Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! (TV Series 1984– ) Poster


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Followed by 

Version of 

Edited into 

Thomas & Friends: James Learns a Lesson (1990) (Video)
compilation of episodes
Storytime with Thomas (1999) (TV Series)
Older episodes of the show are used in this spin-off.
Thomas & Friends: New Friends for Thomas & Other Adventures (2004) (Short)
compilation of episodes
Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard! (2013) (Video)
compilation of episodes
Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine (2013) (Video)
compilation of episodes
Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way (2013) (Video)
compilation of episodes


Shining Time Station (1989) (TV Series)
Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales (1996) (TV Series)
Storytime with Thomas (1999) (TV Series)
Episodes that were the new to American audiences were showcased here.
Jack and the Sodor Construction Company (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
characters first appeared on this show
Thomas and My Little Pony (2014) (TV Series)
Characters appear.

Referenced in 

Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 October 1984 (1984) (TV Episode)
Subject matter; Creator in the studio along with Starr who narrates
Cool It: Episode #2.1 (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil Cool
Aspel & Company: Episode #5.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Michael says to Ringo, "You've got a lot of new fans with Thomas the Tank Engine".
Only Fools and Horses: Miami Twice (Oh to Be in England) (1991) (TV Episode)
Damien and Rodneys bedroom has Thomas the Tank Engine Wallpaper
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Oh no, It's Thomas the Tank."
Home and Away: Episode #1.1081 (1992) (TV Episode)
Alf mentions he knows the book off by heart having read it to Duncan so many times
Take Off with T. Bag: Shangri-La (1992) (TV Episode)
T.Bag mentions Thomas the Tank Engine
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Maybe Thomas the Tank Engine will come to save the day."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This happened on 'Thomas the Tank Engine' one time."
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Books and toys seen in the toy store that Paul Kersey gets the soccer ball from.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I'll bet they're gonna pistol-whip Thomas the Tank Engine."
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Thomas the Tank Engine toy is in Danny's room.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Sir Topham Hatt's evil brother."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: Is she singing the Thomas the Tank Engine theme?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Hey, it's Thomas the Tank Spaceship.
Heartburn Hotel: Blood (1998) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
ER: Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee (1999) (TV Episode)
toy seen
The Office: The Quiz (2001) (TV Episode)
David tries to impersonate Ringo Starr as the narrater of this show
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) (TV Special)
A small toy Thomas train appears
Six Feet Under: Making Love Work (2003) (TV Episode)
"Thomas the Tank Engine" mentioned
Love Actually (2003)
A Thomas the Tank Engine ad is seen on a bus
The Mighty Boosh: Bollo (2004) (TV Episode)
The theme tune is played to replace another song about a train.
8 Out of 10 Cats: Episode #1.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Debra Stephenson.
Doogal (2006)
During the race, Zeebad refers to Train as "Thomas the Tank Engine".
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jonathon talks about playing someone at the Queen's birthday party and how he's been cast as the Fat Controller from this show, a still from the show appears on the screen behind him.
Little Children (2006)
Aaron and his dad play with toy trains from this show
After Thomas (2006) (TV Movie)
Kyle's favourite series on TV and name of his dog.
Room 101: Episode #11.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Fred Claus (2007)
A Thomas the Tank toy can be seen at Santa's workshop.
Law & Order: Bottomless (2008) (TV Episode)
Derek Cahill's son has a toy of the title character.
Weeds: The Love Circle Overlap (2008) (TV Episode)
Nancy mentions a Thomas Train
Third Rate Gamer Show: E3 2009 Recap and the Lion King GENESIS Review (2009) (TV Episode)
A picture of Thomas is shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (2009) (Video)
Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt from the show appear
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Toys & Games"
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Worst Robot Masters (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig describes Charge Man as the "pissed-off cousin of Thomas".
The Simpsons: Postcards from the Wedge (2010) (TV Episode)
Bart says that the subway is "like a Thomas the Tank Engine we can go inside."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.153 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "The 4 Beatles"
The Big Bang Theory: The Irish Pub Formulation (2010) (TV Episode)
Raj buys Sheldon a talking Thomas the Tank Engine toy.
Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Arcade Fire (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Denzel Washington (Jay Pharoah) in the "Unstoppable" trailer
30 Rock: College (2010) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions his voice being used for Thomas the Tank Engine. Alec Baldwin was one of the narrators on the show.
Bob Brick (2010) (Short)
Grim 1 is a more twisted version of Thomas
Smosh: Rejected Videos (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas the Tank Engine toy seen
AniMat's Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat felt there would be a cameo of Thomas.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Little Engine That Could (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas talks about his show
Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) (TV Episode)
"My lips move just as much as Thomas the Tank Engine's."
Skins: Franky (2012) (TV Episode)
Thomas toy seen
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
The Critic admits never having seen the show
Dexter: Sunshine and Frosty Swirl (2012) (TV Episode)
Thomas toy seen
Dexter: Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dexter
The Simpsons: Hardly Kirk-ing (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among shows Satan's daughter watches
Admission (2013)
Referenced by Portia
Tosh.0: Nerf Dunker (30 For 30.0) (2013) (TV Episode)
Thomas covers seen
Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
"Even Thomas the Tank Engine moves his mouth more than he does."
Cinematic Excrement: The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2013) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings it up as a show Ken Viselman brought over to the U.S.
The Mole: Episode #6.16 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Erin during the Mole Express challenge.
QI: Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Stephen mentions Thomas the Tank Engine.
Honest Game Trailers: Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014) (TV Movie)
The Fat Controller is mentioned
Ant-Man (2015)
Ant-Man and Yellow Jacket shrink and battle in a Thomas the Tank Engine play set.
Mighty Med: Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med: Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Oliver thinks he reminds Bree of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Together: The Lovers (2015) (TV Episode)
Lesley calls Tom "Thomas the Tank Engine".
South Park: Sponsored Content (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy delivers Super School News on a Thomas the Tank Engine train.
Saturday Night Live: Matthew McConaughey/Adele (2015) (TV Episode)
Picture of Thomas shown and name mentioned during Town Hall Meeting sketch.
Honest Trailers: Ant-Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Thomas appears
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mark and the Chaser are asked a question about Percy's colour when they go head to head.
Ashens: Thomas and Friends Mystery Bag (2016) (TV Episode)
Mysery bags with toys based on the show are reviewed.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
"The Island of Sodor, no!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) (TV Episode)
"This must be Shining Time Station's military industriaul complex."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: At the Earth's Core (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow (while a train is on the screen): "I wonder if the conductor is Ringo Starr or George Carlin."
Loway and Mr. Hand: OH MY GOSH Ocean!!! (2017) (TV Episode)
Mr. Hand gets turned into a Thomas-like train.
SuperPigAlex: Samuel goes to Daycare (2017) (TV Episode)
toys appear.
Hard Quiz: Episode #2.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the four main topics.
Loway and Mr. Hand: Cartoons (2017) (TV Episode)
Thomas makes a cameo in the episode.
Honest Game Trailers: Mega Man (2017) (TV Episode)
'Thomas the Pain Engine'
Loway and Mr. Hand: The Time Machine (2017) (TV Episode)
the characters appear in the Future scene.
Loway and Mr. Hand: UnderGround Adventure (2017) (TV Episode)
Gordon and Diesel 10 appear.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Mister Dynamit (2017) (TV Episode)
A Thomas Engine is visible in the set
Paw Patrol and Thomas the Tank Engine Declared 'Fascist': Social Panic (2017) (Video)
Styx discusses the criticism of the TV series.
SuperPigAlex: Samuel Goes to Preschool (2018) (TV Episode)
Thomas appears.
Peter Rabbit (2018)
Peter feels bad for what he has done, and upon learning that Bea intends to leave Peter and his family, he and Benjamin head to London and finds Thomas at the store.
SuperPigAlex the Movie: Out of Plush City (2018)
Mr.Frank goes to The Island of Sodor.
Different Worlds: An Unfinished Theatre Project (2018) (Short)
Trixie has a toy of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Studio C: Episode #9.1 (2018) (TV Episode)
Matt: "Just call me Thomas, the Bank Engine."
Loway and Mr. Hand: Sorry We Are Closed (2018) (TV Episode)
Thomas The Tank Engine Yogurt appears.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: It's Not Ogre Yet (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Trolls: Infinity Strings (2019) (TV Episode)
"I prefer steam locomotives like Thomas."

