For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for The Penguins of Madagascar (season 3).

The Penguins of Madagascar (season 3)

The Penguins of Madagascar
Season 3
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes33
Original networkNickelodeon (2012)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
Original releaseApril 16, 2012 (2012-04-16) –
December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 2
List of episodes

This is a list of episodes for the third and final season of DreamWorks Animation's animated television series, The Penguins of Madagascar. It began airing on Nickelodeon in the United States on April 16, 2012. Premieres were moved to Nicktoons from December 24, 2013, to December 19, 2015.[1]


No. in
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
US viewers
1171"Feline Fervor"[2]Written by : Justin Charlebois
Storyboard by : Jean-Sebastien Duclos; Tom Bernardo (additional)
April 16, 2012 (2012-04-16)304a3.3[3]

Accidentally bounced out of the zoo from his bounce house, Julien is carried away by a bus he lands on top of. After jumping off, he is soon picked off the street by a woman named Gladys, who thinks he is a cat and brings him to her home. As the penguins, Maurice, and Mort begin a rescue mission, Julien is introduced to Gladys' other "cat," a ferret named Zoe who plays to Gladys' misconception in order to receive free meals and avoid returning to life on the streets. Though she shows no interest in him, Julien repetitively seeks Zoe's affection, which only serves to annoy her to the point of rigging a scratching post to eject Julien out the window. She winds up accidentally ejecting herself while demonstrating scratching post use to Julien, but is casually rescued as the penguins, Maurice, and Mort arrive. Julien then tells them that he is now domesticated and wishes to remain with his love, but Private convinces Julien to return to the zoo lest Mort take over as king.

Guest voices: Ashley Bell as Zoe
1182"King Me"[2]Written by : Gabriel Garza
Storyboard by : Fred Osmond
April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)307aN/A

Clemson arrives to inform Julien that he cannot have inherited the crown because he was born outside of Madagascar, and plans to take over as king himself. Lemur law, however, would still allow Julien to earn kingship by winning a competition, but he is too distraught to be much of a competitor. So to help Julien win, Kowalski uses his mind-switching machine to switch Julien's and Rico's minds to allow Rico to compete for the lemur. The plan succeeds for the first round of competition, but after Clemson discovers what the penguins had done, he makes it so that subsequent rounds are disadvantageous to the other penguins when they switch minds with Julien. But during Clemson's coronation after he wins the competition, Kowalski switches Julien's and Clemson's minds and Julien, in Clemson's body, decrees "Julien" king before the two are then switched back. While doing that, "Clemson" insults the gorillas and they angrily chase the real Clemson back to Hoboken.

Guest voices: Larry Miller as Clemson
1193"The Otter Woman"[2]Written by : Kim Duran
Storyboard by : Wolf-Rüdiger Bloss
April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)217bN/A
Distracted, Alice places too many chlorine tablets into Marlene's pond, which bleaches Marlene's fur white following a brief swim. When she goes for assistance, Kowalski incorrectly believes that she is a rare Arctic mink; while grasping her tongue, he also misinterprets her name as "Arlene." Skipper and Julien quickly become infatuated with the "new" zoo resident, failing to listen to her insistence about who she really is and how her appearance changed. Later, after Skipper finds Arlene in Marlene's habitat with the latter unaccounted for, he suddenly suspects Arlene to have done something horrible with Marlene. "Arlene" is then confronted by the penguins and chased around the zoo until she is found by Alice and her natural fur color restored with hair dye. Afterward, as Marlene wonders to the penguins about why they didn't recognize her, Mort is seen with bleached fur, the second victim of over-chlorination.
1204"Action Reaction"[2]Written by : Gabriel Garza
Storyboard by : Fred Osmond
April 19, 2012 (2012-04-19)304bN/A
After the penguins foil Hans' raid on a weapons lab, a tube of Inflatium accidentally spills onto Skipper, causing his body to expand like a balloon whenever he gets angry and risk popping if it expands too much. The other penguins try to keep Skipper relaxed as he attempts to remain somewhat active in the unit, but when they are unable to prevent him from getting angry, they persuade him to work inside the HQ at a desk instead of going out on missions. But when the other three set out when Hans makes another attempt on the weapons lab, they are soon captured and Skipper has no choice but to go after them in his inflated state. His condition winds up protecting him as Hans fires weapons at him with no effect, with Skipper also able to use his body to attack Hans as well. When Julien arrives and inadvertently pins down Hans, however, Hans gloats that Skipper was not the one to defeat him, which angers Skipper to the point of finally popping. But rather than having blown apart, a normal-size Skipper emerges from within his burst outer body. Julien then spills Inflatium on himself, and Skipper rides him through the street.
1215"Thumb Drive"[2]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Emmanuel Deligiannis
April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20)305b2.3[4]
While trying to obtain food for the chameleons, the penguins discover that the zoo's food shed is secured by a newly installed thumbprint-scanning lock. Kowalski believes he can hack the system to allow the lock to accept any thumbprint, and Maurice is temporarily recruited to help the penguins gain access. Feeling useful and happy to be doing something other than serving Julien, Maurice wishes to then continue being with the penguins, and together they plan a future raid on a weapons lab. In the meantime, Maurice participates in various thumb-related activities with the penguins while Julien struggles in his kingdom without Maurice there to help him. When the night of the raid arrives, Julien and Mort sneak along and Julien, in effort to show Maurice how dangerous penguin missions can be, triggers the lab's alarm by placing his rear on the thumbprint scanner. The facility locks down and lasers begin firing at the intruders until Maurice uses a remote-controlled tank to destroy them. He then agrees to return home.
1226"Operation: Big Blue Marble"[2]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Tom Bernardo and Sean Kreiner
April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)3033.3[5]

