Pingu Gets Carried Away is episode twelve of Season 6. It was written by Olly Smith.


Pingu is looking foward to the day when he can drive the tractor sledge like his father. After a little bit of careful thought, Dad decides that he could let Pingu drive the tractor sledge for a bit as practice, as long as he stands directly behind him and shows him what to do. Pingu is so excited that he when get tractor sledge going, he really wants to go faster. Dad denies him this chance, so Pingu turns around and pleads very loudly at him. Dad just pushes his head back down and Pingu accidently pushes the accelerator down to full speed. The tractor sledge zooms around the igloo and drives straight into the duvet hanging on the washing line. Pingu tries to stop the tractor sledge, but he only ends up breaking the gear stick off. As he throws the lever away, he drives straight into a snowman and its head lands on Dad's.

Pingu drives the tractor sledge all the way down to the market place, rams it straight into a candy stall and breaks the stall's sign. It then chases the stallholder until his back is right up against a wall of ice. The tractor sledge jults closer and closer and the stallholder is very frightened. Then suddenly the tractor sledge goes quickly into reverse by itself and heads straight for a fishing hole. Dad is very frantic indeed, but Pingu quickly gets an idea just in time. He throws the candy stall's broken sign over Dad's head towards the bank of the fishing hole. The tractor sledge hits the sign and with no ground for the driving wheels to run on, it finally stops moving. Dad is most releaved, but there is still the damage they caused in the market to sort out.

Back at the market, the candy stallholder is very cross with Pingu and his dad for knocking over his stall and spilling all his stock onto the ground. Most of all, he is angry with them for breaking his sign. He does not even want to have anything more to do with them. Pingu feels very responsible for all the trouble they caused and he bursts into tears when his apology seems to be doing little good. When the stallholder sees how sorry Pingu is, he suddenly feels bad himself and decides to put up his spare sign. As a peace offering, he also decides to let Pingu keep his old sign and have a lolly-pop for free.

Before they go home, Pingu and Dad wonder what they going to do about the broken gear stick. Luckily Pingu has another idea and decides to use his lolly-pop as replacement. Then as Dad starts the engine, Pingu suddenly jumps back in fear. He is still very shaken up by their last adventure and is now too frightened to ride on the back of the tractor sledge. Then Dad has an idea; he hooks up the old candy stall sign to back of the tractor sledge and Pingu rides happily on the top of that all the way home.


  • Pingu
  • Dad


  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Pingu's Shed


  • A tractor sledge wouldn't go out of control as it was presented in the episode.
  • Hitting a market stall would never stop the tractor sledge.
  • If the stallholder had another sign to spare, then what was the point of him giving Pingu the cold shoulder?
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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