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Pingu the Chef is the eighth episode of the second season which was first broadcast on February 9, 1992.


While their parents are out for the day, Pingu and Pinga decide to cook some pop-corn.

Pingu puts a pan on the warm stove and Pinga brings him a cob of corn. Pingu puts the corn into the pan where they start popping and jumping up and down until he puts the lid on. They soon have a full pan of popcorn which they both gobble up straight away.

Pinga wants to make more pop-corn, so she runs into the bathroom and puts wood into the boiler, while Pingu loads all the corn he can inside and puts on the lid. Pop-corn soon starts popping in masses out of the boiler and all over the floor. Pingu wonders what they are going to do with it all. Then he has an idea and while Pinga starts filling all the pop-corn into boxes, he fetches his sledge and loads four boxes ontop.

Pingu sets off round the neighbourhood delivering pop-corn to everyone. He gives away one to the post office, one to Mrs. McGreedy and her three baby triplets and one to Mr. Peng-Hoven. Pingu is now down to his last box; he goes back and tries to give it to Mrs. McGreedy but she curtly refuses it; the babies have completely messed up the igloo with the box they have already. He tries the post office, but the post master is full up. So Pingu and Pinga pour the pop-corn into an empty crate and post it to Mr. Peng-Hoven, who is still struggling to eat what Pingu had brought him earlier.

Back home, Pingu and Pinga are sharing the last plateful of popcorn, when they suddenly realise that their parents will be coming back soon, and they rush to finish off in time before they come through the front door. By the time Mum and Dad arrive home, Pingu and Pinga are snuggled up in bed with fat tummies. They offer their young penguins gifts of a bag of popcorn each. To their parents surprise, Pingu and Pinga quickly refuse their presents and put the covers back over themselves and go back to sleep.




  • On BBC Video releases, the scene where Pingu chases Pinga, Pinga turns on the stove in the bathroom, Pingu walking up to her and laughing is removed.


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Pingu the Chef

Original Version


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Restored Version

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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