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"Why should a splendid engine like me take messy coal trucks instead of coaches? Percy or Oliver should do it, they're not as important as I am!"
"James, why don't you think about something or someone else for a change? You'll be surprised how much better you'll feel if you do."
"Pah! Being important is the only thing for me to think about!
— James and Thomas

Make Someone Happy is the twenty-second episode of the fifth season.


After James boasts about himself, Thomas tells him to think of other people. And when Mrs. Kyndley discovers her sister cannot visit her, James is happy when Harold gives her a ride. James later takes Mrs. Kyndley on a mystery tour and Mrs. Kyndley is delighted when she gets to open the seaside fair.





  • Annie and Clarabel are seen in their old liveries in stock footage and in a later scene.
  • After Mrs. Kyndley says, "My sister has rung to tell me she can't come to stay with me! I was so looking forward to her visit!" James releases steam but no sound is heard.
  • In the German dub of this episode, when Percy and Oliver arrive at Brendam Docks, Manfred Steffen incorrectly refers to Oliver as Thomas.
  • When Harold takes off at Dryaw, Percy is seen pulling tankers, but he was supposed to be with Oliver. Additionally, Percy's lamp disappears for the rest of the episode, apart from the end.
  • Because stock footage is used, Peter Sam has his old funnel.
  • When James leaves the yards, docks, and Kirk Ronan, he has his fourth season whistle sound.
  • Some of the stalls at the fair change positions.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ひとだすけ An Act Of Mercy
Polish Radość Happiness
German Mach' jemand Anders eine Freude Make Someone Else a Joy
Dutch Iemand blij maken Make Someone Happy
Swedish Gör någon glad Make Someone Happy
Spanish Haz Feliz A Alguien Make Someone Happy
Greek Κάντε κάποιον ευτυχισμένο Make Someone Happy
Czech Udělat někomu radost Make Someone Happy
Italian Fai Felice Qualcuno! Make Someone Happy!
Hungarian A vidámpark The Theme Park
Chinese 制造快乐 Create Happiness
Korean 정말 기분 좋은 일 I Feel Really Good
Slovenian Lepo je nekoga osrečiti It's Nice to Bless Someone
Russian Сделай кого нибудь счастливым Make Somebody Happy
Romanian Să Faci pe Cineva Fericit Make Someone Happy
Slovak Práca pre radosť Working for Joy
Norwegian Å Gjøre Noen Andre Glad Making Someone Else Happy
Danish Glæden ved at glæde andre The Joy of Joy to Others
French Rendre quelqu'un heureux Make Someone Happy
Thai หัวรถจักรได้สนุกกับงานรื่นเริง Engine Enjoy the Carnival

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