|Thomas and Gordon/|
Thomas Gets Tricked
Original UK title card
|No. of season:||1|
|No. of epsiode:||1|
|No. of series:||1|
|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:|| 9 October 1984 (UK)|
6 April 1987 (AUS)
29 January 1989 (US)
3 April 1990 (JPN)
18 May 1993 (George Carlin US)
|Next:|| Edward and Gordon/|
Edward Helps Out
Thomas is a blue tank engine who acts as a station pilot for the bigger engines. His job is to fetch coaches for the other engines and then take them away when the engines need to go to the sheds and rest. Thomas thinks no engine works as hard as he does and is often very cheeky to the bigger engines. One day, a big blue express locomotive named Gordon had returned from a long journey and wanted a rest, so he found a siding to sleep in. Then Thomas came up in his cheeky way, telling Gordon to wake up and work harder. This woke the big engine up, but instead of falling back asleep, he plotted revenge on Thomas to show him what hard work is.
The next morning, Thomas' crew couldn't make him start. Gordon impatiently waited outside the station for Thomas to bring him his coaches; finally, Thomas was able to start. He hurried to get the express coaches and brought them to the station platform behind Gordon, who enacted his plan and quickly backed down and coupled to his train. Thomas usually pushes from behind to help the trains get a good start, but they always uncouple him from the train first. This time, however, Gordon had rushed him so much, Thomas' crew forgot to uncouple him and Gordon quickly started off, with little Thomas behind. Gordon raced through the Sudrian countryside as fast as he could to show Thomas how hard it was to pull the express. It wasn't long before Thomas became quite out of breath.
After a while, the two blue engines came to a stop at Wellsworth. Thomas had never gone that fast before and was very tired and felt very silly. He got a nice long drink from the water tower and puffed wearily home. Thomas learned to never be cheeky to Gordon again.
- Thomas (debut)
- Gordon (debut)
- Henry (debut, cameo)
- James (debut, cameo)
- Clarabel (debut, cameo)
- Sir Topham Hatt (debut, cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (debut, cameo)
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, Thomas the Tank Engine, which is based on a real event that was happened at Liverpool station with an express train who lived with the pilot.
- Gordon was seen backing down to his train at the beginning of the restored version.
- The events of this episode were remade in CGI for 2015 special, The Adventure Begins.
- When Thomas pulls into Knapford at the beginning, a poster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus can be seen on the wall.
- When the narrator introduces Thomas, he is on The Quarry Tramroad.
- There are some differences in the UK and US narrations. Some differences are:
- After Gordon is introduced, the UK narration says, "Thomas likes whistling rudely at him," while the US narrations say, "Thomas likes to tease Gordon with his whistle!"
- When Gordon tells Thomas, "Hurry up, you!" in both Ringo Starr narrations, Thomas responds, "Hurry yourself!" In the George Carlin narration, he says, "Hurry up yourself!"
- After the narrator says, "Gordon began making his plan..." (or "Gordon the proud engine began making his plan..." in the US versions), Gordon says, "Yes, I will." in the UK version. In the US version however, Gordon doesn't say anything, while the narrator continues, "...to teach Thomas a lesson for teasing him."
- The line "He went home very slowly, and was careful afterwards never to be cheeky to Gordon again" has been changed in the US version to "'Maybe I don't have to tease Gordon to feel important', Thomas thought to himself. And he puffed slowly home."
- In George Carlin's narration, when Thomas shouts "You can't catch me!" he says it in a mocking singsong. In both Ringo Starr's narrations, he doesn't.
- The title card was used on the first eight seasons in the Greek dub.
- In the original version, the studio equipment and edge of sets aren't seen, but in the restored version, there are.
- Music cues from this episode were used in some audiobooks of Thomas and Friends, which were only released in Germany.
- In the very first shot of Thomas, studio equipment is reflected off of his smokebox and the edge of his boiler is chipped.
- In the first shot of Thomas' wheels, the paint on his middle wheel is chipped and his smokebox was scratched.
- When Thomas pulls up next to Gordon, Thomas' smoke vanishes as Gordon wakes up; this is due to a cut in the film.
- When the narrator says "It was nearly time for the Express" there are no coaches on the track next to Gordon. When Thomas puffs in, they suddenly appear.
- Gordon was waiting outside platform 2 for his coaches, but when Thomas puffs in, Gordon and his coaches are outside platform 3 and 4.
- In one scene, there was a set of points leading from the track outside platform 5 to the track outside platform 4. In the next scene, it disappears.
