Departures (2008–…): Season 2, Episode 10 - Madagascar - full transcript

In order to meet the King in the village of Vohipeno, Scott and Justin have to take a long train ride through the rain forest and bring gifts for the kingdom. Along with a Rooster and Rabbit aptly named "Pancakes" and "Waffles", they make their way through Madagascar where they find lemurs, climb the jagged cliffs in Tsingy and develop friendships with a village full of chanting kids.

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(film reel whirling)

(gentle drum music)

- [Scott] We've flown east
across the Mozambique Channel

from Zambia to Madagascar.

- [Justin] On that island is some

of the most interesting creatures,

plants, insects this world has to offer.

- [Scott] The differences
between Morocco, Libya,

and Zambia are staggering,

not surprisingly based on the
size of Africa's landmass.

- [Justin] Being in Africa,
we had their safari,



but there's something missing

and I think it's in Madagascar.

(low guitar strumming)

(bright music)
- After traveling the world

for a year,

Justin and I were charged
with a whole new energy.

- [Justin] As I got further
away from my old life,

I started to realize that
this is where I need to be.

This is now my lifestyle.

- [Scott] One day I hope to
say that I've seen the world,

but that day is not here yet.

(bright upbeat music)

- We've come to Madagascar

to try to expand our view of Africa.



The idea for us on this trip
is to explore the unexplored.

It's far more familiar than
I'd like to ever recognize.

We have a breakdown, we're
stuck at the side of the road.

- Small little town here
it's early, early morning,

and just figured it's Saturday.

Let's see what the people are up to.

And there's a guy with the meat.

Look at this guy.

That's what you call slitty heading.

Come with me, I don't
know where he went to.

- There's a bit of a theme
developing with Justin and I,

and that's going to these places

that we know very little about.

That's the one that will no longer work.

- Can I see them?

There's very few things I
do know about Madagascar.

They speak French here,
which will be interesting

because my French really, really sucks.

Bonjour?
- Bonjour.

- I can't really speak French,

I can just say enough

to really make yourself look
even more stupid than normal.

I keep on wanting to say hola. (laughs)

But it doesn't work here.

(gentle music)

(singing in foreign language)

You guys dance?

- Albert here is able to fix.

Good job by the way.

- Yes.
- (speaks foreign language)

Able, to fix the fan belt.

- Scott, what's the update?

- (indistinct) new belt's on.

- As usual, the drivers allow me

to do the bare minimum help but,

- No, I did the bare minimum.

(Scott laughing)

- Too shit.

- [Justin] We gotta make some miles.

(bright music)

We decided to leave the
capitol city of Antananarivo.

After coming from Zambia,

we knew that Madagascar was
gonna have a lot to live up to

as far as wildlife was concerned.

Take this enormous piece
of land off of Africa

millions of years ago and
push it hundreds and hundreds

and hundreds of miles out
into the Indian Ocean,

unfettered and unaltered by
any kind of human presence

for the longest time,

you're left with plants and animals

and insects and reptiles

that you really can't find
anywhere else on earth.

That kind of truly unique place

is one of the many reasons why

we wanted to come here and see it.

- This is just a beautiful farm

'cause it's a bunch of different crops

that are all terraced

and they're all like
different water gardens,

there's rice over here.

- I never expected anything like this.

This almost seems like the garden of Eden.

I just look at this and like this kind of

completely blows my mind as
far as what it looks like.

(gentle music)

- [Scott] This isn't just a cool place,

but it's also the main road

to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park,

which is where we're heading next.

One of the most well-known national parks

in all of Madagascar for
the landscape that's there.

- I think the biggest reason
for me to come to Madagascar

is honestly to see lemurs.

I've seen them in zoos and stuff,

but I've never got to actually
get real close to them.

- You can see above me is

a complete rainbow ring around the sun.

- Time to celebrate whatever
this is, we have no idea.

It's a rainbow around the sun.

Gotta mean good luck.

When you look at Madagascar
compared to Africa,

it looks like this tiny little island.

Once you get here and
you start to realize that

this is a big, big Island.

Luckily when you rent a car
here, it comes with a driver.