Kowalski invents a machine which combines fish and churros together to form a new food, the "furro." The process, however, produces a toxic byproduct, which is released in the form of blue bubbles through the vent of the lemurs' plastic volcano. Over the course of several days, the bubbles collect into an ever-increasing ball above the earth, and it begins to alter the weather inside the zoo and the Central Park area, with variable conditions occurring concurrently or in quick succession. Based on Private's observations after being sent into the atmosphere to investigate and a TV weather report, Kowalski concludes that the weather conditions are a result of the furro-creating machine's use and says that it should no longer be used. Skipper, however, does not believe Kowalski's conclusion and remains at the HQ while the others set off inside airplanes to destroy the bubble. When the mission runs afoul, however, Skipper suddenly appears to save them inside the penguins' rocket, only for them all to soon be shot into the bubble when Julien, who is there alongside Maurice and Mort, presses a button. Trapped inside without fuel, Skipper states that he now believes Kowalski's theory. All are then saved after the lemurs eat furros and their burp gasses are collected to be used as a fuel source, with the ignited rocket also causing the bubble to explode in the process.

Note: This episode was a half-hour special.
1237"Hair Apparent"[2]Written by : Jim Peronto
Storyboard by : Wolf-Rüdiger Bloss
May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)228a2.9[6]

After the penguins fake starvation, Commissioner McSlade instructs Alice to increase the penguins' fish rations and says that he will secure the money for the increase during his upcoming lunch with the mayor. McSlade's toupee then blows off without his knowledge and Alice begins repetitively trying to inform him of such discreetly and indirectly. The hairpiece ends up in the lemur habitat where Julien, believing it is a hairy creature, commands Maurice to beat it; in the process, a sticky fruit adheres it to Maurice's head. Julien and Mort then begin to attack the "monster" with sticks as Maurice flees; Maurice's rear is covered in red paint and some of his tail fur ripped off in the chase until it reaches the baboon habitat and the three female baboons mistake Maurice for a male of their species. The baboons begin to pamper him, which makes Julien jealous. Meanwhile, after searching for the toupee, when the penguins learn its whereabouts from Julien, they rip it from Maurice in time to place it back on the commissioner's head before he leaves the zoo.

Guest voices: Grey DeLisle as the baboons
1248"Love Takes Flightless"[2]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Tom Bernardo
May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)228b2.9[6]

After Shelly the ostrich gets her head stuck in drying cement, Rico frees her by breaking the cement apart with dynamite. She immediately becomes smitten with him and, after Marlene advises her, seeks to win his affection by building a chewing gum sculpture of him and singing him a song. Her actions are only seen as awkward, however, and she soon learns by overhearing Skipper and Marlene conversing that Rico is instead in love with a plastic doll. To eliminate the competition for Rico's heart, Shelly disposes of Miss Perky in a recycling dumpster and continues to try to get Rico to notice her, but Rico focuses only on trying to find his missing doll. She then sees that Rico is happy and confesses to taking the doll, and helps the penguins recover it from the recycling truck after the dumpster is emptied. Shelly then procures her own doll partner from a toy store, which Rico sees as crazy.

