Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
A collection of timeless holiday songs, South Park-style - each handpicked from South Park's musical album also called Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics. The lineup features Kyle and his family, plus Cartman, offering a heavily revised version of Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel. Other highlights include Hitler singing O Tannenbaum, Satan knocking out a surprisingly high-spirited Christmas Time In Hell, and Jesus and Santa performing a slightly strained medley of holiday favorites. Mr. Hankey serves as the narrator, sitting in a tiny chair in front of a fireplace. Kenny doesn't appear until the closing number, during which he's killed by a falling light fixture.
What I Learned Today
"Instead of our normal thing, we're just gonna sit back and enjoy some holiday songs! And if you don't like it, well, I guess you can suck my tiny little balls."
- "Joy to the world, for I have come. Let earth receive me." Jesus Christ
- "Ah, fuck you, Jesus." Santa Claus
- "Stick me in your mouth and try to say 'Howdy Ho, Yum Yum Yum'!" Mr. Hankey
- "Sometimes he hangs off the end of your ass and won't fall in the toilet, 'cause he's just clinging to your sphincter and he won't drop off and so you shake your ass around and try to get it to drop into the toilet and finally it does...!" (Man in Portable Toilet)
- "Jews play stupid games. Jews, that's why they're lame!" Cartman
- "Let's not forget that for some people, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus." Mr. Hankey
- "Oh holy night! The something something something. And is the night with Christmas trees and pie." Cartman
- "Merry fuckin' Christmas!" Mr. Garrison
Behind The Scenes
Where Did The Idea Come From
Matt and Trey were still producing episodes without the services of Mary Kay Bergman. In this case they got around the problem because the pre-recorded songs included her numerous characters.
Pop Culture References
Cowboy Timmy, the mailman that sings the opening song Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo is an homage to the classic animated character Postman Pat.
Kyle's dad joins in the collaborative performance of Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel by singing "Courteney Cox, I love you. You're so hot, on that show." He is referring to the sitcom Friends.
During Jesus and Santa's Duet, they slip in a little Duran Duran, with their cover of the band's hit single "Rio".
During Christmas Time In Hell, John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, Michael Landon, Jimmy Stewart, and film critic Gene Siskel are all shown burning in the fires of perdition, alongside world leaders Hitler, Ghengis Khan, and Kim Jong-il. Also Andy Dick, who (at the time of this writing) isn't even dead. In the final, joy-filled moments of this episode, Hitler and John F. Kennedy share a hug.
In their most obscure reference of all time, Matt and Trey included a live-action news anchor at several points in the show who says, enigmatically, "Fighting the frizzies at 11." It refers to a bootleg copy of the 1978 Star Wars Christmas Special, a bizarre CBS production that's unavailable in any format, save for a much-duped videotape that someone made while the thing aired for the first (and only) time. It comes with commercials intact, including a news anchor saying "Fighting the frizzies at 11," on several occasions. Matt and Trey went this one better by showing their anchor actually fighting a frizzy monster at the end of the show.
Much like Chickenlover, this is another classic "Robert T. Pooner" production. This alias has been used various times by Parker and Stone, including in their pre-South Park short The Spirit of Christmas.
During the opening song, the Postman can be seen holding two pieces of construction paper that correspond to the colors he's singing about ("brown" and "greenish brown"). This is a reference South Park's animation style, as all textures and colors are based off of scanned pieces of construction paper.
During the final number, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, most of the major characters portrayed by Mary Kay Bergman are shown singing together. It marks the final episode in which Bergman's voice appears
- e1 Rainforest Shmainforest
- e2 Spontaneous Combustion
- e3 The Succubus
- e4 Tweek Vs. Craig
- e5 Jakovasaurs
- e6 Sexual Harassment Panda
- e7 Cat Orgy
- e8 Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub
- e9 Jewbilee
- e10 Chinpoko Mon
- e11 Starvin' Marvin in Space
- e12 Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery
- e13 Hooked on Monkey Fonics
- e14 The Red Badge of Gayness
- e15 Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
- e16 Are You There, God? It's Me, Jesus
- e17 World Wide Recorder Concert