Post by Devious Diesel on Oct 13, 2018 14:29:37 GMT
THOMAS COMES TO BREAKFAST
Narrator: Thomas thought he was being clever, but really he was only moving because a careless cleaner had meddled with his controls. RIFF: Nah, I bet the cleaner did it on purpose to mess with him. Narrator: He tried to "wheeeeesh!", but he couldn't. He tried to stop, but he couldn't. RIFF: I love the fact that Thomas is currently a runaway and his first instinct is to try and pull a prank rather than, oh, I dunno, try to stop himself being a runaway! PRIORITIES, THOMAS!!
Henry's Hero: (Henry and Hiro stop at a signal after discovering the black smoke) Riff: Oh great, pretty soon Henry's going to pull out his special coal. Going to be another three strikes episode, I can feel it. This show really hasn't learned anything from the past few years. Why I- Narrator: Just then, Duck rolled past pulling some empty coal cars. Riff: Oh, hi Duck. Anyway, as I- WAIT WHAT! Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure Riff: Alright, good so far, but nothing has really caught my eye. (Rex, Bert, and Mike appear) Riff: Oh. My.end this on God. Best. Movie. Ever. (Towards the end) Riff: Well, great movie. Great action, good plot, and they reintroduced a lot of characters. But I'm sure they don't have one last surprise up their sleeve. Sir Topham Hatt: I was referring to Daisy the Diesel Rail Car! (Daisy appears) Riff: I swear, if Duke appears, I'm going to lose it.
Post by Devious Diesel on Oct 30, 2018 11:17:54 GMT
THOMAS' ANIMAL ARK: (the animals are in the shed with the engines) Topham: Calm down, James. It's Christmas, remember? Season of goodwill to everyone. (ostrich steals TFC's hat) Thomas: Even ostriches, sir. (everyone laughs) RIFF: Philip: Hey Thomas, I noticed you forgot some animals, so I bought them here too...the lions, the tigers, the bears, the wolves, the crocodiles... (Screen cuts to black, followed by horrific screaming)
The Deputation Sir Topham Hatt: It means- Narrator: But the rest of his speech was drowned in a delighted chorus of cheers and whistles. The twins were here to stay. Riff: Actually, Sir Topham Hatt now wants to send them back. The nameplates really read fragile.
Ghost Train: Percy Narrating at the start: And every year on the date of the accident, it rides again, as a warning to others. Plunging into the gap, shrieking like a lost soul. Riff: There's also another part about how in life it went crazy and drove off a bridge, but that's not really important. (Later, after Percy talks to his Driver about the ghost story. Only works for the UK version) Percy's Driver: Neither do I. It was only a pretend one on television. Riff: What show or movie could you have possibly been watching that involved a ghost train? Do you have some equivalent of Ghostbusters? If so, I so want to see a locomotive version of the State Puff Marshmallow man. (When Percy pulls up to the signalbox after his crash) Riff: Yeah, that is not Lime. I'd tell you what it is, but then I'd get in trouble for inappropriate content.
Post by Devious Diesel on Aug 15, 2020 16:11:10 GMT
I know this has been dead for a while, but I just had to do this, because I think I may have found the series biggest idiot - besides, it's still on Page 1.
MAVIS AND THE LORRY (Mavis sees a lorry approaching the crossing) Mavis: (thinking) He'll stop when he sees us. Author: But she couldn't know that the driver was new to the island; the last thing he expected to see was a train. RIFF: W-WHAT!? Seriously? What did he think all the RAILWAY lines were for!? Decoration!?
(the lorry is knocked over and the driver climbs out) Lorry Driver: Was that a train? RIFF: No, it was Abraham Lincoln riding on a giant squirrel. OF COURSE IT WAS A TRAIN, YOU NINNY!!
Workmen: What shall we do here? George: Tear it up, tarmac it! Narrator: So they did, but not properly, and George knew this. Riff: The entire construction industry on Sodor is beholden to a one-man steamroller mafia, apparently.
Narrator: The signal man had forgotten to warn his [Thomas'] driver about the crossing. Riff: And what was the plan if he had?
