Jack Jumps In, originally titled Jack goes to Work, is the seventh episode of the sixth season.
Thomas was sent by Sir Topham Hatt to pick up a special from Jenny Packard. He arrives to see that his special was an eager front-loader named Jack to help the Pack clear ground for railway lines at the quarry. Thomas drops him off and Jack looks for someone to help. He asked Oliver Oliver the Excavator and Byron the Bulldozer. Eventually they didn't need help and Byron asks Jack to try Kelly the Crane. When Jack introduced himself, a lorry named Isobella tells him to mind her paint work, but apologises and welcomes Jack after Kelly scolds her. They advise Jack to see the Foreman.
The Foreman introduced Jack to his bandsman and tells him to work with a small excavator called Alfie. Jack and Alfie were having fun until a dump truck named Max comes along and causes dust to fly over the machines. Jack could see that Thomas was right that he was trouble and Max was about to rush towards him, but stop just in time. Jack refused to move and tells Max to stop bullying. Max scowls and races away.
Later, Oliver is ordered to move a pile of rocks, but Jack foolishly tries to take some of them up a hill himself. His bandsman tries to stop him, but Jack was too eager too help, When he reaches his bucket up as he approaches the top of the hill, he loses his balance and rolls down sideways. Jack is upset and Miss Jenny is disappointed, but Isobella, Alfie and Thomas comfort him, which makes him feel better.
- Miss Jenny
- The Foreman
- Ned (cameo)
- Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)
- This was the first episode directed by Steve Asquith.
- This was the first episode not directed by David Mitton. However, it is unknown if he was involved in the episode's production.
- This is the first full episode to have widescreen not matted from fullscreen.
- The working title for this episode is "Jack Goes to Work" although it was given that title on the Thomas and the Jet Engine DVD.
- Alec Baldwin's narration has only been broadcast on the Canadian television station Television Ontario (During the TVO Kids block). His narration of the episode was later released on Amazon for digital download.
- Thomas leaves with the wellwagon after delivering Jack, but in the close-up of Jack, the wellwagon is still behind him.
- Studio equipment can be seen in the top-right corner when the narrator says "Byron the bulldozer was shoving rock and rubble with his giant blade."
- When the foreman introduces himself to Jack, he has a moustache, red hair and a hat. When he says "Oliver, move this rock!" he has a hard hat and no moustache.
- When Jack introduces himself to Alfie, Alfie's front-left tyre is flat.
- In some shots, a wire is visible under Alfie's hydraulic arm.
- When Isobella yells "No!" when Jack goes up the hill, wires can be seen in her cab.
- Before Jack barrel-rolls down the slope, his two left wheels change colour.
- When Miss Jenny says "We'll see if you can do better tomorrow," Oliver is smiling even though Jack is in trouble.
- When Max spins around, the turntable that makes him spin is visible.
- Jack: I'm Jack!
- Isobella: Mind my paint!
- Max: Can't you take a joke?
- Take Along (four-pack and movie car; both discontinued)
- My Thomas Story Library - Jack (discontinued)
In Other Languages
|Japanese||やりすぎたジャック||Jack was Going too Far|
|Norwegian||Jack stepper inn||Jack Steps In|
|Italian||Arriva Jack!||Here Comes Jack!|
|Welsh||Gwaith ar gyfer Jack||Work for Jack|
|Dutch||Jack Gaat aan het Werk||Jack Goes to Work|
|Danish||Jack hænger||Jack Hangs In|
|Czech||Honza jde do práce||Jack goes to work|
|Russian||Джек идет на работу||Jack Goes to Work|
|Polish||Jacek jedzie do pracy||Jack Goes to Work|
|Slovenian||Jaka priskoči na pomoč||Jack Comes to Help|
|Swedish||Jack rycker in||Jack Snatches In|
|Romanian||Jack Intra în Echipă||Jack Joins the Team|
|Slovak||Jack skáče||Jack Jumps|
|Hungarian||Jack Munkába Áll||Jack's Job is to Work|
|Chinese||杰克的加入||Jack Was Added|
|Korean||일을 좋아하는 잭||Jack Likes to Work|
|Thai||แจ็ครถตักอยากจะช่วย||Jack Wants to Help the Loader|