Happy Dethemberween

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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 magic.

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: 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 Debra?

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

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. So 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 when 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, and he'll make your dreams come true!

HOMESTAR: 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: 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

  • The trees in the scenery of the television show are Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes.
  • The Homsar chimes have intervals, from low (right) to high (left), of Major 2nd, minor 2nd, and Major 2nd. These correspond to the tonal 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the key of the toon's song.
    • However, the chimes play different tones during the song than during the Easter Egg. In the Easter Egg, they play, from left to right, G, F, E, and D. In the song, they play, from left to right, D and 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.

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

  • 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. Strong Sad's wondering what a mystical sword has to do with Decemberween may be particularly inspired by their final stop motion production, The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, which confusingly features an epic fantasy battle sequence.

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