Metalocalypse

Season 1 Episode 4

Dethtroll

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Aired Sunday 12:30 AM Aug 27, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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The band plays an ancient song which hasn't been heard in thousands of years which unexpectedly awakens a deadly Nordic lake troll and must compose the world's first death metal lullaby to return the beast to its slumber.

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  • Love it! Trolls, unicorns, off peak minutes!

    9.3
    This is the most wonderous among wonderous episodes. Teh moral dillema between saving the world from distruction and sticking to your metal roots bizarrely fits into the "that's so true" catagory with ease.



    the Dethphones are a genius piece of fictional marketing. I'm surprised they don't really exist. It's hard not to be amused by the band's obliviousness to the rest of the world, sitting in a jacuzzi while it all goes to hell. It's especially amusing the Pickles seems depressed at the thought of losign revenue from all the deaths. The Grandpa's guitars are a stroke of genius and I want the Troll lulaby to play to my nieces. they'll love it.moreless
  • Simply hilarious. The witty, \\\"brutal\\\" comedy (and music that\\\'s not too bad) make this show worth watching. If you miss it, hit YouTube ASAP.

    10
    On their way to Espoo, Finland to make a public apology, DethKlok's new phones come in. They're completely unsatisfactory because the band was drunk when they specified them (and the crappy plan).



    On stage at the apology, the band has trouble speaking. Finally they decide to gift Finland with a new national anthem, which they got the lyrics for from some ancient book of necromancy. As the whole population of Finland looks on in horror, DeathKlok erupts in their newest song, "Awaken Mustakrakish". Directly behind them, an enormous red troll rises from the depths of the lake and begins tearing the town apart.



    Back in their tour bus, the band members actually think the troll is really cool, until they learn it's affecting records sales. Depressed, they head to a local pub where they learn that they won't be served. In order to get their beer, they must play a song to put the troll back to sleep. Without power, though, they must use acoustic instruments. As they row out onto the lake with their non-metal "grandpa guitars" (which aren't even actually guitars), they play a song that soothes the troll. Just as it's falling asleep, Murderface's DethPhone rings a heavy metal ringtone. The troll wakes up and smashes the band back onto the shore, where Murderface tries to talk on his phone. Unable to hear the other person, he angrily throws the phone into the troll mouth, where it lodges in his throat. Trying to get it out, the troll literally rips himself apart, explodes, and lights Espoo on fire.moreless
  • Awsome! The Dethphones are funny as hell!!!

    10
    While performing a song intitled "Awaken Mustakrakish" in Finland, Dethklok awakens a troll that destroys the whole entire town, so Dethklok tries to find a way to put the troll back to sleep, then they go to a bar where the bar tender will not serve them any beer because they awakened the troll, so the bar tender takes Dethklok to the back of the bar and gives them acoustic instruments and Dethklok thinks it is lame and notmetal, but they decide to play it, and they put the troll to sleep, but William Murderface's ring tone wakes the troll up and it breaks the acoustic instruments, so the troll nearly kils Dethklok, but William was on his phone and he got disconected and throws the phone into the troll's mouth and it kills him.moreless
Tommy Blacha

Tommy Blacha

William Murderface, Toki Wartooth

Brendon Small

Brendon Small

Nathan Explosion. Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Pickles, various

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Senator Stampingston, Jean-Pierre, various

Victor Brandt

Victor Brandt

General Krosier, various

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • The band notices the troll
      Skwisgaar: Here comes that guy!
      Nathan: Quick, throw the phones at that guy!

    • Man at Bar: We don't serve people who awaken lake trolls.

    • Ofdesen: So you think it might be a good business move to put that troll back to sleep?
      Nathan: i just don't see that happening, crappy troll knocked out the dsl and now it takes two minutes to get the ***s.

    • Priest: God will crush this being.
      Dr. Ahman: I would hope he does soon, because the more your god waits, the sooner he will find himself surrounded by more entities whose power will dwarf his.
      Priest: You dare to challenge a god?

