History WesternAnimation / GrandmaGotRunOverByAReindeer

3rd Aug '16 5:15:14 AM dmcreif
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Looking at the map of the United States during "Grandma's Killer Fruitcake," one notices that the animator apparently though Minnesota and Wisconsin are one state; same for Iowa & Missouri, and Louisiana & Arkansas. Also, there is no Rhode Island or Long Island, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is apparently its own state.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Looking at the map of the United States during "Grandma's Killer Fruitcake," one notices that the animator apparently though thought Minnesota and & Wisconsin are one state; same for Iowa & Missouri, and Louisiana & Arkansas. Also, there is no Rhode Island or Long Island, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is apparently its own state.
3rd Aug '16 4:33:52 AM dmcreif
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Looking at the map of the United States during "Grandma's Killer Fruitcake," one notices that the animator apparently though Minnesota and Wisconsin are one state; same for Iowa & Missouri, and Louisiana & Arkansas. Also, there is no Rhode Island or Long Island, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is apparently its own state.



** The family's very name, "Spankenheimer". Make of that what you will.

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** The family's very name, "Spankenheimer". Make of that Yeah, try to see what you will.can do with that.
23rd Jun '16 3:14:28 AM gewunomox
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** At one point, Grandma is reading a story about [[StevieWonder a little Christmas Tree.]]

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** At one point, Grandma is reading a story about [[StevieWonder [[Music/StevieWonder a little Christmas Tree.]]
19th Apr '16 7:02:09 PM AxelFive
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---> ''Alright then! In the name of justice, we eat fruit cake!''

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---> ''Alright then! In the name of justice, [[ItMakesSenseInContext we eat fruit cake!''cake!]]''
19th Apr '16 7:01:38 PM AxelFive
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Judge [[spoiler: presiding over Santa's court case.]] She's willing to hear Jake out and take his evidence and testimony seriously, despite the objections of the prosecution.
---> ''Alright then! In the name of justice, we eat fruit cake!''
14th Apr '16 12:49:44 AM rafi
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Taking Grandma to the North Pole rather then just a local hospital did more harm then good. Santa claims that he didn't do that because he didn't know she was.
19th Dec '15 9:41:49 AM mimitchi33
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* JukeboxMusical: The special uses Elmo Shropshire's Christmas novelty songs in this manner.
14th Nov '15 6:06:30 PM Partytime
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* Beat: We get one after I.M. Slime's name is said for the first time.

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* Beat: {{Beat}}: We get one after I.M. Slime's name is said for the first time.
14th Nov '15 6:06:08 PM Partytime
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* Beat: We get one after I.M. Slime's name is said for the first time.
3rd Aug '15 2:43:23 PM LadyNorbert
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Grandma [[UnfortunateNames Spankenheimer]] is a kindly old woman who loves to spread Christmas joy in Cityville. She also owns the only piece of property in town not owned by the Own-All Corporation...but she refuses to sell, to the chagrin of [[EvilIsSexy Cousin Mel]] [[MoneyDearBoy who just wants the money]]. Meanwhile, Jake, the film's main character, still fervently believes in Santa though his parents are trying to find a way to tell him the "truth." Of course, Grandma inevitably gets run over by a reindeer then vanishes. As the only two witnesses are Jake and his senile Grandpa, [[CassandraTruth nobody believes them]]. During Grandma's disappearance, Cousin Mel finally claims the store, leaving only Jake to save the store by proving Santa's existence. By the climax of the special, Santa is on trial for his crimes against Grandma and Cousin Mel is on the verge of getting both the store and (she assumes) the millions of dollars Santa must have by suing the crap out of him. Will Christmas prevail over evil? Will Grandma be safe? Will the villains get their comeuppance?

The special premiered on former The WB network, and occasionally airs on its successor network, TheCW, at Christmas. However, it is mostly known for its more frequent airings on Creator/CartoonNetwork during the actual Christmas holiday and their Christmas in July events.

