Like Father Like Pingu is the twelfth episode of the fifth season. It was written by Dave Ingham.


Pingu and his father are going fishing for the day. They soon reach a fresh space to dig a fishing hole. Pingu tries to dig the hole with Dad's big spade which he gets stuck in the snow, but Dad tells him to use to the little trowel, which makes Pingu feel rather upset. Dad then starts digging the hole with his spade which is still stuck in the snow. He tries to pull hard to free his spade, but he pulls so hard that he breaks it which makes Pingu laugh at him. Dad then has to dig the fishing hole with Pingu's small trowel.

When Dad has finally finished digging the hole after a lot of hard work, Pingu sneakily takes Dad's big fishing rod and gives him the little one. Dad straight away sees through Pingu little trick and quickly swops rods, which makes Pingu feel even worse. Suddenly, Pingu gets a big bite. Dad quickly takes over Pingu's rod, but the catch gets away before by pulled up. Pingu is most disappointed; he feels sure he caught have pulled that fish up himself had Dad not interfered. Later on, just as they are about to doze off over their rods, Dad gets a bite which puts up quite a fight. Pingu gets behind Dad to help him and to their surprise they pull up a small tiddler. Pingu giggles, but Dad is not amused at needing his son's help to pull up the smallest fish anyone could find. Then Pingu gets a bite; quickly Dad races over to pull it up, but Pingu is not going to let him lose his catch again, so he runs around the fishing hole trying to keep away from Dad. Then with one big heave, Pingu yanks on his rod and pulls an enormous fish out of the water. Dad is so amazed that he picks up the big fish and puts it straight on the back of the tractor sledge, leaving poor Pingu with the little tiddler Dad caught.

On their way home, Dad is havng trouble reading the map to find the way home and refuses to let Pingu help him. It is only when they find themselves back at the fishing hole again, that Dad listens as Pingu points them in the right direction. It is dark by the time Pingu and Dad get home. As Mum and Pinga come out to greet them, Dad starts to walk forward with the big fish, but when Pingu walks sadly forward holding Dad's tiddler, he starts to regret treating Pingu the way he did. Dad then gives his son the big fish he caught and despite only being a little chick, Pingu feels like a really big penguin indeed.



  • The episode name is a reference to the phrase: "Like Father, Like Son".
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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