The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005) Poster

Tom McGrath: Skipper


  • Skipper : Eggnog at 2100 hours, writing our names in the snow at 2105.

    Private : Skipper?

  • Skipper : Hold on a second! Something's missing!

    Kowalski : Cranberries: check! Eggnog: check!

    Skipper : Give me a headcount.

    Kowalski : [grabs abacus]  We have three heads, sir!

    Skipper : Where's the private?

    Kowalski : Unknown sir! It would appear that he's

    [grabs milk carton] 

    Kowalski : missing!

    [shows milk carton with a big 'missing' advert for the private] 

    Skipper : Missing? Hoover Dam! Wait, there he is. He just went to bed.

    [pulls off sheets, revealing a bowling pin underneath] 

    Skipper : What the...

    [slapping the pin] 

    Skipper : What have you do with Private? Talk, Mister!

    Kowalski : Skipper, over here.

    Skipper : [to pin]  I'll deal with you later.

  • Skipper : [following a group of nuns]  Blend! Blend!

  • [repeated line] 

    Skipper : Hoover Dam!

  • Kowalski : Oh, no. He must be out there all by himself.

    Skipper : He's one of us, men. You all know the Penguin Credo.

    Kowalski : Never bathe in hot oil and Bisquick?

    Skipper : No.

    [Rico speaks Japanese gibberish] 

    Skipper : No, that's the Walrus Credo. It's "Never swim alone." Private's out there all by himself, and we never leave one of our own.

    Kowalski : Oh, yeah.

    Skipper : Let's go.

  • Private : Thanks for rescuing me, Skipper.

    Skipper : Think nothing of it, young Private. It's the least we could do. You remember the Penguin Credo.

    Private : What does deep-frying in Bisquick have to do with any of this?

    Skipper : Not that one, the other one! "Never swim alone!" Alone! On Christmas! Don't you get it? Come on people, do I have to explain this to everybody?

  • Skipper : He's in trouble.

    Rico : [starts to light a stick of dynamite]  Kaboom!

    Skipper : Stand down, soldier. We're in observation mode.

  • Skipper : [to the penguins]  Grand Coolee Dam! Private's been captured.

  • Skipper : Engage cranberries!

  • Skipper : Kowalski, analysis!

    Kowalski : [eats some snow]  Mmm... Adrenaline, sweat and sardines. These tracks are fresh sir!

    Skipper : He's close... I can feel it.

  • Skipper : Shitake mushrooms! No more Mr. Cute and Cuddly.

    Rico : [grabs stang of dynamite]  Kaboom-kaboom-kaboom!

    Skipper : Rico! Enough with the dynamite already!

    Rico : [sighs disappointed]  Aww.

  • Skipper : [to the penguins]  Holy butterball!

  • [the old lady's dog, Mr. Chew, starts eating Private's Christmas sock, while Private's in it] 

    Private : Nice doggy! Good Doggy! No, good boy! No! No! Don't eat me! No!

    [Mr. Chew comes closer to Private and Private starts to panic] 

    Private : Leave me alone! Don't eat me! AAAH!

    [Skipper, Kowalski and Rico break in through a window, landing safely on a table] 

    Skipper : Santa Claus has come to town!

    Private : Ooh, Skipper.

  • Private : But no-one should be sad and alone on Christmas!

    Skipper : Exactly! So throw those troubles away and be merry!

  • Skipper : Lets blow this popsicle stand, boys!

    Rico : [Grabs stick of dynamite]  Kaaboooom?

    Skipper : Yes, Rico. Kaaboom.

  • Skipper : [as Rico hold an anvil above the elderly lady's head]  Rico! She didn't see anything!

  • Skipper : [to Rico playing the "Knife game" at the dinner table]  Rico! Not at the table.

  • Skipper : [watching Rico chug eggnog]  That boy can really hold down his nog.

  • Skipper : What comes down must go up!

  • Skipper : Excelente!

  • Skipper : [following Old Lady]  Not on my watch, Blue Hair!

  • Kowalski : How are we going to get inside?

    Rico : [Lights a fuse]  Ka-boom! Ka-boom!

    Skipper : I have a better idea.

    [Puts out the fuse] 

    Rico : Oh.

  • [first lines] 

    Private : He looks so sad.

    Skipper : Rico, I want that tree up to muster.

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