Babe | 1995
Pigs Are Food

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Babe
Babe | 1995
Starring: Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, See all
Directed by: Chris Noonan

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

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Duchess the Cat : Oh, do forgive me for scratching you, dear.
I got a bit carried away. It's a cat thing.
Babe: Oh. Well-
[ Chuckles ] But oh--
Duchess the Cat : Feeling good about tomorrow, are you?
Babe: Mm-hmm. It should be all right, I think.
Duchess the Cat : I probably shouldn't say this, but I'm not sure if you realize how much the other animals are laughing at you for this sheepdog business.
Babe: Why would they do that?
Duchess the Cat : Well, they say that you've forgotten that you're a pig. Isn't that silly?
They even say that you don't know what pigs are for.
Babe: What do you mean?
Duchess the Cat : You know... why pigs are here.
Babe: Why are any of us here?
Duchess the Cat : Well, the cow's here to be milked.
The dogs are here to help the boss's husband with the sheep.
And I'm here to be beautiful and affectionate to the boss.
Babe: Yes?
Duchess the Cat : [ Sighs ]
The fact is that pigs don't have a purpose.
Just like ducks don't have a purpose.
Babe: I don't-
Duchess the Cat : All right, for you own sake, I'll be blunt.
Why do the bosses keep ducks? To eat them.
So why do the bosses keep a pig?
The fact is that animals that don't seem to have a purpose really do have a purpose.
The bosses have to eat. It's probably the most noble purpose of all when you come to think about it.
Babe: They eat pigs?
Duchess the Cat : Pork, they call it. Or bacon.
They only call them pigs when they're alive.
Babe: But, uh, I'm a sheep pig!
Duchess the Cat : [ Chuckles ]
The boss's husband's just playing a little game with you.
Believe me, sooner or later, every pig gets eaten.
That's the way the world works.
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