|Jack Jumps In|
August 17th, 2002
Jack Jumps In is the seventh episode of the sixth season.
Thomas takes an eager front-loader named Jack to help the Pack clear ground for railway lines. Jack quickly gets accustomed to his work, but when he foolishly tries to take some rocks up a hill, he loses his balance and rolls down the hill. Jack is upset and Miss Jenny is cross, but Isobella, Alfie, and Thomas are sympathetic.
- Jenny Packard
- Ned (cameo)
- Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)
- This is the first episode directed by Steve Asquith.
- Thomas' large scale model is used.
- When Max does a 180 turn, a turntable is used to spin him.
- The Italian title is "Jack Arrives".
- Alec Baldwin's narration has only been broadcast on Sprout.
- 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 no moustache and a hard hat.
- Oliver should not have moved his scoop while moving at such a speed when near workers.
- How would Jack know which machines Byron and Alfie were?
- When Jack introduces himself to Alfie, Alfie's front-left tire is flat.
- When Max arrives he runs over some sort of platform.
- In some shots a wire is visible under Alfie's hydraulic arm.
- Before Jack barrel-rolls down the hill, his two left wheels change colour.
- None of the Pack have drivers.
- When Miss Jenny says "We'll see if you can do better tomorrow", Oliver is smiling even though Jack is in trouble.
- Jack: I'm Jack!
- Isobella: Mind my paint!
- Max: Can't you take a joke?
- Take-Along (four-pack and movie car; both discontinued)