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“The Fat Controller/Sir Topham Hatt was right; delivering the coal is a very important job.”

Percy and the Funfair, retitled Percy and the Carnival in American releases, is the fourth episode of the tenth series.


Every year, the Fat Controller's funfair comes to Sodor much to the excitement of all of the children and engines, especially Percy. At Tidmouth Sheds, the Fat Controller gives the engines their jobs. Edward is to haul the carousel, Henry is to pull the roller coaster, Gordon is to take the fairground folk, Toby is to bring the bumper cars, Emily and James are to bring the Ferris wheel, and Thomas is to collect the fireworks and the Chinese Dragon. Percy is hopeful that he will be given a special job, but the Fat Controller tells him to deliver coal to all the coal bunkers on the railway.

Percy is disappointed; he thinks that delivering coal is not an important job at all. After collecting the coal trucks, Percy sets off with his deliveries. However, whilst waiting at a red signal by a school, Percy sees Edward and Toby pass by. Thinking that helping his friends is much more important, Percy leaves his coal trucks behind.

However, neither Toby nor Edward need Percy's help, nor do James, Emily, Gordon, Henry or Thomas. After trying to help his friends, Percy quickly remembers that he had not delivered any of the coal. To make matters worse, Emily and James have run out of it. Percy realises how wrong he was to abandon his job and rushes away to collect his coal trucks.

Very soon, thanks to Percy, the coal bunkers are refilled and all of the engines are on the move again. At last, the funfair is ready and Percy arrives there just as the entertainment begins. Now Percy knows that delivering the coal is a very important job.




  • This episode marks the first of several things:
  • In some rare photos, Toby's trucks are different colours.
  • Due to scenes on one particular set across the season being filmed in one go, during the scene of the engines at Tidmouth Sheds, the engines are in the same berths as in Thomas and the Colours.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Percy's depressed facemask.
  • During the end of the episode, an instrumental rendition of "Ain't We Got Fun" is heard.
  • Like Thomas Tries His Best, each member of the Steam Team have a specific job for the funfair:
    • Thomas - Pulling the fireworks and the Chinese Dragon.
    • Edward - Pulling the merry-go-round.
    • Henry - Pulling the roller coaster.
    • Gordon - Taking the fairground folks to the fair.
    • James - Pulling the Ferris wheel with Emily.
    • Percy - Delivering coal to the stations.
    • Toby - Pulling the bumper cars.
    • Emily - Pulling the Ferris wheel with James.


  • In the UK dub, Michael Angelis says, "Toby was pulling flatbeds of bumper cars", but he was actually pulling open wagons.
  • When Percy heads to the coaling plant, he passes a red signal.
  • When Percy arrives at the funfair, he is seen to Henry's right which is where Toby was earlier.
  • When Edward passes Percy, Henry's theme plays instead of Edward's.
  • When James says "There's no coal at the stations" his right (viewers' left) lamp iron is oversized, and his dome has a paint scratch.
  • Before Percy goes up to James who ran out of coal, he is on the outer track. But when he pulls up next to him, he is on the middle track.
  • In the Latin American Spanish dub, after James' line "There's no coal at the stations," James is mistakenly referred as Henry.


In Other Languages

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Brazilian Portuguese Percy e o Parque de Diversões
Chinese Mandarin 培西和游乐园
Croatian Pero i lunapark
Czech Percy a pouť
Danish Percy og tivoliet
Dutch Percy en de kermis
Finnish Pekka ja Huvipuisto
German Percy und der Jahrmarkt
Hungarian A Legfontosabb Feladat
Italian Percy e il Luna Park
Japanese パーシーといどうゆうえんち
Korean 오늘만 사장님
Norwegian Percy og tivoliet
Polish Piotrek i Wesołe Miasteczko
Portuguese Percy e a Feira Popular
Romanian Percy și Parcul de Distracții
Russian Перси и ярмарка развлечений
Spanish Percy y la Feria
Swedish Percy och Tivolit
Turkish Percy ve Karnaval

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