Pingu at the Doctor's is the first episode of the second season which was first broadcast on November 3, 1991.


While Mother has gone out, Pingu and Pinga decide to play being dentists. However when Pingu gets out the hammer and chisel to check Pinga's teeth, she runs away and he chases her around the igloo. Then during this chase, a table gets knocked over and Pingu rams his beak into it, causing it to bleed! Pinga bandages her big brother's beak up and takes him to see the doctor.

Because of their age differences, the doctor at first thinks that Pinga is the patient and takes her inside. She then explains to the doctor that she has brought her big brother to see him, so the doctor shepherds Pingu into his surgery straight away, much to the other patients displeasure. The doctor takes the bandage off Pingu's beak and readies his dental tools, but Pingu is terrified at the sight of them and runs away. Pinga and the doctor chase him round the surgery, until Pingu runs back inside and locks the door behind him. It makes the patients laugh to see the doctor grumbling at being locked out of his own surgery.

Pingu then rings up his Mother to come and be with him. Luckily Mother has just come home who and drives to the doctor's as quickly as she can. She calls through the door to let her son know that she is there and Pingu unlocks and jumps into her wings. Then Pingu sits back down in the dentist's chair and Mother stands behind him, with her wing on his shoulder to comfort him while his beak is being treated. The doctor cleans up Pingu's beak and  puts a brace on it to let it heal for a few days. While this is going on Pinga asks for her beak to be checked too, but the doctor just gives her a lollipop to keep her quiet. She then tries again, to which the doctor just shoves another lolly into her mouth. Pinga kindly cleans the lollipop for Pingu and gives it to him just as they are about to leave. Then as two young penguins wave goodbye to the doctor and his other waiting patients, Mother drives them both back home.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • The Doctor's Surgery


  • This is the only episode that features viewing of blood. Therefore, it was banned everywhere except in English speaking regions. This episode was however released uncut on DVD in the United States.


  • On top of the Doctor's igloo is the word "Arzt", which means "Doctor" in German. This is a reference to the show's Swiss descent, as German is one of Switzerland's native languages.


  • As Pingu and Pinga wave goodbye to Mother at the beginning, a pillow on the floor shifts by itself.
  • The doctor's surgery looks more like a dentist's room due the chair and the drill and the doctor's outfit.



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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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