At least according to a supposed whistleblower.
An insider at the BBC said that they became suspicious when along with all the specialized camera equipment to film Frozen Planet, there were 60 bottles of Tesco own-brand Scotch.
The whistleblower said:
"The thing that you have to remember about most wildlife is that it's piss-boring. Penguins especially.
They normally just stand there and make a weird noise most of the time. We have to give them a bit of encouragement otherwise all the Baftas would go to ITV.
So all that endless 'fighting over territory' they do is just bollocks. What usually happens is after nine hours of fuck all, the cameraman gives them two fingers of whisky.
You'll be surprised how quickly they start 'fighting over territory' at that point.
And that thing they do when they 'regurgitate food for their young' is not really regurgitation. It's actually caused by the fact that penguins are not supposed to drink whisky."
Hmm. We're a bit skeptical.
It all seems sorta plausible, but so far fetched.
"I've got a friend at the Discovery Channel who says the dancing ones are all on fucked up on Mephedrone."
Yeah… we're not sure that last one helps your creditability.
Do nature shows really get penguins drunk and high?
We guess that's for the penguins to know.
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