Pingu and the Magnet is the tenth episode of Season 4.


Pingu finds a magnet at the bottom of his toy box. He is most fasinated at how the metal ball sticks to it and how the cork one does not. This gives him an idea to play a joke on Pingo.

Outside Pingu burys the magnet under the snow and draws a circle over the spot where it is. Then when Pingo comes along, he and Pingu play a game of bowling on the target. Pingu makes especially sure that Pingo gets the cork ball, whilst he has the metal one. Pingo bowls first and manages to get his ball just inside the circle on the edge. Pingu then makes a very clumsy throw, but Pingo most astonished when Pingu's ball suddenly rolls into the centre of the target all by itself.

The two young penguins then have their second go. This time Pingu throws first; the metal ball bounces across the target but then rolls back into the centre of the circle. Now Pingo is very puzzled and Pingu laughs out loud. Then while Pingu gets called away briefly by his mother, Pingo decides to investigate. He diggs a hole in the centre of the target and pulls up Pingu's magnet. Pingo decides to get his own back, so he burys the magnet somewhere completely different and fills in the hole in the target.

When Pingu returns, he is most surprised when he throws his metal ball into the centre of the target and sees it roll out of the circle by itself. He tries again, but the ball just rolls right across the target from one side to the other. Pingo then throws his cork ball which lands in the centre of the target and he laughs fit to burst. Pingu is now very annoyed and diggs up the hole in the centre of target to find no magnet. Just Pingu realises what Pingo has been doing while he was away, a post penguin drives by his tractor sledge. The magnet jumps out from under the snow and gets stuck to the back of the tractor sledge. Pingu and Pingo watch in horror as their latest toy is towed away from them, but soon even they have to laugh over the whole experience they went through that day with a magnet.


  • Pingu
  • Pingo
  • Mum
  • Dad


  • After Pingu buries the magnet, the snow gets smoothed out by itself.
  • In real life, magnets do not attract metal object from so long a distance.
  • After Pingo buries the magnet again, the distance between it and the target keeps changing.
  • The cork ball later disappears after Pingo throws it into the centre of the target.
  • When Pingu realises that the magnet has got stuck to Dad's tractor sledge, the metal ball changes from being in his right wing to his left one.


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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