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Film / Farce of the Penguins

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Farce of the Penguins is a 2007 Comedy. The film was released direct-to-video, and centers around two male penguins, Carl and his best friend Jimmy (voiced by Bob Saget and Lewis Black) as they make the journey to find mates for the breeding season. The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and features the voices of several other celebrities including Christina Applegate, Mo'Nique, Tracy Morgan, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Norm Macdonald, David Koechner, Brie Larson and Gilbert Gottfried.


This film provides examples of:

  • Accidental Adultery: Jimmy accidentally has sex with Melissa not knowing it’s her and she believes it was Carl until he tells her he was asleep.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: The "nutless" penguin (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) drops one as he walks away at the end of his scene:
    Nutless penguin: FUUUUUUCK YOOOOOUUU!!
  • Bedmate Reveal: Played with. Jimmy realizes that in a late-night horny stupor, he'd accidentally done it with Melissa, who thought it was Carl.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The penguins sometimes can hear and talk to the narrator and it’s hinted that they are aware they are characters in a film.
  • Closet Gay: The other characters suspect that Sydney is gay, which he denies until the ending.
  • Global Warming: One of the aside scene features some penguins walking on terrain where the snow has melted, and one angrily rants about global warming. Ironically, his yelling causes multiple avalanches.
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  • Jerkass: Helen.
  • Jive Turkey: Marcus.
  • Medium Awareness: It's implied that all of the cast knows they're in this documentary. The "nutless" penguin even argues with the narrator.
  • Scary Black Man: Marcus, although he's mostly just messing with Carl and Jimmy.
  • The Shrink: Steve the Snowy Owl, known for charging insane amounts for short sessions.
  • Stock Footage: The movie consists of stock footage from nature documentaries with various celebrities providing voices for the penguins.
  • Toilet Humour: The film frequently makes these type of jokes.
  • Yellow Snow: One of the gags of the film.