Bad Luck Day at Shining Time Station is the twelfth episode of the third season.


It is Friday the 13th and Schemer encourages Schemee to sell fake good luck charms he made, such as vinyl horseshoes, plastic four-leaf clovers, and rabbit's feet made from a wool coat. However, Schemee takes his uncle's technique of scaring people into buying them a bit too far.


Thomas Story

Jukebox Band Song Segment

  • Engine 143


  • Kara does not appear in this episode.
  • Billy Twofeathers' act of throwing salt over his left shoulder refers to a superstition that throwing salt over your left shoulder can ward off the Devil who supposedly lurks there.
  • Schemer claiming Helga Boonswaddle to be a phony due to her outfit possibly references to the episode "Fortune Teller Schemer," which Schemer himself wore a similar outfit to convince people he had mystical abilities.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to "Bad Day at Black Rock", a 1955 motion picture starring Spencer Tracy as a war veteran confronting racial bigotry.



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