Guest voices: Melissa McCarthy as Shelly
1259"Smotherly Love"[2]Written by : Michael Ludy
Storyboard by : Jeremy Bernstein and Fred Osmond
May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)301b2.9[7]

After Hans attempts to blast the penguins with a defective freeze ray, Rico launches a missile at him which takes out a possum's tree home by accident. The possum faints, as if in fright, and is taken by the penguins back to the HQ to be revived. There, after suddenly regaining consciousness, the possum introduces herself as "Ma" and begins to treat the penguins in a loving, motherly manner, which Skipper initially fears will turn his team soft before allowing it after Ma has another episode. Later, while hunting for Hans, the penguins learn from Marlene that whenever Ma seemed like she was dying, she was actually "playing possum." After Skipper confronts Ma and sends her away, Hans captures her. Hans successfully freezes the penguins as they attempt to free Ma, but Ma is then able to play on Hans' sympathies by playing possum on him and then grabbing his freeze ray to unfreeze the penguins. Skipper then says that Ma is free to mollycoddle his team further, but she leaves to instead show Hans "tough love": making him eat his peas lest she "die" on him.

Guest voices: Julie White as Ma
12610"Littlefoot"[2]Written by : Mark Palmer
Storyboard by : Tom Bernardo, Matt Engstrom and Fred Osmond
May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)301a2.9[7]
Marlene comes to the penguins sad that her inability to leave the zoo without going wild will prevent her from seeing Enrico Guitaro's performance in the park. But after Kowalski uses his Personadisentanglizer on her, Marlene's violent impulses are removed from the rest of her, which allows her to then leave the zoo without going wild. However, being apart from her other side renders Marlene excessively afraid, and when she and the penguins leave the concert soon after arrival, they discover that the other half of Marlene had escaped from the Personadisentanglizer after taking physical form and is now terrorizing the city. As the penguins set out to find what TV news has dubbed "Littlefoot," Officer X believes that capturing the creature will get him his job back and manages to capture it as the penguins observe. He is subsequently rehired. When nervous Marlene is then brought to the animal control facility so that Kowalski can rejoin her with her violent half, Littlefoot does not attack Marlene and is instead befuddled by her. X then loses his job again when Rico waddles out just as Littlefoot was to be shown on TV. On the way back to the zoo, Skipper then suggests to Marlene, who is not turning feral, that the whole Littlefoot situation was a ruse to convince Marlene that she had the power to control herself all along.
12711"Antics on Ice"[8]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Sean Kreiner
May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)306a2.6[9]
After a painful afternoon of missions, the other penguins agree to take Private to see Lunacorns on Ice to cheer him up. Skipper also agrees to let Private bring his fellow Lunacorn fans along, agreeing before learning that the fellow fans are Roy and Bing. With the difficulty of getting the large mammals to the show, Kowalski recommends scrubbing the mission, but Skipper is determined to keep his promise for fear that disappointing Private would lead him to evolve into a hipster. After the six manage to get to the arena, Roy and Bing are seen outside by a stagehand who believes they are part of the show and pushes them inside before the penguins enter themselves. On ice, Roy and Bing unintentionally get in the way of the Lunacorn actors while interacting with their heroes, which entertains the audience but irritates the director until Skipper and Rico are able to contain the chaos. Roy and Bing are later added to The Lunacorns TV show, which disappoints Private because a penguin character was not added.
12812"Showdown on Fairway 18"[8]Written by : Gabriel Garza
Storyboard by : Tom Bernardo and Kenji Ono
May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)306b2.6[9]

The Amarillo Kid returns to the zoo seeking help after losing his shell in a mini golf game to a pair of gophers, who are now after it. Feeling the Amarillo Kid did nothing wrong this time, Private wishes to help, but the other penguins see the situation as a way to rid themselves of an enemy. Private later meets up with the Amarillo Kid, who tells him about a legendary putter which he wishes to borrow from a nearby country club to use in another game against the gophers because it renders its wielder unbeatable. As Private and the Amarillo Kid attempt to retrieve the putter, the gophers arrive at the zoo and inform the other penguins that they are not after the Amarillo Kid's shell, but rather that he swindled them by making them bet and lose their valuables. Meanwhile, after obtaining the putter, the Amarillo Kid admits to Private that he is actually stealing the putter for the gophers instead of borrowing it, as it was the only way he could save his shell. The gophers and other penguins then arrive at the country club, where the gophers trap the penguins and run off with the putter. After they are freed by the Amarillo Kid, all five chase after the gophers. The Amarillo Kid is able to get the putter back, but has to be reminded to give it back himself after nearly walking off with it.

