List of Pingu episodes


From 1990 to 2000, a total of 104 five-minute Pingu episodes were made at Trickfilmstudio in Russikon, Switzerland.[1] The episodes were written by Silvio Mazzola, and were directed and animated by Otmar Gutmann using clay animation. A special twenty-five minute episode called "Pingu at the Wedding Party" (also known by its home video title A Very Special Wedding) was produced in 1997.

The series was revived from 2003 to 2006 for a further 52 episodes, now produced in the United Kingdom instead of Switzerland.

The leading numbers identify the series and episode number (e.g. 5.10 is episode 10 of series 5). Where applicable, it is denoted whether the title shown is an alternative rather than the main. Titles used by the BBC in television broadcasts or on BBC videos are indicated by the comment "BBC" at the end of the entry for a title. Titles used in North America on DVDs are similarly indicated, by "NA". This page lists all the episodes.

Series overviewEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1267 March 1990 (1990-03-07)27 October 1990 (1990-10-27)
2263 November 1991 (1991-11-03)20 December 1994 (1994-12-20)
32617 June 1995 (1995-06-17)5 September 1996 (1996-09-05)
4265 January 1998 (1998-01-05)9 April 2000 (2000-04-09)
5261 August 2003 (2003-08-01)6 February 2004 (2004-02-06)
6263 January 2005 (2005-01-03)3 March 2006 (2006-03-03)

Test animationsEdit

TitleProduction year
"Hugo (Test Film)"1980 (1980)
An early, 30-second short where Pingu (named Hugo at the time) evades a polar bear.
"Splatter short"1980 (1980)
A short only seen on Otmar Gutmann's showreel[2] where an early version of Pingu hops on a tube, accidentally splattering a tall yellow creature.
"Pingu: Eine Geschichte Für Kinder Im Vorschulalter"26 May 1986 (26 May 1986)
A more polished short featuring Pingu and his family from the pilot. Some of the scenes in this pilot were later reanimated for the episodes "Hello Pingu" and "Pingu Looks After the Egg".

Original seriesEdit

Series 1 (1990)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
11"Hello Pingu"
"Pingu is Introduced"
7 March 1990 (1990-03-07)S01E01
Pingu and his family are having lunch, but Pingu doesn't want to eat his seaweed. After a comical lunch, Pingu goes outside to play with his red rubber ball, but it is stolen by two bullies named Pingo and Pingg.
22"Pingu Delivers the Mail"
"Pingu Helps to Deliver the Mail"
12 March 1990 (1990-03-12)S01E02
Father takes Pingu to the post office and along the way, they deliver parcels and envelopes to everyone in the South Pole.
33"Pingu Looks After the Egg"
"Pingu Helps With Incubating"
24 March 1990 (1990-03-24)S01E03
Pingu's family has an egg and Pingu is in charge of incubating it. Soon, he becomes bored and decides to listen to music, causing the egg to wreak havoc in the igloo.
44"The New Arrival"
"Pinga is Born"
30 March 1990 (1990-03-30)S01E04
After being incubated for a while, the egg starts to crack. Father phones the doctor and Pingu is desperate to see his new sibling. When the egg is finally opened, it turns out to be a girl and the family decide to call her Pinga.
55"Pingu Goes Fishing"3 April 1990 (1990-04-03)S01E05
Pingu is going fishing. He manages to catch a fish, but a seal named Robby eats his bait. When the seal gets his hand hurt, Pingu has remorse and he and Robby become friends.
"Pingu is Jealous"
7 April 1990 (1990-04-07)S01E06
Pingu is upset when Mother pays attention to his baby sister, Pinga. He tries everything to get Mother's attention, but unfortunately, he does not succeed. Mother soon makes up with a tearful Pingu.
77"Hide and Seek"
"Pingu and the Snowball Fight"
13 April 1990 (1990-04-13)S01E07
Pingu has a playdate with Robby. They play games around abandoned igloos and have a snowball fight.
88"Barrel of Fun"
"Pingu and the Avalanche Accident/Pingu and the Avalanche Incident"
19 April 1990 (1990-04-19)S01E08
Pingu and Robby are tobogganing using an old broken barrel. However, things backfire when Pingu ends up inside an ice pillar. Robby goes for help and the doctor helps Pingu out of the pillar.
99"Pingu Plays Fish Tennis"
"Fish Tennis"
27 April 1990 (1990-04-27)S01E09
Robby brings a large fish and he and Pingu have fun playing with it. Unfortunately, it gets stuck on the washing line, but Pingu gets it down by walking on stilts.
"Pingu Goes Skiing/Pingu On Makeshift Skis"
14 October 1988 (1988-10-14) (production)
3 May 1990 (1990-05-03) (TV)
Pingu is admiring a his friend Pingo's fantastic new skis. He is even allowed to stand on the back of them and ski along with him. However, as they go, he spots a broken barrel and has an idea. He soon has a pair of home-made skis and they set off again. But when they start showing off, it all ends up in a heap of broken skis both old and new.
"Pingu's Tobogganing"
21 October 1989 (1989-10-21) (production)
9 May 1990 (1990-05-09) (TV)
Pingu and friends Pingo and Pingg meet for a toboggan race. They all race down the mountain but Pingu's toboggan does not seem to be working properly and he just cannot keep up. Pingu knows just what to do and makes a few adjustments. However, his new speedy descent lands him up inside his snowman, and his friends have to melt him back out of it.
1212"Lost Baby"
"Pinga is Left Out"
15 May 1990 (1990-05-15)S01E12
Pingu has a playdate with Pingo, but he has to take Pinga along. He selfishly forbids Pinga from playing with him and Pingo. As a result, Pinga runs away and Pingu and Pingo search for her, only to find her back at home.
1313"Ice Hockey"
"Pingu Plays Ice Hockey"
20 May 1990 (1990-05-20)S01E13
Pingu and his friends, Robby and Pongi, arrive to see some professionals play ice hockey. They decide to join, but as the game progresses, the professionals suddenly become violent and display bad sportsmanship. After that, Pingu, Pongi and Robby move on to do some good clean harmless fun, like figure skating, to which the professionals join in.
1414"Pingu Runs Away"
"Pingu Runs Away from Home"
25 May 1990 (1990-05-25)S01E14

