History WesternAnimation / ThomasTheTankEngine

18th Jan '17 10:38:24 AM moloch
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* TheMovie: Two theatrical, three direct to video with another to follow in 2011, to be directed by [[{{WesternAnimation/Nine}} Shane Acker]] and written by WillMcRobbAndChrisViscardi.

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* TheMovie: Two theatrical, three direct to video with another to follow in 2011, to be directed by [[{{WesternAnimation/Nine}} Shane Acker]] and written by WillMcRobbAndChrisViscardi.a few direct-to-video.
8th Jan '17 7:28:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudianThreat: A bizarre FreudWasRight train-equivalent example occurs in "Home at Last" where Sir Topham Hatt threatens to "cut Duncan down to size" if he acts up again. It's shown that he's referring to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Duncan's rather long funnel]] and Duncan immediately behaves upon hearing said threat.

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* FreudianThreat: A bizarre FreudWasRight bizarre train-equivalent example occurs in "Home at Last" where Sir Topham Hatt threatens to "cut Duncan down to size" if he acts up again. It's shown that he's referring to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Duncan's rather long funnel]] and Duncan immediately behaves upon hearing said threat.
31st Dec '16 5:01:23 PM pgj1997
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* BitingTheHandHumor:
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFnpne7kI8k One episode of "Thomas' Comedy Showtime"]] on the official [=YouTube=] channel takes two potshots at the Miller-era. First calling Mr. Bubbles a "textbook clown" while commentating on [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS13E5SlippySodor Slippy Sodor]], and saying there's nothing funny about a giant balloon while commentating on "Up Up and Away".
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYuLOY4n9vA&index=18&list=PLVKXDhi02s8oVctLvdXaf4zw9pa68POLh An episode of Thomas Creator Collective]] directly criticizes the infamous bridge jump scene in WesternAnimation/TheGreatRace


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* MythologyGag:
** In the "Mr. Perkins' Storytime" segment containing "Thomas & Gordon", Mr. Perkins states that it was the first story about Thomas that he had ever heard, referencing the fact that it's the very first episode of the series (although the episode itself is OutOfOrder in terms of when the episode appears in ''The Railway Series''.
** The US-only "10 Years of Thomas & Friends" VHS and DVD transitions between the live-action segments and Story Stops using [[Series/ShiningTimeStation Mr. Conductor's whistle, and a fade to and from white]], referencing America's first exposure to the show.
** PBS airings of [=HiT=] era episodes have the "Thomas the Tank Engine" Railway Series book at the start of each episode, though the design of the cover is completely different. The book also opens up, and shows the same letter that Awdry wrote to Christopher, also in that book.
** ''The Adventure Begins'' has Reginald Payne's original ''Railway Series'' illustrations accompanying the credits.
** The opening of ''Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure'' pays {{homage}} to the show's original opening.
22nd Dec '16 9:26:10 AM fruitstripegum
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#''Journey Beyond Sodor''
19th Dec '16 4:46:53 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* RealityEnsues: In "Best Engine Ever", it's shown that Caitlin and Connor are limited in their ability to push other rolling stock, since their American designs lack buffers on their fronts.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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In "Best Engine Ever", it's shown that Caitlin and Connor are limited in their ability to push other rolling stock, since their American designs lack buffers on their fronts.fronts.
** Similarly, Porter's buffers are very low compared to most NWR rolling stock - and in "Gone Fishing", the buffers of a flatbed truck impact with his bunker while shunting.
17th Dec '16 8:46:17 PM TomServo3000
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** "The Sad Story of Henry" ends with Henry left to rot in the tunnel for "Always and always and always". The narrator even mentions how Henry has no steam left to answer with.

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** "The Sad Story of Henry" ends with Henry left to rot in the tunnel for "Always "always and always and always". The narrator even mentions how Henry has no steam left to answer with.
15th Dec '16 10:14:46 PM TomServo3000
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** "The Sad Story of Henry" ends with Henry is left to rot in the tunnel for "Always and always and always". The narrator even mentions how Henry has no steam left to answer with.

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** "The Sad Story of Henry" ends with Henry is left to rot in the tunnel for "Always and always and always". The narrator even mentions how Henry has no steam left to answer with.
15th Dec '16 1:31:52 PM TomServo3000
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* AndIMustScream: Duke warns Stuart and Falcon with the story of a misbehaving engine that was turned into a generator, immobilizing him forever. It gets even more horrifying when the FridgeLogic sets in that he was likely buried along with the rest of the old railway and presumably still be down there underneath several feet of dirt.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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Duke warns Stuart and Falcon with the story of a misbehaving engine that was turned into a generator, immobilizing him forever. It gets even more horrifying when the FridgeLogic sets in that as he was likely presumably buried alive along with the rest of the old railway and presumably still be down there railway, trapped underneath several feet of dirt.dirt and unable to call for help.


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** "The Sad Story of Henry" ends with Henry is left to rot in the tunnel for "Always and always and always". The narrator even mentions how Henry has no steam left to answer with.
9th Dec '16 9:33:31 AM 313Bluestreak
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* FeudEpisode: Many examples, especially in early seasons. To name but few, Thomas and Percy in "Thomas, Percy, & The Coal/Double Trouble", Bill and Ben in "One Good Turn", and Donald and Douglas in "Twin Trouble".

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* FeudEpisode: Many examples, especially in early seasons. To name but few, Thomas and Percy in "Thomas, Percy, & The Coal/Double Trouble", Bill and Ben in "One Good Turn", and Donald and Douglas in "Twin Trouble".Trouble" and "Love Me Tender".



* OutOfCharacterMoment: Edward and Toby suffered a number of these from season 6 until Season 17, in which they regained their original personae somewhat. As of Season 18, Edward has almost completely recovered, but Toby hasn't made it quite yet...

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: Edward and Toby suffered a number of these from season 6 until Season 17, in which they regained their original personae persona somewhat. As of Season 18, Edward has almost completely recovered, but Toby hasn't made it quite yet...



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Thomas, who reached near CreatorsPet levels from Season 8 to Season 16. To some extent Percy and James, who have the most recurring roles after Thomas and are the most merchandised supporting characters. This is partly due to their best friend status with the main character as well as them being even more prominant than Thomas himself in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' books that the initial seasons adapted from.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: SpotlightStealingSquad:
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Thomas, who reached near CreatorsPet levels from Season 8 to Season 16. This died down in season 17, but came back in season 19 and onwards.
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To some extent Percy and James, who have the most recurring roles after Thomas and are the most merchandised supporting characters. This is partly due to their best friend status with the main character as well as them being even more prominant prominent than Thomas himself in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' books that the initial seasons adapted from.
8th Dec '16 9:11:02 PM landmark356
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** Sometime between "Percy and the Signal" and the CGI series, they went back to using lower-quadrant signals for no reason. (See ContinuityNod above.) One CGI-era episode had Toby being confused by signals at a busy junction and they were all lower-quadrant.
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