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Mr. Ping (Character)
from Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Mr. Ping: We are noodle folk. Broth runs through our veins.

Mr. Ping: The secret ingredient is... nothing!
Po: Huh?
Mr. Ping: You heard me. Nothing! There is no secret ingredient.
Po: Wait, wait... it's just plain old noodle soup? You don't add some kind of special sauce or something?
Mr. Ping: Don't have to. To make something special you just have to believe it's special.
[Po looks at the scroll again, and sees his reflection in it]
Po: There is no secret ingredient...

Mr. Ping: Noodles? You were really dreaming about noodles?
Po: Yeah. What else would I be dreaming about?
[hands a customer a bowl of soup with a throwing star in it]
Po: Oh, careful, that soup is... sharp.
Mr. Ping: Oh, happy day! My son finally having the noodle dream! This is a sign, Po!
Po: Uh, a sign of what?
Mr. Ping: You are almost ready to be entrusted with the secret ingredient of my secret ingredient soup. And then you will fulfill your destiny and take over the restaurant just as I took it over from my father, who took it over from his father, who won it from a friend in a game of mahjong!

Po: But dad, didn't you ever, I don't know, want to do something else? Something besides noodles?
Mr. Ping: Actually, when I was young and crazy, I thought about running away and learning how to make tofu.
Po: So why didn't you?
Mr. Ping: Oh, because it was a stupid dream! Can you imagine *me* making tofu?
[laughs airily]
Mr. Ping: No! We all have our place in this world. Mine is here, and yours is...
Po: I know. Here.
Mr. Ping: [throws Po bowls of soup to catch] No, it's at tables two, five, seven and twelve. Service with a smile!

Po: [dazed] What are you pointing at? Oh! Okay. Sorry, I just wanted to see who the Dragon Warrior was.
Oogway: How interesting.
Tigress: Master, are you pointing at... me?
Oogway: Him.
Po: Who?
[Moves around, Oogway's finger follows him]
Oogway: You.
Po: What?
Oogway: [Raising Po's arm with his stick] The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!
Po: What?
Tigress, Crane, Monkey, Mantis, Viper: What?
Shifu: WHAT?
Mr. Ping: WHAT?

Mr. Ping: That's my boy! That beautiful kung-fu warrior is my son!
Po: Thanks, Dad.

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
[from trailer]
Li: [wheezing] I am your father... Why're there so many stairs?
Mr. Ping: Why is he breathing like that? It's creepy!

Mr. Ping: Your son got angry at you. Welcome to parenthood.

Mr. Ping: Sometimes we do the wrong things for the good reasons

Po: [Mr. Ping has stowed away in Po's travel bag] Dad?
Li: [thinks Po is talking to him] Yes?
Po: [sternly] Dad...
[opens the bag to find Mr. Ping inside]
Mr. Ping: Yes?
Po: What are you doing here?
Mr. Ping: What am I doing? Getting a backache! Did you have to step on every rock?
Po: No, I mean why are you here ?
Mr. Ping: What was I supposed to do, huh? What if the pandas don't have food you like? You're never gonna be able to save the world on an empty stomach. I consider my presence mission critical.
Li: Oh yes, about that. We can't share the location of the village with others. So...
Mr. Ping: Oh, you think I can't keep a secret, huh? I raised Po for twenty years before I finally told him he was adopted.
Li: Seriously?
Po: Yeah.
Li: OK, I guess it would be cruel to make you fly back.
Po: [amazed] You can fly?
Mr. Ping: I'm a bird, Po.

Mr. Ping: It doesn't mean less for me... it means more for Po.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Mr. Ping: So, how did it go? Did you save China?
Po: Yep.
Mr. Ping: Well, I knew you would! That's why I had these signs made! "My son saved China - you too can save! Buy one dumpling, get one free!"

Mr. Ping: Thank you, thank you for coming to Dragon Warrior Noodles and Tofu!

