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Trouble For Thomas / Tenders and Turntables / A Bad Day For Sir Handel is an episode of The Netflix Kids version of Thomas and Friends.

Plot

  • Thomas has a hard time with some rude freight cars / Henry, Gordon, and James angrily decide to go on strike / Sir Handel's bad behavior leads him to trouble.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Skarloey (does not speak)
  • Rheneas (does not speak)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)

Songs

  1. Accidents Will Happen
  2. It's Great To Be An Engine
  3. Come For The Ride

Trivia

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: September 21, 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: It's Thomas: number one engine who works with Sir Topham Hatt. Percy is a number six green engine. James is a magnificent engine. Here's Gordon: the fastest engine of the whole railway. Henry is long and fast and really useful. Edward always here to help the other engines.
  • (A passing by sequence occurs and we begin Trouble For Thomas)
  • George Carlin: Thomas the Tank Engine wouldn't stop being a nuisance. Night after night, he kept the other engines awake.
  • Thomas: I'm tired of pushing coaches. I wanna see the world.
  • George Carlin: The other engines didn't take much notice, for Thomas was a little engine with a long tongue. But one night, Edward came to the shed. He was a kind little engine and felt sorry for Thomas.
  • Edward: I've got some freight cars to take home tomorrow. If you take them instead of me, I'll push coaches in the yard.
  • Thomas: Thank you.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: That would be nice.
  • George Carlin: Next morning, Edward and Thomas asked their drivers, and when they said "yes", Thomas ran off happily to find freight cars. Now the freight cars were silly and noisy. They talked a lot and don't attend to what they are doing. And I'm sorry to say they play tricks on an engine who is not used to them. Edward knew all about the freight cars. He warned Thomas to be careful but Thomas was too excited to listen. The shunter fastened the coupling and when the signal dropped, Thomas was ready. The conductor blew his whistle.
  • Thomas: Peep Peep.
  • George Carlin: Answered Thomas and started off. But the freight cars weren't ready.
  • Freight Cars: Oh! Oh!
  • George Carlin: They screamed.
  • Freight Cars: Wait, Thomas, wait!
  • George Carlin: But Thomas wouldn't wait.
  • Thomas: Come on come on.
  • George Carlin: He puffed.
  • Freight Cars: All right, don't fuss! All right, don't fuss!
  • George Carlin: Grumbled the cars. Thomas began going faster and faster.
  • Thomas: Wheesh!
  • George Carlin: He whistled, as he rush through Henry's tunnel.
  • Thomas: Hurry, hurry.
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas. He was feeling very proud of himself. But the cars grew crosser and crosser. At last Thomas slowed down as he came to Gordon's Hill.
  • (Thomas is at the top of Gordon's Hill, but is all exhausted)
  • Thomas' Driver: Steady, now, steady.
  • George Carlin: Warned the driver, as he reach the top. He began to put on the brakes.
  • Thomas: We're stopping, we're stopping!
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas.
  • Freight Cars: No, no, no!
  • George Carlin: Answered the cars bumping them to each other.
  • Freight Cars: Go on! Go on!
  • George Carlin: Before the driver could stop them they had pushed Thomas down the hill and were rattling and laughing behind them. Poor Thomas tried hard to stop them from making him go too fast.
  • Thomas: Stop pushing, stop pushing!
  • George Carlin: He hissed. But the cars took no notice.
  • Freight Cars: Go on! Go on!
  • George Carlin: They giggled in their silly way.
  • Thomas: There's the station! Oh dear, what shall I do?
  • George Carlin: Cried Thomas. They rattled straight through and swerved into the goods yard. Thomas shut his eyes.
  • Thomas: I must stop!
  • (Thomas comes to a halt)
  • George Carlin: When he opened his eyes, he saw he had stopped just in front of the buffers. There watching him was...Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: What are you doing here, Thomas?
  • George Carlin: He asked.
  • Thomas: I brought Edward's freight cars.
  • George Carlin: Thomas answered.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Why did you come so fast?
  • Thomas: I didn't mean to. I was pushed.
  • George Carlin: Said Thomas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You've got a lot to learn about freight cars, Thomas. After pushing them about here for a few weeks you'll know almost as much about them as Edward. Then you'll be a Really Useful Engine.
  • (Thomas reverses into the same station as we end the episode)
  • (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)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Tenders and Turntables)
  • George Carlin: Henry and Gordon were lonely when Thomas left the yard to run his branch line. They missed him very much. They had more work to do and had to fetch some more coaches. The big engines thought they were too important to fetch coaches. James grumbled too.
  • Henry: We get no rest, we get no rest!
  • George Carlin: They all complained. But the coaches only laughed.
  • Coaches: You're lazy and slack, you're lazy and slack!
