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The Runaway Elephant/Peace and Quiet/Fergus Breaks The Rules is an episode of the PBS Kids Sprout version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Duncan enters a wild ride with an elephant/Murdoch longs for some peace and quiet/Fergus makes a run for it.

Songs

  1. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
  2. Percy's Seaside Trip
  3. Accidents Will Happen

Trivia

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • Release Date: October 27, 2007.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with the Thomas Season 7 intro)
  • (Afterwards, we begin The Runaway Elephant)
  • Michael Brandon: The engines on the Island of Sodor were excited. A new park was being built. Everyone was working hard to get the job finished on time. Duncan was feeling impatient.
  • Duncan: Get a move on slow coach.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed crossly to Rusty.
  • Duncan: You're so slow I finished first.
  • Michael Brandon: He boasted to Skarloey. Skarloey was cross. A little later, he met Rusty at the new park station.
  • Skarloey: Duncan thinks he's fast.
  • Michael Brandon: Skarloey steamed.
  • Skarloey: But he's just a bossy boiler.
  • Rusty: Better safe and fast.
  • Michael Brandon: Rusty agreed. Duncan drove into the station. He was all puffed up and pleased with himself.
  • Duncan: I've finished first.
  • Michael Brandon: He wheeshed proudly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: In that case.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I got another job for you. You are to collect the elephant from the sidings and take it to the park.
  • Duncan: Yes, sir!
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Duncan.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: This elephant is very important. You must be very careful.
  • Michael Brandon: When Duncan saw the elephant, he was surprised.
  • Duncan: Why it's only a statue.
  • Michael Brandon: He said.
  • Duncan: This is an easy job.
  • Stationmaster: You must wait for the brakevan.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the stationmaster.
  • Stationmaster: The statue is very heavy.
  • Duncan: Nonsense.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Duncan to his driver.
  • Duncan: I pushed heavier loads than this plenty of time.
  • Duncan's Driver: Let's go, Duncan.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver.
  • Duncan's Driver: But we must be careful.
  • Michael Brandon: So they left, but without the brakevan. But Duncan wasn't careful. He was impatient.
  • Duncan: We'll show them how fast I can be.
  • Michael Brandon: Duncan whistled.
  • Duncan: We'll deliver this statue and I'll still finish first.
  • Michael Brandon: Duncan started to speed up. Soon, Duncan was going as fast as his wheels could carry him. His driver was starting to worry. So he tried to brake. But Duncan was out of control. He was scared. He had never gone this fast. People waved and cars tooted as Duncan sped by. Suddenly, a tractor trundled across Duncan's line.
  • Duncan's Driver: Look out!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted his driver.
  • Rusty: Slow down, slow down!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Rusty.
  • Duncan: I can't!
  • Michael Brandon: Duncan cried as he shot past.
  • Duncan: Whoa!
  • Michael Brandon: Elephant park loomed ahead. Duncan's driver applied the brakes, but it was too late. The statue flew into the air and landed in the lake. Luckily, nobody was hurt. In no time, Sir Topham Hatt arrived. He was cross.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I told you to be careful. You shouldn't waited for the brakevan.
  • Michael Brandon: He said sternly.
  • Duncan: I'm sorry, Sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Mumbled Duncan. He felt very embarrassed. Duncan was repaired again in time for the grand opening. He was still surprised to see the elephant standing in the lake.
  • Lady Hatt: Everyone loves the elephant in the lake.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Lady Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Even if it was a mistake.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Engines: Hooray for Duncan's mistake!
  • Michael Brandon: Cheered the engines. Duncan blushed and went a deep shade red.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining)