Percy and the Haunted Mine
STH: I want you to collect some trucks from the abandoned mine. Riff: WHY is there a shipment of garden gnomes coming out of an empty mine?!?!?
STH: The old buildings are collapsing into empty mine shafts, that's all. RIFF: He said this, completely casually.
Alternative riff: And he was not at all concerned about a railway line being right next to these mine shafts.
MrMilkDuctor: Mine Is Lady her paint job looks really nice she didn’t really have many appearances but she looked cute .
Oct 23, 2021 7:56:40 GMT
Nicholas: There's a lot of focus on female characters being 'cute' or beautiful going hand in hand with how good a character they are. Curious perceptions of what validates popularity and favourability for females, to me! There are many other traits to appreciate.
Oct 23, 2021 13:46:21 GMT
Inkwright: If only Lady had appeared more! Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Ashima is something just pure.
Oct 23, 2021 14:27:50 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Absolutely agreed, Nicholas. People get mad at writers (I'm mostly talking outside of Thomas here lol) when they make girls too stereotypically feminine, and they also get mad when they try and make them a stereotypically "strong" female character.
Oct 23, 2021 19:37:06 GMT
whosgeoffrey: I think that there's a general feeling in TV and film writing today that it one writes a female character (or a character in any other minority) that is intended to have major character flaws or is supposed to be disliked, then the audience is sexist — 1/2
Oct 25, 2021 15:23:51 GMT
whosgeoffrey: — or racist or homophobic or bigoted in some other way for disliking said character. I think Thomas and BWBA especially are extreme examples of this — the writers didn't want to write harmful characters but swung so violently in the other direction — 2/?
Oct 25, 2021 15:26:59 GMT
whosgeoffrey: — that the female characters are flat and uninteresting. Personally I am of the opinion that representation of oppressed minorities on TV can not be truly authentic unless said minorities can be any sort of character: hero or villain or neither.
Oct 25, 2021 15:29:01 GMT
OJ: Rebecca had a goof law to begin with but it felt like it got suddenly taken away. Daisy has always been an entertaining character and so has Marion.
Oct 25, 2021 18:04:43 GMT
Inkwright: The first Thomas episode I ever saw in my life will be 30 years old on Friday...Man, do I love Trust Thomas
Oct 25, 2021 18:19:23 GMT
wildnorwester: The series really has been going for a while, hasn't it?
Oct 25, 2021 19:38:07 GMT
Inkwright: Yes indeed. I'm glad this series is living in my heart stronger than ever this year, and Trust Thomas is a contributing factor to that.
Oct 25, 2021 19:40:46 GMT
Madness: A goof law? What do you mean by that OJ?
Oct 26, 2021 0:09:27 GMT
Inkwright: I bet he means that she started with a typical clumsy trope.
Oct 26, 2021 0:50:39 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Even the goof law doesn't even count a character flaw for me, rather it's a character imperfection. A character flaw is something that makes the character less perfect, and if someone IRL said that being clumsy makes you less perfect, they'd be clobbered.
Oct 26, 2021 5:37:45 GMT
Inkwright: Good point. What I do believe is that Rebecca could've potentially had more grounded character flaws, yet Mattel didn't see the bigger picture. So in the end, the character was never meant to be perfect which all adds to her purpose within the franchise.
Oct 26, 2021 14:05:33 GMT
OJ: Sorry typo I meant a good flaw. I'd rather Rebecca was the worrywart than Henry. I like to think Henry would go back to his original personality eventually.
Oct 26, 2021 15:04:23 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Well now I look like an idiot lol. Ima just make "goof law" a term now.
Oct 26, 2021 15:59:16 GMT
Inkwright: Lol imagine that being used on your YouTube channel.
Oct 26, 2021 16:41:16 GMT
WaltWiz1901: Re: "Trust Thomas" turning 30 on the 29th: the episode (as well as seven other S3 episodes) actually made its world premiere on UK home video on November 11th
Oct 26, 2021 19:08:36 GMT
Inkwright: Huh, Wikipedia said the 29th is the TV air date
Oct 26, 2021 19:23:31 GMT