Pingu and his parents are eating dinner, but Pingu is not happy because he has to eat boiled greens. After unintentionally ruining the dinner, getting spanked and shouted at by his parents, Pingu runs away from home thinking his parents don't love him anymore. Pingu then sees scary carvings and becomes scared so he hides himself in a small cave. His parents unhappy with how they treated Pingu come looking for him in the meantime. They find Pingu in that cave frightened, they apologise to him and they all go back home.

Note: This episode was not aired in the United Kingdom and the United States due to its upsetting themes which were deemed controversial,[citation needed] but is available to watch online and on home video releases.
1515"Building Igloos"
"Pingu Builds an Igloo"
29 May 1990 (1990-05-29)S01E15
Pingu and his friend Pingo decide to build an igloo. They search for a place to build the new igloo but cannot agree on the spot. They end up fighting over the ice blocks and decide to build their own igloos. However they soon realise that the only way to succeed is by working together.
1616"Pingu and Pinga Stay Up"
"Pingu and Pinga Don't Want to Go to Bed"
2 June 1990 (1990-06-02)S01E16
The two penguin children try everything in order not to have to go to bed. First they need to go to the loo again, then they're thirsty, then they have to have the light on, and then the door has to be left just a little bit ajar. Their mother is worn out, and falls asleep on the chair and when they see this the children realize what they have done help their mother to bed.
1717"Music Lessons"
"Pingu Has Music Lessons From His Grandfather/Pingu Has Music Lessons"
8 June 1990 (1990-06-08)S01E17
Pingu spots an accordion in his toybox and has fun playing with it. The noise is so disturbing that Pingu is sent outside, so he goes to his paternal grandfather's house to be taught how to play the accordion.
1818"Little Accidents"
"Pingu's Lavatory Story"
12 June 1990 (1990-06-12)S01E18

Pingu has to rush to the loo because he drank too much. When he gets home however, Father is in the bathroom, and then when he does get in the toilet, it is simply too high. Pingu has to clean up the mess he has made; but then, with Mother's help, he manages to overcome the problem with stairs round the loo.

Note: This episode was not reaired early after it initially aired, likely due to its uncensored urinating.[citation needed]
1919"School Time"
"Pingu at School"
17 June 1990 (1990-06-17)S01E19
Pingu meets Robby on the way to school and Robby slips into the school ice-hole. During their lesson the class all have to dive into the ice-hole in order to find out what types of fish live beneath the ice. But Pingu 'knows' that not only fish live in the ocean and Robby catches all sorts of creatures for them to learn about.
2020"Pingu's Ice Cave"
"Pingu in the Ice Cave"
23 June 1990 (1990-06-23)S01E20
During a game of catch with Pingo, Pingo's ball rolls out of sight. Whilst trying to retrieve it, the two friends get trapped in an ice tunnel. Although at first despairing with a little ingenuity on Pingu's part, they manage to get out and back home.
2121"Pingu's Dream"
"Pingu Dreams"
29 June 1990 (1990-06-29)S01E21

When Mother reads him a bedtime story, Pingu falls asleep and dreams about the igloo floating away like an alien spaceship and his bed walking and galloping like a horse. Pingu finds this fun, but his dream becomes bad when a giant walrus torments him.

Note: This episode was placed with an unofficial ban from broadcast distribution due to the giant walrus being too frightening and haunting for too many viewers. It was also removed from British television in 2003. It was still broadcast in the United States however, and was also released on DVD in said region (Region 1), but it hasn't been released on VHS by the BBC themselves due to the major controversy towards this episode. However, the episode did manage to air once on PBS Sprout in 2006.
2222"Grandpa is Ill"
"Pingu's Grandfather is Sick"
1 July 1990 (1990-07-01)S01E22
Grandfather is sick. Pingu and Pinga set off with their mother right away. While mother is looking after grandfather, brother and sister play together, but their noise and nuisance soon means their mother sends them home. There, they paint their faces to look as if they too are ill and Mother comes rushing back only to discover their trick.
2323"Pingu and Pinga at Home"
"Pingu's Parents Go to a Concert"
6 October 1990 (1990-10-06)S01E23
Mother and Father are going out to a concert, leaving Pingu and Pinga to manage themselves. They make a mess in the igloo, but clean everything up when their parents are coming back home.
"Pingu and His Friends Play Too Loudly"
13 October 1990 (1990-10-13)S01E24
Pingu and his friends Pingo and Pingg are playing ball. They are so excited that they do not notice how loud they are. A neighbour is annoyed at the noise the youngsters are making and keep chasing them away, but they refuse to let themselves be driven off so easily.
2525"Pingu and the Barrel Organ"
"Pingu and the Organ Grinder"
20 October 1990 (1990-10-20)S01E25
Pingu feels sorry for the poor organ grinder. He puts some money in his hat and wants the adult penguins to do the same but they all look the other way. Pingu takes the poor man to his run-down igloo. Then he takes the barrel-organ and plays outside the baker's, the fishmongers', the tailor's and in front of the drinks store. In turn, each shopkeeper donates some goods.
2626"Pingu's Circus"
"Pingu and Pinga Play Circus"
27 October 1990 (1990-10-27)S01E26
Pingu, Pinga and Robby play at putting on a circus. Their performances meet with a huge applause, even though not all of them go to plan; in fact, the more they go wrong, the funnier they seem to be.

