Pingu and the Lost Ball is the 26th and last episode of Season 3 of Pingu. It aired on September 5, 1996.


Pingu is building a tower with wooden blocks when Pinga comes along to play with his ball. Suddenly Pingu’s tower falls down and Pinga laughs at him. Annoyed, Pingu snatches his ball away from Pinga and runs away with it. Pinga wants still really wants to play with it, and chases after Pingu. Then Pinga trips over and Pingu throws the ball up on to the shelf out of her reach. Pinga begs for Pingu to bring the ball back down, but her brother just ignores her and goes outside to play, leaving Pinga to sob and stamp her flippers miserably. 

Pingu meets up with three of his friends on their ice skates. A little later he pops back home to fetch his ball, but it is not where he left it. He asks Pinga if she knows where it is; Pinga says she does not, but when Pingu walks away, he does not notice his little sister stick her tongue out at him. Pingu then asks his mother, but she also does not know where the ball is. He checks in the toy box, but it is not there. 

Pingu then goes to look for the ball outside. Suddenly a penguin walks by pulling a sledge laden with crates. The sledge bumps over a small block of ice and the lid of box on top of the pile shifts open slightly show three red round objects which Pingu instantly thinks is his ball along with others the penguin probably stole. Pingu jumps in front of the penguin, accuses him of stealing his ball, and demands that he gives it back to him. The penguin sternly assures Pingu that he is not a thief and invites him to look inside his boxes. Pingu is shocked to discover that the red round objects are actually piggy banks. The penguin was making a delivery to the toy shop. Pingu trudges sadly back home. 

Pingu is so upset at having lost his precious red rubber ball forever, he cannot eat his dinner and he goes straight to bed. In the bedroom, he notices something odd about Pinga's bed. A large round lump seems to be showing from under the sheet. As Pinga peeps through the bedroom door giggling naughtily, Pingu pulls the sheet away from her bed and finds his red rubber ball sitting on the mattress. Pingu is so pleased to have his ball back that he plays with it for the rest of the evening, while Pinga chases him around the igloo trying to get it off him again.



  • When Pingu goes out to play at the beginning, the door opens by itself.
  • Dad is smoking in this episode, even though he gave it up after Pinga was born.


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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