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"Like the Good Book says, "Those who have knowledge use words with restraint, and those who are understanding are even tempered." That means the more you know, the less you get angry.""
— Sol
I Scream, You Scream
Directed by

Tim Hodge

Written by

Kirby Atkins

Music by

Kurt Heinecke


October 6th, 2007


23 minutes

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I Scream, You Scream! is the first episode from the second season of 3-2-1 Penguins!, which teaches a lesson in controlling anger as well as not jumping to conclusions. It is the seventh episode overall.


Zidgel enters the main room with some dental floss stuck between his teeth, demanding to know who took his floss. Jason is about to ask him if he looked in his beak when Zidgel points out that he looked under the rug, in the garbage, but not in Kevin's diary for his floss. He notices that Midgel is awfully quiet and calls him a "Mister Hey-look-at me! I'm a pilot man person." Midgel playfully points out the captain's quick temper. Zidgel demands Midgel to tell him where his floss is. Midgel just casually removes the dental floss from Zidgel's teeth. Zidgel gets his floss and reminds Midgel to do something like that before he gets angry.

In his captain's blog, Zidgel recaps how Jason and Michelle helped them get the peanut butter people out of a jam. Jason expresses his desire to go back to Grandmum's for a cup of hot chocolate. Midgel is taking them home when Zidgel asks Jason and Michelle if they want to stop at the Comet Lounge for some ice cream since the Space-T-Freeze ship arrive there on Thursdays. He then calls Sol at the Comet Lounge. Sol asks what he can do today. Zidgel answers that they need some ice cream. After Kevin clips his toenail, it bounces off the wall and hits Midgel. He blames Fidgel for causing him that pain. Zidgel chastises Midgel for his temper and reminds him of the floss incident. He asks if Midgel really knows if that toenail came from Fidgel. Midgel answers that it couldn't have come from anyone else. Zidgel tells him that he shouldn't accuse before he has all the facts. Sol agrees with Zidgel and tells them what the Good Book says, "Those who have knowledge use words with restraint, and those who are understanding are even tempered." He explains that it means the more one knows, the less they get angry. He tells Midgel that angry just makes him lose control and that causes him to accuse others wrongly. Midgel apologizes to Fidgel for getting angry. Admiral Strap, the Penguins' commander at Federation HQ, calls the Penguins and informs them that he has another mission for them. He says that Baron von Cavitus has been spotted in the sector that they're in. Zidgel says that they should hide. Midgel tells him that Admiral Strap wants them to capture Cavitus. Jason asks if he and Michelle are going to help. Midgel answers that it's too dangerous and they're going back home. Admiral Strap comments that he's heard a lot about Jason and Michelle and thanks them for helping to keep the galaxy safe.

At Grandmum's cottage, when Fidgel attempts to use the galeezel to grow Jason and Michelle back to their original size, the galeezel breaks due to Hubby chubby bubble gum being stuck on it. Jason blames Michelle for spitting out the gum when the galeezel pulled them in. Michelle points out that he was also chewing it. Each twin claims that they didn't break the galeezel and accuses each other of doing it. Zidgel points out that they're accusing each other and reminds them of what Sol told them. Jason replies that he and Michelle can't return to Grandmum's and blames Michelle for it. Michelle asks Fidgel if he can fix the galeezel. Fidgel explains that the metric magnetic matter disperser, the only one in existence, helps make the galeezel work. Without it, the galeezel is useless. The bubble gum has burned it out. Jason asks who made the disperser. Fidgel answers that it was his assistant at the academy, Bert Bertman. He was a smart lad with big teeth. However, Fidgel doesn't know where he is. Midgel points out that Sol may know where he is since he knows everyone. Zidgel says that ice cream is now back on the menu since they're about to head to the Comet Lounge. Midgel asks Zidgel about their mission to nab Cavitus. Zidgel answers that he'll alert the Admiral that they'll look for Cavitus later. Jason and Michelle say that they're not speaking to each other until they get home.