Series 2 (1991–94)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
271"Pingu at the Doctor's"3 November 1991 (1991-11-03)S02E01

The two penguin children are left at home and while playing a game, Pinga accidentally knocks over the table, which causes Pingu's beak to be maimed. To make up, Pinga takes her big brother to the doctor's office, where Pingu is afraid of the medical instruments.

Note: This episode was not shown (except in the United Kingdom and the United States) due to the realistic appearance of blood.[citation needed] This episode was also originally planned to be a season 1 episode, but it was pushed to season 2 because of the controversy over "Little Accidents".[citation needed]
282"Pingu's Admirer"
"Pingu's Female Admirer"
4 November 1991 (1991-11-04)S02E02
At school, Pingu is irritated to find that the new girl penguin seems to have taken a shine to him and is insisting on following him. However, when a snowball misses its target, they are united in being the culprits and become friends as well.
293"Pingu and the Seagull"5 January 1992 (1992-01-05)S02E03
Pingu is plagued by a mischievous seagull that becomes a constant irritation. Nevertheless, he helps it to get rid of a lobster which has attached itself to its beak. The seagull, however, gives him small thanks as it defecates on his head.
304"Pingu Goes Ice Surfing"
"Pingu Surfing on the Ice"
12 January 1992 (1992-01-12)S02E04
Mother has just hung the clean washing on the line when a strong wind blows up. Pingu then hits on the idea of ice-surfing and combines the clean sheet and his sledge to fit the purpose. Although he has great fun, the result is also a dirty sheet which does not please Mother one bit and she makes Pingu rectify the situation, but Robby helps him.
315"Pingu's First Kiss"19 January 1992 (1992-01-19)S02E05
Pingu and Pingi want to have their first kiss. However, their friends have other ideas and think up ideas of interrupting them.
326"Pingu's Curling Game"
"Pingu's Curling Party"
26 January 1992 (1992-01-26)S02E06
Pingu and Robby are curling, Pingu is using Mother's bed bottle as a curling stone, but there is small mishap. The neighbour, who has had his reading interrupted, wants to show the two troublemakers how it is done. But to the amusement of the two youngsters, it turns out that the adults cannot do any better themselves.
337"Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas"25 December 1992 (1992-12-25)S02E07
Pingu and his family are preparing for Christmas. Pingu and Pinga can scarcely wait for the handing out of presents. Whilst Mother and Father are decorating the tree outside, an argument arises. The children make sure that their parents kiss and make up they get presents under the tree Mother gets red oven mittins Father gets a black and white spotty bowtie Pingu gets a train book a ball and blue earmuffs Pinga gets a teddy a dummy and a red scarf.
348"Pingu the Icicle Musician"
"Pingu as an Icicle Player"
2 February 1993 (1993-02-02)S02E08
Pingu and his friends, Pingo and Robby are playing hide-and-seek. But Pingu appears to have vanished. However when Pingu taps the icicles as if they were bells and the sound makes his curious friends come and see the amazing ice cavern for themselves.
359"Pingu the Chef"
"Pingu as a Chef"
9 February 1993 (1993-02-09)S02E09
Pingu and Pinga are once more at home alone. They are hungry and practise cooking. Although their culinary skills almost always end in a disaster they do manage to get the mess they have made cleared up before Mother and Father get back.
3610"Pingu Goes Away"
"Pingu's Outing"
2 March 1993 (1993-03-02)S02E10
Pingu decides to visit his aunt for the weekend and after a long journey, he reaches her house. But, before he goes to bed, he becomes homesick, but Mother tells him that she is still in her son's heart.
3711"Pingu the Photographer"
"Pingu and the Camera"
9 March 1993 (1993-03-09)S02E11
Pingu is playing at being a photographer with his friend Robby. In the process, Pingu additionally wants to capture a hot-air balloon (Which strangely has no pilot inside) on film. A photojournalist who comes rushing along takes a picture of the two friends with the balloon. When they go to get the film developed, however, it transpires that Pingu had forgotten to take off the lens cap and none of the photos come out.
3812"Pingu's New Kite"
"Pingu's Parents Have No Time"
9 May 1993 (1993-05-09)S02E12
Pingu's kite ends up in pieces after getting stuck on the roof, so he and Pinga ask for their parents' help, but they are very busy Mother is reading the newspaper and Father is doing the ironing. The duo give up and go to Grandfather's house to make a new kite.
3913"Pingu and the Many Packages"
"Pingu and the Packaging Material"
22 June 1993 (1993-06-22)S02E13
