Pingu Gets a Bicycle (also known as Pingu Gets a Bike or Pingu and the Gift) is the 20th episode of the second season which was first broadcast on August 17, 1994.


Pinga is playing happily with her teddy and toy pram when Pingu zooms up on his new scooter. Pinga immediately switches her attention to the scooter and really wants a go. She offers to let him play with her stuff if she can ride on the scooter but Pingu declines. Pinga tries to shake Pingu off, but Pingu scoots off. Then Dad comes home on the tractor sledge, and Pinga rushes over to greet him. Dad gives her a ride up the drive on the tractor sledge, but he is not looking where he is going and runs over Pinga's new toys, smashing them to pieces.

Poor Pinga is inconsolable to the extent of crying her eyes out against the wall, while Mum tells her husband off for his carelessness. Pingu arrives back to see the broken toys and goes indoors to find Pinga is still sobbing, so he tries to cheer her up. He tries playing his drum to no avail. Mum tries tempting Pinga with a lollipop, giving Pingu one as well for trying to help, but Pinga still continues to shed tears with her face to the wall. Pingu then gathers up a load of other toys in a cart and offers them to Pinga, but she refuses and knocks the cart over.

Meanwhile, Dad has snuck out of the igloo, feeling most ashamed of himself for destroying Pinga's toys. He makes a beeline for the toy shop and buys a blue rabbit in gift wrapped box. When he arrives back home, he presents Pinga, but this is still not good enough. As Pinga starts crying again and Mum and Dad start to argue once more, Pingu thinks that he may have the answer. He rushes back outside and fetches his scooter. When he tells Pinga she can have a go, she cheers up immediately. Pingu makes sure there is a clear path for Pinga and then she sets off at top speed. Then Pinga scoots into the towel hanging out to dry on the washing line and, not knowing where she is going, hits a bump, falls off and ends up buried in the snowman which collapses ontop of her. Pingu digs for Pinga and she pops up laughing and crowing for another go. Pingu gives his little sister a big hug, happy that she is happy.



  • Despite discarding it in this episode, the blue rabbit becomes one Pinga's favourite toys in future episodes.


  • When Dad opens the box to reveal the toy rabbit, Pinga blinks with only one eye.
  • The title is rather misleading, because Pingu actually got a scooter.
  • In a close-up of Pinga stomping her feet, the pile of wood shifts slightly.


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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Pingu Gets a Bike

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