A Thankstaking Story
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It's Thanksgiving. Connie loses her phone at Whit's End. Whit arrives and there is a bad storm. Then Eugene comes and Connie's cell phone is in his pocket, their phones were mixed up. Then Wooton arrives. A bit later Jay and his Uncle Wally arrive after their car got stuck in a ditch. The only food they have is ice cream and no TV. The power goes off. Wooton wants to play a game that is really pitiful. Whit gives the idea of making a story. Wooton plays a harmonica and Eugene strings his instrument. They start the story with a song about a happy town and an evil man named Scrunch.
- Have you ever got stuck and ever needed help?
- Who can you go to for help?
- How can you entertain your friends with no electric?
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|June Kendall||Connie Kendall|
|Katrina Meltsner||Eugene Meltsner|
|Johann Von Meltsner||Eugene Meltsner|
|Nick Smouse||Wally Haggler|
|Carpet Burn||Arctic Blast|
|Silvia Smouse||Wally Haggler|
- This episode is a musical, including songs like:
- The concept for this bottle episode may have been inspired by #3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”.
- This episode has significant connection to The Green Ring Conspiracy (Saga).
- This is the first Thanksgiving episode since #383: “B-TV: Thanks”
- Whit's not owning a television was first mentioned in #9: “Doing Unto Others”, then again in its remake #116: “Isaac the Benevolent”.
- Jay-as-Burger Blitzer's line "Rue the day" is a reference to Jay's identical line in #670: “Stage Fright”.
- The kernels of corn used to count blessings was previously mentioned in #49: “Thank You, God”.
- This episode is a parody of ' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' by Dr. Seuss. A Thanksgiving parody of 'A Christmas Carol' was previously done in #173: “A Thanksgiving Carol”.
- This episode contains many references to famous Christmas movies, including "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "The Year Without A Santa Claus," "Elf," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," "A Christmas Carol," "White Christmas,", "The Night Before Christmas", as well as a Halloween TV special: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and a book, "Horton Hatches the Egg,".
- Jess Harnell (Wooton [ Arctic Blast ]) does an Elvis impression when he gives Katie the card for his rock band (Stinging Cold) and again when he sings The Thankstaking Song.
- The Great Bumpkin is a reference to The Great Pumpkin.
- The Burger Blitzer's ban on praying was probably inspired by the similar law imposed in Daniel 6:7.
- The Burger Blitzer's line "Scrunch, you have some 'splaining to do" is a reference to Ricky Ricardo's catchphrase on I Love Lucy.
QuotesConnie Kendall: Hot chocolate?! How can anyone think of hot chocolate at a time like this?!
John Whittaker: I suppose things could be worse.
Jay Smouse: Oh, yeah? Like how? <static electricity sounds>
Wooton Bassett: Uh, oh! What was that?
John Whittaker: Uh, well, the power could go off.
Jay Smouse: Yep, that would be worse alright.
John Whittaker: Don't worry, the, uh, generator should kick in any minute.
Eugene Meltsner: Uh, you mean the generator I've been trying to fix?
Harlow Doyle: Merry Christmas!
Connie Kendall: Uh, Harlow, I hate to tell you this, but, it's not Christmas.
Harlow Doyle: Well then, Happy New Year!
Connie Kendall: No, it's not New Year's either!
Harlow Doyle: Um...joyous Arbor Day?
John Whittaker: Well, we should do something fun instead of feeling sorry for ourselves.
Jay Smouse: I dunno, I kinda like feeling sorry for myself.
Scrunch: Turkeys get married?!.
Burger Blitzer Blitzer Burger: Wait, so you're saying Thanksgiving is OK after all?I knew it! I totally knew it! I could've been watching football and eating pies and playing games,it could've been so great! I've been robbed,I want restitution!