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- “I've got important news! The tracks on Toby's line are wobbly!"
"Huh, old and wobbly... just like Toby! That's not news!”
- ―Percy and Gordon
Percy Gets it Right is the second episode of the seventh season.
During the autumn, Percy is puffing along Toby's old line with a train of tomatoes to take to market. But suddenly, he crosses over a wobbly section of track. His driver inspects the line, and sees that the earth under the track is crumbling. Percy decides to tell the Fat Controller.
Later, Percy steams into the yard and announces that the track on Toby's line is wobbly. Gordon grumbles and tells him that the track being wobbly is not important news, and leaves. Percy thinks that Gordon does not like to listen to him.
Next, Percy tries to tell the Fat Controller, but he does not listen to him either as he is too busy talking to Thomas. The Fat Controller tells Thomas to go and collect the prize bull from the farm on Toby's line, which prompts Percy to warn the Fat Controller that the line is wobbly, but he dismisses this and says that it is fine. Percy begins to think that nobody ever listens to him.
Thomas collects the bull and sets off on his way. It is raining and the tracks are more wobbly then ever. Up ahead, a landslide occurs right in front of Thomas. He tries to stop, but runs into the soft dirt and gets stuck.
Later that night, Percy is worried that Thomas has not returned to the sheds yet. Gordon and James take no notice, but Percy's driver believes him and they set off to find Thomas.
The tracks wobble as Percy puffs along, but he is determined. At last, he finds Thomas buried under the dirt. The two friends are very happy to see each other. Percy pulls Thomas out and helps him get back home.
When they arrive at the station, the Fat Controller is waiting. Thomas announces that Percy saved him, and even the bull agrees. The Fat Controller apologises to Percy, and promises that everyone will do a better job of listening to him in future. Percy is very pleased to hear this.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Toby (does not speak)
- Edward (cameo)
- Henry (cameo)
- Duck (cameo)
- Donald (cameo)
- Henrietta (cameo)
- Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
- Cyril the Fogman (cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (stock footage cameo)
- Jem Cole (stock footage cameo)
- Farmer Trotter (stock footage cameo)
- Toby's Branch Line
- Tidmouth Sheds
- The Windmill
- The Watermill
- Shunting Yards
- Sodor Hay Company (stock footage)
- Going by production order, this is the third episode of the seventh season.
- Stock footage from Thomas and the Rumours and Let's Have a Race is used.
- When the episode airs on TV in US, the narration starts earlier than on DVD.
- This episode, Emily's New Coaches and Best Dressed Engine are the only episodes to use stock footage from a music video.
- The first episode where Michael Brandon is the sole US narrator, six episodes from the sixth season were re-narrated by Brandon after Alec Baldwin's narrations, and Michael Angelis narrated Emily's New Coaches for the New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures DVD.
- This episode and Thomas and the Firework Display share the same opening shot while also being stock footage
- Percy stops after he has passed the loose rails, but his trucks are still on them. When the guard puts warning flags out, the trucks are out of the way.
- When Percy arrives at the yard, he gains a truck.
- When Thomas crashes into the dirt, his wheels are moving, but in the next shot, they have suddenly stopped.
- During some of the shots of Percy worrying about Thomas at Tidmouth Sheds, his cab roof is raised.
- When Thomas and Percy arrive at Maithwaite, a camera shadow can be seen.
- The narrator says that Thomas' driver puts the brakes on, but in the next scene his wheels are still moving.
- The bull's model is out of scale.
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