Pingu Quarrels with his Mother also known as "Pingu Argues with his Mother" is the ninth episode of the third season, which was broadcast on August 13, 1995.
Pingu is outside the igloo splitting wood for the fire. Pingo comes by, carrying a ball, and asks Pingu if he’d like to come and play. Pingu goes in to ask Mother, who is ironing, if this would be okay. When he is denied, Pingu starts to argue with her.
After a short discussion, Pingu goes back outside and tells Pingo the answer. Pingo goes off, and Pingu angrily goes back to chopping wood. After a while, Pingu goes to ask Mother, who has finished ironing, again, when he is still denied, he starts to argue some more. Pingu angrily leaves, sticking his tongue out at his Mother, and starts moving the wood he has cut into the igloo, angrily stacking it by the fire whilst his mother cooks dinner. Pingu goes back out for another load of wood and brings it inside. But he decides that he’d rather go and play, and sneaks off.
He meets up with Pingo, who is trying to sink balls into a makeshift basketball hoop and Pingu joins in. Mother comes and fetches Pingu back, and stands over him while he loads more wood and takes it to the igloo. Mother follows, shutting the door behind her. Pingu angrily strews the wood all over the floor, hurting his foot in the process. Mother is not sympathetic and orders Pingu to clean up the mess he just made, so Pingu angrily kicks the table, breaking a fruit bowl and hurting his other foot even more. Mother becomes very furious and slaps Pingu in the face. An absolutely upset Pingu runs into his bedroom crying, leaving Mother feeling a great amount of regret over what she did.
Later, Mother, Father and Pinga sit down to dinner. Father realises Pingu isn't there. Father asks where he is and Mother glumly explains to him what happened. Father goes to find Pingu, but there’s no sign of him in the bedroom and the window is open. They all go outside to look for Pingu, but can’t find him. They sit down to their meal again, but Mother and Father still can’t eat as they are worried about Pingu. Then Pinga has an idea and goes to look in the wardrobe, where they find Pingu fast asleep in there. Pingu soon wakes up, Mother hugs him and they both make up.
Main Article: Pingu Censorship
- This is the only Season 3 episode that was banned, due to the scene where Mother slaps Pingu.
- This is also the only episode that a character's tears are blue.