Thomas' Really Useful Surprise is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Pikachufreak. Released in 2003, it has six episodes from Seasons 5 and 6.


  1. James and The Trouble With Trees
  2. Toby and The Flood
  3. No Sleep For Cranky
  4. Buffer Bother
  5. Oliver's Find
  6. The World's Strongest Engine


  1. Never Never Never Give Up


  • Narrated by Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: May 27, 2003.
  • The Season 6 intro, nameplate sequence (2000-2005) and the Season 6 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Make Someone Happy" 2000 VHS, the "Salty's Secret" 2002 VHS, the "Percy's Chocolate Crunch" 2003 VHS, the "James and The Red Balloon" 2003 VHS, the "Thomas' Snowy Surprise" 2003 VHS, the "Best of Gordon" 2004 VHS, the "New Friends For Thomas" 2004 VHS, the "Thomas and The Jet Engine" 2004 VHS and the "Hooray For Thomas" 2005 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Percy's Chocolate Crunch" 2003 VHS.
  • Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Opening Previews

VHS version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-2004)
  3. HiT Entertainment logo (2001)
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 6 intro
  5. First few seconds of James and The Trouble With Trees

DVD version

Closing Previews

VHS version

  1. Last few seconds of Never Never Never Give Up
  2. Visit Thomas and Friends Website logo
  3. Thomas and Friends Season 6 outro
  4. HiT Entertainment and Nick Jr. logos
  5. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1998-2004)

DVD version

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created For Television by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Told by ALEC BALDWIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

VHS/DVD Artwork

Front Cover

  • Top: Thomas
  • Bottom: Bill in the pit from "Buffer Bother"

Back Cover

  • Toby on the bridge, frightened from "Toby and The Flood"
  • Diesel from "The World's Strongest Engine"

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