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Children: (singing) Life is full of surprises, full of ups and downs And so to have a silver lining, first there must be cloud. Bill and Ben the twins work together all day long. They sometimes disagree how things are done. They get down in the dumps If things they do don't work out just as planned. But if at first you don't succeed then understand. There's no sense in worrying if things start going wrong. Obstacles can all be overcome. But even Bill and Ben both agree that in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. So if you've got a job to do, make sure you do it well. Arguing will get you nowhere fast. When Bill says "Push", and Ben says "Pull", They always get it wrong. But never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined, even when it rains. So don't get too downhearted, as things are bound to change. All you've gotta do is wear a smile and you will find. Your sun will shine. Everybody makes mistakes it happens all the time. You should never lose sight of your goal. Just like Bill and Ben things will work out in the end. If you never lose hope, you're sure to cope and carry on. When you're feeling down it doesn't help to wear a frown. Never lose hope, you're sure to cope and you can carry on. Every cloud is silver-lined to help you on your way. As long as there's hope, it'll help you cope. You must never lose hope, it'll help you on the way.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Peace and Quiet)
  • Henry: Hurry up, I'm a busy engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Henry. Goods arrive night and day at the docks. Sometimes, Henry and the other engines work so hard that their axles ache. Sir Topham Hatt brought in a new engine to help with the heavy work load. He was long and had 10 drive wheels. He looked very strong.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: This is Murdoch. He's going to be pulling on the main line.
  • Salty: Ahoy, matey!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted Salty.
  • Harvey: Welcome, Murdoch!
  • Michael Brandon: Called Harvey.
  • Thomas: You're the biggest engine i've ever seen.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Murdoch: You're a chatty lot.
  • Michael Brandon: Murdoch said quietly. Soon, Murdoch was coupled to a long, long line of heavy freight cars. His boiler strained, his wheels started to turn and the mighty engine chuffed away. Murdoch longed for some peace and quiet. But everywhere he went, it was noisy and crowded. At the end of the day, Murdoch was looking forward to a good night's rest. But Salty and Harvey were full of questions.
  • Harvey: What's the longest train you've ever pulled?
  • Salty: Have you ever worked might say?
  • Harvey: Have you ever crashed?
  • Murdoch: Please, I want some peace and quiet and i don't want to share a shed with chatterboxes.
  • Harvey: No need to be rude.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Harvey.
  • Salty: Hey, we're only being friendly matey.
  • Michael Brandon: The next morning, Murdoch collected another long heavy train. This time, he chuffed into the beautiful countryside. It was splendid. At last he had some peace and quiet. Suddenly, his driver applied the brakes. There were sheep on the tracks.
  • Murdoch's Driver: The sheep escaped from that field.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the driver.
  • Murdoch's Driver: Through that broken fence.
  • Michael Brandon: The driver and the fireman tried to chase the sheep back. First this way and then that way. They tried everything, but nothing worked.
  • Murdoch's Fireman: We'll never move these sheep by ourselves.
  • Michael Brandon: Complained the fireman.
  • Murdoch's Driver: I'll go and phone for help.
  • Michael Brandon: Sighed the driver. Murdoch was very unhappy. The noisy sheep were spoiling his peace and quiet. Sir Topham Hatt was enjoying afternoon tea when he got the call.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Sheep!?
  • Michael Brandon: He exclaimed loudly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I'll send Toby with the farmer inmediately.
  • Michael Brandon: The sheep were becoming noisier and noisier.
  • Murdoch: Please stop!
  • Michael Brandon: Groaned Murdoch.
  • Murdoch: I'd rather be back with the chatterbox engines.
  • Michael Brandon: Just then, Toby chuffed into view.
  • Murdoch: Toby!
  • Michael Brandon: Exclaimed Murdoch.
  • Murdoch: We're certainly glad to see you.
  • Michael Brandon: Before long the farmer and his dog went to work and the sheep were soon safely in their field and Murdoch was on his way again.
  • Murdoch: Thanks, Toby.
  • Michael Brandon: That evening, Murdoch parked between Harvey and Salty. But Murdoch spoke first.
  • Murdoch: I'm sorry that I was cross.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed.
  • Murdoch: I'm very pleased to share a shed with you.
  • Harvey: And we're very pleased to have your company.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Harvey.
  • Salty: Ay wer are.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Salty.
  • Salty: It reminds me of a story.
  • Michael Brandon: Murdoch smiled. The sound of baa, baa would have kept him awake. But a Salty story would send him happily to sleep.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Percy's Seaside Trip)
  • (Rooster crows)
  • Children: (singing) The sun is shining, it's a lovely day. It won't be long before we're on our way. The guard is waiting, flag in hand. He blows his whistle, we're off to sea and sand. The sky is blue, there's not a cloud in sight, So much excitement, didn't sleep all night. Now Percy's rushing trough the countryside, With people waving as we (peep peep) whistle by. Seaside, we're off to the seaside. Ice cream in cones, Candy floss on your nose. Seaside, we're off to the seaside, We're gonna have a lovely day. Just one more hill to climb and we'll be there. Sounds of the seaside start to fill the air. Then someone shouts out excitedly.
