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"Engines don't swim, Henry - you were meant to deliver fish, not swim with them. You should know that by now."
— Sir Topham Hatt scolding Henry
Something in the Air

David Mitton


Britt Allcroft
David Mitton


Britt Allcroft
David Mitton


Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

October 2nd,
1998 (UK)
December 11th,
1998 (AUS)
January 29th,
1999 (US)
June 1st,
2000 (GER)
January 23rd,
2004 (KOR)
August 13th,
2009 (HUN)

Previous episode

Toby's Discovery

Next episode

Thomas, Percy and
Old Slowcoach

Something in the Air is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season.


At the quayside of a small village, some fish are being loaded into Thomas' vans. The start of his trip to Brendam is delayed by a crate of fish falling onto him. As he travels along the Coastal Run, he is furthered delayed by some tracks eroded from high tides. Once he arrives at Brendam Docks, Henry does not listen to Thomas' warnings and leaves before the signalman can be warned. In a rush, Henry puffs straight into the sea and has to stay there all night until he is rescued. When Henry is back on the rails, Thomas jokes with him about the whole adventure.




  • Some TUGS models can be seen in this episode.
  • A faceless repainted Bulstrode model can be seen when Henry reaches the Coastal Track.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of "The Flying Kipper" until the sixteenth season episode Whiff's Wish, excluding two stock footage appearances in the seventh season.
  • After Cranky teases Henry, the line "Pah!, hissed Henry" is omitted in the Alec Baldwin narration.


  • When Thomas says "I can't help it, it's the fish", the steam appears forward, then is played backwards, then played forwards again, meaning that the film was cut, but edited.
  • After Henry reaches the fog, he loses two vans.
  • Before Henry falls into the sea, his brakes are applied and his wheels stop moving, but when he runs into the sea, his wheels are moving.
  • When Thomas puffs away with Henry at the end of the episode, the puffing noise starts long before Thomas moves.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Henry geht baden Henry Goes Swimming
Norwegian Noe i luften Something in the Air
Japanese みどりのくじら A Green Whale
Welsh Drewdod Stench
Spanish Algo Huele Muy Mal Something Smells Very Bad
Danish Noget i Luften Something in the Air
Polish Coś w Powietrzu Something in the Air
Italian Henry a Mollo Henry Soaking
Chinese 空中的某些东西 Something in the Air
Korean 물에 빠진 헨리 Drowning Henry
Hungarian Valami van a levegőben There's Something in the Air
Slovenian Nekaj je v zraku Something is in the Air
Romanian Se Simte Ceva în Aer He Felt Something in the Air
Russian Чем-то пахнет Something Smells
Slovak Niečo je vo vzduchu Something is in the Air
Dutch Frisse lucht Fresh Air
Brazilian Portuguese Um cheiro estranho A Strange Smell
Cantonese 空中的某些東西 Something in the Air
Swedish Det ligger i luften It's in the Air
Greek Κάτι στον αέρα Something in the Air

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