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- "I want to fish!"
"Engines don't go fishing!"
- ―Thomas and James[src]
PlotAlong his branch line, Thomas often looks forward to the sight of the river, and the people that fish there. He often wants to stay and watch, but his driver decides against it, worrying what would happen if they fell behind schedule by stopping to fish. Whenever he meets another engine, he shares with them his desire to fish, but they all tell him that "engines don't go fishing." However, he unknowingly gets the chance when he finds the water tower at the junction out of order. Thomas is cross, but his crew decide to get water from the river.
The crew find a bucket and rope and hurry to the bridge. There, they lower the bucket down to the river, but unfortunately the bucket has five holes, and water leaks out fast, meaning that they have to hurry before the water drains out. The crew repeat this several times before at last Thomas' thirst is quenched.
Before long, Thomas develops a pain in his boiler. Steam rushes from his safety valve, and Thomas is alarmed that he may burst. The crew dampen the fire and struggle on to Ffarquhar. Annie and Clarabel are uncoupled and Thomas, still aching, is stopped in a siding as the guard phones an inspector and the Fat Controller. Workmen put signs saying "DANGER KEEP AWAY" all around Thomas. The inspector and the Fat Controller arrive, who consul Thomas of the situation. The driver explains what had happened, and the inspector concludes that the feed pipe is blocked.
The inspector looks inside Thomas' tank, he climbs down and asks the Fat Controller take a look in the tank as well. What the Fat Controller sees shocks him, and both agree that it was fish. They deduce that fish were collected in the bucket along with the water. Thomas' crew fish them out with instructions from the Fat Controller and afterwards have a meal of fish and chips. The Fat Controller asks if Thomas has learned his lesson, to which Thomas replies that he now understands why engines don't go fishing: "it's too uncomfortable."
- This episode is based on the story of the same name from The Railway Series book, Tank Engine Thomas Again.
- Stock footage from Thomas' Train and Thomas and the Trucks is used.
- This is the first episode to have the same title in both the US and the UK.
- The episode can be seen in a Japanese game, Magical Adventure.
- In the Welsh narration, only one of the "DANGER KEEP AWAY" signs is translated into Welsh, while the others remain printed in English.
- In one scene, Annie and Clarabel are facing the wrong way.
- Thomas' driver was said to have hung "DANGER" signs on Thomas' front and back, but they are propped in front of and beside him.
- The narrator says the bucket has five holes, but a close-up shot shows six holes on the bucket.
- When the bucket is lifted from the river, the water is shown to be brown and muddy. However, when the water is poured into Thomas's tank, the water appears to be clean.
- Thick pencil marks are visible on the "DANGER KEEP AWAY" signs.
- In the George Carlin narration, when the Fat Controller says "That was good!" Ringo Starr can be heard in the background very faintly.
- When the men are first seen with the "DANGER" signs, the red lining around Thomas' number is peeling away.
- Thomas is wearing Percy's tired face in four shots.
- In the restored version, studio equipment can be seen when Thomas says "Bother! I'm thirsty!" and when the Inspector looks inside Thomas' tank.
- When Thomas puffs on to the siding, steam continues to vent from the tracks even after he leaves, but in the next shot, it all disappears. Later, when the inspector clambers up to check Thomas' tanks, Thomas abruptly stops hissing steam, but when the inspector comes down, he is hissing steam again and once the Fat Controller climbs up, the steam vanishes. Then, when the Fat Controller asks Thomas' driver how the fish got there, the steam reappears. Throughout all of this, the hissing sound continues even when Thomas is not letting off steam.
- When Thomas is at Elsbridge, the siding usually seen at the water column is not there, except in the close-up of the out of order sign. When it is seen, it ends in the grass.
- There's a tiny hole in Thomas's smokebox when the inspector looks into his tank.
- Books - Thomas Goes Fishing
- Buzz Books - Thomas Goes Fishing
- Board Books - Thomas Goes Fishing
- Ladybird Books - Thomas Goes Fishing and James and the Troublesome Trucks
- Pop-Up Books - Thomas the Tank Engine Goes Fishing
- Activity Books - Thomas Goes Fishing
- Engine Adventures - Thomas
In Other Languages
|German||Thomas geht angeln||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Norwegian||Thomas på fisketur||Thomas On Fishing Trip|
|Welsh||Tomos yn Pysgota||Thomas Fishing|
|Japanese||トーマスとさかなつり||Thomas and Fishing|
|Italian||I trenini non vanno a pescare!||Engines don't go Fishing!|
|Finnish||Tuomas Veturi Kalassa||Thomas the Tank Engine is Fishing.|
|Hebrew||תומס הולך לדוג||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Croatian||Tomica ide u ribolov||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|French||Thomas va à la pêche||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Dutch||Thomas gaat Vissen||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Danish||Thomas på en fisketur||Thomas on a Fishing Trip|
|Chinese||托马斯去钓鱼||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Korean||물고기 소동||Fish Disturbance|
|Slovenian||Tomaž gre na ribolov||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Hungarian||Thomas Halászni Megy||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Czech||Tomáš na rybách||Thomas on Fish|
|Swedish||Thomas på fisketur||Thomas on Fishing Trip|
|Romanian||Thomas se duce la Pescuit||Thomas Goes to Fishing|
|Spanish||Thomas va de pesca||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Slovak||Thomas ide na rybačku||Thomas Goes for Fish|
|Polish||Tomek Jedzie na Ryby||Thomas Goes to Fish|
|Russian||Паровозы не ловят рыбу||Locomotives No Fish|
|Serbian||Tomas na pecanju||Thomas Fishing|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Thomas vai pescar||Thomas Goes Fishing|
|Thai||โธมัสอยากตกปลา||Thomas Wants Fishing|
Home Media Releases
|Season 1||Season 2 >>|
|#01||Thomas and Gordon||#10||James and the Express||#19||The Flying Kipper|
|#02||Edward and Gordon||#11||Thomas and the Guard||#20||Whistles and Sneezes|
|#03||The Sad Story of Henry||#12||Thomas Goes Fishing||#21||Toby and the Stout Gentleman|
|#04||Edward, Gordon and Henry||#13||Thomas, Terence and the Snow||#22||Thomas in Trouble|
|#05||Thomas' Train||#14||Thomas and Bertie||#23||Dirty Objects|
|#06||Thomas and the Trucks||#15||Tenders and Turntables||#24||Off the Rails|
|#07||Thomas and the Breakdown Train||#16||Trouble in the Shed||#25||Down the Mine|
|#08||James and the Coaches||#17||Percy Runs Away||#26||Thomas' Christmas Party|