Special guest star: Jim Cummings as Gomer and Bo.
12913"Street Smarts"[10]Written by : James W. Bates
Storyboard by : Sean Kreiner
May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27)232b2.5[11]

When a stray dog in the park mistakes the lemurs for cats and chases after them, Julien throws Mort at him so he and Maurice can escape. Julien then seeks to have Private become the replacement "cute guy" in his kingdom while the other penguins set out to rescue Mort. The penguins quickly locate Mort and the dog, with Mort in no danger and playing with the dog, Elmer, instead. Elmer explains that he had thought Mort was a cat, but now believes him to be more or less of a toy, which he refers to as "Squeaky." He and Mort wish to play with each other again and arrange a playdate for the following day, but Elmer then refuses to give Mort up and runs off with him. When the penguins happen upon Max, he helps them with dog-locating techniques and later distracts Elmer while the penguins rescue Mort from a dumpster and again so they can manage an escape. The penguins then presume "Moon Cat" to be dead, but later discover that he and Elmer became friends, Elmer believing Max to be a lemur.

Special guest star: Patrick Warburton as Elmer.
13014"Nighty Night Ninja"[10]Written by : Ivory Floyd
Storyboard by : Tom Bernardo
May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27)238a2.5[11]
While he waits for his habitat to air out after the penguins accidentally bomb it with stinking fish, Leonard, the koala, watches an all-night ninja movie marathon with the penguins. Although he initially dislikes the films, he craves more action when morning comes at the end of the marathon. When he then goes back to his habitat to sleep, he begins to execute martial arts moves against unsuspecting zoo animals while in a sleepwalk-like state. After Burt knocks him into the sewer, Leonard uses his moves to fight the Rat King before the penguins manage to subdue the koala and bring him back to the HQ to attempt to undo his ninja impulses by forcing him to watch eight hours of The Lunacorns. When the Rat King then seeks revenge against Leonard, Leonard ultimately defeats him again, only this time by freaking him out with love and hugs.
13115"A Kipper for Skipper"[2]Written by : Steve Aranguren
Storyboard by : Sunil Hall
June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)302a2.5[12]
After the other penguins complain about the strenuous tasks they are made to perform as part of Skipper's annual Teambuilding Week, Skipper decides to grant whichever of his teammates brings him a kipper first one day off from teambuilding exercises. Kowalski, Rico, and Private then set off in a race against each other to the fish market and then scramble to be the first to snag a kipper once there. No sooner has Kowalski got his flippers on one, than all three are captured by Officer X, now working as a fishmonger. Crated, the three realize that they were brought down by failing to remain a team. They work together to escape from X's truck and X crashes into a police car and gets in trouble with the law once more. When they return to the zoo, they present the kipper to Skipper together and inform him that they learned their lesson about teamwork, to which Skipper replies that he was not trying to teach them anything and only wanted a kipper.
13216"High Moltage"[2]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Emmanuel Deligiannis
June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)302b2.5[12]
The penguins wanted to see an action movie, but they discovered that Alice had installed an electronic shield around the zoo that will not let zoo animals in or out, but lets humans come and go freely. But that was not their problem, as Private was molting. They tried Kowalski's mind-switcher with Mort and Private, but ended up with Maurice with Julien's mind and Julien with Maurice's mind (but the drainer had been placed on Julien's rump, so his mouth was on his butt). Next they go to Marlene about true beauty and Marlene tells Private that the quantum-hypercute is inside him. Private's quantum-hypercute would not work, but they did scare off the zoo visitors with it, and they managed to seize the card that deactivated the shield. They make it to the film's final show of the opening day, along with all their friends (even the lemurs).
13317"Nuts to You"[2]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Jeremy Bernstein
June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)310a2.3[13]
The penguins have a dogfight in the toy planes they stole in "Otter Gone Wild". Skipper is victorious, but when Julien starts throwing fruit, Rico crashes into Fred, the mindless squirrel, who subsequently wins an acorn jackpot. King Julien then immediately makes friends with Fred, and they have a party that evening. Oblivious to them, The Red Squirrel is plundering again, and captures Julien and Fred to make them confess about the whereabouts of all those acorns but unable to because they would mistake it as a business proposition. The Penguins come to the rescue, but before they get in, they discover Red installed a ground motion-sensor that destroys any who steps within perhaps 50 feet of his HQ tree. They do manage to get in thanks to Mort, but get captured. In the end, Red is defeated by Julien and Fred's mindlessness, after they trade all the acorns for a few "magic beans".
13418"The Terror of Madagascar"[2]Written by : Gabriel Garza
Storyboard by : Emmanuel Deligiannis
June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)310b2.3[13]
When a baby fossa arrives at the zoo, everyone likes their new arrival, especially Private. But King Julien refuses to even look, similar to the fossa attack in Madagascar. But when the fossa starts biting Julien's rump, he dislikes it even more, until Kowalski states that it was thinking of Julien as a father. But before he stated that, Julien managed to send Savio back to the zoo (when Kowalski stated the other zoo animals (Burt and Julien, with butter), not them, had defeated Savio in previous encounters). He tried to eat the baby fossa, but in the park, Julien stated if he was to eat it, he would have to eat him first. Just before Savio did just that, the baby fossa stood up for him, actually attacking Savio! Later, Kowalski found that the baby fossa was on a worldwide zoo tour before returning to Madagascar. Julien, riddled with injuries, went up to hug it, before the baby bit Julien on the head.
13519"Mental Hen"[14]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Jeremy Bernstein and Sunil Hall
June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)305a2.4[15]

