The BEST Episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Network: NickToons

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.

Tunnel of Love

#1 - Tunnel of Love

Season 3 - Episode 32 - Aired Feb 14, 2013

Rico gets some teenage beavers to fix a collapsing tunnel, but romance interferes with their work.

star 9.12
48 votes
Best Foes

#2 - Best Foes

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Nov 17, 2012

Kowalski's enemy detector malfunctions and causes Skipper to believe all of his friends are enemies, and all of his enemies are friends.

star 8.93
60 votes
The Penguin Who Loved Me

#3 - The Penguin Who Loved Me

Season 3 - Episode 33 - Aired Feb 28, 2013

Doris the dolphin's quest to rescue her brother Francis from Seaville brings her to the lovestruck Kowalski.

star 8.93
54 votes
Private and the Winky Factory

#4 - Private and the Winky Factory

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 29, 2012

Private is upset that his favorite snack cake is no longer being made, so he orders a raid on the factory.

star 8.87
63 votes

#5 - Snowmageddon

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired Dec 1, 2012

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.

star 8.84
92 votes
Skipper Makes Perfect

#6 - Skipper Makes Perfect

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 3, 2012

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 8.74
62 votes
Night Of The Vesuviuses

#7 - Night Of The Vesuviuses

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Nov 17, 2012

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 8.67
93 votes
Operation - Swap-panzee

#8 - Operation - Swap-panzee

Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired Dec 1, 2012

Private wears a monkey suit disguise in order to take a trip to the moon.

star 8.64
88 votes
Marble Jar Head

#9 - Marble Jar Head

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 10, 2012

Rico is excited about a new line of princess accessories for his doll. In pursuit of these new accessories Rico puts the entire team in trouble.

star 8.55
56 votes
Night and Dazed

#10 - Night and Dazed

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 18, 2010

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

star 8.53
268 votes
Operation - Lunacorn Apocalypse

#11 - Operation - Lunacorn Apocalypse

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Nov 24, 2012

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.

star 8.48
61 votes

#12 - P.E.L.T.

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 29, 2012

Skipper must prove he can still be a leader when his strength starts to decline.

star 8.47
128 votes
April Fools

#13 - April Fools

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 2, 2010

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

star 8.28
241 votes
Good Night & Good Chuck

#14 - Good Night & Good Chuck

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 10, 2012

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 8.28
29 votes
It's About Time

#15 - It's About Time

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 13, 2010

Kowalski's future self visits and orders his present self to stop working on his time machine.

star 8.26
460 votes
In The Line Of Doody

#16 - In The Line Of Doody

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 15, 2010

The penguins strive to protect the zoo commissioner from Frankie the pigeon’s plan of revenge.

star 8.23
539 votes
Popcorn Panic

#17 - Popcorn Panic

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 9, 2009

In this Episode, the animals get a liking for popcorn, until a kid is caught feeding them, and Alice the zookeeper hates the idea.

star 8.23
362 votes
Writers: Mark McCorkle, Paul Rugg
Badger Pride

#18 - Badger Pride

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 4, 2010

Marlene tries to help Private overcome his fear of badgers.

star 8.19
240 votes
Concrete Jungle Survival

#19 - Concrete Jungle Survival

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 19, 2010

Private must pass a difficult test on the New York streets in order to move up in rank and share a classified joke. In order to move up ranks Private must face a "haunted bus" but he is forced to safe the lemurs as they have been caught by the "haunted bus".

star 8.18
157 votes
Crown Fools

#20 - Crown Fools

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 9, 2009

When Julien's crown falls into a sewer, Skipper sets up a mission to retrieve it. Meanwhile, Marlene tries to calm Julien down.

star 8.16
591 votes
Writers: Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle
The Hidden

#21 - The Hidden

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 18, 2009

When the penguins, lemurs and Marlene go off to meet the zoo's newest exhibit, they all start disappearing one by one. When only Kowalski is left, he must save his friends by learning to act on instinct instead of intellect.

star 8.14
507 votes
Writers: Chris Neuhahn, Scott Kreamer
Best Laid Plantains

#22 - Best Laid Plantains

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 3, 2012

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

star 8.13
55 votes
Field Tripped

#23 - Field Tripped

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 4, 2010

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 8.09
353 votes
Mort Unbound

#24 - Mort Unbound

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 26, 2009

Mort quadruples in size after an accident with one of Kowalski's inventions, a super-ray designed to enhance fish. After finally realizing that Mort is super strong, Julien uses him to steal food and supplies from the other animals, like stealing an elephant's peanuts, Joey's (from Assault and Batteries) hay for Julien art work.

star 8.09
520 votes
Writers: Bill Motz, Bob Roth
Hello, Dollface

#25 - Hello, Dollface

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 9, 2010

Rico is determined to get an upgrade for his doll-girlfriend that will allow her to speak.

star 8.09
270 votes