The Importance of Being Patrick was a cancelled episode of Jack and the Sodor Construction Company.
Patrick feels he is being taken for granted. The Pack are constructing an ornamental garden around the famous Sodor bandstand which is set to be opened by the mayor the following day. After work is complete, Miss Jenny gets a frantic phone call about holes in a concrete path. Patrick remembers an old recipe Miss Jenny's father had told him for quick-drying cement.
Patrick and his driver make up the cement and it is poured into the path. The next day, the mayor arrives to cut the ribbon and as he is about to step on the path everyone gasps wondering if the mayor will sink.
Luckily, due to Patrick's work, the cement is rock hard and Patrick has saved the day.
- The episode's title is a reference to Oscar Wilde's final play, The Importance of Being Earnest.
- The concept for the Pack constructing a bandstand was later reused in Percy and the Bandstand.
|Jack and the Sodor Construction Company|
|#01||A Visit from Thomas||#10||The Tortoise and the Hare||Canceled:||Bossy Byron|
|#02||Jack Owns Up||#11||Thomas' Trusty Friends (episode)||Canceled:||The Importance of Being Patrick|
|#03||On Site with Thomas||#12||Alfie Has Kittens||Canceled:||Pop Goes the Diesel (Jack and the Pack)|
|#04||Percy's Scary Tale||#13||Mud Glorious Mud||Canceled:||Jack and the Quack|
|#05||Kelly's Windy Day||Canceled:||No Dozer is an Island||Canceled:||Alfie Has a Secret|
|#06||A Happy Day for Percy||Canceled:||Friendship Story||Canceled:||Isobella Gets Steamed|
|#07||A Tale for Thomas||Canceled:||Safety First||Canceled:||Jack and Alfie Swap|
|#08||Thomas and the Moles||Canceled:||Treasure Hunt||Canceled:||Kelly's Heroes|
|#09||Percy Helps Out||Canceled:||Snow Rescue|