Over at the Comet Lounge, Cavitus arrives to see the travelers waiting for the Space-T-Freeze ship to arrive. He orders his minions to parallel park because he needs a refreshment. His minions do so and the travelers get angry at them. Cavitus tells them to get as angry as they want because he is the bane of their lives. He reveals himself to be Bert Bertman and his minions pet him and call him adorable, despite Bert's protests. Bert orders his minions to go back to their stations. He tells them that their mission is to capture the Space-T-Freeze ship when it arrives. Cavitus' second minion asks why he can't just wait in line. Bert explains that when they capture the Space-T-Freeze ship, they'll blame someone else for doing it. This will make everyone angry and make them start blaming each other, giving them free reign to take over the galaxy. The alarm goes off because the Penguins are on their way to the Comet Lounge. Bert calls the Gnat-bot and orders it to go aboard the Rockhopper and distract the Penguins by making them lose control.

The Gnat-bot flies out of Cavitus' ship and into the Rockhopper. When the Gnat-bot goes aboard the Rockhopper, the first thing it does is empty Zidgel's bottle of shampoo when he is busy singing in the shower. After it's done that, it enters the crew quarters and takes out a poster of the Boomerangatans.

Meanwhile, Fidgel is making some sandwiches with a meat spray. Fidgel asks Jason and Michelle if they want a sandwich. Jason answers that he just wants Grandmum's hot chocolate. Michelle says that she thought he wasn't talking to her. Jason retorts he wasn't talking to her and accuses her of breaking the galeezel. Michelle responds that he broke it when he spit out his gum as he was screaming like a baby. Just then, Zidgel exits the shower and angrily accuses Kevin of using all of his shampoo. Midgel tells Zidgel to calm down. Zidgel retorts that "Ridiculous Proportions Shampoo" is shampoo and that Kevin always uses it as a body wash. He rhetorically asks Kevin if he knows how much body he has to wash. Confused, Midgel asks Zidgel if he said that they shouldn't be too quick to accuse each other. He suddenly notices his Boomerangatan poster is on Fidgel's table. He demands what Fidgel did to his poster. Fidgel responds that he just needed something to protect the table. Midgel angrily asks if Fidgel knows how much the poster is worth. Fidgel retorts that he doesn't know what is rare and what is rubbish because Midgel always leaves his quarters messy. The Penguins begin arguing and Jason blames Michelle for it. Because Midgel is busy arguing with Fidgel, the Rockhopper goes off course.

Aboard Cavitus' ship, the first minion alerts Bert about what has happened to the Rockhopper. After Bert comments on how excellent it is, the Space-T-Freeze ship, with its jingle playing, approaches the Comet Lounge. Cavitus orders his minions to attack the ship. Cavitus' ship leaves the Comet Lounge and heads to the Space-T-Freeze ship. On the ship, the Lizard King notices Cavitus' ship coming towards him and immediately calls for help.

Back aboard the Rockhopper, the Penguins are still arguing among themselves when Midgel knocks one of Fidgel's test tubes off the table and onto a pot with a flower in it. The liquid in the test tube pours into the pot and causes the flower to grow and mutate into a piranha plant. The crew gets scared and runs away from the plant that is chasing them. Shortly after they realize they are chasing the plant, they run away from it again. As all of this is happening, the Gnat-bot remains hidden from the crew.

On Cavitus' ship, Cavitus and his minions patiently await the Space-T-Freeze ship slowly approaching the Comet Lounge. All the while, the Lizard King is still urgently calling for some help to arrive as he attempts to drive away from Cavitus' ship.

Back on the Rockhopper, the crew is still running away from the piranha plant when Zidgel notices the Gnat-bot. He grabs it and smells it. He smells his shampoo on the bot and apologizes to Kevin for accusing him of what the Gnat-bot did. Fidgel uses a magnifying glass to examine the Gnat-bot. Upon seeing the bot's markings, Fidgel concludes that it belongs to Baron von Cavitus. He realizes that he had the Gnat-bot do all this to make them all fight and accuse each other, although he doesn't know why. A flashing alerts Midgel that the Space-T-Freeze ship has come under attack by Cavitus. Zidgel tells the piranha plant to carefully guard the Gnat-bot. Michelle asks why they didn't just think things through before they accused each other. Jason answers that what Sol told them earlier was right. Zidgel orders his crew to go to their stations.

