Top 20 Thomas The Tank Engine Episodes

by TheIMDBEnthusiast | created - 14 Jul 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

I mean, it's a pretty underrated show. Obviously aimed more for kids than adults, but in the end, like Looney Tunes; it's overall demographic is timeless. Here are my twenty favourite episodes!

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1. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Edward's Exploit (1986)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Edward has trouble even starting up, earning scorn from James and Gordon, but his biggest problem is when he has to put all his strength and determination into finishing a journey through a storm that damages him.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Ringo Starr, George Carlin

Votes: 41

2. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Henry's Forest (1991)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Henry loves visiting the forest he, Toby, Terrence, and Trevor helped plant years before. But he is saddened when a storm destroys some of it, and neither Toby nor anybody else can figure out how to cheer him up.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 30

3. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Thomas, Terence and the Snow (1984)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Thomas meets Terence, a tractor, but doesn't see the point of his way of doing things. In the winter they meet again when Thomas purposely damages his snowplow then gets stuck in a drift.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Ringo Starr, George Carlin

Votes: 38

4. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: A Scarf for Percy (1991)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Percy wants a scarf to keep warm. He gets his wish when a prank backfires and a pair of the Fat Controller's trousers become tangled around his funnel.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 30

5. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: The Trouble with Mud (1991)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Gordon refuses to have himself cleaned every day since he only wishes to be on time, but lands himself in trouble when he sprays James with mud and loses some of his work for being dirty, so is forced to help him when he can't work alone.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 31

6. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: The Deputation (1986)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Donald and Douglas are well-loved especially since they're a big help in winter, but worry that they will be sent away and turned into scrap. Edward suggests someone should talk to the Fat Controller, and the hard job falls to Percy.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Ringo Starr, George Carlin

Votes: 29

7. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Down the Mine (1984)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Thomas still likes to tease Gordon for forcing himself into the ditch. When he disobediently decides to explore a mine past the Danger zone and falls, Gordon is called in to dig him out.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Ringo Starr, George Carlin

Votes: 36

8. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Bye George! (1998)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

George the Steamroller causes a great deal of trouble for the engines.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 19

9. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Haunted Henry (1998)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Henry believes that ghosts are haunting him while taking a late night goods train.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 19

10. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Bowled Out (1995)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A stuck-up diesel engine arrives in the yard. After he breaks down, Duck and Stepney step in to take his train. Afterwards, Stepney has to go back home.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 16

11. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: The Flying Kipper (1984)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Henry collides with a goods train while pulling "The Flying Kipper". The Fat Controller sends him to Crewe for repairs and he comes back with a new shape and a larger firebox meaning that he no longer needs special coal.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Ringo Starr, George Carlin

Votes: 52

12. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter (2003)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Percy is jealous and upset when Harold has to take his mail delivery because a signal is jammed, but Harold takes too much at once and crashes. Percy has to come to his rescue.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin, Michael Brandon

Votes: 14

13. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Thomas, Percy and the Squeak (2002)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Thomas is given the job of taking famous opera singer Alicia Botti to her concert, but she is not very impressed when she spies a mouse in Thomas' coaches.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 15

14. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Time for Trouble (1991)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

With work-schedules so busy, Gordon is ordered to take some time off and James is eager to replace him to show how fast and good he is. When Toby is stranded on his way for repairs, he has to trust James to help him.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 29

15. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Steam Roller (1995)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Sir Handel gets into a confrontation with a grumpy steamroller called George.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 22

16. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: James and the Trouble with Trees (1998)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Thomas is mad at James for boasting about his shiny new coat of paint.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 19

17. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Lady Hatt's Birthday Party (1998)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Sir Topham Hatt runs into bother on the way to his wife's birthday party.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 18

18. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry (2002)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Thomas discovers a rude old steam lorry named Elizabeth abandoned in an old shed.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 13

19. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: Rusty to the Rescue (1995)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Rusty hears that another engine is needed to help run his favorite line, he asks Douglas if he knows of any stranded in the scrapyard he saved Oliver from. Only diesels go there now, so Rusty ventures out and meets Stepney.

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 19

20. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )
Episode: You Can't Win (1994)

TV-Y | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Holidaymakers to the Island liked riding in Duke's special train "The Picnic". One evening though Duke feels unwell and has to be helped along by Stuart and Falcon. Stuart teases Duke about... See full summary »

Director: David Mitton | Stars: Michael Angelis, George Carlin

Votes: 23



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