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Chosen One of the Day: Babs from Chicken Run

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Jul 10, 2018

There are animated movies that are Chicken Run, and there are animated movies that aren’t Chicken Run. The movies in the former category—actually only one movie, by the name of Chicken Run—are infinitely, indisputably better than their non-Chicken Run counterparts.

I will go further: Chicken Run is the only good movie.

There are a lot of great characters in Chicken Run, and also one voiced by Mel Gibson, which is a little awkward and uncomfortable some 18 years down the line. But really, who cared in the first place about Rocky, the American smooth talker who lied to Ginger and her fellow imprisoned chickens—llllllliied to them—about his ability to teach them to fly, so they could escape from the Tweedy farm? Not me.

Chicken Run taught a whole generation that men are useless and cannot be trusted.

But who in Chicken Run A) is not Mel Gibson and B) is worthy of your love? That’s right, it’s Babs. You know. The stupid one. 

Babs is A) an accomplished knitter, which is tough when you only have eight fingers, B) kind, C) voiced by Bubble from AbFab, and D) one thicc chicken. She has also gifted those of a certain generation with their own particular form of Marco Polo. All you need to do is stand in the middle of a crowded space and call out "I don't want to be a pie!" 

If someone responds "I don't like gravy," marry that person on the spot.

Babs is a true sage.