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"You don't know the rules!"
— Fergus to Diesel
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Fergus Breaks the Rules/
Thomas and the Search for Fergus
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Jan Page

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 29th,
2003 (UK)
March 3rd,
2004 (US)
April 10th,
2004 (KOR)
November 4th,
2004 (AUS)
September 22nd,
2009 (HUN)

Previous episode

Peace and Quiet

Next episode

Bulgy Rides Again

Fergus Breaks the Rules, retitled Thomas and the Search for Fergus in some American releases, is the eighteenth episode of seventh season.

Plot

The Fat Controller has brought Diesel to help out at the Cement Works for a while. However, Diesel becomes annoyed with Fergus. Later on, Diesel lies to Fergus about the Fat Controller sending him to work at the scrapyards. When Fergus arrives, 'Arry and Bert frighten the traction engine and he runs away. The Fat Controller receives a call that Fergus is missing. So, he sends Thomas to search for him. He finds Fergus hiding in a siding and takes him to the smelters yards where the Fat Controller is waiting. In the end, Fergus goes back to work at the Cement Works, and Diesel is transferred to the smelters yards.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the nineteenth episode of the seventh season.
  • Scrap models of James, Gordon, Toad, and Donald or Douglas are seen.
  • This episode marks Fergus' last appearance to date.
  • This is one of several episodes from the seventh season to have its title card read on Nick Jr. and PBS airings.

Goofs

  • Diesel says "Don't interfere!" after Fergus scolded him, but the closed captioning in the US home video release has him saying "Darn it to fear!"
  • When Thomas and Fergus arrive at the smelters, Thomas' eyes are wonky.
  • Just before 'Arry and Bert come into view, a crew member's hand can be seen holding them back and then releasing them.
  • When Fergus arrives at the Smelters and escapes, his lamp is on his right side. When he hides in the siding, his lamp is on his left side.
  • During some scenes at the quarry, Fergus' right front buffer is crooked.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファーガスときそく Fergus and the Rules
Danish Fergus stikker af Fergus Escapes
Hungarian Fergus Megszegi a Szabályt Fergus' Violation of the Rule
Welsh Fergus yn Dianc Fergus Escapes
Italian Fergus Disobbedisce Fergus disobeys
Russian Фэргус нарушает правила Fergus Violates the Rules
Romanian Fergus Încalcă Regulile Fergus Broke the Rules
Slovak Fergus porušuje pravidlá Fergus Violates the Rules
Swedish Fergy bryter mot reglerna Fergus Breaks the Rules
Polish Franek Łamie Reguły Fergus Breaks the Rules
Chinese 佛格斯犯规了 Fergus Foul
Korean 도망자 퍼거스 Fugitive Fergus
Thai โฟกัสหายไป Fergus is Lost

Home Media Releases

UK

DVD Boxsets

WAL

US

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • The Complete Seventh Series

DVD Boxsets

JPN

DK

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MYS

SWE

ITA

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