Timon's Monkeys/A Big Day For Timon

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Timon's Monkeys, retitled A Big Day for Timon, for American audiences, is a fifth episode of Timon the Meerkart and Friends. It is a parody to Thomas and Friends episode, Thomas' Train/A Big Day for Thomas.


  • Timon as Thomas
  • Professor Porter (from Tarzan) as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Adult Kovu as Henry
  • Mufasa as Gordon
  • Adult Simba as Edward
  • Bagheera (from The Jungle Book) as James
  • Sir Kay (from The Sword in the Stone) as Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Various Animators as Various Workmen


Narrator: "Timon was grumbling to the other animals."

Timon: "I spend my time pulling Monkeys about, ready for you to take out on journeys."

Narrator: "The other animals laughed."

Timon: "Why can't I take passengers, too?"

Mufasa: "You're too impatient."

Narrator: "They said."

Mufasa: "You'd be sure to leave something behind."

Timon: "Rubbish!"

Narrator: "Said Timon."

Timon: "I'll show you."

Narrator: "One night, he and Adult Kovu were alone. Adult Kovu was ill. The animators worked hard, but he didn't get better.

He felt just as bad next morning. Adult Kovu usually took the first passengers, and Timon had to get his monkeys ready."

Timon: "If Adult Kovu is ill,"

Narrator: "He thought."

Timon: Perhaps I shall take his Monkeys."

Narrator: "Timon ran to find the Monkeys."

Timon: "Come along, come along!"

Narrator: "He fussed."

Monkeys: "There's plenty of time, there's plenty of time."

Narrator: "They grumbled.

Timon took them to the platform, and wanted to run around in front at once.

But his 1st flea wouldn't let him."

Timon's 1st Flea: "Don't be impatient, Timon!"

Narrator: "Timon waited and waited.

People got on board, the animators walked up and down, they secured the monkeys, and still, Adult Kovu didn't come. Timon got more and more excited.

Professor Porter came to see what was the matter, and the animators told him about Adult Kovu."

Professor Porter: "Find another animal."

Narrator: "He ordered."

Animators: "There's only Timon."

Narrator: "They said."

Professor Porter: "You'll have to do it then, Timon. Be quick now."

Timon's 1st Flea: "Don't be impatient, Timon."

Narrator: "Said his first flea."

Timon's 1st Flea: "Wait till' everything is ready.

Narrator: but Timon was too excited to listen.

What happened then, nobody knows. Perhaps the first monkey forgot to grab Timon, or perhaps Timon was given the signal by mistake. Anyhow, Timon started without his monkeys. As he passed the first signal tower, animators waved and shouted, but he didn't stop."

Timon: "They're waving because I'm such a splendid meerkat.

Narrator: "He thought importantly."

Timon: "Adult Kovu says it's hard to pull Monkeys, but I think it's easy.

Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Narrator: "He puffed, pretending to be like Mufasa."

Timon: "People have never seen me taking passengers before. It's nice of them to wave."

Narrator: "And he whistled."

Timon: "Thank you."

Narrator: "Then he came to a signal at 'Danger'."

Timon: "Bother!"

Narrator: "He said."

Timon: "I Must stop, and I was going so nicely, too! What a nuisance signals are."

Narrator: "He blew an angry whistle.

The Animator ran up."

Animator: "Hello, Timon."

Narrator: "He said."

Animator: "What are you doing here?"

Timon: "I'm pulling Monkeys."

Narrator: "Said Timon."

Timon: "Can't you see?"

Animator: "Where are your monkeys, then?"

Narrator: "Timon looked back."

Timon: "Why, bless me!"

Narrator: "He said."

Timon: "If we haven't left them behind!"

Animator: "Yes."

Narrator: "Said the animator."

Animator: "You'd better go back quickly and fetch them."

Narrator: "Poor Timon was so sad, he nearly cried.

Timon's 1st Flea: "Cheer up."

Narrator: "Said his first flea."

Timon's 1st Flea: "Let's go back quickly and try again."

Narrator: "At the station, all the passengers were talking at once. They were telling Professor Porter what a bad place Savannah was. But when Timon came back, they saw how sad he was, and couldn't be cross.

He held on to the Monkeys, and this time he really pulled it.

But for a long time afterwards, the other Animals laughed at Timon and said,"

Adult Kovu and Bagheera: "Look, there's Timon, who wanted to take some passengers, but forgot about the monkeys!"

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  • Footage Copyright: The Walt Disney Company

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