• Otaku World Order
    Otaku World Order
    Prodigy Pet Gym Leader
    Comments: 124

    Lovely. A Christmas special based on the absolute worst Christmas song ever. Seriously, I hate that damn song.

    I have to admit, it took me a while to recognize Maggie Blue O’Hara’s voice in this one and I probably wouldn’t have without the Bulma voice clips.

    I’m assuming Officer Not Marge Gunderson later found Grandpa and Cousin Mel stuffed in the woodchipper.

  • Silverstar
    Comments: 145

    I was in middle school when the song first came out; everybody in my homeroom class thought it was the funniest thing ever made; clearly these people had never seen an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus or Red Dwarf.

    Years later, when I heard there was going to be a TV special based on it, I wondered how they were going to pull it off because the song is really dark. I actually might have had more respect for this special if they had stuck to the song; now that would’ve been ballsy.

    I admit, though, that I did laugh at the exchange when Mel’s lawyer identifies herself as I.M. Slime and Jake replies “Remember you said that, not me”. Best joke in the special.


  • Goldstar
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 84

    Before the TV special, Elmo & Patsy made a music video for the song, which played on VH-1 every year (back when VH-1 was still a music video channel). In the video, it was heavily implied that Grandpa had “hooked up” with Cousin Mel after Grandma’s death. So does this mean that Grandpa was cheating on his wife and that he arranged for Grandma to have her “accident”? The thought of that doesn’t make the song any less cringeworthy.

  • likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 935

    The music is familiar, so I must have seen this on TV & then completely forgot about it.

    I sure wish I could forget about Adam Sandler’s  8 Crazy Nights.