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"Why are all the children cheering?"
"They're cheering for you!
— Thomas and Percy
Too Hot for Thomas

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


Paul Larson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

October 24th,
2004 (UK)
November 27th,
2004 (US)
September 15th,
2006 (JPN)
December 3rd,
2006 (AUS)

Previous episode

Chickens to School

Next episode

Percy and the Magic

Too Hot for Thomas is the twenty-fifth episode of the eighth season.


It is a hot summer day and James and Toby are taking children to the beach. Thomas wants to help, but he has to deliver ingredients to the ice cream factory first, which he finds unfair. On his way, he is made late by James crossing the intersection and having to wait for Toby to pass when he gets diverted into a siding. Trying to catch up with the priority that is still in his mind, Thomas attempts to leave the chocolate factory before the shunter can take off one of the trucks' brakes, but only breaks a coupling and cocoa blasts everywhere from the pressure. Once Thomas' truck is refilled, he sets off and thinks he can take some children to the seaside. But an unfair catch comes into his work again; the ice cream factory manager asks him to wait for the ice cream to be finished and take it to the beach. When Thomas arrives, the children cheer for Thomas because he delivered the ice cream. Despite not being able to deliver the passengers, Sir Topham Hatt tells Thomas that he is a Really Useful Engine and this makes Thomas very happy.




  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-second episode of the eighth season.
  • A deleted scene from Thomas Gets it Right is used.


  • In the close up of Thomas' driver, the raspberry tanker is not visible and the tree behind him is also much smaller.
  • When Thomas moves his truck of cocoa powder forward after wheel-slipping, he slows down before the powder explodes.
  • When the points switch back to Thomas' line, a skinny copper rod is moving off-screen.
  • When Thomas pulls into Seaside Halt, one of the children is missing a mouth.
  • The narrator says that the workmen filled Thomas' trucks with strawberries, but only one truck was filled.
  • When Thomas lets off steam before chuffing back to the signal, Thomas is pulling a grey van instead of a blue truck.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Hungarian Thomas és a fagylalt Thomas and Ice Cream
Italian Thomas e Gelato Thomas and Ice Cream
Finnish Kuumana kesäpäivänä Tuomas A Hot Summer's Day for Thomas
Spanish Demasiado calor para Thomas Too Hot for Thomas
Croatian Vrući dan za Tomicu A Hot Day for Thomas
Norwegian For hett for Thomas Too Hot for Thomas
German Alle warten auf Thomas Everyone is waiting for Thomas
Danish En varm dag A Warm Day
French Thomas et la chaleur de l'été Thomas and the Heat of the Summer
Japanese トーマスにはあつすぎる Too Hot for Thomas
Russian Жарковато для Томаса Too Hot for Thomas
Polish Zbyt gorąco dla Tomka Too Hot for Thomas
Portuguese Calor Demais para Thomas Too Hot for Thomas
Romanian Prea Cald Pentru Thomas Too Hot for Thomas
Czech Příliš horko na Tomáše Too Hot for Thomas
Slovak Príliš teplo na Thomasa Too Hot for Thomas
Chinese 托马斯灼热的一天 Thomas' Scorching Day
Korean 아이스크림 배달하기 Ice Cream Delivery
Swedish Thomas i hetluften Thomas in Hot Air
Thai โธมัสร้อนใจ Thomas is Anxious

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