  • Girl: "Look over there, everybody, I can see the sea!"
  • Children: (singing) Seaside, we're off to the seaside, Buckets and spades, all the fairground arcades. Seaside, we're off to the seaside, We're gonna have a lovely day. And when it's cold in wintertime, Still you can be there any time. Just close your eyes, count 1-2-3, Dream your dream and once again be by the sea. Sir Topham Hatt arrives to greet the train. He is so pleased that Percy's right on time. So much excitement, so much glee. We're all together with Percy by the sea. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Building sandcastles with buckets and spades. Seaside, we're all at the seaside. Oh, what a lovely, lovely, day. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Picnics and paddling, swimming all day. Seaside, we're all at the seaside, Oh, what a lovely, lovely day. Thank you, Percy, for such a lovely day. Hooray!
  • (Owl hoots)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Fergus Breaks The Rules)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Fergus the Traction Engine are friends. Fergus is the pride of the cement works. Fergus knows all the rules and obeys them. One day, Sir Topham Hatt brought Devious Diesel to the cement works.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I need Diesel to help for a while. Fergus please show him around.
  • Fergus: Yes.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Fergus unhappily. He knew that Diesel could be trouble. Later, Diesel was being careless.
  • Fergus: Not like that!
  • Michael Brandon: Snapped Fergus.
  • Fergus: Do it right.
  • Diesel: Don't interfere.
  • Michael Brandon: Sneered Diesel.
  • Fergus: You don't know the rules!
  • Michael Brandon: Shouted Fergus. Diesel was very annoyed with Fergus and started plotting a devious plan. Later that day, he pretended to have news for Fergus.
  • Diesel: Sir Topham Hatt wants you to work at the smelters.
  • Fergus: Me? But I'm the pride of the cement works.
  • Diesel: Not anymore. Sir Topham Hatt says I'm better than you. So I'm going to stay here.
  • Fergus: It's not fair. I love working here.
  • Michael Brandon: But he knew that really useful engines have to do as they are told.
  • Diesel: (laughs maniacally)
  • Michael Brandon: Fergus and his driver arrived at the smelters.
  • Fergus: I wanna go back to the cement works.
  • Michael Brandon: Wailed Fergus.
  • Fergus: None of the other engines like coming here it's so scary.
  • Fergus' Driver: You're right.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver. Just then, the scrap diesels arrived.
  • Arry and Bert: Hello, are you happy to be here?
  • Fergus: No!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Fergus. His driver was scared too.
  • Fergus' Driver: Come on, Fergus, we're going to escape.
  • Michael Brandon: And for the first time, Fergus broke the rules. Sir Topham Hatt was enjoying a tasty fish supper when he heard that Fergus was missing.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: That's not like Fergus. There must be something wrong. I will send Thomas to look for him.
  • Michael Brandon: Fergus and his driver turn onto an unused track to find a place to hide. Fergus was frightened, so was Thomas. He puffed up and down the line. He couldn't see Fergus anywhere.
  • Thomas' Driver: We could search the old mine track.
  • Michael Brandon: Said his driver.
  • Thomas: That line is dark and spooky.
  • Michael Brandon: Whispered Thomas. But he had to be brave and find Fergus. Fergus was on a siding. His fire had gone out. Then, he heard a sound.
  • Fergus: It's an engine!
  • Michael Brandon: He cried.
  • Thomas: Fergus.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas.
  • Thomas: Whatever are you doing out here?
  • Fergus: Hiding. Don't wanna work at the smelters. Sir Topham Hatt is going to be cross with me.
  • Thomas: He's not.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: He's worried about you.
  • Fergus: Really?
  • Thomas: Of course.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas. Fergus felt better. Thomas pulled Fergus all the way to the smelters yard where he knew Sir Topham Hatt was waiting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Fergus, explain yourself.
  • Fergus: I ran away. It's scary here.
  • Thomas: Diesel told Fergus that he wanted him at the smelters forever.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Nonsense, Fergus, you are the pride of the cement works. I shall send Diesel to the smelters and you can go back to the cement works tomorrow.
  • Fergus: Oh, thank you, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Fergus happily. Fergus knew he had a good friend in Thomas and he was still the pride of the cement works.
  • (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)

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