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The true meaning of [[Decemberween]] is... the Thnikkaman?
The true meaning of [[Decemberween]] is... the Thnikkaman?
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf#brundo|Brundo the Decemberween Yak]], [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf#elf|an Elf]], [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf#sheriff|a Sheriff]], {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{film|The Cheat}}, {{film|Homestar Runner}}, {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|The Poopsmith}}, {{film|Pom Pom}}, {{film|Coach Z}}, {{film|The King of Town}}, {{film|Strong Mad}}, {{film|Marzipan}}, {{film|Bubs}}/[[The Thnikkaman]], {{film|Lappy 486}}, {{film|Homsar}}
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf#brundo|Brundo the Decemberween Yak]], [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf#elf|an Elf]], [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak and the Sword of St. Olaf#sheriff|a Sheriff]], {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{film|The Cheat}}, {{film|Homestar Runner}}, {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|The Poopsmith}}, {{film|Pom Pom}}, {{film|Coach Z}}, {{film|The King of Town}}, {{film|Strong Mad}}, {{film|Marzipan}}, {{film|Bubs}}/[[The Thnikkaman]], {{film|Homsar}}
'''Places:''' [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]], [[The Classroom]], [[The Field]], [[The Office]], [[The Brick Wall]], [[Homestar Runner's House]], [[Computer Room]], [[Strong Bad's Room]]
'''Places:''' [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]], [[The Classroom]], [[The Field]], [[The Office]], [[The Brick Wall]], [[Homestar Runner's House]], [[Computer Room]], [[Strong Bad's Room]]
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==Transcript==
==Transcript==
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''{Front view of the downstairs TV, a Decemberween special plays on the TV. The characters appear to be made of felt, and the trees are holiday snack cakes. Brundo is shown as tears fall from his eyes.}''
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''{Front view of the downstairs TV, a Christmas special plays on the TV. The characters appear to be made of felt, and the trees are holiday snack cakes. We see Brundo as tears fall from his eyes.}''
'''BRUNDO:''' ''{dejected}'' Oh, I lost all my magics.
'''BRUNDO:''' ''{dejected}'' Oh, I lost all my magics.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Sometimes he'll cold call random kids with discount travel packages!
'''STRONG BAD:''' Sometimes he'll cold call random kids with discount travel packages!
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''{Strong Bad, sitting in front of the Lappy 486, answers a ringing phone}''
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'''THE THNIKKAMAN:''' ''{speaking unintelligibly}''
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'''THE THNIKKAMAN:''' ''{faintly and muffled}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{talking}'' Las Vegas? For 20 dollars a night? Thanks, Dethemberween Thnikkaman!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{talking}'' Las Vegas? ''{bangs fist on the Lappy three times}'' For 20 dollars a night? Thankth, Dethemberween Thnikkaman!
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'''THE THNIKKAMAN:''' ''{faintly and muffled}'' Yeah, shut up kid!
'''THE THNIKKAMAN:''' ''{faintly and muffled}'' Yeah, shut up kid!
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'''SHERIFF:''' Yes, he's the Dethemberween Thnikkaman. Flying through the night in an unmarked van.
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'''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!
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''{Cut to Bubs in the [[Baloney Sammich Truck]], with white paint sloppily placed over the display and "tH" written over the paint}''
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'''SHERIFF:''' You never know what he'll bring us when you hear those high-pitched singers!
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'''SINGERS:''' ''{singing}'' Here comes the Dethemberween Thnikkaman!
'''SINGERS:''' ''{singing}'' Here comes the Dethemberween Thnikkaman!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Do-do-la-do-do-do-doo!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Do-do-la-do-do-do-doo!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Singing}'' No, there ain't no ceilin' on that holiday feelin',
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Singing}'' There ain't no ceilin' on that holiday feelin',
'''ALL CHARACTERS:''' When he says "Shut up" to you!
'''ALL CHARACTERS:''' When he says "Shut up" to you!
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
*[[Wikipedia:Cold calling|Cold calling]] is the practice of making sales calls to potential customers who were not expecting one.
*[[Wikipedia:Cold calling|Cold calling]] is the practice of making sales calls to potential customers who were not expecting one.
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*DVD±÷√RW is a play on [[Wikipedia:DVD±RW|DVD±RW]], a shorthand term for a DVD burner that handles both common types of recordable media.
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*<math>\mbox{DVD}\pm\div\sqrt{~~}~\mbox{RW}</math> is a play on [[Wikipedia:DVD±RW|DVD±RW]], a shorthand term for a DVD burner that handles both common types of recordable media.
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
*The [[Telebision]] has been updated from its previous appearance.
*The [[Telebision]] has been updated from its previous appearance.
*This is the first Decemberween toon not to have a title card.
*This is the first Decemberween toon not to have a title card.
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "Strong Bad describes what Dethemberween is all about."
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
*The trees in the scenery of the television show are Little Debbie [http://www.littledebbie.com/products/ChristmasCakes.asp Christmas Tree Cakes].
*The trees in the scenery of the television show are Little Debbie [http://www.littledebbie.com/products/ChristmasCakes.asp Christmas Tree Cakes].
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*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&mdash;one chime somehow plays two pitches&mdash;G, A, and B.
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*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&mdash;one chime somehow plays two pitches&mdash;G, A, and B.
*The brass run played while the [[Wikipedia:Horn (instrument)|horn]] (French horn) appears on-screen is near the extreme low end of the instrument's range.
*The brass run played while the [[Wikipedia:Horn (instrument)|horn]] (French horn) appears on-screen is near the extreme low end of the instrument's range.
*There is a [[Wikipedia:treble clef|treble clef]] hidden in the horn's tubing.
*There is a [[Wikipedia:treble clef|treble clef]] hidden in the horn's tubing.
