Concluding the premiere set of new episodes brang the winter themed storyline that be, Ho Ho Snowman.
The story set in the snowy winter saw Charlie pretending to be a snowman which confused Henry, leading to him being afraid that the snowman was real when telling jokes to him.
Giving chances to speak saw the two engines, Thomas, Emily and Edward taking part in the roles. Sighted in shots were Rosie, Hiro, Gordon and Percy. The Troublesome Trucks made a highly publicised return to the series.
The episode drew in mostly poor reviews from fans annoyed of Charlie's personality getting to shine in his own story with his many jokes also criticised for being dumbed down to young viewers.
Henry's character became an upset where he was considered going back to his negative standards just like in shows such as Henry's Magic Box and others.
Other bad points saw Sharon Miller's writing structure making another recurrence, Charlie wasting valued time doing work and Gordon's Hill's shunting scene at the start, known as a danger if engines came along the line.
Very few positives drew out from the story being Nitrogen Studio's atmospheric snow animation and The Troublesome Trucks coming back after a lenghtly break since Season Thirteen's Splish Splash Splosh.
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Season Sixteen of Thomas & Friends continues its run in Australia on ABC2 on Saturday February 25th 2012 at 2:55pm with the episode, Percy and the Calliope
Channel 5 in the UK airs the next episode on their milkshake! slot on Monday February 27th 2012 at 7:35am with Flash Bang Wallop.
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