It is Grandfather's birthday and Pingu wants buy him the best gift of all. Unfortunately, his plans foil when Pinga brings Grandfather a bigger present. To make him proud, he places the present in bigger boxes.
4014"Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice"
"Pingu the Apprentice Magician"
29 June 1993 (1993-06-29)S02E14
Pingu proudly presents Pingi and Pinga with his magic tricks. Everything works until Pinga recognises the trick with the flying carpet, whereupon Pingu is very put out. He goes away and practises so that he can impress his friends once again.
4115"Pingu's Birthday"6 July 1993 (1993-07-06)S02E15
Pingu is celebrating his birthday with his friends. The place is decorated and they have all sorts of games to play. As he is the birthday boy, Pingu has to join in all the games and begins to be rather miserable when he loses. Luckily the situation is rescued by Mother arriving with the birthday cake.
4216"Pingu at the Funfair"
"Pingu at the Fairground"
13 July 1993 (1993-07-13)S02E16
Pingu is allowed to go to the fair ground together with the family. There is a lot going on, and Pingu wants to try everything. Pingu and Pinga get pink and blue candy floss then they play knock down the tin of cans and Pingu gets a lollipop however when Pinga tries the game she accidentally his the man and she runs away feeling scared. Pingu and Pinga get ice cream and then Pingu tries the Hercules game but he gets buttercup until Mother tries and she gets a Hercules and Pingu and Pinga get a candy stick. Until Pingu feels sick. Finally, however, he is happy again, thanks to Pinga.
4317"Pingu the Babysitter"
"Pingu as Babysitter"
27 July 1993 (1993-07-27)S02E17
Mother and her sister are having their portraits done and Pingu has the job of looking after his twin cousins. But he soon realises that taking care of two infants are harder than he expected.
4418"Pingu Cannot Lose"3 August 1993 (1993-08-03)S02E18
Pingu has some bad luck while bowling. He doesn't get any points. His bowl seems to be playing up and he cannot understand it. But all the others enjoy Pingu's funny throws and in the end Pingu enjoys himself too.
4519"Pingu and the Game of Fish"
"Pingu and the Disabled Penguin"
10 August 1994 (1994-08-10)S02E19
With his friend, Pingo, Pingu is playing a practical joke using a fish on a string. But when it comes to playing a trick on someone in a wheelchair, Pingu is not so sure. To his surprise, however, having been the brunt of the joke the disabled penguin joins in the joke, but in the end, it is Pingu that needs the wheelchair home when the joke backfires.
4620"Pingu Gets a Bicycle"
"Pingu Gets a Bike/Pingu and the Gift"
17 August 1994 (1994-08-17)S02E20
Pinga is miserable and distraught when her father accidentally drives over her teddy and toy pram. The household tries to cheer her up, but it backfires, until Pingu gives Pinga his scooter.
4721"Pingu's Visit to the Hospital"
"Pingu's Hospital Visit"
24 August 1994 (1994-08-24)S02E21
When Mother, Pingu visits Pinga in hospital who has broken her wing. Pingu manages to cheer up the whole ward by pretending to be the surgeon in a shadow play he puts on. The nurse and real surgeon look on and are so impressed they give Pingu a prize when he is finished.
4822"Pingu on the School Excursion"
"Pingu on the School Trip"
31 August 1994 (1994-08-31)S02E22
The class outing takes them to see a sculptor, where a huge whale is being hammered and chiseled. During the visit a classmate climbs on the sculpture, which even Pingu can see is going too far. When part of the sculpture breaks, the young penguin is left hanging high in the air. By the time they get him down, he has certainly learnt his lesson.
4923"Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten"
"Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten/Pingu at the Nursery/Pingu Visits the Kindergarten"
7 September 1994 (1994-09-07)S02E23
Pingu accompanies little Pinga to the kindergarten. On the way there, his friends laugh at him. Unexpectedly helps Pingu out of his embarrassment and in fact Pingu has a great day at the kindergarten.
5024"Pingu and the Strangers"14 September 1994 (1994-09-14)S02E24
When the strangers pass through the village every door is closed. Only Pingu is curious, and he discovers their strange way of fishing. The rest of the village are fascinated and impressed with what Pingu has just learnt and showed them.
5125"Pingu Helps His Mother"
"Pingu Helps Around the House"
21 September 1994 (1994-09-21)S02E25
Pingu and Pinga help with household chores, but get it wrong.
5226"Pingu Builds a Snowman"20 December 1994 (1994-12-20)S02E26
Pingu, Pinga and Robby build an enormous snowman using the signpost, used by hikers as a support. But in the end the sign is uncovered and the snowman reveals his secret much to the relief of the hiker who would otherwise have become lost.