Featured in 

The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Breakfast: Episode dated 11 June 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guests Christopher and Hilary Awdry.
Nostalgia Critic: Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic shows clips of the show and comments he never watched it as a kid.
Timeshift: The Joy of Sets: The Model Railway Story (2013) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
50 Greatest Kids Shows (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 34 in the Countdown
A Very SpaghettiBicycle Christmas Collab (2014) (Video)
Used in one of the remix segments.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sentient Vehicles of All Time (2015) (TV Episode)
Thomas the Tank Engine is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Shows from Britain (2016) (TV Episode)
"Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" is #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Bullied Animated Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Percy the Small Engine is #10.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ashton Kutcher/Mario Batali/Liam Payne (2017) (TV Episode)
Altered clip in the monologue
MsMojo: Top 10 Darkest Moments in Kids' Shows (2018) (TV Episode)
The moment in Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!: Stepney Gets Lost (1998) when Stepney nearly gets scrapped is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Female TV Characters Voiced by Men (2018) (TV Episode)
Dowager Hatt is #10.

Spoofed in 

Brødrene Dal og mysteriet med Karl XIIs gamasjer: Episode #1.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
A toy train is shown while music similar to the one on Thomas the Tank Engine is heard
Drawn Together: The Lemon AIDS Walk (2006) (TV Episode)
A train resembling Thomas is among the characters playing badminton against the Drawn Together team.
The Cleveland Show: Brown History Month (2010) (TV Episode)
"Uncle Thomas the Train Engine"
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Smosh: If Kids Shows Were Real (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas says "kill me"
Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine is a spoof of this show.
Dezul and Fwinds (2011) (TV Series)
Characters are spoofed.
American Dad!: Toy Whorey (2012) (TV Episode)
"Train" is a parody of Thomas The Tank Engine.
Robot Chicken: Hemlock Gin and Juice (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
The Simpsons: Bull-E (2015) (TV Episode)
Parody of Thomas seen
Loway and Mr. Hand: Mr.Hand the Blue Train (2017) (TV Episode)
the episode is a parody of "Thomas and Friends".
SuperPigAlex: Flooded (2018) (TV Episode)
the episode has a parody segment of the show.
Robot Chicken: We Don't See Much of That in 1940s America (2018) (TV Episode)
Parodied with The Girl on the Train.

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