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“I thought friends help each other, but they were all too busy to help me."
"That's because they were helping me!”
―Toby and Henry

Toby's Afternoon Off is the eighth episode of the tenth season.


Toby has finished all of his jobs and is looking forward to visiting the farm when the Fat Controller asks him to do some odd jobs. Toby's first job is to shunt some trucks. He asks Mavis for help, but she is too busy. Then Toby has to take some trucks to the depot. He asks Thomas for assistance, but he is running late and has no time to help. Finally, Toby has to help Cranky with some cargo and asks Salty to share the workload, but Salty is busy delivering a piston rod. Luckily, the ship has been caught in rough seas and will not arrive until the next morning, leaving Toby time to visit the farm. On the way back, however, he meets Henry, who told him that he had broken down and Mavis, Thomas, and Salty were all helping with his passengers and repairs. Toby feels ashamed for thinking they were being unkind and offers to take Henry's coaches home.




  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Tar Tankers since the fifth season episode, Make Someone Happy.
  • This episode marks Mavis' only appearance and Cranky's only speaking role in the tenth season.


  • Mavis is said to 'puff' and then 'steam' past Toby, but she is a diesel engine.
  • In widescreen, when Toby says "And I thought they were my friends," you can see that Salty stops at the end of the set.
  • The narrator says Toby had to shunt trucks to the coal depot, but he was already there.
  • When Mavis leaves the yards, Toby is much closer to the tar tankers than he was in the previous and the next two shots.
  • When Toby stops next to Cranky, his steam platform can be seen on the track.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Danish Toby Holder Fri Toby Keeps Free
Norwegian Tobys Fridag Toby's Day Off
Swedish Toby Eftermiddag Toby's Afternoon
Portuguese A Tarde Livre de Toby The Afternoon of Toby
Spanish La Tarde Libre de Toby Toby's Free Afternoon
French Le Libre Après-Midi de Toby Toby's Afternoon Off
Dutch Toby's Vrije Middag Toby's Free Afternoon
German Tobys Freier Nachmittag Toby's Free Afternoon
Hungarian Baráti Segítség Friendship Help
Italian Il Pomeriggio Libero di Toby Toby's Afternoon Off
Catalan Le Lliure Tarda Toby Toby's Afternoon Off
Finnish Topin Vapaa Iltapäivä Toby's Free Afternoon
Romanian Dupăamiaza Liberă a lui Toby At Toby's Afternoon
Czech Tobyho volné odpoledne Toby's Afternoon
Slovak Tobyho Voľné Popoludnie Toby's Free Afternoon
Polish Wolne Popołudnie Tobika Toby's Free Afternoon
Croatian Bruno ima Slobodno Popodne Toby Has a Free Afternoon
Japanese トビーのごごのおやすみ Toby's Afternoon Off
Russian Выходной Тоби Output Toby
Greek O απόγευμα The Afternoon
Chinese 托比的下午休假 Toby's Afternoon Break
Korean 우리는 친구 We Are Your Friends
Thai บ่ายวันว่างของโทบี้ Toby's Afternoon Snack

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