Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends (1984) Episode Scripts

N/A - Hector the Horrid!

The island of Sodor is surrounded by beautiful blue sea.
It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches.
There are rivers, streams and trees where birds sing.
There are windmills and a coal mine and docks where visitors to the island arrive.
The island also has lots of railway lines.
Who's that puffing down the track? It's Thomas! Hello, Thomas! Hello, everybody! Welcome to the island of Sodor.
Thomas the Tank Engine enjoys shunting troublesome trucks.
He can biff them harder and faster than any other engine.
It's one of his favourite jobs.
One morning, the Fat Controller had an announcement.
"James and Edward must take deliveries of coal," he boomed.
"Thomas, you must shunt and fill trucks at the coaling plant.
"James and Edward, you must collect them.
" Thomas was very pleased.
Just then, Bill and Ben chuffed by.
Between them was a big, black truck.
It was bashing the little engines.
"What are you two doing?" Tooted Thomas.
Bill and Ben told him they were delivering the truck to the coaling plant.
"Two engines to deliver one truck?" Asked Thomas.
"Because he doesn't like to be shunted!" chuffed Ben.
"His name is Hector," huffed Bill.
"But we call him Hector the Horrid!" Bill and Ben chuffed slowly away with Hector.
"He looks troublesome," huffed James.
"Troublesome trucks don't worry me," boasted Thomas.
"I could biff him firmly into place.
" Later, Thomas chuffed into the coaling plant.
And there was Hector.
The other trucks giggled and laughed.
"Big, bad, strong and solid, that truck's name is Hector Horrid," they sang.
Thomas puffed closer.
"Keep away!" roared Hector.
"Bill and Ben were right," thought Thomas, "Hector is scary and horrid!" Thomas decided to keep away.
Thomas spent the morning shunting the other trucks and filling them with coal.
All the time, Thomas could feel Hector watching him.
The plant manager came to see Thomas.
"We need an extra-large delivery," he said.
"So Rosie is coming to help you.
" "You must shunt and fill Hector, then add him to James' train," he told Thomas.
Later, Rosie puffed into the yard.
She saw Hector.
"Do we have to shunt and fill that big truck, Thomas?" she asked sweetly.
"Yes," puffed Thomas.
"But he doesn't want to be shunted! His name is" Before Thomas could finish, Hector opened his mouth and let out the biggest roar ever! "Keep away!" he bellowed.
Rosie was so surprised that she shook from funnel to footplate.
And she steamed out of the yard! This made Thomas cross.
Hector had bashed Bill and Ben, he had shouted at Thomas, and he had frightened Rosie so much that she had puffed away.
The extra delivery would never be ready! Thomas had had enough! He puffed bravely in front of Hector and gave him a mighty biff! Hector rolled backwards.
He was very cross.
"Keep away!" he roared.
"I won't!" tooted Thomas crossly.
"You are causing confusion and delay! You really are horrid!" Then with one mighty biff, Thomas sent Hector rolling backwards into a set of buffers.
Hector crashed off the track! Thomas felt very bad! He hadn't meant to knock Hector over! Thomas puffed up to Hector.
Hector lay on his side looking very sad.
Now Hector didn't seem so horrid.
"I'm sorry I biffed you so hard.
But why don't you want to be shunted?" "Because I'm scared," moaned Hector.
"Why?" asked Thomas.
"I'm a new truck," he groaned.
"And I haven't been filled with coal before.
"I don't know what it feels like.
" "That's why I didn't want to be shunted.
" Thomas was surprised.
Later, Rocky and the workmen arrived and lifted Hector back onto the tracks.
Thomas wanted to help Hector.
"Sometimes I'm scared when I do something new," he chuffed, "but coal isn't scary!" Hector watched as Thomas rolled under the coal hopper.
Black, dusty coal poured into Thomas' coal box.
"When the dust settled, Hector saw that Thomas was smiling.
"See? It's not scary," tooted Thomas.
Hector was excited.
"I'd like to be filled with coal, too," he rumbled.
"We must hurry," puffed Thomas.
Thomas pulled Hector under the coal hopper.
Hector was quickly filled with coal.
It felt wonderful! Then Thomas shunted Hector into place, just in time.
James and Edward puffed into the yard.
They saw their waiting trains.
James was very surprised to see Hector at the back.
"Well done, Thomas!" snorted James.
The trains were coupled up.
James and Edward puffed away for their deliveries.
They were surprised to hear Thomas whistle, "Good luck!" But the whistle wasn't for them! It was Thomas tooting to his new friend, Hector the Not Horrid At All!