Shrek 2

Trivia: A little foreshadowing - when the King first goes to the Poison Apple pub, a frog with ruby red lips asks him if she has met him before.

Johny English
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Trivia: In the Fairy Godmother's workshop when Shrek dumps the cauldron of potion over the employees, two of them are transformed into Lumierre and Cogsworth from "Beauty and the Beast" (1991).


Trivia: Shrek calls the giant gingerbread man "Mongo", who talks just like Mongo from "Blazing Saddles"


Trivia: When Mongo falls into the moat, The Gingerbread Man jumps in after him screaming "He needs me." Elliot yells the exact same thing when E.T. is taken away, and upon submerging in the moat, Mongo says "Be good," just like E.T. in "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982).


Trivia: There is a reference to "Dinner For One" which I'm sure every German person knows when Shrek says the line "Oooo, I'll kill that cat," because it's said in exactly the same way.

David Swann

Trivia: When the police are chasing Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots, the radio dispatcher says "We are in a high speed pursuit with a White Bronco....." This is a reference to the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase in 1994.


Trivia: The potion that is supposed to make Fiona fall in love with Prince Charming comes in a bottle marked "IX." That means it's *Love Potion No. 9*, which was a hit for The Clovers in 1959. Love potion No. 9 is also a film.


Trivia: During the first bedroom scene with the King and Queen, the king goes to stand on the balcony where he meets the Fairy Godmother. The queen asks where he is going, and the king replies: "Bit of trouble from the old crusade wound, gonna go outside and walk it off" while holding his knee. This is a reference to John Cleese's (King) character in "Fawlty Towers" (1975), Basil Fawlty, who has a war wound in the exact same place, and also uses it as an excuse to get out of a situation.


Trivia: The gate to Far Far Away is the famous Bronson Gate at Paramount Pictures Studio in Culver City, California.


Trivia: If you have Shrek 2 with the extended ending, watch past the credits and you will see a guest appearance by Simon Cowell.


Trivia: In the scene in the Fairy Godmother's workshop, there are two pictures placed next to each other. One picture is a profile of a mean-looking woman, and the picture next to it is of a profile of a witch. This is what Miss Gulch looks like when she transforms into the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).


Trivia: The mermaid that Fiona throws into the ocean is Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid.


Trivia: Stay through the credits, and it will show a clip with Dragon and Donkey and their Dragon - Donkey babies.


Trivia: When Fiona beats up several people at the very beginning of the film, the moves she does are carbon copies of Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick and Ken's Dragon Punch from the video game series "Street Fighter 2."

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Trivia: The first time Shrek enters Fiona's bedchamber, while she is talking to the Fairy Godmother, he starts to pack her stuff. Look at the poster on the wall. It features a blond singer, a dark-haired "guitarist" and it says "Stonehenge." A reference to the film "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), where a rock band with a blond singer and dark-haired guitarist play their hit "Stonehenge."

Zaphod Beeblebrox

Trivia: The Fairy Godmother is usually referred to just as "Fairy Godmother" in the film. However, press releases describing the film give her the name "Dama Fortuna."

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Trivia: At the very beginning of the Honeymoon montage, we see Shrek looking directly into the camera and moving it around to get a good shot of him and Fiona in front of the house. The is exactly the same as the opening credits for the late 1980s TV program "The Wonder Years" (1987).


Trivia: In the scene where Donkey and Shrek test out the potion they stole from the fairy godmother, they drop a bit on a mushroom below them. Later as they leave, the mushroom blooms into a rose. This rose is the enchanted one from Beauty and the Beast.

Trivia: When Donkey drank the Potion, his true love, Dragon, was transformed off screen into a Pegasus, a 'large pink horse/dragon', according to the DVD commentary.

Trivia: The film's numerous billboards of the Fairy Godmother in suggestive poses are a parody of the ubiquitous Hollywood persona Angelyne, a self-described "billboard self-promoter" who recently ran for Governor of California in 2003.

Continuity mistake: When Shrek, Donkey, and Puss are in the dungeon, Gingy and Pinocchio go down to save them. There is a leaf on Pinocchio's nose. After his nose extends and Gingy runs across it, the leaf is gone. Later in the scene the leaf is back.

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Donkey: Oh, Shrek. Don't worry. Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.

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Question: Since Shrek and Fiona were both turned in to humans by the Happily Ever After Potion and Donkey is turned in to Stallion, does anyone have an idea as to what Dragon would have become since she is Donkey's True Love?

Answer: It was confirmed by the filmmakers that Dragon is actually Donkey's true love, and that when Donkey was a stallion she changed as well, supposedly into a talking pegasus.

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