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"Flying horse?! Horses can't fly!"
— Percy
HaroldandtheFlyingHorse
Harold and the Flying Horse
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Robin Kingsland

Narrator

Michael Angelis (UK)
Michael Brandon (US)

Air date

December 1st, 2003
(UK)
2004 (US)

Previous episode

Bulgy Rides Again

Next episode

The Grand Opening

Harold and the Flying Horse is the twentieth episode of the seventh season.

Plot

The Vicar is holding a fête and Harold is disappointed when he has to continue with safety patrol. However, he gets his chance to be useful when Pegasus, the carthorse, gets stuck in a ditch and has to be saved. Harold is then hailed as a hero at the fete afterwards.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the ninth episode of the seventh season.
  • Stock footage from Trucks!, Thomas and the Rumours, Oliver's Find, Make Someone Happy, James and the Red Balloon and Edward's Brass Band is used.
  • The Fat Controller references the Greek legend "Hercules."
  • Pegasus' cart is really Trevor's hay cart from Twin Trouble.
  • The Thomas and the Jet Engine US DVD uses the original music instead of the new music.
  • Michael Brandon's narration with new music has only been broadcast on television. It was later released for digital download on Amazon.
  • A production made miniature model of Pegasus was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.
  • This is one of several episodes from the seventh season to have its title card read on Nick Jr. and PBS airings.
  • This episode aired on Halloween 2003 in the UK.

Goofs

  • When Thomas leaves the station, a white blotch (presumably a film glitch) is visible in the centre-right.
  • In the US narration, the event is referred to as a garden party, but the sign still says fete.
  • When Percy arrives at Maithwaite, Toby and Henrietta pass by, but in the next scene, they are no where to be seen.
  • A brakevan should have been added to Donald's train.
  • In a deleted scene, Henry is on Thomas' Branch Line.

Episode

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