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1st Sep '17 4:31:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the episode of ''TheMuppetShow'' featuring Creator/GeneKelly, the very first musical number (Hank Williams's "Jambalaya") is performed by "The Endangered Species Chorus Line", which Kermit introduces as hailing from northern Canada (Arctic). However, it also includes penguins and leopard seals (both Antarctic).

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* In the episode of ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' featuring Creator/GeneKelly, the very first musical number (Hank Williams's "Jambalaya") is performed by "The Endangered Species Chorus Line", which Kermit introduces as hailing from northern Canada (Arctic). However, it also includes penguins and leopard seals (both Antarctic).
7th Aug '17 12:41:09 PM Sharlee
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* On ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', the brothers debunk Jimmy's belief in this trope ... only to be called to the Arctic because penguins have been sighted there. Turns out Donita'd dumped them off at the wrong Pole after deciding they weren't good fashion accessories.



* On ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', the brothers debunk Jimmy's belief in this trope ... only to be called to the Arctic because penguins have been sighted there. Turns out Donita'd dumped them off at the wrong Pole after deciding they weren't good fashion accessories.
7th Aug '17 12:40:30 PM Sharlee
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* On ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', the brothers debunk Jimmy's belief in this trope ... only to be called to the Arctic because penguins have been sighted there. Turns out Donita'd dumped them off at the wrong Pole after deciding they weren't good fashion accessories.
29th Mar '17 5:42:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Related: when {{Pittsburgh}} won a NationalHockeyLeague team, its owner was thinking some names. Once the owner's wife heard their arena was nicknamed "The Big Igloo", she suggested Penguins, and he thought it was a good name. Considering the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most successful teams ever since, it's easy to forgive igloos and penguins are in opposite hemisphere (the Inuits live on the Northern hemisphere; not only is Antarctica uninhabited except for the occasional research team, but it's too cold for an ice-with-a-bonfire house to help).

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* Related: when {{Pittsburgh}} UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} won a NationalHockeyLeague team, its owner was thinking some names. Once the owner's wife heard their arena was nicknamed "The Big Igloo", she suggested Penguins, and he thought it was a good name. Considering the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most successful teams ever since, it's easy to forgive igloos and penguins are in opposite hemisphere (the Inuits live on the Northern hemisphere; not only is Antarctica uninhabited except for the occasional research team, but it's too cold for an ice-with-a-bonfire house to help).
29th Dec '16 12:14:26 PM MagnusForce
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* Creator/WalterLantz's cartoon penguin WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly is often paired up with a polar bear.

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* Creator/WalterLantz's cartoon penguin WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly is often paired up friends with a polar bear.bear named Maxie. In the same vein of Arctic and Antarctic animals, Chilly Willy was twice paired with WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker's enemy Wally Walrus.
24th Nov '16 10:02:08 AM Naram-Sin
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* There are penguins in Patagonia. Until the late Pleistocene, there were also bears and wolves there, though not of the same species (or genera) as in the northern hemisphere. One species of wolf survived in the Falklands, feeding solely on penguins, until it was exterminated by British settlers in the 19th century.
20th Nov '16 3:13:55 PM AgProv
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** The mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Royal Guard is a King Penguin named Sir Nils Olav. He lives in the Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland.

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** The mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the [[BritishRoyalGuards Norwegian Royal Guard Guard]] is a King Penguin named Sir Nils Olav. He lives in the Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland.
18th Nov '16 2:29:50 AM Omeganian
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* In the Soviet cartoon ''Laughter and Grief by the White Sea'', a man telling {{Tall Tale}}s states that they have both white bears and penguins. The penguins, as he explains, do not live there, but do visit as tourists.
3rd Nov '16 7:11:33 PM WillKeaton
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* While polar bears themselves are absent from the southern hemisphere, some other Arctic species have been introduced there. One notable case is the reindeer, which occurs now in sub-antarctic islands, and they can be [[http://ibc.lynxeds.com/video/king-penguin-aptenodytes-patagonicus/colony-reindeers seen next to penguin colonies]].

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* While polar bears themselves are absent from the southern hemisphere, some other Arctic species have been introduced there. One notable case is the reindeer, which occurs now in sub-antarctic islands, and they can be [[http://ibc.lynxeds.com/video/king-penguin-aptenodytes-patagonicus/colony-reindeers seen next to penguin colonies]].colonies.]]



* It's not penguins and polar bears specifically, but there are certain animals that can be found both in the Arctic and Antarctic such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Tern Arctic Tern]].

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* It's not penguins and polar bears specifically, but there are certain animals that can be found both in the Arctic and Antarctic such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Tern Arctic Tern]].Tern.]]
3rd Nov '16 7:11:00 PM WillKeaton
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* There's also ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/ South Pole]]'', with a penguin, a polar bear, and an arctic fox at the South Pole. The strip's subtitle is ''Strangers in Antarctica'', so the author is apparently aware that one or two of these don't belong here. The reason was finally explained in ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/comic/1023/South-Pole-73-The-Mission/ strip 73]]''.

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* There's also ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/ South Pole]]'', with a penguin, a polar bear, and an arctic fox at the South Pole. The strip's subtitle is ''Strangers in Antarctica'', so the author is apparently aware that one or two of these don't belong here. The reason was finally explained in ''[[http://www.southpolestrip.com/comic/1023/South-Pole-73-The-Mission/ strip 73]]''.73.]]''
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