|Season 2, Episode 40|
|Air date||March 19, 2011|
|Behind the Scenes|
| Nick Filippi|
King Julien for a Day
Skipper decides to engage his team in a game of Hot Potato, with the "hot potato" being a live bomb. The game goes horribly wrong when Private panics and throws it at Leonard's habitat, destroying part of the wall. The next morning, Gus declares that the whole habitat has to be rebuilt. Alice decides to place Leonard in Joey's habitat in the meantime. When the penguins find out, they assume the responsibility of ensuring Leonard's safety.
Initially, the penguins attempt to reason with Joey over the temporary co-habitation. Joey at first seems willing to have a roommate, except he thinks it's going to be a female kangaroo. When the penguins introduce a sleeping Leonard to Joey, Joey tries to kick him out but is confused by Leonard's lack of response. Realizing that Leonard is nocturnal and thus will not have to deal with him at all due to their different sleep cycles, he agrees to let Leonard stay (also conveniently using the koala as a footrest).
When Leonard finally wakes up, he nervously accepts that he is now living with Joey. Unfortunately, as Joey tries to sleep, Leonard starts playing bagpipes. Joey soon realizes that while he is a light sleeper and easily affected by Leonard's activities, Leonard is a heavy sleeper who does not even notice any form of retaliation. Things reach boiling point when Leonard accidentally pops Joey's ball while playing with it, and Joey attacks him just as the penguins drop by to visit.
The penguins successfully rescue Leonard, and all of them escape into the sewers. Joey goes after them, and takes out all the penguins before cornering Leonard. In his desperation, Leonard places the entire blame on the penguins for destroying his habitat in the first place, consequently causing their current problems. Joey agrees with him, and through their mutual dislike for the penguins finally become friends. Skipper celebrates their "victory" by starting another game of Hot Potato in the sewers.
Airings on channels other than Nickelodeon USAEdit
- AFN (the American Forces Network) aired this episode on January 23rd.