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TOMICA Thomas & Friends is a parody series of Thomas the Tank Engine by DieselD199 on YouTube. It follows the same general idea, but with in-jokes, parental bonuses and themes that wouldn't be present in the original show. It was originally made with Tomy toys, but like the show, has since gone CGI.


TOMICA Thomas & Friends provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Toad likes Oliver so much that it's seen as pathetic. Some of the things that Oliver's said to him include:
    Oliver: Toad. Shut up.
    Oliver: Are you kidding me? Toad's a worse name than Duck.
    Oliver: Oh my god, Toad, you are so annoying!
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  • Adaptational Personality Change: Thomas becomes a Jerkass and sometimes a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, Edward is a borderline pervert a la Herbert, Henry and Molly Took a Level in Dumbass, Percy is gay, Toby also becomes a Jerkass and Duck hates diesels and gets possessed.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Toad is very close to Oliver. The engine, however...
    [after being asked about Valentine's Day]
    Oliver: I wish I could, but I'm going to be [sigh], Toad's Valentine.
    Toad: Oh, it's going to be so romantic, Mr Oliver.
    Oliver: OH MY GOD, Toad, you are so annoying!
  • Big Eater: The Fat Controller once nearly ruined Christmas thanks to his large appetite. He also once sent out Thomas to do, as the engine said himself, "his food shopping".
  • Blatant Lies: In short 3, Thomas vehemently denies violently murdering the Fat Controller over a donut, despite it being proved by video evidence on YouTube and Thomas himself saying so.
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  • Buffy Speak: "Attack of the Wooden Box on Wheels"
  • The Cameo: The Slender Engine appears in occasional background shots; most often when it's mentioned offhand.
  • Camp: Percy comes off as this. He has a very high-pitched voice, is quite close to Thomas and wants to be Miley Cyrus for Halloween. Not helped by the fact that he's actually Camp Gay.
  • Curse Cut Short: Peter Sam barely has enough time to say motherfucker before the trucks barrel into him in short 38.
  • Dirty Old Man: Edward. His price for excorcising Duck in short 32? Percy.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Thomas blows up Toby's shed because he is bored.
    • He also kills the Fat Controller because he ate the last donut.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Lampshaded in short 24, when the Fat Controller first hears Diesel's name:
    The Fat Controller: Well, that's bloody original, that is.
  • Dwindling Party: In short 37, the Slender Engine takes out engines during the night, starting with Henry, until only Thomas and Percy are the ones left.
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  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first two shorts are the only videos to be age-restricted due to excessive cursing. A lot of the older videos also had a lot of humor intended for older audiences. DieselD199 would later go back and remake the first short in his current style.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Slender Engine. It's a jet black steam engine with a blank face, and is implied to have supernatural powers. Then it gets possessed.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The giant Thomas from Henry's dream in short 35 can shoot lasers from its eyes.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Thomas thinks that he is invincible because he is the title character.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not a lobotomy, it's 'sensitivity training'.
  • Irony: Thomas is disgusted by 'Cheap merchandising!' in short 35, despite the fact that he's also a toy.
  • Jerkass: Thomas, surprisingly.
  • Jump Scare: Whenever the Slender Engine is seen, this is inevitable, which makes sense considering its inspiration.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Diesel D 199's portrayal of Emily.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • From short 17:
      James: Haven't you ever read the opening credits?
    • From short 38:
      Trucks: It made more sense in the The Railway Series.
  • Negative Continuity: The Fat Controller is brutally murdered by Thomas in short 5, only for him to reappear alive and well a few shorts later. Knapford Station has also been destroyed twice only to be completely rebuilt in the next episode.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Toby turns out to be able to exorcise farm animals.
    • Thomas can somehow buy uranium off eBay.
  • No Periods, Period: Played with in short 5:
    James: Maybe it's his time of the month.
  • Running Gag: Several.
    • Oliver telling Toad to shut up.
    • How Duck has a stupid name for an engine.
    • Thomas repeatedly referring to his status as title character and how he is thus invincible.
  • Saving Christmas: Henry, Gordon and James try to stop the Fat Controller from eating all the cookies and milk.
  • Scare Chord: Always accompanies the Slender Engine's Jump Scare.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The Slender Engine is an obvious reference to the Slenderman creepypasta.
    • For Halloween, Henry, Gordon and James once dressed up as the Avengers.
  • The Stoner: Henry is implied to be this after his 'special coal' makes Gordon and James high.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Knapford Station has been blown up twice, Bill and Ben once blew up the Express by accident, and Thomas has destroyed Toby's shed because he was bored.
  • Take That!: A number of shorts poke fun at recent events on the show. Short 47 is particularly vicious.

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