    • Ofdensen: Okay, before we go out there, here are your deathphones.
      Swigelf: I don't know what that is.
      Ofdensen: Don't you remember making this deal?
      Pickles: Were we drunk?
      Ofdensen: Yes, you were.
      (Toki holds phone to his face)
      Toki: This is heavy, it hurts my face. Boy I really hates it.

    • Ofdensen: Okay, I did not want to say anything, but this is affecting your record sales. There, I said it.

      Pickles: Dude, nice one. What are you trying to do? Depress us? Well, it's working. Hope you're happy. Now I need a drink. A different one, not this one, in a different place.

    • Nathan: I need a hundred beers, exactly, exactly a hundred beers.

    • Senator Stampingston: Gentlemen, it's clear that we're in a universally precarious situation. Dethklok has summoned a troll.
      General Krosier: That's impossible, there's no such thing as trolls.
      Senator Stampingston: Then how do you explain the dead unicorns?

    • Ofdensen: Well, it's official: Finland is being destroyed by a troll that... you summoned.
      Skwisgaar: Well... I'm not sorry.
      Nathan: Huh, I can't believe we summoned a troll. Why didn't we think of this earlier?
      Toki: Oh, high school would've been awesome with a big pal, like him. He could have carried me to school!
      Nathan: I know!

    • (Murderface is checking his messages on his new Dethphone)
      Dethphone automated message: You have 67 new telephone answering machine digital phone wireless fidelity Dethphone messages. To hear the messages, press "1" on the keypad located on the front of the phone. (pauses) Preparing to play answering machine number message number one. After this message, would you like to save, or delete, or replay this message, please listen to the directions that will follow the message...
      Nathan: Oh man, this thing's just designed to eat up minutes. It's brutal.

    • Murderface: What are those wooden things? Chairs?
      Barkeep: They are acoustic instruments.
      Toki: What is acoustic? Oh! You mean a grandpa's guitars?
      Skwisgaar: A grandpa's guitars? That's for pussies and grandpas, I think you know it.
      Barkeep: It's your only choice, I'm afraid.
      Pickles: Whoah, this is a tough one guys.
      Nathan: Pickles is right, we have a tough choice. Playing acoustic is totally lame and not metal. But then again, if we don't put that troll back to sleep, we may never be able to check our e-mail with high speed DSL again.

    • Nathan Explosion: (at a performance introducing a song) You may recognize this one... though it hasn't been sung for a few thousand years...

    • (Toki, Skwisgaar, and Murderface are playing decidedly un-metal instruments; suddenly Toki makes a puzzled expression while looking at his sheet music and stops strumming his harpsichord)
      Nathan: What, Toki, why did you stop playing?
      Toki: I... have a confessions to makes. I can't read music.
      Skwisgaar: (mockingly pointing) Dude, Toki can't read music. Ha, it's a laugh.
      Toki: (to Skwisgaar) Can you?
      Skwisgaar: (pauses) No. I have music dyk-slexia. You know that, I... (hangs head) don't wish to talk about it.
      Nathan: Wait, then how were - how were you playing that song?
      Toki: Honestly, I was just hitting any note.
      Skwisgaar: Yeah, me too. That's an old music school trick.
      Nathan: Sounded pretty good.
      Skwisgaar: Yeah, I know sounds pretty good.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Amorphis

      Nathan: You may recognize this one... though it hasn't been sung for a few thousand years...

      Nathan Explosion's quick introduction before the band performs "Awaken Mustakrakish" (as an apology to the Finnish people) is a reference to the Finnish band Amorphis who borrowed many of their lyrics found in their albums Tales From The Thousand Lakes and Elegy from actual ancient Finnish texts.

    • Children of Bodom

      At the end of the episode, the band's hometown of Espoo, Finland is shown on fire and in ruins. This is a reference to the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom who also hail from this exact town. Additionally, the lake from which the troll was summoned may also be a reference to Lake Bodom, which is the lake the band got its name from.

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