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Macky the Macaroni Penguin
Airdate Thursday, October 5, 2006 (Nickelodeon)
Friday, June 15, 2007 (Noggin)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (DVD)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 2
Episode 4 (aired)
7 (produced)
Written by Ligiah Villalobos
Storyboard by:
Carol Datuin
Jose Silverio
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble
Next Diego Saves Christmas

Macky the Macaroni Penguin is the 4th episode of Go, Diego, Go! from Season 2.

In production order, it's the 7th episode of Season 2.



Macky the Macaroni Penguin just hatched from her egg, but she needs Diego's help to get back to her Mami and Papi on Penguin Island.

Animal Sound of the Macaroni Penguins[]

Honk, honk!


Facts about macaroni penguins learned[]

  • The feathers on grown-up macaroni penguins are yellow like macaroni and cheese, not purple.
  • Macaroni penguins can waddle. They cannot fly due to gravity.
  • Macaroni penguins like to eat squid, not flowers.
  • Macaroni penguins slide down snowy mountains on their tummies, not on their backs like humans and polar bears.

Eggs found by Click[]

Note: Egg in bold is the correct one.

  • Egg with spots
  • Egg with polka-dots
  • White egg (later hatches into Macky)

Rescue Pack transformations[]

Note: The item in bold is the correct one.

  • Roller skates
  • Hang glider

Animal Puzzle with Questions[]

  • Do adult macaroni penguins have yellow feathers or purple feathers?
  • Do macaroni penguins waddle or fly?
  • Do macaroni penguins like to eat squid or flowers?
  • To get down snowy mountains, do macaroni penguins slide on their backs, or on their tummies?


  • This episode is about penguins, just like in Pepito's Penguin School, except it's about macaroni penguins.
    • Both episodes could be Diego's version of To the South Pole.
      • Coincidentally, Diego appeared in all of these penguin-themed episodes.
  • This is the fourth out of the four episodes that aired during the Diego premiere week from October 2-5, 2006 after Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin, Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue, and Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble.
  • This is the last episode until Diego the Hero where Rescue Pack is asked, as he isn't in the next two.
  • It is unknown how the Bobos got to the Arctic or Antarctica.
    • It is however possible that they got there through either Canada or Chile.
  • When Diego says, "Say, 'Click!'" the audio is taken from A Booboo on the Pygmy Marmoset.
  • When Click says, "Yes, that's it!" the audio is taken from Baby Jaguar to the Rescue.
  • When Diego says, "Hey, We've almost finished the puzzle!" the audio is taken from Three Little Condors.
  • When Diego says, "Say, 'Super Zoom!'" the audio is taken from Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble.
  • Diego uses Click to take a picture of something near the end of the episode, just like in Journey to Jaguar Mountain.
  • The picture of the real-life Macaroni Penguins is taken by Theo Allofs on Corbis (Getty Images).
  • This episode was the basis for a Dora the Explorer parody skit created by SNL's TV Funhouse entitled "Maraka". In the segment, a young girl named Maraka and her cat Mittens (based on Dora and Boots) journey to Penguin Island and help a mother penguin rescue her egg.
    • Certain lines and recycled animation from this episode were incorporated into the parody:
      • Maraka asks the viewer, "Do you like penguins?" just like Diego.
      • The adult penguins sit on their eggs moving side to side similar to how they did during Salgan, Salgan.
      • The bird flies with the missing egg, but is higher in the sky instead of near the ground.
      • Maraka tells the viewer to say, "Put it down". Afterwards, the bird says "Sorry!" and drops the egg.
      • The baby penguin hatches from the egg after Maraka catches it.
      • Maraka says, "Get on your tummy like a penguin. Get on your tummy! On your tummy!" when their about to slide down the mountain.
    • Coincidentally, Fátima Ptacek and Regan Mizrahi (Dora and Boots' actors from late Season 6-Season 7) have both guest starred on Saturday Night Live.
Go, Diego, Go! Season 2
Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin | Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue | Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble | Macky the Macaroni Penguin | The Iguana Sing Along | Panchita Prairie Dog Finds a New Prairie | Diego Saves Christmas | The Great Jaguar Rescue | Diego the Hero | Sammy's Valentine | The Great Roadrunner Race | The Tapir's Trip Home | Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate! | Giant Octopus to the Rescue | An Underwater Mystery | Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue | Diego's Safari Rescue | Baby Jaguar to the Rescue | Diego and Alicia Save the Otters | Alicia Saves The Crocodile | Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue | Rhea is an Animal Rescuer