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Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales
Created by Britt Allcroft
Written by Sean Kelly
Directed by Steve Wright
David Mitton
Starring George Carlin
Opening theme "Shining Time Station Theme"
Ending theme Thomas’ Anthem
Composer(s) Kevin Roth
Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) Britt Allcroft
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network PBS
Original release October 7 (1996-10-07) – November 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
Chronology
Related shows Shining Time Station

Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales was an American-Canadian spin-off series of Shining Time Station and Thomas & Friends that aired on PBS from October 7 to November 11, 1996. The plotlines, secondary to the five stories told by George Carlin in each episode, focused solely on Mr. Conductor alongside his dog, Missy and some goldfish. The stories were a mix of those not yet shown in any Shining Time Station episode (most of them being the Thomas series' fourth season episodes) and the previous episodes (such as "Percy's Ghostly Trick"). A music video was also included at the end of each episode. All the episodes of Mr. Conductor’s Thomas Tales were written by Sean Kelly.

Cast

  • George Carlin as Mr. Conductor
  • Missy the Dog as Herself
  • The Goldfish as Themselves

Episodes

1. Missing Whistles

Mr. Conductor loses his whistle and can't find it.

Stories:

  • Bulls Eyes
  • Train Stops Play
  • Percy's Ghostly Trick (Ghost Train)
  • Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  • Special Funnel
  • Really Useful Engine [music video]

2. Wildlife

Mr. Conductor has trouble with some animals in the forest.

Stories:

  • Four Little Engines
  • Trouble for Thomas (Thomas and the Trucks)
  • Toad Stands By
  • Thomas Saves the Day (Thomas and the Breakdown Train)
  • Rusty Helps Peter Sam (Trucks)
  • Toby [music video]

3. Wish You Were Here

Late one night, Mr. Conductor writes a letter to Kit Twofeathers, who is on a fishing trip with his Uncle Billy.

Stories:

  • Thomas, Percy and the Mail Train (Thomas, Percy and the Post Train)
  • Mind That Bike
  • Home at Last
  • Rock 'n' Roll
  • Thomas and the Special Letter
  • The Island Song [music video]

4. For the Birds

Following a nasty wind storm, Mr. Conductor wonders what he should do with the birds in preparation for a birdie concert.

Stories:

  • A Bad Day for Sir Handel
  • Steam Roller
  • Old Iron
  • Double Trouble (Thomas, Percy and the Coal)
  • Bowled Out
  • Don't Judge a Book By its Cover [music video]

5. Splish, Splash, Splosh

Mr. Conductor has trouble handling 40 train tickets.

Stories:

  • Passengers and Polish
  • Gallant Old Engine
  • Bertie's Chase
  • Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady
  • You Can't Win
  • Gone Fishing [music video]

6. Paint the Town Red

Mr. Conductor repaints his switch house door.

Stories:

  • Come Out, Henry! (The Sad Story of Henry)
  • Fish
  • Whistles and Sneezes
  • Henry and the Elephant
  • Bulldog
  • Let's Have a Race [music video]
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