Pingu Looks After the Egg
Season 01, Episode 03
Air Date June 11, 1986
Previous Pingu Delivers the Mail
Next The New Arrival

Pingu Looks After the Egg is the 3rd episode of the Pingu series. It was 1st broadcast in Switzerland on June 11, 1986 and in the UK on September 9, 1991.


Pingu's family has an egg and while his parents do the laundry Pingu has to sit on it. At first, he is proud and happy to help but he soon gets bored and gets up and starts listening to the song: "Woodpeckers From Space" ("The Pingu Dance" in the re-dub). Pingus dances and other steps, but the egg suddenly sprouts a leg and starts to dance around the house. When Pingu notices this he tries to stop things and catch the egg before his parents find out, trashing the igloo in the process. Pingu's parents, eventually noticing the commotion and finding out what's happening, rush over to help. Father catches the egg and Mother turns off the record. Mother finds Pingu hiding in a cupboard beneath the record player, afraid his parents would be angry at him. They are not and Mother hugs him and Pingu kisses her on the cheek. Mother and Pingu clean up the igloo and Father sews him a hat for a great job taking care of the egg.



  • This is the only episode in which a baby penguin is in an egg for the whole episode.
  • According to this episode the coats on penguins is actually their clothes.
  • This is the only episode to have had a commercial break in Switzerland besides the movie.
  • In the original version, the scene with Pingu hiding in the cupboard was cut.
  • In the original version, the record player plays "Woodpeckers from Space". However in the re-dubbed version "The Pingu Dance" is played instead.
  • Some elements of this episode were used before in the pilot episode; Some of the roles that Pingu's parents played in the final scene were swoped round: Pingu's mum helps Pingu to clean up the igloo instead of Dad whilst he sits on the egg. Also the untidy wool is rolled back into a ball and knitted into a hat instead of being wound into a nest of Pingu's very own.
  • For some reason, an alternate version of "The Pingu Dance" is played than that of David Hasselhoff's. While the music and sound effects are the same, David Hasselhoff's lyrics are removed and a different singer sings some parts of the song, but when the ball of yarn rolls for the second time you can faintly hear David Hasselhoff's lyrics.
  • The part when Pingu's head jumps off his shoulders was copied from the "Woodpeckers from Space" music video.


  • In the edited version of the episode Pingu is reading his book out loud, while in the original version he says nothing except one little Motherble.
  • When Pingu lays on the egg, he does 3 Noots, in the redubbed version he only does 2, but it is still shown that he did 3 Noots.
  • When Pingu is in the cabinet in the original Mother calls Pingu something like Pogno or Pagnot.
  • When Pingu comes out of the cupboard Mother can be heard saying Pingu, though.
  • When Pingu is surprised that Pinga is up he goes 'oooh!' but in the original he says nothing.



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