The BEST Episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#10 - Night and Dazed
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 18, 2010
Private attempts to convince Leonard the Koala that the penguins are harmless.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#18 - Badger Pride
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 4, 2010
Marlene tries to help Private overcome his fear of badgers.
#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".
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.