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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  • Trivia

    • This episode marks the first appearance of the Dethphones, which are used throughout the series.

    • Song: Awaken Mustakrakish

    • It is revealed that neither Toki nor Skwisgaar knows how to read music and to make up for it they usually resort to the "old music school trick" of playing random notes, which Nathan concludes, "sounds pretty good".

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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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