Is Anybody There? is the seventeenth episode of the second season.


Schemer does a radio show, but is totally unprepared.


Thomas Stories

Jukebox Band Song Segment

  • Chattanooga Choo Choo


  • This is the second episode where the jukebox gets overflowed with nickels. The first time was in Double Trouble.
  • It is revealed that Mayor Flopdinger has a wife named Twilene.
  • In the Nick Jr. version, the story Thomas Goes Fishing is cut out.
  • Schemer broadcasts his show on Station WOWOW, "the echo of the Valley."
  • The Magic Bubble sequence uses a clip from "The Philips Broadcast of 1938," a Puppetoon produced by George Pal.
  • The scene right after the Magic Bubble sequence where Mr. Conductor announces that he's off to the Yacht Club, was occasionally edited for time by certain networks.
  • As Shining Time Station is set in the United States, the sounds of passing trains usually sound like American steam engine whistles. In this episode however, a passing train sounds like a two-tone diesel horn like those more often heard in the United Kingdom.
  • The radio seen at the beginning of this episode is an RCA Victor A-20 "Globetrotter" 1940 model built in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Both Thomas stories involve an engine wanting something but got something else instead.
  • This is the third time the episode's title asks a question, with the first being Does It Bite? and the second being Is This the End?.