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"If I bounce along the track
Perhaps that sound will soon come back
The sound that makes me smile and giggle
When I puff on tracks that jiggle!
— Thomas
Pop Goes Thomas

Greg Tiernan


Nicole Stinn


Mark Robertson


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

October 20th,
2010 (UK)
January 1st,
2011 (US)
October 13th,
2011 (AUS)
March 31st,
2012 (NOR)
May 13th,
2012 (JAP)

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Pop Goes Thomas is the eighth episode of the fourteenth season.


It is the day of the children's summer picnic in the Whispering Woods and Thomas is given the job of taking the lemonade to the picnic. On the way, Thomas puffs over some bumpy tracks which shakes the bottles of lemonade, making the corks fly into the air. Thomas likes the popping noise, but he cannot see what is making the funny noise. So instead of going straight to the woods, Thomas takes a bumpy track in hoping that he will hear the popping noise again.

Then Thomas sees Mr. Bubbles the clown waiting at a bus stop. Thomas bounces past and one of the popping corks knocks Mr. Bubbles' big red nose off. It rolls down a drain and now Mr. Bubbles will be late for the children's picnic, as he needs to get another one. Next, Thomas puffs down an even bumpier track. The corks come flying out of the bottles once again and land amongst a field of pigs.

Next, Thomas passes the bakery where the bakers are hit by some corks, making them drop the cakes for the children's picnic. Then, Thomas goes over the bumpiest track on Sodor - the Fenland Track. Soon after, he meets James who is taking the children to the picnic. James does not think the popping noise is very amusing when one hits his shiny paintwork. Thomas then causes even more trouble when his corks hit the signalman at a junction. The signalman is so surprised, he accidentally sends James down the wrong track where he hits the buffers with a jolt.

Eventually, Thomas arrives at the Whispering Woods. The Fat Controller is very cross with him and tells Thomas about all the confusion and delay he has caused with the popping corks. To add to that, all the lemonade bottles are empty. Then, the last cork flies through the air and knocks the Fat Controller's hat clean off his head!

Thomas realizes his mistake, so he puffs quickly back to the bakery. The bakers had made more cakes and they are quickly loaded onto Thomas' truck. With the cakes loaded, Thomas puffs back to Knapford to collect more lemonade. Mr. Bubbles is there too. Thomas apologises to Mr. Bubbles and offers him a lift to the picnic.

When Thomas arrives at the picnic with Mr. Bubbles, the children cheer, clap, and laugh. Mr. Bubbles explains that the children's laughs and cheers are the happiest sounds of all, and Thomas has to agree!


A little boy shouts "Hello" to Thomas from James' train. It is currently unknown who voiced him.




  • When Thomas turns onto the first bumpy track, the points are set against him.
  • The narrator says that a cork hit James' shiny red paint, but it actually hits his smokebox which is coloured black.
  • Because of stock footage, Maithwaite is in its brown colour.
  • When Thomas puffs up to James, he is on James' left, but when they go under the signalbox, Thomas is on James' right.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Finnish Tuomaksen Poksahdus Thomas's Popping Sound
Norwegian Plopp, sa det Plop, it Said
Japanese トーマスとコルクのせん Thomas and the Cork
German Das Lustige Geräusch The Funny Noise
Welsh Tomos a'r Lemoned Thomas and the Lemonade
Italian Un Buffo Rumore The Funny Sound
Czech Tomáš veze perlivé limonády Thomas Carries Carbonated Soft Drinks
Turkish Pop Thomas Gider Pop Goes Thomas
Russian Смешное происшествие Funny Thing Happened
Chinese 托马斯和柠檬汽水 Thomas and the Lemonade
Korean 가장 행복한 소리 The Happiest Sound
Hungarian Thomas pukkantyúi Thomas' Popping Sound
Portuguese Plop faz a rolha Plop Makes the Cork
Slovenian Tomaž in zamaški Thomas and the Caps
Catalan En Thomas fa "pum" Thomas Does "Pum"
Danish Poff, sagde Thomas Puff, said Thomas
Romanian Thomas Face Poc Thomas Makes the Bang
Polish Strzelające Korki Shootibg Stoppers
Thai เสียงอะไรเอ่ย What Does it Sound
Swedish Thomas säger "Popp!" Thomas Says Pop!

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