History Recap / RegularShowS04Ep09TheChristmasSpecial

27th Oct '14 12:10:02 AM wolfofthewinter
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Mordecai and Rigby have to destroy a gift for Santa to save Christmas.

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Santa orders Mordecai and Rigby have to destroy rid the world of a gift for Santa to save Christmas.
present that brings out the evil and greed in anyone who looks into the box.
27th Oct '14 12:09:09 AM wolfofthewinter
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* [[AnAsskickingChristmas An Ass-Kicking Christmas]].
20th Jul '14 12:58:44 PM BroomhandleJones
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The UK version edits out some of the more graphic scenes of gun violence (though other scenes are left in). The scenes missing are:
**Quilligin shooting Santa.
**All the scenes of Santa with bullet holes in his shirt are replaced with alternate scenes where there are no holes on his shirt.
**Santa's line, "Well, sorry to disappoint you. But I was just SHOT AT! Fell 35-hundred feet and crashed through a garage! Besides, all that other stuff was just made up by advertising companies. Trust me! I'm the real Santa Claus!" was cut down to "Trust me! I'm the real Santa Claus!".
3rd Oct '13 5:08:38 AM erforce
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* AffectionateParody: Of ''LordOfTheRings'' with a bit of ''TheGoonies'' thrown in.

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* AffectionateParody: Of ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' with a bit of ''TheGoonies'' ''Film/TheGoonies'' thrown in.
14th Jan '13 7:06:04 PM notShemp
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->Written by Sean Szeles, Kat Morris, Benton Connor, & Hilary Florido.

Mordecai and Rigby have to destroy a gift for Santa to save Christmas.

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!!This episode provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of ''LordOfTheRings'' with a bit of ''TheGoonies'' thrown in.
* AppleOfDiscord: The gift that the gang has to destroy. It's not what's inside the box, but the box itself. It's an empty box that when open it will give whoever opens it what they desire the most. But the key component used in making the box was BlackMagic which brought out the worse in people and made them fight over it.
* BadassSanta
* BoobyTrap: Gene warns the gang about booby traps inside. They had to go through three of them.
** BearsAreBadNews: The final booby trap was to wrestle a giant polar bear.
* CassandraTruth:
** Mordecai and Rigby tries to tell the others about Santa crash landing into Skips's garage.
** When the gang is trying to explain to Gene that they need to get to the mines to save Christmas.
* {{Callback}}:
** Audrey, Benson's neighbor, appears again.
** The gang goes to East Pine parks and meet Gene and his workers again. Gene also brings up the end of the prank war.
** Pops uses his wrestling skills against a polar bear.
* ChristmasEpisode
* EnemyMine: Gene, the manager of East Pines park, helps the gang get to the mines when the Quillgin and his group came to the park to get the gift back.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gene has a photo of him with his wife and kid (who are snack vending machines, too) enjoying Christmas which made him help the gang.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Averted once again. Quillgin carries a real pistol with him and shot Santa in the chest in beginning of the episode. [[spoiler: Thankfully Santa was wearing a bulletproof vest.]]
* HomeMadeSweaterFromHell: Nobody likes Benson's Christmas sweater. Even Santa doesn't like it.
-->'''Santa:''' Benson, you should've toss that thing into the lava pit.
** Santa's comment turns out to be the last straw and he ditches the thing.
* RunningGag: Everyone telling Benson how ugly his sweater is.
* SavingChristmas
* TookAShortcut: [[spoiler: How Quillgin was able to catch up to the gang.]]
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