After the penguins catch the gorillas acting suspiciously at night and then attempting to grab a chicken, Bada and Bing inform them that the chicken possesses psychic abilities that have so far resulted in 122 consecutive accurate sports predictions. Unable to talk, two bowls of food representing the competitors are placed before her, with the hen pecking at the one which represents the future winner. While the other penguins are intrigued, Kowalski immediately dismisses the ability as "pseudoscience bunk." He repeatedly attempts to disprove the hen's talent, but fails each time until he accidentally discovers a collection of the hen's notebooks, each one filled with various data and statistics used to logically predict winners scientifically. The hen, who was only faking silence as part of her act, then explains how she was able to con her way from her farm to the children's zoo and how she intends to continue her psychic act to launch a TV career and then attain the presidency. To put an end to her scheming, Kowalski seductively sings and dances for her as a distraction while Rico switches bowls before she can make a pick on live TV prior to a boxing match. The plan works, but the hen still finds an attraction to Kowalski.

Guest voices: Audrey Wasilewski as the mental hen
13620"Siege the Day"[16]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Sean Kreiner, Javier Secaduras, Jeremy Bernstein and Brian Morante
June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)238b2.4[15]
While the other penguins head out to a monster truck show, Private stays at the zoo to watch over Eggy and his siblings, Romana, Bradley, and Samuel, for Mother Duck. Overcautious about the ducklings' wellbeing, Private does not allow them to engage in any activities he considers unsafe or inappropriate for their age. When Julien learns from them that Private is not allowing them to have fun, he organizes a pool party for them, which several zoo animals attend. Soon after, noise from the party begins to disturb the sewer rats while the smell of grilling fruit attracts hornets from outside the zoo, with both groups demanding the food for themselves after it falls into the penguins' HQ. Trapped with the ducklings, Private places the HQ in lockdown and tries to keep the hornets and rats from gaining access, but soon concludes that they will eventually. He then decides to let both groups gain access simultaneously so that the hornets and rats will fight each other over the food, which results in both groups tiring themselves out and retreating. Throughout Private's adventure, the other penguins repeatedly fail to gain access to see the King Crush monster truck, and accidentally blow it up in the process.
13721"P.E.L.T."[17]Written by : Justin Charlebois
Storyboard by : Sean Kreiner
July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)311b1.9[18]
Skipper attempts to break his record on the obstacle course, but fails as he comes tenths slower than ever every time, worse than the last. Skipper decides to do P.E.L.T. to prove he is a leader. Meanwhile, Kowalski takes over as "Commander Kowalski" & begins using a ring binder of missions, which involve stuff such as saving King Julien from under the clock tower bell, cutting off the metal parts of the wall in Burt's habitat to free his trunk & freezing Marlene's pool to drain it (which Skipper observes while searching for Steps One, Two & Three of P.E.L.T.) Skipper however, believes he'd failed at the tasks & when he meets Kowalski & the others, he quits the team & requests Rico to smoke-bomb him. However, just as Kowalski answers Private's question on what happened, the three are caged & the Blue Hen grabs Kowalski's Freeze Ray & freezes Rico before he could regurgitate a stick of dynamite. She claims she'd set everything up, all starting with malfunctioning the stopwatch & then, putting Julien under the bell, tying Burt's trunk & doing something to Marlene's place to the point Skipper would leave & she'd capture them. Kowalski attempts to distract her with his swagger, but she says she won't be distracted again. She says she'd freeze the zoo & become the star attraction as she was the only one left, become famous for being famous & become the next senator for Delaware, which Private interjected that last time she'd planned to be president, but she claims she's being more realistic. She freezes Kowalski & Private & leaves to freeze the zoo after sending them back to their habitat, Skipper appears a minute after she leaves as he came back for his mug. Just as he's about to leave, he notices the other penguins are in ice cubes, he uncovers Private's face & Private tells him it was an ambush. Skipper goes out & attacks the Hen in the Lemur Habitat & cuts his way through every blast of Antarctic coldness in the freeze ray & manages to freeze the Hen. The other penguins spend their time recovering from hypothermia by the ice cubes in a large flat pan of hot water while Skipper congratulates himself, drinking fish coffee on top of the frozen poultry.