And luckily our driver, Albert has been

phenomenal driving these roads.

- I wouldn't even say
that we're in a town,

it's more of just a junction of two roads

that come together.

- It's nice to just
kind of take that break

and stretch a leg and
just kind of visit them.

(bright music)

(children chattering)

- Looks like you just foot
up and over it I guess.

- Yeah.

I got (indistinct) all of this.

(children laughing)

(indistinct)

She's like, "Do you like
these ninja moves, Scott?"

That's a five out of 10, dude.

You got honestly, some
acrobatic style from here.

(children laughing)

I'll give you a B for effort,

I need to give you a D style.

Fair enough?

You still pass it.

Those are grades I used
to get at school though.

And look where I am now.

(children cheering)

- It's taken us about 10 hours

from Antananarivo to get to this point.

We're standing in the
middle of Avenue des Baobab,

aptly named because of these BaoBab trees.

It's so unique to be able to
see these bow BaoBab trees.

This is one of the only places on earth

you can see this particular
species of Baobab tree as well.

(gentle music)

In some cases, the
biggest ones like this one

are pushing 1,000 years old.

- (indistinct) and push it over.

It's not easy Scott.

This was a help.

- Oh, sorry.

Can you imagine like even
in the middle of a hurricane

this thing would not even budge.

- That's the only thing was Madagascar.

It has some very unique plants and animals

and insects and reptiles
that can only be found here.

- And like the chameleon
and things like the lemur

that you just can't find
anywhere else on earth.

They're isolated solely on this

one big chunk of land in Indian Ocean.

We've seen our first chameleon here

and the kids at the side of
the road here actually have

a pet chameleon.

- (speaking foreign language)

- A wild looking animal.

Oh, the (indistinct) bumps down his spine.

Wow. (laughs)

Like you can do anything to me.

He doesn't like it.
(Justin laughing)

- Do it again.

- He likes it.

- He doesn't like it.

Does he have a name?

My name's Carl, I'm a chameleon.

- He's little hands and
claws can really grip.

- [Justin] He's really pinching your skin.

- [Scott] It's gonna take
another six to seven hours

from this point to traverse the last

190 200 kilometers.

Do the math and it means that this is one

really, really bad road.

(upbeat music)

Have you driven this road before?

- Yes.

- How much longer do you think?

- 150 kilometers (indistinct).

- Wow, five hours.

And it's really hot too that's the thing.

- As you travel away from North America

you start to realize that

the roads aren't highways

and they ain't paved and
they're bumpy and rough.

Are you worried about
this go on splish splash.

- (giggles) No.

- [Justin] No, no splish splash.

- No splish splash.

- This one big barge is actually

a couple of separate ones

and they've built this barge across.

- I think it should be okay.

It it's pretty sturdy.

(boat engine roaring)

Five mortars are running right now.

Full steam ahead.

- We don't want no (indistinct)
crews on the river.

Their whisper quiet.

- Its a very peaceful ride on the boat.

- I have to tell you about your future.

(bright music)

- [Scott] We're here at the very end

of the warm season, the dry season,

as a result the river
is also at its lowest.

We just felt the boat just
come to a really quick stop.

A couple of the guys have
hopped into the water

which is less than waist deep right now.

No problem.

That's why it's good that Alberta's drive.

It's one river crossing
down one left to go.

- It's hot man.

Am I in Africa.

- Serves this right to come at rush hour.

- One of the hardest things
I find with traveling is that

this really wears you out.

Tossed around, and smacked in the window,

trying to sleep and your
head's just hitting shit.

- We've reached the second river

and this will be the second
and final ferry crossing.

This one actually looks
in a lot better shape

than the first one we did.

- If this is what it's gonna be like

the whole time traveling this country

it's gonna be tough, real tough.

(elated music)

Out of the track.

To get fruit you need fruit.

Who's throwing it up.

Oh, that was a good one.

Hey, I got one down.

And it it hits the dog in the head.

(indistinct).

I think he'll eat it I hope (indistinct)

and I know it's probably
gonna make me sick.

I'm gonna get sick.

You don't eat that, do you?

Can I eat this one?

That's a sour one too.

