Pingu and the Barrel Organ (also known as Pingu and the Organ Grinder or in Canada as Pingu and the Calliope) is the twenty-third episode of the first season of Pingu.


One day, Pingu spots old Mr. Peng-Hoven playing his barrel organ. Pingu loves the music and pops some money into the old pengiun's hat. Mr. Peng-Hoven thanks Pingu and the young penguin decides to help him by making more penguins help out. He sees one walk up, but the grumpy penguin just walks on by. Pingu checks to see if he has anymore money, which he does not, but Mr. Peng-Hoven tells him not to worry. Then a much smarter looking penguin walks up and Pingu tries to get him to give Mr. Peng-Hoven some money too but he walks on by. Pingu tries to stop him but the smart penguin just pushes him out of the way and hops over. Pingu shouts after him exalty what he thinks of him. A much kinder penguin then comes up and gives Pingu a fish for Mr. Peng-Hoven. Mr. Peng-Hoven is just resting when Pingu gives the fish to him. Mr. Peng-Hoven is very grateful and while he eats he lets Pingu take over the barrel organ. As he plays, Pingu calls to a wealthy looking penguin for some money. They both look up at the sky and the penguin walks away pretending he has seen something interesting. Angrily, Pingu turns the organ's handle quickly. The penguin, still with his head looking up, not looking where he's going, falls into a fishing hole.

As the day wares on, Pingu helps to push the barrel organ back to Mr. Peng-Hoven's igloo. He parks it outside and then goes inside. Pingu is most dismayed when he sees the state of it with its holes in the walls. Feeling sorry for Mr. Peng-Hoven, Pingu borrows the barrel organ and goes around shopping for him, playing as he goes from shop to shop. Everywhere he goes, the shop owners are pleased to hear the music and they give him his purchises for free. He gets a bread roll, a pretzel and two croissants from Mother Peng-Pride's Bakery, a table cloth and a blanket from Miss Pengan-Decker's Handware Store, two full bottles from Mr. Penganaide's Drink Shop and a three different breeds of fish from Mr. Pengatel's Fishmonger's. 

Pingu then goes back to the Mr. Peng-Hoven's place and when he sees all of the young penguin's perchises, the old pengiun smiles happy for the first time in a long while. Pingu sets the table and pushes it up to Mr. Peng-Hoven's armchair. Then as Mr. Peng-Hoven tucks into one of the fish fro Mr. Pengatel and the pretzel and one of the croissants from Mother Peng-Pride, Pingu goes outside to get rid of the holes in the walls. Lower down, he puts planks of wood over the holes while he throws snow balls at the higher sections until there is nothing showing through from the inside. Pingu then goes back inside just as Mr. Peng-Hoven is drinking one his drinks from Mr. Penganaide and puts more wood on the fire. Pingu suddenly hears a shrill tune and sees Mr. Peng-Hoven with a harmonica which he gives to him as a reward for being so helpful that day. Pingu says goodbye to his new friend Mr. Peng-Hoven and sets off for home. As he walks, he discovers that without any lessons at all, he is suddenly a master at playing the harmonica.






Pingu and the Barrel Organ

Pingu and the Barrel Organ

Original Version

Pingu and the Organ Grinder

Pingu and the Organ Grinder

Restored Version

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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