- The express leaves from Knapford, but first goes through Henry's Tunnel before arriving at Wellsworth, which is at the opposite end of the railway line.
- When Gordon comes out of Henry's Tunnel, the track bounces up and down.
- In the close-ups of Thomas and Gordon on their journey, the train was missing.
- When Henry leaves the station, Gordon's eyes are a bit wonky.
- When Thomas says "Hurry yourself!" the coaches can't be seen in front of him.
- When Henry and James puff out of Knapford, two of Henry's wheel arches are missing.
- In the restored version:
- The top of the set can be seen over the church, when James and Henry pass by.
- Studio equipment can be seen as Gordon pulls Thomas around the bend.
- When the train crosses the viaduct, the edge of the set is visible.
- When Thomas backs up to the turntable, a camera stand is visible, and a small white mark is visible on his tank in the UK narration.
- Just before Thomas starts puffing to the water tower, the track ends behind him.
- In the closeup of Gordon smiling, there is studio equipment in the back, Thomas and the Express disappear, and his tender bounces a little.
- According to the Awdry writings, the express wasn't meant to stop at Wellsworth.
- Just before Thomas reaches the water tower, the background shows trees and bushes instead of Wellsworth station.
- At the end, Thomas was puffing rather fast when the narrator says, "Poor Thomas couldn't answer".
- A brake van should've been added to James' train.
- Henry and James appear briefly, but they're not introduced until The Sad Story of Henry and Thomas and the Breakdown Train respectively.
- When Gordon backs down on his train and yells, "Get in quickly please!", something can be seen moving behind the station.
- In the shot of Thomas puffing into Knapford, Henry doesn't have a train. But a few seconds later, he has coaches, a van, and a brakevan. Also when Henry was pulling out, the edge of the set is visible if you look through Knapford station.
- In the close-up of Gordon's whistle, Knapford was missing from the background.
- In the scene when Henry and James puffs out of Knapford, two of Henry's wheelarches are missing.
- When Gordon was sleeping in the siding, his buffers are crooked.
- In the shot of Thomas stopping inside Knapford with his coaches, Henry was in his new shape.
- Knapford station was missing from the background in the close-up of Thomas' whistle.
- When Gordon says, "Well little Thomas!" Wellsworth station and the bushes beside him are missing.
- When Thomas was taking on water at the end, Gordon and his train are missing.
- When Thomas wakes Gordon up the second time, the tracks in the siding in front of Gordon aren't connected to the buffers.
- In a rare picture, there is no one in Gordon's cab as he and Thomas cross the Viaduct.
- During the close up of Gordon's wheels when he reverses quickly, the track moves.
- When Thomas was on the turntable, the inside of his funnel was white.
- On the Amazon Prime digital release of the Classic Series, this episode features an excerpt of one of Ringo Starr's narrations when Gordon stops at Wellsworth.
- When Thomas puffs up to the coaches at Knapford, a workman is seen next to the coaches, but in the shot where Thomas puffs backwards, the workman disappears.
- Books – Thomas and Gordon
- Board Books – Thomas and Gordon
- Magazine Stories – Thomas and Gordon
- My Thomas Story Library – Thomas (discontinued)
In Other LanguagesEdit
|German||Thomas und Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Spanish||Una lección para Thomas / Thomas y Gordon||A Lesson for Thomas / Thomas and Gordon|
|Hebrew||תומס וגורדון||Thomas and Gordon|
|Italian||Una bella lezione||A Good Lesson|
|Norwegian||Thomas og Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Swedish||Thomas och Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Danish||Thomas og Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Thomas Aprende uma Lição||Thomas Learns a Lesson|
|Japanese||トーマスとゴードン||Thomas and Gordon|
|Croatian||Tomica i Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Finnish||Tuomas-Veturi ja Jori||Thomas the Tank Engine and Gordon|
|Slovenian||Tomaž in Gorazd||Thomas and Gordon|
|Chinese||托马斯和高登||Thomas and Gordon|
|Korean||토마스와 고든||Thomas and Gordon|
|Russian||Серьезный урок||Serious Lesson|
|Welsh||Tomos a Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Hungarian||Thomas és Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Dutch||Thomas en Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Polish||Tomek i Gabryś||Thomas and Gordon|
|French||Thomas et Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Romanian||Thomas şi Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Czech||Tomáš a Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Slovak||Thomas a Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
|Serbian||Tomas i Gordon||Thomas and Gordon|
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