All Choked Up

Scene I: The Zoo / The Penguin HQ Edit

Alice is seen stealthily wheeling a “suspiciously human shaped sack” around the zoo. Skipper spots her through their periscope.

Skipper: Trying to bury a secret, Ms. Zookeeper? Pity for you, penguins never sleep.

Skipper turns around to see the rest are sleeping and Skipper shouts to them with a microphone


Private and Kowalski, startled, leap out of their bunks and land on Rico’s head.

Skipper: Look alive, men. I’ve got my freak-on for recon.

Scene II: The Zoo Edit

The penguins are seen leaping out of their habitat and spying on Alice, as she wheels the “suspiciously human shaped sack “ around, whistling.

Skipper: Whistling? Awfully cheery for someone pushing a suspiciously human shaped sack, wouldn’t you say?

Rico nods furiously in agreement.

Private: I dunno, Skipper. Sometimes a good whistle makes me feel like a pretty little butterfly.

Rico looks sick.

Skipper: Can the sweet talk, Private. You know Rico has gooey-love-mush sensitivity.

The penguins slide behind a trash can to get a better vantage point on Alice.

Kowalski: Looks like she’s burying the evidence, Skipper. Above ground… standing up in the busiest crossroads of the zoo.
Skipper: [shocked] Putting her gruesome handiwork on display? How sick is this woman?
Private: [As Alice is unzipping the package] Please no zombie, please no zombie.

Kowalski, Rico, and Skipper gasp as Alice pulls the cover off of a robot.

Skipper: No, it’s worse!
Alice: Hello, Mr. Robot guy. Could you tell me where to find the otters?
Mr. Robot Guy: Otters, that-a-way, lil’ ranger.
Alice: Ahh, works like a dream. Goodbye, annoying tour group questions!

Alice walks away and the penguins slide in for a closer look.

Skipper: It’s too horrible for words. Except these ones; the words I’m saying right now, these are fine. But anything else, no go.
Private: But Skipper, it doesn’t look that horrible.
Skipper: I like that fearless attitude, Private. But, only a fool could fail to see the danger in this metallic invader.

King Julien, followed by Maurice and Mort, push Private and Skipper out of the way.

King Julien: Step to the sides that way, now can you not see that I am coming through? [worshiping the robot] Oh, metal wiseman! Show me... who is the smartest of all creatures!
The robot beeps and points to the right. King Julien hops in front of its hands.
King Julien: Hey hey, that is right! Yes, me!
Mort: Oh! Make the shiny man do magic again!
Maurice: [Groans] Ugh.
King Julien: Eh, now show me... who has the most attractive bottom.

The robot beeps and points to the left. King Julien hops in front of its hands.

King Julien: Amazing! How. Does. It know?
Skipper: Take a look at our future, boys. Phase two: robot animals.
Kowalski: It’s a classic cost cutting maneuver. [pointing to a picture of a robot penguin] Replacement and elimination.
Skipper: [counting] But there’s… [under his breath] one, two, three, four… four things they didn’t count on!
Kowalski, Private, and Rico snap into kung-fu poses.

Skipper: The war on robots starts…
Kowalski: Uh… Skip— ?

Skipper holds up a flipper to silence Kowalski.

Skipper: Now!

Scene III: Top of the Penguin HQ Edit

The penguins are seen preparing for the war on robots. Private is keeping an eye out with a pair of binoculars, Kowalski is measuring some blue prints, and Rico is regurgitating potential robot destroying weapons.

Skipper: C’mon, Rico. These prissy party favors won’t take down that pile of evil, robot steel!

Rico, with a determined look on his face, wipes his beak and attempts to regurgitate a time bomb.

Rico: Waaaaaaghhhh.

Alice notices Rico’s retching noises.

Alice: What now? … That is just disturbing.

Alice heads over to the penguin habitat to investigate. Rico successfully regurgitates the time bomb.

Skipper: Dy-na-mite! The classic time bomb bundle with the L.E.D. countdown delay. Maximum explodability matched with maximum getawayability. Rico, you’re a mad genius! That robo zoo guy goes sayonara in half an hour: high noon.

Private spots Alice.

Private: Skipper! Alice! Incoming!

The penguins hurry to shove all of their tools into the HQ. Out of time, Rico regurgitates half of the tools. As Alice arrives however, Rico notices Skipper is still holding the time bomb, so he swallows it and part of Skipper’s flipper.

Rico: [laughing nervously] Heheh, heheh, heh heh, hoo.
Alice: Time to take your medicine.

Alice forces medicine down Rico’s throat.

Alice: There, that should keep your lunch down where it belongs.

Alice leaves.

Skipper: That dame is a riddle, wrapped in mystery and dunked in nasty sauce. Okay, mission time! Rico, re-regurgitate that time bomb!

Rico tries unsuccessfully to regurgitate the now active time bomb.

Skipper: Rico? Are you alright, buddy?

Kowalski notices the discarded medicine bottle, walks over, and picks it up.

Kowalski: Skipper…