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The WORST episodes of Monkey

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Buddhist priest Tripitaka and his three disciples Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy, travel from China to India to fetch the Buddhist scriptures. They have been sent by Buddha, and getting these scriptures will bring peace to the people of the world.

Last Updated: 4/20/2022Network: Nippon TV
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Pigsy's Ten Thousand Ladies
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6.94
36 votes

#1 - Pigsy's Ten Thousand Ladies

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/1979

Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy become disillusioned with the pilgrimage and go their separate ways. Monkey flies home to his Kingdom of Fruit and Flowers. Pigsy goes back to China seeking rewards from the Emperor. Sandy returns to the Western Heaven, hoping the Jade Emperor will forgive him. Tripitaka continues his journey. He's flabbergasted when lightning strikes the horse and it turns into a human called Yu-Lung. Deserted by his disciples, Tripitaka soon finds himself in grave danger.

Directors: Jun Fukuda
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Who Am I?
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7.00
2 votes

#2 - Who Am I?

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/20/1980

The pilgrims eat some freshly picked mushrooms, and lose their memories. Monkey wanders off and joins a band of outlaws. They think he's the Fungus Prince who was banished by his father, King Seven Souls. The king wants to kill Tripitaka, so they plan to capture him and claim a reward. Tripitaka leaves Pigsy and Sandy and gets captured by Monkey and the outlaws. Yu-Lung sets out to help Monkey get his memory back so he can save Tripitaka.

Directors: James Miki
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The Minx and the Slug
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7.14
35 votes

#3 - The Minx and the Slug

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/24/1978

A village headman and his wife grieve for their beautiful daughter Hai-Min who disappeared a year ago. Lecherous Pigsy offers to go and look for her. He finds a slug monster who says he is Hai-Min's reluctant husband, and tells Pigsy he can have her. Pigsy disguises himself as the slug monster and goes to live with selfish Hai-Min. How long will it be before she discovers he's not her slimy husband?

Directors: Yusuke Watanabe
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Pigsy Woos a Widow
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7.17
36 votes

#4 - Pigsy Woos a Widow

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/1978

When Monkey saves a pretty widow from the Demon Spirit of Great Snakes, amorous Pigsy falls snout over trotters in love with her, but she only has eyes for the celibate boy priest Tripitaka. The pilgrims move on, but Pigsy stays behind and tries to win the widow's heart; but time and time again, his true pig nature is revealed. When Monkey goes to fetch Pigsy, Tripitaka and eel-phobic Sandy end up in big trouble.

Directors: Yasutaka Tanaka
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Pigsy's in the Well
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7.17
35 votes

#5 - Pigsy's in the Well

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/1978

Tripitaka is visited in a dream by the restless spirit of the deceased king of the land of Cockcrow. He tells Tripitaka he was murdered by a Taoist magician and thrown into a well; for the past three years this magician has been impersonating him. With the help of the king's son, Tripitaka and his disciples set out to prove that the current king is a fake.

Directors: Jun Fukuda
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The Power of Youth
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7.17
40 votes

#6 - The Power of Youth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/1978

In his mountain kingdom, the immature King of Youth dictates that everything old is useless. When the pilgrims approach, he decides to kidnap Tripitaka to gain the attention of Heaven and Earth, in an attempt to stop living in the shadow of his father, the King of Ox. When Monkey's powers prove no match for the King's fiery temper, and Pigsy and Sandy are otherwise engaged, who will save Tripitaka?

Directors: Yusuke Watanabe
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What Monkey Calls the Dog-Woman
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7.21
39 votes

#7 - What Monkey Calls the Dog-Woman

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/1978

When the magistrate Lord Li's stepdaughter is kidnapped by bandits, Monkey reluctantly takes on the job of catching them. He soon learns that the bandits are not what they seem, but their bark is far worse than their bite. Meanwhile, Tripitaka, Pigsy and Sandy spend the night at an inn that's owned by a wicked dog-woman. She has a big surprise in store for Tripitaka.

Directors: Jun Fukuda
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The Beginning of Wisdom
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7.22
36 votes

#8 - The Beginning of Wisdom

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/12/1978

Desperate for water due to the intense heat, the pilgrims find that the nearest village is completely dried up. The local water monster, who has a taste for the souls of boys, had cursed the village with a drought, because the villagers had no boys left to sacrifice to him. With Monkey's cloud out of action, brave Pigsy volunteers to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Directors: Yasutaka Tanaka
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Am I Dreaming?
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7.25
4 votes

#9 - Am I Dreaming?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/23/1979

Every night, Tripitaka's sleep is disturbed by a recurring dream. In it, he's being attacked by Lord Yuki, ruler of The Devil's Hell. One night, after Tripitaka nearly sleepwalks off a cliff, the disciples decide they must take immediate action. They think up ways of expelling the demon from Tripitaka's body. Things don't quite go to plan though - before long, Tripitaka ends up in very hot water, and Monkey gets pulled into the dream too...

