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| Edward, Gordon and Henry/|
Henry to the Rescue
Reverend W. Awdry
Edward, Gordon and Henry, retitled Henry to the Rescue in American releases, is the fourth episode of the first season. It aired in the US on the Shining Time Station episodes, Does it Bite? in 1989 and Mysterious Stranger in 1993.
Gordon always pulls the big Express and is proud to be the only one strong enough to do so. One day, he heads down the line, when he sees Henry's Tunnel. Henry feels sorry for himself and begins to wonder if the Fat Controller will ever forgive him and let him out again.
Gordon plans to whistle rudely at Henry, but goes so fast that his safety valve bursts and is forced to stop just in front of the tunnel. The Fat Controller is cross and orders for another engine to come take the Express, while Gordon is uncoupled and moved onto a siding. Henry saw what happened and can only laugh.
Edward is summoned to take the express, but he is not strong enough to move it. Gordon suggests that Henry should be let out of the tunnel to pull and the Fat Controller agrees. Henry is freed from the tunnel and pulls the express with Edward pushing from behind. The Fat Controller sticks his head out the window to wave to the engines, but his hat is blown off into a field and eaten by a goat. The two keep running until they reach the station at the end of the line and on the way home help Gordon back to the sheds.
Henry is rewarded with a new coat of paint and now knows that he doesn't have to run into a tunnel to keep his paint dry.
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, The Three Railway Engines.
- Stock footage from The Sad Story of Henry is used.
- In a deleted photograph, a circuit-board can be seen near the tracks.
- A deleted photograph shows the Fat Controller wearing his hat at Wellsworth despite losing it on the way.
- One of James' trucks has NE written on it in the opening scene.
- On Sprout TV airings, this episode was given its UK title.
- The events of this episode were briefly mentioned by Edward in The Adventure Begins.
- This is the first episode that Thomas does not appear.
- The narration of Ringo's US version is slightly out of sync from the point when Henry leaves the tunnel to when he arrives at Wellsworth.
- When Gordon says: "I'm going to poop, poop at Henry", studio equipment is visible in the top right corner. As Gordon slows down, studio equipment is visible in the top right corner and his drive wheels are going backwards.
- After being uncoupled from his coaches, as Gordon passes over the points his trailing wheels jam as he moves offscreen.
- When Gordon moves to the siding, he passes the points and the coaches later change position without explanation.
- When Gordon says: "Edward can't push the train", his eyes shift very quickly, indicating a film cut.
- When Edward and Henry set off, Gordon is derailed.
- While Henry is in the tunnel his face is covered with black dust, but when the close up of Henry going backwards from the tunnel he is spotless because it is footage from earlier episodes. The same thing happens after Henry has pulled the express through the tunnel.
- Gordon sets off from Knapford and heads towards Vicarstown. When Edward and Henry set off, they head in the same direction but ended up at Wellsworth, which is in the opposite direction.
- Gordon's express has two brake coaches.
- When Edward and Henry set off, you can see that as the scene ends, the last coach is passing Gordon, but in the next scene, the coach can be seen passing him again.
- When Henry passes the goat, Edward is not behind the train.
- James appears, but he is not introduced until Thomas and the Breakdown Train.
- In the close-up of Henry when he is coming out of the tunnel, his cylinder red stripe is sticking out.
- Buzz Books - Edward, Gordon and Henry
In Other Languages
|Spanish||Edward, Gordon y Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Norwegian||Edward, Gordon og Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Welsh||Edward, Gordon a Henri||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Japanese||ヘンリーだいかつやく||Henry's Big Success|
|French||Edouard, Gordon et Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Italian||Libertà Ritrovata||Newfound Freedom|
|German||Gordon in Not||Gordon In Need|
|Finnish||Edward Jori Ja Henri||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Dutch||Edward, Gordon en Henry||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
|Slovenian||Edvard, Gorazd in Henrik||Edward, Gordon and Henry|
Home Media Releases
- Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (Betamax/VHS)
- Thomas and Gordon and other Stories
- The Sad Story of Henry and Other Stories
- Bumper Special
- My Little MiniVid
- Edward and Gordon (DVD)
- Your Favourite Story Collection
- The Complete First Series
- Classic Collection
- Thomas and Gordon and Other Stories
- The Complete First Series
- My First Thomas with Henry and Gordon