Po: Dad, there's something you should know. While I was gone, I found the village where I was born. I found out how I ended up in that radish basket.
Mr. Ping: You did?
Po: I know who I am.
Mr. Ping: [nervously] You do?
Po: ...I'm your son.
Mr. Ping: Oh...
Po: [picks him up and hugs him] I love you, Dad.
Mr. Ping: I love you too, son.

Mr. Ping: Oh, Po, your story may not have such a happy beginning, but look how it turned out. You got me, you got kung fu, and you got noodles!

Tigress: Don't worry Mr. Ping. He'll be back before you can say "noodles".
Mr. Ping: [stands there worried, while the the five and Po go to save China] "noodles"

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)
Mr. Ping: Po, did you hear ? Some idiot cook poisoned Shifu.
Po: What ?
[fell down the stairs]
Po: Is he dead ?
Mr. Ping: Not yet, but he will be when they catch him.
Po: No, I meant Shifu.
Mr. Ping: Oh no, he's alive... Barely.
Po: [Gulps]
Mr. Ping: So? how did you do ?
Po: Oh, I've made a mess.
Mr. Ping: Oh, that you did. Ah, my son, the chef. I'm so pride.
Po: Yeah, about the whole chef thing, uh... Maybe there's something else I'd be good at.
Mr. Ping: Well, let's see how good you are at cleaning up this mess.
Po: Good thinking, Dad! I could clean things. I'd be a great cleaner.
Mr. Ping: [laughs] You a cleaner ? I can't even get you to take a bath ! You're funny ! You should be a comedian.
Po: A comedian ! Uh-huh, uh-huh.
Mr. Ping: Or a dancer ?
Po: Got it dancer ! I can do graceful ?
Mr. Ping: You graceful ?
Mr. Ping: I feel sick !
Po: Then you need a doctor ! I could be a doctor... Cleaner, comedian, dancer, doctor. Great what else ?
Po: An emperor !
Po: [Gasp] Can I ?
Mr. Ping: No, i was just kidding. Po. Your destiny is to become a chef, like me.

Po: [picks up a radish] Nice radish.
Mr. Ping: Po, help! Help me!
Po: Sorry, excuse me, coming through. Dad! I'll protect you from that... pen?
Mr. Ping: I need you to autograph your stuff.
Po: Stuff?
Mr. Ping: Business has doubled since I turned your bedroom into a gift shop.
Po: Gift shop?
Mr. Ping: Dragon Warrior souvenirs with every purchase!
Po: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, you're selling my stuff?
Mr. Ping: Oh no, no, no, no.
Young Pig: Oh boy, thank you!
Mr. Ping: I'm giving it away.
Po: What? What about my Furious Five figures? Where are they?
Mr. Ping: I put them in the box over there.
Po: This... box?
Mr. Ping: Uh, whoops.
Po: Noooo! No...
Mr. Ping: I'm sorry, Po.
Po: Dad, they're handmade scale replicas with kung fu action! I made them the day I fell in love with kung fu! I have to find them!
Mr. Ping: Po, it was an accident!
Po: [Po starts searching the village frantically] Where are they?
Oogway: Accident... or destiny? Little does Po know that it was just such an *accident* that brought the Furious Five together all those years ago. This is the story of how the Five came to be.

Mr. Ping: So, how did you do?
Po: Oh, I've made a mess.
Mr. Ping: Oh, that you did. Ah, my son, the chef; I'm so proud.
Po: Yeah, about the whole chef thing, uh... maybe there's something else I'd be good at.
Mr. Ping: Well, let's see how good you are at cleaning up this mess.
Po: Good thinking, Dad! I could clean things, I'd be a great cleaner.
Mr. Ping: [laughs] You a cleaner? I can't even get you to take a bath! You're funny, you should be a comedian.
Po: A comedian! Uh-huh, uh-huh.
Mr. Ping: Or a dancer.
Po: Got it, dancer; I can do graceful.
Mr. Ping: You, graceful?
Mr. Ping: I feel sick.
Po: Then you need a doctor!
[Po writes on a scroll]
Po: I could be a doctor, cleaner, comedian, dancer, doctor... Great, what else?
Mr. Ping: An emperor.
Po: [gasps] Can I?
Mr. Ping: No, I was just kidding! Po, your destiny is to become a chef, like me.
Po: I can't be a chef, I'm the one who poi... nted out that I... can't be a chef. Dad, I'm never gonna be like you.
[Mr. Ping nervously gulps]
Po: I just... I don't know what I want to do.
Mr. Ping: Hm, I know what you can do: take out the trash.

