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29th Mar '16 4:34:07 AM BNSF1995
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The children would often be told stories of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' by the magical Mr. Conductor, a strange six-inch tall man who secretly lived at the station. These stories would occasionally have elements that paralleled events at the station.

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The children would often be told stories of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' by the magical Mr. Conductor, a strange six-inch tall man who secretly lived at the station. These stories would occasionally have elements that paralleled events at the station.
station. One of the series' main purposes was to introduce the ''Thomas'' brand to America, which it succeeded at doing.
26th Feb '16 11:04:57 AM themisterfree
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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringefield Where The Heck Is Shining Time Station?]]: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Isle of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....



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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringefield [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck Is Shining Time Station?]]: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Isle of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....


26th Feb '16 11:04:45 AM themisterfree
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\n\n* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringefield Where The Heck Is Shining Time Station?]]: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Isle of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....


29th Jan '16 6:21:17 AM pgj1997
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** Schemer came awfully close in one episode to subverting the trope where J.B. King was trying to get Schemer to sign a new lease for the arcade. Schemer is extremely rude to King due to an earlier misunderstanding, to the point where King leaves mad and threatens to evict Schemer. It's only after an "Oh Crap!" realization and some begging/pleading that Schemer is able to sign the lease and stay at Shining Time Station.

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** Schemer came awfully close in one episode to subverting the trope where J.B. King was trying to get Schemer to sign a new lease for the arcade. Schemer is extremely rude to King due to an earlier misunderstanding, to the point where King leaves mad and threatens to evict Schemer. It's only after an "Oh Crap!" "OhCrap" realization and some begging/pleading that Schemer is able to sign the lease and stay at Shining Time Station.
8th Dec '15 7:33:17 AM Jeduthun
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The show, though geared at children, also appealed to adults, and generated a few "family specials". It also spawned the movie ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.

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The show, though geared at children, also appealed to adults, and generated a few "family specials". It also also, less felicitously, spawned the movie ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
8th Dec '15 7:29:11 AM Jeduthun
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The show, though geared at children, also appealed to adults, and generated a few "family specials".

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The show, though geared at children, also appealed to adults, and generated a few "family specials". It also spawned the movie ''Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad''.
29th Nov '15 7:11:07 PM pgj1997
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* TheCastShowoff: Tom Jackson gets to sing and play guitar in "Billy Saves the Day".



-->'''Schemer:''' John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Bird...

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-->'''Schemer:''' John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird...Bird]]...
29th Nov '15 7:08:36 PM pgj1997
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* MythologyGag: Before "Come Out, Henry!" starts in "Does it Bite?", Mr. Conductor denotes that it's a very sad story; a reference to the episode's original title, "The Sad Story of Henry".
4th Jul '15 8:45:01 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* FriendshipMoment: In "Once Upon a Time", Schemer tries to change his image to make Stacy like him more. When he finally explains himself, Stacy tells him that she liked him the way he was.

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* FriendshipMoment: FriendshipMoment:
** In "Mr. Conductor's Big Sleepwalk", after everyone is finally cured of their insomnia, they fall asleep around the station. Mr. King and Schemer wake up a while later leaning against each other. They're both flustered at first, but then Mr. King suggests they grab some coffee and watch the sunrise, and they walk out together.
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In "Once Upon a Time", Schemer tries to change his image to make Stacy like him more. When he finally explains himself, Stacy tells him that she liked him the way he was.
23rd Jun '15 6:59:07 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* AprilFoolsPlot: On March 31st, the kids are dreading Schemer's April Fools' Day pranks, so they decide to prank him by making him think it's April 1st. At first they find it funny when Schemer pranks confused bystanders, but then he starts mistaking serious things for pranks, like Mr. King trying to get him to renew the lease on his arcade.
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