Pingu Helps His Mother (sometimes known as Pingu Helps Around the House) is the 25th episode of the second season which was first broadcast on September 21, 1994.


Pingu's mother is doing ironing, but she is falling behind with everything else she has to do today and the site of the situation is making her feel ever more tired, so she asks Pingu to help her. Pingu, who is reading, is not at all keen on doing the housework and suggests that Pinga should do it instead. Pinga is really eager to help, but Mum states that Pinga is too small for it. Pinga just ignores her and tries to carry her freshly ironed towels to the wardrobe dropping some on the floor as she goes. Mum snaps about her towels being crumpled all over again and Pinga bursts into tears.

After Mum has comforted Pinga, she then orders Pingu to help her and gives him some more towels to put away. Pingu being Pingu decides to make doing the housework fun, so he balances the towels on his head as he makes for the wardrobe. Mum worries that he will drop them, but Pingu manages to get the towels into the wardrobe without making a single crease. Pinga is most impressed.

Just as Pingu goes back to his book, Mum then orders Pingu to wash the floor, and prepares a bucket of soapy water for Pingu to use. Pingu reluctantly comes over to do so, but then thinks how much fun it would be to make the water soapier, and pours more soap powder into the bucket while Mum's back is turned. Pinga loves all the bubbles that Pingu has made and Pingu drops a handful of them on her head. Mum wipes them off, and orders Pingu to get on with the cleaning. But Pingu still wants to have fun, so while Mum goes out to put the washing on the line, Pingu and Pinga play hockey with the broom and cloth. Pingu flings the cloth into the air and it splashes against the wall. Pingu and Pinga laugh at what happened, but Mum orders Pingu to stop making more work. While   Mum gets Pingu to help her bring the dry stuff in, Pinga takes over with mopping up the floor. She accidentally knocks Mum's best bed spread off the ironing board and into the bucket of soapy water. She quickly puts it in the oven to dry, just before Pingu and Mum return. As soon as Pingu puts down the dry washing ready for ironing, he sits right back down to read his book, so Mum gives up on him.

Later on while Mum cooks the dinner, Pingu lays the table, a task which he is always willing to do. Then Dad comes home from work. Pinga runs over to him for a hug and he then goes to kiss Mum who tells him how will Pingu helped out with the housework. Mum then goes to open the oven and is shocked to find her best bed spread cooking away inside. Pingu knows that this is a fire hazard and explains that he did not do it while Pinga hides behind him without a word. The burnt bed spread feels lovely and warm, so Pingu asks if they can have it on their bed tonight. Mum and Dad feel that Pingu has done a job today, so they let him and Pinga go to bed, snuggled up under the burnt bed spread. Pingu feels most content about being under something so warm tonight; anyway, after all the housework he has done that day, he could fall asleep under anything.



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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