Penguin Boy keeps getting creepier each year.
Haven’t seen the Penguin Boy video? Not likely to? Not your cup of tea? That’s okay, he’s on Friendster.
It’s been about five years since we did this little video with Brian Clark, then a member of the Groundlings Improv Comedy Theater, and eventually the co-star of my movie, “Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy.” It became an instant classic with a number of aquariums where they use it in their training of guides as a sort of, “Don’t be like this dude,” example. We’ve had it on our Shifting Baselines website over the years, but recently were contacted by the good folks at Mote Marine Lab asking if we could post it in a little higher quality.
Back when we first released it, a friend of mine working at a scientific organization told me it became an immediate hit with the secretaries. One of them said whenever she had a bad day, all she had to do was watch “Penguin Boy,” and he would cheer her up.