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“Repair, Recycle, Reuse!”
―Reg

School of Duck is the eleventh episode of the twenty-second series.

Plot

After a storm destroys Harwick School, the children have to be brought by Daisy to Knapford for their lessons. Duck is keen to do the job, as Daisy does not want to because the children make messes, but he needs a coach.

He first takes Hannah, but Toby catches up with Duck and explains that he needs Hannah while Henrietta is at the Steamworks again. Duck continues his search but is unsuccessful; his Slip Coaches are being used by Edward, Emily is busy with her personal coaches, and Gordon refuses to loan him one of the express coaches. After searching all over Sodor, he finds Dexter, a rusty old restaurant coach, in an overgrown yard. Unfortunately, Dexter is too worn out to move and his axles break as Duck tries to pull him out. After remembering Reg's words "repair, recycle and reuse", Duck has an idea. He takes Judy and Jerome to collect Dexter and they have him placed on some bricks near the station, where the children restore him and convert him into a mobile classroom.

Characters

Locations

Voice cast

UK, AUS, NZ, MYS and ZA

US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon
  • Steven Kynman as Duck
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Teresa Gallagher as Judy
  • Tim Whitnall as Jerome and Reg
  • Lucy Montgomery as Hannah
  • Mark Moraghan as Dexter
  • Jessica Hann as a Child
  • Charlie Barnard as a Child
  • Mia Hope Gaywood as a Child
  • Holly Hazelton as a Child
  • Innis Robertson-Pinnell as a Child
  • Damon Denton-Snape as a Child

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the sixteenth episode of the twenty-second series.
  • This episode is a pun on the 2003 film and 2016 Nickelodeon television show, School of Rock.
  • Charlie Barnard, Jessica Hann, Holly Hazelton, Mia Hope Gaywood, Damon Denton-Snape, and Innis Robertson-Pinnell join the voice cast. Coincidently, Gaywood is the daughter of William Hope, who voices Edward and Toby in the US dub.
  • This is the first and only time Mark Moraghan voices a character in the series rather than providing narration.
  • In Dexter's fantasy scene, a Blue Mountain Quarry Dump Truck's wheels and Terence's caterpillar treads are used when he imagines himself with various other types of wheels.
  • Toby's line "Henrietta's at the Steamworks" was reused from the twenty-first series episode, Hasty Hannah.
  • The plot of this episode is similar to the Railway Series book, Thomas and Victoria and the fifth series episode, Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach.
  • This episode marks Judy, Jerome, Jack, Hannah, and the Slip Coaches' only appearances in the twenty-second series.
  • This episode marks the last of a few things:
    • Judy and Jerome's last speaking roles.
    • Hannah and the Slip Coaches' last appearances.
    • Duck's last starring role.
    • The last episode in which Jack appears but does not speak.
  • This episode marks the only appearances/occurrences:
    • Dexter's only appearance.
    • The only appearance of the river Hawin Ooyre.
  • This episode focuses on Goal #4: Quality Education and Goal #12: Responsible Consumption and Production as it was part of Mattel's partnership with the United Nations to promote 6 of the chosen Sustainable Development Goals.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing of this episode, it was paired with Trusty Trunky.

Goofs

  • Two cast members' surnames were misspelled in the UK end credits:
    • Holly Hazelton's is misspelled as "Hazleton".
    • Innis Robertson-Pinnell's is misspelled as "Robertson Purnell".
  • The workman moving the tree branch at Harwick is composited behind the footbridge.
  • When Duck brakes for Toby, no sound effect is heard when he puts on his brakes.
  • When Duck tries to pull Dexter out of his siding, his wheels do not spark before Dexter collapses.
  • When Thomas goes into Tidmouth Sheds, his steam cuts through the roof of the shed.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese A Escola do Duck
Czech Duckova škola
Danish Duck's skole
Dutch De School van Duck
Finnish Ankkasen kou-luhuolet
German Altes und Neues
Hebrew דאק וחבריו
Hungarian Kacsa iskola
Italian La Scuola di Duck
Japanese ダックのがっこう
Korean 잊지 말자, 재활용
Latin American Spanish La Escuela de Duck
Norwegian Ducks skole
Polish Szkoła Kaczora
Portuguese A Escola do Duck
Romanian Duck și sala de clasa
Russian Школа Дака
Serbian Dakova škola
Spanish El Vagón Escuela
Swedish Ducks skola
Turkish Duck ve Kuran'a Okulu
Vietnamese Trường học của những chú vịt

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