Thomas takes Buster to the newly built Sodor Racetrack to smooth the track, but Max and Monty tease Buster about being slow and challenge him to a race. When the work is done, Miss Jenny allows Max, Monty, and Buster to test the racetrack. Max and Monty race off with Buster trundling behind, but Max and Monty end up in a ditch, while Buster trundles ahead and wins the race.
- This episode and it's title is based on Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare".
- This episode marks Buster's last appearance until The Great Discovery.
- At the very beginning of the episode, a camera shadow is seen following Thomas.
- Thomas' right eye is wonky for a good portion of the episode.
- At the end of the episode, the narrator says that Thomas came back to get Buster, but Thomas is present when Buster crosses the finish line.
In Other Languages
|Dutch||De haas en de schildpad||The Tortoise and the Hare|
|German||Die Schildkröte und der Hase||The Tortoise and the Hare|
Home Media Releases
UK DVD Boxsets
US DVD Boxsets
- Totally Thomas Volume 9
- Thomas' Trusty Friends and On Site with Thomas Double Feature
- Ultimate Thomas Collection