The Penguins of Madagascar

Paternal Egg-Stinct

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 4/1/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Today once an egg is found, Private along with his three penguin pals wants to take care of the egg, but so does King Julien, each of them all take the egg and play with it to keep it company so it could eventually hatch, the newborn hatchling remains a mystery until the end.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom McGrath

    Skipper

  • Jeff Bennett

    Kowalski

  • James Patrick Stuart

    Private

  • John DiMaggio

    Rico

  • Danny Jacob

    King Julien

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Almost perfect episode

    By fsaenz0125, Sep 08, 2011

  • Me and my JJ!

    By JellyFishJammer, Jun 29, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Skipper: You did good, Private. Private: Just instinct, Skipper. Rico: Aw.

    • Marlene: See, I told you they were natural born hatchers.

    • Julien: I demand custody. Look at all the pain you've heaved upon my J.J.

    • Marlene: Uh, excuse me, are you looking for-- Mother Duck: My egg! Do you have my egg? Marlene: Uh, kinda. But I sent it to the best eggy sitters, come on!

    • Skipper: You're just a boy yourself, a dreamer. What can you possibly know about raising it? (ding) Private: I'll show you, it's my shift!

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    Notes (5)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: January 1, 2011 on TV Nova

    • Songs: "Me And My JJ"

    • This episode is the first time the Mother duck and her ducklings around her in the zoo are shown.

    • Only episode so far that features the the penguins and King Julien interested in taking care of their own egg to see it hatch.

    • The popcorn cart was shown in this episode before the big popcorn-based episode: Popcorn Panic aired.

    Trivia (1)

    • Running gag: Skipper reminding himself of monster trucks every time he saw something sweet about Eggy.

    Allusions (3)

    • King Julien in this episode calls the egg his little JJ, which is very similar to the name of one of the tv show and movie actors whose nickname is called Lil' JJ.

    • Private: The sum of the square root of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. This is an exact word for word quote that was used originally in the 1939 M.G.M. film masterpiece The Wizard of Oz. The quote was originally said by The Scarecrow after he got his Diploma/brains.

    • Title Pun: Parental Instinct

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