There's mangoes up in this tree

I don't have the ability
to get fresh mangoes.

These guys are eating fresh mangoes

with smiles on their face.

(upbeat music)

- School milk.

I'm not keen (indistinct) having milk

(indistinct) sitting there
with he heat all day.

This is the kind of place

you can sink your teeth in,

- Oh yeah, dude I already saw that.

- And the limited supplies,

they have a full candy shop.

- You've had these before.

- No.
- These are fantastic.

Do you have a box of this?

She like, "I could just
eat that whole thing."

Dude, they are just like these chocolate

surprise in your mouth.

(indistinct) half of it go to kids

and half of it go to this
department right here.

They are wafers, are they?

Dre (indistinct).

Two each?

- Yeah, I'll take two.

- Enjoy the mangoes.

Enjoy.

- So we're on the last stretch now.

We've got a little over an hour

until we get into Grand Tsingy

and we'll be as far into
the park as we can get.

It's been a long day on
the road, but we made it.

- We don't have lemurs right now,

but we we got puppies and we got puppies.

And we got puppies.

- This area here we've
been told is okay to camp

and this puppy will probably
want to pee on my leg so,

- [Justin] Just let him
do what he needs to do.

- [Scott] No, sorry.

- [Justin] You puppy have
permission to (indistinct).

- The sign right there indicates

that we're right at the edge
of Grand Tsingy National Park.

So it's not too far beyond this point.

This is a good enough spot
to make camp for the night.

We're right beside a tiny little village.

- I'm excited.

- Get to do some hiking,

maybe see some wildlife.

- Lemurs.

- Plus we get it on the river.

- Lemurs.

- That's wild life.

- Lemurs.

- This marks the end of
a hell of a long day.

Don't want to even think
about the drive back

at this point.

Tomorrow is all about just getting

into what we came this far for,

you know explore the park

and tonight we sleep well.

- The sun is up and we were
heading into a Grand Tsingy

where more of the dramatic rock is

also to get in and see some
truly unique wildlife as well.

Just a few steps into the
bush, we saw our first lemur.

There's a mama and baby there.

- And what about this one?

This is why

we struggled through
that car ride yesterday

was to see these guys.

And they're not disappointing us one bit.

- These aren't even actually
lemurs they're sifaka,

but the same group of family.

- He's aware of her presence,

but we're trying to be
as quiet as possible.

That is sick

Gap that thing like
nobody's business, dude.

That's a 12 foot gap.

- It's really impressing to
see these things in action

and just see them jump from tree to tree

and it was really cool to see them

clear that kind of
distance in a single bound.

Kind of hard to realize at first,

but as you start to walk
into the edge of the forest

it blends so well into these big rocks.

You start to catch a
glimpse up and you realize

that you're starting to
actually get into the Tsingy.

This is the start of it here.

(upbeat music)

- We were told that this area
gets really, really rocky

and there's some cliff
you can kind of fall off.

So pretty smart that we
brought these for safety.

- I don't think we're really
going to get much of an idea

of what this place looks
like until we get up top.

- This climb is not as easy as it looks.

The rocks really, really jagged.

You really got to watch your footing.

This is the top, thank God.

But it's worth it.

You look around, it's an
absolute forest of jagged rock,

700 square kilometers.

- It is spectacular,
million years old limestone.

That's just been weathered away

by rain and wind and left alone.

- Is that a lemur?

You see him (indistinct).

- That actually is a lemur.

- Look at those eyes man.

- We found a really,
this is a proper lemur,

frozen there like a deer in headlights.

- [Justin] Its chilling on the tree.

- Look like a shrunken head.

(Justin laughing)

So we're really lucky that
Albert has such good eyes.

It's like a little baby dinosaur.

- He is changing color
right in front of our eyes.

- It's colors, half and half.

One side of him is white,

the other half is kind of a brown color.

Just the way his eyes move around

that just such an incredible creature.

- Let's get him off the road

so nobody runs him over.

- [Scott] I agree.

What are these (indistinct).

Insect.

- [Albert] Insect, yes.

- Venomous.

- [Albert] No, no.

