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“🎵Percy's been put upon, put upon, put upon, Percy's been put upon. Poor old Percy!🎵 (UK Version Only - Tee hee hee hee hee!)
"Percy is being put upon. I am, I am, I am!”
―Annie, Clarabel, and Percy

Put Upon Percy is the ninth episode of the fifth series.


One day, Percy puffs into the yards, feeling "put upon." He tells Thomas, who is at first confused as to what Percy means, but believes it is a silly saying. However, Annie and Clarabel sing about it. Later that day, he is sent to collect metal from the foundry, coal from the coal yards, flour from the mills, rocks from the quarries and fuel from the depot, all of which he then has to deliver to the Docks. After, he collects empty trucks, who tease him about being dirty and want Thomas or Duck instead; Percy just ignores them. When he returns to the sheds, Percy is exhausted, but the other engines are quite unsympathetic towards him and laugh at his misfortune. However, Sir Topham Hatt silences the others and tells Percy to get a good night's rest, as he has done a good day's work.

The next day, Percy brings some trucks to the coal mine, and when he gets to the mineshaft, the foreman tells his driver some trucks have become stuck on a piece of mining equipment and Percy is asked to give them a good push to get them moving again. Percy puffs back to a large canvas barrier, which is used to protect the track from loose rocks, and charges the trucks. However, he pushes the trucks too hard. The runaway trucks break free, but they run out of control into the mine and soon crash into a support beam, derailing them and causing the mine to collapse. The mine is evacuated, but Percy is too late to get to safety and has to make a run for it. Unfortunately, the shaking causes a rockslide, and the track Percy is on begins to crumble. However, he remembers the canvas barrier and takes refuge underneath it just before it is buried under the rubble.

Percy and his crew are alright, but the miners do not realise that, and they immediately set for a rescue. Thomas and Duck arrive with the Breakdown Train to free him, after which Sir Topham Hatt rewards Percy for his bravery by sending him to be cleaned and repainted at the works. After he returns, Thomas apologises for teasing him, and remarks that Percy was certainly put upon by the rockslide. Percy agrees, but smiles at his new paint, and states he does not mind that being put upon him.




  • The face of S.C. Ruffey appears on the front truck of the runaway train in the mine.
  • A scrap model of Thomas can be seen at the scrapyard. Same with a scrapped cab roof from Thomas at the entrance to the mine, along with a wheel set from the Dyson lorry's flatbed from Sleeping Beauty.
  • 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 drivers standing next to the engines are positioned the same, James' tender is tilted the same and he, Gordon and Henry have the same faces and are in the same berths as in the previous episode.
  • In the scenes where Annie and Clarabel tease Percy and when Percy shunts back to the canvas barrier, music is heard in the US and international narrations; this is absent in the UK narration.
  • Annie and Clarabel's song about Percy is a different tune between the US and UK versions.
  • The three berth garage and a scrap OBB boxcar from TUGS appear in the episode.
  • A Märklin BR 80 chassis was used to push trucks along in this episode.
  • In a deleted scene, Percy is shown in the landslide buried in coal. According to the events in the final episode, that scene would be impossible, seeing as the canvas barrier would prevent Percy from being covered in the coal himself.


  • When Percy is collecting goods to take to Brendam Docks, he collects twelve trucks. However, when he gets to Brendam, there are only ten trucks in his train.
  • When Percy reverses into the shed, James' tender is tilted.
  • When Percy reverses to bump the trucks, he only reverses a few metres to the canvas barrier. When the mine collapses, he reverses further than before and takes refuge behind the barrier.
  • When the trucks run free in the mine, it is clearly seen that they reach the end, as light from the end of the tunnel can be seen, but in the next shot they are still running through the mine.
  • Before the trucks crash, the tracks that they are on are broken.
  • In the shot of Percy shunting at the coaling plant, a buffer stop is on top of a pile of soil.
  • When Percy enters the yard at the beginning of the episode, his eyes are wonky.
  • When Percy is shown as the mine is collapsing, his face appears crooked.
  • When the narrator says "Then there was trouble again," a set of wheels can be seen pushing the runaway trucks along.
  • When Percy speaks to Thomas at the end, Clarabel is facing the wrong way.
  • When Percy is talking to Thomas at the end of the episode, you can see the filming equipment in Thomas's pupils.


Trucks: Who's this dirty little engine? We want Thomas or Duck!
Percy: Put upon. Put upon. That's who I am!

Thomas: We can see what's been put upon you.
The Fat Controller: Silence. Percy, you've done a good day's work. Now get a good night's rest.
Percy: Yes, Sir. Thank you, Sir.

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Chinese 培西的提名
Danish Sat på Percy
Dutch Percy Wordt Opgejaagd
Finnish Pekka kaivoksessa
German Immer auf Percy
Greek Βάλτε Κατά Τζέρι
Hungarian Percy-n Túl Sok a Teher
Italian Percy e' sfruttata
Japanese ゆうかんなパーシー
Korean 일벌레 퍼시
Norwegian Modige Percy
Polish Zawalony Piotrek
Portuguese Colocar em Cima Percy
Romanian Percy se Simte Exploatat
Russian Перси нагрузили
Slovak Vložil na Percyho
Slovenian Kaj Vse se Zgrne na Poldija
Spanish La Exigencia de Percy
Swedish Percy och Överfallen
Thai เหมืองถล่มทับเพอร์ซี
Welsh Gormod o Waith

Merchandise Percy and Search Cars ​(discontinued)​

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