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For the character of the same name, see Munki-gu.


"Munki-gu"
Season 4, episode 9A
(Overall episode #167)
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Premiere date
United States of America United States of America
September 14, 2020[1]
Written by Marc Seal
Directed by Christian De Vita
Viewer count (millions) TBA
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"Munki-gu" (also known as "Gluglu et le singe farceur" in French) is the first segment of the 9th Season 4 episode of PJ Masks.

Summary

Gekko tries to train a naughty monkey.

Characters

The following characters appeared in the episode "Munki-gu (episode)":

Synopsis

The episode begins with An Yu training in the pagoda when she hears rattling sounds. She checks to see the drawer containing the Munki-gu Statue empty, and after she saves a vase when it gets knocked over, she hears the statue chatter before noticing the open pagoda doors. The next day, Amaya notifies Connor and Greg, the latter training Lionel, of An Yu’s note found by her room window saying she needs help with a monkey, much to Greg’s excitement.

That night, An Yu explains who Munki-gu is; he is a magical monkey trickster who was frozen into a statue by a sorcerer for being too naughty. However, because Night Ninja messed with the statue, he is on the loose. Catboy and Owlette go with An Yu to find him while Gekko waits in the pagoda in case he returns. Before they leave to do so, An Yu warns him not to pat the statue’s head three times, or else he will be free.

After hearing Munki-gu’s voice, Gekko searches for the statue until it appears behind him. He places it on a table, feeling bad for him and thinking about training him, but touches its head two times. Munki-gu is soon freed after he touches it again for the third time while trying to save it from falling. Gekko is worried that An Yu’s going to be upset, so he decides to train him. It doesn’t go well, though; Munki-gu finds the Wand of Storms and uses it to fly Gekko around, then out of the pagoda.

Catboy, Owlette, and An Yu return to the pagoda upon hearing Gekko’s voice. Fearing that An Yu might turn Munki-gu back into a statue if he tells the truth, Gekko tells them that he’s practicing his jumps to keep himself busy. After they leave, he resumes to train Munki-gu so she can be okay about it then, only for him to be thrown into a statue. An Yu flies back as her staff sensed a disturbance, though he assures her it might be faulty and leads her out to continue the search.

Although ashamed of lying while at the same time being entertained by Munki-gu’s tricks, Gekko informs him that he needs to train him. He ignores him and continues to make him laugh, then messes around with the dragon statues, making them angry. Gekko moves him out of the way when they fire dragon tongue and mountain splats, although he steps on a trap that sends them down to the secret cave where the Transforming Splat is located. Despite his warnings to stop, Munki-gu throws a splat at the red dragon statue and continues being naughty, causing Mystery Mountain to become angry.

Gekko and Munki-gu are blown out of the cave, then take cover when the dragon tongue splats capture Catboy, Owlette, and An Yu once they return. Gekko apologizes for lying, thinking that he could train Munki-gu. He responds that it’s nearly impossible to do so because he is a trickster. To accomplish this, An Yu informs that there is an ancient riddle mentioning backward steps and nifty kicks. Gekko dances to entertain and have Munki-gu join him, then enlists his help to calm the mountain since he likes making him laugh.

After Gekko retrieves what Munki-gu claims to be his dancing boots locked inside a cage to best help him dance, the two dance in front of the golden dragon statue. The mountain settles down, and Catboy, Owlette, and An Yu are released. Munki-gu pulls out a bunch of bananas, despite Gekko offering him one as a thank-you for his help. Suddenly, after one more trick, he flies towards the town, revealing that the dancing boots are actually magic flying boots.

With Gekko determined to fix his mistake, the PJ Masks go after Munki-gu while An Yu stays in Mystery Mountain to calm it down further.

Moral/Lesson

  • Always tell the truth.
  • Lying makes things worse.

Trivia

  • This episode features Munki-gu's true first appearance, despite him appearing as a statue in "PJ Party Mountain."
  • An Yu mentions the time Night Ninja messed with the Munki-gu Statue in the aforementioned episode.
  • Gekko and Munki-gu dance the Gekko dance performed in "Do The Gekko" together.
  • The Wand of Storms makes its second appearance since "Storm of the Ninja."
  • It is revealed that a sorcerer trapped Munki-gu for 1,000 years in the statue.

