Orange Is The New Black Season 2: 12 Things That Should Happen
12. That Penguin Joke Revealed In Full
A full retelling of the penguin-eggplant joke would further prove Orange's dedication to the absurd via the hilarious. The now-infamous penguin gag has spanned across the entire series, in a variety of timelines. What we know of the joke itself is minimal; it begins with So a penguin and a farmer walk into a bar and ends with the punchline And finally, the penguin goes, Hes not an eggplant! Hes retarded! First appearing during a flashback of Reds while she does her daily walking exercise with the rich snooty ladies of New York, she regales them with the joke, only to receive a terribly unwelcome response due to its offensive nature. The second telling crops up in one of Dayas flashbacks - with her mothers boyfriend delivering the punchline. A nifty tidbit, hinting that the drug dealin mooch was likely in cahoots with the drug traffickers Red gets caught up with. And lest us forget, the inimitable Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) making a real song and dance out of the joke - its her entire performance for the Christmas pageant. Now, wed settle happily for more occurrences of this random gag - but ideally, the whole thing would be the bees knees.
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