Pingu's Dangerous Joke is the thirteenth episode of Season 4.


Today, Pingu is in a very mischievous mood. First he throws a snowball at the doorbell of a sleeping penguin's igloo. Then he decides to play a joke on Grandpa, who is going out to a site of abandoned igloos to collect some old bits of wood. As Grandpa picks up the wood and places it into the crate on his sledge, Pingu hides amongst the ruined igloos, watching him very carefully. Then whilst Grandpa's back is turned, Pingu comes out from his hiding and tips up the crate, spilling the wood all over the ground. When Grandpa returns, he is very puzzled about what happened to his wood. He looks all around to see who knocked over his crate, but there is no one to be seen.

Grandpa stops in front of a hillock of snow, not knowing that Pingu is know right above him. Next to Pingu is a large boulder on the edge of the hillock, which is being held dangerously in place by a small block of ice. Pingu decides to give Grandpa another surprise by removing the small block of ice and dropping it to the ground in front of him. Grandpa looks all around him to see where the block came from, but he cannot see anyone, so he just tucks into his fish sandwich for lunch. Then suddenly, with nothing to hold it in place, the boulder rolls away down the side of the hillock. Pingu is shocked and shouts urgently to Grandpa, who runs away just in time, dropping his sandwich in the process. The boulder reaches the bottom of the hillock with a thud and squashes Grandpa's sandwich flat.

Pingu slides miserably down from the top of the hillock and Grandpa, now realising what was happening, sternly tells him how dangerous his joke was as he could have seriously harmed him had he not told him sooner. Pingu guiltily tells Grandpa he is very sorry with tears trickling down his face. Grandpa is very glad that Pingu has learnt his lesson and the young penguin collects up the wood he knocked over and puts it back into the crate on the sledge. Once the sledge is loaded up, Grandpa and Pingu take the wood back home, with Grandpa pulling the sledge from the front and Pingu pushing at the back.



  • Grandpa could have easily seen Pingu when he dropped the block of ice in front of him.
  • After Grandpa's sandwich is flatten by the boulder, it suddenly seems to have become massive and papery.


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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