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Hector the Horrid is the fifth episode of the eleventh season.
Thomas is given a job to shunt coal trucks for James and Edward to deliver. Then Bill and Ben arrived with a new coal hopper, Hector, to deliver to the coal yards. Thomas asked why Hector needs to engines to deliver one truck, they said because he doesn't like to be shunted and warn Thomas that he is very aggressive. Thomas was scared as he was sure that he can shunt him firmly.
But when Thomas arrived at the coaling plant and tried to shunt him, Hector roared "KEEP AWAY!" at Thomas. Thomas backed away from Hector after that. As Thomas was filling the trucks with coal, the coal manager arrived to tell Thomas that Rosie is coming to help him fill Hector with coal and add him on James' train. Later when Rosie came to help, Hector scared her away. Now that the extra delivery will never be ready, Thomas decides to teach Hector a lesson by bumping him very hard; unfortunately, he bumps Hector so hard that he derails. Thomas didn't mean't to bump him to hard and puffs up to Hector who was very sad. Thomas apologised to him and asked him why he doesn't want to be shunted. Hector then reveals he was aggressive so he would not have to carry coal, as he was scared.
After Rocky helped Hector back on the rails, Thomas shows him it is no hardship by going under the coal hopper filling himself with coal and showed him that it's not scary to be filled with coal Now Hector is the best-behaved coal truck in the yard and wants to be filled with coal. Thomas filled Hector with coal and shunted him to the back of James' train. James and Edward arrived and were surprised to see Hector on James' train and congratulated Thomas. James and Edward left with their deliveries as Thomas whistled good luck not to the engines, but for his new friend, Hector.
- Bill and Ben
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Edward (does not speak)
- Rocky (does not speak)
- This episode marks Bill's last speaking role until the seventeenth season episode, Percy's Lucky Day.
- Stock footage from Dream On is used.
- The US narration of this episode has yet to be released on Home Media.
- A few differences were made in the Milkshake! airing and DVD releases compared to the PBS and Nick Jr. TV airings.
- A deleted alternate angle scene from "Dream On" when Thomas is pushing trucks is used in the TV version. Also, more boxes and sacks of bags were added in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of Thomas backing up to the trucks is shown. Steam comes out of Thomas later than in the TV version, The workmen were moved and a few boxes were moved, more boxes were added and a workmen has brown skin in the DVD version when in the TV version, they all have bleach skin.
- An alternate angle of Ben is used. In the TV version Ben's eyes are facing up & in the DVD version Ben's eyes are facing to the right. Also the workmen are moved and the ground is clearer in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of Thomas backing away from Hector is used, more steam comes out of Thomas and some of the trucks were moved in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of Rosie backing up when Hector frightened her is used. Also, the tracks are further from each other in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of the scene when Thomas first biffed Hector is used and Thomas applies his brakes in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of Hector after he rolled backwards is used.
- An alternate angle when Thomas biffs Hector a second time is used. Also, the clouds are in a different position, there's no coal on the ground & Thomas' brakes stop at a different position in the DVD version.
- An alternate scene of Hector crashing into the buffers is used. When Hector crashes into the buffers they fly off to his left before he rolls over in the TV version. In the DVD version, the buffers are replaced, they slide over to his right, and Hector's rear-bogie wheels lift up slightly before he rolls over and there's a pile of coal in the DVD version.
- Hector is laying lower to the ground in one of the scenes in the and when Thomas stops next to Hector, steam comes out in the DVD version.
- Hector is dirtier and his buffers aren't dirty in the DVD version.
- When Edward and James arrived at the coaling plant, the beginning was extended, James has a different face mask and Edward isn't ahead of James in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of when James and Edward were surprised to see Hector wee used. Also, Hector was moved a little, there's more coal on the tracks, Edward's crew aren't in Edward & James doesn't move ahead of Edward in the DVD version.
- An alternate angle of James and Edward backing up to their trains is used.
- Going by production order, this is the eighth episode of the eleventh season.
- When Thomas is being filled up with coal, his large scale model is used.
- When Hector tells Thomas he's scared, Hector's eyes are wonky.
- In the first scene when Hector is buffing Bill and Ben, he has his happy face.
- When Thomas biffs Hector the first time, his lamp is crooked in the DVD version.
- In the TV version when Thomas biffs Hector the first time, Thomas jitters up a little.
- 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.
- In the UK version, 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 the DVD version of Thomas backing up to the trucks, steam is heard even though Thomas didn't stop yet.
- In the DVD version of Thomas stopping next to Hector, his chuffing noise is still heard when he stopped.
In Other Languages
|Spanish||Hector el Horrible / Hector el Odioso||Hector the Horrid / Hector the Odious|
|Norwegian||Hector huffameg||Hector Horrid|
|Japanese||ヘクターってこわい||Hector is Scary|
|Polish||Straszny Hektor||Scary Hector|
|Finnish||Hector Hirveä||Hector the Hideous|
|Danish||Hector den Hæslige||Hector the Hideous|
|Portuguese||Hector o horrível||Hector the Horrible|
|Hungarian||Hektor, a háklis||Hector, the Horrid|
|Romanian||Hector Nesuferitul||Hector the Obnoxious|
|German||Hector, der Schreckliche||Hector, the Terrible|
|Czech||Hector hrozitánský||Hector the Awfully|
|Slovak||Hrozitánsky Hector||Hector the Humonguous|
|Swedish||Hector den otäcke||Hector the Nasty|
|Korean||무시무시한 헥터||Terrible Hector|
|Chinese||令人讨厌的赫克多||More Annoying the Heck|
|Thai||เฮคเตอร์จอมคำราม||Hector Wong the Roared|
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