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Thomas, Percy and the Dragon is the seventh episode of the third season. It first aired in the US on the Shining Time Station episode Scare Dares, in 1991 and re-aired in the Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, Missing Whistles in 1996.
Percy is still ribbing Thomas about the time he thought Percy was a ghost. Thomas pays no attention, knowing it was him all the time and, next morning, is asked to collect a special load from Knapford Harbour.
Meanwhile, Percy is stuck in a siding while shunting and has to stay there for the night because of jammed points while waiting for Henry to pass. His driver and fireman go home for tea and Percy watches the other engines going back to Tidmouth. He got scared when he heard a shrieking noise, not knowing it was only an owl and wished Thomas was here.
When Thomas is waiting for his load at the harbour, he was horrified to find it is a dragon, but his driver tells him it is made of paper and is needed for a carnival. Workmen puts lights on the dragon for Thomas to travel safely and he set off for the carnival. Percy was sleeping until Thomas passes by with the dragon, causing Percy to get so terrified that he will not open his eyes until his driver comes.
The next day, Percy tries to tell Gordon, but Gordon thinks he is joking, which soon leads to the other engines teasing Percy about it. Percy began to think he might've imagined the dragon, but later, he sees the dragon again, but is indignant when he sees Thomas pushing it. Thomas explains what happened and the two make up for their teasing.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Henry (does not speak)
- Duck (cameo)
- Diesel (cameo)
- Bertie (cameo)
- Tidmouth Sheds
- Knapford Harbour
- Suddery Yard
- The Valley Bridge
- Tidmouth Goods Station (deleted scene)
- This episode is based on the two Andrew Brenner magazine stories, Percy's Night Out and Percy and the Dragon.
- A deleted scene shows Gordon passing Percy in the siding.
- In the early narration, the music played when Percy waits for Henry to pass by, Percy at Knapford, and the other engines laughing is omitted. The music played when James teased Percy is omitted in both UK narrations.
- The owl's shrieking noise is heard twice in the UK and international versions.
- Big Mickey and S.S. Vienna, from Thomas and Friends' sister show, TUGS, make their first appearances in the show as background characters. They continue to be background characters to this day, even making it into CGI.
- A reference to the second season episode, Ghost Train is made.
- The episode can be seen in a Japanese game, Magical Adventure.
- When repeated on CITV in 1993, the end credits were entirely removed, save for the Britt Allcroft endboards.
- In the restored version, in the last shot of Thomas and Percy in the shed, the narrator says Thomas went to sleep, but he looks cross.
- The dragon was said to be covered in lights, but it was actually lit up from underneath.
- The steam vent goes off too early when Thomas blows steam at Percy.
- In the shot of Henry, James and Duck, Henry's front wheels are derailed and his brake pipe is wonky.
- The end of the set is visible behind Thomas in the shot where he goes under the bridge.
- In the overhead shots of the jammed points, a truck next to Percy is derailed.
- In the scene of Thomas and Percy in Tidmouth Sheds, Thomas is in a middle berth. But, the morning after, Thomas has moved to the berth on the far right.
- The term guard is used in the U.S. version at one point.
- Wires can be seen under the tarpaulin on the flatbed in front of the dragon when Thomas passes Percy. These are most likely wires connecting the power source to the dragon's lights.
- In the first scene of Henry passing Percy, take a close look at the bottom right corner, Henry floats in mid-air.
- When James passes Percy, Percy whistles despite his driver not being there.
- Gordon: "You've been in the sun too long! Your dome has cracked!"
- James: "Look out, Percy! Or the dragon may gobble you up!"
- Percy: "No one believes me! Maybe I did imagine the dragon after all."
- Motor Road and Rail (discontinued)
- TrackMaster (UK only; discontinued)
- Books - Thomas and Percy and the Dragon
- Buzz Books - Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
- Magazine Stories - Thomas, Percy and the Dragon!
In Other Languages
|Norwegian||Thomas, Percy og dragen||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Spanish||Thomas, Percy y el Dragon||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Welsh||Tomos, Pyrsi a'r Ddraig||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Japanese||トーマスとパーシーとりゅう||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|German||Der rätselhafte Drachen||The Enigmatic Dragon|
|Slovenian||Tomaž Poldi in Zmaj||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Polish||Tomek, Piotrek i Smok||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Finnish||Tuomas, Pekka ja Lohikäärme||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Czech||Tomáš, Percy a Drak||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Italian||Thomas, Percy e il Drago||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Dutch||Thomas, Percy en de draak||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Hungarian||Thomas, Percy és a sárkány||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Russian||Томас, Перси и дракон||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Ukrainian||Томас, Персі і Дракон||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Chinese||托马斯 培西和龙||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Romanian||Thomas, Percy și Dragonul||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Slovak||Thomas, Percy a čínsky drak||Thomas, Percy and the Chinese Dragon|
|Swedish||Thomas, Percy och dragen||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Danish||Thomas, Percy og dragen||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|Thai||เพอร์ซีเจอมังกรไฟ||Percy Met the Fire Dragon|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Thomas e Percy e o dragão chinês||Thomas, Percy and the Chinese Dragon|
|Korean||토마스와 퍼시와 용||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
|French||Thomas, Pierre et le Dragon||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon|
Home Media Releases
|<< Season 2||Season 3||Season 4 >>|
|#01||A Scarf for Percy||#10||The Trouble with Mud||#19||One Good Turn|
|#02||Percy's Promise||#11||No Joke for James||#20||Tender Engines|
|#03||Time for Trouble||#12||Thomas, Percy and the Post Train||#21||Escape|
|#04||Gordon and the Famous Visitor||#13||Trust Thomas||#22||Oliver Owns Up|
|#06||Thomas Gets Bumped||#15||Toby's Tightrope||#24||Heroes|
|#07||Thomas, Percy and the Dragon||#16||Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party||#25||Percy, James and the Fruitful Day|
|#08||Diesel Does it Again||#17||Buzz, Buzz||#26||Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure|
|#09||Henry's Forest||#18||All at Sea||Canceled:||Gordon Goes Foreign||