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You Can't Win & Other Stories is a fan-fiction US video/DVD release that features two Season 1 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. Two Season 2 episodes narrated by George Carlin, two Season 3 episodes, two Season 4 episode,narrated by George Carlin one Season 5 episode and one Season 6 episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin and two Season 7 episodes narrated by Michael Brandon and three songs. This is distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2006, Strand Home Video in 2007, Time-Life Video in 2008, and Video Treasures in 2009.

Stories

  1. Gallant Old Engine (George Carlin)
  2. Come Out Henry (Ringo Starr)
  3. Henry To The Rescue (Ringo Starr)
  4. Daisy (George Carlin)
  5. Percy's Predicament (George Carlin)
  6. A Scarf For Percy (George Carlin)
  7. You Can't Win (George Carlin)
  8. Toby and The Flood (Alec Baldwin)
  9. James and The Red Balloon (Alec Baldwin)
  10. Hooray For Thomas (Michael Brandon)
  11. Trusty Rusty (Michael Brandon)
  12. Thomas Percy And The Dragon (George Carlin)

Songs

  • The Whistle Song
  • The Snow Song
  • Winter Wonderland

Notes

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr, Alec Baldwin and Michael Brandon.
  • This Video/DVD is released, distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
  • Release Dates: February 7, 2006 (Anchor Bay Entertainment) March 20, 2007 (Strand Home Video) April 29, 2008 (Time-Life Video) and January 6, 2009 (Video Treasures).
  • In the Anchor Bay version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence, (2002-2008) and Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, the Season 5 intro, nameplate sequence, (1993-1994) and Season 5 outro are used together.
  • In the Anchor Bay version, Hooray For Thomas and Trusty Rusty with Michael Brandon have Season 8 music.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, Hooray For Thomas and Trusty Rusty with Michael Brandon have original music.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, the nameplates are Duncan and George.

Trivia

  • In the Anchor Bay version, after "Gallant Old Engine", the nameplates are Gordon, Henry, Duck, Diesel, Toby, Bertie, Terence, Harold, and Edward as the Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing theme is heard.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, after "Come Out Henry", the nameplates are Thomas, James, Duncan, George, Edward, Percy, Toby, Bertie, and Terence as the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends closing theme is heard.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, after "Henry To The Rescue", the nameplates are George, Thomas, James, Gordon, Henry, Edward, and Duncan as the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends opening theme is heard.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, after "Gallant Old Engine", the nameplates are Thomas, James, Gordon, Henry, Edward, Percy, Toby, Bertie, and Terence as the Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing theme is heard.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version, after "Thomas Percy And The Dragon", the nameplates are Duncan, George, Gordon, Henry, Edward, Percy, Toby, Bertie, and Terence, as the Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing theme is heard.
  • In the Anchor Bay version, after "Thomas Percy And The Dragon", the nameplates are Donald and Douglas, Sir Handel, Skarloey, Bertie, Percy, Harold, Terence, Bill and Ben, Trevor, Stepney, Thomas, Edward, Gordon, and James as the Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends closing theme is heard.
  • The Snow Song have lyircs.

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based On The Railway Series By The REV W. AWDRY
  • Adaption by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • COME OUT, HENRY
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

VHS/DVD Artwork

Front Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Top: Duke and Stuart
  • Bottom: Toby and Percy from "Toby and The Flood"

Back Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Henry bricked up in the tunnel from "Come Out Henry"
  • Rusty racing to Duncan's rescue from "Trusty Rusty"

Front Cover (Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version)

  • Duke from "You Can't Win"

Back Cover (Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version)

  • Percy, Toby and Daisy from "Daisy"

Nameplates

Anchor Bay version

After Gallant Old Engine

  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Edward

After Come Out Henry

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Henry To The Rescue

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • Boco
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Daisy

  • Duke
  • Skarloey
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Rheneas
  • Stepney
  • Peter Sam
  • George
  • Sir Handel

After Percy's Predicament

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Scarf For Percy

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • Boco
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After You Can't Win

  • Duke
  • Skarloey
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Rheneas
  • Stepney
  • Peter Sam
  • George
  • Sir Handel

After Toby and The Flood

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After James and The Red Balloon

  • Bill and Ben
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • Boco
  • Harold
  • Trevor

After Hooray For Thomas

  • Duke
  • Skarloey
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Rheneas
  • Stepney
  • Peter Sam
  • George
  • Sir Handel

After Trusty Rusty

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy and The Dragon

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures version

After Gallant Old Engine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Come Out Henry

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duncan
  • George
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Henry To The Rescue

  • George
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duncan

After Daisy

  • Duncan
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • George

After Percy's Predicament

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Scarf For Percy

  • Duncan
  • George
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After You Can't Win

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Toby and The Flood

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duncan
  • George
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After James and The Red Balloon

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duncan
  • George

After Hooray For Thomas

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Duncan
  • Edward
  • George
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Trusty Rusty

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Thomas, Percy and The Dragon

  • Duncan
  • George
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

The Whistle Song

The Snow Song

Winter Wonderland