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Thomas and The Tuba/Peace and Quiet/Percy's New Whistle is an episode of the Ready Set Learn version of Thomas and Friends (2004-2008). It is the first episode to air on September 4, 2004.

Plot

  • Thomas accidentally leaves the tuba player behind/Murdoch longs for some peace and quiet/Percy's whistle pranks go way too far.

Songs

  1. Sounds
  2. Engine Roll Call

Learning Segments

  1. Which Whistle Suits Thomas
  2. Which Sound Does Thomas Make

Notes

  • Narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • Release Date: September 4, 2004.

Transcript

  • (We open this episode with a CGI Thomas puffing along a bridge. When he is gone, the Thomas and Friends logo and the Making Tracks To Great Destinations text appear)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Friends: Making Tracks To Great Destinations.
  • (We then find a book with Thomas in it. It opens and reads itself)
  • Rev W. Awdry: Dear Christopher. Here is your friend Thomas the Tank Engine. He wanted to come out of the station yard and see the world. These stories tell you how he did it. I hope you will like them because you helped me to make them. Your loving daddy.
  • (The series then starts with the Season 8-10 intro. After that, the Island of Sodor opening sequence starts)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor is surronded by beautiful blue sea. It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches. There are rivers, streams, and lots of trees where the birds sing. There are windmills and a coal mine, and docks are visitors to the island arrived. The island also has lots and lots of railway lines. Who's that puffing down the track?
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's Thomas! Hello, Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • (An engine puffing by sequence then happens and we start today's episode)
  • Michael Brandon: Today on the Island of Sodor, we find out what happens when Murdoch wishes for peace and quiet. And we watch what happens when Percy tries out his new whistle. But first, Thomas has a "special" to collect.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and we begin Thomas and The Tuba)
  • Michael Brandon: It was a beautiful day on the Island of Sodor. And it was Lady Hatt's birthday. She was having a special party. There were cakes and balloons and even a merry-go-round, but most exciting of all was the brass band. It was coming from the mainland to play at the party. Sir Topham Hatt came to Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas, you are to collect the brass band.
  • Thomas: Thank you, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas. James and Gordon were upset. They wanted to collect the brass band themselves. Thomas puffed happily across the island and into Knapford Station. The brass band climbed aboard Thomas, and he raced away. But Thomas was so excited, he pulled away too soon. The tuba player was left behind! Thomas steamed off to Maithwaite Station, and the brass band assembled on the platform. Suddenly the bandleader cried out.
  • Bandleader: Where's the tuba player?
  • Michael Brandon: He wailed.
  • Bandleader: We cannot play without him!
  • Michael Brandon: No one knew where the tuba player was.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Gasped Thomas.
  • Thomas: I must have left him behind.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas raced back to Knapford Station, but the tuba player wasn't at Knapford Station. He was waiting for Bertie the bus. Bertie pulled up beside the tuba player.
  • Tuba Player: Can you take me to the party?
  • Michael Brandon: He asked.
  • Bertie: I'll take you as far as I can.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Bertie. Thomas arrived at Knapford Station and couldn't see the tuba player anywhere.
  • Thomas: The tuba player is lost.
  • Michael Brandon: Moaned Thomas.
  • Thomas: And it's all my fault!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas raced from station to station.
  • Thomas: Must find him, must find him.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed.
  • Thomas: Where could he be?
  • Michael Brandon: Bertie had dropped the tuba player off.
  • Bertie: Bye-bye!
  • Michael Brandon: He called cheerfully.
  • Tuba Player: Thank you.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the tuba player, and he waited for another ride. He didn't have to wait long. Elizabeth the vintage truck pulled up.
  • Elizabeth: I can take you as far as the flour mill.
  • Michael Brandon: She boomed.
  • Tuba Player: Thank you.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the tuba player. He climbed onto Elizabeth's wagon, and he practiced his tuba as they chuffed down the lane. Thomas puffed faster and faster. Wherever was the tuba player? Thomas flew right across the level crossing. He didn't see Elizabeth waiting there or the tuba player on her flatbed! And he didn't hear the tuba playing.
  • Thomas: Where could the tuba player be?
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas moaned. Elizabeth took the tuba player all the way to the mill.
  • Elizabeth: There you are, young man!
  • Michael Brandon: She puffed.
  • Elizabeth: Trevor will take you from here.
