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*[[Wikipedia:Olaf II of Norway|Saint Olaf]] is a real-life saint after whom towns, colleges, and many other things have been named.
*[[Wikipedia:Olaf II of Norway|Saint Olaf]] is a real-life saint after whom towns, colleges, and many other things have been named.
*The TV special at the beginning is a parody of the numerous [[stop motion]] Christmas specials produced by [[Wikipedia:Rankin/Bass|Rankin/Bass]] such as 1964's ''[[Wikipedia:Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special)|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]]''.  The sheriff's voice is very similar to that of [[Wikipedia:Burl Ives|Burl Ives]], who voiced the similar-looking Sam the Snowman.
*The TV special at the beginning is a parody of the numerous [[stop motion]] Christmas specials produced by [[Wikipedia:Rankin/Bass|Rankin/Bass]] such as 1964's ''[[Wikipedia:Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special)|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]]''.  The sheriff's voice is very similar to that of [[Wikipedia:Burl Ives|Burl Ives]], who voiced the similar-looking Sam the Snowman.
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*The Dethemberween Thnikkaman's cry of "Yeah, shut up! To one and all o' dang y'all!" is a parody of Santa's final line in [[Wikipedia:A Visit from St. Nicholas|A Visit from St. Nicholas]]: "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
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*The Dethemberween Thnikkaman's cry of "Yeah, shut up! To one and all o' dang y'all!" is a parody of Santa's final line in [[Wikipedia:A Visit from St. Nicholas|The Night Before Christmas]]: "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
==External Links==
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Revision as of 18:58, 17 December 2007

Toon Category: Holiday Toon
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"He's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman, oh well he'll make your dreams come true..."

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

Cast (in order of appearance): Brundo the Decemberween Yak, 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.

Places: The Basement, The Classroom, The Field, The Office, The Brick Wall, Homestar Runner's House, Computer Room, Strong Bad's Room, Club Technochocolate (dance floor)

Date: Monday, December 17, 2007

Running Time: 2:51

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

Contents

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 BAD: Man, that's not what Decemberween's all about!

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

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

STRONG BAD: I'll tell you what Decemberween is all about!
STRONG SAD: {overlapping} ... what Decemberween is all about.

{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 Debora?

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

STRONG BAD: {singing} I'm talking about a magic man, who defies the laws of physics.

STRONG BAD: 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!

STRONG BAD: One, two, three!

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.

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 French horn appears on-screen is, at best, near the extreme low end of the instrument's range.
  • The Homsar chimes are another instance 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.

Inside References

  • One of the travel advertisements is for Scalding Lake.
  • 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.

Real-World References

  • Saint Olaf is a real-life saint after whom towns, colleges, and many other things have been named.
  • The TV special at the beginning is a parody of the numerous stop motion Christmas specials produced by Rankin/Bass such as 1964's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The sheriff's voice is very similar to that of Burl Ives, who voiced the similar-looking Sam the Snowman.
  • The Dethemberween Thnikkaman's cry of "Yeah, shut up! To one and all o' dang y'all!" is a parody of Santa's final line in The Night Before Christmas: "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

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