Pingu and the Paper Plane is the thirteenth episode of the third season which was broadcast on August 31st, 1995.


Pingu and Pingi are sledging to school. At one point the sledge gets stuck in a pile of snow and they fall off. As Pingu tries to pull the sledge out of the snow, Pingo zooms up, boasting about his new scooter. Then Mr. Peng-Chips rings the bell for the start of school and Pingo scoots away smuggly. Pingu tells Pingi to go on ahead while he continues to free his sledge from the snow.

During class, Pingo tears a page out his exercise book and throws it at Pingu's head. Pingu looks up just in time to see Pingo sniggering naughtily. Pingu retaliates by tearing a page out of his own book and throws it at Pingo's head. Then Pingo picks up the piece of paper Pingu threw at him, smooths it flat again and folds into an aeroplane. While Mr. Peng-Chips is still facing the blackboard, Pingo throws the paper aeroplane across the class, right into his head. All the class look shocked at what happened.

Mr. Peng-Chips looks sternly at all of his students. Pingo tells him that Pingu threw the plane at him. Pingu truthly tells Mr. Peng-Chips that this was not so, but the ripped areas of the missing page in his exercise book do not back him up. Mr. Peng-Chips make Pingu go and stand in the corner for the rest of the lesson. Pingo laughs naughtily at Pingu's misfortune. Pingu wonders how to pay Pingo out. Then he spots Pingo's scooter parked next to everybody else's sledges and he knows exactly what to do. While no one is looking, he sneeks up to the scooter, unscrews the bolt in the front wheel and throws it out of site. His work done, sneeks back into corner and waits for the class, whislting a merry tune.

At the end of school, Pingu is dismayed to see Pingo letting Pingi have a go on his scooter. Pingu had intended Pingo to break his scooter and fall flat on the ground, not Pingi, but his horror turns to amusement when he sees Pingo's look of shock at the site of the broken scooter. As Pingo exams the reckege, Pingu helps Pingi up and escorts her to his sledge. They are just about to leave when they look back and see Pingo's sad face, he will never be able to get back home now. Pingi feels sorry for Pingo and Pingu is sure that he has learnt his lesson, so they attach the remains of the scooter to the sledge and all three friends set off happily for home.



  • When Mr. Peng-Chips addresses his class at the beginning of the lesson, the chalk moves a bit by itself.
  • In the first shot of the final scene, Pingu is wearing his school bag, but in the last two shots, it is on the back of Pingo's scooter.


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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