The Best Episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018

While the main characters Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are still relaxing in Africa (after the events of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), the four penguins: Skipper (the leader of the group), Kowalski (the smartest of the group), Private (the youngest) and Rico (the craziest), have returned to New York City in Central Park Zoo. The Penguins will rule the roost at their Central Park Zoo home, doing secret missions in the heart of New York City. At times their secret missions beckon them to venture out of the zoo. Just as the team thinks it has its urban acreage under control, a new neighbor moves in next door: Julien, King of the Lemurs (who has come to New York in some way). Now the penguins must compete against him for the supreme leader of Central Park Zoo.

Skipper Makes Perfect

#1 - Skipper Makes Perfect

Season 3 - Episode 24

Skipper has been having an absolutely perfect day, so he decides to try and get a hold of his file from the New York Danish embassy.

star 8.57
30 votes
Rock-a-Bye Birdie

#2 - Rock-a-Bye Birdie

Season 2 - Episode 47

An accidental zap from the Fresherizer ray turns Skipper into a baby.

star 8.57
41 votes
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Time Out

#3 - Time Out

Season 2 - Episode 56

Kowalski finds a way to stop time, unfortunately King Julian gets a hold of his device.

star 8.50
32 votes
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Little Zoo Coupe

#4 - Little Zoo Coupe

Season 1 - Episode 15

Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico are all having fun today driving around the zoo in their small pink car, but trouble starts when King Julien wants to drive a car too, he gets jealous which results in a race to see who's better.

star 8.33
73 votes
Writers: Bill Motz, Bob Roth
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Mr. Tux

#5 - Mr. Tux

Season 2 - Episode 10

Bent on an agenda to defeat "Mr. Tux" in a round of mini golf, an armadillo comes to the zoo believing that one of the penguins is him.

star 8.26
44 votes
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Night and Dazed

#6 - Night and Dazed

Season 2 - Episode 18

Private attempts to convince Leonard the Koala that the penguins are harmless.

star 8.25
43 votes
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Best Laid Plantains

#7 - Best Laid Plantains

Season 3 - Episode 23

King Julien sneaks into the gorilla habitat when Bada and Bing receive a shipment of plantains.

star 8.25
24 votes
A Visit From Uncle Nigel

#8 - A Visit From Uncle Nigel

Season 2 - Episode 49

Private's uncle visits and reveals that he is a secret agent.

star 8.25
37 votes
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Showdown on Fairway 18

#9 - Showdown on Fairway 18

Season 3 - Episode 12

The Amarillo Kid returns, this time begging for the penguins' help because a pair of gophers are after his shell.

star 8.24
37 votes
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Field Tripped

#10 - Field Tripped

Season 2 - Episode 13

When a boy on a school trip sees the Penguins in action, the team scrambles into action to steal his notebook; meanwhile, Julien attempts to form his own team to claim his old backscratcher from the museum (Mort=Skipper, Fred=Kowalski, Maurice=Rico, and Julien=Private). This episode was released only on the Nickelodeon website.

star 8.23
43 votes
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The Otter Woman

#11 - The Otter Woman

Season 3 - Episode 3

Marlene's fur is bleached when Alice over-chlorinates the otter habitat.

star 8.23
35 votes
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Good Night & Good Chuck

#12 - Good Night & Good Chuck

Season 3 - Episode 26

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.

star 8.22
27 votes
Right Hand Man

#13 - Right Hand Man

Season 2 - Episode 37

Julien has fun barking orders at new zoo occupant Clemson, whom Mort is suspicious of.

star 8.22
33 votes
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Night Of The Vesuviuses

#14 - Night Of The Vesuviuses

Season 3 - Episode 28

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.

star 8.20
35 votes
Otter Gone Wild

#15 - Otter Gone Wild

Season 1 - Episode 27

When the penguins bring Marlene with them on a sno-cone mission in the park, she can't handle the freedom of being outside the zoo walls. Skipper and his team must capture the crazed Marlene before she goes permanently wild.

star 8.20
50 votes
Writers: John Behnke, Rob Humphrey
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Jungle Law

#16 - Jungle Law

Season 1 - Episode 34

When the zoo is affected by a blackout, the penguins know how to fix the situation, but Julien tries to take over.

star 8.20
47 votes
Writers: Bill Motz, Bob Roth
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Needle Point

#17 - Needle Point

Season 1 - Episode 20

Skipper runs from the zoo veterinarian in order to avoid getting a shot. The penguins try to force him to do it, but Skipper seems to escape and avoid all they throw at him. Skipper even tries to distract the penguins, as in dancing, trying to attract them.

star 8.18
70 votes
Writers: Kim Duran, Mark McCorkle
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Love Hurts

#18 - Love Hurts

Season 2 - Episode 34

Private keeps injuring himself so he can see the new zoo nurse he has a crush on.

star 8.18
41 votes
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April Fools

#19 - April Fools

Season 2 - Episode 20

King Julien finds out about April Fool's Day and makes up for all of the lost years by pranking the zoo animals.

star 8.16
44 votes
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Operation: Big Blue Marble

#20 - Operation: Big Blue Marble

Season 3 - Episode 6

A toxic substance is emitted from the penguins' food-making machine, and it endangers the entire planet.

star 8.16
44 votes
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Our Man in Grrfurjiclestan

#21 - Our Man in Grrfurjiclestan

Season 2 - Episode 57

The penguins receive a warning that the notorious Red Squirrel has planted a brainwashed sleeper agent in their presence.

star 8.15
33 votes
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High Moltage

#22 - High Moltage

Season 3 - Episode 16

The penguins need Private's hypercute to escape Alice in order to see their favorite action star at the cinema, but Private's molting renders him unable to engage the talent.

star 8.14
36 votes
Action Reaction

#23 - Action Reaction

Season 3 - Episode 4

Skipper is doused with Inflatium and stress causes him to blow up like a balloon.

star 8.14
51 votes
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I Was a Penguin Zombie

#24 - I Was a Penguin Zombie

Season 1 - Episode 35

The penguins mistakenly believe that Skipper is a zombie after breaking his wing.

star 8.13
53 votes
Writers: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
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A Kipper for Skipper

#25 - A Kipper for Skipper

Season 3 - Episode 15

Skipper offers a day off from training to the penguin who can bring him a kipper, a difficult task with Officer X working at the fish market.

star 8.13
39 votes