  • Michael Brandon: The tuba player thanked Elizabeth and climbed aboard Trevor. Trevor chugged slowly down the lane. Thomas kept on looking, but the island was very big, and the tuba player was very small. Thomas looked behind freight cars and called into coaches. He raced along the main line, tooting all the way, but it didn't help. Where was the tuba player? Thomas raced into the yard. Percy was coming the other way.
  • Thomas: Whoa!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas bumped straight into Percy, and the bunting flew up into the air. Percy's freight cars came off the track and so did Thomas.
  • Percy: You've spilt my bunting!
  • Michael Brandon: Moaned Percy.
  • Thomas: I'll never find the tuba player now.
  • Michael Brandon: Groaned Thomas. Harvey arrived to put Thomas back on track.
  • Harvey: How did you get into this mess?
  • Michael Brandon: He boomed.
  • Thomas: I was looking for the tuba player.
  • Michael Brandon: Moaned Thomas.
  • Harvey: Look and listen.
  • Michael Brandon: Harvey said thoughtfully.
  • Harvey: If he's a tuba player, he might be playing his tuba.
  • Michael Brandon: So Thomas took his time, and he listened very carefully. Then he heard it-- the sound of a tuba playing in the distance. Trevor was chugging happily down the lane. He was enjoying the tuba player's music. Thomas pulled up. He was pleased to see the tuba player.
  • Thomas: I've been looking for you everywhere!
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed. With the tuba player safely on board, Thomas steamed off to Maithwaite as fast as he could. Thomas arrived at the party just in time. The band played beautifully. Lady Hatt was very happy. It was the best birthday party ever.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and we begin a learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas' whistle is broken.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots lowly)
  • Michael Brandon: Which new whistle should Thomas choose?
  • (horn blares)
  • Michael Brandon: That doesn't sound like an engine whistle. Try another whistle, Thomas.
  • (symbols crash)
  • Michael Brandon: Does that sound like an engine whistle? Let's listen again.
  • (symbols crash again)
  • Michael Brandon: That doesn't sound like an engine whistle either. There's one more whistle left. I wonder what this one sounds like.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: That sounds like a very good engine whistle. Well done, Thomas.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and we begin Sounds)
  • Children: "All Aboard!" and "Close the doors!" Whistle blows and the engine roars Spinning wheels beginning to grip These are the sounds as we start our trip Rattling rails and cheerful chuffs Clattering carriages huffs and puffs With a "Whiss" on the whistle And a "Wheesh" on the brakes These are the sounds that the engines make.
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Children: Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make Happy hoots as the fields rush by Shoveling coal how the time does fly Proudly race full steam ahead Screeching brakes when the lights go red A wheesh of steam and clanking joints Shuddering doors and clattering points With a 'Whiss' on the whistle And a 'Wheesh' on the brakes These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) Chugga-chugga (Wheesh) These are the sounds that the engines make.
  • (Gordon's whistle toots)
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens 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'v 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 immediately.
  • 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 puffing by sequence happens and we begin another learning segment)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor can be a noisy place full of all sorts of sounds. What sounds can you hear at Knapford Station?
  • (Cows mooing)
  • Michael Brandon: That doesn't sound right.
  • (Many people talking)
  • Michael Brandon: That's more like it. So, what was making the other sound? Yes, a herd of cows. Here's Harold the helicopter. What sound does Harold make when he flies?
  • (Horse neighing)
  • Michael Brandon: That doesn't sound right.
  • (Helicopter blades whirring)
  • Michael Brandon: That's what Harold sounds like. So, what makes the other sound? It's a horse, of course. What sound does Thomas make?
  • (Ducks quacking)
  • Michael Brandon: No, that's not it. Who's making that sound? A family of ducks.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: Now, that's not a duck...or a horse...or a cow. It's one of our favorite sounds on the Island of Sodor-- it's Thomas! Hello, Thomas.
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and we begin Percy's New Whistle)
  • Michael Brandon: It was winter. A thick blanket of snow lay over the Island of Sodor. All the engines were busy carrying passengers and goods from station to station. Sometimes they need to warn people they are coming...
  • (Toby's bell dings)
  • Michael Brandon: ...so steam engines blow their whistles.
  • (James' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: And diesel engines sound their electric horns.
  • (Salty's horn toots)
