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Pingu and the Postcard
Season 03, Episode 23
PinguandthePostcard
Production year {{{production}}}
Air Date August 15, 1996
Previous Pingu and the Ghost
Next Pingu's Discovery
Pingu and the Postcard is the twenty-third episode of Season 3.

Plot

A postcard from Hawaii is delivered to Pingu's igloo. The picture shows a beach fringed with palms where a dancer is wearing a garland made of flowers and dancing to the music that a drummer is playing. Pinga wants a garland of pretty flowers too but Pingu is not sure if he can do anything about it, until Pinga points out the pot of flowers which Mum bought recently. Pingu picks the heads off all the flowers and fashions them into a garland for Pinga. He then picks off all the leaves and uses them to resemble the palm trees on the Hawaiian beach. Finally he empties out the soil and stems from the pot, turns the pot upside down and places a sauce pan on top of it. Beating the pan with a wooden spoon, Pingu starts making music with his make-shift drum which Pinga starts dancing to and the two of them reanact the Hawaiian beach scene.

When Mum arrives home, she listens to her young penguins having fun and smiles as she opens the door. Once inside, Mum is happy about the game they are playing first enjoys what she finds them doing, but when she sees what has happened to her flowers, she screams and falls in a faint on the floor. Pingu and Pinga rush over to her and Pinga tries to tap her awake, but Mum does not come round. They are just wondering what to do when Dad comes back from work. They help Mum into the armchair and Dad decides it is best leave her there until she comes to. Pinga shows Dad their postcard and as he sees the picture, he realises why Mum fainted. He drives quickly round to the florists to replace the flowers which Pingu destroyed.

Back home, the new flowers are placed in front of Mum and when finally she comes out of her faint, she is delighted to see them and everyone else is very happy that she is awake. Mum and Dad are very pleased to see the postcard from Hawaii and the two of them both enjoy a repeat performance of Pingu and Pinga reanacting the Hawaiian beach party.

Characters

Locations

  • Pingu's Igloo
  • The Florist Shop

Goofs

  • After Mum faints, another spit second shot of her lying on the floor can be seen before we Pingu and Pinga staring at her.
  • Even though the florist is male, he has a female face.

Gallery

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
Miscellaneous
Pingu At The Wedding Party · Hugo · Pilot Episode

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