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“It's the One-eyed Truck!”
―Monty

Percy's Scary Tale, originally titled Scaredy, Scaredy, is the fourth episode of Jack and the Sodor Construction Company. It was released on the US DVD On Site with Thomas and Other Adventures.

Plot

Percy has been sent to work with Alfie on Halloween night. Percy is glad to be working with Alfie on Halloween, as both are small and green. Alfie was on a night job mending the roads at Maithwaite forest. During a break, Kelly decides to tell everyone a scary story about a one-eyed truck. Percy and Alfie hope that the story is not too scary, as neither one of them like to be scared. Max and Monty then complain that "it's just a story." Jack finds this insulting, so he shushes them. With that, Kelly begins to tell the story.

After Kelly finished telling the story, The Pack went back to work. But Max and Monty give Alfie and Percy a fright. Jack is furious and tells them to leave Percy and Alfie alone, but they just laughed. Later, after teasing everyone about the story, Max and Monty are sent to dump some dirt. But on there way to the forest, Max and Monty get scared themselves. Then they hear an owl hooting and a fox barking which frightened them both. But when they arrived at the dump, they hear a whistle, and see a light thinking it is the one-eyed truck. They hastily dump their loads, and run away in fright, but soon feel silly when they realise it was Thomas. Percy is happy to see his best friend, and Thomas explains that Sir Topham Hatt sent him to bring up more trucks. Everyone has a good laugh about it.

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Trivia

  • A wide screen version of this episode had only been shown on Virgin Media on Demand UK until the episode was released on Thomas' Trusty Friends for digital download on 8th May 2017.
  • This is the first appearance of Percy's gauge 3.5 model, that was made during the fifth series, but was never used in said series until this episode. Like with Thomas gauge 3.5 model, Percy's model has some noticeable differences in its appearance compared to prior episodes.
  • For a time, this episode was only released in the UK on a promotional DVD along with Jack Owns Up. It was released on Thomas' Trusty Friends exclusively for digital download.
  • The working title for this episode was going to be Scaredy, Scaredy, although that title is listed on the Virgin TV Anytime website.
  • This is the only Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode to not feature Miss Jenny.

Goofs

  • Despite the title, Kelly told the scary tale instead of Percy.
  • When Max and Monty wondered about the scary noises in the US narration, Monty and the narrator swapped their voices.
  • In the British narration, when Thomas puffs beside Percy, the American term "freight cars" is used.
  • Alfie is said to have chuffed, but he is an excavator and his fuel type is diesel.

Home Media Releases

UK

US

DVD Boxsets


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