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"His name is Hector, but we call him Hector the Horrid!"
— Bill
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Hector the Horrid!
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Simon Spencer

Writer(s)

Simon Spencer

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

September 5th,
2007 (UK)
September 22nd,
2007 (US)
September 16th,
2011 (AUS)

Previous episode

Dirty Work

Next episode

Gordon and
the Engineer
/
Gordon and
the Mechanic

Hector the Horrid! is the fifth episode of the eleventh season.

Plot

Bill and Ben bring a new coal hopper, Hector, to the coal yards, and warn Thomas that he is very aggressive. Hector proves that point when Thomas tries to shunt him, to which he replies by roaring "KEEP AWAY!" He later scares Rosie and Thomas decides to teach Hector a lesson by bumping him very hard. Unfortunately, he bumps Hector so hard that he derails. When he helps Hector back on the rails, Hector reveals he was aggressive so he would not have to carry coal, as he was scared. Thomas shows him it is no hardship, and now Hector is the best-behaved coal truck in the yard.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • This episode marks Bill's last speaking role until the seventeenth season episode, Percy's Lucky Day.
  • In the UK and US Televised version, Hector crashes into the buffers, but they fly off to his left before he rolls over. In the DVD version, Hector crashes into the buffers, the buffers slide over to his right, and his rear-bogie wheels lift up slightly before he rolls over. Also, Hector is dirtier after the crash in the DVD version.
  • Going by production order, this is the eighth episode of the eleventh season.

Goofs

  • After Thomas bumps Hector off the rails, Hector's eyes are wonky.
  • It is said that Thomas and Hector shunt together, but Hector cannot move himself or other trucks.
  • Brakevans should have been at the end of James and Edward's trains.
  • When Rosie runs out of the coaling plant, Thomas' lamp is crooked.
  • In a close up of Hector when he is being pulled by Bill and Ben, he is already loaded with coal. This is likely to disguise the eye mechanism inside Hector.
  • When Thomas puffs up to Hector after knocking him over, the puffing sound can be heard after he stops.
  • When Thomas is demonstrating being filled up with coal, his whistle is wonky.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Norwegian Hector huffameg Hector Horrid
Japanese ヘクターってこわい Hector is Scary

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