School Time (or Pingu at School) is the twentieth episode of the first season.


Pingu walks to school with his backpack, and on the way, meets up with Robby. Robby slides down a snowy mountain and Pingu follows, sliding down on his backpack. Pingu slides his backpack to Robby which he puts on for a bit. Pingu and Robby arrive at the school to find two rows of desks, a blackboard and the teacher's igloo all ready for them. The teacher Mr. Peng-Chips walks out of his igloo. As he turns around to close the door, Robby quickly jumps into the school fishing hole. Mr. Peng-Chips rings the school bell and Pingo and Pingg arrive at the school just in time.

Today's lesson is things to eat which you find in a fishing hole. Pingo jumps into the fishing hole first and after short interval jumps back out. Mr. Peng-Chips tells Pingo to draws what he saw on the blackboard. Pingo draws a haddock which pleases the teacher. Pingg then jumps in next and comes back saying he saw something too. Pingg is sent to blackboard and draws the skeleton of a haddock. Pingu laughs in amusement and Mr. Peng-Chips shakes his head trying not to laugh himself. No penguin eats skeletons so there is no point in even looking for them. Pingu states that he can tell them what is in the fishing hole without even going to look and then starts acting like a seal. Pingg, Pingo and Mr. Peng-Chips do not have a clue what he is supposed to be. Pingu goes to the blackboard and draws his friend Robby the seal, but none of them believe that there would a seal in a school fishing hole. Pingu takes a mullet out from under his desk and holds it over the hole. Robby then jumps up and eats the fish's body leaving only the skeleton to be seen. Pingo and Pingg are amazed and Mr. Peng-Chips is very keen to meet the seal who is clearly Pingu's friend. Pingu calls for Robby who leaps up from the fishing hole and is introduced.

Mr. Peng-Chips invites Robby to help with the lessons that day and as he rubbs the draws off the blackboard the seal fishs out a haddock, an eel, a plaice and a lobster from the school fishing hole. The four creature are hung up on the blackboard and Robby joins Mr. Peng-Chips who asks Pingg to name the first two creatures. Pingg remembers that they are a haddock and an eel which pleases Mr. Peng-Chips. The teacher then asks Pingo to name the third creature. At first Pingo is not quite so sure like Pingu is who raising his wing in order to answer. Then Pingo remembers it is a plaice. Mr. Peng-Chips nods and calls Pingu to name the last creature. Pingo and Pingg are waving like mad to show they know but Pingu is struggling to remember. Robby does not what his best friend to look silly so while Mr. Peng-Chips is not looking, he quickly scribbles the pengiun word for lobster on the blackboard. As soon as Pingu says "Coo-coo", Robby rubs the word out and Mr. Peng-Chips pats the young penguin's head happily. Today all his students are star pupils.



  • This is the only time the Latin alphabet has been used in an episode, as Robby is seen writing "Coo-Coo".
  • Pingu pronounces "Coo-Coo" differently in both versions.



School Time

School Time

Original Version

020 Pingu at School

020 Pingu at School

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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