Metalocalypse

Happy Dethday (a.k.a. Birthdayface)

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 8/20/06
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  • Episode Description
  • It's Murderface's birthday, and the rest of the band soon are faced with the difficult task of getting him a present. In fact, he actually ends up hating his party until they finally give him their gift.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tommy Blacha

    William Murderface, Toki Wartooth

  • Brendon Small

  • Jon Schnepp

  • Kirk Hammett

    Queen of Denmark

  • James Hetfield

    Sniper

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • If it weren't for this episode, I wouldn't be watching this show today. I hated Metalocalypse when it first came out, but after seeing this episode, I loved it!!! Now I love every single episode of Metalocalypse, and this one will always be my favorite!!!

    By ringoffirejrc, Sep 16, 2006

  • Review of Metalocalypse, Episode Three, \"Happy Dethday\"

    By kungfujesus77, Aug 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Dr. Gibbons: William Murderface's charts indicate a deep-seated rage, which is split off and repressed at its core. His self-loathing is expressed most publicly and unequivocally through bodily mutilation, tattooing, alcohol abuse and coprophilia. He blames others for his anger. He displaces his rage and its roots. He seeks punishment, castigation and ex-communication. This self-destruction is the only way to validate powerful voices he internalized as a child. This, combined with his immense wealth and popularity... should make for a monumentally horrific birthday.

    • Toki: (bringing the others' attention to what is being shown on the computer) Hey, look at this! Nathan: Gah, e-vites. A birthday party for Murderface? Skwisgaar: Where is it going to be? In a toilet? In a bus station? Toki: Oh, that's brutal. Skwisgaar: Can you believe, right off the top of my head, just making up like thats? Pickles: Wait a minute! The guy's a nihilist, what does he want a birthday for? Murderface E-vite: Inside, outside, up or down. Show up if you want, who gives a piss! Nathan: Oh, f*** me! We're going to have to get him a gift!

    • Dr. Rockso: (sliding onto the stage with the microphone stand, wearing an open chested yellow tiger print jumpsuit, spiked wristbands, a painted clown face with a huge pink wig of hair and a motorcycle biker style cap and speaking in a falsetto voice) Ca-ca ca-ca. Yeaaaah! I'm Dr. Rockso, the Rock 'n' Roll Clown! I do cocaine! (standing and pointing to Murderface seated in the center of the stage in a long throne chair) Ca-ca-ca-ca, I hear it's somebody's birthday! I do cocaine! Dr. Rockso gonna make you a balloon face! (to Murderface with his back turned speaking normally revealing the back of his jumpsuit is open as well) Seriously dude, a lot of cocaine.

    • Skwisgaar: Hey Pickles, tell Murderface what you just told me about that guy... Pickles: Oh, right... Skwisgaar: Hilarious. Pickles: That dude you headbutted? The guy was a Danish prince! Can you believe that? Skwisgaar: Pffft. The Dutch. Pickles: Oh, check it out. He's got a brain contusion, a fractured skull, oh and he's last in line for the Danish royalty! That is messed up, dude. Murderface: Well, that's what he gets for goin' after my hog. Pickles: Awesome. Skwisgaar: Dude, I would have done the same thing. Dutch. Pickles: Yeah well, it's official, I mean you're gettin'...really...good at headbuttin'.

    • Murderface: You mean I get to destroy American history? Literally?? (a single tear of blood falls from his eye)

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    Notes (4)

    • On the season one DVD, this episode is listed as "Birthdayface"

    • This episode aired with a TV-MA rating.

    • The guys from the band Metallica returned to voice characters again for this episode. Kirk Hammett voiced the Queen of Denmark and James Hetfield was the Sniper.

    • This episode was available online at Adult Swim's Adult Fix two days before it premiered, under the alternate title Birthdayface.

    Trivia (8)

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Dr. Rockzo.

    • Song: Birthday Dethday

    • If you look carefully in the newspaper Pickles was reading after their concert, directly underneath the article about the Danish prince, you can see another article, titled, "Potato Gouging finally official, SENATOR STAMPINGSTON asked for all records." Therefore, Senator Stampingston must be their state Senator.

    • During the montage about public reaction to Murderface's birthday, an anchorman states that "fires are raging in the South", yet in the footage that follows, a policeman can be seen wearing the flag of the city of Chicago on his sleeve.

    • In this episode, Nathan Explosion says Dr. Rockso is the finest rock and roll clown around, but in episode 17 "Dethclown", Nathan hates Dr. Rockso.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Peter Grant Immediately after Nathan introduces Dr. Rockso, part of the audience is shown. The large guest in the tan suit bears striking resemblance to Peter Grant, the manager of bands such as Led Zeppelin, as well as a record executive for Swan Song Records. He can be recognized for his large size and signature beard and facial hair.

    • Bootsy Collins When Dr. Rockso the Rock 'n' Roll Clown announces he is going to make Murderface a balloon face, what he actually makes is a balloon replica of Bootsy Collins' famous signature star-shaped bass guitar called the "Space Bass". Bootsy Collins is a pioneering funk bassist, singer, and songwriter notorious for his involvement alongside George Clinton as part of the legendary funk rock group Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk) as well as his own work as a solo artist and in his own band called Bootsy's Rubber Band.

    • Deep Purple Toki: (describing Murderface's new car) ...big fat tires and everything! This is an obscure reference to a line from the song "Highway Star" by the popular 1970's British hard rock band, Deep Purple.

    • Dead Presidents Murderface's birthday gift is a car which was the Presidential limousine that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in. It has also now been souped up and "desecrated", as Nathan Explosion puts it, by having the driver's seat replaced with the theater chair which Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated.

    • Paperboy The arcade game that Murderface plays near the beginning of the episode, Wheelchair Bound, bears a striking similarity to the arcade classic Paperboy. Wheelchair Bound has a controller shaped like wheelchair wheels, and the original Paperboy arcade games had replica bicycle handlebars that players used to control the paperboy.

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