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"Why should a splendid engine like me take messy coal trucks instead of coaches? Percy or Oliver should do it. I'm too important!"
"James, why don't you think about something or someone else for a change? You'll be surprised how much better you'll feel if you do."
"Oh, please! Being important is the only thing for me to think about! Pah!
"
— James and Thomas
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Make Someone Happy
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Writer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Narrator

Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

October 13th,
1998 (UK)
December 22nd,
1998 (Australia)

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Make Someone Happy is the twenty-second episode of the fifth season.

Plot

After James boasts about himself, Thomas tells him to think of other people. When James is shunting trucks, he sees Mrs. Kyndley, who discovered that her sister cannot visit her. Sir Topham Hatt soon hears the news and James is happy when Harold gives her a ride. James later takes Mrs. Kyndley on a mystery tour and Mrs. Kyndley is delighted when she gets to open the seaside fair. James then agrees with Thomas that making someone happy does cheer them up.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Stock footage from Four Little Engines, Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady, Thomas and the Rumours, Oliver's Find, and Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday is used.
  • The model of Mrs. Kyndley used in this episode is different from the one used previously.
  • The fairground carousel plays a calliope version of the theme song.
  • This episode marks Mrs. Kyndley's last speaking role to date.
  • The lines, "And he puffed away in a big huff" and "The side stars lit up" are omitted in the US narration.
  • In Germany, this episode is named "Carry Someone Else a Joy". In Japan, this episode is called "Act of Mercy". The Swedish title is, "Do Someting Good".

Goofs

  • When Thomas meets up with Percy and Oliver, Annie and Clarabel gain their old coats of paint.
  • There is a grammatical error on the aeroplane's banner. It should say "Harry Topper's Fair" and not "Harry Toppers Fair".
  • When Harold takes off Percy is seen pulling trucks, but he was supposed to be with Oliver.
  • Because stock footage is used, Peter Sam has his old funnel.
  • When James leaves the yards, docks and Kirk Ronan, he has a different whistle sound.
  • Brakevans should have been added to James and Donald's trains.
  • Why were James, Duck, and Oliver working on Thomas' Branch Line?

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