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"Two, four, six, eight!
We're the team that won't be late!
Sodor United!
"
— Emily's football chant
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Pingy Pongy Pick Up
Director(s)

Greg Tiernan

Producer(s)

Nicole Stinn

Writer(s)

Miranda Larson

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 13th,
2010 (UK)
December 4th,
2010 (US)
October 8th,
2011 (AUS)
March 10th,
2012 (NOR)
April 29th,
2012 (JAP)

Previous episode

James in the Dark

Next episode

Charlie and Eddie

Pingy Pongy Pick Up is the third episode of the fourteenth season.

Plot

Sir Topham Hatt gives Thomas the task of handing out jobs on the day of the big football tournament. Thomas gives the job of collecting the half-time apples to Percy, James is to collect the fans, Thomas will collect the Sodor United football team, and Emily is left with the job of picking up dirty washing and getting it cleaned. Emily thinks she deserves a bigger job and goes to find Percy at McColl Farm. She offers to be his back engine, but Percy refuses. Emily decides to help Percy anyway and pulls the truck one way whilst Percy pulls it the other. The truck's coupling snaps and bounces off the rails, spilling the load of apples.

Emily then finds James and blocks the junction so she can ask to help him. James is going too fast to stop and quickly veers into a siding. He applies the brakes and hits the buffers with a jolt.

Emily sees Thomas with the team and follows him to the Town Square. When she gets there she finds that the Fat Controller and the Sodor United team are cross with her. The dirty washing was Sodor United's kits and now they have nothing to wear. Emily feels awful and immediately sets off to put things right. She collects the washing from Maithwaite and takes it to Maron where the laundry lady quickly washes it. She tells Emily that the washing is still soaking wet but Emily has an idea and, remembering the flag that was attached to Clarabel's roof blowing in the wind, she asks for the washing to be tied to her funnel. As she puffs along, the washing dries and the team are delighted. Emily wishes them good luck and sings them a football chant.

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Locations

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the fourth episode of the fourteenth season.
  • In the UK narration, the terms "pongy" and "football kits" are used. In the US version, however, the terms used are "stinky" and "soccer shirts and shorts" respectively.
  • When Emily chants at the end, she sings "Sodor United" in the UK version. In the US narration, she just speaks it.

Goofs

  • Brakevans should have been added to Percy, Emily, Henry, and James' trains.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Sodor United Sodor United
Spanish Ropa Apestosa Smelly Clothes
Norwegian Stinke-stanke-vasken Pingy-Pongy-Washing
Japanese エミリーとせんたくもの Emily and Laundry

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