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Desc:No, seriously. What the hell?!
Category:Science & Technology, Religious
Tags:The Smiths, fandom studies, what?, WTF Britain, thomas the tank engine
Submitted:Hooper_X
Date:01/23/09
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Comment count is 19
Hooper_X
I never realized until now how awesomely creepy and vaguely sinister all the Thomas the Tank Engine characters are. Wow. Especially the fat little man.
DrVital
EVERYTHING made for kids in the UK is creepy and vaguely sinister.

baleen

This just makes the Smiths about three thousand times more gay.

j lzrd / swift idiot
Oh dammit, HoopX. You are like the last one to realize it.

Also: can't sleep trains will eat me.
Hooper_X
Uh... I apologize for not spending more time watching Thomas the Tank Engine?

The Price is Right was my stoner college kid midday viewing habit.

rustedmutt
The facial designs on this show were always worrisome.
Consuela the Cuban Whore
I don't know why, but I loved this damn video. I never watched Thomas and I never really liked The Smiths, but this works.
Hooper_X
Oh, definitely. That's why I posted it. It's a really weird fucking juxtaposition that is strangely compelling (especially the snowy train tracks and the guitar bits).

La Loco
Awsome, was this the show that had ringo star in it?
fluffy
He played the conductor in the American version's live-action segments (which were new for America). Later on he was replaced by George Carlin.

Big Muddy
John Lydon would have been the natural progression.

OgreMkIV
Fun fact:

The Isle of Sodor gets its name from the Anglican Diocese of Sodor and Man. That diocese covers the Isle of Man. The guy who wrote the books (W.V. Awdry) thought it was weird that there was no Isle of Sodor in the diocese, so he made it up for his children's books.

In the books, I like how Sir Topham Hatt is called the Fat Controller, and the guy who runs the narrow gauge railway is called the Skinny Controller. None of that stuff makes it through to the TV show - it's way more un-PC.
Desidiosus
They had George Carlin playing Mr. Conductor.

Not sure you could get more un-PC.

Ghoul
This works really well as far as fan-made music videos goes. It probably doesn't hurt that I am a fan of The Smiths.
kiint
my 2yr old watches this show all the time, and therefore so do I.

this is great (plus as ghoul said, it doesnt hurt that Im a smiths fan), but the best has to be the STH montage for "ask me, ask me, ask me" @ 1:19
RomancingTrain
I never knew these two wires could be crossed in a broken mind.
UnderANeonHalo
I'm just here for The Smiths but damn if that wasn't rather sinister.
kingarthur
Five because I love this song. Another five because I never knew Thomas the Tank Engine involved so many crashes and explosions.
thebaronsdoctor
What's that I hear? Why it sounds like the rape-train!

A RAPE-A RAPE-A RAPE-A RAPE-A RAPE-A RAPE-A CHOOCHOOOOOOOOOO
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