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“Percy's been put upon, put upon, put upon, Percy's been put upon. Poor old Percy!
"Percy is being put upon. I am, I am, I am!”
―Annie, Clarabel, and Percy

Put Upon Percy is the ninth episode of the fifth season.


Percy is exhausted, but the other engines are quite unsympathetic towards him. One day, at the coal mine, some Troublesome Trucks become stuck on a piece of mining equipment and Percy is asked to give them a good shove to get them moving again; however, he pushes the trucks too hard. The runaway trucks disappear into the mine, derail, and crash into a support beam, causing the mine to collapse; the resulting impact causes a rock slide near the mine. The mine is evacuated, but Percy is too late to get to safety and takes refuge underneath a canvas barrier just before it is buried under the rubble. Thomas and Duck arrive to free him, after which Percy is cleared out and sent to be repainted.




  • The face of S.C. Ruffey appears on the front truck of the runaway train in the mine.
  • A scrap model of Thomas can be seen at the scrapyard.
  • This episode may have been filmed alongside Baa! as, during the scene of the engines at Tidmouth Sheds, the drivers standing next to the engines are positioned the same, James' tender is tilted, and Gordon, James and Henry have the same faces and are in the same berths.
  • In the scenes where Annie and Clarabel tease Percy and when Percy shunts back to the canvas barrier, music is heard in the US and international narrations; this is absent in the UK narration.
  • Annie and Clarabel's song about Percy is a different tune between the US and UK versions.


  • When Percy is collecting goods to take to Brendam Docks, he collects twelve trucks. However, when he gets to Brendam, there are only ten trucks in his train.
  • When Percy reverses into the shed, James' tender is tilted.
  • When Percy reverses to bump the trucks, he only reverses a few metres to the canvas barrier. When the mine collapses, he reverses further than before and takes refuge behind the barrier.
  • When the trucks run free in the mine, it is clearly seen that they reach the end, but in the next scene they are still running through the mine.
  • Before the trucks crash, the tracks that they are on are broken.
  • In the shot of Percy shunting at the coaling plant, a buffer stop is on top of a pile of soil.
  • When Percy enters the yard at the beginning of the episode, his eyes are wonky.
  • When Percy is shown as the mine is collapsing, his face appears crooked.
  • When the narrator says "Then there was trouble again" a set of wheels can be seen pushing the runaway trucks along.
  • When Percy speaks to Thomas at the end, Clarabel is facing the wrong way.

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  • Happy Ever After (VHS)







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