13822"Private and the Winky Factory"[17]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Jean-Sebastian Duclos
July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)307b1.9[18]
After finding out that the factory that makes his beloved Winky candy is shutting down, the penguins of course freak out, especially Private, who refuses to let the final chance to get a few more boxes of Winkys pass by. Impressed by his passion, Skipper lets Private lead the operation. From the start of his command things go haphazardly when Private lets Rico have Marshmeow-Meows (Rico calls them meow-meows), sugar-coated marshmallow kittens, causing a sugar rush that make him go crazy and run amok. The team bind him and keep going with the operation but Rico (who is still crazy) kicks Kowalski into some sticky candy who's promptly picked up in the jaws of a grabber hand. On the production line again, the team is floating on a marshmallow river with Private and Skipper in the lead; Kowalski tries to restrain Rico, only for Rico to smash him with a lollipop knocking him into the river. Private throws a rope to lasso him while Skipper takes Rico. They both pull him in so hard he flies right into the wall and falls into a box of sugar. Private tells Rico that there will be no more marshmallow kittens, then Kowalski crawls out of the box looking like a big Marshmeow-Meow. Rico starts chasing Kowalski and the team find all the boxes of Winkys. Still in pursuit of Kowalski, both him and Rico are sucked up into a pipe causing the control desk to overload and blow up. Everything starts getting sucked up into the pipes. Faced with choosing between the team or Winkys, Private chooses the Winkys. As he is about to eat one he feels a rush of guilt for letting down his friends and goes after them. The pipes lead to the outside of the factory where he finds Skipper and apologizes. Skipper tells him it's okay as long as he learnt his lesson. Private says that he learnt not to put candy before friends, but Skipper replies the lesson is that leadership is Skipper's job! Just then Rico is looking and sounding sick. Skipper starts to say that he may have eaten too many Marshmeow-Meows when Rico pukes up Kowalski, who hisses a wide eyed "The things I have seen!". Rico then accuses Kowalski of being a "bad meow-meow" before passing out.
13923"Best Laid Plantains"[19]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Kenji Ono and Jeremy Bernstein
November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03)311a2.5[20]
King Julien sneaks into the gorilla habitat when Bada and Bing receive a shipment of plantains, which results in him and Marlene being forced to go on the run when they give into temptation and eat all of the plantains.
14024"Skipper Makes Perfect"[21]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Jean-Sebastian Duclos and Tom Bernardo
November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03)313b2.5[20]
Convinced that he is experiencing a rare phenomenon known as a perfect day, where everything he attempts will automatically work out, Skipper attempts to arrange a plan to break into the Danish Embassy to destroy his file and allow him to return to Denmark.
14125"Marble Jarhead"[22]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Kenji Ono and Fred Osmond
November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10)315a2.12[23]
Rico must be on his best behavior if he wants to get new accessories for Miss Perky (his beloved doll), but this proves hard to do when the doll itself has been stolen by King Julien.
14226"Goodnight and Good Chuck"[22]Written by : Gabriel Garza
Storyboard by : Sean Kreiner
November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10)315b2.12[23]

Chuck Charles loses his job as a news anchor and gets a new one at the zoo, but tries to get his old one back by exposing the penguins' operation to the world.

