The Pros of Shrek and Shrek 2

So, me and my friends at uni were having a “debate” on which Shrek film was the best. We ruled Shrek The Third as the worst followed by Shrek Forever After. The only thing was we couldn’t decide which film should come first, Shrek or Shrek 2. We decided to make a list of the pros of each film, which is basically a list of all the good things that happen in each film. I must say some of the things on the least are a little vague (I think they were just added to make the list longer). I thought I’d share the list and see what your opinions are and if you can think of any other things to put on it.


  • Fairy-tale creatures are funny as hell
  • Lord Farquaad
  • Old lady selling Donkey
  • Dragons keep is sick
  • Meeting the dragon for the first time
  • “Ogres have layers!” – Shrek
  • Bird explodes due to high note
  • Balloons made by the toad and the snake
  • Shrek walks through the chains into the castle
  • “Welcome to Duloc!” – sang by the wooden puppets
  • The barbecued rat
  • Smash Mouth – All Star
  • Donkey
  • Robin Hood
  • “Give him the chair!” – lady in the audience
  • The whole WWE scene
  • Gingy “torture” scene
  • “Not the gumdrop buttons!” – Gingy
  • “Do you know the muffin man?” – Lord Farquaad
  • Donkey disses the swap
  • “Blue flower, red thorns. Blue flower, red thorns. This would be so much easier if I wasn’t colour blind.” – Donkey
  • “I can’t feel my toes. I don’t have any toes! I think I need a hug.” – Donkey
  • Shrek and Donkey on the wooden bridge
  • “Clap” sign at the wedding
  • Magic Mirror Bachelor scene
  • Donkey finds Fiona as an ogre for the first time, “You ate the princess!”
  • Donkey singing, “I’m all alone there’s no one here beside me.”
  • The angry mob
  • “Pick number 3, my lord!” Puts up 2 fingers.
  • “Do you think maybe he’s compensating for something?” – Shrek about Lord Farquaad’s castle

Total Tally = 30

 Shrek 2

  • Puss in Boots
  • Antonio Banderas voicing Puss in Boots
  • Donkey being a stallion
  • Fairy God Mother
  • “Donkey!” at the dinner table
  • “My diet is ruined!” – Fairy God Mother
  • “I Need a Hero!” – sang by Fairy God Mother
  • Puss pulls the chain and gets drenched in the song at the end
  • Donkey “popping” in the carriage
  • The ugly step sisters
  • “Say something crazy like your wearing ladies underwear…” Pinocchio and Gingy trying to set everyone free from prison
  • The Muffin Man
  • Mongo
  • “Follow the pretty pony! Pretty pony wants to play at the castle!” – Donkey
  • “You working that hat!” – Donkey to 2 ladies (not wearing a hat) after entering Far Far Away
  • “I drank the potion, and now… I’m sexy!” – Donkey
  • Shrek, Donkey and Puss pretending to be from the union of magic potions
  • Prince Charming
  • Prince Charming’s flavoured lip gloss
  • Dragon and Donkey babies
  • Frog King
  • “Accidently in Love” song scene
  • Pop Idol
  • “Funkytown” song
  • The fact that Far Far Away is like 700 miles away
  • Julie Andrews!
  • Meeting the parents’ scene
  • The fast food came with an axe
  • Shrek drinking the handwash at the dinner
  • Shrek breaks the gingerbread house door to get Fiona through it while carrying her
  • Trumpet solo
  • Donkey tells Shrek to wear PJ’s
  • Tonight on Cops. Puss in Boots is pushed against the wall and is searched. “That’s catnip.” “That’s, err, not mine.”

Total Tally = 33

 So basically we concluded Shrek 2 is the best Shrek film (not including the shorts, like Shrek the Halls). The final rankings in our opinions are:

  1. Shrek 2
  2. Shrek
  3. Shrek Forever After
  4. Shrek the Third

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