- [Scott] This is what I'm talking about.

You put down one crazy
animal that only exists here

and then you turn your head
and there's another one.

Welcome to Madagascar.

After we left the West coast

we were bugging our driver Albert

about where to go see more wildlife.

And he kept mentioning a
place called Ranomafana.

One of the more popular parks

and one of the biggest
parks in all of Madagascar.

So we started heading down there.

(bright music)

- Scott's taking care
of the gas situation.

We are at a fuel,

I got two feet and a heartbeat

and I can go to the crews

and see what everybody's
up to this morning.

Bonjour.

Talk to the hand.

That's what I got.

Bonjour.

- [Man] (Speaking foreign language)

- Hey, he is the coal
man he has (indistinct).

That guy is all about riding
bicycles, wearing a red shirt.

This guy's all about the free ride.

- Restaurants are still closed right now.

So this is how you end up

getting breakfast most of the time,

we're lucky to have a
somewhat modern style

gas station here at this little town.

So let's go get breakfast.

- What is this?

- (speaking foreign language)

- I'm assuming it's some sort of fish.

What's (indistinct) fish so much.

I'm gonna buy mil and sushi,

get breakfast for Scott.

- We do have probably some crackers.

What you think about wafers,

these.
- Biscuits.

- Are they good?

Yeah.

I'm just so old.

- I know you've been complaining

about how you haven't
had fresh food and while.

It's sushi I don't eat sushi.

You have to eat it.

Do you know I bought it for you.

- I don't know what it is, but it's not.

Tastes like burnt rice
with a bit of sugar.

- I thought it was fish.

- Rice and

pistas

- Pistachio.
- Yes.

- (indistinct).

- [Albert] (indistinct).

- Hey, that's probably not
a smart place to sleep.

- [Justin] Do you know what his name is?

- Speed bump.

- Speed bump you gotta move.

It's okay 'cause he can
sit there and get ran over.

And I'll dogs go to heaven,
but that's not today.

That's okay.

You are going to heaven, but not today.

Since the fish cake thing went sour,

had to resort to our regular diet.

This is actually a treat
for me for breakfast.

It's pudding.

Chocolate pudding.

- This my breakfast, coffee.

(bright music)

Today we're making up more miles.

We've crossed from the West coast

all the way over to the
East coast of the country.

We're gonna be in Ranomafana National Park

in just a couple of hours.

Obviously the terrain
has changed quite a bit.

We've gone from dry, low
lands into the highlands

and by the time we get over to Ranomafana

it's gonna be complete rainforest.

- It's near (indistinct)
right now about the smart car

and how it's gonna save the environment.

Well, we have found a car
that's smarter than that.

It's a wooden car.

There's no flat tires, no broken fan belts

any kind of breakdown to this thing.

(children chattering)

Now the biggest is the turn on the hill

and there (indistinct). (laughs)

That's the way you drive like that.

We're making more miles
than we were in our won car.

This (indistinct) fuel
efficient right here.

(dog barking)

- That's the best
vehicle I have ever seen.

I mean, it's actually used
for more practical purposes.

Usually they'll stack
huge amounts of wood on it

to be able to take them through town.

But this is a hell of a lot more fun.

Oh yeah, I see why you need this.

(indistinct chattering)

(people cheering)

(gentle music)

- [Justin] Are they turning up the soil?

- [Albert] Yes, (indistinct).

- Turning it up so you
can planting something.

The cattle must be really confused,

so like, "Okay you want
us to go in this way?"

Okay, we got here and then like they say,

"Do you want to go back?"

- [Scott] (indistinct) back again.

- [Justin] Then you wanna go back again.

- You know it's causing
dissension in the ranks

because look at the way
these two are fighting.

(dog barking)

It's just constant action.

It's people hard at work
everywhere you look.

- Do a fun job.

These kids are having a blast.

They're all covered in mud.

Scott, why don't you jump in?

- Yeah, it's like watching the County fair

it's monotonous work,

but they're making some fun out of it.

- Gateway to Ranomafana,

the central rain forest of Madagascar.

Lots of wildlife, lots of things to see.

That's what we're hoping for.

