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“Don't forget the water!"
"Who cares?”
―Gordon warning Spencer

Gordon and Spencer is the twenty-third episode of the seventh series.

Plot

Gordon is feeling excited. Thomas asks him why, and Gordon gloats about the Fat Controller choosing him as the special engine for the visiting Duke and Duchess of Boxford. After Gordon has been washed and polished, he rushes away to meet the visitors, but on the way, he is diverted onto a siding. He is very upset about being late when a sleek silver engine passes by. Gordon is very surprised and wonders who he is.

When Gordon arrives at the shed, the engine is humming to himself. James explains that he is Spencer, the fastest engine in the world. Gordon scoffs at this, but is secretly impressed. Spencer explains that he is the Duke and Duchess' private engine and he takes them everywhere he goes. The Fat Controller arrives and says there will be a party for the visitors at Maron Station. James points out that Maron is far away over Gordon's Hill. Gordon advises Spencer to take on plenty of water" but Spencer rudely declines.

At Knapford, Spencer steams on his way. He shows the Duke and Duchess the Lighthouse, the Three Tier Bridge, and the Windmill, be he never stops to take on more water.

Thomas and Gordon are collecting passengers at Wellsworth when Spencer races by on his way to Maron. Gordon warns him one more time about the water, but Spencer rudely says "Who cares?" Thomas knows Spencer is going to be in trouble soon.

Thomas is right, as Spencer runs out of steam on Gordon's Hill. Spencer regrets not listening to Gordon now. The Fat Controller hears about Spencer's predicament and sends Gordon to his rescue.

When Gordon arrives at Wellsworth, the stationmaster informs his driver about Spencer. Gordon's driver encourages him to hurry up the hill. Gordon looks forward to seeing Spencer in his predicament. When Gordon arrives at the hill, he cannot help but tease Spencer about his mishap. Spencer makes up an excuse of a leaky tank. Gordon chuckles and switches over onto Spencer's track and is coupled up. Then they set off for the party.

Gordon pulls Spencer and his coach into Maron right on time, but Spencer is embarrassed. Thomas asks James what he thinks about Spencer now. James comments that Spencer has too much puff and not enough steam. The Fat Controller lauds Gordon about his achievements and says that he's the fastest engine on the island. Gordon proudly says that he already knows that.

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Trivia

Goofs

  • Henry is turned too quickly on the turntable between the shot of Gordon arriving at Tidmouth Sheds and Thomas' close-up after.
  • Because stock footage is used, Edward's whistle is shown instead of Gordon's when he whistles after coupling up to Spencer.
  • Spencer runs out of water, but still blows steam for a few more seconds.
  • When Spencer races past Thomas and Gordon at Wellsworth, he is heading west. Later however, when Gordon sets off to rescue him, he goes to the east and still catches up with Spencer.
  • When Gordon arrives at the shed, the lining on his piston is peeling off.
  • When the episode was broadcast on Nick Jr. in the UK, some descriptions misnamed the episode as Spencer's Mountain.
  • During the whole episode, a piece of Gordon's valve is missing.
  • In the first shots of Spencer at the sheds and the other ones, Emily's siderods change position.

Quotes

  • Gordon: Steaming pistons! Who's that?!
  • Thomas: He'll be in trouble soon.
  • Thomas: What do you think of Spencer now?
  • James: Too much puff and not enough steam!

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Chinese 高登和史宾赛
Danish Gordon og Spencer
Finnish Jori ja Santtu
Hungarian Gordon és Spencer
Italian Gordon e Spencer
Japanese ゴードンとスペンサー
Korean 뽐내지 마! (EBS)/뽐내지 마! 고든과 스펜서 (Adongmoonhak)
Polish Gabryś i Szymek
Romanian Gordon şi Spencer
Russian Гордон и Спенсер
Serbian Gordon i Spenser
Slovak Gordon a Spencer
Swedish Gordon och Spencer
Thai กอร์ดอนมาช่วยสเปนเซอร์
Welsh Gordon a Spensyr

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