Guest voices: Dee Bradley Baker as Pete Peters
14327"Operation: Swap-panzee"[24]Written by : Justin Charliebois
Storyboard by : Jeremy Bernstein
December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)312a0.18[25]
NASA intends to send Phil to the moon but end up sending Private instead, and now the rest of the penguins must work to get him back home.
14428"Snowmageddon"[24]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Emmanuel Deligiannis
December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)312b0.18[25]
The penguins are about to start their autumn schedule when a severe blizzard scatters the team: Skipper and Marlene are trapped in a convenient store with Officer X, Kowalski and Private are stuck with Fred in his tree, and without Rico, they must find a way to save themselves.
14529"Tunnel of Love"[27]Written by : Justin Charlebois
Storyboard by : Fred Osmond
February 14, 2015 (2015-02-14)313a0.13[28]

When a massive sneeze from Rico causes the tunnel system beneath the zoo to rupture Skipper calls in four beavers to fix the situation. The beavers become distracted by two girl badgers. Can Skipper fix this teenage love entanglement before the whole zoo collapses into a sink hole?

Special guest star: Big Time Rush as The Beavers, Jennette McCurdy as Becky and Victoria Justice[26] as Stacy.
14630"Operation: Lunacorn Apocalypse"[31]Written by : Brandon Sawyer
Storyboard by : Jean-Sebastian Duclos and Kenji Ono
November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)309N/A

Private accidentally frees an ancient spirit from its urn, allowing it to wreak havoc on planet Earth in an attempt to destroy it. But much to the spirit's misfortune, instead of possessing Private, it possesses his Lunacorn doll.

Note: This episode is a double length special.[29]

Special guest star: Conan O'Brien as Kuchikukan & Clyde Kusatsu as Shingen.[30]
14731"The Penguin Who Loved Me"[35]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Tom Bernardo, Jeremy Bernstein and Emmanuel Deligiannis
November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25)314N/A

Kowalski is recruited by his love interest Doris the dolphin and her new boyfriend Parker the platypus to rescue her brother Francis from an aqua fun park. But Francis turns out to be none other than Dr. Blowhole, whom the penguins must stop from regaining his old memory and resuming his evil plans.

Notes: This episode is 30-minutes.[32] It guest stars Ty Burrell as Parker and Calista Flockhart as Doris.[33][34]
14832"Best Foes"[36]Written by : Gabriel Garza
Storyboard by : Sean Kreiner
December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)308aN/A
Kowalski's enemy detector malfunctions and causes Skipper to believe all of his friends are enemies, and all of his enemies are friends, including Hans.
14933"Night of the Vesuviuses"[36]Written by : Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Storyboard by : Fred Osmond
December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)308bN/A
When the Vesuvius Twins buy all the tickets to the annual zoo sleepover, the penguins try to plant a seed of good inside the troublemakers.

DVD releases

The Penguins of Madagascar home video releases
Season Episodes Years active Release dates
Region 1
3 33 2012–15 Operation: Get Ducky: February 14, 2012
Episode(s): "Siege the Day"
Operation: Special Delivery: November 4, 2014
Episode(s): "Antics on Ice" • "Snowmageddon"


