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Thanks to all those who enjoyed it!

Anyway, first thing I must say is, I'm not Brazilian - I'm Puerto Rican. The story behind my decision to base this off of João Gilberto's song, besides his music being so cool, goes like this:

Long ago, in a fast food joint in Puerto Rico, a lovely young woman I had recently met started singing a song apparently out of nowhere. The song was "O Pato" by João Gilberto which was playing from the restaurant's speakers (but not audible to me). Eventually, it sort of became our song.

This is the music video I always told my friend I could imagine while listening to the song. It is not a literal representation, so if you do not understand portuguese (neither do I), it doesn't matter. It was a birthday present for someone who, despite the everlasting distance & time, has remained one of my dearest friends (she appears at the end).

For those curious about the lyrics, here's a translation (special thanks to my friend Nina for the translation):

The duck came singing very happy, quack quack
When the smily goose asked
If she could enter the samba,
the samba, the samba
The goose (another type, it's a third character in the story) liked the couple
and also said, quack, quack
Looked at the swan and told him: "come, come"
As the quartet would be well,
very good, very well
On the side of the lake, they went to practice
To start the " tico tico no fuba" (it's just an expression that literally means to put the fingers in the cake, but is used primarily as a sexual activity, secondarily as the doing of something wrong. Also note that the expression "afundar o ganso" or to drown the goose means to have sex) The duck's voice was really awful
The scene with the goose was a mess
But I liked the end when they fell in the water
While practicing their quack quack quack

And finally, here's a link to a Wikipedia profile on João Gilberto: http://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/João_Gilberto

Reviews


AnonymousRobotAnonymousRobot

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 14, 2006

Wonderful.

I just wish it was longer.



schieleschiele

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 13, 2006

Bonitinho e engraçado.

Ficou melhor que a música.



J1ngJ1ng

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 13, 2006

Well done

Good stuff dude. I liked it a lot. The design for the duck was nice, he looked quite fly. Keep it up. I also like the back story you mentioned, not many people do such a thing.



ZeroTheReDShiTZeroTheReDShiT

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 13, 2006

pretty good!

i'm brazilian, and i like that music, its pretty old
and btw, to the other ppl before me thinking this music is samba,
no, this music is not samba-like,
actually its Bossa Nova, a sort of music slow and simple
that used to be liked by all during the 60s in Brazil.

oh and the animation was pretty good! i really liked when the duck moved his booty while the phrase "tico tico no fuba"!

and to a guy before me this music aint in spanish.

and i voted 5 :3


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Raizen-PyroRaizen-Pyro

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars July 13, 2006

MPB!

Música Popular Brasileira (Brazilian popular music)! Well Im brazilian but I dont like this music style(its called popular but its just like an expression, its not that popular at all)
Well its a music video for that song, with nice graphics I reckognize, but its only eye candy and nothing more. Sorry for that but its my opinion