Mr. Popper's Penguins (film)

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Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 2011 American comedy film in which the life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Directed by Mark Waters. Written by Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern, loosely based on the children's book of the same name.

Mr. Popper[edit]

  • That's not cute.
  • [to Nat, hitting him with the leash] Why are you hitting yourself, huh? Why are you hitting yourself? That's not attractive for a zoo official.
  • Could you pass the salt? I'll get it.
  • When did I ever disappoint anybody?

Pippi Pepenopolis[edit]

  • Mr. Popper, Pippi. I've parleyed with The Tavern people, and persuaded them to ponder your proposal.
  • Mr. Popper, phew! Punctuality is a priority for this particular person.


Pippi: [to receptionist] Pippi Pepennopolis; I'm Mr. Popper's personal assistant. I process his paper and procure his periodicals.
Mr. Popper: [Aside, to receptionist] She doesn't even know she's doing it.
Pippi: Pardon?
Mr. Popper: Nothing.

Mr. Popper: I'm not coming in to work again today.
Pippi: Pourquoi?
Mr. Popper: I have a pest problem.
Pippi: What particular pest is the problem?
Mr. Popper: It's a penguin.
Pippi: Penguin?
Mr. Popper: Yeah! It starts with "p"; you ought to be able to handle it.

Pippi: Per your predicament, I printed a pertinent page from Wikipedia. [Reads] "Gentoo penguins may periodically imprint on a particular person as if they were a penguin. Once imprinted, they remain permanently proximate to their parental proxy."
Mr. Popper: Is it actually written that way?
Pippi: I'm paraphrasing.

Mr. Popper: Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice of Antarctic Friend: Send-da-penguin?
Mr. Popper: Yes, send penguins.

Mr. Popper: You are falling asleep.
Amanda: No I'm not.
Mr. Popper: Hmm, that must be me.
Amanda: You really should go to bed.
Mr. Popper: Uh-uh, I'm not leaving him, he's a Popper.


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