The Penguins of Madagascar
“Operation: Neighbor Swap”
Season 2, Episode 44
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Written by Bill Motz & Bob Roth
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Directed by David Knott
Original air date June 13, 2011
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"Operation: Neighbor Swap" is the forty-four episode of season two from The Penguins of Madagascar.


Annoyed by the lemurs' loud music, the penguins arrange to relocate them to the adjacent petting zoo and move Roger to the lemur habitat. Alice's co-worker calls her over the radio inform her about the transfer on the zoo computer but is stopped in mid-sentence from mentioning the lemurs and Roger when Alice reminds him that he's questioning the same computer that cashes their pay cheques. While Julien and Maurice soon take to the new habitat well, Mort, angry that Julien is allowing a trio of fluffy bunnies to touch his feet, dislikes the relocation. Roger, meanwhile, begins to get in the penguins' way, and the team begins to regret their relocation operation. But as Julien refuses to leave, the penguins decide to forgo his permission by using the zoo computer. However, Julien had anticipated their move and unleashes his bunnies on them. To the penguin's amazement, the bunnies subdue them with hard martial arts tactics. The next day, while doing reconnaissance on Julien, Randy the sheep walks up to suggest another way to get Julien back: by getting Mort to bite a zoo visitor. As soon as they get Mort to cooperate, the penguins sight the perfect targets: the Vesuvius twins. Unfortunately, Mort's teeth become wedged in wood and their window of opportunity is closing quickly. As the Vesuvius twins close in on Julien, the bunnies offer to protect their king. However, Julien denies them, believing the Vesuvius twins to be bringing him gifts. He climbs all over the Vesuvius twins and taking their food. The scene then cuts to Alice, apologizing to Mrs. Vesuvius over the unexplained presence of the lemurs in the petting zoo. Julien despairs to be back in his old habitat. Meanwhile, the penguins express relief to be rid of Roger.


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