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Farce of the Penguins (2006)

A mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies.

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Hottie Penguin (voice)
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Carl (voice)
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I Need a Z-Pack Penguin (voice)
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Insecure Penguin (voice)
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They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice) (as James Belushi)
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Hey, That's My Ass! Penguin (voice)
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In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially Melissa and Vicki - talk about males, mating, and what might happen this year. Carl, Jimmy, and the other males make the long trek talking about food, fornication and flatulence. Until this year, Carl's sex life has been dismal, but he falls hard for Melissa. She seems to like him. A crisis develops when Jimmy comes upon something soft in the dark. Can friends forgive? Does parenthood await Carl and Melissa? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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May the farce be with you. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2007 (Iceland)  »

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A Farsa dos Pinguins  »

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Trivia

With the exceptions of Candace Cameron Bure and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, the entire family cast from Full House (1987) had speaking roles in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Neither Arctic Foxes nor Arctic Owls occur in Antarctica. The same is true of several species of penguins shown. See more »

Quotes

What's global warming Penguin: Careful, you might start an avalanche.
There's no snow Penguin: With what? There's no fucking snow!
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Crazy Credits

No penguins were harmed during the making of this film. However, one of our editors, and we won't say which one, kept a human head in his mini-refrigerator the entire time he was editing this picture. See more »

Connections

References The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Dig Em Out
Written by Michael Baiardi and Marcus Bell and Michael Jenkins
Published by Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by P Nutty
Courtesy of Soundfile Records
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Funny but too long by an hour send up of March of the Penguins. Its blue language is definitely not for the kids
14 February 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Bob Saget makes a foul mouthed send up of the March of the Penguins. Having enlisted dozens of actors and comedians to provide voices, Saget has cobbled together a spoof of the award winning documentary March of the Penguins. Its penguins going on about sex and food and relationship and sex and bodily functions and sex with the bluest of blue language (so keep the kiddies away).

How is it? More often than not this is very funny. The comedians provide lots of laughs in what are mostly asides to the man story of penguins going off to mate. Many of the jokes are the sort of one liners that can be used in other circumstances and there's a good chance that the film will end up being endlessly quoted.

The trouble comes when the movie doesn't end after twenty minutes. Lets face it, as funny as the movie is, after twenty minutes you're ready to turn it off and go on to something else. Don't get me wrong the one liners continue to be funny all the way through but with out any real "plot" other than the mating cycle of the penguins the film becomes just a series of unconnected jokes, which is fun for a while but ultimately just becomes boring. I'm not sure I'd watch it a second time.

Worth a rental with friends, but not worth buying.


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