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“Thomas and Rosie sitting in the tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!”
―Bill and Ben teasing Thomas

Rosie is Red is the twenty-second episode of the twenty-second series.


It is Valentine's Day on Sodor, which means more post for Percy to pull. Unfortunately, Diesel in playing his cruel jokes bumps Rosie's trucks full of roses which fall all over the docks. When Thomas attempts to stand up for Rosie against Diesel, he gets teased by Bill, Ben and Diesel for Rosie being Thomas' "special friend." Then Bill and Ben sang, “Thomas and Rosie sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.” Thomas then imagines him and Rosie kissing offscreen and becomes embarrassed and cross. This leads to Thomas distancing himself from Rosie and being unkind to her to stop himself from getting teased. Thomas was at the wash down when Rosie arrived, wanting to thank Thomas for sticking up for her. Thomas pretends not to remember because he does not want to be teased. This ends up embarrassing Rosie and he takes off, with Henrietta questioning this.

Thomas is later told by the Fat Controller to go to Ulfstead Castle to pick up some very important passengers, and to meet Rosie there. Then, he tells Rosie to take some vans to Vicarstown, where she will meet Thomas. The two do all it takes to avoid coming across each other. After having a conversation with Edward, Rosie went away fast and took the shunter’s pole before it could be taken away. Afterward, Gordon comes up to Thomas and teases him, telling him that Rosie is behind him. This shocks Thomas but luckily the signalman changed the points because Toby and Henrietta were in front of Thomas, who went onto a siding and he hides behind Toby and Henrietta, evading Rosie. When Thomas tells Henrietta about his problem, she convinces Thomas to not care about what the other engines think, and to talk about it with Rosie.

Thomas and Rosie later arrive at Vicarstown, and meet each other face-to-face. Thomas apologizes to Rosie for for how he acted, telling her that he does like her -- as a friend. Rosie happily states that she feels the same way. The Fat Controller finds Lady Hatt and declares his love for her. It is revealed what Rosie and Thomas were meant to do; he has a quartet of violin players play for her, and gives her a kitten and several flowers as presents. Inside of Rosie’s trucks, there were crates of roses. Inside of Annie and Clarabel windows were red and blue heart lights. This makes Thomas and Rosie very happy to be just friends and nothing more.




UK and AUS


  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon, Diesel and the Workmen
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie, Clarabel and Lady Hatt
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt and the Workmen


  • Going by production order, this is the tenth episode of the twenty-second series.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the first verse of the phrase, "Roses are Red."
  • This is the series' first Valentine's Day episode.
  • This marks the fourth time an engine is seen with an item in their mouth. In this case, Thomas caught a rose in his teeth, similar to a Flamenco dancer.
  • This marks Rosie's first leading role since the twelfth series episode, Rosie's Funfair Special.
  • This is the last episode to feature Percy without his Series 23 details.
  • This episode marks Henrietta's only speaking role and Lady and Dowager Hatt's only appearances in the twenty-second series.
  • This episode first aired in the UK on Valentine's Day 2019.


  • Right before Thomas leaves the washdown, his face is not rendered properly, as part of it is out of alignment with his smokebox.


  • Bill and Ben: Thomas and Rosie sitting in the tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Rosie is red, Thomas is blue, and my darling Lady Hatt, I love you.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese A Rosie é Vermelha
Chinese 罗西是红色的
Czech Rosie je červená
Danish Rosie er rød
Dutch Rosie is Rood
Finnish Roosa on punainen
German Valentinstag
Hungarian Vörös Rosie
Italian Rosie è Rossa
Japanese ロージーはあかい
Korean 좋은 친구, 로지
Norwegian Rosie er rød
Polish Czerwona Rózia
Portuguese A Rosie é Vermelha
Russian Просто друг
Spanish Rosie es Roja (LATAM)
Una Buena Amistad (SPN)
Swedish Rosie är röd

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