James Goes too Far is the twenty-third (tenth in Australia) episode of the eighth season.
Percy is taking the mail and pulls up alongside James at a red signal. His signal turns to green and James is cross as he was there before Percy; but his driver explains that Percy's mail is more important than James' slow-goods. Later, James is still grumpy when Thomas gets to cut in front of him at the water tower as he is a guaranteed connection.
Later, James is given an important job to deliver coal to all the stations. Feeling important, James refuses to wait to take on more water and will not help Edward with his jobs. However, once he collects the coal trucks and starts his job, James soon runs out of water. Edward arrives with his passengers, but he can't help James as he's running late. Edward warns the signalman up ahead, and soon Salty arrives to help James. Salty scolds James about not helping Edward and reminds him that no job is more important than helping another engine.
With Salty's help, James gets more water and carries on with his deliveries. However, when James sees Diesel who has broken down, he remembers Salty's advice and helps Diesel to the fitter's yard. After that, he carries on with his coal deliveries and, the next day, the Fat Controller praises James for learning his lesson by helping Diesel and getting his job done.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Diesel (does not speak)
- Emily (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
- The Storyteller (cameo)
- Going by production order, this is the tenth episode of the eighth season.
- In one scene, a White Star line poster and a Southern Railway poster are seen.
- A portrait of this episode was used in Sir Topham Hatt's Office during the CGI Series, although James is missing his face in the portrait.
- In The Complete Series 8 and The Best of James DVDs and other television broadcasts, the music is omitted at the end of the episode.
- This episode marks Mrs. Kyndley's last appearance to date, excluding a mention in The Great Race.
- James' driver says "your water tanks have run dry" when James, being a tender engine, only has one water tank which is in his tender.
- When James' water tank runs dry, a steam platform is visible just before he stops.
- When James arrives at the water tank, Edward is in line but after when James chuffs through Maithwaite, Edward is seen again where he should be in line for the water tower.
- In the scene of Thomas and James at the water tower, there is white muck underneath Thomas' back bufferbeam.
- In the last shot of James and Salty, a red wire can be seen under Salty's face.
- In the closeups of Diesel, his face is wonky.
- Despite delivering coal to the station, James' trucks never seem to empty.
In Other Languages
|Romanian||James Merge Prea Departe||James Goes Too Far|
|Gaelic||Obair Chudtromach||Work Together|
|Finnish||Jaska Menee Liian Pitkälle||James Goes Too Far|
|Catalan||James va Massa Lluny||James Goes Too Far|
|Italian||L'incarico Più Importante||The Most Important Job|
|Hungarian||James Túl Messzire Megy||James Goes Too Far|
|Spanish||James Va Demasiado Lejos||James Goes Too Far|
|Brazilian Portuguese||James Vai Longe Demais||James Goes Too Far|
|French||James Va Trop Loin||James Goes Too Far|
|Norwegian||James Går For Langt||James Goes Too Far|
|Danish||James Får en Vigtig Opgave||James Does an Important Job|
|Swedish||James Går Över Styr||James Goes Haywire|
|Dutch||James Overdreven||James Exaggerates|
|Flemish||James Gaat te Ver||James Goes Too Far|
|German||James Übertreibt||James Exaggerates|
|Polish||Kuba Dostaje Nauczkę||James Gets a Lesson|
|Czech||Jakub Zašel Příliš Daleko||James Went Too Far|
|Croatian||Jurica je Pretjerao||James Has Gone Too Far|
|Slovak||Jakub Zašiel Príliš Daleko||James Went Too Far|
|Russian||Джеймс заходит слишком далеко||James Goes Too Far|
|Japanese||いきすぎだよ、ジェームス||James Goes Too Far|
|Chinese||詹姆士跑得太快||James Too Fast|
|Greek||πάρα πολύ γρήγορα||Too Far, Too Fast|
|Korean||남을 돕는 기쁨||Joy Helping Others|
|Thai||เจมส์ทนงตัว||James is Egoistic|