YMMV: Pingu

  • Ear Worm: Pi pi-pi-pi pi pi-pi-pi, Pingu! Pingu!
  • Funny Moments: Has its own page now.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Popular with Brits. Not only that, but it's also popular in North America, especially Canada. The series was also popular in Japan, seeing as the Licensed Games that were on consoles were only released there.
    • So much that it was mentioned in one of the Bridget Jones novels as the film she shows to her friend's kids.
    • Even David Hasselhoff loves Pingu. No, really. He released a single in Switzerland in 1993 based on it.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Pingu is a brat, but you want to see him learn a lesson.
  • Memetic Molester: The leopard seal in Pingu Dreams.
  • Memetic Mutation: Noot noot!
  • Misaimed Marketing: Pingu's English? Whoever thought this was a good idea probably had never watched Pingu to begin with.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page, now.
  • Periphery Demographic: Unless you count the crap past the radar, the show has a fanbase, and there are teenage and adult fans in there, as well!
  • One-Scene Wonder: The aforementioned Seal nightmare episode.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: Any time Pingu's mother is holding him.
  • Tear Jerker: Pingu and the Barrel Organ, where Pingu helps a poor busker. Also, when Robby's flipper is hurt in Pingu Goes Fishing. Pinga is Left Out is the saddest.
    • The scene in "Pingu Delivers the Mail," where Pingu's father delivers a letter with some ambiguous bad news to another penguin who is then in tears. Pingu is affected by this news as well.
    • Pingu Runs Away." Despite being a total brat, it's hard not to feel a little sad for Pingu when he yells at his parents as he leaves after being spanked. To say nothing of his parents freaking out when they can't find him.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In 2005, the cartoon was Screwed by the Network in Britain, by using Canada's The Pingu Show, and then dubbing over it. This was disliked by many, and stuck with the episodes on their own.
  • Uncanny Valley: Again, the leopard seal in Pingu Dreams. Seriously, it's look is so realistic, that to a 4 year old's mind, it's a real, giant leopard seal with abnormal teeth.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: It's like a double subverted version of South Park... made with CLAY!
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Played long before Teletubbies, even!