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Grandma [[UnfortunateNames Spankenheimer]] is a kindly old woman who loves to spread Christmas joy in Cityville. She also owns the only piece of property in town not owned by the Own-All Corporation... but she refuses to sell, to the chagrin of [[EvilIsSexy Cousin Mel]] Mel]], [[MoneyDearBoy who just wants the money]]. Meanwhile, Jake, the film's main character, still fervently believes in Santa though his parents are trying to find a way to tell him the "truth." Of course, Grandma inevitably gets run over by a reindeer then vanishes. As the only two witnesses are Jake and his senile Grandpa, [[CassandraTruth nobody believes them]]. During Grandma's disappearance, Cousin Mel finally claims the store, leaving only Jake to save the store by proving Santa's existence. By the climax of the special, Santa is on trial for his crimes against Grandma and Cousin Mel is on the verge of getting both the store and (she assumes) the millions of dollars Santa must have by suing the crap out of him. Will Christmas prevail over evil? Will Grandma be safe? Will the villains get their comeuppance?

The special premiered on former what was once The WB network, and occasionally airs on its successor network, TheCW, at Christmas. However, it is mostly known for its more frequent airings on Creator/CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork, during both the actual Christmas holiday and their Christmas in July events.



* AdaptationExpansion: The song only describes Grandma being run over and the family being depressed at her death. The special throws in a plot to buy out Grandma's store, a scheme to sue Santa Claus, and even upgrades Cousin Mel, a minor character in the song with very little character development, to villain status.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The song only describes Grandma being run over and the family being depressed at her death. The special throws in a plot to buy out Grandma's store, a scheme to sue Santa Claus, and even upgrades Cousin Mel, a minor character in the song with very little character development, who only gets mentioned once, to villain status.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Surprisingly {{Averted}}--Austin Bux owns the whole city except Grandma's store, which he wants to acquire, but he's depicted as more misguided than malicious, becoming Cousin Mel's UnwittingPawn instead of a villain.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Surprisingly {{Averted}}--Austin {{averted}}. Austin Bux owns the whole city except Grandma's store, which he wants to acquire, acquire; but he's depicted as more misguided than malicious, becoming Cousin Mel's UnwittingPawn instead of a villain.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The city the story is set in is named ''Cityville''.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The city the story is set takes place in is named ''Cityville''. a community called ''Cityville''.



** She also got completely drunk before leaving and dying (eggnog is traditionally made with liquor). In the movie she's merely ''allergic,'' and the "medication" is for her allergy as opposed to being a sign of senility.

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** She also got completely drunk before leaving and dying (eggnog is traditionally made with liquor). In the movie movie, she's merely ''allergic,'' and the "medication" is for her allergy as opposed to being a sign of senility.



* SavingTheOrphanage: Saving Grandma's store is a critical plot point to the film. [[spoiler: Ultimately, it's saved by the restoration and rescue of Grandma and Austin Bucks having a change of heart and instead of trying to buy the store, offers Grandma a more beneficial franchising deal that would allow her store to remain open and also spread more stores of the same type across the country.]]

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* SavingTheOrphanage: Saving Grandma's store is a critical plot point to the film. [[spoiler: Ultimately, it's saved by the restoration and rescue of Grandma and Austin Bucks having a change of heart and heart; instead of trying to buy the store, he offers Grandma a more beneficial franchising deal that would allow her store to remain open and also spread more stores of the same type across the country.]]



* SmokingGun: Type 2. [[spoiler: Jake manages to acquit Santa of charges by bringing a fruitcake into the court case and exposing that Mel poisoned the fruit cakes. She admits her guilt and is arrested.]] As with all Type 2 examples, the new evidence is presented by someone bursting into the courtroom and presenting it without anyone questioning the legality.

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* SmokingGun: Type 2. [[spoiler: Jake manages to acquit get Santa cleared of charges by bringing a fruitcake into the court case and exposing that Mel poisoned the fruit cakes. She admits her guilt and is arrested.]] As with all Type 2 examples, the new evidence is presented by someone bursting into the courtroom and presenting it without anyone questioning the legality.



* UnfortunateNames: The family is named Spankenheimer (which sounds a lot like the name of a German porn star), the Dog is named Doofus and Mel's attorney is named I.M. Slime.

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* UnfortunateNames: The family is named Spankenheimer (which sounds a lot like the name of a German porn star), the Dog dog is named Doofus Doofus, and Mel's attorney is named I.M. Slime.



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