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"Well, they mended my tubes, but they didn't even look at my brakes, my gauges, my squeaky wheels..."
— Henry
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What's the Matter with Henry?
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

George Tarry

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 13th,
2003 (UK)
February 16th,
2004 (US)
October 19th,
2004 (AUS)

Previous episode

Edward's Brass
Band

Next episode

James and the
Queen of Sodor

What's the Matter with Henry? is the sixth episode of the seventh season.

Plot

Henry is feeling under the weather, but Thomas and Percy are skeptical and lie to a foreman that Henry has volunteered to take most of their trucks. Emily believes Henry and, when he loses water due to leaky tubes, she comes to the rescue while the ashamed tank engines are sent to do Henry's work. When Henry returns, however, he complains that the workmen did not check him good enough.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Mirrored stock footage from Henry and the Elephant is used.
  • This episode might have been filmed around Salty's Stormy Tale, as in an extended scene at the Docks, Salty passes the camera looking cross and Emily arrives a few seconds later looking sad. It may have also been filmed alongside Gordon and Spencer, as in that episode, Henry can be seen looking miserable at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Big Mickey from TUGS can be seen.

Goofs

  • Thomas and Henry leave Tidmouth Sheds within three seconds of each other, but the turntable does not work that fast.
  • Thomas and Percy leave before Henry, but he still manages to overtake them at some point. Later, when the two overtake him, Percy passes first.
  • When Henry, Percy, and Thomas are puffing to the coaling plant, when Henry arrives at the coaling plant, and when Henry grounds to a hault, the end of the set can be seen.
  • In the close-up of Thomas looking gloomy, fingerprints are visible on Henry's boiler.
  • When this episode was aired on television in the UK, a second "with" was added to the title.
  • In the episode, Henry's trucks do not have faces, but in rare pictures they do.
  • Henry has James' whistle sound when he leaves the sheds.
  • When the narrator says "...said Sir Topham Hatt sternly", Sir Topham Hatt is slightly smiling.
  • In a few shots, Thomas's brake pipe is crooked.

Quotes

  • Henry: My boiler's grumbling!
  • Thomas: Maybe it's grumbling at you!
  • Henry: That's not funny!

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese どうしたのヘンリー What's the Matter, Henry?
Danish Det syge lokomotiv The Sick Engine

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