sir Topham Hatt)
  • (Gordon's whistle toots)
  • Children (singing): His name is Sir Topham Hatt. Some people say he's - Stout!! Rather rotund, really quite round. But he doesn't see it like that.
  • Girl: He's considered he's a gentleman of merit.
  • Boy: With a railway exquisitely fine.
  • Children: (singing) But his main aim is to see that his trains run right on time. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway. There is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the fat controller's railway. One day he was having breakfast, when Thomas decided to call. He arrived unexpected and quite uninvited straight through the dining room wall.
  • Boy: My goodness! Said the controller. Why didn't you knock at the door?
  • Children: (singing) This won't do at all just look at my wall and my breakfast on the floor. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway there is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the fat controller's railway. He's so proud of his engines each and everyone. And though he's strict and meticulous, favorites he has none. If ever there is trouble, you know who will be there.
  • Girl: If there's ever a crash a smash or a muddle, he's there on the double, no trouble.
  • Children: (singing) Cause it's the fat controller's railway. When Henry stayed in the tunnel, everyone tried to push. But Sir Topham Hatt would have none of that.
  • Boy: My doctor has forbidden me to push.
  • Children: (singing) And one day the wind blew his hat off.
  • Girl: A goat in the field saw his chance.
  • Children: (singing) He just picked up the hat, said thank you for that and ate it up for lunch. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway. There is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the fat controller's railway. Sir Top, Sir Topham Hatt. He's the head of the railway. There is no doubt about that controller of the line. It's plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the fat controller's railway. The fat controller's railway. Sir Top-ham Hatt.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Rock N Roll)
  • George Carlin: Skarloey the Little Engine loves all the sights and sounds along his line and knows them very well. One morning, soon after he returned from being mended, he was enjoying his journey more than ever before. Along the way, he met Rusty.
  • Skarloey: You know...
  • George Carlin: He said.
  • Skarloey: If I couldn't see those familiar faces and places, I think I was on a different railway. You've done wonders with these rails.
  • George Carlin: Rusty laughed.
  • Rusty: I'm glad you're pleased. Manager says let's mend the tracks so well that he don't know where he is. And we did, and you didn't if you take my meaning.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey liked this hard working diesel.
  • Rusty: There's still one more bad bit.
  • George Carlin: Warned Rusty just before the first station.
  • Rusty: An engine might come off there particularly Duncan. He will Rock N Roll along the line. Look at him right now. I hope he doesn't hurt his passengers.
  • Duncan: What's that about me? I'm a plain engine and I believe in plain speaking. Speak up!
  • George Carlin: Rusty warned Duncan about the bad bit of rails.
  • Duncan: Huh! I know my way about. I don't need smelly diesels to tell me what to do.
  • George Carlin: Rusty felt hurt. Duncan banged about the yard. Then, he clattered crossly to the station. James was already there waiting for him.
  • James: You're late!
  • George Carlin: He snapped.
  • Duncan: I know.
  • George Carlin: Said Duncan.
  • Duncan: It's that smelly Diesel's fault. Rusty tries to teach me how to stay on the rails and then goes off leaving me to find my own coaches.
  • James: You poor engine.
  • George Carlin: Sympathized James.
  • James: I know all about Diesels. One crept into our yard and ordered us about. I soon sent him packing.
  • George Carlin: Duncan was filled with admiration. He didn't know that James was boastful and sometimes didn't tell the truth.
  • Duncan: Send Rusty packing, send Rusty packing.
  • George Carlin: Snorted Duncan. He climbed a hill furiously.
  • Duncan's Driver: Well done, boy.
  • George Carlin: Encouraged his driver.
  • Duncan's Driver: Keep it up.
  • George Carlin: Soon they were near the first station. Duncan was pleased.
  • Duncan: Nothing's happened, nothing's happened. Silly old diesel, clever me.
  • George Carlin: And he rocked and rolled along the line.
  • Duncan's Driver: Steady, boy.
  • George Carlin: Checked his driver. But it was too late.
  • (Duncan comes off the rails in the process)
  • Duncan: Sleepers and ballast! I'm off.
  • George Carlin: And he was.
  • Rusty: I warned him.
  • George Carlin: Said Rusty.
  • Rusty: But all he did was call me names.
  • George Carlin: The little diesel refused to move.
  • Skarloey: I'm ashamed of you Rusty.
  • George Carlin: Said Skarloey.
  • Skarloey: Think of the passengers what are they going to do?
  • Rusty: Oh, I've forgotten them. Yes of course, we must help the passengers.
  • George Carlin: And Rusty roared into life. Duncan stood sad and solitary. He couldn't Rock N Roll now.
  • Duncan: Oh, dear.
  • George Carlin: He thought.
  • Duncan: Everyone will know how silly I am.
  • George Carlin: The passengers had to get out and help too. They weren't very pleased about that but worked as hard as they could.
  • (The passengers lift Duncan back on the rails)
  • George Carlin: They carefully leavened Duncan back onto the line. After that, Duncan was extra careful all day. At last, evening came.
  • Duncan: Rusty.
  • George Carlin: He whispered.
  • Duncan: Thank you for helping. I'm sorry I was rude to you.
  • Rusty: That's all right, Duncan.
  • Duncan: I wish all diesels were like you. Let's be friends.
  • Rusty: Suits me.
  • George Carlin: Replied Rusty.
  • Rusty: We'll mend that bad bit of rails first thing tomorrow.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Accidents Will Happen)
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Thrills and spills on the railway, it's a life of happiness. But sometimes impatience can lead to carelessness.
  • Boy: (singing) Some think they are smart cats...
  • Girl: (singing) ...and some just know it all.
  • Children: (singing) But sooner or later we all find out that... Accidents happen now and again. Just when you least expect. Just when you think that life is okay, fate comes to collect. Accidents happen now and again, when people or trains get smart. If you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. Your best laid plans can turn upside down if you get to confident. Sometime you will slip and slide if that Lady Luck's intent.
  • Girl: (singing) One minute you're riding high...
  • Boy: (singing) ...the next you're on the ground.
  • Children: (singing) But please remember, whatever the weather, you must take care cause... Accidents happen now and again, sometimes just by chance you gotta pick yourself up and dust yourself down put it down to experience. Accidents happen now and again, just don't take it all to heart. Cause if you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. The warning signs are there for us to see most of the time. But sometimes we take chances, ignore the danger signs. Fate can surprise with no reason or rhyme. Make sure you'll learn your lesson. You'll know better next time. Accidents happen now and again. Just when you least expect. Just when you think that life is okay. Fate comes to collect. Accidents happen now and again, when people or trains get smart, if you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing. Accidents will happen just like that. Accidents happen now and again. Sometimes just by chance. You gotta pick yourself up and dust yourself down put it down to experience. Accidents happen now and again, just don't take it all to heart.
  • Girl: If you don't concentrate on the thing that you're doing whatever you're doing is not what you're thinking.
  • Children: (singing) Accidents, incidents. Accidents, incidents, accidents happen just like that.
  • (Gordon crashed into the wall)
  • (Following the last song, we find the end credits with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (After that, the A Britt Allcroft Company Production for Gullane Entertainment logo appears)

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