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  • 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.
  • 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.
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    • 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 Reprise, Alex's appearance in the "Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole" movie has Wally Wingert reprise his role from the first Madagascar video game, replacing his movie actor Ben Stiller.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Tom McGrath, John DiMaggio, Andy Richter, and Conrad Vernon return to voicing Skipper, Rico, Mort, and Mason.
    • Alex's appearance in the "Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole" movie has Wally Wingert reprise his role from the first Madagascar video game.
  • 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.
    • In the Latin American dub, both Mort and Private are voiced by José Antonio Macías.
    • Also in the Latin American dub, Mario Filio voices King Julien, and both Bada and Bing. And all of them with different voices.
    • 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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