Awesome / Madagascar


  • About anything the penguins do!


  • The final battle with the Foosa in the first film.
  • Alex's first real roar.
  • "This is my kill!"

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

  • In the second movie, round two between Alex and the old lady - This time he fights back.
    • Though not very well... an old lady giving a full-grown male lion a tittie twister and a kick in the nuts has to be seen to be believed.
  • The writers get one when the animals are searching for water, with these two incredibly clever lines that really put the important things in life into perspective:
    Gloria: Any water?
    Moto Moto: No, just more diamonds and gold.
  • The "Alex on the Spot" scene. Just watch it.
  • Alex tricking Makunga by giving him Nana's handbag, then unleashing the old lady to attack him.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

  • From the third film, the entire flying circus rescue, ending with Alex fulfilling his made-up Trapeze Americano act to dispatch DuBois.
    Alex: You just messed with the KING!!!!!
  • The circus act they put on in London. It needs to be seen to be believed. It especially works when you remember you likely saw the film expecting the Zoosters to screw it up and have the show end in disaster. Instead, you see Vitaly start cranking as Katy Perry's "Firework" builds to the song's chorus and as it does, you realize, "My God! They're pulling it off!"
    • Special mention goes to Vitaly's fiery hoop act done right, thanks to assistance from Alex's mane conditioner and claw trick, which afterward seems to make them friends for life. (Would that be literal Fire-Forged Friends?) Not only is the act itself an awesome and badass He's Back moment... it's only the opening act. And somehow, everything that follows is even more awesome.
      • One last mention to our Husky Russkie, his awesomeness is able to defy the laws of physics. It's the whole basis of his act.
  • "What does a human say when he's passionate? He says, 'I'm an animal'! Well we ARE ANIMALS!"
  • Captain Chantal DuBois period.
  • The penguins taking care of business when DuBois arrives in London to take Alex. All done in less than 20 seconds!
    Skipper: Incoming! (smacks DuBois in the face with a 100 kilo sack)
    (she falls in the fully charged cannon; they tie her up with they already knocked-out guys)
    Skipper: (as Rico lights a match) Outgoing!
    DuBois: Wait! (blam!)
  • And especially Alex's final confrontation with DuBois, where he stops being the Butt Monkey comic relief and gives her a glorious Shut Up, Hannibal!, culminating with a nice Humiliation Conga. "This is where animals like you belong!" indeed.
    Alex: Your days of chasing animals are over, DuBois. Because this time, you messed with the king!
    Sit, DuBois! Lie down. Roll over... Good, DuBois. Now stay.
    • Also the way he goes about it. He sees everything go into place, and immediately tells Jonesy and Frankie to get ready for when he gives the signal. Keep in mind that the dogs were the most reluctant to rescue the Zoosters, and Alex is putting his life in their hands. They comply.
  • Vitaly freeing Marty from his cage by jumping through the keyhole. He even manages to put his afro on Marty when he does it.
    Marty: I am impressed!
  • Admit it; Frances McDormand's (DuBois) performance of "Non rien je ne regrette rien" is fantastic.