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“Mole hills! Hundreds of them! It looks like a giant currant bun (chocolate chip cookie in the US dub), only green!”

Thomas and the Moles, originally titled Buster 1, Moles 0 is the eighth episode of Jack and the Sodor Construction Company. It was released on the DVD Thomas' Trusty Friends.


Thomas and the Pack have been sent to the football field to clear debris from the car park after a bad storm, but there is no work for Buster and he feels left out. However, when the work is complete, Miss Jenny discovers mole hills on the field and sends Thomas to pick up Buster to flatten the mole hills, which he does successfully.




  • A working title or the original title for this episode was Buster 1, Moles 0, although that title is listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
  • Stock footage from the seventh series episode, Toby's Windmill is used. In the first shot, Toby's eye movement is different and he hits the fallen fence.
  • When Buster is flattening the mole hills, some of the same scenes are used twice. However, some are mirrored.
  • One of the miniature moles (production made) was sold to the Coffey Man Preservation from the Prop Gallery.
  • The miniature model of the football coach is owned by Twitter user IsaacM6991.
  • This was the only Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode of several things:
    • The only episode written by Jan Needle.
    • The only episode where Toby appears, using stock footage.
    • The only episode where Percy appears, but does not speak.
  • This is the only instance of real life anthropomorphic animals in the show's history. The moles also bear a slight resemblance to Molecom the Mole from Roary the Racing Car, a fellow British HiT Entertainment television series.
  • The moles have two lines in the US dub. Them being "He's good, very good." and "Do it again!" The latter was spoken for replacing the "Hmmm.."s in the UK dub.
  • In the UK dub, Buster says that the ground looks like a giant currant bun. In the US Narration, he says it looks like a giant chocolate chip cookie.


  • In the shots with Kelly, Monty and Buster, Buster's eyes are wonky.
  • When Buster watches Kelly, Monty and Miss Jenny leave the yard, he appears to have a piece of tape on his front.
  • When Thomas is outside the football ground, there is one piece of track making it look like he is on the grass.
  • The US Dub uses "Car Park" instead of "Parking Lot".

In Other Languages

Language Title
Dutch Thomas en de Moles
German Thomas und die Maulwürfe

Home Media Releases


UK DVD Boxsets

US DVD Boxsets

AUS DVD Boxsets

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