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Old 08-02-2012, 08:09 PM   #21
micklemus
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Originally Posted by undeadcreature View Post
I dunno, Thomas the Tank Engine is probably the ultimate TV slave, he can't even go where he wants to go and he has to spend all his time hauling many times his weight. And what does he get to show for all this hard work? water and a bit of coal, not exactly the life of luxury.
Yup, good point. Obviously a metaphor for being a slave to the system. Hey, you're onto something - the fat controller must be the shadowy figure pulling all the strings.

Maybe the point is that Thomas will one day realise he's Thomas the Strawengine and the real Thomas is actually Harry the Helicopter who abandons Thomas and flies away to live happily ever after.

Good spot, well done sir. It's so clear to me now!

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