Clone High

Season 1 Episode 11

Snowflake Day: A Very Special Holiday Episode

Aired Monday 10:30 PM Jan 26, 2003 on TELETOON



  • Trivia

    • Gandhi: ..Like the spork.
      Abe: Vincent Spork took home a Nobel for that baby!
      There doesn't seem to be a person named Vincent Spork. The earliest patent of the Spork was made by S. W. Francis, in 1874. S.W. didn't win a Nobel either.

    • Gandhi: Both Bill Gates and Will Smith have jobs, and they're millionaires!
      This is untrue- at last count, Bill Gates net worth was $51 billion, making him a billionaire.
      Will Smith is also worth $135 million, making him a multi-millionaire.
      Neither Bill Gates nor Will Smith are millionaires.

    • While Abe is eatting the broken glass, 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' is playing in the restaurant.

    • When Napoleon tells Abe to eat the glass, he adds "Manger le verre!" This is French, and translates exactly into "Eat the glass!"

    • The first time the Greeting Card Industry assassin fails to shoot Joan, she is within 50 feet of him, she is stationary, and he has a sniper scope. The next 3 times, Joan is indoors, so probably the assassin is right outside the house, and still misses. It seems very careless of him to miss so many times, at such a close range, of a stationary target.

    • Goof: When the Greeting Card Industry assassin shoots at Joan the first time, the trajectory of the bullet is impossible. Joan's attacker is at a 45° angle from her, but somehow the bullet is shot from almost directly in front of her, at a 85° angle.

    • Goof: When Joan throws the contents of the bucket out, the garbage bin is up to her hips. When Joan begins talking to Mandy Moore, the garbage bin is at eye level.

    • Dreidelstein, King Kwanzaa, Santa Claus, and Snowflake Jake
      These are the four mascots in the episode of four different religious holidays. Dreidelstein is a Jewish half-dreidel, half-Frankenstein's monster. King Kwanzaa is an African-American with a crown. Santa Claus is a tubby old man in a red suit, possibly Catholic. Snowflake Day is represented by Snowflake Jake, who is a blue faced pirate, and possibly a crap-eating monkey.

    • Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day
      All of these holidays are mentioned at some point during the episode. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday, Christmas and Easter are Christian holidays, and Valentine's Day is a Catholic holiday.

    • Goof: The wall behind the swinging door at Chili's is dark and light orange. When the door swings open and shut, the window shows only the darker shade of orange. The window should show both shades, depending on which is visible at the time.

    • If the clock is to be believed, Abe spends 4 hours and 5 minutes working on Cleo's gift.

    • While Abe is working on Cleo's present, each scene shows a different time on the clock. Judging from the clock, time moves backwards at least twice.

    • When Joan is putting itching powder in the stockings, she is not wearing a scarf. When Joan walks towards Cleo, Joan is suddenly wearing a scarf.

    • In the cartoon, when Dreidelstein spins his chest around, two of the Hebrew letters always written on the dreidel are shown. The first one shown is "hei," which stands for "half." When he spins around, the second Hebrew letter shown is "gimel," which stands for "all." On a real dreidel, all four sides would contain a Hebrew letter, the other two being "shin," which stands for "put," and "nun," which stands for "nothing."

    • This episode contains brief scenes of nudity.

    • Joan hates her job, and asks herself why she takes it every year. Earlier, it was revealed that the UN created Snowflake Day the previous year, making this only the first or second Snowflake Day. Joan's only had the seasonal job for one or two years.

    • Joan of Arc works seasonally at the mall as Snowflake Jake's assistant.

    • Goof: Snowflake Jake is seen at the beginning of the episode, with a pegleg on his right, and a hook for his left hand.
      Later, at the mall, his pegleg and his hook are on the other leg and hand. He now has a pegleg on his left and a hook for his right hand.
      During the cartoon, his leg has again changed sides. Now, both his pegleg and his hook are on his right side.

    • Goof: While Gandhi is talking to Abe, Caesar calls out for a fork and a knife. When Gandhi opens the door, you can see Caesar but Gandhi walks away from Caesar. Gandhi also returns, from the side, going nowhere near Caesar.

    • The only protection the clones use against the coldness of winter is a scarf tied around their necks. None of them seem to own winter jackets. Also, the clones keep their scarves on while inside their homes and their part-time jobs.

    • A man, dressed in pilgrim outfit, is seen briefly at the beginning of the episode. He is standing in the street, chugging back a bottle of alcohol in one hand and shaking a gun at the sky in another.

    • In keeping with the holiday spirit, Christmas bells were added to the Intro. Oh wait, did I say "Christmas"? I meant "All Religions Are Equally Valid Snowflake Day" bells.

    • Goof: Mandy Moore's mismatched shoes keep switching feet. Sometimes, the brown shoe is on her right foot, sometimes the dark shoe is on her right foot.

    • Goof: When Mandy Moore is first seen in the garbage dumpster, she is not wearing a headset. For one camera shot, she is wearing a microphone headset, and comments on it. When the camera switches and then returns to her again, she is again not wearing a headset.

  • Quotes

    • Joan: (about Cleo) It's just that I hate her, and she's dating the boy I love, and I have to live with her because me and Toots' house burned down, and I hate her!

    • (after getting his mouth gashed four times)
      Abe: Why does my mouth keep getting cut up?!! Why??!!

    • Abe: What a jerk! Napoleon's got some sort of a complex. I don't know what it is, but man.

    • (Abe drops a glass)
      Napoleon: We eat our mistakes here, monsieur Abe!
      Abe: But I dropped a glass!
      Napoleon: Eat it! Eat it! Manger le verre!

    • Abe: Where am I going to get money to buy Cleo a good present?
      Gandhi: Have a Bar Mitzvah, dude. You get mad stacks!
      Abe: Sounds sweet but I think I'm going to do the Christian thing, get a job.
      Gandhi: Right on! Both Will Smith and Bill Gate have jobs and they're millionaires!
      Abe and Gandhi: (together while high fivingTo jobs!

    • Abe: (To Cleo) I'm going to get you the best present ever!
      Joan: A clamp to keep her legs shut.
      Abe: Even better!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Carrie
      Catherine the Great gets a bucket of Goat's blood dropped on her head. This alludes to when the anti-social Carrie gets a bucket of Pig's blood dropped on her head at the prom. Carrie is the main character of Stephen King's first published novel, Carrie.

    • Gandhi: Both Bill Gates and Will Smith have jobs!
      Will Smith is a movie actor, who has had success in both television acting and his music career. Will Smith has acted in over 20 different movies.

    • Gandhi: Have a Bar Mitzvah dude!
      A Bar Mitzvah, traditionally takes place when a Jewish male turns thirteen. After the ceremony, the boy becomes responsible for his actions under Jewish law.

    • Narrator: Next time on a very special episode of CLONE HIGH. Joan gets a makeover, Ghandi gets a makeover, Scudworth gets a makeover...
      In an homage to the introduction of Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums where all the characters are in their various states of getting prepared, Clone High introduces each character's makeover, which will appear in the next episode, in the same way.

      Joan is in a beauty salon looking ultra depressed like Margot Tenenbaum (Gweneth Paltow), Ghandi does the very cool Eli Cash (Owen Wilson) impersonation complete with cowboy hat, and Scudworth and Mr. B resemble Chas Tenenbaum (Ben Stiller) and son in red Adidas suits shaving.