'Farce of the Penguins': Mockumentary on tap

4th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

LOS ANGELES, Nov 3 (AFP) - US comedian Bob Saget is to produce an irreverent movie spoof of the French wildlife documentary 'March of the Penguins' that he has dubbed 'Farce of the Penguins', he announced Thursday.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 3 (AFP) - US comedian Bob Saget is to produce an irreverent movie spoof of the French wildlife documentary 'March of the Penguins' that he has dubbed 'Farce of the Penguins', he announced Thursday.

Saget, who starred in the 1980s US sitcom 'Full House' starring actor John Stamos and the then-infant twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, will write, direct and narrate the mockumentary inspired by Luc Jacquet's box office hit.

The film, which is set for release in the second quarter of 2006, will feature racy commentary dubbed over authentic and fake wildlife footage.

"The idea for this came organically," said Saget.  "I was watching the 'March' movie at a screening at my friend's house, and I couldn't stop doing the voice-overs of the penguins," he said in a statement.

A poster depicting penguins wearing a bra and panties below the slogan "What happens in Antarctica, stays in Antarctica" -- a rip-off of a famed catchphrase used to promote the raunchy gambling city of Las Vegas -- appeared in Thursday's entertainment publications.

Saget was the longtime host the US television show 'The Best of America's Funniest Home Videos'.

He was in this year's hit documentary, 'The Aristocrats', in which 100 well-known comedians tell the same extremely filthy joke that has been shared privately by comics since vaudeville days.

"The Penguin film, and wildlife films in general, have been so hugely popular lately, that they can certainly use some serious spoofing," said Jeff Sackman, head of 'Farce' production company THINKFilm.

"Bob's unique ability to take sweet, clean-cut material and turn it upside down and inside out is second to none, and I can't wait to see him 'flip the bird' to the entire genre,"  added producer David Permut.

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