Mr. Peng-Hoven is an old, poor penguin who owns a barrel organ and lives in a crumbling old house.
Pingu first met Mr. Peng-Hoven one day when he was playing is barrel organ and decided to help. Pingu went out with the barrel organ to do Mr. Peng-Hoven's shopping and thanks to the music he got anything for free. Pingu then filled up the holes in Mr. Peng-Hoven's igloo. Mr. Peng-Hoven was touched at Pingu's kindness and gave the young penguin his harmonica as a reward.
Pingu once delivered a box of pop-corn to Mr. Peng-Hoven, when he and Pinga were trying to clear out the masses of pop-corn which they had not actually intended to make so much of.
When the funfair comes to the South Pole, Mr. Peng-Hoven often plays his barrel organ there too.
Later on, when Mr. Peng-Hoven started feeling ill from a lack of food, his grown-up daughter came to live with him and help him make some more money with her ticket store for lucky wins to get a life-time supply of best quality fish. Then one day Pingu got one of the winning tickets, but decided to give his winnings to Mr. Peng-Hoven and Miss Peng-Hoven.
Nowadays, he works at The Ski Slope.
He is an old penguin, who sometimes wears a hat, and has wrinkles under his eyes. He often have a sad look on his face due to the fact that he is so poor.
- Season 1 - Pingu and the Barrel Organ
- Season 2 - Pingu the Chef and Pingu at the Funfair
- Season 3 - Pingu Wins First Prize
- Season 5 - Pingu and the Snowball (cameo)
- Season 6 - Pingu's Sledge Academy (cameo) and Pingu and the Litter (cameo)