  • George Carlin: They answered. All together, the engines were causing Sir Topham Hatt a great deal of trouble. The big stations both ends on the line each have a turntable. Sir Topham Hatt had made them so that the tender engines can be turned round because it is dangerous for them to go fast and backwards. Little tank engines like Thomas don't need turntables. They can go just as well backwards as forwards. But to hear Gordon talk, he would've thought that Sir Topham Hatt had given him a tender just to show how important he was.
  • Gordon: You don't understand, little Thomas. We Tender Engines have a position to keep up. It doesn't matter where you go, but we are important, and for Sir Topham Hatt to make us shunt freight cars, fetch coaches and go on some of those dirty sidings it's, it's, well, it's not the proper thing.
  • George Carlin: Thomas chuckled and went off with Annie and Clarabel.
  • Gordon: Disgraceful!
  • George Carlin: Gordon hissed as he ran backwards to the turntable. The turntable was in the windy place close to the sea, and he was not on it just right, he put amount of balance and made a difficult to turn. Today, Gordon was in the bad temper, and the wind was blowing fiercely. His driver tried to make him stop in the right place but Gordon wasn't trying. The fireman tried to turn the handle, but Gordon's weight and the strong wind prevented him.
  • Driver: It's no good.
  • George Carlin: They said at last.
  • Driver: Your big tender upsets the balance. If you're a little tank engine, you be all right. Now you have to pull the next train backwards.
  • Boys: Look!
  • George Carlin: Called some boys.
  • Boys: There's a new tank engine! Oh, it's only Gordon, back to front.
  • Thomas: Hello!
  • George Carlin: Called Thomas.
  • Thomas: Playing tank engines? Sensible engine. Take my advice, scrap your tender and have a nice bunker.
  • George Carlin: Gordon said nothing. Even James laughed when he saw him.
  • Gordon: Take care.
  • George Carlin: Hissed Gordon.
  • Gordon: You might stick too.
  • James: No fear.
  • George Carlin: Chuckled James.
  • James: I'm not so fat as you. I mustn't stick.
  • George Carlin: Thought James. He stopped on just the right place to balance the table. It could now swing easily. Gordon arrived and time to see everything. James turned much too easily. The wind puffed him round like a top. He couldn't stop!
  • (James spins faster and faster until he slows down, and as the turntable stops, he is all green and dizzy)
  • Gordon: Well, well!
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon.
  • Gordon: Are you playing roundabouts?
  • George Carlin: Poor James feeling quite giddy rolled off to the shed without a word. That night, the three engines had an indignation meeting.
  • Gordon: It's shameful to treat tender engines like this. Gordon has to go backwards and people think he's a tank engine, James spins like a top and everyone laughs at us. And added to that, Sir Topham Hatt makes us all shunt in dirty sidings. Ugh! Listen.
  • George Carlin: Said Gordon. He whispered something to the others.
  • Gordon: We'll do it tomorrow. Sir Topham Hatt will look silly.
  • George Carlin: The engines had decided to go on strike.
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin It's Great To Be An Engine)
  • Children: (singing) Oh yes, it's great To be an engine And go steaming along, Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. All the people waving As you speed along. Puff puff puffing along All day.We're all so proud to be Famous engines And travel through the countryside. We're always brave when There are hills to climb. No mountain is too high! Oh yes it's great To be an engine As you're steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. Fly along the rails as Your wheels go round Whiz whiz whizzing around All day. It doesn't matter Come rain or shine. There are always things For us to do. And in the cold cold Wintertime, We're ready. When you light the fire And stoke the boiler And we'll be there for you! Oh yes it's great To be an engine As you're steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. Feel the wind around you As you push along. Puff puff puffing along All day.
  • Girl: Just think - how wonderful it would be. To live on the magical Island of Sodor, Helping Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends All day long, It would be like a dream come true. If only I could be an engine too...
  • Children: (singing) Oh yes it's great To be an engine As you're steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. Fly along the rails as your Wheels go round. Whiz whiz whizzing around All day. Oh yes it's great To be an engine And go steaming along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping along. All the people waving As you speed along. Puff puff puffing along, Peep peep peeping and Puff puff puffing Steam around all day!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin A Bad Day For Sir Handel)
  • George Carlin: Skarloey and Rheneas worked on the mountain that leads through the leaves lakes, and along mountain sides. Their coaches are full of visitors. The engines are proud to run the line, come rain or shine. The engines will never let their passengers down, but they are old, and they tire more easily. their drivers understood this, and they spoke kindly to them.
