Pinga Sleepwalks is the ninth episode of the fifth season. It was written by Ross Hastings.


Pingu is having trouble getting his sleep, but when he sees Pinga sleepwalking out through the bedroom door, he becomes fully awake indeed. Pinga walks right past Mum and Dad dozing on the sofa and up to the front door which she walks right into, without stopping or waking up. Pingu tip-toes past Mum and Dad and opens the door for Pinga. Once outside, Pinga continues to sleepwalk across the snow in the antartic night, with Pingu in hot pursuit.

Pingu tries to get in Pinga's way to stop her, but she just pushes him over. Pinga sleepwalks right into another penguin's igloo and out again. As Pingu apologises for intrusion, Pinga sleepwalks into their washing and a sheet falls ontop of her. At first, Pingu thinks she is a ghost, but then he stamps his flipper on one corner of the sheet and it falls off to reveal Pinga. Suddenly Pingu spots Pinga sleepwalking straight towards a sheer drop; quickly, Pingu borrows a nearby sledge, zooms ahead of Pinga and jumps across the drop. There he stretches himself across the gap as bridge for Pinga to cross safely. Pingu chases after Pinga on the sledge and follows her under a line of breaking icicles and up to a high pillar of ice. Pingu watches in horror as his little sister sleepwalks onto the edge of the column which crumbles under her weight. Luckily, the ledge lands behind the sledge and Pinga sleepwalks straight onto the sledge.

Quickly, Pingu sledges Pinga straight home and they arrive back at the igloo, just as dawn is breaking. Pingu sleepily helps Pinga into bed and then slumps exhausted into his own, but he does not sleep for very long. Soon Dad comes in, to wake them up; Pinga wakes up instantly, feeling very refreshed, but it takes several promptings for Dad to wake Pingu. Pingu walks heavy eyed up to the table and falls straight back to sleep in his chair, with his face in his breakfast.


  • Pingu
  • Pinga
  • Mum
  • Dad


  • Pingu does not take the sledge back to its owners.
  • Somehow, it takes Pingu the rest of the night to sledge Pinga home, when they only got to the column of ice in a matter of minutes before.


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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