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“Oh, I know Rajiv said I shouldn't, but I really want to see the monkey palace, and if I hurry, I won't even be late with the coconuts.”
―Thomas

Thomas and the Monkey Palace is the eighth episode of the twenty-second series.

Plot

In India, Thomas is told to deliver a truckload of coconuts for refreshing coconut water. While on his way to collect the coconuts, he discovers a branch line leading to a mysterious monkey temple. Asking Rajiv about it, he tells Thomas that the branch line leads to the Monkey Palace which is riddled with troublesome monkeys. Although Rajiv warns Thomas to stay clear of it, he visits it on his way to deliver the coconuts.

At the Monkey Palace, Thomas sees several cheeky monkeys around him. They start to clamber all over him and his trucks. While Thomas attempts to leave, one of the monkeys gets trapped in the truck. When it tries to attract Thomas' attention, Thomas comes to a sudden stop, but he spills all the coconuts. Thomas, however, does not know this and leaves the monkey and the coconuts behind while delivering his truck.

When Thomas arrives, Charubala points out the missing coconuts from Thomas' truck. This makes him realise that they must have fallen out when he suddenly stopped. Thomas attempts to retrieve them, but one of the other engines runs over them and destroys them. The monkey that Thomas accidently took tries to attract his attention, pointing out to him that he needs help in getting back to the Monkey Palace.

When Thomas returns the monkey, the others try again to attract his attention; they also have coconuts, which they immediately load into Thomas' truck. Thomas later returns to the station and delivers the coconuts and everyone - even Charubala - find the coconut water delicious.

Characters

Locations

Cast

UK

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv and the Monkey Palace Announcer
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Charubala
  • Jass Patel as a Concessions Worker

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the twelfth episode of the twenty-second series.[1]
  • Jass Patel joins the voice cast.
  • This is the only episode of the twenty-second series set in India that Ashima and Noor Jehan do not appear and not to have Tina Desai or Sanjeev Bhaskar as part of the voice cast.

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In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e o Palácio dos Macacos
Chinese 托马斯和猴子宫殿
Croatian Tomičža i Palaca Majmuna
Czech Tomáš a opičí palác
Danish Thomas og abepaladset
Dutch Thomas en het Apenpaleis
Finnish Tuomas Veturi ja apinapapalatsi
German Der Palast der Affen
Hebrew תומס וארמון הקופים
Hungarian Thomas és a majom palota
Japanese トーマスとサルのきゅうでん
Norwegian Thomas og apepalasset
Polish Tomek i Pałac Małp
Russian Томас во дворце обезьян
Spanish Thomas y el Palacio de los Monos
Swedish Thomas och appalatset

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