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Fridge Brilliance

  • Why did the golden goose sleep on top of Humpty? Well, because he was a golden egg himself!
    • On that note, ever since he was a child Humpty always said that he felt that he belonged in the giant's castle. Given that the movie is based heavily on flashbacks and ulterior motives, it seriously warrants re-watchings.
    • He also know the Great Terror was the mama goose all along. What's more, when he shattered and revealed himself to be another golden egg, the mama goose made a point of taking him back up to the castle with her gosling.
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    • If Humpty is a golden egg inside, then that means one day he'll hatch again into a goose that can lay golden eggs. So he's not dead... awww...
  • Remember that one-time joke in the main series where Donkey complains about the time he was sold for magic beans? Yeah.
    • Given how rare magic beans are to come by, it's possible Donkey was offended that he was sold for what amounted to fake magic beans.
  • When Puss teams up with Humpty again after much convincing, he strictly stated that they are "not friends." However, he never said that they were "not brothers," a key point in the climax at the bridge.
  • The film's first lines detail on how Puss was called by many names, but was known far and wide as "Puss in Boots." In the flashback, it turns out that Puss was given his name by Humpty. Even with their trust going down the drain, Puss still kept his name, and then what does he say at the ending after he thinks Humpty's died?
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  • Why was Kitty Softpaws so hesitant and unwilling to hear Puss's Dark and Troubled Past? She most likely already heard it, likely MULTIPLE TIMES, from Humpty in his plot for revenge, and was likely sick of hearing it. Which also explains why she's asleep by the end.
  • Some of Puss and Kitty's attributes make sense given that they're cats:
    • Thievery: Some cats are known to be kleptomaniacs, selling random items from the neighbours.
    • Outlaw/rogue persona: Everyone knows that cats are nonconformists, e.g. they can't be trained like dogs.
    • Stealthy and agile: Cats, due to their padded paws and retractable claws, can walk very quietly, sometimes even silently, and cats are very agile.
    • Puss's promiscuity: Cats are not monogamous, and only the females have a heat cycle— the males are always looking for a mate unless neutered.

Fridge Horror

  • In contrast to his Lovable Rogue persona in the film the Puss we first met in Shrek 2 was a cold blooded murderer who accepted a contract to kill Shrek. You have to wonder what happend in between the two films to explain his change in character. And if it had something to do with Kitty's absence.
    • On the other hand, while Puss is briefly built up as being a cold-blooded killer, the build-up is less that he's willing to kill Shrek without blinking, more that he's more or less the only hitman can take down an ogre. He also makes it clear to Shrek that it's Nothing Personal, and afterwards is pretty much the same personality wise as he is in this film. So, he's still a hitman - and one wonders just when he went from thief to hitman - but perhaps a Hitman with a Heart.
  • Puss in Boots: The events of the movie evolve on the events of the classic "Jack and the beanstalk" tale. But in that tale Jack stole the Golden Goose(ling), so why is it back in the Castle? Apparently, Mother Goose had descended upon the poor schmuck and retrieved her poult. But in this case wouldn't there be any recollections of this event, at least in the form of rumors? The absence thereof could mean only one thing: Mother left no witnesses.
    • More horror comes from the fact Jack knows the mother will come if the baby is stolen. He's not guessing, he saw it happen before!
    • Unless Jack WAS the only witness. He and his family lived out in the middle of nowhere, and Mama Goose just wanted her baby back. Property damage, maybe, but she isn't exactly Dragon. She's rather pissy, and heaven help you if you get between her and her baby, but she didn't care anything about pursuing or trying to eat fleeing people - all she cared about was retrieving her gosling and going back home. Also, remember that Jack wasn't the only one to know what the Great Terror actually was - Humpty knew it too.
      • Maybe because Jack told him when he was imprisoned for the bank robbery?
  • Yeah, suddenly adding loads of gold to a town's economy isn't going to screw it up.
    • The gold that the town USED to have, but lost in the first place thanks to Humpty and Puss' (unwitting) perfidy.
  • Kitty Softpaws was declawed by the couple who took her in. She's a talking, sentient animal. No wonder her backstory didn't get a flashback...
  • Humpty's "It ain't over easy" line followed by the cat going "Ooh" and covering his mouth. You know what the opposite of eggs over easy is? Sunny side up.

Fridge Humour

  • Baby geese can't lay eggs, and the presence of both a mother and baby goose implies that the ones in the film lay regular eggs that are just really big. That means the good citizens of San Ricardo are carrying around giant golden poops.
    • Kitty explicitly described the goose as a "gold pooper" at one point. Doesn't seem to bother her. On the one hand you are holding a turd made out of solid gold, and on the other hand you are holding a turd made out of solid gold. At that point do you really care where it came from?
      • Good pooper, I'm sure, was just a metaphor she was using. As for the Golden Gosling laying eggs despite being a DO realize that you're bringing in rules of biology to a movie that has a talking egg and two anthropomorphic cats, right?
    • It wasn't either eggs OR turds. It was just magic. The Golden Gosling produced A LOT of them, quickly, even without any food around!
    • This is part of the Shrek franchise. Toilet Humor is one of its mainstays.



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