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"Not so loud, Percy! You scared Seagull!"
— Cranky

Percy's New Friends is the fourth episode of fifteenth season.


Percy is not busy and wants to have fun, so he heads to the docks. Once there he asks Emily, Salty, and Thomas to play with him, but they are all too busy. Then Percy witnesses a seagull land on Cranky's crane arm. Cranky tells Percy that it is his friend Seagull. This gives Percy an idea; he decides that he wants to make friends with some animals. He thinks the best way to do this is to make a lot of noise.

When Percy arrives at the woods, he spots a rabbit next to the line. Percy asks the rabbit to be his friend and whistles loudly. This startles the little rabbit who hops away, much to Percy's disappointment. Further into the woods, Percy spots a couple of squirrels. Again, he blows his whistle and the squirrels bound up a tree. Puffing out of the woods, Percy spots a bird perched on a signal. Percy blows his whistle once again and the bird flies down the track. Percy chases it until it flies out to sea.

Then Gordon thunders by pulling the express and scares Percy. When Thomas arrives, Percy explains that, because he's small and quiet, he is startled by loud noises. This makes Percy realise that the animals are much smaller than he is and are probably afraid of him. Percy returns to the woods where he sees the bird on the rails ahead. Percy slows down and asks the bird, quietly, to be his friend. The bird jumps up onto Percy's buffer and they slowly set off. Soon Percy spots the pair of squirrels. He slows down and apologises to them and they hop onto Percy's bufferbeam. Finally, he meets up with the rabbit again and asks him to be his friend. The rabbit then hops onto Percy and they all set off for Tidmouth Sheds.

At Tidmouth Sheds, the engines are concerned as Percy has not returned. Just then, Percy puffs in and Thomas asks Percy who the animals are. Percy proudly announces that they are his new friends.




  • A shortened version of the episode was uploaded to the show's official page on the PBS Kids website. Mark Moraghan also renarrated the episode.
  • This episode marks the second time Gordon frightens Percy with the first time being in Percy Runs Away.


  • When Percy heads back for the woods, he is going backwards. However, when he's puffing through the woods, he is going forwards.
  • When Percy puffs up to the rabbit the second time, his piston rods are not placed properly.
  • Stanley can be seen heading onto the mainline just seconds before James goes by on the same track.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パーシーのあたらしいともだち Percy's New Friends
Norwegian Percys nye venner Percy's New Friends
Polish Nowi Przyjaciele Piotrka Percy's New Friends
Spanish Los nuevos amigos de Percy Percy's New Friends
Hebrew החברים החדשים של פרסי Percy's New Friends
French Percy se fait des amis Percy Makes Friends
Italian I Nuovi Amici di Percy Percy's New Friends
Russian Новые приятели New Friends
Chinese 培西的新朋友 Percy's New Friends
Korean 퍼시의 새 친구들 Percy's New Friends
Finnish Pekan Uusia Ystäviä Percy's New Friends
Hungarian Percy új barátai Percy's New Friends
Catalan Els amics nous d'en Percy New Friends of Percy
Romanian Noii Prieteni ai lui Percy Percy's New Friends
German Percy’s neue Freunde Percy's New Friends
Arabic الأصدقاء الجــدد New Friends
Czech Percyho novi kamaradi Percy's New Friends
Thai เพื่อนใหม่ของเพอร์ซี่ Percy's Friend

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