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Hooray for Thomas
Three Cheers for Thomas, retitled Hooray for Thomas in American releases, is the twenty-sixth episode of the seventh season.
It's the annual Sports Day and Bertie challenges Thomas to a race to the venue. Thomas manages to stay in front until the Fat Controller asks Thomas to get the medals for him - they have been left in his office. As a "thank you" for collecting all the medals, Thomas gets a medal all to himself.
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- James (cameo)
- Trevor (cameo)
- Butch (cameo)
- Tiger Moth (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)
- Farmer Trotter (cameo)
- Nancy (cameo)
- Harvey (deleted scene)
- Stock footage from James and the Red Balloon, Make Someone Happy, It's Only Snow, Percy Gets it Right, James and the Queen of Sodor, and Bulgy Rides Again is used.
- A London, Midland, and Scottish Railway poster is seen at Maithwaite.
- This is the second time Thomas and Bertie have a race.
- This is the last episode of the classic series.
- This is the last episode to be narrated by Håkan Mohede in Sweden, Tommy Kenter in Denmark and the last episode until Hero of the Rails that Tatá Guarnieri narrated for Brazil.
- This was the last episode to be directed by David Mitton, the last produced by Phil Fehrle, the last to have music composed by Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell, the last made by Gullane Entertainment, and the last with Peter Urie as executive producer. It is Britt Allcroft's final episode as creative consultant and the final episode to have her involved in production.
- An instrumental version of Let's Have a Race can be heard during Thomas and Bertie's race.
- The Danish title of this episode is "Hip Hooray for Thomas". In Welsh, it is called "Hip Hip Hurrah Thomas". In Japan, this episode is called "Thomas' Thursday or Metal Only for Thomas".
- After Thomas stops to pick up passengers, his siderods change position.
- In the rear shot of Trevor, the left wheels of his cart are not moving.
- Percy said he was taking the Fat Controller to the sports day, but when Thomas was stopped, the Fat Controller is seen in his car.
- Thomas and Bertie should have known better than to have another race.
- As Thomas races through Dryaw, a strange white object (presumably a film glitch) is seen as he goes off screen.
- When all the children surround Bertie, his right eye wonky.
- Because stock footage is used, James is pulling coaches in one scene, but a few scenes later, he is pulling a goods train.
- Thomas is racing Bertie to the station where Sports Day is being held, but for some reason Bertie races to Wellsworth instead.
- In the episode, there is a water tower right next to the shed that Thomas, Percy, and Bertie were at, but in a deleted scene with Harvey, the water has moved up and moved to the other side of the tracks.
- In Michael Angelis' remastered narration, when Thomas is given his medal, Percy's whistle sound is heard, but he is nowhere to be seen.