Thomas Comes to Breakfast renamed as Thomas Comes to Breakfast and Other Thomas Adventures, re-released as Pop Goes the Diesel in 2009, is a US and Canadian VHS/DVD featuring two first series episodes and six second series episodes narrated by George Carlin. This is distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1998 and 2000 and was released on DVD in 2006 and 2009 with a sixth series song included. It was released as The Earliest Adventures of Thomas for Brazilian audiences and was released as The Visit of Thomas for Latin American audiences.


1998/2000 VHS, 2006/2009 DVD:

PEEP! PEEP! Thomas, Duck, Sir Topham Hatt and their friends have learned many lessons about behaving well together. They have selected their favorite stories to create this collection about the importance of good behavior.

Come along as Thomas shows off and finds himself an unwelcome guest in the stationmaster's house. See what happens when Diesel decides to make trouble between Duck and the other engines, and when Gordon tries sabotage -- and gets more than he bargained for! Climb aboard for these exciting tales from the Island of Sodor.



  1. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  2. Pop Goes the Diesel 
  3. Diesel's Devious Deed
  4. A Close Shave for Duck 
  5. Gordon Takes a Dip
  6. Double Trouble
  7. A Cow on the Line 
  8. Trouble in the Shed


  1. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  2. Pop Goes the Diesel
  3. Dirty Work
  4. A Close Shave
  5. Off the Rails
  6. Thomas, Percy and the Coal
  7. Cows
  8. Trouble in the Shed


  1. An Unexpected Visit
  2. Misbehavior
  3. Intrigue of Diesel
  4. An Unexpected Visitor
  5. Gordon, the Saboteur
  6. A Double Dose of Confusion
  7. The Accident of Edward
  8. The Strike

Latin America

  1. The Visit of Thomas
  2. Diesel's Plot
  3. Gordon's Plan
  4. Edward's Accident
  5. Diesel Gives the Note
  6. A Close Shave for Duck
  7. Double Trouble
  8. A Problem for Sir Topham Hatt

Song (US DVD only)

  • Little Engines (from Percy's Chocolate Crunch)

Bonus Features


  • Character Gallery from Thomas and the Really Brave Engines and Percy's Ghostly Trick
  • Read-Along Story: Thomas and the Naughty Diesel from The Early Years
  • James' Connect The Dots Fun from James and the Red Balloon and James Goes Buzz Buzz


  • Little Engines Song
  • Salty Song


  • On the back cover of the original VHS release, an image from Percy Takes the Plunge is used, but although that episode is not on the VHS.
  • On the front cover of the DVD and 2000 VHS release, an image from Trust Thomas is used, but although that episode is not featured on the DVD and VHS.
  • This DVD does not have a Universal release.
  • This and Thomas and His Friends Get Along are the only 2009 re-releases to have the DVD intro before the menu.
  • The end credits on this release are from the 1993 release of Better Late Than Never and Other Stories, but although The Runaway is not on this DVD and VHS.
  • On the back cover of the 2000 VHS and both DVD releases, the image of Henry on the bridge is mirrored.
  • The KMart exclusive version of this VHS was released with 1985/1987 intro and 1991 closing credits for each episode, as well as UK titles with US narrations.
  • This VHS/DVD was awarded honors of outstanding achievement by Parent's Guide to Children's Media, Inc. in 1999.
  • This is the first VHS release to be captioned by The Caption Center.
  • The 2006 DVD was released along with Thomas and the Really Brave Engines and Other Adventures as one of the first DVDs to be captioned by JR Media Services Inc. since Steamies vs. Diesels.
  • This came out on DVD on the same day as Thomas and the Really Brave Engine and Track Stars both came out on DVD and VHS.
  • On the front cover of the 2009 release, an image from The World's Strongest Engine is used, but although that episode's not in the DVD.
  • In the Brazilian DVD, the episodes can be viewed in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  • The Starz version does not feature any nameboards, includes different title cards and A Close Shave for Duck is given its UK title.


  • On the front cover of the original release, Tidmouth's canopy roof is missing.
  • The Starz version calls Double Trouble, "Double Take."

VHS Packs


  • Thomas' Sodor Stories

DVD Packs


  • Totally Thomas Volume 9
  • Adventure On the Tracks

MEX/Latin America

  • The Adventures of Thomas
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