The Gas Station is where Robert "Tank" Winsley worked before he was hired by Dr. Magrew. Robert's duty at the gas station was washing and repairing cars and filling them up with tanks of gas, which is one of the reasons he gained his nickname 'Tank'. Robert suffers from countless abuse from his boss and a group of four bullies lead by Joey Carp who push him around and make fun of him. When Dr. Magrew and his daughter Jane witness this they stick up for Robert and protect him. Jane finds a wooden sculpture on the floor of a man on a horse, it had been carved by Robert. Dr. Magrew needed an assistant at his museum who has a skill in carving, since his last assistant Matt Deary had gone missing, so he offered Robert a job with a higher salary than the gas station and Robert accepted.