This is the second time the "William Tell Overture" piece is heard.
The Jet Engine's switch can already be seen in the "on" position before Cranky hits it with his hook.
The Jet Engine itself is hollowed out like a water pipe; in the close-up of the machine running out of fuel, you can see the red tank on the other side through the rocket engine nozzle.
When the Fat Controller tells Thomas to collect the Jet Engine and when he tells Percy what a Jet Engine is, look at his hat and shoulder and you can see loads of crew member fingerprints!
Alicia Botti posters can be seen at the end of the episode when Gordon leaves.
In one of the scenes when Thomas is chasing up to Gordon (before the Gordon close-up in which Gordon says "I am the fastest."), when Gordon's last Express coach reveals Thomas, you can see that Thomas is not moving, but a few seconds later, he suddenly starts chasing up to Gordon.
Thomas is seen running past a fixed frame shot of the watermill!
In the shot of the Jet Engine starting up, you can see some barrels and crates on the ground next to it, but in the next shot of the Jet Engine after Cranky says, "Uh-Oh" the barrels and crates appear to have moved slightly.
A close-up shot of people (including the Fat Controller's mother) watching in awe at Lower Tidmouth station as Thomas flashes by shows them all huddled closely together but the long-shot just before that shows there to be less people standing on the platform and they are also spread further apart from one another.
In the shot at Knapford when Thomas says "But being reliable and really useful is.", look at the track he is on; notice how if you look at the background you can see what I can only call a cut-off point where the track simply ends.
When Thomas puffed into the Harbour, he was on the middle line, but how then could Thomas have been coupled to the truck with the Jet Engine so quickly? Then Cranky moves his arm knocking the switch, and after that, the chain is magically removed. It's either a case of poor editing or not enough shots filmed to make the scene make more sense, that's all I can say.
Cranky has his "Uh-oh" face on when we see the long-shot of him as Thomas comes into the harbour.
In the shot of the girder bridge, the left-most track leads to the distant background shrubbery.
Just after Bertie says "Want a race Thomas?", look closely as to where the lines head off to from the direction Thomas comes from; they lead to nowhere but the bushes, particularly the left-most track (from our point of view).
The same piece of footage is used when the narrator says "But Thomas couldn't stop." and "Thomas had never been so excited."
Once again, when we see the point-of-view shot of Thomas running alongside Gordon, you can clearly tell that the tracks up ahead lead to nowhere but the bushes. However, the line Gordon is on appears to bypass the bushes and go on further.
At the end of the episode, the close-up of Percy appears to show that his left buffer has a bit of excess on the bottom of it. To add to that, in the same shot, the girl in pink in the background for some reason appears to be about to board Percy's train – which comprises of vans!
Gordon: I am the fastest.
Percy: Gordon doesn't have to go as fast as a jet engine! He's a steam engine!
James: But he's still full of hot air!
Gordon's Driver: You've broken the record again.
James: Speed isn't everything.
Thomas: But being reliable and useful is.
Gordon: You slow engines will never understand, because you'll never go as fast as me!
Thomas: Oh_______h boy!
Thomas: Hi Gordon! Bye Gordon!
Bertie: Want a race, Thomas?!
(Thomas whooshes by.)
Bertie: Never mind.
Thomas: Hurry up! This is a SPECIAL Special!
Appearances by Thomas, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Bertie, Cranky and the Fat Controller.
Footage from "Gordon Takes A Tumble" is used.
Before Thomas overtakes Gordon, a small section of Gordon's theme tune can be heard.
In America, this episode is called "Thomas & The Jet Engine".
This episode marks an important event - it has the most goofs, and 26 at that!
Cameos by Donald, Tiger Moth and Sir Topham Hatt's mother.
One of the last 3 Baldwin-narrated episodes in America to be released.
First (and only) appearance of the Jet Engine.
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