THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
OLIVER OWNS UP
Originally Written by
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft and David Mitton
Oliver is enjoying his new lease of life on the Island of Sodor and Duck was very grateful that Douglas had saved him and Toad from scrap. But as the engines were praising him, he became to puffed up in the smoke box. One day, Oliver was taking some trucks to a chute. The trucks don't like him and began to play a trick on him by pushing him towards the turntable well. As the trucks grew tired, Oliver fell in the well. Oliver was then sent to the works and after he returned, he was wise about trucks.
- The crash was filmed excellently
- Coal? 'The Little Western' transport weed killing ballast.
- Oliver didn't get the scottish yell from Donald and Douglas.
- The turntable was made for the scottish twins, not the two tank engines.
- Oliver had no driver or fireman with him on the flatbed, how can he whistle?
- The ending seems rushed.
Such a shame that the Small Railway was not made and shows the lacking of it through the adaptation. I understand that the budget at the time was not perfect, but the could make them like the narrow gauge. But with or without the mini engines, they could at least have a ballast hopper instead of a coal hopper. As of the scottish yell, since Oliver crashed in the turntable well. The table was broken and they were cross with Oliver about that they were yelling at him in their native tongue. But why was Duck on it? I don't know.
Plus, Oliver whistled when he passed Duck when he was taken to the works and the ending of the episode, it was rushed. It's a shame that they didn't adapted 'Toad Stands By' for the third season as it left it with a continual error for the fourth season, I'll mention that later. It stayed a little bit with the story and the crash was excellently filmed. But to be fair, it's a shame the miniature railway is left out.