Batman versus the Joker. Rocky versus Apollo Creed. Freddy versus Jason. Husband penguin versus homewrecking penguin.
National Geographic Wild’s “Homewrecking Penguin” video, part of the Animal Fight Night series, features the epic struggle of a husband fighting for his wife’s love. The video caught viral attention, prompting the Twitterverse to throw their support behind the various parties involved in the domestic dispute.
The narrator of the story sets up the typical flocking patterns for penguins every September, with over 200,000 of the animals building homes together in one area. It isn’t always smooth sailing for the couples, though, as seen by a husband penguin coming home to find that another male penguin has taken over his roost. The pair fight, swinging their wings like baseball bats, until both are bloody, eventually looking to the wife to declare the winner. In a shocking twist, she picks the homewrecker, leaving the husband penguin to lick his wounds. But he’s not done there.
A fight breaks out when a husband comes home and finds his wife with another penguin. pic.twitter.com/9ejYGcJ5TJ
— Nat Geo Channel (@NatGeoChannel) November 4, 2016
With such a relatable premise, Twitter users have created hilarious responses to the throw down. Here are the best comments from this animal fight.
male penguin: you gon cheat on me and leave me after I fight for your honor?
female penguin: pic.twitter.com/QOY67vtFsV
— dana (@possiblydana) November 5, 2016
You vs the penguin she told you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/q0jaVZ2QUu
— Dwayne David Paul (@DwayneDavidPaul) November 5, 2016
me: nothing will distract me from studying
internet: *husband fights side penguin after catching them together in his bed*
— kiera (@KieraLerner) November 5, 2016
Penguin’s Room pic.twitter.com/XO1QOu8GDv
— Joe 2 Stacks (@Joe_2K_ool) November 5, 2016
The NatGeo camera man recording the penguin fight was like pic.twitter.com/ZT7mBGT1KX
— Lawrence Murray (@DDB_Lawrence) November 5, 2016
Homewrecker: “You better get inside..”
Baby Penguin: “YOU’RE NOT MY DAD” pic.twitter.com/bT3KI0Qq4Y
— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) November 5, 2016
My spirit animal is that lil penguin that fought for his girl and still got dumped in the end
— Marcus Perez (@Markaaaay) November 5, 2016
The most heartless thing about that Mr Penguin video is the narrator
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) November 5, 2016
Cut the long story short, my husband kept cheating and coming home late at night and this dude was always there for me when I was cold
— Wife Penguin (@wifepenguin) November 5, 2016