Pingu Helps Grandfather
Season 04, Episode 23
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Air Date March 4, 2000
Previous Pingu and the Doll
Next Pingu Has a Bad Day

Pingu Helps Grandfather is the twenty-third episode of Season 4.


A Sunday afternoon is running with its normal routine: Pingu is reading his comic, Mum is knitting, Dad is reading the newspaper and Pinga is playing doctors and nurse on her teddy. Suddenly the telephone rings and Dad answers it to discover that it is his own father. Grandpa had been putting a picture on the wall whilst used stilts and then he feel and hurt his flipper. Now they need to come over to Grandpa's igloo and help him to the hospital.

Pingu is eager to help, so he goes outside to wait on the tractor sledge. He waits and waits, but Mum and Dad are taking too long deciding what to take with them to help Grandpa. At last Pingu gets so impaitent, that he decides to make his own way to Grandpa's on foot.

By the time Pingu has gone, Dad is ready and waiting on the tractor sledge. However it is now his turn to get impatient, as Mum is having to rush back inside to get her hat and Pinga has to bring her doctors and nurses gear with her, so that she can use it on her first real patient. Then Dad ends up delaying himself by trying to get the tractor sledge moving without the key.

By now, Pingu has arrived at Grandpa's and starts working out how best to help him. Then he has an idea; he uses the broken stilt as a splint for when he bandages up Grandpa's injury and then uses the other stilt which is still intact as a crutch. By the time Grandpa is finally fixed up, Mum, Dad and Pinga arrive and they all go with him to the hospital. A sledge is tied to the back of the tractor sledge and Grandpa rides on that with Pingu hanging onto the back behind him.

At the hosiptal the doctor is waiting for them. He looks over Grandpa's flipper and takes him inside to fix him up properly. Pingu is very worried that Grandpa's injury may be really bad and he begins to cry, so Mum gives him a cuddle and Dad tells him that he did very well to help Grandpa out before they did. At last Grandpa returns in a wheel chair with his flipper properly bandaged up. The doctor also fixed his broken stilt too, Pingu tests them out and everyone is most impressed. As he shows off his stilt walking skills, Pingu feels that he has been a very helpful young penguin indeed.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Grandpa's Igloo
  • The Hospital


Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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