Pingu and the Snowball is the twenty-first episode of Season 5. It was written by Peter Reeves.


Pingu is practising his juggling skills with some snowballs. He is so busy concentrating that he does notice Pingo sneak up on him and then throw a snowball at his head. Naturally a snowball fight instantly ensues. Soon Pingu and Pingo try to see how big a snowball they can make. They push their snowball up the ski slope to make it really big. The higher they push the snowball, the bigger it gets, but the the bigger it gets, the heavier it becomes to push for them.

At last they the reach the top of the slope, but the snowball is now so big and heavy, it suddenly starts to roll back down again. Pingu and Pingo run away and the snowball chases them down the slope. It rolls so fast that it quickly catches up with them. Pingu jumps out of the way just in time, but Pingo trips over and he gets caught up inside the snowball. Even when it reaches the bottom of the slope, the snowball rolls on and on at top speed without stopping, getting bigger all the while and Pingu gives chase.

The snowball rolls all over the place, picking up anything in its path. It gets caught up in Punki's washing line while he is putting his trousers out to dry. When Grandpa spots the snowball coming, he throws his new cactus into the air in a fright. He jumps out of the way of the snowball just in time, but the cactus gets caught up in it when it comes back down to Earth. The snowball then rolls right through the wall of a toilet block and out the other side. All the while, Pingu is still chasing after the snowball, that is until it rolls into an icy overhang and is sent back in the opposite direction. Then the tables are turned and the snowball chases after Pingu instead.

The snowballs follows Pingu all the way to the post office, where Dad is loading up his tractor sledge with more mail. Dad is shocked when he sees the snowball heading straight for him, but Pingu quickly props up a not-yet-posted snowboard against the tractor sledge and another parcel and the snow ball is launched into the air, out of harms way. The snowball then splats back down to Earth and Pingo is freed.

After being stuck in a snowball for such a long time, Pingo is freezing cold, so Pingu and Dad take him back to their igloo to warm him back up again. Pingo is placed in front of the fire in the stove, given a hot water bottle and rolled in a blanket by Pingu and soon he is as warm as toast.



  • The Ski Slope
  • Punki's Igloo
  • The Post Office
  • Pingu's Igloo


  • When the big snowball splats on the ground, Pingo has a saucepan on his head, but it is unknown where and how it got picked it up on the snowball's journey.


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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