His condition winds up protecting him as Hans fires weapons at him with no effect, with Skipper also able to use his body to attack Hans as well. Private later meets up with the Amarillo Kid, who tells him about a legendary putter which he wishes to borrow from a nearby country club to use in another game against the gophers because it renders its wielder unbeatable. After Hans attempts to blast the penguins with a defective freeze ray, Rico launches a missile at him which takes out a possum's tree home by accident. So to help Julien win, Kowalski uses his mind-switching machine to switch Julien's and Rico's minds to allow Rico to compete for the lemur. Her actions are only seen as awkward, however, and she soon learns by overhearing Skipper and Marlene conversing that Rico is instead in love with a plastic doll. When the mission runs afoul, however, Skipper suddenly appears to save them inside the penguins' rocket, only for them all to soon be shot into the bubble when Julien, who is there alongside Maurice and Mort, presses a button. It guest stars as Parker and as Doris.
Retrieved October 11, 2012 — via. They both pull him in so hard he flies right into the wall and falls into a box of sugar. However, being apart from her other side renders Marlene excessively afraid, and when she and the penguins leave the concert soon after arrival, they discover that the other half of Marlene had escaped from the Personadisentanglizer after taking physical form and is now terrorizing the city. Julien then tells them that he is now domesticated and wishes to remain with his love, but Private convinces Julien to return to the zoo lest Mort take over as king. The baboons begin to pamper him, which makes Julien jealous.
They make it to the film's final show of the opening day, along with all their friends even the lemurs. They tried Kowalski's mind-switcher with Mort and Private, but ended up with Maurice with Julien's mind and Julien with Maurice's mind but the drainer had been placed on Julien's rump, so his mouth was on his butt. When he then goes back to his habitat to sleep, he begins to execute martial arts moves against unsuspecting zoo animals while in a sleepwalk-like state. Feeling useful and happy to be doing something other than serving Julien, Maurice wishes to then continue being with the penguins, and together they plan a future raid on a weapons lab. Julien then spills Inflatium on himself, and Skipper rides him through the street.
Kowalski, Rico, and Private then set off in a race against each other to the fish market and then scramble to be the first to snag a kipper once there. Trapped inside without fuel, Skipper states that he now believes Kowalski's theory. While he waits for his habitat to air out after the penguins accidentally bomb it with stinking fish, Leonard watches an all-night ninja movie marathon with the penguins. After the penguins fake starvation, Commissioner McSlade instructs Alice to increase the penguins' fish rations and says that he will secure the money for the increase during his upcoming lunch with the mayor. In the meantime, Maurice participates in various thumb-related activities with the penguins while Julien struggles in his kingdom without Maurice there to help him.
Later, after Skipper finds Arlene in Marlene's habitat with the latter unaccounted for, he suddenly suspects Arlene to have done something horrible with Marlene. The Amarillo Kid is able to get the putter back, but has to be reminded to give it back himself after nearly walking off with it. Special guest star: as The Beavers, as Becky and as Stacy. Private later meets up with the Amarillo Kid, who tells him about a legendary putter which he wishes to borrow from a nearby country club to use in another game against the gophers because it renders its wielder unbeatable. When a stray dog in the park mistakes the lemurs for cats and chases after them, Julien throws Mort at him so he and Maurice can escape. When nervous Marlene is then brought to the animal control facility so that Kowalski can rejoin her with her violent half, Littlefoot does not attack Marlene and is instead befuddled by her.
When they return to the zoo, they present the kipper to Skipper together and inform him that they learned their lesson about teamwork, to which Skipper replies that he was not trying to teach them anything and only wanted a kipper. When the penguins happen upon Max, he helps them with dog-locating techniques and later distracts Elmer while the penguins rescue Mort from a dumpster and again so they can manage an escape. But that was not their problem, as Private was molting. Julien, riddled with injuries, went up to hug it, before the baby consumed Julien's head. She immediately becomes smitten with him and, after Marlene advises her, seeks to win his affection by building a chewing gum sculpture of him and singing him a song. He then decides to let both groups gain access simultaneously so that the hornets and rats will fight each other over the food, which results in both groups tiring themselves out and retreating.
While the other penguins head out to a monster truck show, Private stays at the zoo to watch over Eggy and his siblings, Romana, Bradley, and Samuel, for Mother Duck. Meanwhile, after obtaining the putter, the Amarillo Kid admits to Private that he is actually stealing the putter for the gophers instead of borrowing it, as it was the only way he could save his shell. To eliminate the competition for Rico's heart, Shelly disposes of Miss Perky in a recycling dumpster and continues to try to get Rico to notice her, but Rico focuses only on trying to find his missing doll. I think of it as taking place in a parallel universe. However, being apart from her other side renders Marlene excessively afraid, and when she and the penguins leave the concert soon after arrival, they discover that the other half of Marlene had escaped from the Personadisentanglizer after taking physical form and is now terrorizing the city.
They do manage to get in thanks to Mort, but get captured. The plan works, but the hen still finds an attraction to Kowalski. But rather than having blown apart, a normal-size Skipper emerges from within his burst outer body. The pipes lead to the outside of the factory where he finds Skipper and apologizes. The facility locks down and lasers begin firing at the intruders until Maurice uses a remote-controlled tank to destroy them. Shelly then procures her own doll partner from a toy store, which Rico sees as crazy.
When Julien learns from them that Private is not allowing them to have fun, he organizes a pool party for them, which several zoo animals attend. They work together to escape from X's truck and X crashes into a police car and gets in trouble with the law once more. Mort's tail gets hooked onto coil, he and Private are sucked into the machine. Oblivious to them, The Red Squirrel is plundering again, and captures Julien and Fred to make them confess about the whereabouts of all those acorns. The gophers and other penguins then arrive at the country club, where the gophers trap the penguins and run off with the putter. After a painful afternoon of missions, the other penguins agree to take Private to see Lunacorns on Ice to cheer him up. When the Rat King then seeks revenge against Leonard, Leonard ultimately defeats him again, only this time by freaking him out with love and hugs.