Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Season 1 Episode 14

Thomas & Bertie

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Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Oct 26, 1984 on ITV
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Thomas & Bertie
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Bertie the Bus challenges Thomas to a race, to see who can get to the end of the line first. Thomas faces obstacles such as stations, signals and a slow start, Bertie has bus stops and traffic lights - who will win?

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  • Thomas challenges Bertie to a historic race.

    9.5
    Probably the most remembered and known episode in Thomas & Friends history is this one as Thomas challenges a new friend, a bus named Bertie, to a race to Tidmouth Station. Thomas and Bertie both have to overcome their own unique obstacles, and eventually, Thomas picks up to full speed on the home stretch and beats Bertie by a wide margin. The two become great friends in one of my favorites of the first season.moreless
  • In order to prove his worth, Thomas challenges Bertie the bus to a race.

    9.4
    A fast paced and frantic episode, particularly for the first season. Though probably not as original as many think, the 1932 film "Number 17" featured a race between a bus and train quite similar to some aspects of this episode, it is entertaining none the less. The first episode to deal with a race and probably one of the best executed. The musical score is terrific as well. Undoubtably one of the more popular friendship themed episodes, as it has had more than its share of video releases throughout the years. A memorable and classic installment from a great family series.moreless
  • A phenominonical episode!

    9.9
    Bertie the Bus challenges Thomas to a race, to see who can get to the end of the line first. Thomas faces obstacles such as stations, signals and a slow start, Bertie has bus stops and traffic lights - who will win? A good episode, they made a song, like 2 or 3 sets based on this episode! Bertie needs to go on a diet or something like run on tracks, or even as he wanted to beat Thomas up that hill, he would need wings like an Airplane!!!! In the song it is mentioned. I give it a 10 and I would call it adventurous.moreless
  • The most popular and well known Episode in the World!

    9.8
    I love this episode!



    The bus that rescued Thomas' passengers in the previous episode (good contiunity by the way) finally meets with Thomas face to face. Thomas acts indifferent and the pair decide to race!



    So the pair race through the various parts of the island. Thomas gains the lead as Bertie has to wait at a level crossing but then Thomas has to stop at some stations and Bertie races ahead. but its the final moments where Bertie has to climb the hill whilst Thomas goes throught he hill via a tunnel.



    after this moment the pair become friends forever and Bertie becomes a rather popular reoccuring character!moreless
  • Probably the most famous episode

    9.6
    Thomas arrives at the bus station and finds a new bus called Bertie, who explains he was the one who helped him in the previous episode. The two start a heated arguement which results in a race. Annie and Clarabel urge Thomas on, but he doesn't need to as he rushes past Bertie at the crossing. He quickly collects his passengers and races along. At the next station, he's out of puff and stops. Bertie laughs at him and rushes away, but Thomas chases after. The race side by side but Thomas rushes into the tunnel and wins!



    In order to be a Thomas fan, you must love this episode. The ending leaves the air of more Thomas/Bertie episodes and it is plain out exciting. Oh, and Ringo, they do race again.moreless

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