T-Bag Bounces Back Episode 10: Happy Ending

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UK Air DateFri 27/03/1987, 4.20pm
Repeat ScreeningThurs 07/09/1989, 4.25pm
Copyright YearMCMLXXXVII (1987)
VTR Date13/10/1986
Fremantle Archive Ref35292 (series ref)
Runtime00:19:52:19
Consecutive Episode Number30
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tallulah Bag)Elizabeth Estensen
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
DebbieJennie Stallwood
Major HappyTony Haygarth

Make UpAnn Briggs
Costume DesignerRaymond Childe
Graphic DesignerAlex Forbes
Stage ManagerBobby Webber
Production AssistantJoanna Stewart
Songs ByTerry Trower
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro
DesignerJohn Plant
ProducersCharles Warren
Leon Thau
DirectorLeon Thau

With T-Shirt Debbie goes back to Major Happy but when they arrive he has been kidnapped by T-Bag. When he escapes Debbie, T-Shirt and Major Happy must find the frame of the glockenspiel but when T-Shirt gets kidnapped by T-Bag along with the bag of bells T-Shirt must somehow get the bells to Major Happy.
The High-T Website synopsis
In the Land of the Mountains, the Major is still waiting for Debbie’s return with all the bells. But there are still many problems to overcome. Where is the missing glockenspiel? Where have the bells gone? What music was being played when the bells disappeared? And where is T-Bag? Last in the series. Music by Terry Trower.
TV Times listing
The final episode. The Major is still waiting for Debbie's return with all the bells.
TV Times listing

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I want you!

(T-Bag stands and walks over to the T-Plant, the room glows with dark eerie green and red shades as T-Bag begins her magical chant).
T-Bag: Major, Major, time for tea, hear me calling, come to me.
(Major Happy disappears from the village square and reappears in the T-Room).
Major Happy: Urgh. Where am I? I know this place. It's me home. Aurrrghh!
T-Bag: Greetings Major. Welcome to my home.
Major Happy: Ohhhh, it's you, what do you want now? You've got my home, you've got me magic golden glockenspiel. What more do you want?
T-Bag: I want you!
Major Happy: Me?
T-Bag: That's right, you.

Added: 04/04/2015

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie

Major Happy: You just wait until Debbie gets back.
T-Bag: Debbie, Debbie, Debbie that’s all I ever hear Debbie, Debbie, Debbie, Debbie.
Major Happy: Oh I’ve touched a raw nerve there have I? Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
T-Bag: She can’t harm me.
Major Happy: Oh I wouldn’t be so sure about that; after all she’s got the bells hasn’t she?
T-Bag: True but I’ve got you.

The end of your journey

Major Happy: Done.
Debbie: Great, (T-Bag appears) now all we have to do is add the bells.
T-Bag: Mine I think.
Major Happy: Arh.
T-Bag: All mine. I'd say that was checkmate wouldn't you? Game, set and match to me. I've learned a very valuable lesson today. Trust nobody, I've achieved it all myself. So I'll leave you all to fight it out amongst yourselves because I'm off, the winner.
(T-Bag disappears).
Major Happy: What are you grinning at lad?
Debbie: Well I never thought I'd actually see the day when I'd agreed with T-Bag. Well she's certainly right about one thing. Trust nobody. Especially when it's someone as two-faced as T-Shirt.
T-Shirt: I know what you're thinking.
Debbie: No, no you don't know what I'm thinking.
T-Shirt: But you're wrong.
Major Happy: I think it's best if you just slung your hook my lad and quickly too.
T-Shirt: But you see I...
Debbie: Get out of my sight. Well I've let you down.
Major Happy: Oh chin up.
Debbie: Really bungled it this time.
Major Happy: Well you can't turn the clock back, history never repeats itself. When you come to the end of your journey… stop.
Debbie: Well bye then.
Major Happy: Cheery bye (clears throat).
(Bells jangle).
Major Happy: It's the bur, the bur, the bur...
Debbie: The bells, T-Shirt.
Major Happy: The bells.
T-Shirt: Are you talking to me? I thought you hated me.
Debbie: Oh T-Shirt.
T-Shirt: After all who wouldn't hate someone as two-faced as me?
Debbie: Oh I'm sorry T-Shirt.
Major Happy: Well it looks like the little lad's come up trumps after all, well it only goes to show doesn't it?
Debbie: Right, there's no time to lose, we've got the bells, we've got the frame, let's get cracking.

Added: 04/04/2017

Nothing, not a dickie bird

Debbie: Hurry play the magic glockenspiel then we’ll be able to find out what T-Bag is so afraid of.
Major Happy: Right then here goes.
(Major Happy plays a tune).
T-Shirt: Nothing, not a dickie bird.
Debbie: Try again.
Major Happy: Right, this time (plays another tune), nothing, what am I doing wrong?
Debbie: Perhaps there’s a special tune you have to play.

Added: 08/11/2010

I couldn't get that to play

(Debbie is turning the handle of the music box playing music)
Thomas: That's funny, I couldn't get that to play.
Debbie: It's alright now.

Added: 04/04/2012

"Musical Notes"
Major Happy’s costume has the musical notes on it back to front. This is mentioned in The T-Room costume section in the Interview with Raymond Childe. In the interview it states the musical notes were stuck on the costume the night before by Raymond Childe's assistant.

"A Little Light Music"
The music notes on Major Happy’s costume are made of the same black reflective material as Jim Norton’s moustache in series 1 episode 9 and have the same problem – reflecting the studio lights when he moves. This is noticeable in scenes in the town square during these episodes.

"Coming or Going?"
When T-Bag sees Debbie and Major Happy putting the frame for the bells back together and transports herself and T-Shirt to the town square, the disappear/reappear sound effects are the opposite way round from normal. It’s the “appear” sound as they vanish from the T-Room and the “disappear” sound as they arrive in the square.

For more mistakes from other episodes, please see the Nitpicker's Guide

  • The name of the character Major Happy, is a play-on-words for 'Made You Happy' (Made-Ja Happy).
  • Major Happy is mentioned in The Amazing Adventures of T-Bag book during chapter two as Granny Bag's golfing partner.
  • This is the last episode to feature Debbie, making Jennie Stallwood's episode count 30 (3 series), the most of any of the five girls.
  • Tony Haygarth, who played Major Happy, sadly passed away on 10th March 2017, aged 72.

  • The large present box from episode eight can be seen in the curiosity shop next to the rocking horse.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 8: Max The Miller)
  • Major Happy's music box from from this episode can be seen in the curiosity shop in T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Ding-Dong)
  • Major Happy gets taken hostage by T-Bag and taken back to the T-Room; this was also done by T-Bag at the end of T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma.
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 10: Montezuma's Revenge)
  • T-Bag is referred to as 'Bin Bag' in this episode, this happens numerous times throughout the series, in this episode it is T-Shirt who says 'Bet old Bin Bag's gone and nobbled him'.
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 8: The African Queen)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 9: Doc Leaf)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 10: Turn On To T-Bag)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 8: La Boheme)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 9: The Bard)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 9: Play It Again, Sal)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 10: The Pearls Of Wisdom)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 10: Return To Olympus)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 6: Ra Ra Rasputin)
    (T. Bag and The Sunstones of Montezuma, Episode 7: One Million Years B.C.)