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Bill and Ben are the first steam engines who do not have numbers.
It was said that the twins went away for more trucks, but when they return, they don't have any.
When the twins try to magic BoCo away, BoCo only looks at Ben and doesn't look at Bill at all.
The crew members' hands are seen on the top of the screen while Bill and Ben leaves the trucks.
This is the first episode to have footage sped up.
First time Bill & Ben argue with each other.
First time Bill & Ben's theme is played.
First time Boco's theme is played.
As Bill & Ben pull into the shed behind Boco's train, look at the left side of the shed to see what appears to be a soup can.
Some of the faces Boco has are actually Daisy's, but with the makeup removed.
Just before the twins pay Boco out and the narrator says Ben went forward, who was clearly on Boco's right, is on his left in the next shot.
One of the twins' Driver says, "We'll take away your names and numbers...". But the twins don't have numbers in the TV series like they did in 'The Railway Series'.
In George Carlin's version, he says "Bill pretended not to be frightened", but Starr's version says "Bill pretended to be frightened.". In the US version, when Bill pretends "not" to be frightened, he still pretends to be frightened.
When Edward arrived saying "Bill & Ben, Why are you Playing Here?", his bogey is seen derailed.
When the twins race through Wellsworth, when Ben rushes through, you can tell that the footage was sped up.
When Ringo says "Bill took his place" and Bill reverses, the track bounces up.
When Bill & Ben puff through Wellsworth Station look at the top of the screen to see a studio beam.
At the end of the episode, as the camera moves towards Boco you can see part of the studio reflected in his windows.
When the twins apologise to Boco, Edward is not beside Bill.
Edward: Bill and Ben, why are you playing here?
Bill: We're not playing!
Ben: We're rescuing our trucks! Even you don't take our trucks without asking, but this diseasel did.
Edward: There's no cause to be rude. This engine is a Metropolitan Vicar's Diesel Electric Type 2!
(the twins are surprised)
Bill: We're sorry, Mr.--er...
Boco: Never mind. Call me Boco. I'm sorry I didn't understand about the trucks.
Edward: That's all right, then. Now off you go, Bill and Ben. Fetch Boco's trucks, then you take this lot.
Edward: (about Bill and Ben) There's no real harm in them, but they're maddening at times.
Boco: "Maddening" is the word.
(after seeing that the trucks are gone, Bill and Ben's drivers examine an oil patch)
Drivers: That's diesel.
Bill: It's a what'll?!
Ben: A diseasel, I think. There's a notice about them in our shed: "Coughs and sneezles spread diseasels". You had a cough in your smoke box yesterday. It's your fault the diseasel came.
Bill: It isn't!
Ben: It is!
Drivers: Stop arguing, you two. Let's go and rescue our trucks.
Bill & Ben: But the diseasel will magic us away like the trucks!
Drivers: He won't "magic" us. We'll more likely "magic" him!
Boco: Stop! You're making me giddy!
(the twins gaze at him)
Boco: Are there 2 of you?
Bill & Ben: Yes! We're twins!
Boco: I might have known it!
Boco: Do you mind?
Bill: Yes, I do. I want my trucks please.
Boco: These are mine. Go away!
Bill: (pretends to be frightened) You're a big bully. You'll be sorry!
(he hides behind the trucks on the other side)
Appearances by Bill & Ben, Boco and Edward.
First appearance of the China Clay Works.
First debuted in America with George Carlin as the narrator.
Bill & Ben are properly introduced.
First appearance of Boco.
"Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men" was a 1950s children's TV programme, and doubtless gave the eponymous engines their names. The series was recently revived in 21st-century form using model animation rather than marionettes, and has become popular once again.
Bill & Ben: Coughs and sneezles spread diseasels.
This is based on a post-war slogan used by the British Ministry of Health:
"Coughs and sneezes spread diseases
Trap the germs in your handkerchief."
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