We're here to get a better
glimpse of the lemurs.

We saw a few, but the more you see

the more you want to see.

(dramatic music)

We've got a couple of guys helping us out.

One is Pierre who's our guide

is sticking close to us

and kind of explaining what things are.

And the other guy, Jonah, he is gone.

He took off about five
seconds after we met him.

He was just like, "Hi, my name is Jonah,"

Boom and he's basically a spotter.

- As soon as we come
over the guy, he's like,

"Right there is a," (indistinct) I'm out.

- It's like trying to track
the predator. (laughs)

He's here somewhere.

(teeth gnashing)

(gentle music)

Now you see why we have a guide?

It's not exactly a well marked trail.

Just like the rest of Africa,

you take two steps into the rain forest

and the animals are just everywhere.

All you have to do is open your eyes.

(indistinct)

- [Pierre] Yes, not too tight.

- So what type of, (laughs)

Of course he got ticked
off with me and he bit me.

- Snakes are known to bite.

Let me see your hand.

- He just got ticked off and he's like,

(gentle music)

- The first lemur.

And the make and model
of this lemur is what?

- It's a brown lemur according to Pierre.

- [Justin] Even though it's white.

- Scott] I know.

- Using this as a way
to get their attention.

It seems to work.

- (indistinct) he appears.

How did you get behind us?

Jonah's showed up.

We've also found a small chameleon.

- Jonah, I got one question.

He's gone isn't it he?

- Yes.

- [Scott] This probably gives
you a bit of perspective

of just how tiny this chameleon is.

This is incredible.

(suspenseful music)

- Jonah has found a bamboo lemur.

- Every step of the way we
go we see different species.

- It just goes to show you
how much diversity there is

in this rainforest,

species of animals and sex plants,

you can come across within
(indistinct) calmer hike.

- Right above us is the
golden bamboo lemur.

That's one of the most rare

and hardest to find
lemurs only exists here

in Ranomafana National Park.

- It looks like a Jonah
has found something else.

He's just a period of the woodwork.

This is the crater bamboo lemur

and it's one of the biggest
of the whole species.

Their main diet consists of bamboo.

Hence why they're called the bamboo lemur.

This the main reason
why I personally wanted

to come to Madagascar is
check out these lemurs

and to see so many
different species types.

It's just amazing to see some
of these really rare lemurs.

I can't ask for a better trip so far.

(upbeat music)

- Our driver Albert he's Malagasy

and being a driver he's been
around the country many times.

One place he's been
talking about quite a bit

is a village on the central
East coast of Madagascar.

How do you get to the village?

Drive or train?

- A train.

- They still have a King?

- [Albert] Yes.

- He's till alive.

- (indistinct) King.

- Really?
- Yes.

- That can be kind of cool.

It's like a small kingdom with a King

- All you know is if you do see a King

or Queen or any royalty,
usually bring them a gift.

So I'm on a train ride tomorrow

we should probably pick
up something for 'em.

- Just to say (speaking foreign language).

- Rice and (indistinct).

- So animal.

- Animal, yes.

- Anything to drink.

- Rum.
- Rum.

- Yes.

- We need to pick rum and
wee need to pick up animals.

- I don't know how we're
gonna find animal (indistinct)

a train right, it's not making sense

to find animals at train stops.

- You remember India, the
train stations were a zoo.

- Yeah.

(bright music)

- We're here in the town of Fianarantsoa

and from here we hop on a train.

It's supposed to be amazing scenery

and still very much a useful train

because it accesses all these villages.

- It's nice to get on a train, man.

You just get in a train,
the train do all the work

which lacks a little bit,

get off when you wanna get off.

- (speaks foreign language)

- Albert, take care.

- Okay.

- We'll see you.

- Se you (indistinct).

- Yes.

- It was sad saying goodbye to Albert.

I think he started bonding with
us and became good friends.

It's (indistinct) say goodbye to people,

but he's going to miss this.

- This is one of the few
still functioning railroads

in all of Madagascar.

As you're going along the train line,

people are coming out to have a look at it

and whether they're waving

or just staring at it

or stopping their work and
watching what they're doing.