Series 3 (1995–96)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
531"Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing"
"Pingu the Cross Country Skier"
17 June 1995 (1995-06-17)S03E01
Pingu breaks his skis while messing around during cross country skiing.
542"Pingu at the Museum"
"Pingu's Museum Visit"
22 June 1995 (1995-06-22)S03E02
Pingu and Robby cause trouble at an art museum and the curator unsuccessfully tries to rectify the damage.
553"Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay"
"Pingu's Grandfather Comes to Visit/Grandfather Comes to Visit"
29 June 1995 (1995-06-29)S03E03
Pingu Pinga Father and Grandfather are having dinner when Grandfather gives Pingu and Pinga a lollipop until Father confiscated Pingu and Pinga eat the fish at dinner because they do not want greens until Grandfather eats them and Father is not happy.
564"Pingu's Long Journey"
"Pingu's Big Trip"
6 July 1995 (1995-07-06)S03E04
Pingu goes on an expedition, but Pinga hides on the sled.
575"Pingu Pretends to Be Ill"13 July 1995 (1995-07-13)S03E05
Pingu fakes illness to get out of school but the doctor sees through his trick.
586"Pingu the Painter"20 July 1995 (1995-07-20)S03E06
Pingu wants to be a painter. Bored with posing as his model, Robby goofs off and makes a mess.
597"Pingu's Trick"
"Pingu's Prank"
27 July 1995 (1995-07-27)S03E07
Pingu helps his neighbor and gets rewarded. When his friend tries to repeat the feat, the neighbor sees through the ploy.
608"Pingu and the Mother Bird"
"Pingu and the Birds' Mother"
3 August 1995 (1995-08-03)S03E08
A bird keeps stealing the fishes Pingu had. Pingu tries to stop the bird from stealing his fishes, then realises that the bird is taking his fishes because the bird wanted to feed her chicks.
619"Pingu Quarrels With His Mother"
"Pingu Quarrels With His Mum/Pingu Argues With His Mother"
13 August 1995 (1995-08-13)S03E09
Pingu argues with Mother after he abandons his chores to play with his friends but Pingu accidentally kicks the chair and hurts his foot. Mother becomes cross and upset that she slaps him in the face and he runs away to his room crying, making Mother realise how horrid she is. Later, Mother, Father and Pinga sit down to dinner. Father realises Pingu isn't there. Father asks where he is and Mother glumly explains to him what happened. Father isn't happy about what Mother has done and insists that Pingu is too young to do wood-chopping. Father goes to find Pingu, but there’s no sign of him in the bedroom and the window is open. They all go outside to look for Pingu, but cannot find him. They sit down to their meal again, but Mother and Father still have no appetite as they are worried about Pingu. Then Pinga has an idea and goes to look in the wardrobe, where they find Pingu fast asleep in there. Pingu soon wakes up, Mother hugs him and they both make up.
6210"Pingu and the Message in the Bottle"17 August 1995 (1995-08-17)S03E10
Pingu finds a bottle containing a mysterious map, but it leads to a common shell. Pingu is disappointed and takes the shell home, then makes a discovery.
6311"Pingu Has an Idea"24 August 1995 (1995-08-24)S03E11
When mother is sleeping, Pingu and Pinga take the record player outside, but without electricity it does not work. Seeing Father's car battery, Pingu gets an idea.
6412"Pingu and the Broken Vase"
"Pingu Breaks a Vase"
31 August 1995 (1995-08-31)S03E12
While playing, Pingu and Pinga accidentally break their mother's vase. Pinga then tattles to Father.
6513"Pingu and the Paper Plane"
"Pingu and the Paper Aeroplane"
7 September 1995 (1995-09-07)S03E13
A classmate throws a paper airplane at a teacher and Pingu gets blamed for it. Pingu seeks revenge on the classmate.
6614"Pingu Takes Revenge"
"Pingu Seeks Revenge"
13 June 1996 (1996-06-13)S03E14
When Pingo teases Pingu, he seeks revenge by sawing the bridge to Pingo's house, but then Grandfather tries to cross the bridge.
6715"Pingu Makes a Mistake"
"Pingu and the Mix Up"
20 June 1996 (1996-06-20)S03E15
Pingu doesn't pay attention when watching his neighbor's egg. It rolls off and Pingu retrieves the wrong egg.
6816"Pingu and the Toy"27 June 1996 (1996-06-27)S03E16
Pingo gets a new toy car and Pingu wants one too, but it doesn't turn out as expected.
6917"Pingu the Superhero"
"Pingu Plays Superman"
4 July 1996 (1996-07-04)S03E17
Pingu plays Superman while trying to rescue Pinga he falls of a chair and hurts his flipper.
7018"Pingu and the Fishing Competition"
"Pingu Has a Fishing Competition"
11 July 1996 (1996-07-11)S03E18
Pingu, Pingo, and Pongi have a fishing competition. Pongi has no luck, but then a miracle occurs.
7119"Pingu and the Letter"
"Pingu Hides a Letter"
18 July 1996 (1996-07-18)S03E19
Pingu hides a letter when he hears Mother coming, as he has already opened it, and she searches everywhere for it.
7220"Pingu Feels Left Out"
"Pingu is Not Allowed to Join in the Games"
25 July 1996 (1996-07-25)S03E20
Robby and Pingo play badminton without Pingu, making him feel left out.
7321"Pingu Wins First Prize"
"Pingu Draws a Winner"
1 August 1996 (1996-08-01)S03E21
Pingu picks a winner when he plays the lottery.
7422"Pingu and the Ghost"8 August 1996 (1996-08-08)S03E22
Pingu pretends to be a ghost to scare Pinga, Mother is not happy and sends Pingu to bed.
7523"Pingu and the Postcard"15 August 1996 (1996-08-15)S03E23
Pingu and Pinga adorn themselves with flowers after seeing a South Sea postcard. Mother realizes where they got their flowers.
7624"Pingu's Discovery"
"Pingu Makes a Discovery"
22 August 1996 (1996-08-22)S03E24
Pingu and Robby discover a figurehead while sledding and the museum director is interested.
7725"Pingu and the Baker"
"Pingu Steals"
29 August 1996 (1996-08-29)S03E25
Pingu steals a cake from the baker and hides it from Mother. She discovers it and forces him to return to the baker.
7826"Pingu and the Lost Ball"5 September 1996 (1996-09-05)S03E26
Pinga hides Pingu's ball and he assumes it was stolen.