Directors: Akikazu Ohta
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Even Monsters Can Be People
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7.26
39 votes

#10 - Even Monsters Can Be People

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/1978

When Monkey kills a girl and her elderly parents, Tripitaka is left with no choice but to punish him and send him back home to his mountain of fruit and flowers. No one believes Monkey's story that the people he killed were red, blue and yellow demons disguised as humans. When the pilgrims later discover that Monkey was telling the truth, Tripitaka finds himself in grave danger, and wishes he'd never denied the demons' existence.

Directors: Daisuke Yamazaki
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The Foolish Philosopher
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7.33
3 votes

#11 - The Foolish Philosopher

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/13/1980

A snobby princess has been kidnapped by a fish monster who wants to marry her, but she continually refuses because he's too common. She sends two little water sprites to get help from her parents. They meet Tripitaka and his disciples, who offer their help. Tripitaka and Monkey escort them to the king and queen, while Sandy and Pigsy go to rescue the princess. Things aren't looking good for Sandy when the fish monster captures him.

Directors: Satoshi Aoki
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Stoned
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7.33
3 votes

#12 - Stoned

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/13/1980

Disowned by his parents for being unable to do sorcery, the young demon Shosanpu practises on the unsuspecting pilgrims, but is soon found out. After listening to his story, Monkey decides to give him special training, against Tripitaka's wishes. Using Monkey's staff, Shosanpu turns the four pilgrims into stone statues, and goes to fetch his father, Yuzankun. While he's away, the four statues are stolen and taken to an auction. Will Shosanpu find them in time, to change them back?

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Monkey Swallows the Universe
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7.43
42 votes

#13 - Monkey Swallows the Universe

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/22/1978

Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka and the horse enter a land ruled by the demonic Golden Horn and his wife, Silver Horn. Bewitched by a beautiful lady, Pigsy discovers that all is not what it seems. An old woman proves too much to handle even for Monkey. Tripitaka and Sandy find themselves a bit tied up when left to their own devices. When a mysterious Taoist magician causes Golden Horn to lose his bottle, things start to look up.

Directors: Daisuke Yamazaki
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The Dogs of Death
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7.43
7 votes

#14 - The Dogs of Death

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/1979

The evil Dogs of Plague, disciples of the Great Hound of Hell, plan to kill Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka. Their leader brings the Plague of Black Dog to a nearby town. The pilgrims arrive at the town, but when Tripitaka tries to help the sick, he catches the deadly plague himself. Monkey discovers the only cure is to give the afflicted grilled fresh monkey brains from a newly dead ape. Will Monkey give up his life to save Tripitaka?

Directors: Satoshi Aoki
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The Most Monstrous Monster
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7.67
6 votes

#15 - The Most Monstrous Monster

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/21/1979

Desperate to please Chun-Shou, the woman he hopes to marry, the unhappy King of Unicorns promises to find a new toy for her spoilt brat son, little Chen. When he hears about Monkey's magic wishing staff, he decides this would be ideal. By capturing Tripitaka and using his all-powerful magic ring, the king plans to defeat Monkey and steal his precious wishing staff. While Monkey struggles to resist the king's magic ring, Pigsy finds it difficult to resist Chun-Shou.

Directors: Kazuo Ikehiro
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The End of the Way
star
7.67
6 votes

#16 - The End of the Way

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/1/1979

Tripitaka and his disciples are just a few days away from reaching India - they can clearly see the Gold Temple of the Thunderclap ahead. The King of All Geological Ages appears and says he'll stop them reaching India. Pigsy finds the king's beautiful wife strangely familiar, he knows her from somewhere. The king captures Tripitaka and puts the indestructible Iron Collar of Death on him, to choke him to death. This looks like the end for Tripitaka.

Directors: Kazuo Ikehiro
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Pigsy Learns a Lesson
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7.67
6 votes

#17 - Pigsy Learns a Lesson

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/1979

The Fraction Demon goes around asking children questions about fractions, and kidnaps those who answer correctly. The pilgrims arrive at a small village and get mistaken for Fraction Demons by the vengeful locals. After a very close shave, Monkey gets a bit hot under the collar. Pigsy volunteers to track down the dazzlingly beautiful Fraction Demon and sort her out - but will he get otherwise distracted?

