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“Why are all the children cheering?"
"They're cheering for you!”
―Thomas and Percy

Too Hot for Thomas is the twenty-fifth episode of the eighth series.

Plot

It is a hot summer day and James and Toby are taking children to the beach. While Thomas wants to take children as well, he becomes stuck with the job of helping the ice cream factory produce more ice cream; it is very hot at the beach and the ice cream lady has run out. Thomas is disappointed, but his driver assures him that if they work quickly, there might still be children to take. So Thomas rushes off to collect the ingredients.

Thomas collects the cream tanker safely and makes his way to Farmer McColl's farm. Along the way, he has to stop at an intersection to let James' passenger train by. Thomas wonders why James gets to take children while he cannot. He soon arrives at the farm, where one of his trucks are loaded with strawberries. He thanks the workmen and sets off for Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory.

Determined to get his jobs done, Thomas puffs as fast as he can. However, he is going so fast, and the signalmen forget to set the points. The points send him onto another line, much to his disdain. Now he must wait for Toby and Henrietta to pass by, pulling even more children. This makes Thomas cross and more determined than ever.

At the chocolate factory, the workmen load another truck with cocoa powder. Thomas tries to set off, but the shunter has yet to release the truck's brakes. Thomas puffs so hard that he breaks the coupling, sending cocoa powder everywhere. Thomas is upset; he is sure that he will not be able to take the children. It takes even longer to clear up the mess, and once the shunter releases the brakes, Thomas sets off.

At the ice cream factory, Thomas is dismayed when the manager asks him to take the ice cream once it is ready. However, when he arrives at the beach, everyone cheers at his arrival. Thomas is very confused, and Percy explains that they have been waiting for their ice cream. Soon, all the children have their ice cream, bringing a smile to Thomas' smokebox, despite him missing out on the job he originally wanted to do. The Fat Controller is there, too, and congratulates Thomas for being really useful.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-second episode of the eighth series.
  • A deleted scene from Thomas Gets it Right is used.
  • In The Complete Series 8 DVD and other television broadcasts, the music at the end is omitted.

Goofs

  • During the close up of Thomas' driver, the raspberry syrup tanker is not visible and the tree behind him is also much smaller.
  • In the widescreen version when Thomas has to stop for James, James magically appeared due to the fade effect.
  • When Thomas moves his truck of cocoa powder forward after wheel-slipping, he slows down before the powder explodes.
  • When the points switch back to Thomas' line, a skinny copper rod is moving off-screen.
  • When Thomas pulls into Seaside Halt, one of the children is missing a mouth.
  • The narrator says that the workmen filled Thomas' trucks with strawberries, but only one truck was filled.
  • Due to stock footage being used when Thomas lets off steam before chuffing back to the junction, he is pulling a grey van instead of a blue truck.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

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Language Title
Catalan Calorós D'estiu Dia
Chinese 托马斯灼热的一天
Croatian Vrući dan za Tomicu
Czech Příliš Horko na Tomáše
Danish En Varm Dag
Dutch Een Zomer Dag
Finnish Kuumana Kesäpäivänä Tuomas
French Thomas et la Chaleur de L'été
German Alle Warten auf Thomas
Hungarian Thomas és a Fagylalt
Italian Thomas e Gelato
Japanese トーマスにはあつすぎる
Korean 아이스크림 배달하기
Norwegian For Hett for Thomas
Polish Zbyt Gorąco dla Tomka
Portuguese Calor Demais Para Thomas
Romanian Prea Cald Pentru Thomas
Russian Жарковато для Томаса
Slovak Príliš Teplo na Thomasa
Spanish Demasiado Calor Para Thomas
Swedish Thomas i Hetluften
Thai โธมัสร้อนใจ

Home Media Releases

UK

DVD Packs

AUS

  • The Complete Series 8

DVD Boxsets

US

  • It's Great to be an Engine! (Direct-to-Home Video)

DVD Boxsets

DK

NOR/SWE

FIN

ROM

DVD Packs

CZ

SPN

DVD Boxsets

GER

MYS

NL

POL

HUN

DVD Boxsets

JPN

THA


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