Pingu the Archer is episode eight of Season 4.


After another fall of snow, Grandpa diggs up his old bow and arrows and decides to give them to Pingu as a present. Grandpa telephones Pingu's igloo, but Mum is busy cleaning the bathroom so Pingu answers the phone for her. Pingu is very excited at the prospect of getting a present and he sledges straight round to Grandpa's igloo.

At Grandpa's place, Pingu ecstatically accepts the bow and arrows Grandpa makes up an archery target for him out of the lid of an old barrel. However Pingu has never done archery before and finds hitting the target very difficult. Grandpa laughs and soon goes back inside to let Pingu get some more practice. Pingu is not happy that Grandpa laughed and decides to get his own back by using his igloo as the target. Grandpa is shocked when an arrow suddenly flys through the front door and lands on one of his apples. Then another arrow smashes though Grandpa's window and he is very cross. It is only when another arrow is shot through the broken window into his bottom that Grandpa gets on the phone again and angrily tells Mum what Pingu has been doing. Pingu hears Grandpa shouting down the phone and he quickly sledges straight for home where Mum is sternly waiting for him.

Mum confiscates Pingu's bow and arrows and tells him to tidy up the firewood before dinner. Pingu resigns himself to this task, but when Mum goes back indoors, he finds a way of getting this job done quickly. Using the broom which had been propped up against the snowman, Pingu quickly sweeps the wood into a nice neat pyramid shaped pile round the side of the igloo. When the job is done, Pingu balances the broom on the end of his beak and then flings it back into the snowman's hand, just as Mum comes back outside to see how he is getting on. Mum is very impressed; Pingu may not be very good at archery, but he always knows how to get a chore done fast and with a sense of fun as well.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Grandpa's Igloo


  • When Pingu leaves his igloo, the front door opens by itself.
  • Grandpa uses the same crayon to draw out the archery target, but the two circles he draws are two different colours.
  • As Pingu starts sweeping the wood into the pile, one piece of wood standing on its own suddenly moves a few degrees round by itself.


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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