Farce of the Penguins

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Farce of the Penguins
Farce of the Penguins.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Bob Saget
Produced by David Permut
Bob Saget
Written by Bob Saget
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
Starring Christina Applegate
Lewis Black
Mo'Nique
Tracy Morgan
Bob Saget
Music by Peter Rodgers Melnick
Cinematography Scott Billups
Editing by Michael R. Miller
Studio Permut Presentations
Distributed by THINKFilm
Release dates
  • January 30, 2007 (2007-01-30)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $6,832[1]

Farce of the Penguins is a 2007 American direct-to-video parody of the 2005 French documentary film March of the Penguins. The film features Samuel L. Jackson as narrator, with the two main characters voiced by Bob Saget (who also wrote and directed the film) and Lewis Black. Five of Saget's former Full House co-stars also lent their voices to the film. Other additional voices were provided by Tracy Morgan, Christina Applegate, James Belushi, Whoopi Goldberg, Dane Cook, Abe Vigoda, Mo'Nique, and others. The MPAA rated the film with an R for pervasive crude sexual content and language.

Plot[edit]

Samuel L. Jackson narrates the story about a group of male penguins that make a 70-mile trek to go to their breeding grounds where females are waiting to have sex with them. These penguins include Carl (Bob Saget) and Jimmy (Lewis Black), two friends who talk about relationships and other things as they meet new characters including Marcus (Tracy Morgan), a penguin who likes to kid around and brag about his huge penis (an illogical point, since penguins do not have penises[2] and instead have cloacas), and Steve the snowy owl (Jonathan Katz), who gives Carl advice on his life in a Freudian kind of way while billing him for the two quick sessions. Meanwhile, Melissa (Christina Applegate) and Vicky (Mo'Nique) argue about men and other women who bother them as they wait for their mates to arrive at the breeding grounds.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

THINKFilm describes Farce of the Penguins as the story of "one penguin's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his libidinous buddies on their way to a hedonistic mating ritual." Despite what the poster suggests, Farce of the Penguins is not an animated feature; it uses real stock footage of penguins. Bob Saget stated on The Howard Stern Show on January 29, 2007, Late Night with Conan O'Brien on January 30, 2007 and on Tom Green Live that he originally wanted to simply redub the documentary March of the Penguins but did not receive permission from the filmmakers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farce of the Penguins at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Alex • Monday, April 30, 2007 at 3:59 AM • 1 (2007-04-30). "30 Strangest Animal Mating Habits". Neatorama. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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