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The Best Episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar

Every episode of The Penguins of Madagascar ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar!

The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series airing on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico; the lemurs King Julien, Maurice, and Mort; and Mason and Phil the chimpanzees. Characters new to the series include Marlene the otter and a zookeeper named Alice. It is the first Nicktoon produced with DreamWorks Animation. A pilot episode, "Gone in a Flash", aired as part of "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" on November 29, 2008, and The Penguins of Madagascar became a regular series on March 28, 2009. The series premiere drew 6.1 million viewers, setting a new record as the most-watched premiere. Although the series occasionally alludes to the rest of the franchise, The Penguins of Madagascar does not take place at a precise time within it. McGrath, who is also the co-creator of the film characters, has said that the series takes place "not specifically before or after the movie, I just wanted them all back at the zoo. I think of it as taking place in a parallel universe."


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Penguins of Madagascar" is "Love Hurts", rated 8.7/10 from 71 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Brandon Sawyer. "Love Hurts" aired on 2/12/2011 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Siege the Day".

  • Love Hurts
    8.7/10 71 votes

    #1 - Love Hurts

    Season 2 Episode 34 - Aired 2011-02-12

    Private is smitten with the zoo nurse, but the only way he can see her is to get injured.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • Siege the Day
    8.4/10 74 votes

    #2 - Siege the Day

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2012-06-17

    Private is tasked with babysitting Eggy and his siblings for Momma Duck while the rest of the team is away, and has to protect the ducklings from the combined forces of the hornets and the sewer rats.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • April Fools
    8.3/10 62 votes

    #3 - April Fools

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2010-10-02

    Julien goes on a pranking spree when he learns about April Fool's Day.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • Friend-in-a-Box
    8.3/10 62 votes

    #4 - Friend-in-a-Box

    Season 2 Episode 26 - Aired 2010-10-23

    Kowalski steals the computer chip from Mort's new video game to finish an invention.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • Cradle and All
    8.2/10 61 votes

    #5 - Cradle and All

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2010-10-16

    When a baby stroller rolls outside the zoo, the penguins redefine the term "daycare."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Justin Charlebois

  • Kanga Management
    8.2/10 51 votes

    #6 - Kanga Management

    Season 2 Episode 41 - Aired 2011-03-19

    The penguins accidentally blow up the koala habitat wall, so Leonard has to bunk up with Joey.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Kurt Weldon

  • Nuts to You
    8.2/10 55 votes

    #7 - Nuts to You

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2012-06-10

    Fred seeks financial advice from King Julien when he stumbles upon an oak tree loaded with acorns, but the Red Squirrel has his own plans for the loot.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • Cat's Cradle
    8.1/10 103 votes

    #8 - Cat's Cradle

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 2009-08-20

    Officer X of New York City's animal control is after Max, the penguins' stray cat friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • The Red Squirrel
    8.1/10 101 votes

    #9 - The Red Squirrel

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-03-13

    The penguins are recruited by Buck Rockgut to help him capture the Red Squirrel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • In The Line of Doody
    8.1/10 90 votes

    #10 - In The Line of Doody

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-05-15

    The penguins must protect the zoo commissioner from Frankie the pigeon's wrath.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • Can't Touch This
    8.1/10 69 votes

    #11 - Can't Touch This

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-06-19

    The penguins try to help Randy overcomes the problems he's having at the petting zoo.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • Operation: Cooties
    8.1/10 74 votes

    #12 - Operation: Cooties

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-07-19

    The penguins and Julien believe Marlene has cooties after overhearing a group of schoolchildren.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Ivory Floyd

  • Field Tripped
    8.1/10 75 votes

    #13 - Field Tripped

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-09-04

    The penguins become convinced that a kid on a field trip to the zoo is spying on them.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Todd Garfield

  • Work Order
    8.1/10 56 votes

    #14 - Work Order

    Season 2 Episode 27 - Aired 2010-11-06

    The penguins must stop a contractor from completing repairs on their habitat before he destroys the world!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Eddie Guzelian

  • Command Crisis
    8.1/10 63 votes

    #15 - Command Crisis

    Season 2 Episode 29 - Aired 2010-11-07

    When Skipper is knocked on the head, he's unable to lead the penguins on an important mission.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Todd Garfield

  • Mort Unbound
    8.0/10 97 votes

    #16 - Mort Unbound

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2009-06-26

    Mort quadruples in size after being exposed to Kowalski's super-ray.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • It's About Time
    8.0/10 80 votes

    #17 - It's About Time

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-03-13

    Kowalski travels back in time to prevent himself from building a time machine.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • Hard Boiled Eggy
    8.0/10 77 votes

    #18 - Hard Boiled Eggy

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-06-19

    Eggy the duckling is convinced that he can handle dangerous missions like the penguins.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • Mr. Tux
    8.0/10 73 votes

    #19 - Mr. Tux

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-07-19

    The Amarillo Kid arrives and declares that he has a score to settle with "Mr. Tux."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Eddie Guzelian

  • Hello, Dollface
    8.0/10 64 votes

    #20 - Hello, Dollface

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2010-10-09

    Rico desperately wants to a voice chip upgrade for his doll-girlfriend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brandon Sawyer

  • Truth Ache
    8.0/10 78 votes

    #21 - Truth Ache

    Season 2 Episode 30 - Aired 2010-11-07

    Private accidentally drinks Kowalski's truth serum and starts spilling the penguin's secrets to the rest of the zoo.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • The Terror of Madagascar
    8.0/10 56 votes

    #22 - The Terror of Madagascar

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2012-06-10

    A special delivery has come from Madagascar. A baby Fossa!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Gabriel Garza

  • Miracle on Ice
    7.9/10 103 votes

    #23 - Miracle on Ice

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-05-30

    The sewer rats challenge the penguins to a game of ice hockey.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • Needle Point
    7.9/10 102 votes

    #24 - Needle Point

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2009-06-06

    When the vet rounds up the penguins to give them a shot, Skipper's fear of needles takes over.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bill Motz, Bob Roth

  • Roomies
    7.9/10 100 votes

    #25 - Roomies

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-06-26

    Marlene's can't stand her new roommate, so she asks the penguins to help get rid of her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Madellaine Paxson