Happy Dethemberween

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"He's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman, and he'll make your dreams come true."

The true meaning of Decemberween is... the Thnikkaman?

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Sad, The Cheat, Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, The Poopsmith, Pom Pom, Coach Z, The King of Town, Strong Mad, Marzipan, Bubs/The Thnikkaman, Homsar

Date: Monday, December 17, 2007

Running Time: 2:51

Page Title: Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf

Transcript

{Front view of the downstairs TV, a Christmas special plays on the TV. The characters appear to be made of felt. We see Brundo as tears fall from his eyes.}

BRUNDO: {dejected} Oh, I lost all my magics.

ELF: Don't you see? The magic of Decemberween is inside everyone!

{The TV cuts to a shot of a Sheriff, with Brundo and the Elf visible in the background.}

SHERIFF: And so they returned the sword of St. Olaf to its rightful owner, and discovered the true meaning of Decemberween. Buh-buh-buh-buh-bye, kids!

{Sheriff exits the scene, cut to a blue screen with snowflakes on it, as "The End!" appears on the screen.}

{Cut to a view of The Couch, with every main character (except Homsar and Bubs) sitting on or around it.}

STRONG SAD: Can someone please explain again what a mystical sword has to do with Decemberween?

{Cut to a close-up of Homestar sitting on the floor.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You heard that nasty ol' puppet! The magic of Decemberween is inside all of us!

{Cut to Strong Bad, sitting on the couch with Strong Sad behind him.}

STRONG SAD: Then I suppose you're gonna to tell us—

{Cut back to the view of the whole couch.}

{Stong Bad begins singing, accompanied by music, doing hand motions as he sings.}

STRONG BAD: {Singing} It happens each Decemberween though some would say it doesn't.
The best thing that you've ever seen, even better than your hot cousin!

{Music stops.}

MARZIPAN: Better than Deborah?

STRONG BAD: {talking normally} Oh, maybe not better than Deborah. {slower and more sultry} Ooh, Deborah.

STRONG BAD: {singing} I'm talking about a magic man, who defies the laws of physics.
He turns Decemberween into DeTHemberween!

STRONG SAD: Tell us, man, who is it?

STRONG BAD: He's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman, and he'll make your dreams come true.
No, there ain't no beatin' that holiday feelin', when he says "Shut up" to you.

THE THNIKKAMAN: Yeah, shut up, kid!

STRONG BAD: When the sun goes down, he creeps into town, and borrows your hedge clippers.
And while you're sleeping, safe and sound, he puts blank media in your slippers!

COACH Z: It was 8-Tracks in my day!

STRONG BAD: Sometimes he'll cold call random kids with discount travel packages!

STRONG BAD: {talking} Las Vegas? For 20 dollars a night? Thanks, Dethemberween Thnikkaman!

SHERIFF: Yes, he's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman. Flying through the night in an unmarked van. You never know what he'll bring us when you hear those high-pitched singers!

SINGERS: Here comes the Dethemberween Thnikkaman!

ALL CHARACTERS: He's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman, oh, and he'll make your dreams come true!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Do-Do-La-Do-Do-Do-Doo!

STRONG BAD: {Singing} There ain't no ceilin' on that holiday feelin',

ALL CHARACTERS: When he says "Shut up" to you!

THE THNIKKAMAN: Yeah, shut up! To one and all o' dang y'all!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh, just so we're all on the same page here, we are just talking about Bubs with a piece of paper taped to his chest, right? You guys? Bubs? Paper tape? Anybody?

{With one final note, the words "yeah, shut up! to one and all o' dang y'all!" appear in a night sky, written in stars. The word "back" is written in cursive in the lower left corner.}

Easter Eggs

• At the end, click on "dang" to play on the Homsar chimes.

Fun Facts

Explanations

• Cold calling is the practice of making sales calls to potential customers who were not expecting one.
• $\mbox{DVD}\pm\div\sqrt{~~}~\mbox{RW}$ is a play on DVD±RW, a shorthand term for a DVD burner that handles both common types of recordable media.

Trivia

• The knob on the Telebision has been updated from its previous appearance.

Remarks

• This toon points out that not only does Marzipan have a cousin, but a female one at that, possibly referencing the fact that, so far, she is the only female character.
• The trees in the scenery of the television show are Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes.
• In the Easter egg, The Homsar chimes play G, F, E, and D from left to right, which correspond to the tonal 5, 4, 3, and 2 in the key of the toon's song. However, during the toon they play D/F—one chime plays two pitches, somehow—G, A, and B.
• The brass run played while the horn appears on-screen is near the extreme low end of the instrument's range.
• There is a treble clef hidden in the horn's tubing.
• The Homsar chimes and the Thnikkaman singers are both instances of twin characters.
• Strong Bad's description of the meaning of Decemberween here defies its meaning in A Decemberween Pageant.
• This marks the first time any character has identified The Thnikkaman as Bubs. It had been a running gag since his first appearance to wonder about his true identity.
• The Dethemberween Thnikkaman's "unmarked van" is very clearly marked with his signature "tH" symbol on the side.
• Near the beginning, Strong Sad's eyes seem further apart than usual.
• When Strong Bad answers the Thnikkaman's phone call he reaches underneath his desk to answer, making one assume he keeps his phone on the floor, as Strong Bad's desk has no drawers.

Goofs

• The right bow of The Thnikkaman's cool shades is missing during one scene of this toon.

Fixed Goofs

• When the toon was first released, clicking on "dang" just replayed the toon from the beginning.

Inside References

• Strong Bad's lab coat is from technology.
• The Thnikkaman's flying bologna van is actually the same van that Bubs himself used in Weclome Back.
• Strong Mad is wearing the same sweater as from Homestar Presents: Presents.
• At one point, The King of Town, Strong Sad, Homestar, and Coach Z all appear from behind Strong Mad, similar to how The Cheat, Homestar, Strong Mad, Bubs, and Coach Z all appear from behind Strong Bad in Some Stupid Turkey.
• Senor Cardgage was previously mentioned to drive an unmarked van in Fan Costumes '06.
• The Thnikkaman's pose when he is skating is the same one as Bubs' "Zzzzziiiiiiiip!" pose when he stands on one foot on the conveyor belt in the chair.
• Deborah was previously mentioned in senior prom

Real-World References

• Saint Olaf is a real-life saint after whom towns, colleges, and many other things have been named.