Thomas' Not-So-Lucky Day (Thomas and Friends)

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Thomas' Not-So-Lucky Day (Thomas and Friends)
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We sure are not-so-lucky to have this episode.
Series: Thomas and Friends
Part of Season: 24
Episode Number: 9
Air Date: September 1, 2020 (US)

September 17, 2020 (UK, Channel 5)

Director: Ian Cherry
Previous episode: Nia and the Unfriendly Elephant
Next episode: James the Super Engine


Thomas is having bad luck with his deliveries and does not know what to do. Gina and Mia tell him that there is no such thing as luck and that Thomas will soon get better. Lorenzo however tells Thomas to follow his superstitious advice and Thomas finds that this works. When he gets to the station he tells Gina about his experiences. Gina and Mia tell him that it wasn't luck that helped him, but thinking positive.

Bad Qualities

  1. It's an episode where Thomas obviously runs into trouble more than the others.
  2. For some reason, everyone (except for Gina and Thomas) is out of character in this episode.
    • Lorenzo and Beppe are unusually unintelligent and unlikable here. Lorenzo even tells Thomas to stop calling his superstitions "silly" even though Lorenzo is biased on how luck is achieved, which makes him act hypocritical.
  3. In one scene, a bird poops on Thomas for the sake of a joke, which is admittedly gross.
    • Let's not forget to mention that this was from chance, not because Thomas wasn't working hard enough. If the episode wanted us to stop believing in luck then it should have made less things by chance prevent Thomas from working.
  4. Another odd thing is how Stefano does not appear here, which isn't a bad thing, but it's still disappointing he hasn't got to appear. He could easily help Thomas through his "not-so-lucky day".
  5. The episode is biased on how "luck has nothing to do with [anything]", when some things are just up to chance. Apparently it claims that Thomas just had to believe in himself, but doesn't really show Thomas fixing his own problems by just working hard.
    • Some people just believe sentimental items help them have better times, but this episode pretty much just tries to get you to stop believing in that, which comes off as one-sided and irksome.

Good Qualities

  1. The animation looks okay.
  2. Clever dialogue and voice acting.
  3. It's funny during some non-mean-spirited moments.
    • Such as Thomas saying "Is that Italian for: I'm sorry for bumping into you for no reason?".
  4. The episode's message about believing in yourself and working hard is pretty good, even though it didn't quite execute it well.
  5. The writer, Becky Overton, did do a lot of research about superstitions when writing this episode.
    • Not fearing the Number 13.
    • Being wary of spilled salt or olive oil.
    • Treating bread with respect.
    • Hold your breath while going inside tunnels.


It currently has a 2.8 on IMDb



Master Chief

24 days ago
Score 3
Thomas' Animal Friends should also be on here, it has a 1.0 on IMDb, what an awful way to end 75 years worth of canon.


23 days ago
Score 1
Watching right now. Already the worst Thomas episode I've seen in a long time. Haven't watched any Thomas, for the record. Still, this makes certain episodes of the Miller era look like the Classic Series and the Brenner era (well, the Brenner era before BWBA happened to the franchise) by comparison. A true mark of how low Mattel has taken the franchise. TV Tropes was right. In other words, I'm going to quote Gordon and say, "O, the indignity!".

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