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to think that Thomas the Tank Engine should be sent to the smelter's yard?

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WorriedMummy73 Sun 10-Feb-13 23:09:28

I watched the original episodes with my youngest brother when he was little. And we bought the original series 1 for DS (now 8). He was really into Thomas and now ds2 (age 4) is too. He's had the latest film for three Christmases in a row and I really feel that Thomas has become a sanctimonious little turd who causes problems which then take over a bloody hour to sort out!

Case in point - the one with the sodding Jobi wood. Fat Controller says the most useful engine will get to collect the wood. So Diesel says he will be the most useful. Thomas - 'oh no, only steamies can be really useful'. Cue Diesel trying to prove he's really useful, failing miserably, Thomas saves the day. Which, if he'd been a bit more sensitive in the first place, he wouldn't have had to do.

Case in point 2 - two new engines arrive on Sodor. Thomas (obviously, because every other engine is fecking useless compare to him) is chosen to show them around. Goes off to do so, blatantly bins off Percy (best friend) in the process, Percy falls in with a bad lot (diesels again - and how camp is Diesel 10?) and tragedy ensues.

Am I the only one thinking that for the hero of the show he's a bit of a shit?

Disclaimer: this is not a serious post. I am not for one second really suggesting that an engine be sent to the smelters yard or otherwise punished. I don't need to be told 'it's only a kids show' or that 'I'm taking it far too seriously'. Am now awaiting the first person to tell me that they feel sorry for my children smile

KatoPotato Mon 11-Feb-13 12:22:24

As DH says 'They're always at their WORK!'

HarrietSchulenberg Mon 11-Feb-13 23:29:09

Thanks Compo's Hat. I know most of them were saved. My dad spent the rest of my childhood dragging me off to far flung corners of the UK to visit them in their various states of restoration. Sounds like you might have had a similar childhood to mine!

I can tell my A4 Pacifics from my Castles at 50 yards!

NeedsABigCar Mon 11-Feb-13 23:33:07

Thomas is a wanker. <gets distracted by wondering how a steam train could possibly wank> I hate hate hate him.

The best train is the little red train. He doesn't have a face and he doesn't fucking talk.

INeedThatForkOff Mon 11-Feb-13 23:38:24

Oh and as for Mike the bastard Knight, he needs to be on the wring end of a jousting pole as well angry Horrid little fucker.

INeedThatForkOff Mon 11-Feb-13 23:38:50

wrong end, obvs.

ComposHat Tue 12-Feb-13 00:25:04

I can tell my A4 Pacifics from my Castles at 50 yards

Harriet a woman typing those words makes me almost want to weep with joy.

MortenHasNiceShirts Tue 12-Feb-13 01:50:34

I refer you all to this video at 2:20.

I mean. How is that going to produce a tasty lunch? And what's being whipped in the pan?

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