The Penguins of Madagascar
“Happy King Julien Day!”
Season 1, Episode 5
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Written by Laura Gutin
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Directed by Nick Filippi
Original air date March 31, 2009
The Penguins of Madagascar Episodes
"Operation: Plush and Cover"
"Paternal Egg-Stinct"

"Happy King Julien Day!" is the fifth episode of Season 1 from The Penguins of Madagascar.


King Julien announces that tomorrow is 15th day of the month and the biggest holiday of the year, which is "King Julien Day". Maurice tries to get everyone to remember King Julien day and celebration of it, claiming that if they forget, Julien will go insane and attack them physically and/or mentally (or, what they say, "freak").

Despite the proposition of receiving a piñata full of candy that Mort and Maurice had snatched from a rained out birthday party, Skipper refuses to celebrate. Skipper prefers to spend the day carrying out scheduled maintenance on the penguins' headquarters. (Because you can't go about rescheduling scheduled maintenance that's been scheduled, right on the schedule)

The other animals go along and celebrate King Julien day with the sole purpose of obtaining the candy inside of the piñata. They bask in his glory, limbo, let Julien throw fruit at them, and have a cake bake off in his honor. Mort trips while delivering the winning cake, sending it soaring through the air and it lands on Skipper's head.

This is the final straw for Skipper who comes over to the lemur habitat to tell Julien that there's no such thing as King Julien Day. Julien almost freaked but calmed down when he realized Skipper had brought the winning cake. Maurice brings out the piñata but Julien thinks it's just a paper horse that belongs to him. Julien names the piñata "Bob" and walks off with him. However, he returns and Kowalski, Marlene and the other animals who came to the party still receive candy because there is still the "Traditional Sharing of the Sweets", as an important part of King Julien Day.


  • There is also a DVD release of the same name released on August 10, 2010.
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