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The narrator said "Duncan's driver jumped clear", no mention of the fireman was made.
Duncan is the first engine to actually "fly" off the rails, since he actually goes up slightly before he plummets. When Diesel has his accident in "The World's Strongest Engine," he falls immediately.
This is the third time trucks have broken away on the Incline.
Duncan has his third (and probably most dangerous) accident in this episode. Also, this episode features his second on-screen accident.
When Baldwin narrated this episode, he gave Duncan a different voice than he did in Season 5.
When played in slow-motion, Duncan's wheel chasis appears to have come loose from the near upper-body work as he falls backwards off the cliff.
When Duncan and the trucks are pulled up the incline, they are coupled up, but when they fall in the muddy pond, they fall off the cliff one by one uncoupled.
As he is pulled up the incline, the narrator tells us Duncan's driver jumped clear. But in a shot a few seconds before this, his cab is clearly already empty.
In "Snow", the lines, if you were traveling downward from the incline, led to the chasm (if you went beyond the buffers) where the avalanche fell on Skarloey. In this episode however, the lines lead to a muddy pond instead!
And in Season 4, the lines curved to the right with no chasm or muddy pond in sight!
The Narrow Gauge Coaches no longer have faces from this episode and on.
When Duncan falls into the mud, look closely. You can see one of the trucks splattering mud on Duncan's face, but only a little under his mouth. However, when we get a
close-up of Duncan, just seconds afterward, he has the mud all over his mouth and buffers! And, when he been lifted out, he has mud spots all ove his face, not just near his mouth!
At the beginning of this episode, Michael Angelis says "Rusty, Rheneas and Skarloey chugged cheerfully through the Sodor countryside.", only Rusty and Rheneas look happy. Skarloey has his glum face on.
We are told several times in the episode that only four trucks are allowed up the incline, but in the episode "Trucks" about six or seven trucks go up with out any comment whatsoever!
At the end of the episode there is a piece of iron leaning on Skarloey's buffer beam.
Duncan: I'll show you how fast a really useful engine can work.
(Duncan then biffs four slate trucks together)
Duncan: Nothing to it!
Rusty: Those trucks will pay you back! Trucks don't like to be biffed.
Duncan: I can handle trucks.
Duncan: I'm a plain-speaking engine, so collect your trucks, and be quick about it!
Rheneas: Bossy boots!
Skarloey: Pushy puffer!
Duncan: I'll show that smelly diesel and those lazy steamers!
Driver: Careful. You're asking for trouble.
Narrator: And he got it!
Duncan: Glug, glug, glug. Bluggle my boiler!
Duncan: You're supposed to be helping me, but you're as slow as snails!
Rusty: We're proper engines. We follow the rules.
Rheneas: We can't send up more than 4 slate trucks at a time.
Duncan: Then work faster!
Both Baldwin and Angelis use their same "Help!" cries for Diesel in The World's Strongest Engine for Duncan in this episode.
Appearances by Duncan, Skarloey, Rheneas, Rusty, and the Fat Controller.
From this episode on until the Season 9 episode "Mighty Mac," there is no further interaction between the Skarloey Railway and the Fat Controller's engines.
A CGI overlay of smoke is used over Duncan's right side when he initially hits the mud.
Kate Buckland now takes over as Editor.
The name of the story is a play on "Dunkin' Donuts".
From this point onwards, the larger-scale models of the Narrow Gauge Engines are used permanently.
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