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"We were here first!"
―'Arry and Bert

Victor Says Yes is the ninth episode of the fourteenth season.


It is a very busy day at the Steamworks. 'Arry and Bert are to have new valves fitted, Percy is waiting to have a new coat of paint applied, Edward has his broken boiler, and there are also trucks being repaired. Then, the Fat Controller and Gordon, who has blocked valves, arrive. Gordon needs to be repaired urgently as he is to take some children to Brendam to go on a boat trip. Victor promises to mend Gordon, despite there being no room at the Steamworks.

Next, Thomas arrives with a broken footplate. Victor knows that there is no room and no time to fix Thomas, but Victor is determined to be the best, so he agrees to fix Thomas too. Then, Emily arrives. She is to collect a very important visitor from Brendam Docks and wants her buffers polished. Victor knows that he doesn't have the room or the time to polish her buffers, but he wants to be really useful, so he allows her to stay and wait.

By now, the steamworks is packed with engines. Victor orders Gordon to chuff backwards, but his blocked valves shoot soot all over the Fat Controller's car as he returns to check on Gordon. The Fat Controller is very cross when he sees all the chaos. Victor apologises to the Fat Controller and promises to put everything right.

Victor starts to organise the engines. First, he gets the workmen to clear Gordon's valves, he tells Emily her buffers will be polished the next day, he tells Edward to wait his turn and promises to have his boiler fixed very soon, then he tells Percy he will be repainted soon, next he promises that 'Arry and Bert will be fixed straight after Gordon, and he asks Thomas to come back the following day.

Later, when Victor looks around the Steamworks, he sees that everything is under control and so does the Fat Controller when he returns. The Fat Controller calls Victor a really useful engine. Kevin asks Victor if he thinks he is really useful. Victor explains that they are both really useful together, despite Kevin's clumsiness when he drops another load, leaving the two of them to laugh about it.








  • When the Fat Controller brings Gordon to the Steamworks, Gordon's regulator is still open when he stops.
  • In some scenes of Victor moving and then stopping, his boiler wobbles.
  • The narrator says smoke comes out of Gordon's valves, but it is actually coming from his cylinders. However, smoke only travels through the chimney.
  • In the US narration, when Thomas first arrives at the Steamworks, he says "Sir Topham Hatt" but his mouth moves to say "the Fat Controller."



  • 'Arry: Hurry up with those valves!
  • Bert: We don't 'ave all day, you know!

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Victor übernimmt sich Victor Takes Up
Finnish Viktorin Työkiireet Victor is Busy
Japanese ビクターはおおいそがし Victor is Busy
Norwegian Victor sier alltid ja Victor Always Says Yes
French Victor n'a pas dit non Victor Did Not Say No
Welsh Victor yn dweud iawn Victor Says OK
Portuguese Victor Diz Sim Victor Says Yes
Polish Wiktor się Zgadza Victor is Right
Russian Виктор перестарался Overdone Victor
Spanish Victor Dice Sì Victor Says Yes
Czech Viktor toho moc naslibuje Victor's Much Promise
Turkish Victor Evet Diyor Victor Says Yes
Chinese 维多做主 Victor Shorts
Korean 거절 못하는 빅터 Victor Can't Refuse
Hungarian Viktor igent mond Victor Says Yes
Danish Victor siger ja Victor Says Yes
Romanian Victor Spune Da Victor Say Yes
Thai วิคเตอร์จัดให้ Victor Held
Swedish Victor säger ja Victor Says Yes
Indonesian Victor Berkata Ya Victor Says Yes
Italian Victor Dice Sì Victor Says Yes

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