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- “Whoo! Look at me! I'm a ghost!”
- ―Sir Handel
Thomas and the Big Bang is the tenth episode of the eleventh season.
Thomas is very cheeky. He enjoys playing with his friends, like playing hide and peep with Percy or when James spins on the turntable. Despite his playfulness, he always works and gets the job done.
One day, Thomas gets a new whistle fitted, and he whistles it everywhere he goes. Mr. Percival makes Thomas do a job, which was to fill his trucks with bricks, flour and timber with the help of the narrow gauge engines. Thomas is really excited about this job that he blows his new whistle loudly, and scaring Rheneas, which makes the little engine knock his trucks of pilings. Skarloey and Sir Handel finds this very funny. The engines decide to scare Rusty next.
Rusty is pulling trucks full of bricks when the plan falls into place. Thomas whistles loudly and Rusty knocks his trucks, getting covered in red brick dust from the bricks.
The engines decide to scare Sir Handel, who is pulling flour trucks. The engines hide in The Wharf's Transfer station, and they all peep at him. Sir Handel bashes his trucks and gets covered in flour. Despite all the fun, nobody is doing any work.
Thomas now decides to scare Peter Sam. He is pulling a flatbed of timber. After the engines whistle at him, he pushes his flatbed so hard, the timber crashes through some oil drums and splashes into the canal.
Mr. Percival arrives, and is furious when he finds that there is a huge mess of bricks and flour, and that the timber is in the canal and that none of Thomas' trucks had been loaded. Thomas, seeing the error of his ways, works to get everything in order, getting everything in his trucks before teatime.
Thomas however plays one last trick on Mr. Percival and hides his trucks. When Mr. Percival does arrive, he asks where the trucks are. Thomas reveals the trucks filled with bricks, flour and timber. Mr. Percival laughs and declares that Thomas is "a very funny engine."
- Sir Handel
- Mr. Percival
- James (does not speak)
- Percy (does not speak)
- Skarloey (does not speak)
- Rheneas (does not speak)
- Peter Sam (does not speak)
- Gordon (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- The Storyteller (cameo)
- This is the third occasion in which James has spun on a turntable. The first was in Tenders and Turntables and the second in Buzz, Buzz.
- When Rusty says "You look like a ghost!" the footage is sped up.
- The title is a reference to "The Big Bang," a phenomenon that occurred billions of years ago that is believed to have created the universe.
- This is the only eleventh season episode featuring the narrow gauge engines not featured on Engines and Escapades.
- Going by production order, this is the nineteenth episode of the eleventh season.
- The narrator says that Rusty steamed around the wharf, but Rusty is a diesel.
- Peter Sam is wearing Duncan's happy face at the end.
- The narrator says that the little engines blew their whistles, but Rusty has a horn.
- When Peter Sam derails, he crashes through the buffers and is off the track, but in the next scene, the rails continue to the edge of the wharf.
In Other Languages
|Spanish||Thomas y la Gran Explosión / Thomas y el Gran Susto||Thomas and the Great Explosion / Thomas and the Great Fright|
|German||Die neue Dampf-Pfeife||The New Steam-pipe|
|Finnish||Tuomas Pulassa||Thomas in Trouble|
|Norwegian||Thomas og det store smellet||Thomas and the Big Bang|
|Japanese||トーマスのドッキリ!!さくせん||Thomas' Surprise Plan|
|Portuguese||Thomas e o Grande Susto||Thomas and the Big Scare|
|Hungarian||Thomas és a nagy durranás||Thomas and the Big Bang|
|Romanian||Thomas și Bubuitura||Thomas and the Bang|
|Polish||Tomek i Wielkie Żarty||Thomas and Great Jokes|
|Czech||Tomáš a velká rána||Thomas and the Big Blow|
|Slovak||Thomas a veľká rana||Thomas and the Big Blow|
|Danish||Thomas laver ballade||Thomas Makes Trouble|
|Swedish||Thomas på skojhumör||Thomas in a Funny Mood|
|Thai||โธมัสกับเสียงหวูดอันใหม่||Thomas Whistle with a New One|
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