  • Michael Brandon: One day, Percy took some troublesome trucks to the smelters' yard. He whistled hello to 'Arry and Bert.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: But 'Arry and Bert laughed.
  • Bert: Call that a whistle?
  • Michael Brandon: Mocked Bert.
  • Bert: Just listen to this. (horn blasts)
  • 'Arry: Diesels can do everything better than steamies.
  • Michael Brandon: They sneered.
  • Percy: My whistle's as good as your horns.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Percy crossly.
  • Percy: Just you wait and see.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy practiced loud whistling. He blew louder, and louder and louder. At last he was ready to surprise 'Arry and Bert. Later, Percy went back to the quarry. He rolled up behind 'Arry and Bert, took an extra big puff and blew as loudly as he could.
  • (Percy's whistle blowing)
  • Michael Brandon: 'Arry and Bert were surprised.
  • Percy: I told you my whistle is as good as your silly old horns.
  • Michael Brandon: Laughed Percy. Now that he had a super-loud whistle... Percy couldn't wait to use it again. When he saw Thomas in the sidings, he took a big puff... and blew as loud as he could. Thomas was cross.
  • Thomas: That wasn't funny.
  • Michael Brandon: He sniffed. Percy didn't notice. He was too busy having fun. Percy saw Bertie the bus. He took another big puff and blew. Bertie skidded all over the road.
  • Bertie: Percy!
  • Michael Brandon: He cried crossly.
  • Bertie: You nearly caused an accident!
  • Michael Brandon: But Percy had already chuffed away. That evening, Thomas told Percy to stop surprising his friends.
  • Thomas: You made Bertie skid across the road and my freight cars got damaged.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Thomas. Percy was sorry.
  • Percy: I won't do it again.
  • Michael Brandon: He wailed.
  • Percy: I promise.
  • Michael Brandon: But the next day, Percy was bringing the milk train from the dairy.
  • Percy: I wish I could have one more loud whistle.
  • Michael Brandon: He said to himself. He couldn't see any people or engines. But there was something else Percy couldn't see. Trevor was taking food to the farm animals. With snow on the ground, they couldn't find any grass to eat. Percy took the biggest puff of all... and blew.
  • (Percy's whistle blowing)
  • Michael Brandon: Trevor was so surprised, his trailer bumped into a pile of logs. A log fell and rolled down the hill. Snow stuck to the log. It turned into a snowball. The snowball got bigger and bigger. Percy was enjoying himself... until he saw the snowball.
  • Percy: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Percy.
  • Percy: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Luckily, no one was hurt. But his driver was cross.
  • Driver: Now I will have to go for help.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy waited in the cold. His funnel was freezing and his axles were shivering. At last Thomas arrived with Sir Topham Hatt. He was very cross indeed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Whistles are for safety.
  • Michael Brandon: He told Percy.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Not for playing games. You must only use your whistle when the time is right.
  • Percy: Yes, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Shivered Percy, and he promised to use his whistle properly from now on. The next day, Percy was a very quiet engine indeed. He didn't use his whistle once. But as Percy came out of the tunnel, he gasped. A big snowdrift had slipped onto the tracks. Percy heard Thomas. He was heading straight for the snowdrift! If he did not stop in time, he would have an accident!
  • Percy: I must warn him!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Percy. Percy took the biggest puff he had ever taken, and he blew the loudest whistle he had ever blown.
  • (Percy's whistle blowing)
  • Thomas: Something must be wrong!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas, and he applied his brakes just in time.
  • Thomas: Cinders and ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: He gasped.
  • Thomas: Thank you, Percy!
  • Michael Brandon: That evening, Sir Topham Hatt came to the sheds.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Well done, Percy!
  • Michael Brandon: He boomed.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You blew your whistle at the right time and saved Thomas from an accident. You are a really useful engine, and a safe one.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy was so proud, his firebox tingled. Percy uses his whistle safely now and all his friends are glad to see him.
  • (Another puffing by sequence happens and Engine Roll Call starts)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas - he's the cheeky one, James - is vain but lots of fun, Percy - pulls the mail on time, Gordon - thunders down the line, Emily - really knows her stuff, Henry - toots and huffs and puffs, Edward - wants to help and share, Toby - well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.
  • (Following the last song, we find the Season 8-10 end credits with Thomas looking at the credits)
  • (While they roll, the Thomas Season 8-10 end theme plays)
  • (After that, the 2004 HiT Entertainment logo appears)

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