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Pingu and His Cup is twenty-sixth and final episode of Season 4 of Pingu.


Today is the school sports days' final with the finalists Pingu, Pingo and Robby. Pingu and Robby have a long way to go with them not gaining any points yet and Pingo wining at everything so far. Then Pingo and Robby both successfully knock the ball through the hole in the ice, gaining Robby his first set of points, but Pingu accidently kicks the ball into Mr. Peng-Chips' head, so he gets a third cross on the scoreboard and still ends up with no points.

Now it is time for the sledge race, but Pingu cannot get his sledge going, so he takes a running start towards the slope and then jumps onto his sledge. Pingu soon catches up, racing well ahead of Robby and has a narrow lead with Pingo. On the way back, Pingo is determined to beat Pingu, but he hits a rock buried under the snow, catapults out of control off the cliff and crashes head first into a ledge, destroying his sledge upon impact. Seeing that Pingo has disappeared, Pingu stops and goes back to see what happened to him. When he sees Pingo with his head in the snow, Pingu plops his unconscious friend onto his sledge and helps him to the finishing line and into the medical tent. Robby has already won the race, but when Pingo speaks up for Pingu for saving his life and Mr. Peng-Chips makes makes him the winner of the sports days' finals. Pingu is awarded the sports day' cup and he has his photograph taken for the newspapers.

Pingu rushes straight home to tell his dad. He puts the cup down on top of the stove and to look for him and eventually finds him sawing wood outside. Pingu excitedly explains about how he won and rushes inside to show Dad the cup, but he has left it on top of the stove for so long that it has melted into a big puddle. Pingu is most upset, but then remembers the photograph that was taken of him holding the cup, and he shows it to Dad. Dad is most impressed and Pingu is glad to have something that will forever say he won the sports days' finals, even if the cup is now just a puddle.



  • This was the last episode in the original series of Pingu. The show remained three years off production. The series returned in 2003 with two new seasons.
  • This was the last episode to feature Carlo Bonomi as the voice of Pingu and the other characters.
  • This is the last episode to be produced by The Pygos Group.


  • In the close-up shot of Pingo stuck in the snow, we can see a slit in his right foot.


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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