|Edward, Gordon and Henry/|
Henry to the Rescue
Original UK title card
|No. of season:||1|
|No. of epsiode:||4|
|No. of series:||4|
|Producer:|| David Mitton|
Robert D. Cardona
|Writer:|| Reverend W. Awdry (original)|
David Mitton (adapted)
|Narrator:|| Ringo Starr (UK/US)|
George Carlin (US)
|Original air date:|| 16 October 1984 (UK)|
9 April 1987 (AUS)
5 February 1989 (US)
24 April 1990 (JPN)
6 August 1993 (George Carlin US)
24 February 1998 (GER)
2 January 2008 (HUN, CZE, SVK)
|Previous:|| The Sad Story of Henry/|
Come Out, Henry!
|Next:|| Thomas' Train/|
A Big Day for Thomas
Edward, Gordon and Henry, retitled Henry to the Rescue in American releases, is the fourth episode of the first season of the series. It aired in the US on the Shining Time Station episodes, Does it Bite? in 1989 and Mysterious Stranger in 1993. In this episode, Gordon breaks down and Henry is the only one who can help.
Gordon always pulls the big Express and is proud to be the only one strong enough to do so. One day, he heads down the line, when he sees Henry's Tunnel, where Henry was left bricked up and abandoned for refusing to come out. Henry feels sorry for himself, because of the time he worried about the rain spoiling his lovely green paint and red stripes and begins to wonder if the Fat Controller will ever forgive him and let him out again.
Gordon plans to whistle rudely at Henry, but goes so fast that his safety valve bursts and is forced to stop just in front of the tunnel. The Fat Controller is cross and orders for another engine to come take the Express, while Gordon is uncoupled and moved onto a siding. Henry saw what happened and can only laugh. Edward is summoned to take the express, but he is not strong enough to move it. Gordon suggests that Henry should be let out of the tunnel to pull and the Fat Controller agrees. Henry is freed from the tunnel and pulls the express with Edward pushing from behind. The Fat Controller sticks his head out the window to wave to the engines, but his hat is blown off into a field and eaten by a goat. The two keep running until they reach the station at the end of the line and on the way home help Gordon back to the sheds.
Henry is rewarded with a new coat of paint and now knows that he doesn't have to run into a tunnel to keep his paint dry, but still asks his driver to give him a washdown after the day's work was done.
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from the Railway Series book, The Three Railway Engines.
- Stock footage from The Sad Story of Henry is used.
- In a deleted photograph, a circuit-board can be seen near the tracks.
- A deleted photograph shows the Fat Controller wearing his hat at Wellsworth despite losing it on the way.
- One of James' trucks has NE written on it in the opening scene.
- There are some differences in the US and UK narrations. Some differences are:
- After Henry says "Why did I worry about rain spoiling my lovely coat of paint?" in the UK release, he says "Will the Fat Controller ever forgive me and let me out again?" In the US version, he simply says, "I'd like to come out of the tunnel." Then the narrator says, "But Henry didn't know how to ask." However, the Shining Time Station airing has Ringo saying this line at a slower pace. This line was retaken for home video and audio cassettes.
- When Gordon's safety valve bursts, George Carlin "wheeshes". This is absent from Ringo Starr's narrations.
- After Gordon's safety value bursts, in the UK version the narrator says, "And there was Gordon going slower and slower." In the US versions, both narrators say "And there was proud Gordon going slower and slower."
- After Gordon stops when he burst his safety valve, in the UK version, the Fat Controller says, "I never liked these big engines, always going wrong." In the US versions, he says, "These big engines are always causing me trouble."
- On Sprout TV airings, this episode has given its UK title.
- The events of this episode were briefly mentioned by Edward in The Adventure Begins.
- This is the first episode where Thomas doesn't appear.
- This is the last time The Three Railway Engines Book is adapted until it's retelling in The Adventure Begins.
- The narration of Ringo's US version is slightly out of sync from the point when Henry leaves the tunnel to when he arrives at Wellsworth.
- When Gordon says "I'm going to poop, poop at Henry," studio equipment is visible in the top right corner. As Gordon slows down, studio equipment is visible in the top right corner and his drive wheels are going backwards.
- After being uncoupled from his coaches, as Gordon passes over the points his trailing wheels jam as he moves offscreen.
- When Gordon moves to the siding, he passes the points and the coaches later change position without explanation.
- When Edward and Henry set off, Gordon is derailed.
- While Henry is in the tunnel his face is covered with black dust, but when the close up of Henry going backwards from the tunnel he is spotless because it is footage from earlier episodes. The same thing happens after Henry has pulled the express through the tunnel.
- Gordon sets off from Knapford and heads towards Vicarstown. When Edward and Henry set off, they head in the same direction but ended up at Wellsworth, which is in the opposite direction.
- It's no wonder why the express stops at Wellsworth. The express is only meant to stop at Knapford, Crovan's Gate and Vicarstown.
- Gordon's express has two brake coaches.
- When Edward and Henry set off, you can see that as the scene ends, the last coach is passing Gordon, but in the next scene, the coach can be seen passing him again.
- When Henry passes the goat, Edward is not behind the train.
- James appears, but he wasn't introduced until Thomas and the Breakdown Train.
- In the close-up of Henry when he is coming out of the tunnel, his cylinder red stripe is sticking out.
- When the Fat Controller asks Henry to pull the train Gordon isn't seen in front of the buffers.
- During the close up of the Fat Controller after Henry exits the tunnel, blue ink can be seen smeared on the Fat Controller's hand.
- Blu-Tack can be visible under some of the people's feet.
- Books – Henry and the Tunnel
- Buzz Books – Edward, Gordon and Henry
- Ladybird Books – Edward, Gordon and Henry and Gordon Off the Rails
In Other LanguagesEdit
|Spanish||Edward, Gordon y Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Norwegian||Edward, Gordon og Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Welsh||Edward, Gordon a Henri||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Hebrew||אדי, גורדון והנרי||Eddie, Gordon and Henry|
|Japanese||ヘンリーだいかつやく||Henry's Big Success|
|French||Edouard, Gordon et Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Italian||Libertà Ritrovata||Newfound Freedom|
|German||Gordon in Not||Gordon In Need|
|Finnish||Edward Jori ja Henri||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Dutch||Edward, Gordon en Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Slovenian||Edvard, Gorazd in Henrik||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Croatian||Edo, Gordon i Hrvoje||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Polish||Edek, Gabryś i Henio||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Russian||Вновь обретенная Свобода||New Freedom|
|Hungarian||Edward, Gordon és Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Danish||Edward, Gordon og Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Swedish||Edward, Gordon och Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Romanian||Edward, Gordon şi Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Chinese||艾德华，高登和亨利||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Korean||세 친구||Three Friends|
|Slovak||Eduard, Gordon a Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Czech||Edward, Gordon a Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Serbian||Edvard, Gordon i Henri||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Brazilian Portuguese||O Resgate de Henry||Henry's Rescue|
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