Pingu Loses the Bet is the twenty-fifth episode of Season 4.


Pingu is going to the funfair, but he has to take Pinga with him, which he is not too happy about doing. When they arrive at the fairground, the Tin Can Alley stallholder is busy playing the barrel organ. When he sees his two new customers, he greets them and goes back to his stall. Today the special prize if any one of them knocks down all their tin cans is a large vintage teddy bear. Pingu and Pinga like the look of this prize and are both determined to win.

Pingu throws first. His first ball knocks down half of all his six cans and this makes him feel rather conceited. He becomes so cocky that on his second go, he throws the ball backwards with his eyes covered and knocks down two. Then he blows his third ball at the last can with his beak. Pingu wins the prize, but he is not prepared to share it with Pinga.

To cheer Pinga up, the stallholder puts her and Pingu to the test, to see if she can do better. To make sure that Pinga wins, the stallholder sneakily puts a magnet under Pingu's tower of cans. Pinga throws first but misses, then Pingu has his go and knocks down four of his cans. Pinga then throws her second ball and misses again, while Pingu knocks down another can with his. On her third throw, Pinga manages to knock off the top most can from her tower, but it does not look like she is going to win. Pingu laughs out loud at the thought of his impending victory. He laughs so much that he does not motice the stallholder sneakily slip Pinga an extra ball. Pingu then throws his last ball, but the magnet under the shelf holds the last can in place and it does not fall over. Pingu can hardly believe his eyes and when he sees Pinga's extra ball, he is even more bewildered. Pinga throws her extra ball and knocks away two more cans. Then without anyone else noticing, the stallholder gives the shelf a quick kick and all the other four cans fall down.

Pinga is thrilled and the stallholder applaudes her, pretending not to have cheated for her. Admitting defeat, Pingu gives Pinga the teddy bear and as the stallholder goes back to producing music from the barrel organ, the two young penguins wave goodbye to him and sledge happily back for home.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • The Fairground


  • In the first shot, the front door of the igloo opens by itself.


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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