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"Whoever caused this disturbance will have me to answer to."
Sir Topham Hatt
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Bye George!
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Writer(s)

Britt Allcroft
David Mitton

Narrator

Michael Angelis (UK)
Alec Baldwin (US)

Air date

September 20th, 1998

Previous episode

Gordon and
the Gremlin

Next episode

Baa!

Bye George! is the seventh episode of the fifth season.

Plot

George has been working with the little engines and is waiting for Percy to take him to a new workplace. George is insulting Skarloey and Rheneas when Percy arrives. When they leave, the two engines are pleased to see George go. George grumbles all the way to an old branch line, much to the annoyance of Percy. The branch line was to be turned into a new road. Percy is still fuming when he meets Thomas. Thomas and Percy agree to just ignore George's rude remarks.

George is enjoying himself when Thomas races by. George calls to him, but Thomas ignored him twice. Thinking he was being ignored, George grows cross. When he comes to a crossing, George deliberately tarmacs the rails, but he knew it was not properly finished. Thomas soon runs through on the same line; the signalman had forgotten to warn his driver about the tarmacked crossing because he had dozed off. Thomas derails and crashes through a barn.

The next day, Percy explains to Gordon about what had happened but Gordon takes no notice. Later on, George is working in a station yard when Duck arrives with some trucks, but George is blocking the way. A truck is still on the main line, but the signalman had already set the points for Gordon. Before Gordon and the express can be alerted, Gordon rushes through and hits the truck, sending it flying through the air, and smashing to pieces when it hits the ground. Duck is horrified.

At the next station, Gordon is worried that the Fat Controller will be cross about what happened. He is cross, but not with Gordon; with George. As a punishment, the Fat Controller sends George to saw wood at the timber yard for a whole week so that he can learn himself some better manners. A few days later, Thomas and Percy arrive to see him and Thomas jokes that George will just be rude as before, George's expression says that he might not.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Duke's old shed can be seen in the background when Thomas and Percy talk to George at the mill.
  • The picture of Duke from Bulldog is seen in the signal box.
  • A rare picture shows that Duck was wearing his sad face when he was pushing the trucks at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • In the American narration, Rheneas' line, "Rollers are rubbish! So good riddance!" is missing.
  • This episode marks George's last speaking role to date.
  • Jem Cole is George's driver.
  • Alec Baldwin says "Until Gordon forced it, by accident" long before Michael Angelis does.

Goofs

  • When Percy passes through the fishing village, his train gains a brakevan.
  • Why would the workmen tarmac over the rails?
  • When Thomas breaks through the barn his wheels appear to have no movement at all.
  • In a long shot of George in the yard, the tracks which Gordon runs on ends dead.
  • Wires are sticking out of George when he blocks Duck's way and when he is yelling at Thomas.
  • While Gordon races through with the express, studio equipment is visible in the shot from Gordon's point of view.
  • In some shots of Gordon, look closely behind him and you can see he is not pulling any coaches.
  • Had Gordon's incident occurred in real life, the truck would have been flung aside and Duck should have jerked forward.
  • Gordon has Duck's whistle sound when he whistles at the station.
  • Skarloey is smiling when the narrator says, "George was being rude to Rheneas and Skarloey".
  • A freeze frame is used when the narrator says "But the signalman had set the points to let Gordon speed through".
  • Studio equipment is visible at the top of the screen just before Gordon rams the truck.
  • A brakevan should have been added to Duck's train.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Dag George Day George
German George Macht Mist George Messes Up
Portuguese O Bem-Vindo do George George's Welcome
Spanish Adiós, George Goodbye, George
Norwegian Farvel George Goodbye George
Italian Addio Giorgio Goodbye George
Japanese バイバイ ジョージ! Bye, Bye, George!
Danish Farvel og Tak Thank You and Goodbye
Hungarian Ég Veled, George! Farewell, George!
Chinese 再见,乔治 Bye, George
Korean 심술꾸러기 조지 Grumpy George
Welsh Hwyl, George! Fun, George!
Slovenian Adijo, Ferdo Bye, George
Russian Прощай Джордж Goodbye, George
Romanian Pa, George! Bye, George!
Slovak Dovidenia George Goodbye, George
Polish Żegnaj Grzegorzu! Farewell George!
Swedish George Ställer Till Det George Down to The
Greek Αντίο Γιώργο! Bye George!
Thai จอร์จถูกลงโทษ George Punished

Home Media Releases

UK

DVD Boxsets

US

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • The Complete Series 5

DVD Boxsets

  • Classic Collection
  • Series Five and Series Six Double Pack

Episode

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