References

Episode list
| Blame it on the Train, Owlette | Catboy's Cloudy Crisis | Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip | Catboy and the Pogo Dozer | Gekko and the Super Ninjalinos | Owlette's Terrible Pterodactyl Trouble | Catboy and the Shrinker | Owlette and the Moon-Ball | Catboy and the Butterfly Brigade | Owlette the Winner | Speak UP, Gekko! | Catboy and Master Fang's Sword | Catboy VS. Robo-Cat | Owlette and the Giving Owl | Catboy and the Great Birthday Cake Rescue | Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus | Looking After Gekko | Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino | Catboy's Tricky Ticket | Gekko and the Missing Gekko-Mobile | Catboy's Flying Fiasco | Gekko's Stay-at-Home Sneezes | Gekko Saves Christmas | Gekko's Nice Ice Plan | Gekko and the Mighty Moon Problem | Clumsy Catboy | Catboy and Gekko's Robot Rampage | Owlette's Feathered Friend | Owlette and the Battling Headquarters | Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum | Catboy Takes Control | Owlette's Two Wrongs | Gekko Floats | Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder | Catboy's Great Gig | Owlette's New Move | Supersonic Owlette | Catboy and the Sticky Splat Slingshot | Owlette of a Kind | Beat the Drum, Catboy | Catboy Squared | Gekko's Super Gekko Sense | Owlette and the Owletteenies | Gekko's Blame Campaign | Owlette and the Moonflower | Slowpoke Gekko | Catboy and the Lunar Dome | Gekko and the Rock of All Power | Super-Sized Gekko | Take to the Skies, Owlette | Slow Down, Catboy! | Gekko's Special Rock |
| Moonfizzle Balls | Soccer Ninjalinos | Lionel-Saurus | Catboy's Cuddly | Night of the Cat | Catboy Does It Again | Terrible Two-Some | Owlette's Luna Trouble | Ninja Moths | Who's Got the Owl Power? | PJ Pinball | Bounce-a-Tron | Wacky Floats | Romeo's Disguise | PJ Robot | PJ Power Up | Moonstruck: Race to the Moon | Moonstruck: Lunar Fortress | Robot's Pet Cat | Gekko, Master of the Deep | May the Best Power Win | Moonbreaker | Race Up Mystery Mountain | The Mountain Prisoner | The Wolfy Kids | Wolf-O-Saurus | Catboy No More | Gekko Vs. the Splatcano | Meet Armadylan | Invisible Owlette | Wolfy Mountain | Romeo's Crystal Clear Plan | Nobody's Sidekick | Armadylan Menace | Power Pondweed | Owlette Comes Clean | Halloween Tricksters | The Wolfies Take HQ | The Good Wolfy | The Wolfy Plan | The Lizard Theft | PJ Dylan | Armadylan'd and Dangerous | Romeo's Action Toys | The Dragon Gong | Flight of the Ninja | Romeocoaster | Gekko and the Opposite Ray | PJ Masks Vs. Bad Guys United | Easter Wolfies | Luna and the Wolfies |
| Moon Madness | Armadylan and Robette Rule | Armadylan Zen | Way of the Woofy | Werejalinos | PJ Comet | Glowy Moths | Teacher Goes Ninja | Robot Goes Wrong | Lionel's Powers | Best Friends Forever | Meet An Yu | The Moon Prix | Pirates Ahoy! | The Secret of the Pagoda | Storm of the Ninja | Arma-Leader | Owlette Slips Up | The Splat Monster | Moth on the Moon | Fly Me To The Moon | Luna's Cosmic Tantrum | Motsuki The Best | Wheels of a Hero | Moonwolfy | Clash on Mystery Mountain | A Teeny Weeny Problem | Take Romeo Off The Road | Mission: PJ Seeker | Wolfy Powers | Do The Gekko | Armadylan, Action Hero | Super Muscles Show Off | The Prank Wheelz | Where's The Wolf Wheelz? | Villain of the Sky | Protector of the Sky | The PJ Masks Save Christmas | Romeo's Melody | PJ Robot Takes Control | PJ Sky Pirates | The Disappearing Ninjas | Gekko Everywhere | Gekko Takes Charge | Big Sister Motsuki | PJ Party Crasher | Master of the Moat | PJ Robot Vs Romeo |
| Heroes of the Sky | Who Let the Moths In? | Commander Meow | Motsuki's Missing Sister | Not so Ninja | PJ Party Mountain | Wolfies of the Pagoda | Master Fang's Secret | Aerodylan | Asteroid Accident | All About Asteroids | Romeo's Space Machine | Newton and the Ninjas | Missing Space Rock | Flying Factory Out of Control | Munki-gu | Munki-gu in the City | Mission Munki-gu | Legend of the Wolfy Bone | Gekko Vs Armavillain | Super Super Cat Speed | Munki-gu's Dragon | Gekko Loves Lionel | Octobella | Octo-Trouble | Star Buddies | To the Moon and Back | Magnet in the Moat | Motsuki Bugs Out | Octobella's Garden | Sploshy Splash | Teeny Weeny Returns | Robo-Wolf | The Labours of Armadylan | Lost in Space | The Power of Monkey Chatter | The Secret of Monkey Goodness | Pharaoh Boy | By My Pharaoh Feathers | Pharaoh's Chariot | PJ Robot Malfunction | The Mysterious Masks | Battle Of The Fangs | Catboy's Cat | Mad With Moon Power | Pharaoh and The Ninjalinos | Pharaoh's Boomerangs | Bubbles Of Badness |
| Ninja Power Up | Luna Goes Too Far | Owly Tricks | Newton The Destructor | Luna Kazoomer | Baddie Bots | Newton and the Animals | Octobella Strikes Again | Octobella on the Loose | Teeny Weeny to the Rescue | Invisible Munki-Gu | Orticia Blooms | Orticia and the Pumpkins | Pirate Robot | Owlette, The Pirate Queen | Catboy's Magic Trick | Gekko the Croc |
To be announced.
| Super Cat Speed | Super Gekko Muscles | Owl Eyes | Reinvention | Moth's Day | Super Moves Dance Party | Super Gekko Camouflage | Teamwork | All Skills | Determination | Gekko Improvises | Super Singing Heroes | Team Night Ninja | Super Cat Ears | Owlette Improvises | A Job For All | Bravery | Catboy Improvises | Taking Turns | Training with the PJ Masks | Moon Rocked | Play Date on the Moon | Space Race | Cat-Car Chaos | Gekko-Mobile Mischief | Robots Wash Up | Owl-Glider Gliding | Armadylan Style | Wolfy Garden | Bye Bye Bad Luna | Catboy Power Up | Owlette Power Up | Gekko Power Up | Masters of the Mountain | Moon Cuddly | The PJ Rovers | PJ Racing | An Yu's Bird Rescue | PJ Masks Surprise | Ninjability | HQ Tour | Minding Motsuki | It's A PJ Masks Christmas | Learning the Planets |
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