- Fairly, you can bring
livestock on this train.

If I knew that I would have brought

some was my own roosters
or I mean a cow or a pig.

So we're gonna be on this
for seven or eight hours.

The hope is that tonight
we're gonna make it to

a nice little village on the East Coast

and there actually is a
ruler there that they refer

to as a King.

So for us to show up there

and hopefully be allowed
to actually stay with them.

We ought to bring something.

We gotta bring a gift of some sorts.

Roscoe rooster.

Things are turning up here,

wheels are in motion.

Maybe by the end of this train ride,

I may have a rooster.

- The train goes through the villages

and the villagers bring
the market to the train.

So you might (indistinct).

- You could buy lobsters,
you could buy fish,

you could buy bananas, plantain.

We've got bunny.

How much for the bunny?

(speaks foreign language)

- (speaks foreign language)

- 70,000,

$70 or so.

Unless he lays Easter eggs

that's a little pricey for a rabbit.

Done. (laughs)

I (indistinct).

His name is Pancakes.

Hello, everybody I'm Pancakes.

Say hello to Pancakes.

- Ready to go.

- Say hello to him.

He's part of the group
now, he's part of the team.

- Hello.

- Pancakes.

- Hello Pancakes.

Give him a banana.

- Is that for him, the rabbit.

(indistinct).

Let's go.

(whistle blowing)

- That's a call to get back on,

but they're selling everything here.

So Justin's got a rabbit

as a gift for the village
we're gonna visit.

- We got Roscoe the rooster,
Pancakes, the rabbit,

Roscoe this is Pancakes, Pancakes Roscoe.

(bright music)

Whole thing about taking
a train and it was an idea

that Scott and I had talked about.

If you took this train
ride, you could see a lot

of beautiful scenery.

The train goes through 90 kilometers

of the country that can
only be seen by this train.

- We're about halfway
through our trip right now.

And we are in Madio Ranoe.

Always wanted to get here.

- Pankcakes.

- Every time you pull into a station,

there's always new food or new animals.

- (speaking foreign language)

- [Justin] Pancakes,
he's thinking about it.

- Here we've got an even
wider variety of stuff.

It's time to get some very late breakfast.

Okay, so we've got a bit of

a makeshift pasta sandwich on a baguette.

Good enough for me at this point.

Almost missed it.

Grab a water.

- Pancakes do you want any of this?

Me and you will share.

(indistinct).

- Justin's picked up a rabbit.

I'm not sure what they'll do with it,

but I'd rather pick something up

that they can actually use or eat.

It's all bananas.

Lots of bananas.

- Pancake you see anything interesting?

What's that?

Can I buy (speaking foreign language).

No.

This one here.

This one here.

This is gonna be a bit of a
chase though to try to get it.

Now that looks like a decent specimen.

- (speaking foreign language)

- Merci.

- What do we have here.

What did you pick up?

You've got a name for him?

We've got Pancakes.

- [Scott] Waffles.

- Waffles, and Pancakes, there we go.

They both sound delicious.

So yours, here's a gift
(indistinct) do whatever.

This was a gift for the (indistinct).

- Why'd you name him
something so delicious?

That's what I asked.

The sun is just about to set

and we've got our gifts ready

for the village.

Now we're gonna have to walk

from the train station,
close to the village,

but we still need to pick
up three liters of rum.

(gentle music)

- Look who is knocking.

Pancakes and Waffles.

All right, welcome to your new home.

There you go.

We turned this hotel into
an actual barnyard now.

It's a pretty interesting night.

I really happy how this turned out.

- Well, let's hope that the
village is happy for us,

- Non-edible gifts.

No one's eating Pancakes,
no one's eating Waffles.

(bright music)

We've arrived to finally
visit the village of Voki Pano

and we've been allowed to
have a visit with the King.

Well, apparently we bought her gifts,

but the thing is can't
introduce the rabbit

since original Muslims who came here

never introduced rabbits to the village.

So to do it now is not a good idea.

Since we're not allowed to
talk directly to the King

we'll have to speak to them
through an interpreter.

When did he first become King?

- (speaking foreign language)

- 1989.

- How many family members does he have?

