Pinga in a Box is an episode from Season 6. This episode was written by Ross Hastings.


Pinga is crawling around, wondering what to do next. Then she sees her squeaky rabbit toy sitting on top of the toy box and as she reaches up for it, an old cardboard box which previously held a package falls on her head. Pinga walks around the igloo inside the box, not knowing where she is going until she finally walks into her bedroom. Pingu spots the moving box and pulls it off Pinga's head and the two of them have a good laugh together.

Then Pingu has an idea; he hides Pinga back into the box and calls for Mum. Pingu tells Mum that she has a package and just as she opens the box, Pinga pops up from inside and gives her a surprise. Mum laughs and gives Pinga a great big hug and kiss.

Pingu and Pinga then go outside to surprise everyone else with their box. First they stop at Grandpa's igloo. Pingu helps Pinga into the box and then knocks on Grandpa's door. When Grandpa sees the box, he hears a Pinga's rabbit squeaking inside. He tries to pick up the box but it is too heavy. Then Pinga jumps up from inside the box and nearly makes Grandpa jump out of his skin. At first he starts raging about how he nearly got a heart attack from their surprise, but when sees his grandchildren's sorry faces, he cannot help laughing.

Pingu and Pinga then go on to the Post Office to surprise Dad. Pingu helps Pinga into the box, just as Dad returns on the tractor sledge for another load of parcels. However Pingu is shocked to see Pinga get trapped under another parcel before they can put their plan into action and before he has time to think, he watches in shock as Dad puts Pinga in the box ontop of his pile of parcels on the back of the tractor sledge and drives off on another round. Pingu takes off in hot pursuit.

Eventually, he starts to catch up with Dad and spots him giving a parcel to someone. As soon as Dad is gone, Pingu snatches the parcel and tips it up, but Pinga is not in there. Pingu follows Dad all the way home where he is just about to deliver Pinga to his wife. When Pingu sees this, he shrieks and then faints. Just as Dad goes to check if Pingu is alright, Pinga springs up from inside the box he is holding. When Pingu regains consciousness, he is very relieved to see his little sister safe and sound inside her box and he gives her a great big hug.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Grandpa's Igloo
  • The Post Office


  • The figures on some of the postage stamps look at little like Pingo and Robby.
  • Punki has now moved igloos since the season 1 episode, Pingu Delivers the Mail.
  • In The Pingu Show, the sound of Pingu calling for Pinga is different.


  • Grandpa should have suspected that the package was not for him, as it was addressed to his daughter-in-law.
  • Pingu should know which box Pinga is in as it is addressed to his mum. Also, Pingu's box is the only one without cellar tape on it.


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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