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Thomas Comes to Breakfast renamed as Thomas Comes to Breakfast and Other Thomas Adventures (re-released as Pop Goes the Diesel in 2009) is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD featuring two first series episodes and six second series episodes narrated by George Carlin. This is distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1998 and 2000 and was released on DVD in 2006 and 2009 with a song included. It was released as The Earliest Adventures of Thomas for Brazilian audiences and was released as The Visit of Thomas in 2008 for Latin American audiences.


PEEP! PEEP! Thomas, Duck, Sir Topham Hatt and their friends have learned many lessons about behaving well together. They have selected their favorite stories to create this collection about the importance of good behavior.

Come along as Thomas shows off and finds himself an unwelcome guest in the stationmaster's house. See what happens when Diesel decides to make trouble between Duck and the other engines, and when Gordon tries sabotage -- and gets more than he bargained for! Climb aboard for these exciting tales from the Island of Sodor.



  1. Thomas Comes to Breakfast (Vol. 3)
  2. Pop Goes the Diesel (Vol. 5)
  3. Diesel's Devious Deed (Vol. 5)
  4. A Close Shave for Duck (Vol. 5)
  5. Gordon Takes a Dip (Vol. 5)
  6. Double Trouble (Vol. 4)
  7. A Cow on the Line (Vol. 4)
  8. Trouble in the Shed (Vol. 3)


  1. An Unexpected Visit
  2. Misbehavior
  3. Intrigue of Diesel
  4. An Unexpected Visitor
  5. Gordon, the Saboteur
  6. A Double Dose of Confusion
  7. The Accident of Edward
  8. The Strike

Latin America

  1. Thomas' Visit
  2. Diesel Gives the Note
  3. Diesel's Plot
  4. A Close Shave for Duck
  5. Gordon's Plan
  6. Double Trouble
  7. Edward's Accident
  8. A Problem for Sir Topham Hatt

Song (DVD only)

Bonus Features


  • On the back cover of the 2000 VHS and both DVD releases, the image of Henry on the bridge is mirrored.
  • The KMart exclusive version of this VHS was released with each episode having their own individual opening and closing credits, as well as UK titles with US narrations, some of the second series episodes have the same end credits taken from Duck Takes Charge.
  • This VHS/DVD was awarded a 1999 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Inc. award.
  • The audio overlaps on one version of the 1998 VHS.
  • This is the first VHS release captioned by The Caption Center (now known as Media Access Group at WGBH).
  • The 2006 DVD was released along with Thomas and the Really Brave Engines and Other Adventures as one of the first DVDs captioned by JR Media Services Inc. since Steamies vs. Diesels.
  • On the front cover of the 2009 release, an image from The World's Strongest Engine is used.
  • In the Brazilian DVD, the episodes can be viewed in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  • The Starz version does not feature any nameboards, includes different title cards and gives A Close Shave for Duck its UK title.
  • On the front cover of the DVD and 2000 VHS release, an image from the third series episode, Trust Thomas is used and the front cover of the 2006 DVD uses a photo of Thomas from the seventh series episode, James and the Queen of Sodor.
  • On the back cover of the original VHS release, an image from Percy Takes the Plunge is used.
  • In the 2009 release, when selecting James' Connect the Dots, a faint whistle can be heard.


  • On the front cover of the original release, Tidmouth's canopy roof is missing.
  • On the KMart exclusive version, there is a slight glitch during the scene when Gordon's driver wakes up Gordon to take the special goods train. This is not present in other releases.
  • On the front cover and disc artwork of the 2006 DVD, the rails leading away from the jetty are not edited out properly.
  • The Starz version calls Double Trouble "Double Take."

DVD Packs


MEX/Latin America