Series 4 (1998–2000)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
791"Pingu's Disadvantage"5 January 1998 (1998-01-05)S04E01
Pingu keeps losing hide and seek and climbs up to find them easier.
802"Pingu Refuses to Help"6 January 1998 (1998-01-06)S04E02
Pingu acts selfish and gets left out when his family hangs the wash together.
813"Pingu the Mountaineer"7 January 1998 (1998-01-07)S04E03
Pingu convinces Father to go mountain climbing, but gets tired as they go higher.
824"Pingu and the Big Fish"8 January 1998 (1998-01-08)S04E04
Pingu goes fishing and promises to be home in time for dinner, but forgets his promise after meeting a friend.
835"Pingu Shows What He Can Do"9 January 1998 (1998-01-09)S04E05
Pingu and Pinga play with toys, but when Pingi arrives, he tries to act cool by not playing with toys.
846"Pingu Clears the Snow"9 January 1998 (1998-01-09)S04E06
Pingu tries to keep snow off Father's car.
857"Pingu Has a Day Off"13 January 1998 (1998-01-13)S04E07
Pingu has a day off and refuses to help Mother.
868"Pingu the Archer"14 January 1998 (1998-01-14)S04E08
Pingu finds a bow and arrow.
879"Pingu Gets a Warning"17 January 1998 (1998-01-17)S04E09
Pingu ignores a warning about flying a kite near his grouchy neighbor's house.
8810"Pingu and the Magnet"20 January 1998 (1998-01-20)S04E10
Pingu uses a magnet to trick his friend and cheat in a game with a metal ball.
8911"Pingu Gets Help"19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)S04E11
Pingu's boat keeps sinking due to a leaky hull, and he gets stranded.
9012"Pingu in Paradise"20 November 1998 (1998-11-20)S04E12
Pingu has a dream after playing Hide and Seek with Pinga.
9113"Pingu's Dangerous Joke"21 January 1999 (1999-01-21)S04E13
Pingu plays a dangerous trick on Grandfather.
9214"Pingu the Pilot"22 January 1999 (1999-01-22)S04E14
Pingu and Pinga see a plane fly over their igloo and want to build their own.
9315"Pingu Teases Pinga"23 January 1999 (1999-01-23)S04E15
Pingu plays tricks on Pinga endlessly, so Father teaches him a lesson.
9416"Pingu's Wish"26 July 1999 (1999-07-26)S04E16
Pingu wishes for a magic kit in a shop and their parents make it come true.
9517"Pingu is Curious"27 November 1999 (1999-11-27)S04E17
Pingu gets a big present on his birthday but is forced to wait, and he tries to figure out what's inside.
9618"Pingu Gets Organised"
"Pingu Gets Organized"
8 December 1999 (1999-12-08)S04E18
Pingu's Father pressures him to be organized.
9719"Pingu Builds a Tower"1 January 2000 (2000-01-01)S04E19
Pingu sees a picture of a tower and wants to build one. Pinga ruins the base of his tower.
9820"Pingu the King"30 January 2000 (2000-01-30)S04E20
Pingu sees a book about kingdoms and wants to be a king. He starts ordering his friends around like servants and gets abandoned.
9921"Pingu the Baker"2 February 2000 (2000-02-02)S04E21
Pingu accidentally adds too much baking powder to a cake he is baking.
10022"Pingu and the Doll"3 March 2000 (2000-03-03)S04E22
The arm on Pinga's teddy bear comes off and Pingu covers up his role, while the toy gets repaired.
10123"Pingu Helps Grandfather"4 March 2000 (2000-03-04)S04E23
Pingu is reading a comic, Mother is knitting, Father is reading the newspaper and Pinga is playing doctors until Grandfather phone's explaining he hurts his flipper. Pingu goes to help out when Mother, Father and Pinga delay themselves.
10224"Pingu Has a Bad Day"
"Pingu On a Bad Day"
5 April 2000 (2000-04-05)S04E24
Pingu has a bad day in which he trips on toys, has a bad trip to school, and cannot answer the questions.
10325"Pingu Loses the Bet"7 April 2000 (2000-04-07)S04E25
Pingu bets Pinga that he can shoot balls at a can better than her, but Pinga improves.
10426"Pingu and His Cup"9 April 2000 (2000-04-09)S04E26
Pingu does poorly on sports day, then stops to help a friend.

