T. Bag And The Sunstones Of Montezuma Episode 4: Gone Fishing

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UK Air Date27/01/1992, 4.00pm
Repeat ScreeningN/A
Copyright YearMCMXCI (1991)
VTR Dateunknown
Fremantle Archive Ref53469
Consecutive Episode Number78
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
PennyEvelyn Sweeney
Tom SawyerSimon Fenton
GoosepelletPeter Banks
Aunt MollyHelen Horton

Make UpAngela Seyfang
Costumes ByRaymond Childe
Assisted ByMandy Harper
Costumes Made BySylvia Juren
Lighting DirectorPeter Bower
Video Tape EditorKeith Thomas
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerIan Russell
ProducerCharles Warren
Directed ByGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

Penny arrives near a farmstead in the Southern United States in the graveyard where she meets a conman called Goosepellet who steals her sunstones. Later he cons Tom’s Aunt Molly out of her broach with the next Sunstone on it.
The High-T Website synopsis

Aunt Molly

T-Bag

The Cleaning

Dirt

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I sometimes lie awake in my basket at night

(T-Shirt is doing the vacuuming)
T-Shirt: Feet.
T-Bag: I'm going to get those sunstones today Shirty-baby, I feel my luck's about to change.
T-Shirt: Yeah, from abysmal to flaming well abysmal.
T-Bag: I've seen ski-slopes shorter than that face, what is it?
T-Shirt: What is it? The hoovering that's what, the hoovering, the cooking, the cleaning, the ironing, the dusting, I could magic that lot done in two seconds. Why won't you let me?
T-Bag: Because, I've got to keep you in your place.
T-Shirt: Oh yeah, and what exactly is my place eh? There's no holiday leave, no perks what-so-ever. I sometimes lie awake in my basket at night and think what am I doing with my life, what do I get out of all this?
T-Bag: You get a chance to bask in my glory, that's what you get.
T-Shirt: Huh please. I do have a mind of my own you know.
T-Bag: Well, you're welcome to it, nobody else wants it.
T-Shirt: What would you do if I got myself another job, eh, eh?
T-Bag: You couldn't get yourself a job as a lifeguard attending in a carwash. (T-Bag then drops biscuits on the floor) Oh dear look, I seem to have dropped a few crumbs on your nice clean floor. Oh clean it up, there's a pet.

Added: 04/04/2012

What does a possum look like?

Penny: Hello, anybody home?
(T-Bag appears in disguise).
T-Bag: Huckleberry, oh Huckleberry, dang nabbit, where is that no-good son of a lurk head, Huckleberry.
Penny: Are you looking for somebody?
T-Bag: Oh that's mighty observant of ya Missy, I gonna lost my Huckleberry and my poor pet possum.
Penny: What does he look like?
T-Bag: Oh he looks like a possum, what else would a possum look like, a paddle steamer? Huckleberry.
Penny: What does a possum look like?
T-Bag: Oh he's small and ugly and he has a thumb on his foot, huh, a bit like you. Ohhhhhh, there he is.
(T-Bag pushes past Penny who falls onto the fence with the wet paint).
Penny: Oh yuck.
T-Bag: Oh I'm sorry girl. Look at that, you got paint all over ya. Oh come here child, let me wipe it for ya.
Penny: Oh no, look, you're making it worse.
T-Bag: Oh dear, so I am, what a great old mutton-head. Here, let me take your purse ha and let me clean it for you.
Penny: No it's al...
T-Bag: Ha, ooh, I declare it's no trouble at all, ha, ha. Thank you pee-wee.
Penny: T-Bag!
T-Bag: Oh that fooled ya, didn't it? Am I good or am I good? The Royal Shakespeare company here I come.
(T-Bag disappears).
Penny: Oh no.

Added: 04/04/2015

We Can Go Fishing

Tom: Help me finish this and we can go fishing you and me both.
T-Shirt: Yeah.
Tom: I got worms.
T-Shirt: That doesn’t matter we can still go fishing.

All for the greater good

Penny: Thanks for everything. Especially this.
Aunt Molly: It's all for the greater good, honey child. You take it. After all you rid the neighbourhood of that swindling prairie dog Goosepellet. Was ever a man better named?
Penny: Yeah. He won't be back.
Tom: You take care now ya'hear.
Penny: You too, bye.
(Penny disappears).
Aunt Molly: You wanna go fishing?
Tom: You betcha.

Added: 04/04/2016

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  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Tom Sawyer'.
  • The character name 'Goosepellet' is name after the food 'Goose Pellets' that are fed to ducks and geese.
  • Helen Horton, who played Aunt Molly, sadly passed away in 2009, aged 85.
  • Helen Horton appeared in Spatz which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Helen Horton appeared in the episode 'Karen's Mother' (#2.2, 10/01/1991) as Natalie Hansson.
  • Helen Horton appeared in Polterguests which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Helen Horton appeared in the episode 'Cuckoo in the Crypt' (#1.7, 26/04/1999) as the Mother of Buffalo Bess.
  • Peter Banks appeared in Mike & Angelo which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Peter Banks appeared in the episodes 'Love Boat' (#6.1, 22/02/1994) and 'A Wonderful Wife' (#6.10, 26/04/1994) as Barney Mason and the episode 'The Return of Hank Sinatra' (#12.10, 07/03/2000) as Mr Travis B. Huckleberry III.
  • Peter Banks appeared in Polterguests which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Peter Banks appeared in an unknown episode as Herb Gimbal.

  • This is the first episode (apart from the Christmas Specials) to have three guest stars in one episode, this happens again in two episodes in the next series, Take Off With T. Bag. This cost of the extra guest star in this episode is made up later in episode 5 which features only one guest star.
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 4: Curse Of The Mummy)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 6: Antony and Cleopatra)
  • Peter Banks, who plays Goosepellet, appears in two episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag. This is his first of his two appearances.
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 3: Bagsy Malone)
  • This is the second episode to feature someone ‘dressed up’ as a ghost, the first being in T-Bag Bounces Back, episode 6.
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 5: Bobby Jobsworth and The Temple Of Doom)
  • Penny gets the sunstones stolen by the conman Goosepellet, this also happens in other episodes.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 6: Debbie In The Land Of R)
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 6: Dick Gherkin)
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 6: Hi-Hat)
    (T-Bag Bounces Back, Episode 9: Nikdit The Thief)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 6: Scrimp)
    (Turn on to T-Bag, Episode 9: Doc Leaf)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 4: Grimble and Squiffy)
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 8: Cedric Sackbutt's Search For A Song)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 4: Rum Barbara)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 7: Rats)
  • T-Bag wears her pink and white striped pyjamas during this episode, this is seen in other episodes.
    (T. Bag's Christmas Turkey)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 4: Curse Of The Mummy)
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 9: The Red Shoes)