- The film starts with this. After reading a storybook, Shrek rips a page from it and says "What a load of—".
- In the Finnish dub he actually finishes (Pun unintended) that sentence.
- Lord Farquaad, the Big Bad. note Especially since he's a caricature of then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner.
Donkey: You know Shrek says that the castle is compensating for something, and I think it means he has a REALLY small-.Shrek: Okay, time to go.
- Try saying "Farquaad" really fast five times. Also try skipping the 'r' each time you say it. Got it yet?
- One memorable Farquaad moment is when he's watching his bride-to-be in the magic mirror while he's in bed (making the mirror rewind, no less), and he peeks under the blanket at his lap, and gets this pleased "Oh my" sort of expression. If you look closely, you can actually see, ahem, part of the blanket move. The same scene shows a rather familiar-looking bear rug on his bedroom floor. One with a bow that we spotted on Mama Bear earlier in the movie.
- Yet again, towards the end when Fiona sees Lord Farquaad's castle, there's this bit of dialogue.
- And according to the DVD commentary, the above Donkey line used to go FURTHER.
- "So, do you think he's Compensating for Something?"
- Near the start of the film, Gingy is being tortured by Farquaad and his men by having his legs broken off, one of them being crushed to crumbs, and being dunked upside down in a glass of milk. But it's funny, since he is a cookie.
- Also, Gingy says, "Eat me" to Farquaad, but once again, they get away with it because he's a cookie.
- Also when Shrek goes to save Donkey from the dragon.
Fiona: Where are you going!?Shrek: I have to save my ass.
- Ironically, this bit does not get past the radar on TV airings (specifically, when Cartoon Network aired the movies in the mid-to-late-2000s), where the "ass" part is muted out.
- A scene ends and the audio starts to fade out when Donkey says "Parfaits may just be the best thing on the whole damn planet."
- When the little dolls are singing the 'welcome to Duloc' song there's this verse: Please keep off of the grass. Shine your shoes, wipe your...[turn around] face.
- During "Monsieur Hood"'s song:
Hood: I like a little spice on a saucy little maid.Backup singers: What he's basically saying is he likes to get-Hood: PAID!
- When Donkey is being courted by the dragon, in both the Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish dub he says: "That's sexual harassment!"
- Another addition in the Norwegian dub is Donkey saying "Herregud", which, while the direct meaning is "Oh my god", is more of a cuss word in Norwegian, along the lines of "Damn". In a similar vein, the Swedish dub uses the equivalent of "shit", however, it's a more lighthearted word.
- In the climax, when Donkey asks: "You want to have her? Please her?" To Shrek in regards to Fiona, it's a little risqué, but fine since it can be interpreted in numerous ways. In the Swedish dub however, in the place of "please her" he says "take her". In Swedish, it has no other meaning than "have sex with her" in that context.
- Near the beginning, when Donkey is being sold, the old woman trying to convince the buyers that Donkey can speak holds his mouth and pretends that he is speaking, saying "I love to talk! I'm the talkiest damn thing you ever saw!" Admittedly it's very difficult to hear what she's saying.
- The mirror feels the need to tell Farquaad that Snow White isn't "easy" despite living with seven men.
- Pinocchio is wearing ladies' underwear (a thong to be exact). The UK version cuts the actual visual of Pinocchio wearing the thong, but the part where he denies it was left in, making it seem as if his nose grew extremely long because of his lying about wearing women's underwear.
- When Donkey drinks the potion, he asks Puss if he looks different. He replies "You still look like an ass to me".
- In one scene, some knights can be seen giving the headless horseman a DUI test.
- When Shrek, Donkey and Puss are being arrested, a knight finds a bag of catnip in Puss' pocket, which he says is not his. The UK version also cuts this part, as apparently, associating catnip with marijuana (or any other illegal drug you can name) is a no-no if the film wants to get a U rating (the PG cut, however, does have that part).
- During the final battle, a pig holds onto the Fairy Godmother's leg and peeks up her dress, shouting "I see London, I see France."
- Hell, the presence of the dronkeys.
- Shrek has turned into a handsome human and is being fawned over by three maidens. Two of them try to ease the confused Shrek's tension by rubbing his shoulders. The third complains "I don't have anything to rub."
- Additionally, when Puss says Shrek needs to change his clothes, all the girls smile and squee.
- The Swedish version of "Holding Out For A Hero" is a lot more erotic than the original.
A feverish-hot dream about the man I want...He has to be strong, he has to be fast, and he has to make me dizzy.Sometime after midnight, in my hot fantasy...I want that hero who will make my heart race.Give me a hero! I'm just waiting for the hero who can make me go weak, but it has to go quick, and it has to happen now, before the night turns into day.
Shrek the Third
- When Shrek hears that Fiona is pregnant, Puss tries to give him The Talk.
Shrek: How did this happen?Puss: Allow me to explain. You see, when a man has certain feelings for a woman, a powerful urge sweeps over him.Shrek: I know how it happened. I just can't believe it.Donkey: (to Puss) How does it happen? note
- While Donkey, Puss, and Shrek are looking around the high school campus, two young boys come out of a carriage smoking on the inside. The boys were also wobbling around disoriented and joyful.
- One of the boys say something like, "Don't burn all my frankincense and myrrh!" Not even sneaking past the radar.
- After Shrek finds out about Fiona's pregnancy Puss says:
Puss: You are royally (cut off by a foghorn)
Puss: Your life is gonna be a living (horn is played)
- The Norwegian dub of this while not as cussy has him say this instead:
- When Donkey pulls back Shrek's bed covers to reveal the Ogre sleeps naked, much to his disgust.
Donkey: AAAAHHH!!! You know, you really need to get yourself a pair of jammies!
- The way Shrek and Fiona are acting towards each other when they first wake up and the fact that Shrek is naked denotes something suggestive. Also the fact that Fiona becomes pregnant soon after.
Shrek Forever After
- The part where Shrek wants Donkey to track down Fiona (after seeing the Wanted posters). Donkey calls her scent "sweet and delicious" to which Shrek replies that it's his wife he's talking about. Turns out he was talking about the waffles.
- At the end when the witches take off on their brooms, one of them can't get hers to start. It turns out she's pulling on Pinocchio's nose, and he's smiling too.
- Donkey calling Gingy a "cracker."
- When seeing the puppet show at the entrance of Castle Duloc, Gingy gets so shocked that Jelly Beans are dropping to the floor behind him.
- The title of the short itself is a play on "Scared Shitless".