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"What's a new-funneled nuisance?"
— Percy to Edward

Edward Strikes Out is the thirteenth episode of the tenth season.


One summer morning, Edward arrives at Brendam Docks to pick up some heavy pipes. Gordon and Thomas are there. Thomas is excited because a new crane arrived on the island. He thinks the crane looks very strong and could even lift up Gordon. Gordon is cross as Thomas puffs away. Gordon points out that the crane has no engine, and he can't move unless another engine pulls him. Edward notices this too and thinks the new crane cannot be really useful. Gordon agrees and says that he'll only get in the way. Percy arrives, who is also excited about the new crane. Gordon dismisses the crane as "new-fangled nonsense" and puffs away. Percy wonders what "new-fangled nonsense" is and Edward explains that it means you are new and cannot be Really Useful.

Soon Edward collects the flatbeds of pipes, which are right next to the crane. The crane says he is Rocky and he wants to help Edward. Edward neglects Rocky's help and calls him "new-fangled nonsense." He then puffs away before the pipes are secured.

Edward is approaching a signal, but is so lost in thought about Rocky that he is going too fast. The signal suddenly turns red. Edward stops very quickly, causing the flatbeds to open and the pipes to fall onto the rails. Edward refuses to get Rocky and his driver telephones for Harvey instead.

Harvey comes to help, but can only lift one heavy pipe at a time. He points out that it is going to take a long time to clear the line. Thomas and Emily arrive and see the pipes. Thomas suggests to get Rocky, but Edward refuses again and says they have to patient. Emily mumbles that she hates being patient. Gordon comes round a bend too fast and crashes into the pipes. Edward realises that only Rocky can lift him and gets him from Brendam. Rocky clears the lines in little time, and Edward learns that he spoke too soon.




  • When Gordon is puffing fast, the footage is sped up.


  • When Harvey lifts the pipes back onto Edward's flatbed, his eyes are wonky.
  • In the shot of Edward pulling Rocky down the hill, Rocky's crane arm jerks up a bit.
  • When Harvey approaches the viaduct, smoke can be seen on the sides of the tracks.
  • Gordon's tender is derailed in a close-up.
  • Numerous sound effects are out of sync in the US version.
  • The narrator says that all the engines whistled, yet Harvey is not whistling.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Nymotens tullball New-Fangled Nonsense
Japanese エドワードのしっぱい Failure of Edward
Polish Edek i Nowy Dźwig Edward and the New Crane
Finnish Edvard ja Roi Edvard and Rocky
Danish Edward tager sagen i egen hånd Edward Takes Matters Into His Own Hands
Spanish Edward Toma la Iniciativa / Edward al Ataque Edward Takes the Initiative / Edward to the Assault
Italian Edward Commette un Errore Edward Makes a Mistake
Hungarian Az Új Jövevény The New Comer
Portuguese O desdém de Edward Edward's Disdain
Russian Эдвард наносит удар Edward Strikes
Romanian Edward O Dă în Bară Edward Screw It
German Edward teilt aus Edward Hands Out
Slovak Edward sa mýli Edward was Wrong
Swedish En rörig dag A Messy Day
Chinese 爱德华失败了 Edward Fails
Thai เอ็ดเวิร์ดยังสู้ไม่ได้ Edward Also Did Not Fight
Korean 새 친구, 로키 New Friend, Rocky

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