Netflix stats shock: Who watched this Madagascar flick 352 times?

Olivia Harris 1 December 2017

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The Australian who watched Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 352 times on Netflix.

Netflix has released an end-of-year report full of statistics and interesting tidbits from 2017. One stat really stuck out as something special though: a Netflix account in Australia has viewed Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 352 times in 2017. This raises a lot of questions.

Firstly, we know that this is only the views for the year 2017, while the movie originally came out in 2012 and was added to Australian Netflix on 1 April 2016. So does this mean that whoever watched this Dreamworks animation 352 times in 2017 has also watched it an exuberant amount of times in 2016? Or did they only stumble across the crazy cast of zoo animals this year?

Is this some poor parent’s child who requests to watch this cinematic masterpiece every day? While it is common for kids to rewatch movies to death, I think this kid might be bordering on a world record here.

We pity the parents if they ever discover that there are two whole other movies, with the possibility of a fourth on the horizon.

Something we need to touch on from the movie itself is one scene in particular: some poor parent had to hear that "Afro Circus" song/scene every single day, sometimes more than once a day. The scene is of Chris Rock’s character Marty the Zebra dressed in a rainbow clown outfit singing the "Afro Circus" song.

We all remember this from back in 2012 as it was a major part of the advertising for the film before release and many kids were hooked on it. Thankfully the majority of the population moved on from this trend onto something else, all except one person.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted has a run time of 1 hour and 35 minutes. If we multiply that by 352 views it comes out at a whopping 557.3 hours. That is equivalent to 3.3 weeks or 23.2 days. This is time that could be spent doing literally anything else.

Mystery Australian Netflix viewer – we may never know who you are, what fresh hell you have been through or even if you will continue to watch Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted in 2018, but know that we are all thinking of you.


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