- (speaking foreign language).

There are about 20 people in
his family, his own family.

- It's traditional when you're
here and you offer the rum

the King asks you to drink with him.

It's time for us to go

and visit the village a little bit more

and just see what everybody's up to.

My first time with a royalty.

You drink with a royalty
every time you drink with me.

- Exactly, (indistinct) prince.

(gentle music)

Having pancakes be denied
from the royal residence

here has probably put a smile

on Justin's face more than anything else,

but he loves animals, he loves pancakes.

The animal and the food.

Bonjour.

- [All] Bonjour.

- (speaking foreign language)

What else (speaking foreign language)

- [All] (speaking foreign language)

Say, "Hi Andre."

- Say, "Hi Andre."

- Hi. Andre.

(children chattering)

- Easy Jazo beast.

(children screaming)

(bright music)

- This I find funny.

Instead of like a door with a doggy door,

you've got the door and you've
got the chicken door here.

(speaking foreign language)

This house belongs to the gentleman here.

- Yes, yes it's house.

- [Scott] Was he born here?

- Around 1914.

- 1914?

Wow.
(upbeat music)

- Well, we have leftover pancakes.

Ask the kids,

if I gave this rabbit to any of them,

which one would eat it him.

- (indistinct chattering)

- Tell them that non of
them will get the rabbit.

- (speaking foreign language)

(Justin laughing)

I got you.

(gentle music)

You all wanna see Pancakes, Pancakes.

This is Pancakes.

This is Pancakes.

Pancakes, this is the crew.

You wanna carry him?

(girl giggling)

- (speaking foreign language)

- Oh Pancakes.

- [All] Pancakes.

- Oh Pancakes.

And we're not gonna eat him.

- [Girl] (mumbles)

- Because he's not tasty

- (mumbles) (laughs).

- He is not tasty.

Don't it him.

You love him.

- (mumbles).

- You love you.

- (mumbles)

- You don't eat him.

- You don't eat him.

- You love him.

Ashley here has been sharp as a tack

and she's really smart girl.

So we decided that she's
the one who's gonna

take care of Pancakes for me.

Kingdom on Pancakes so
Ashley is gonna get him.

It's sad too see Pancakes go,

but I have a feeling that

he's in good hands with that girl.

The smile on her face is all I needed.

(gentle music)

- Got quite the entourage here.

- (indistinct).

- I would say, this is a pasi.

This is a pasi.

- And it keeps growing.

The further you walk down this village,

the bigger it gets.

(child giggling)

- Walking around, going
from place to place.

This particular tribe isn't
the largest in Madagascar,

but it's certainly one of the most unique,

still being ruled by a King

and being original descendants

of some of the very first settlers.

Heading up towards the church here.

It's on the hill overlooking
the rest of the village.

Coming into Madagascar,

we wanted something a
bit different from Zambia

and from Southern Africa.

And we couldn't have picked
a more unique place on earth

I don't think than Madagascar.

- All the parents have made
it back into the village.

So our job of babysitting is finished.

We've donated Pancakes
and Waffles and rum.

- Back to the main road.

- Back to the Main road.

- Bonjour.
- Bonjour.

- Bye-bye.

- Madagascar it has
some really tough roads

and they are really worn so part of it,

but at the same time

there's been some big rewards.

Hanging out with the King, Pancakes.

You know, I like hanging out with kids.

Definitely wanted to see the lemurs

and we saw a lot of species of lemurs.

(children chanting)

(children yelling)

- The main reasons we came here were

to see why this place is so unique.

And the very little we knew
about it was to be broadened.

You drop down into a country

and everything ends up being a surprise.

And nine times out of 10

those surprises are really positive ones.

(upbeat music)

- [Justin] Madagascar was a huge country

and very difficult to get around,

but around every corner and every bump

was a big payoff, a big reward.

You know, leaving Madagascar,

we accomplished the things
we want to see and do,

but we do have to say goodbye

and now we're heading to Chile.

Trading in my lemurs for penguins.

- [Scott] Chile represent
every geographic region

on earth aside from tropical.

It stretches from just
South of the equator

to the edge of Antarctica.