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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover is a song from the fourth season based on Terence's theme. It first aired in the US on the Shining Time Station spin-off series, Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, For the Birds.

Lyrics

Thomas first saw Terence the Tractor
Ploughing in a field one day
And he said, "My oh my, you do look funny.
Where are your wheels, are your wheels, are your wheels?
How ever do you move along?
You really do look funny."
"Don't be so rude," said Terence the Tractor
"I don't have wheels like you
Because my caterpillar tracks are so much better.
And I can go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere
I don't need rails like you.
One day I will prove it, show you how I do it
Then you will understand..."
(Chorus)
That you don't judge a book by its cover
Don't make your mind up too soon
Things aren't necessarily
Always what they appear to be
Don't judge a book by its cover
Don't make your mind up too soon
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never
Never judge a book by its cover.
Sure enough, one winter's day
When the snow lay deep and hard
Thomas got stuck, he was in trouble
And who do you think came along, came along
And rescued him that day
The snow didn't matter to Terence the Tractor
Now Thomas understands...
(Chorus)
That you don't judge a book by its cover
Don't make your mind up too soon
Things aren't necessarily
Always what they appear to be
Don't judge a book by its cover
Don't make your mind up too soon
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never
Never judge a book by its cover.
Don't judge a book by its cover
Don't make your mind up too soon
Things aren't necessarily
Always what they appear to be.
Don't judge a book by its cover
Just remember the rule
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never
Never judge a book...
By its cover!

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Episodes

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Thomas, Terence and the Snow:
    • Two deleted close-ups of Thomas stuck in the snow.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas puffing through the snow.
    • A deleted scene of Terence moving around in the snow.
  • A Close Shave - An extended shot of Thomas' wheels.
  • Time for Trouble - The distant shot of Gordon puffing past the viaduct has been extended.
  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure - A distant shot features Thomas puffing past the windmill in snow.
  • Sleeping Beauty - An extended shot of Toby rolling his eyes while at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Thomas and the Special Letter - The overhead shot of the engines at the big city has been extended.
  • Toad Stands By:
    • A deleted shot of some trucks.
    • A deleted shot of Percy and some trucks.
    • A deleted panning shot to the left of Oliver's trucks before S. C. Ruffey is broken.
  • Special Attraction - Percy rolls his eyes after the trucks fall onto Bulstrode.
  • Unknown:
    • A shot from the third season showing Percy, Gordon, and James with their loads puffing through the bridges by the canal river.
    • A shot from the fourth season of Thomas crossing a bridge with the post train in front of a full moon.

Trivia

  • The Norwegian version has a slightly different musical arrangement.

Goofs

  • The lyrics say "That you don't judge a book by its cover," but the on-screen lyrics only say "Don't judge a book by its cover."

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みかけによらないテレンス Terence Can't Be Judged By His Appearance
Norwegian Døm ikke boken av utseende Don't Judge a Book By It's Look
Spanish Con Sólo Ver Su Portada With Only Looking At It's Cover
Portuguese As aparências enganam Looks can be Deceiving

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