Trivia / The Penguins of Madagascar

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Casting Gag: When the celebrity voice actors were replaced in the transition from the film to the series, Sacha Baron Cohen (Julien's voice actor in the movies) was replaced by Danny Jacobs. Jacobs previously played an impersonation of Cohen's Borat character in Epic Movie.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Tara Strong voiced Eggy and at least one one-shot boy character. Of course, anyone familiar with more of her work would know this isn't unusual for her.
  • The Danza: Fred Stoller as Fred the Squirrel.
  • Fake Brit: Private's VA, James Patrick Stuart, is from California and is only half-British. Lampshaded during "Hard Boiled Eggy" when Skipper notes Eggy picked up "an adorably fake British accent" from Private.
    • Mason's VA is American, and according to Private, Mason himself is secretly Canadian.
  • Missing Episode: Several episodes appeared on DVD and/or Nickelodeon's website well before they made it to air. The last two episodes to be considered "missing" were "Truth Ache" and "Command Crisis", which appeared on the show's first DVD compilation but didn't air until November 2010.
  • The Other Darrin: Among the eight voiced characters common to the films and the TV series (as mentioned, Phil doesn't talk), four have the same voice actors across the board: Tom McGrath (Skipper), John DiMaggio (Rico), Andy Richter (Mort) and Conrad Vernon (Mason).
    • DreamWorks staff members Chris Miller (Kowalski) and Chris Knights (Private) were respectively replaced by Jeff Bennett and James Patrick Stuart
      • In an interesting case, many fans commented that they considered Jeff Bennett to suit Kowalski's egotistical nerdiness better than Miller, and wished that he'd been brought back in for the Penguins movie.
    • Kevin Michael Richardson took over Maurice's role from Cedric the Entertainer
    • Danny Jacobs replaced Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien.
    • In an interesting case of both this and Role Reprisal, Alex's appearance in the "Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole" movie, Wally Wingert reprises his role from the Madagascar video games, replacing his movie actor Ben Stiller.
  • Screwed by the Network: The show's cancellation was the result of Nickelodeon heads wanting to invest more in original programming rather than licensed material. Monsters vs. Aliens and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (also DreamWorks-based) suffered a similar fate.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Joey and Private are both voiced by James Patrick Stuart. They have some dialogue together in "Kanga Management".
    • John DiMaggio also voices Burt the elephant. However, Rico and Burt have rarely been in scenes together, and have never conversed.
    • Private and Mort in the Latin American dub.
    • Kowalski and the Red Squirrel - Lampshaded when Kowalski does a perfect impression of The Red Squirrel in "Our Man In Grrfurjiclestan".
  • Title's the Same: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Phineas and Ferb have episodes titled "It's About Time"; all three episodes deal with time travel in a sense.
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