Pingu and the Doorbell is an episode from Season 5. It was written by Sally Lever.


Whilst playing ball with Pingo, Pingu bounces it against the doorbell. The bell rings and Mum comes out to see who is at the door. When she finds out it was false, she sternly tells Pingu to be more careful. Pingu and Pingo start playing again. Then Pingu kicks the ball at the dust bin and trouble ensues when the it bounces off the bin into the snowman and then at the doorbell. The impact brakes the bell. Pingo quickly picks up his ball and runs away, leaving poor Pingu explain what has happened. Pingu tries to hide the truth, but Mum sees the button dangling off the mechanism by its spring and tells him to fix while she, Dad and Pinga are out.

Pingu tries all he can to mend the doorbell, but no matter how many times he keeps pushing the button back, it just pops back out again. In his rage, Pingu pulls the entire doorbell away by mistake. Now he will have to go out to the shops and by a new bell.

At the shop, Pingu tries out all the various doorbells to see which is the best, until finds a really loud one which yodels. Pingu takes it quickly home and attaches it next to the front door just as Mum, Dad and Pinga return. As soon as they go inside, Pingu tries out the new doorbell, the noise of the yodel frightens Dad so much that he jumps behind the sofa. The noise sounds so funny that Pingu keeps press the bell over and over again. The continuously loud yodel skakes and rattles the igloo, but nobody knows where it is coming from. Meanwhile Pingo, having run far away, faintly hears the new doorbell and goes back to Pingu's igloo to see what is going on. Mum soon realises that the noise is coming from outside and Dad goes to investigate. Dad tells Pingu to take down the yodeling doorbell and go back to the shop to get the old bell fixed.

At the doorbell shop, the shopkeeper brings out the box of spare parts finds Pingu a new button for the old bell. It fits perfectly and Pingu takes it straight home where he fixes it next to the front door. Pingu press the button and the bell lets out its familiar old ring. Mum, Dad and Pinga come out to investigate and are very pleased to hear the sound of the old doorbell again. Then Pingo arrives and throws his ball at the doorbell, yodeling joyfully. Mum firmly tells Pingo that he and Pingu must not play too close to the doorbell ever again. Pingo solumnly agrees and then sits down on his red rubber ball, accidentally popping it in the process. Of course, all five of them have to laugh at this.


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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