Revival seriesEdit

Series 5 (2003–04)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
1051"Pingu's Bouncy Fun"
"Bouncy Fun"
1 August 2003 (2003-08-01)S05E01
Pingu has fun when he and Father build a trampoline.
1062"Pingu Finishes the Job"8 August 2003 (2003-08-08)S05E02
Pingu is left in Father's tool shed and can't resist finishing the table.
1073"Pingu Digs a Hole"15 August 2003 (2003-08-15)S05E03
Father uses a shovel to get snow off his car, and Pingu digs tunnels around the neighborhood.
1084"Pingi's Valentine Card"22 August 2003 (2003-08-22)S05E04
Pingu is ecstatic upon receiving a Valentine card from Pingi and makes one of his own.
1095"Pingu Wants to Fly"29 August 2003 (2003-08-29)S05E05
A seagull inspires Pingu to fly, and his chance comes when he buys helium balloons.
1106"Pingu's Windy Day"5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)S05E06
Pingu and Pinga hang the washing on a windy day and wind catches the towels.
1117"Pinga's Lost Rabbit"12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)S05E07
Pingu puts Pinga's toy rabbit out of her reach and it tumbles out the window. When he fetches it, it lands on his sled and slides away.
1128"Pingu's Moon Adventure"19 September 2003 (2003-09-19)S05E08
Grandfather tells Pingu about the moon, so he wants to visit. He makes a rocket out of a barrel, tin foil, and snow.
1139"Pinga Sleepwalks"26 September 2003 (2003-09-26)S05E09
Pingu follows Pinga when she sleepwalks out of the igloo.
11410"Pingu the Snowboarder"
"Robby the Snowboarder"
15 January 2004 (2004-01-15)S05E10
When Pingu goes snowboarding, he wishes he could jump like Robby. Pingi teaches him how.
11511"Pinga Has Hiccups"16 January 2004 (2004-01-16)S05E11
Pingu tries to scare Pinga to make the hiccups go away.
11612"Like Father Like Pingu"19 January 2004 (2004-01-19)S05E12
Father takes Pingu on a fishing trip.
11713"Pingu's Ice Sculpture"
"Pingu's Ice Sculptures"
20 January 2004 (2004-01-20)S05E13
In an ice sculpting contest, Pingu throws a snowball at Robby's sculpture, messing it up. He starts a grotesque sculpture competition.
11814"Pinga's Balloon"21 January 2004 (2004-01-21)S05E14
Pinga's balloon needs inflating, and Pingu sees it is difficult.
11915"Pingu and the Knitting Machine"22 January 2004 (2004-01-22)S05E15
When Mother rests, Pingu plays with her knitting machine.
12016"Pingu's Balancing Act"23 January 2004 (2004-01-23)S05E16
Robby is good at balancing fish on his nose, and Pingu tries emulating him.
12117"Pingu Gets Lost"26 January 2004 (2004-01-26)S05E17
Pinga is not well and Mother has run out of milk. So, Pingu offers to get some more milk until he gets lost in a maze.
12218"Pingu and Pinga Go Camping"27 January 2004 (2004-01-27)S05E18
Pingu and Pinga camp overnight and Pingu scares Pinga by pretending her toy bunny is growling, but later gets scared himself.
12319"Stinky Pingu"28 January 2004 (2004-01-28)S05E19
Pingu dislikes the smell of Mother's fish porridge and hides it in his backpack.
12420"Pingu and the Band"29 January 2004 (2004-01-29)S05E20
Pingu and Pinga drive Mother crazy by banging surfaces as drums. Grandfather teaches them real music.
12521"Pingu and the Snowball"30 January 2004 (2004-01-30)S05E21
Pingu discovers that the more he rolls his snowballs, the bigger they become.
12622"Pingu's Stick Up"
"Pingu Sticks Up"
2 February 2004 (2004-02-02)S05E22
Pingu and Pinga find stickers in their cereal box and start labeling things.
12723"Pingu and the Doorbell"3 February 2004 (2004-02-03)S05E23
Pingu breaks the doorbell after Mother tells him not to play with it.
12824"Pingu Plays Tag"4 February 2004 (2004-02-04)S05E24
Pingu plays tag with Pinga and gets stuck while escaping.
12925"Pingu's Pancakes"5 February 2004 (2004-02-05)S05E25
Pingu tries to make pancakes but ignores Mother's advice.
13026"Pingu's Bedtime Shadows"6 February 2004 (2004-02-06)S05E26
In bed, Pingu and Pinga make shadows on their bedroom wall.

