Thomas & Friends (TV Series 1984– ) Poster

(1984– )


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Edited into 

Storytime with Thomas (1999) (TV Series)
Older episodes of the show are used in this spin-off.


Shining Time Station (1989) (TV Series)
Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales (1996) (TV Series)
Storytime with Thomas (1999) (TV Series)
Episodes that were the new to American audiences were showcased here.

Referenced in 

Cool It: Episode #2.1 (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil Cool
Aspel & Company: Episode #5.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Michael says to Ringo, "You've got a lot of new fans with Thomas the Tank Engine".
Only Fools and Horses....: Miami Twice: 'Oh to Be in England' (1991) (TV Episode)
Damien and Rodneys bedroom has Thomas the Tank Engine Wallpaper
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Oh no, It's Thomas the Tank."
Home and Away: Episode #1.1081 (1992) (TV Episode)
Alf mentions he knows the book off by heart having read it to Duncan so many times
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Maybe Thomas the Tank Engine will come to save the day."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This happened on 'Thomas the Tank Engine' one time."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I'll bet they're gonna pistol-whip Thomas the Tank Engine."
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Thomas the Tank Engine toy is in Danny's room.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: Is she singing the Thomas the Tank Engine theme?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Hey, it's Thomas the Tank Spaceship.
Heartburn Hotel: Blood (1998) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
ER: Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee (1999) (TV Episode)
toy seen
The Office: The Quiz (2001) (TV Episode)
David tries to impersonate Ringo Starr as the narrater of this show
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) (TV Special)
A small toy Thomas train appears
Six Feet Under: Making Love Work (2003) (TV Episode)
"Thomas the Tank Engine" mentioned
The Mighty Boosh: Bollo (2004) (TV Episode)
The theme tune is played to replace another song about a train.
8 Out of 10 Cats: Episode #1.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Debra Stephenson.
Doogal (2006)
during the race zeebad refers to the train as thomas the tank engine
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jonathon talks about playing someone at the Queen's birthday party and how he's been cast as the Fat Controller from this show, a still from the show appears on the screen behind him.
Little Children (2006)
Aaron and his dad play with toy trains from this show
After Thomas (2006) (TV Movie)
Kyle's favourite series on TV and name of his dog.
Room 101: Episode #11.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Fred Claus (2007)
A Thomas the Tank toy can be seen at Santa's workshop.
Law & Order: Bottomless (2008) (TV Episode)
Derek Cahill's son has a toy of the title character.
Weeds: The Love Circle Overlap (2008) (TV Episode)
Nancy mentions a Thomas Train
Third Rate Gamer Show: E3 2009 Recap and the Lion King GENESIS Review (2009) (TV Episode)
A picture of Thomas is shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (2009) (Video)
Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt from the show appear
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Toys & Games"
The Simpsons: Postcards from the Wedge (2010) (TV Episode)
Bart says that the subway is "like a Thomas the Tank Engine we can go inside."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.153 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "The 4 Beatles"
The Big Bang Theory: The Irish Pub Formulation (2010) (TV Episode)
Raj buys Sheldon a talking Thomas the Tank Engine toy.
Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Arcade Fire (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Denzel Washington (Jay Pharoah) in the "Unstoppable" trailer
30 Rock: College (2010) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions his voice being used for Thomas the Tank Engine. Alec Baldwin was one of the narrators on the show.
Smosh: Rejected Videos (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas the Tank Engine toy seen
AniMat's Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat felt there would be a cameo of Thomas.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Little Engine That Could (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas talks about his show
Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) (TV Episode)
"My lips move just as much as Thomas the Tank Engine's."
Skins: Franky (2012) (TV Episode)
Thomas toy seen
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
The Critic admits never having seen the show
Dexter: Sunshine and Frosty Swirl (2012) (TV Episode)
Thomas toy seen
Dexter: Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dexter
The Simpsons: Hardly Kirk-ing (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among shows Satan's daughter watches
Admission (2013)
Referenced by Portia
Tosh.0: Nerf Dunker (30 For 30.0) (2013) (TV Episode)
Thomas covers seen
Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
"Even Thomas the Tank Engine moves his mouth more than he does."
The Mole: Episode #6.16 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Erin during the Mole Express challenge.
Honest Game Trailers: Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014) (TV Movie)
The Fat Controller is mentioned
Ant-Man (2015)
Ant-Man and Yellow Jacket shrink and battle in a Thomas the Tank Engine play set.
Mighty Med: Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med: Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Oliver thinks he reminds Bree of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Together: The Lovers (2015) (TV Episode)
Lesley calls Tom "Thomas the Tank Engine".
South Park: Sponsored Content (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy delivers Super School News on a Thomas the Tank Engine train.
Saturday Night Live: Matthew McConaughey/Adele (2015) (TV Episode)
Picture of Thomas shown and name mentioned during Town Hall Meeting sketch.
Honest Trailers: Ant-Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Thomas appears
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mark and the Chaser are asked a question about Percy's colour when they go head to head.

Featured in 

The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Breakfast: Episode dated 11 June 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guests Christopher and Hilary Awdry.
Nostalgia Critic: Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic shows clips of the show and comments he never watched it as a kid.
Timeshift: The Joy of Sets: The Model Railway Story (2013) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
50 Greatest Kids Shows (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 34 in the Countdown
A Very SpaghettiBicycle Christmas Collab (2014) (Video)
Used in one of the remix segments.

Spoofed in 

Brødrene Dal og mysteriet med Karl XIIs gamasjer: Episode #1.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
A toy train is shown while music similar to the one on Thomas the Tank Engine is heard
Drawn Together: The Lemon AIDS Walk (2006) (TV Episode)
A train resembling Thomas is among the characters playing badminton against the Drawn Together team.
The Cleveland Show: Brown History Month (2010) (TV Episode)
"Uncle Thomas the Train Engine"
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Smosh: If Kids Shows Were Real (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas says "kill me"
Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) (TV Episode)
Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine is a spoof of this show.
Dezul and Fwinds (2011) (TV Series)
Characters are spoofed.
Robot Chicken: Hemlock Gin and Juice (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
The Simpsons: Bull-E (2015) (TV Episode)
Parody of Thomas seen

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