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"Who's calling me a monster?"
— Diesel
Percy and the Monster of Brendam

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Sharon Miller


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

February 19th,
2012 (AUS)
February 23rd,
2012 (UK)
September 1st,
2012 (US)
October 21st,
2012 (JAP)
January 14th,
2013 (Latin America)
August 4th,
2014 (NOR)
March 16th,
2016 (KOR)

Previous episode

Express Coming

Next episode

Ho Ho Snowman

Percy and the Monster of Brendam is the fourth episode of the sixteenth season.


One morning, Percy is at Brendam Docks waiting for a boat to arrive with some furniture which he has to deliver to Dowager Hatt. Percy has to wait and is soon growing impatient. Salty pulls up and tells Percy a story about the Monster of Brendam and how it only appears when there is fog. After describing the monster, Salty heads off to the Dieselworks, leaving Percy excited at the prospect of seeing a real monster. Cranky is adamant that there is no monster and Salty is just being silly. Percy does not approve of Salty being called silly and is sure that there is a monster. A fog rolls in from the sea and Percy sets off to find the Monster of Brendam to prove Cranky wrong.

Along the line, Percy meets Edward who has coal to deliver. Percy asks him to find the Monster of Brendam with him and describes what it looks like. Suddenly they spy a shape which fits the monster's description. Edward, frightened, charges forward and collides with Rocky. It becomes apparent that the mysterious shape was just Rocky's crane arm. Rocky was surprised and drops an oil drum onto the sacks of coal on Edward's flatbed, sending coal dust everywhere. Edward apologises and Percy races away to get help.

At the level crossing, Percy meets Toby who is not a fan of the fog. Percy explains that he is looking for the tall, turning, twisting, croaking, and creaking Monster of Brendam. Toby thinks the Monster of Brendam is very scary. Suddenly, Percy spies a turning and twisting object through the fog. Toby is so scared, he races away jingling his bell loudly. A magnet then lands on the pipes on Toby's flatbed and they spill over the track. The mysterious twisting object turns out to be Butch operating his magnet. Toby apologizes to Butch and Percy sets off to get help.

Next, Percy meets Henry at the water tower. Percy tells Henry all about the Monster of Brendam and describes what it looks like. Henry is surprised and a little nervous. Then they hear a clanking travelling up the line. Henry believes it is the Monster of Brendam and reverses quickly. Percy calls out and a voice replies. With a creak, Diesel emerges from the fog. Percy explains that he had mistaken Diesel's creaking axles for the sound of the Monster of Brendam. Diesel is insulted and cross.

Percy soon arrives back at Brendam Docks. Cranky teases Percy for not being able to find the monster. Percy admits that Cranky must be right and there is no such thing as the Monster of Brendam. Then Percy remembers that he did not help his friends and sets off to help them. First, Percy pulls up to Edward and Rocky. Edward explains that he needs to deliver his coal to Brendam, but is worried about encountering the monster. Percy assures his friend that there is no monster and they puff on together. Next, Percy finds Toby who has a similar problem. Percy assures him that the monster does not exist and they chuff away together.

Percy, Edward, and Toby arrive at the docks where they meet Henry, who is very worried. He believes that he has found the monster. The engines stare at the mysterious, tall, twisting, and creaking shape. They are convinced that this shape is the Monster of Brendam as it fits the entire description. Then the shape speaks and it turns out to be Cranky. Salty trundles into the docks. He tells the engines that Cranky is their very own Monster of Brendam. They all laugh, except Cranky, who just cranks.




  • The PBS Kids version gives the episode the title of "The Monster of Brendam Docks".
  • This was the final episode to have Butch voiced by Glenn Wrage in the US. Steven Kynman later took over this role in the seventeenth season.
  • The Norwegian title misspells Brendam Brendham.
  • In the Norwegian version of this episode, Percy is said to deliver tables and chairs to Sir Topham Hatt's house, instead of Dowager Hatt's.
  • This is the first episode since the twelfth season episode The Party Surprise in which Thomas does not have a speaking role.
  • The events of this episode were mentioned by Thomas in the nineteenth season episode, Salty All At Sea.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブレンダムのかいぶつ Monster of Brendam
Norwegian Percy og Brendham-monsteret Percy and the Brendham-Monster
Polish Piotrek i Potwór z Rybkowa Percy and the Monster of Brendam
French Le monstre de Brendham The Monster of Brendam
German Percy und das Monster von Brendham Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Italian Percy e il Mostro di Brendam Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Spanish Percy y el Monstruo de Brendam Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Russian Брендемское чудовище Brendam Monster
Hungarian Percy és a Brendam-i szörny Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Korean 퍼쉬와 브렌덤 부두의 괴물 Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Romanian Percy și Monstrul din Brendam Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Czech Persy a brendemská příšera Percy and the Monster of Brendam
Thai เพอร์ซี่กับอสูรกายแห่งเบรนดัม Percy and the Monster of Brendam

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