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Pickle Penguin Problem

Episode: 102b
Air Date: May 3, 2021
Previous Episode: 102a - Flying Flapjacks
Next Episode: 103a - Super Duper Sleepover
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Donkey Hodie find Purple Panda holding a purple box containing his pickle pets -- pickles that he imagines to look like animals. The Pickle Penguin is accidentally dropped between a group of large rocks and cannot be reached. Purple Panda attempts to retrieve the Pickle Penguin with a fishing line but comes up with only a pine cone. Donkey does her best to make the effort fun by offering the pine cone as a prize -- a Pine Cone Pet!

After fishing out a old sneaker, Purple Panda is equally excited and is not becoming frustrated. Donkey Hodie suggests that the shoe could be a Pine Cone Pet bed.

When the fishing line breaks, Donkey makes up a new game when Purple Panda is reminded of a time his father dropped his favorite bowtie down the drain and retrieved it with a plunger. Using a plunger, Purple Panda comes up with a small rock -- a Pebble Porcupine -- and a can -- a Pebble Pet spaceship.

The plunger breaks as well and Donkey suggests that it would take a superhero to save the Pickle Penguin. Purple Panda is reminded of his super hero spoon -- a wooden spoon decorated with a cape and mask. Using the spoon, Purple Panda plays a new game -- Super Scooper -- and is able to retrieve the Pickle Penguin!


Appearing In This Episode


The storyline from this episode is featured in the book In a Pickle!.



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Created by Adam Rudman & David Rudman
Developed by Ellen Doherty
Inspired by the work of Fred Rogers

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