thehalford: Welcome to Behind the Scenes of Thomas
and Friends. With me today is an engine we all know and love, despite not having a significant role for several seasons. I
talk of course, about Duck. Duck, how are you today?
Duck: Quack! Quack!
thehalford: You what?
Duck: Sorry, just trying to stay in character. If I'm
called Duck, I reckon I should act like a duck. I'm fine, thanks for asking.
thehalford: Now, how do you feel about being left out
of the 8 main characters in Season 8 in preference to Emily the Stirling Single?
Duck: I reckon it's a joke, actually. I mean, Wilbert
poured his heart into me and so many other characters, and yet we're shoved off into the background to appease the politically
correct masses! It's not good enough, I tell you.
thehalford: Now, Duck, we understand that you were not
always called Duck. What happened?
Duck: I was called, Montague, people said I waddled
- why, I don't know - and called me Duck. It's in the past and I don't want to talk about it any further.
thehalford: I see. You're obviously an experienced engine,
so what is it about you that HiT don't like?
Duck: Look, if I knew, I'd fix it. Besides, it's so
much comfier in the 'disused characters' pile.
thehalford: You what? Why?
Duck: I'll tell you - the characters in there along
with me - Daisy, BoCo, Sir Handel, Duke, you know, those types - they haven't been sullied by all the morals and stuff. We're
still Awdryesque! Compare Thomas from, say Season 2 and Season 7, and you'll see what I mean.
thehalford: I do indeed. Now, Duck, -
Duck: Hold on a minute. Just why is it that you're asking
thehalford: Because I'm the interviewer, and you agreed
to be interviewed.
Duck: Well, I've got a few things to ask you, anyway.
Why is it that you support the TV series?
thehalford: As a show of support to your friends, and
because the Railway Series is long out of print. Now, let me -
Duck: Friends! They aren't my friends. My friends are
willing to insult me properly, not call me bossy buffers! And anyway, where's Rex, Mike and Bert? What's going on, eh?
thehalford: *flustered* I'm nnot really the
right person to ask, you know. Perhaps a letter to the company would be a better idea...
Duck: Oh come on! At least David (Mitton) treated us
with respect and like we had a proper personality. Look at what's there now! All lovey-dovey? No railway's like that!
thehalford: Can we please complete this interview?
Duck: No way - forget it. I'm out of here. I've got
better things to do than talk to a moralistic apologist.
*Duck storms off*
thehalford: *Regaining Composure* And there
we have it. A very angry Great Western Engine named Duck. After the break, we'll show some of Duck's greatest moments - watch
for Double Teething Troubles, Scaredy Engines and much more on the other side of this commercial.