Mike Myers Just Voiced Shrek Again For His New Netflix Show—And Fans Can't Get Over How Bizarre It Is
Netflix was once the go-to household name in streaming platforms, but lately it's begun to fall on hard times.
And that means one thing, of course. It needs something to make a splash.
And while it may not be the right one, Mike Myers' new Netflix show The Pentaverate is definitely making an impression—especially after a certain iconic Myers-voiced ogre made an appearance.
Yes, Shrek himself, voiced by Myers as always, came out of the woodwork on the SNL alum's new show. The whole thing is both nostalgic and... well, so deeply weird that fans are not quite sure what to make of it.
See the moment Shrek shows up out of absolutely nowhere here:
new Mike Myers show on Netflix is truly bafflingpic.twitter.com/hbgyu6qVg9— Spaghetti Baby Noodle Boy (@Spaghetti Baby Noodle Boy) 1651945598
Even for Myers, this is truly a random cameo.
Shrek's appearance happens during a sketch about a medieval Sasquatch-type monster named The Ogre of Dubrovnik. Just as Myers' character is about to be smashed by said Croatian ogre, a familiar voice rings out and there he is in all his glory: Shrek, here to save the day!
After declaring himself "the real Ogre of Dubrovnik," Shrek headbutts the hairy foe just as Smash Mouth's cover of The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" from the Shrek soundtrack pipes in.
Then Myers thanks him, they shake hands, and the sketch ends. Okay then!
It's a fittingly "huh?" moment for the very off-kilter show in which Myers plays a whole slew of different characters, from a Russian oligarch to an Alex Jones-like radio host, who are all part of a secret society that has been pulling the world's strings since the Middle Ages.
Mike Myers plays EIGHT characters in The Pentaverate, a series he created about a secret society that has been secretly influencing world events since the 1300s. Premieres May 5pic.twitter.com/0gmL60sLk0— Netflix (@Netflix) 1651169824
Myers is the creator of the Austin Powers franchise and the wildly unsuccessful Love Guru, so off-the-wall but not always in a good way is definitely in his wheelhouse.
On Twitter, people didn't quite know what to do with this particular triumphant return of the beloved green ogre.
This is a real scene from that new Netflix show Mike Myers made. I didn\u2019t mess with this footage at all!pic.twitter.com/mlEyy6BQY6— Johnny Weiss (@Johnny Weiss) 1651950440
Someone really just gave Mike Myers a free TV show slot and said "Go Nuts"?— SomeRandomGuy01 (@SomeRandomGuy01) 1651961872
This looks like a 30 Rock joke— Nut Bunnies Xtreme Beach Volleyball (@Nut Bunnies Xtreme Beach Volleyball) 1651956151
i have no doubt that this is a hilarious masterpiece but there\u2019s also no way it will make me laugh harder than the last line of this reviewpic.twitter.com/AKegFJVI2A— WarheadsDAO, revolutionizing sour candy with web3 (@WarheadsDAO, revolutionizing sour candy with web3) 1651972034
But the show is not without its fans, who are just happy to see Myers—and Shrek—onscreen again.
#Pentaverate Mike Myers once again proves he\u2019s a comedic genius! I laughed-out-loud so hard that I scared my grandmother in the next room.pic.twitter.com/Hoj47iq6Hd— Truth Justice & The American Way (@Truth Justice & The American Way) 1651914347
Someone told me the new Mike Myers show on Netflix was \u201cjuvenile\u201d and immature\u201d and I\u2019m like \u201cDo you think we watched Austin Powers: Goldmember for the high brow humor?\u201d— Col. Boozy Badger (@Col. Boozy Badger) 1651893720
NO FREAKING WAY!\nMIKE MYERS VOICED SHREK HIMSELF AGAIN!\nTHE LEGENDARY ONION LOVING ORGE MEME LORD IS BACK!\n\nThis is a clip of Mike Myers in his new Netflix series: (The Pentaverate)\nAnd it's just brings back nostalgic memories by just hearing his voice as Shrek again in 2022!https://twitter.com/Papapishu/status/1523039521691951104\u00a0\u2026— Woody and Daffy Duck (Daniel) (@Woody and Daffy Duck (Daniel)) 1651982467
Today I watched Mike Myers' new show #Pentaverate. It's WILD, CRAZY, CHAOTIC, HILARIOUS, NOSTALGIC and everything it needs to be!\n\nIn one episode he's being chased by Bigfoot and Shrek comes to his rescue, while I'm a believer is playing in the background.— Zyon Baxter (@Zyon Baxter) 1651804512
I don't care about the reviews for The Pentaverate. It's based off one of the funniest jokes from So I Married an Axe Murderer and it's got Debi Mazar. That is literally all I want from anything.— Jason Diamond (@Jason Diamond) 1651856082
Anyway, if you're looking for another reason to watch The Pentaverate, here's one, maybe.
It apparently ends the mystery of what Mike Myers', um, junk looks like.
Having watched The Pentaverate in total I think it\u2019s the most committed Mike Myers has ever been to a project. You get to see his dick and balls.— mod of r/pentaverate (@mod of r/pentaverate) 1651964757
So there's that!
You can watch the official trailer for The Pentaverate here:
The Pentaverate | Official Trailer | Netflixwww.youtube.com