YMMV: Pingu

  • Ear Worm: Pi pi-pi-pi pi pi-pi-pi, Pingu! Pingu!
  • Fridge Logic: In the infamous 'Pingu Quarrels with his Mother' episode, Pingu is shown cutting up wood, and a tree stump with an axe can clearly be seen. The tree stump is never seen before the episode as a tree, and never seen again after the episode. How did a society of penguins manage to grow trees in a polar climate, anyway?
  • Funny Moments: Has its own page now.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • Popular with Brits, so much that it was mentioned in one of the Bridget Jones novels as the cartoon she lets her friend's kids watch.
    • The series was also popular in Japan, seeing as the Licensed Games that were on consoles were only released there.
    • Not only that, but it's also popular in North America, especially Canada.
    • Even David Hasselhoff loves Pingu. No, really. He released a single in Switzerland in 1993 based on it.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Pingu can be a real brat sometimes, but you want to see him learn a lesson.
  • Memetic Molester: The leopard seal in Pingu Dreams.
  • Memetic Mutation: Noot noot!
  • Misaimed Marketing: Whoever thought the (ironic) ''Pingu's English'' program was a good idea probably never even watched the series proper 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.
      • What is of note is that the letter's envelope is white with a black outline. In most correspondences in Europe from the 19th Century onwards (as seen in some Narrative Paintings), such a letter almost always indicates that a family member has died.
    • "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!