In outer space, the Rockhopper is back on course and is flying towards the Space-T-Freeze ship. It attaches to Cavitus' ship with a string and has it captured. During the time this happened, some stuff is ejected out of the ship, including a metric magnetic matter disperser. Zidgel tells Cavitus that it's game over and he'll never rob the people of Sector 12 of their ice cream. Midgel adds that they are going to reel them in. Bert manages to escape from the Rockhopper's grasp and fly off before his ship can get hooked by the Rockhopper again.

Meanwhile, aboard the Rockhopper, Zidgel orders Midgel to hook Cavitus' ship to the Rockhopper before he gets away. Fidgel notices a metric magnetic matter disperser and Midgel uses a mechanical claw to grab it. When Kevin points out that Cavitus is getting away, Fidgel replies that their first job is fixing the galeezel. Zidgel asks how Cavitus got that disperser. Fidgel answers that he most likely stole it from Bert Bertman. Before they take Jason and Michelle home, the crew goes to the Comet Lounge.

At the Comet Lounge, Sol thanks the crew for their help. Midgel responds that they would have arrived sooner if Cavitus' Gnat-bot didn't make them go at each other's throats. Fidgel comments that he's glad to see Jason and Michelle speaking to each other again. Jason says to Michelle that he probably was the one who lost his gum. Michelle replies that although it could have been her, neither of them will know for sure. They both apologize to each other for getting angry and accusing each other. Fidgel asks Sol if he knows what happened to Bert Bertman, his old assistant. Sol ponders this for a few seconds, then answers that he doesn't know what happened to the hamster. Jason and Michelle reply in surprise upon finding out what species Bert is. Fidgel says that he forgot to mention that Bert was his pet hamster. He puts the disperser in the galeezel and takes Jason and Michelle home.

In Grandmum's cottage, Grandmum is calling the paper boy to tell him that he didn't deliver her paper. Jason and Michelle go into the kitchen to give Grandmum her paper. Grandmum asks where they found it. Michelle answers that they found it under the picnic table. Grandmum realizes that she accused the paper boy of not delivering the paper and regrets what she did. Jason repeats what Sol told him to Grandmum. When Grandmum asks who Sol is, Jason answers that he is a friend of his and Michelle's. Grandmum says that Sol is a wise friend and tells them to get ready for bed while she calls the paper boy and apologize.

In their bedroom, Michelle and Jason thank God for a beautiful day, new friends, and good ice cream. Grandmum thanks Him for Jason and Michelle because they taught her an important lesson. Outside the cottage, the Rockhopper flies off into outer space.


Kevin! You've been into my shampoo again!

- Zidgel

A gnat bot, if I'm not very much mistaken. From it's markings, I deduce that it belongs to none other than the dark lord Cavitus!

- Fidgel

Fun Facts


  • This is the first episode for several things:
  • Tim Hodge stated on the commentary for "The Green-Eyed Monster" that this episode was going to be a long arc of the penguins trying to hunt down Cavitus for the part of the Galeezle.
  • The verse quoted is "Proverbs 17:27."
  • The Lizard King, now redeemed after choosing to not cheat in games, is now the driver of the Space T-Freeze ship. His voice is now different from the original videos, speaking from a fast paced manner to a slow paced Australian accent. He mostly appears as a background character but has a major role in Hogs and Kisses.
  • In a Dailymotion upload of the Spanish dub of this episode, an information screen was shown before the episode.
  • "For Midgel, all the best!!!" is written on Midgel's Boomerangatans poster.
  • This was released on the same day as The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's.

Real-World References

  • The episode's title comes from the song with the same name, as well as the phrase "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." This would make sense considering the fact that Space-T-Freeze serves ice cream and other frozen treats.
  • Hubby Chubby is a likely parody of Dubble Bubble, a popular brand of bubble gum created by Walter Diemer and owned by Tootsie Roll Industries.
  • Bert Bertman says Darth Vader's quote, "This will be a day long remembered."
  • Zidgel says Jean-Luc Picard's catchphrase, "Make it so."
  • Madagascar is an island/country located southeast of Africa.
  • The monster flower's design looks very similar to that of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.