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The principal cast since Season 3.

Pororo The Little Penguin is a wildly popular animated series from South Korea.

The series revolves around the adventures of Pororo and his friends who live in the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest, who often encounter challenges and learn practical and moral lessons in each episode.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: Tong-Tong's grandfather clock.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Pororo and Crong in the end of episode, "It's My Toy". The two spent a majority of the episode fighting over Eddie's robot toy. Later Crong wanders off and Pororo tries looking for him as well. They soon are searching for each other. When they finally find each other, they embrace.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: This brief exchange in 'Stomach Ache":
    Pororo: (as Crong is in bed) Does your stomach hurt?
    Crong: (nods head) Crong...
    Pororo: Do you have a fever?
    Crong: (puts ice pack on his head, which melts)
    Pororo: Are you going to the bathroom a lot?
    Crong: (tearfully) Crong.
    Pororo: (closes book) Hmm! You have diarrhea!
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  • Balloon Belly: In "Flying Poby", Poby gets inflated by Tong-Tong twice using magic when Tong-Tong tries to bring Poby down.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Most of the cast.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: The characters can sometimes be heard singing or humming the show's theme song.
  • Embarrassing Damp Sheets: Crong and then Pororo wet the bed in "I am Not a Bed-Wetter".
  • Embarrassment Plot: In "I am Not a Bed Wetter", Pororo is embarrassed when he wets the bed because he previously told Crong off for wetting the bed.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Crong.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Pororo and Petty.
  • Fairytale Episode: "Petty Red Riding Hood"
  • Gass Hole: Poby gets a gas problem in "What's This Smell".
    • Poby also let some gas out in "Flying Poby" in order to deflate.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: "Good Crong Bad Crong" & "Pororo The Great Pretender".
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Harry the hummingbird.
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  • Hypocritical Humor: In "I am Not A Bed Wetter", Pororo calls Crong out for not using the bathroom before bed, but Pororo does not do this either, and so he too gets a Potty Failure.
  • Jerkass: The fish in "Learning How To Swim". The two even almost manage to drown Eddy. Thankfully, Pororo saves Eddy before he drowns.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Crong. He may be at times a bit mean to Pororo and cause problems for others, but he still cares about everyone despite this.
  • Lethal Chef: Petty when she makes cookies.
  • Mourning a Dead Robot: In "We Love You, Rody", Rody jumps into the sea to save Eddy, which causes him to short-circuit. He starts behaving strangely, and later on in the episode, he becomes unconscious. Believing him to be dead, Eddy tearfully begs him to get up and Everybody Cries. One of Eddy's tears lands on Rody and wakes him up.
  • Ocular Gushers: In the episode "Crong's Stomach Pain" Crong breaksdown crying when he can't go number 2.
  • Polar Bears and Penguins: Penguins Pororo and Petty live in the same village as Poby the polar bear.
  • Potty Failure: Crong and Pororo fall victim to this in "I Am Not A Bed Wetter".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Pororo's blue to Crong's red, Poby's blue to Harry's red, Eddy's blue to Rody's red, and Loopy's blue to Petty's red.
  • Rejected Apology: "Grumpy Pororo" sees Pororo get upset with his friends after they laugh at him for wetting his bed, then when they go over to his house to apologize, he just says "Whatever!" and shuts the door.
  • The Remake: Season 1 got one to bring it up to the animation standards set by Season 3 and beyond.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Eddy the fennec fox.
  • Sick Episode: "Get Well Soon, Loopy", "Eddy's Got the Cold" and "Stomach Ache".
  • Sizeshifter: Played with for Tong-Tong. While he doesn't turn into a huge version of his normal form, he does shift into a large dragon when needed to transport to far places.
  • Talking Poo: Crong is paid a visit by the 'Poo Poo fairy' (literally a talking piece of faeces with wings) when he is constipated. The fairy tells Crong why he couldn't "make number two" and gives him advice to help him go more easily.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • In "Stomache Ache", Crong gets diarrhea after eating too much fish. Several times he runs offscreen, and at one point you even hear his cries of pain along with trombones playing low notes.
    • Crong also gets constipated in "Crong Goes Number Two". Not to mention a freaking poop fairy appears!
    • In "What's This Smell" Poby gets a gas problem.
    • In "I am Not A Bed Wetter", Pororo and Crong wet their beds.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The ending theme from Season 3 onwards sums up how the main cast feels about each other:
    "With different faces and personalities, we're all good friends despite the quarrels and misunderstandings..."


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