Series 6 (2005–06)Edit

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
1311"Pingu's Sledge Academy"3 January 2005 (2005-01-03)S06E01
Pingu doesn't want to attend the uncool Sledge Academy until Father intervenes.
1322"Pingu and the Hose"4 January 2005 (2005-01-04)S06E02
Pingu realizes he can throw his voice using a hose and funnel, playing tricks on his family.
1333"Pottery Pingu"5 January 2005 (2005-01-05)S06E03
Pingu tries to emulate Grandfather's pottery but makes a mess.
1344"Pingu and the Litter"6 January 2005 (2005-01-06)S06E04
At the snack stall, Pingu drops his wrapper and everyone copies him.
1355"Mother's New Hat"7 January 2005 (2005-01-07)S06E05
Pingu and Pinga ruin Mother's new hat and try to fix it.
1366"Poor Pinga"
"Poor Pingu"
10 January 2005 (2005-01-10)S06E06
Pinga has chicken pox. Pingu calls the doctor and gets Pinga a wet cloth, milk, a hat, and biscuits. Then, he gets sick and the doctor gives him and Pinga a lollipop.
1377"Pinga in a Box"11 January 2005 (2005-01-11)S06E07
Pinga is playing Jack in a box until she gets onto the motorbike and Pingu has to get her.
1388"Pingu and the Present"12 January 2005 (2005-01-12)S06E08
It’s the birthday of one of Pingu’s friends. He goes to the toy shop and buys an aeroplane but has to take Pinga with him.
1399"Pingu and the Toy Shop"13 January 2005 (2005-01-13)S06E09
Pingu uses a pogo stick to reach a red rocket in a toy shop.
14010"Pingu and the Paper Mache"14 January 2005 (2005-01-14)S06E10
Pingu's teacher shows the class how to make paper mache shapes, but chaos ensues when he leaves them unsupervised.
14111"Sore Tummy Pingu"24 November 2005 (2005-11-24)S06E11
Pingu eats too many fish snacks and takes Pinga and Grandfather's, then gets a sore tummy and Grandfather takes him to the hospital.
14212"Pingu Gets Carried Away"25 November 2005 (2005-11-25)S06E12
During a driving lesson, Pingu breaks the speed stick and the snowmobile gets out of control.
14313"Pingu and the School Pet"28 November 2005 (2005-11-28)S06E13
Pingu must look after the school pet, a crab. When Father throws it into a fishing hole for pinching him, Pingu must find a replacement.
14414"Pampering Pingu"29 November 2005 (2005-11-29)S06E14
Pingu is forced to accompany Mother to the Beauty Parlor until he gets pampered and he is not happy.
14515"Green Eyed Pingu"30 November 2005 (2005-11-30)S06E15
Pingi seems to prefer playing with Pingo over Pingu, and the boys get into a contest.
14616"Pingu Wraps Up"1 December 2005 (2005-12-01)S06E16
Pingu and Pinga are playing and Mother tells them to be careful until Pinga hurts her flipper.
14717"Pingu and the Fish Flute"2 December 2005 (2005-12-02)S06E17
Nobody appreciates Pingu's flute playing except the fish.
14818"Pingu Boogaloo"21 February 2006 (2006-02-21)S06E18
Pingu loves a new song on the radio, but it keeps stopping.
14919"Pingu and the Daily Igloo"22 February 2006 (2006-02-22)S06E19
Pingu rushes through a delivery route and delivers the wrong newspapers.
15020"Pingu and the Rubberband Plane"23 February 2006 (2006-02-23)S06E20
Pingu swaps rubber bands to make a rubber band plane fly further, causing chaos.
15121"Pingu and the Braces"24 February 2006 (2006-02-24)S06E21
Pingu and Pingg play with Grandfather's braces and make a mess, so they make up for it by taking a parcel to the office for him.
15222"Pingu's Big Catch"27 February 2006 (2006-02-27)S06E22
Pingu promises to catch a big fish for Mother, but has bad luck.
15323"Pingu and the New Scooter"28 February 2006 (2006-02-28)S06E23
Pingg buys a new scooter first, so Pingu instead decides to make his rusty old scooter even better.
15424"Pingu and the Paint"1 March 2006 (2006-03-01)S06E24
Pingu is painting but accidentally spills red paint, then ends up painting the whole town red.
15525"Pingu Makes a Big Splash"2 March 2006 (2006-03-02)S06E25
Pingu and Pinga are at the swimming pool until Pingu does something dangerous as his Father told him not to.
15626"Pingu and the Abominable Snowman"3 March 2006 (2006-03-03)S06E26
Series finale. Pingu creates giant footprints to make Pinga think there is an abominable snowman. But there really is an abominable snowman following Pingu.

Special episodesEdit

  • "Pingu at the Wedding Party" (1997)
  • "7-11" (by Eskimo Disco) (2006)


No official episode title appears on screen in the original series so the lists were initially created from the titles used on various official DVD releases. The main episode titles for series 1-4 were taken from the official Japanese DVD releases and the alternative titles from the official European DVD releases, as well as titles used on BBC VHS releases. Episode titles for series 5-6 were taken from the European DVD releases. Changes have subsequently been made to these titles to bring them more into line with English usage and practice (e.g. to correct spelling and grammar) and to relate them to the titles used on UK DVDs produced by HIT Entertainment. Alternative titles have also been appropriately added, amended, etc. Title data have also been supplemented with information from other sources such as the titles used by the BBC for television broadcasts and on video tapes.

In the UK, the BBC appears never to have broadcast any of the normal 5-minute episodes from the latter half of series 3 (3.14 – 3.26) or from series 4 (4.1 – 4.26).[3] However, all the episodes from the latter half of series 3 (3.14 - 3.26) have been featured on BBC produced videos. Of the episodes that have been broadcast, all have been broadcast since 4 September 2006 inclusive. All of the 156 episodes, including Pingu at the Wedding Party have since been released on DVD by HiT Entertainment in the UK.

Between 2006 and 2007, after the ending of the original show, the BBC, Nick Jr and APTN in Canada were showing The Pingu Show, which was narrated by Marc Silk.[4]


  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about Pingu". Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Otmar Gutmann showreel". Pingu Official Channel.
  3. ^ "BB — CBeebies Programmes — Pin — Episodes". Retrieved 22 January 2009.
  4. ^ "BBC — CBeebies Programming— The Pingu Show — Episodes". Retrieved 22 January 2009.