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*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.
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*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.
*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.
*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. The phone could have been pulled out of [[hammerspace]].
*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. The phone could have been pulled out of [[hammerspace]].
*In order to put his arm around the snow Thnikkaman, Strong Bad's reach is far longer then what his normal arm length is.
*In order to put his arm around the snow Thnikkaman, Strong Bad's reach is far longer then what his normal arm length is.
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*When the cartoon cuts to the scene with the sheriff, the Thnikkaman's unmarked van does not appear to have anyone driving it; the steering wheel and stars are clearly visible through the window, though neither the Thnikkaman nor any other driver is seen. This is seen easily if you zoom in.
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*When the cartoon cuts to the scene with the sheriff, The Thnikkaman's unmarked van does not appear to have anyone driving it; the steering wheel and stars are clearly visible through the window, though neither The Thnikkaman nor any other driver is seen. This is seen easily if you zoom in.
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*All of the snowflakes, including those on Strong Mad's sweater, are four/eight-sided, rather than the usual six.
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*All snowflakes, including those on Strong Mad's sweater, are four/eight-sided, rather than the usual six.
*When the sticky note of "th" appears over [[Decemberween]], the shadow doesn't show that the sticky note was put on.
*When the sticky note of "th" appears over [[Decemberween]], the shadow doesn't show that the sticky note was put on.
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*Just before the Decemberween Thnikkaman song, Strong Bad appears smaller than usual.
 
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
[[Image:DethemberweenShadesGoof.png|thumb|Yeah, shut up, no-bow'd shades!]]
[[Image:DethemberweenShadesGoof.png|thumb|Yeah, shut up, no-bow'd shades!]]
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*The right bow of the Thnikkaman's [[cool shades]] is missing when he first says, "Yeah, shut up, kid!"
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*The right bow of The Thnikkaman's [[cool shades]] is missing when The Thnikkaman first says, "Yeah, shut up, kid!"
*During the scene with Homsar, the text on the shirts of the two Homsars on the left is on the right, making it look like he's turned around.
*During the scene with Homsar, the text on the shirts of the two Homsars on the left is on the right, making it look like he's turned around.
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*Strong Bad's lab coat is from [[technology]].
*Strong Bad's lab coat is from [[technology]].
*The Thnikkaman's [[Baloney Sammich Truck|flying bologna van]] is actually the same van that Bubs himself used in [[Weclome Back]].
*The Thnikkaman's [[Baloney Sammich Truck|flying bologna van]] is actually the same van that Bubs himself used in [[Weclome Back]].
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*Strong Mad is wearing the same sweater from [[Homestar Presents: Presents]].
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*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]].
*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]].
*[[Senor Cardgage]] was previously mentioned to drive an unmarked van in [[Fan Costumes '06]].
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*The name "Deborah" was previously mentioned in [[senior prom]].
*The name "Deborah" was previously mentioned in [[senior prom]].
*[[The VCR]] blinks [[12:00]] atop the TV.
*[[The VCR]] blinks [[12:00]] atop the TV.
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*This is a rare case of Homestar picking something up ahead of everyone else, suggesting he has looped around to saying something intelligent as referred to in the email [[4 branches]].
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*This is a rare case of Homestar picking something up ahead of everyone else, suggesting Homestar has looped around to saying something intelligent as referred to in the email [[4 branches]].
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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**The title of the special refers to [[Wikipedia: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey|Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey]].
**The title of the special refers to [[Wikipedia: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey|Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey]].
*The Sheriff's voice appears to be based on that of [[Wikipedia:Bing Crosby|Bing Crosby]], who popularized the song "[[Wikipedia:White Christmas (song)|White Christmas]]".
*The Sheriff's voice appears to be based on that of [[Wikipedia:Bing Crosby|Bing Crosby]], who popularized the song "[[Wikipedia:White Christmas (song)|White Christmas]]".
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**Additionally, he appears to represent [[Wikipedia: Burl Ives|Burl Ives]], who voiced Sam the Snowman in ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'' but was also known as a country singer and western movie star.
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**Additionally, he appears to represent [[Wikipedia: Burl Ives|Burl Ives]], who voiced the Snowman in ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'
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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!"
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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]]: "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
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*The falling apple on the blackboard refers to [[Wikipedia:Isaac_Newton#Apple incident|Newton's apple]], a popular story claiming that Isaac Newton was inspired to formulate his theory of universal gravitation by the fall of an apple from a tree.
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*The falling apple on the blackboard refers to [[Wikipedia:Isaac_Newton#Newton's_apple|Newton's apple]], a popular story claiming that Isaac Newton was inspired to formulate his theory of universal gravitation by the fall of an apple from a tree.
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*The song in this episode is used again as a downloadable track in [[Hooked on Decemberween]].
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*The song in this episode is used again as a downloadable track in [[Hooked on Decemberween|Hooked on Decemberween]].
== See Also ==
== See Also ==
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==External Links==
==External Links==
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{{extlinks|dethemberween|13151}}
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*[[HR:dethemberween.html|watch "Happy Dethemberween"]]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VANbL__m7Fw Watch "Happy Dethemberween"] on [[YouTube]]
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*[[HR:dethemberween.swf|view the Flash file for "Happy Dethemberween"]]
*[[Videlectrix:xmas08/DethemberweenThnikkaman.zip|download the ZIP file for "Dethemberween Thnikkaman"]]
*[[Videlectrix:xmas08/DethemberweenThnikkaman.zip|download the ZIP file for "Dethemberween Thnikkaman"]]
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*[[HR:songs/DethemberweenThnikkaman.mp3|download the MP3 file for "Dethemberween Thnikkaman"]]
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*[[Forum:13151|forum thread re: Happy Dethemberween]]
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