Pingu and the Braces is the twenty-first episode of Season 6. It was written by Olly Smith.


Many years ago in his younger days, Pingu's grandpa used to be a famous weight lifter. Now that he has retired, he has decided to give away his weights to someone else would be able to use them. He wraps the weights up in parcel paper and sticks stamps on them ready to go to the post office. He is just having difficulties in loading them onto the sledge, when Pingu and Pingg come round to play.

Pingu and Pingg then notice a photograph of Grandpa in his weight lifting apparel and he himself tells them that he is going to be sending his weights off to a new respective owner. Grandpa asks the two young penguins to help him load the weights onto his sledge, as they too heavy for him to lift. Pingu and Pingg pump up the muscles and together hoist each of the weights onto the sledge one by one. But just as Grandpa ties the weights down with a pair of his old braces, the sledge collapses under the weight's weight.

Suddenly the telephone rings and while Grandpa goes to answer it, Pingu and Pingg go outside to play with his braces. First Pingg twangs the braces like they are a harp and then Pingu decides to use them as slingshot. Pingg holds onto both ends of the braces and Pingu loads them up with the fruit on the table next to them. Pingu first tries launching the watermelon, but it is too heavy so he loads the banana instead. The banana flies off like a boomerang and comes back with a splat against the archway next to the igloo.

Pingu and Pingg then start using the braces as a bungee and they rocket themselves back and forth from on side of the igloo to the other. At one point Pingu ties the brace between the front door and the leg of the table for a really big launch. Pingu runs foward as far as he can, until he gets bounced back the other way at top speed. Pingg watches in amazement as Pingu is bounced speedily back anf forth between the arch way and the washing line. Suddenly Grandpa opens the front and Pingu is set spinning round and round the table. Just as Pingu thinks it is all over and he comes to stop, he is suddenly sent whirling back around the table in the opposite direction and flung onto a pile of logs.

Grandpa is not too happy that Pingu and Pingg has been misusing his braces and Pingu feels very silly indeed. Then Pingu has an idea to help Grandpa get his weights up to the post office. He fetches a stamped crate and places it on top of two of the logs from the pile he missed up earlier. He and Pingg then put the weights inside the crate, loop the braces around that and tie the ends of those around the waists. The two of them then move forward one by one and the crate containing the weights rolls gradually along behind them on top of the two logs underneath. Grandpa sits on top of the crate to keep it steady and they soon reach the post office in no time at all.



  • Grandpa's Igloo
  • The Post Office


  • When Pingu puts of Grandpa's braces, a split screen shot of Pingu's wings can be seen in front of the window towards the top of the screen.


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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