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“Not so loud, Percy! You scared Seagull!”

Percy's New Friends is the fourth episode of the fifteenth series.


Percy is not busy and wants to have fun, so he heads to the docks. Once there he asks Emily, Salty, and Thomas to play with him, but they are all too busy. Then, Percy witnesses a seagull land on Cranky's crane arm. Cranky tells Percy that it is his friend Seagull. This gives Percy an idea; he decides that he wants to make friends with some animals. He thinks the best way to do this is to make a lot of noise.

When Percy arrives at the woods, he spots a rabbit next to the line. Percy asks the rabbit to be his friend and whistles loudly. This startles the little rabbit who hops away, much to Percy's disappointment. Further into the woods, Percy spots a couple of squirrels. Again, he blows his whistle and the squirrels bound up a tree. Puffing out of the woods, Percy spots a bird perched on a signal. Percy blows his whistle once again and the bird flies down the track. Percy chases it until it flies out to sea.

Then Gordon thunders by pulling the express and scares Percy. When Thomas arrives, Percy explains that, because he is small and quiet, he is startled by loud noises. This makes Percy realise that the animals are much smaller than he is and are probably afraid of him. Percy returns to the woods where he sees the bird on the rails ahead. Percy slows down and asks the bird, quietly, to be his friend. The bird jumps up onto Percy's buffer and they slowly set off. Soon, Percy spots the pair of squirrels. He slows down and apologises to them and they hop onto Percy's bufferbeam. Finally, he meets up with the rabbit again and asks him to be his friend. The rabbit then hops onto Percy and they all set off for Tidmouth Sheds.

At Tidmouth Sheds, the engines are concerned as Percy has not returned. Just then, Percy puffs in and Thomas asks Percy who the animals are. Percy proudly announces that they are his new friends.





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  • An instrumental version of Percy's theme by Robert Hartshorne is heard.
  • A shortened version of the episode re-dubbed by Mark Moraghan was uploaded to the show's official page on the PBS Kids website.
  • This is the first episode written by Gerard Foster.
  • This episode marks Salty and Cranky’s only speaking roles in the fifteenth series.
  • This is the first episode since the ninth series episode Saving Edward that the Coastal Cliffs are seen.


  • When Percy heads back for the woods, he is going backwards. However, when he is puffing through the woods, he is going forwards.
  • When Percy puffs up to the rabbit the second time, his piston rods are not placed properly.
  • Stanley can be seen heading onto the main line just seconds before James goes by on the same track.


In Other Languages

Language Title
Arabic الأصدقاء الجــدد
Azerbaijani Persinin yeni dostları
Brazilian Portuguese Os Novos Amigos de Percy
Catalan Els amics nous d'en Percy
Chinese Mandarin 培西的新朋友
Czech Percyho novi kamaradi
Finnish Pekan Uusia Ystäviä
French Percy se fait des amis
German Percys neue Freunde
Hebrew החברים החדשים של פרסי
Hungarian Percy új barátai
Italian I Nuovi Amici di Percy
Japanese パーシーのあたらしいともだち
Korean 퍼시의 새 친구들 (dub)
퍼시의 새 친구 (subtitles)
Latin American Spanish Los Nuevos Amigos de Percy
Norwegian Percys nye venner
Polish Nowi Przyjaciele Piotrka
Portuguese Os Novos Amigos do Percy
Romanian Noii Prieteni ai lui Percy
Russian Новые приятели (Original)
Новые друзья Перси (Alternate)
Spanish Los Nuevos Amigos de Percy

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