"After all, it's not like he stole our cookie."
— Zidgel
In The Big House

Broose Johnson


Broose Johnson

Music by

Kurt Heinecke


November 15, 2008


23 minutes

Previous episode

Between an Asteroid
and a Hard Place

In the Big House is the tenth episode from the second season of 3-2-1 Penguins!


In the attic, Jason and Michelle are playing with their Granddad's old remote control airplanes. Since Michelle isn't good at flying her plane, she accidentally causes Jason to fall down and lose control of his plane. Michelle expresses concern for her doll instead of her brother. Jason responds by pointing out that she doesn't know how to fly those kinds of planes. Michelle asks how she is supposed to know since he wouldn't help her. Jason says that he was busy. When Michelle asks him to show her how, Jason replies with "God helps those who help themselves." Michelle points out that is a Benjamin Franklin quote, not a Bible verse.

After Michelle begs Jason for help, she says that she never asked him for help before. Grandmum reminds Jason that the Good Book reminds him to help everyone. Jason quotes "Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act." After Jason grabs one of her cookies, Grandmum encourages Jason to give a helping hand to someone who needs it, Michelle, for example. Jason sees Michelle struggling to carry her stuff, but thinks the best way to help her is to offer her a cookie. When Michelle doesn't take the cookie, Jason prepares to dig in. Grandmum tells him to think about how he can offer help and not make excuses not to before he eats the cookie. Jason decides he isn't that hungry, and Grandmum lets him and Michelle know that the cookies are in the kitchen in case they want a snack.

Jason climbs up the the attic and greets the Rockhopper crew. Michelle once again asks Jason for help with the plane, but Jason declines. Zidgel lets them know about the distress call they received. Fidgel tries to bring both of them onto the Rockhopper at once, but something happens once he finishes.

Zidgel starts his captain's blog by revealing that something that happened was that the galeezel broke because it was not built for two. Fidgel, Jason, Michelle, and Midgel see that the metric magnetic matter disperser has broken down. When Jason expresses frustration that something like this has happened again, Fidgel reassures him that another one may turn up, eventually.

A cowbell starts to ring, with Jason asking what it is, and Fidgel answering that that cowbell's the distress signal. The call is put onscreen, and Zidgel greets the cow captain. The cow captain says that she and her crew were all jumping over a moon when a sinister ship appeared out of nowhere, causing her and her crew to stampede. Once they calmed down, they wound up crash landing on an asteroid. They then found out that the villain had stolen their fuel source. Zidgel asks how they can help since they don't have what she's looking for. Fidgel suggests that they inspect the damage.


Fun Facts


  • The episode's title "In the Big House" is referring to being in jail.


  • This marks the last episode of 3-2-1 Penguins to date.
  • Michelle says that "God helps those who help themselves" is a Ben Franklin quote, but it was actually an English political theorist named Algernon Sidney who coined the phrase in that wording.


  • The audio from Hulu is in a weird quality.

Real World References

  • Zidgel stating the cows jumping over the moon is reference to the nursery rhyme, "Hey Diddle Diddle".
  • When Zidgel greets the cow captain, he does the Vulcan salute.

Episode Transcript



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