Metalocalypse

Murdering Outside The Box

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 10/22/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Dethklok has an end of the quarter employee evaluation to find out who has been embezzling from the company. The patronizing evaluation start off with a pep talk and a corporate video that will have audiences and Dethfans alike vying for a spot on the Dethklok payroll.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tommy Blacha

  • Brendon Small

  • King Diamond

    Employee 421

  • Mark Hamill

    Senator Stampingston, Jean-Pierre, various

  • Victor Brandt

    General Krosier, various

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Facebones: Welcome to the Dethklok employee forum, where we're going to learn to "Use your motivation"! We're going to learn to be considerate at the workplace. (Scene changes) Skwisgaar: I have to works with you everyday, so please, would you please take it easy on the cologne? William: While that hurts my feelings, I understand. (Scene changes) Nathan: When you see a piece of trash on the ground, don't just stand there, PICK IT UP! Pickles: Yeah! And don't leave your lunch lying around either; it attracts ants. (Scene changes) Facebones: And most importantly, remember. Death is an everyday part of the workplace. So when you see a dead body, don't freak out. Toki: (Sees a dead body) Wow-wee! Facebones: Just ring your death bell! (Toki rings small bell)

    • (An employee is shot and decapitated, laying on the ground in a puddle of his own blood) Skwisgaar: Oh! See what I'm talkings 'bout? Another guy, this guys sleeps in bloods too. Nathan: Yeah, well, all I can think about is the raffle. You think we can win it? Pickles: Well, dude, I ****ing hope so. It's the only reason my ass is going there. Nathan: Oh yeah, and there is gonna be an awesome motivational speaker. Oh my god, I love being motivated. I LOVE BEING MOTIVATED!

    • Ofdenson: There you are, I've been trying to get in touch with you all day. Pickles: Cinnamon buns! Ofdenson: You know today is our big employee evaluation and conference, conference and raffle. Skwisgaar: Ha! That's a funny one, who cares about that? Ofdenson: Well, perhaps you should care. Because, it has come to our attention that one of our employees is a major embezzler. Nathan: Awesome!... Right? Toki: Ambuzzle? What means that? Pickles: Ah, well its a super awesome way to saying to take, having, something. Skwisgaar: Hey guys, I haves a good use of the words 'Unsbuzzle'. "My lungs unsbuzzle the air from the earth, as I can breathe... it. Period. Ofdenson: Well, I don't see the humor in any of this. Skwisgaar: Ah, lighten up Mr. Dooms and Gloom, amsbuzzle is metal. Pickles: Well, whos the guy embezzling from, anyway? Ofdenson: Well, he's embezzling from you. Nathan: NOOOOOOOOOO!

    • Pickles: Yeah I was just, tryin' ta shop, I'm just too drunk right now. I tried to buy 'dat cinnamon bun franchise thing, but uh... Toki: Oh, yeah, what the hell? Pickles: Too dru... too drunk.

    • Skwisgaar: Yeah, that's good codpiece. Murderface: It's not a big deal it's just totally diamond encrusted and titanium based... Toki: Oh, whats a coincidence! I gots a real cool codpiece too! (turns on pink strap-on vibrator and stands up) Murderface: Uh, that's a dildo. A strap-on dildo. Toki: Aww, screw you all off! My codpiece is the coolest! Skwisgaar: Yeah... well... Toki: Jealous!

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    Trivia (3)

    • Second appearance of the mascot Facebones first seen serving as the tour guide during "Mordland".

    • Songs: Briefcase Full Of Guts

    • The motivational speaker's exaggerated running and screaming on stage is a parody of Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer's jumping and screaming while hosting a Microsoft employee convention.

    Allusions (3)

    • Cannibal Corpse More references to the death metal band Cannibal Corpse and their song "Hammer Smashed Face" appear in this episode. The Council's spy strikes a Mordhaus guard in the head with a hammer, hence re-enacting the title of the song. Also, the motivational speaker references the song during his speech.

    • Apocalypse Now The scene with Agent 2-16 rising headfirst from a pool of water pays homage to a well-known sequence from Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 war film Apocalypse Now, about a soldier's journey during the Vietnam War which was inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness novella.

    • Thinking Outside The Box This episode's title of "Murdering Outside The Box" is a play on words of the business term "Thinking outside the box" which is a catch phrase which refers to looking at a problem from a new perspective without preconceptions, sometimes called a process of lateral thought. The catch phrase has now become widely used in corporate business settings, especially by management consultants, and has spawned a number of advertising slogans.

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