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August 24th, 2002
Twin Trouble is the tenth episode of the sixth season.
Donald and Douglas are chuffing down the line with a goods train. Trevor struggles with a cart of hay, which gets stuck on a crossing and Donald runs into his hay cart, blaming Douglas. The twins refuse to speak to each other, and when The Fat Controller needs an engine to help Duck at the shunting yards, Donald jumps at the opportunity. At first, Donald enjoys working with Duck, but eventually, things start to go wrong. Meanwhile, Douglas is doing work on his own, and is beginning to miss Donald. One day, Donald is in a bad mood and not looking where he is going and falls into a ditch. Duck, knowing that he's not strong enough to get Donald back on the rails, hurries to get help from Douglas, and the Twins make up in the end and are glad to be back together.
- Donald and Douglas
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- Henry (cameo)
- Gordon (cameo)
- James (cameo)
- 'Arry or Bert (cameo)
- Jem Cole (cameo)
- Farmer Trotter (cameo)
- The plot has some similarities to the third season episode, One Good Turn.
- A Thomas annual released in 1998, also featured a story named Twin Trouble
- In the UK narration, Duck says "You don't have to have a row about who's sorry!" but in the US narration he says "Don't argue about who's sorry!"
- Scrap models of Thomas and Donald/Douglas are seen.
- In Denmark the episode is named "The Twins".
- When Trevor cries "Oh no!" the studio is reflected in his paintwork.
- In the close-up of Donald and Douglas' wheels sliding across the rails, a wire is hanging beneath Donald's cab. Later, when Douglas shunts just before Duck arrives, wire is hanging underneath him.
- In the shot from Donald approaching the cart, a third rail is visible to his left.
- When the cart is hit it is pushed aside and the hay is spilled, but in the next shot the hay is falling from the sky.
- Douglas' tender and the wellwagon behind him slightly bounces up after the collision. The latter derails too, so Douglas would not be able to puff up beside Donald.
- In the close-ups of Donald in the bushes, a small support props him up.
- A ball of fishing line is visible next to the track leading into the ditch just before Donald has his accident.
- A small bramble of weeds catches in Donald's wheels as he is pulled out of the ditch.
- In one shot, Donald is pulled out with his wheels off the track, but in the next shot of him, his wheels are on the track.
- Just before Donald falls into the ditch, tracks can be seen behind the buffers.
- Donald and Douglas act as though they have never worked apart and cannot work separated, but they have worked apart several times previously.
- In the American narration Alec Baldwin does not even attempt a Scottish accent for the twins' voices.
- There are normally two tracks in Knapford's goods shed, but in this episode, there is only one. It is also not normally open on both ends.
- A brakevan should have been added to Donald and Duck's train.
- When Donald says "I have work to do", Douglas' eyes are wonky.
- Donald: Thank you, and ... I'm sorry.
- Douglas: No! I am!
- Donald: No, I am!
- Duck: Stop arguing about who's sorry!