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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


ForzakenForzaken

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 24, 2006

HAhahaha massa massa

hhuuhuh Eu odeio samba mas como a parada é brasileira e o flash apavorava eu vo tem q te da um 10 uhhuhu

Parabens continue assim ^^



LaffitiLaffiti

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 23, 2006

AEE!!

Q fino! um sambinha no NG !!
parabens, alem da boa escolha da musica, a animaçao ficou muito bacana!
BRASIL!



SewerSharkSewerShark

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 23, 2006

LOL

O pato, vinha cantando alegremente, quack quack...

eu tava com essa musica na cabeça esses dias...bom trabalho cara, o primeiro flash q eu vejo q ainda naum recebeu comentarios idiotas como "this is newgrounds, submit in english"

Muito bom esse flash, faça mais

The duck came singing happly, quack quak

I got this music stucked on my head a few days ago... good work man, this is the first Brazilian flash thats still didn't got stupid reviews like "This is newgrounds, make your flash in english".

Keep up the good work.


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crapwarecrapware

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 16, 2006

Perfect

Even though I had no idea what the song was about this had a perfect 10 on style and graphics. Your use of gradients in Flash is just incredible!



guitarfreaksguitarfreaks

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 15, 2006

parabens!!!

Tambem gostei muito da animacao cara, muito legal saber q eh do Brasil :D, parabens!! e depois da uma olhada nas minhas animacoes tambem, abracos!!!