  1. ^ "Episodes: The Penguins of Madagascar". TV Guide. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Penguins of Madagascar Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Game of Thrones,' + 'Real Housewives ATL' 'Mad Men,' 'Veep,' 'The Client List' & More". April 24, 2012. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Friday Cable Ratings: NFL Draft Wins Night, 'WWE Smackdown', 'Storage Wars', 'Fairly Legal', 'In Plain Sight', 'Ultimate Fighter Live' & More". April 30, 2012. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Cable Top 25: 'Pawn Stars' Again Tops Cable Viewership For Week Ending April 22, 2012". Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'Game of Thrones', 'The Client List', 'Army Wives,' 'Khloe & Lamar', 'Mad Men' + More". May 8, 2012. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Game Of Thrones' Tops, 'Real Housewives NJ,' 'The Client List,' 'Khloe & Lamar,' 'Army Wives' & More". May 15, 2012. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Episode Detail: Antics on Ice; Showdown on Fairway 18 - The Penguins of Madagascar". TV Guide. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs, + 'Game of Thrones', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Ax Men', 'The Client List', 'Sister Wives', + More". May 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Episode Detail: Street Smarts; Nighty Night Ninja – The Penguins of Madagascar". TV Guide. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Win Night, 'Game of Thrones', 'Mad Men', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Girls', 'Pawn Stars', & More". May 30, 2012. Archived from the original on June 2, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs + 'Game of Thrones' Finale, MTV Movie Awards, 'Sister Wives', 'The Glades', 'Longmire' + More". June 5, 2012. Archived from the original on June 7, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Mad Men', 'Longmire', 'The Client List', 'The Glades', 'Drop Dead Diva' & More". Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  14. ^ "Episode Detail: Mental Hen – The Penguins of Madagascar". TV Guide. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood', 'Falling Skies', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' + NASCAR & More". June 19, 2012. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  16. ^ "Episode Detail: Siege the Day – The Penguins of Madagascar". TV Guide. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Episode Detail: P.E.L.T.; Private and the Winky Factory – The Penguins of Madagascar". TV Guide. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  18. ^ a b Daily Preliminary Broadcast Cable Finals Broadcast Finals (July 31, 2012). "Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Breaking Bad', 'The Newsroom', 'Political Animals', 'Longmire' & More". Archived from the original on August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  19. ^ "The Penguins of Madagascar : Best Laid Plantains". Zap2it. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  20. ^ a b "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Walking Dead' Easily Wins Night, + 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'Breaking Amish', 'Talking Dead', 'Long Island Medium' & More – Ratings –". TVbytheNumbers. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  21. ^ Schooley, Bob [@bob_schooley] (November 1, 2012). "SAT 11/3 @ 12p #311A: Best Laid Plaintains/#313B: Skipper Makes Perfect" (Tweet). Retrieved November 2, 2012 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ a b "The Penguins of Madagascar : Marble Jar Head; Good Night and Good Chuck". Zap2it. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  23. ^ a b Pucci, Douglas (November 16, 2012). "Nickelodeon ratings (November 5-11, 2012)". Son of the Bronx. Blogger. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  24. ^ a b "Nicktoons Schedule". Nickelodeon. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  25. ^ a b Pucci, Douglas (January 4, 2014). "Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and Nick at Nite ratings (December 23-29, 2013)". Son of the Bronx. Blogger. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  26. ^ Shaffer, Jody J (2013). Victoria Justice: Television's It Girl. Lerner Publications, p. 19. ISBN 978-1-4677-1309-2.
  27. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Nickelodeon Celebrates Valentine's Day with All-New Live-Action, Preschool and Animation Programming". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  28. ^ Pucci, Douglas (February 18, 2015). "Saturday Final Nationals: Most-Viewed 'NBA All-Star Saturday Night' on TNT in Three Years". TV Media Insights. Cross Mediaworks. Retrieved February 20, 2015. Note: The ratings are in the comments section.
  29. ^ "Vimeo".
  30. ^ "Penguins of Madagascar: "Lunacorn Apocalypse" S3". Nickelodeon. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  31. ^ "The Penguins of Madagascar - Operation: Lunacorn Apocalypse". LocateTV. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  32. ^ Schooley, Bob [@bob_schooley] (August 23, 2012). "@lexii_webb 30 minutes" (Tweet). Retrieved October 11, 2012 – via Twitter.
  33. ^ Schooley, Bob [@bob_schooley] (August 22, 2012). "@duncanees Parker. Played by Modern Family's Ty Burrell" (Tweet). Retrieved October 11, 2012 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ Schooley, Bob [@bob_schooley] (October 10, 2012). "@EggyDuckling Good catch!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 11, 2012 – via Twitter.
  35. ^ "The Penguins of Madagascar: Special". LocateTV. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  36. ^ a b "Best Foes; Night of the Vesuviuses". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
General references that apply to most episodes
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
The Penguins of Madagascar (season 3)
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Wikiwand 2.0 is here 🎉! We've made some exciting updates - No worries, you can always revert later on