Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Season 6 Episode 18

Percy's Chocolate Crunch

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Jan 29, 2003 on ITV

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  • Percy and chocolate. OH NO!

    This episode was one of the best this season. There was a water shortage on the island of sodor. It has reduced the engines' privileges to one washdown a day. This makes Percy rather upset. However, despite the dirty conditions of the railway, he tries to work cooperatively with the Troublesome Trucks. And of course, they only make things worse. Percy is pushed under a coal chute (right as the operator starts pouring the coal), and gusts of wind from Harold the Helicopter's rotor sends piles of ashes flying...right onto Percy! To help cope with the frustration, Percy takes some sugar vans that must be delivered to the Mr. Jolly's chocolate factory. He approaches the factory on the sloped tracks that go up to the loading and delivery dock, which are coated with oil from a leaky freight car. Percy applies his brakes, but the oil makes him skid past the dock and right into the factory wall! There are a series of gloops and splats from the heart of the factory, and Percy pops out the other end, covered in chocolate! He is brought back to the sheds on a flatcar, and surprises the engines. They all poke fun at him and his "tasteful" appearance, but Sir Topham Hatt does just the opposite; he praises Percy for working hard, rewarding him with his washdown, and a new coat of paint!