Young Po: This is terrible.
Mr. Ping: Yes, they're leaving before breakfast.
Young Po: No, Dad, if I hadn't poisoned Shifu with my food, then none of this would have ha... ppened.
Mr. Ping: Po? You cooked that meal for Shifu? So Shifu ate noodles from Ping's Noodle Hut?
Young Po: Dad, I'm sorry, I was gonna tell you, but...
Mr. Ping: No, this is fantastic!
Young Po: But...
Mr. Ping: Now serving the Jade Palace: Ping and Son. You can't buy this kind of publicity.
Mr. Ping: But, Dad...
Mr. Ping: If we hurry, we'll be the only ones selling food to all those starving folk.
Young Po: Wait...
Mr. Ping: I'll get the pots.
Young Po: But...
Mr. Ping: Gather some roots and mushrooms from the hilltop and I'll see you up there later.
Young Po: [sighs] Okay, I'm on it.

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) (TV)
Mr. Ping: You think your fancy palace ladle is better than mine?
[Picks up ladle, which breaks in half]
Mr. Ping: This is not my A-ladle.

Mr. Ping: Think of all those lonely people who don't have anyone to spend the holiday with. There's always room for one more at Mister Ping's
Po: Look, dad, I understand how you care for the lonely people...
Mr. Ping: And lonely people pay extra.

Po: I got that, dad.
Mr. Ping: Po? Oh, you came! Oh, Po, I'm... I'm sorry I made you feel so guilty.
Po: Ah, don't be. That's what the holiday's all about. Now, don't we have some cooking to do?

"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Bride of Po (#2.20)" (2013)
Monkey: You ready to do this?
Po: Oh, I was born read - ah! hold on ahh! Just a sec. Okay I'm... good
Monkey, Po: Stilt fu
Po: [yelps] Oof!
Monkey: Unguarded moment!
Po: Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!
Monkey: Hiya...
Monkey: [quivers]
Po: I call that pillars of the ouch.
Monkey: [quivering] Good name.
Mr. Ping: Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. Hey you two! You're supposed to be Stilt-walking ads for my shop. I'm not paying you to messing around.
Po: You're not paying us all.
Mr. Ping: Good thing too.
Monkey: Still not sure how guys on stilts help advertise noodles.
Mr. Ping: It's how the restaurant business works. Now Stilt-walk, you monkey.

Monkey: So you trade him for plates?
Mr. Ping: and bowls. That's how the restaurant business works.
Mu-shi: Lu-shi, give Poe his present.
Chen: Yes, sir. Po, I understand that you like action figures.
Po: [chuckles] Yeah, well, I did. When I was a kid a long time ago. No really no...
Chen: [squeals]
Chen: I collected too.
Po: is that a master shifu?
Chen: The mono-brow variant.
Po: That's the rarest one there is!
Chen: I know! It's yours now or ours if you wanna go through with the whole marriage thing.
Po: Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Just so we're clear, You're pretty, funny, good at kung fu, you love dumplings and collecting action figures?

"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Kung Shoes (#2.5)" (2012)
Po: Nope. I'm The celestial phoenix.
Mr. Ping: ah, that's... I don't know what it is.
Po: ahh. Oh, ohh! Waah! Hai, Hai, oh. uh. yuh. Wahaa!
Mr. Ping: Po, stop it!
Po: Chah!
Mr. Ping: Ah.
Po: Whoa! what was in that bowl?
Po: It's just water, Po. It's not even hot.
Po: Wow, these are some sensitive shoes.
Mr. Ping: Oh, wai - wai - wait, what about my shop?
Po: Uh, looks... nice. Lived in. Bye.