O Pato

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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/


It was okay...

The animation was cute, but it would have been better if I could understand what they were saying.

6/10 and yes duck lovers will love it. :)


Legal ver um brasileiro no newgrounds de vez em quando. Parabens.

its ok

what was going on during that video? but even though i dont know what was going on pretty good


This animation made me want to smile and run through a field. Unlike most animations on newgrounds that just make you want to punch babies....BABIES! Thank you for making a flash like this.....cuz i don't like killing babies. Jk. Seriously though I like how it's all happy. not many people could do that

good song , good anim

The animation was pretty good , the music was ........beautiful , it reflected a fresh and happy mood , for the animation 5/5 for the song 5/5 , you have a ten there :) , and this one is definitely worth watching again and again because of the song . good job !!!

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4.11 / 5.00

Mar 15, 2006
3:58 PM EST
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