  • Drivers: There's more than enough work for both of you on this railway. The manager is sending two more engines to help us run the road.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey and Rheneas were pleased with this news, and promised to give the new engines a big welcome. When Sir Handel and Peter Sam arrived, they found that they had much to learn.
  • Sir Handel: What a small shed!
  • George Carlin: Grunted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: This won't do at all. We're much too good for this old shack.
  • Peter Sam: I think it's nice.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Sir Handel: Humph.
  • George Carlin: Replied Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: What's that rubbish?
  • Peter Sam: Shhh.
  • George Carlin: Said Peter Sam.
  • Peter Sam: That's Skarloey. He's famous.
  • George Carlin: And then he whispered to Skarloey.
  • Peter Sam: I'm sorry, Skarloey: Sir Handel is upset now, but he's quite nice, really.
  • George Carlin: Skarloey felt sorry for Peter Sam.
  • Fireman: Now, Sir Handel,
  • George Carlin: Said the fireman.
  • Fireman: I will get you ready for work.
  • Sir Handel: I'm tired! Let Peter Sam go he'd love it!
  • Fireman: No, you're first.
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel huffed to fetch his coaches. He didn't like the look of them at all.
  • Sir Handel: What ever next? Those aren't coaches, they're cattle cars!
  • Coaches: Oh!
  • George Carlin: Screamed the coaches.
  • Coaches: What a horrid engine!
  • Sir Handel: It's not what I'm used to.
  • George Carlin: Clanked Sir Handel. He rolled to the platform just as Gordon arrived.
  • Sir Handel: Hello, who are you?
  • Gordon: I'm Gordon, who are you?
  • Sir Handel: I'm Sir Handel. I've heard of you. You're an express engine. So am I, but I'm used to new coaches, not these cattle cars. Do you have new coaches? I see you do. We must have a chat. Sorry, I can't stop. We must keep time you know.
  • George Carlin: Gordon was speechless! Clouds of steam filled the air as Sir Handel huffed and puffed along the line. He was still cross when they reached the top station. Sir Handel was hoping for a rest, but his driver thought otherwise.
  • Driver: We'll leave the coaches now, and fetch some cars from the quarry.
  • Sir Handel: Cars?
  • George Carlin: Snorted Sir Handel.
  • Sir Handel: Cars? I won't, so there!
  • George Carlin: Sir Handel was about to cause a great deal of trouble.
  • (Sir Handel comes off the rails)
  • Sir Handel: Told you!
  • George Carlin: Said Sir Handel. By the time workmen came to rescue him, Sir Handel was feeling rather silly. To make matters worse, there stood Sir Topham Hatt. His message to Sir Handel was brief and blunt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: I shall talk to you later!
  • George Carlin: Then he and the fireman left with Peter Sam. Sir Handel felt sillier still.
  • Driver: Come on.
  • George Carlin: Said his driver.
  • Driver: Let's get you back on the rails.
  • George Carlin: When Sir Handel crawled home, he found Sir Topham Hatt waiting for him.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You're a very naughty engine! I hope I can trust you to behave when you next come out of this shed.
  • George Carlin: After hearing that, I'm sure Sir Handel will. Aren't you?
  • (Another passing by sequence occurs and we begin Come For The Ride)
  • Girl: (singing) All your friends on the railway would like you all to see.
  • Children: (singing) Just how much fun rockin' on the railway can be.
  • Boy: (singing) So won't you come along and join them for the ride.
  • Children: (singing) Just hang on tight, catch your breath, and come for the ride! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway, Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life?
  • Boy: (singing) Watch Duncan go, he can really rock 'n' roll.
  • Children: (singing) He can slip, he can slide, he can sway from side to side.
  • Girl: (singing) So when you hear him coming and you hear his whistle blow.
  • Children: (singing) You'd better step aside 'cause he can go go go! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway, Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Now we're really moving, movin' to an' fro. Everyone around shouting "More! More! More!" Can't get enough, can't get enough of these thrills. And just when you think you can't take anymore. You'd better hang on tight 'cause here we go again. Slip slide come for the ride! Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Now Gordon's in a hurry, 'cause Thomas made him wait. We'll have to go much faster, we really can't be late. Soon the coach was rockin', it swayed from side to side.
  • Girl: (singing) With the bath water spillin' and a-splashin' inside.
  • Children: (singing) Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' an' a-reelin' on the railway tonight. Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side. They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life? Come for the ride!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Following this song, we go to the outro with Thomas looking at us)
  • (While the end credits roll, the Thomas end theme plays)
  • (Afterwards, the A Britt Allcroft Company Production for Gullane Entertainment logo appears as we end this episode)

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