Directors: Masahiro Takase
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The Land with Two Suns
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7.67
6 votes

#18 - The Land with Two Suns

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/1979

The pilgrims enter a land where night never falls. For five hundred years, ever since the vulture demon Konsei-Maoh stole Dainichi Buddha's sun-mirror, as soon as one sun sets another one rises. Tripitaka offers the villagers their help and Monkey, who has an old score to settle with the demon, is more than happy to oblige. Things take a turn for the worse after Monkey bumps into a familiar face, and the demon sets his sights on Tripitaka.

Directors: Bin Aoki
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Pigsy, King and God
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7.71
7 votes

#19 - Pigsy, King and God

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/25/1979

The pilgrims arrive at the Kingdom of Red Hog, where pigs are sacred. The people hail Pigsy as their new King and God. Tripitaka discovers that the current king is a disguised demon, the Spirit of the Red Hog, and that he murdered the old king. Helped by rebels, Monkey and Sandy set out to save Princess Green Lotus and stop the evil swine before the whole country is converted to hog worship.

Directors: Toshi Aoki
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The Country of Nightmares
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7.75
4 votes

#20 - The Country of Nightmares

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/25/1979

On their way to India, the pilgrims must pass through the Land of Nightmares, inhabited by all the legions of Hell, bad demons and wicked spirits. All humans who go there are eaten, and all others must take a magic test upon entry to the land. To allow Tripitaka to travel through safely, Monkey disguises him as a beautiful longhaired female demon, and teaches him some basic magic. Will the King of Bad Dreams see through Tripitaka's disguise?

Directors: Kazuo Ikehiro
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The Tormented Emperor
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7.75
4 votes

#21 - The Tormented Emperor

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/30/1979

Emperor Busoku, ruler of the country of Biku, is tormented at night by the ghost of Queen Seiko of Shitan, whose country he destroyed many years ago. Tripitaka and his followers arrive at Biku and hear of the Emperor's plight. After the ghost leaves behind a shoe, Monkey becomes suspicious and sends Pigsy and Dragon to investigate. They sneak into the women's dormitory at the palace in search of the shoe's owner. But Pigsy has other things on his mind.

Directors: Bin Aoki
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Between Heaven and Hell
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7.75
4 votes

#22 - Between Heaven and Hell

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/7/1980

The pilgrims arrive at a sacred shrine called Chokken Shokoku. Every day, its many visitors pay to go through a hole in the wall that guarantees them entry to paradise in the after-life. Tripitaka is sceptical, but his disciples insist on trying it. When Sandy gets stuck in the hole, the shrine's priest demands 100,000 Gen from the others to let them enlarge the hole, otherwise Sandy must die. Can Monkey, Pigsy and Tripitaka raise the money in time?

Directors: Akikazu Ohta
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The Fountain of Youth
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7.75
4 votes

#23 - The Fountain of Youth

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/3/1980

Tripitaka is shocked when his three followers bathe in a pool and are transformed into babies. It's a Fountain of Youth, and it belongs to two Spirits of Time Passed. Tripitaka must make one of these spirits cry, and use the tears to change his disciples back. Leaving Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy with a babysitter, Tripitaka goes in search of these cannibalistic spirits. Believing Tripitaka won't return, the babysitter decides to sell the three babies at the local market.

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Such a Nice Monster
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7.75
4 votes

#24 - Such a Nice Monster

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/9/1980

A gentle monster dresses up as a puppy dog and calls himself ""a good dog"" in an attempt to make friends. He desperately wants to be liked, but all the villagers are terrified of him. The pilgrims arrive at the monster's country, and Tripitaka tells his disciples to go ahead and make friends with him. After Pigsy, Monkey and Sandy fail, Yu-Lung befriends the good dog, and comes up with a plan to make the villagers like him.

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Pretty as a Picture
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7.75
4 votes

#25 - Pretty as a Picture

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/28/1980

The pilgrims are welcomed to a village headman's house. He shows the disciples a screen that has a picture of the beautiful Goddess Sorosvati painted on it, along with the six other Gods of Good Fortune. During the night, the goddess magically steps out of the screen, tricks Tripitaka, and takes his place on the pilgrimage. While she enchants the others, Monkey discovers Tripitaka trapped in the screen. Can Monkey free Tripitaka and get the goddess back on canvas?

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