Pingu's Bedtime Shadows is the final episode of the fifth season of Pingu. It aired on February 6, 2004 and was written by Frank Sidebottom.


It is 8 o'clock at night and it is time for Pingu and Pinga to get ready for bed. They come inside from playing with snowballs and  go to the bathroom to brush their beaks. Whilst squeezing some beakpaste for Pinga, Pingu squirts it on the mirror and makes a fiendish shape from the pattern. Mum storms in and tells them to stop messing about and go to the toilet.

At last, the two young penguins are in bed and drinking their milk. Pingu tries to blow bubbles in his milk, but Mum scowls at him and he gulps it down straight away. Mum kisses them good night puts out the light. Pinga is just dozing off when in the light of her night light, she sees the shadow of a monster on the wall and is very scared indeed. Seeing Pinga trembling with fear, Pingu turns over in bed and is also scared by the shadow, but then realises that it was being cast by a mask and some other stuff in a basket. Pingu makes a shadow of a bird in flight with his wings and Pinga comes over to sit on Pingu's bed to watch. Pingu then makes the shadow of a fish, a duck and a dog. Pinga claps from her enjoyment and Pingu then makes the shadow of an octopus, a bear and a robot. Pinga then wants Pingu to do Robby, but is not very impressed by his attempt and does a better one herself.

Now Pingu and Pinga are having a shadow-off: Pingu makes the shadow of a toy sailing boat and Pinga makes a comeback with a schooner. Pingu is amazed and after some thought, he makes a shadow of their dad and mimics him, which Pinga applauds at. Then the real Dad comes in starts telling them sternly to got to sleep, but Pingu, still looking at the wall thinks that Pinga has made a lifelike shadow of him and is impersonating him accurately and claps wildly. Then he realises that Pinga is not doing anything. He looks slowly round to see Dad glaring at him. He tries to tell them to go to bed, but he is so tired that he falls asleep himself when Mum come in later, she finds him sleeping on Pingu's bed with Pingu and Pinga under his wings. She chuckles and puts Pinga's blanket over them all three of them and lets them all sleep there for the rest of the night.




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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