Pingu (series 1)

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This is a list of episodes from the first series of the children's claymotion program Pingu.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date Prod.
code
1 1 "Hello Pingu"
"Pingu is Introduced"
May 28, 1986 (1986-05-28) (series premiere) S01E01
Pingu and his family are having lunch, but Pingu doesn't want to eat his spinach. 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.
2 2 "Pingu Delivers the Mail"
"Pingu Helps to Deliver the Mail/Pingu Helps to Deliver Mail"
June 4, 1986 (1986-06-04) S01E02
Father takes Pingu to the post office and along the way, they deliver parcels and envelopes to everyone in the South Pole.
3 3 "Pingu Looks After the Egg"
"Pingu Helps With Incubating"
June 11, 1986 (1986-06-11) 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.
4 4 "The New Arrival"
"Pinga is Born"
June 18, 1986 (1986-06-18) 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.
5 5 "Pingu Goes Fishing" June 25, 1986 (1986-06-25) 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 feels sorry and he and Robby make up and become friends.
6 6 "Jealousy"
"Pingu is Jealous"
July 2, 1987 (1987-07-02) S01E06
Pingu is upset when his Mother pays attention to his little sister, Pinga. He tries everything to get Mother's attention, but unfortunately, he doesn't succeed. Mother soon makes up with a tearful Pingu.
7 7 "Hide and Seek"
"Pingu and the Snowball Fight"
October 15, 1987 (1987-10-15) S01E07
Pingu has a playdate with Robby. They play games around abandoned igloos and have a snowball fight.
8 8 "Barrel of Fun"
"Pingu and the Avalanche Accident/Pingu and the Avalanche Incident"
October 29, 1988 (1988-10-29) 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.
9 9 "Pingu Plays Fish Tennis"
"Fish Tennis"
October 29, 1988 (1988-10-29) 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 standing on his stilts.
10 10 "Skiing"
"Pingu Goes Skiing/Pingu On Makeshift Skis"
December 16, 1988 (1988-12-16) S01E10
Pingu sees Pingo with his brand new skis and rides with him. He decides to make his skis out of planks of wood from the barrels and he and Pingo have fun skiing down a mountain, but their skis break.
11 11 "Sledging"
"Pingu's Tobogganing"
December 16, 1989 (1989-12-16) S01E11
Pingu, Pingo and Pingg are sledging down a mountain, but Pingu's sledge doesn't seem to be going fast. After polishing his blades, he sledges down the mountain really fast that his sledge breaks and he runs into his snowman.
12 12 "Lost Baby"
"Pinga is Left Out"
December 17, 1989 (1989-12-17) S01E12
Pingu has a playdate with Pingo, but he has to take Pinga along. He 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.
13 13 "Ice Hockey"
"Pingu Plays Ice Hockey"
December 18, 1989 (1989-12-18) S01E13
Pingu, Robby and Pongi see some professionals play ice hockey, but when they decide to join in, the professionals become vicious! After getting beaten up, the three friends decide to do figure skating instead, which the professionals join in.
14 14 "Pingu Runs Away"
"Pingu Runs Away from Home"
January 14, 1990 (1990-01-14) S01E14
Pingu and his family are having dinner, but Pingu is feeling grumpy because he is forced to eat his greens. After unintentionally ruining the dinner, he decides to run away and never come back home. When Pingu is frightened by some scary ice statues, his parents search for him and all is forgiven.
15 15 "Building Igloos"
"Pingu Builds an Igloo"
January 21, 1990 (1990-01-21) S01E15
Pingu and his friend, Pingo are going camping. They decide to build an igloo, but they can't agree on where build it. After fighting, the two friends decide that they have to work together.
16 16 "Pingu and Pinga Stay Up"
"Pingu and Pinga Don't Want to Go to Bed"
April 7, 1990 (1990-04-07) S01E16
It's Pingu and Pinga's bedtime, but they aren't exhausted. When the children are in bed, they ask Mother for several things, making her exhausted. The duo realise what they've done and they drag their mother into their beds.
17 17 "Music Lessons"
"Pingu Has Music Lessons From His Grandfather/Pingu Has Music Lessons"
April 14, 1990 (1990-04-14) 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.
18 18 "Little Accidents"
"Pingu's Lavatory Story"
April 21, 1990 (1990-04-21) S01E18
Pingu goes off to the pub, where the bartender serves him fruit juice. After drinking too much, Pingu goes to the loo in his igloo, but his father is inside. Eventually, he does go to the loo, but he causes an accident. Mother decides that the best way for Pingu to use the toilet is building stairs.
19 19 "School Time"
"Pingu at School"
April 28, 1990 (1990-04-28) 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.
20 20 "Pingu's Ice Cave"
"Pingu in the Ice Cave"
May 5, 1990 (1990-05-05) S01E20
During a game of catch with a friend, Pingu'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.
21 21 "Pingu's Dream"
"Pingu Dreams"
May 12, 1990 (1990-05-12) S01E21
When his 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 an enormous walrus tortures him.
22 22 "Grandpa is Ill"
"Pingu's Grandfather is Sick"
May 26, 1990 (1990-05-26) 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.
23 23 "Pingu and Pinga at Home"
"Pingu's Parents Go to a Concert"
October 6, 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.
24 24 "Noise"
"Pingu and His Friends Play Too Loudly"
October 13, 1990 (1990-10-13) S01E24
Pingu and his friends 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.
25 25 "Pingu and the Barrel Organ"
"Pingu and the Organ Grinder"
October 20, 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.
26 26 "Pingu's Circus"
"Pingu and Pinga Play Circus"
October 27, 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.

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