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"Percy's been put upon, put upon, put upon, Percy's been put upon. Poor old Percy!
"Percy is being put upon. I am, I am, I am!
— Annie, Clarabel, and Percy

Put Upon Percy is the ninth episode of the fifth season.


Percy is exhausted, but the other engines are quite unsympathetic. One day, at the Coal Mine, some Troublesome Trucks get stuck on a piece of mining equipment and Percy is asked to give them a good shove to get them moving, but he pushes the trucks too hard. The runaway trucks disappear into the mine, derail, and crash into a support beam, causing the mine to collapse. The impact of the collapse causes a rock slide near the mine. The mine is evacuated, but Percy is too late to get to safety and takes refuge underneath a canvas barrier just before it is buried by rubble. Thomas and Duck arrive to free him, and Percy is cleared out and sent to be repainted.




  • S.C. Ruffey's face appears on the front truck of the runaway train in the mine.
  • A scrap model of Thomas is seen at the scrapyard.
  • This episode may have been filmed alongside Baa! as during the scene of the engines at Tidmouth Sheds, the drivers standing next to the engines are positioned the same, James' tender is tilted and Gordon, James and Henry have the same faces and are in the same berths.
  • In the scenes where Annie and Clarabel tease Percy and when Percy shunts back to the canvas barrier, music is heard in the US and international narrations; this is absent in the UK narration.
  • Annie and Clarabel's song about Percy is a different tune between the US and UK versions.


  • When Percy is collecting goods to take to Brendam Docks, he collects twelve trucks. However, when he gets to Brendam, there are only ten trucks in his train.
  • When Percy reverses into the shed, James' tender is tilted.
  • When Percy reverses to bump the trucks, he only reverses a few metres to the canvas barrier. When the mine collapses, he reverses further than before and takes refuge behind the barrier.
  • When the trucks run free in the mine, it is clearly seen that they reach the end, but in the next scene they are still running through the mine.
  • Before the trucks crash, the tracks that they are on are broken.
  • When Percy goes to take refuge in the canvas barrier, he runs into some rocks and a small pop is heard.
  • In the shot of Percy shunting at the Coaling Plant, a buffer stop is on top of a pile of soil.
  • When Percy enters the yard at the beginning of the episode, his eyes are wonky.
  • When Percy is shown as the mine is collapsing his face appears crooked.
  • When the narrator says "Then there was trouble again" a set of wheels can be seen pushing the runaway trucks along.
  • When Percy speaks to Thomas at the end, Clarabel is facing the wrong way.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish La Exigencia de Percy Percy's Demand
Portuguese Colocar em Cima Percy Put Upon Percy
German Immer auf Percy Always on Percy
Dutch Percy Wordt Opgejaagd Percy is Hunted
Norwegian Modige Percy Brave Percy
Italian Percy e' sfruttata Percy's Exploited
Hungarian Percy-n Túl Sok a Teher Percy's Overloaded
Danish Sat på Percy Sat on Percy
Swedish Percy och Överfallen Percy and the Attack
Slovenian Kaj Vse se Zgrne na Poldija What to Fold Up on Percy
Slovak Vložil na Percyho Put on Percy
Polish Zawalony Piotrek Percy Collapsed
Romanian Percy se Simte Exploatat Percy Feels Exploited
Welsh Gormod o Waith Too Much Work
Russian Перси нагрузили Percy Downloaded
Japanese ゆうかんなパーシー Brave Percy
Chinese 培西的提名 Percy's Nomination
Korean 일벌레 퍼시 Workaholic Percy
Greek Βάλτε Κατά Τζέρι Put on Percy
Thai เหมืองถล่มทับเพอร์ซี Percy's Mine Collapse

Home Media Releases


DVD Boxsets


DVD Boxsets


DVD Boxsets


  • Fleas and 15 and other Stories
  • Stepney Gets Lost (Norwegian VHS/DVD)


  • New Thomas the Tank Engine 2 Vol.3
  • The Complete Works of Thomas the Tank Engine 2 Vol.2
  • Anytime With Percy!


  • The Trains Have Fun



  • Little Engines Help Out


  • Heroes on Rails


  • Toby and the Flood and Other Thomas Adventures


  • Thomas and the Ghosts and Other Stories


  • Time for James


  • Fleas and 15 other Stories


  • Thomas and Friends - Volume 17 (Thai DVD)


  • Thomas and Friends Volume 12 (Taiwanese DVD)