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“Aww, that little piglet is looking at me!”
―Thomas giggling at a newborn piglet

Thomas and the Pigs is the eighth episode of the thirteenth series.


Farmer Trotter asks Thomas to collect some straw for the piglets, which are soon to be born. But on the way, Thomas sees other things he thinks the piglets will like, so he collects milk from Percy, apples from James and chestnuts from the children, completely filling his flatbed. When Thomas gets to McColl Farm, Farmer McColl tells Thomas that there is no room for the straw. So, Thomas takes the unusual cargo to Farmer Trotter, who tells Thomas that piglets do not like apples, chestnuts and milk as the straw is the main priority as soon as they are born. Farmer Trotter tells Thomas to empty his flatbed and collect the straw. On the way, Percy and James try to tell Thomas their ideas about what the piglets would like, but Thomas has no time to listen to them as he is running late. Finally, Thomas collects the straw from Farmer McColl and rushes back to the pig farm. Thomas cannot see the pigs thinking he is too late, but Farmer Trotter tells him that he is just in time. One of the piglets takes a shine to Thomas, so Farmer Trotter names the piglet Thomas.




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US and Canada


  • This episode was seen in select US theatres in October 2010.
  • This episode marks Farmer Trotter's first speaking role in the CGI series and Farmer McColl’s first speaking role since the eleventh series episode, Don't be Silly, Billy.


  • Thomas' back cab window blinks when he first leaves McColl Farm.


In Other Languages

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Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas e os Porquinhos
Catalan En Thomas i els Porquets
Chinese Mandarin 托马斯和小猪
Czech Tomáš a Prasátka
Danish Thomas og Grisene
Dutch Thomas en de Varkentjes
Finnish Olkia Porsaille
French Les Bébés Cochons
German Thomas und die Ferkel
Greek Ο Τόμας και τα γουρουνάκια
Hungarian Thomas és a Kismalacok
Icelandic Tommi og grísirnir
Indonesian Thomas dan Babi-Babi
Italian Thomas e i Maialini
Japanese トーマスとこぶた
Korean 아기 돼지의 탄생 (dub)
토마스와 아기 돼지 (subtitles)
Latin American Spanish Thomas y los Cerditos
Norwegian Thomas og Grisene
Polish Tomek i Prosiaczki
Romanian Thomas și Purcelușii
Russian Ненужные подарки
Serbian Tomas i Prasci
Swedish Thomas och Grisarna

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