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O Pato

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Mar 15, 2006 | 3:58 PM EST

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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:



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent... a rare and very unique movie!

I just want to say this movie has been by far the most unique I have ever seen on newgrounds. It was very original and I loved it! You coordinated the movie with the music brilliantly by the way... Definitly a jewel, I look forward to seeing more work from you because you definitly have talent for this :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it.

This was great. I'm always on here looking for funny flash animations and I stumbled across yours by mistake. This was however a mistake I'm glad I made. I rated low in humor because it seemed more serious and about the cute factor, it wasn't that I found this distasteful and not funny. I look forwasrd to seeing more from you. Absolutly wonderful job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved it!!

True orignal, nice style f'sho


Rated 4 / 5 stars


nice graphics, but didn't understand a thing, lol. gave me a strange feeling when the duck was shaking his bum infront of the vide, lol. it also seemed too short


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Muy Buenisima!

Wonderful job, friend! This one of the best made flashes I've seen in a LONG time, including that "littleFoot" stuff. Your duck was so cute, and he synced so well with the music, which was also wonderful.

My only comment was that your caricature of the female at the end was a little vague and poorly made. It fit the theme, but surely a love object should be some vision of loveliness rather than a vague outline of a person.