Fridge: Metalocalypse

Fridge Brilliance
  • In the Metalocalypse episode "Tributeklok", Dethklok forms their own tribute band, Thunderhorse, which is described as sounding almost as good as Dethklok. No one seems to recognize that they are the same band members, however. Months later, it finally occurred to me that Thunderhorse and Dethklok wouldn't be identical since Skwisgaar and Toki swapped guitar parts (it still doesn't explain why they're not recognized on sight, though). -Tombcannon
    • Also, at the beginning of Fatherklok, it's stated that Skwisgaar has fathered "literally thousands" of children. Given his preference for MILFS and GMILFS, it seems like a safe bet that at least half of his lovers were past menopause. For "literally thousands" of children to be conceived when half of his lovers are incapable of conceiving, I think we can also assume that he seldom if ever uses condoms. Therefore, shouldn't Skwisgaar have contacted AIDS and died long ago? Later in this episode, it is revealed that his own biological father was one of the Norse gods, making this a justified example of STD Immunity. -rocknrollchick
      • All of the band's groupies are screened beforehand by a specialized team of Medical Klokateers, known as Skank Patrol, for STD's, according to one of the DVD extras. Unless they caught something before they joined Dethklok, all the boys are most likely clean.
      • Though Skwisgaar brags about having STD's at one point in Doomstar.
  • The reason why Toki is diabetic? It was because of all the candy he ate during Swissklok.
  • The Season 4 finale sheds a new light on the Tribunal saying "The Dead Man!" over and over in Doublebookedklok... Salacia realized that Ofdensen was "The Dead Man" from the prophecy!
  • Toki's confusion of the phrases "nosebleed" and "blowjob" suddenly makes a hell of a lot more sense if you realize that he might have heard the term "nose job" for rhinoplasty, perhaps without knowing what it meant. That phrase as a logical (to him) intermediary step, plus his usual Funny Foreigner malapropisms combine to make him proclaim "I can give myself a real cool blowjob!"
  • The season 2 finale has the infamous Deth Spiders scene, where Ofdensen gets beaten to death by the Metal Masked Assassin. He's got an army of employees at his disposal, so what was the point of trying to outrun the MMA? Simple: Ofdensen wasn't trying to save his life, he was trying to lead the Assassin away from the band.
  • The Lyrical Dissonance of Abigail's Lullaby in The Doomstar Requiem, and Toki's peaceful smile despite the high levels of Gorn could simply be written off as Black Comedy combined with Toki's own clueless nature, but Fridge Brilliance sets in when you recall that Toki is in a death metal band. Not only that, said band is also the only family he's ever known. Lyrics about violent torture and cannibalism wouldn't just not bother Toki, they would actually comfort him, because they remind him of his beloved brothers.
Fridge Logic
  • If Dethklok is one of the largest economies in the world, why do they need a record label?
    • Fridge Brilliance: They don't, but Ofdensen wouldn't want the band to spend money they didn't have to; having a record label to foot the bill and provide deadlines for the boys to keep producing music keeps them from squandering their own money.
  • Why the *guitar riff* hasn't Dick Knubbler mentioned to the boys that the Tribunal exists and is out to kill them?
    • Maybe it's due to all the Pop Rocks and Coke.
      • But you'd think that the attack on Dethklok by the Metal Masked Assassin, Crozier and Ravenwood at the end of Season 1 would jog his memory. Even if he wasn't there, he probably would have been told. If not, he was definitely there during the Tribunal/Revengencers' siege of Mordhaus at the end of season 2 - surely the sight of Salacia mindrapeing general Crozier would have jogged his memory?
      • Is he aware of the Tribunal? He was hired and contacted by General Crozier, after all. Or maybe this is foreshadowing that he's still on retainer.
      • Dick Knubbler's a prick. Oh, sure, he loves Dethklok because they ROCK, and he's good at what he does... but he's also kind of a psycho. He probably hasn't bothered mentioning the Tribunal (if he knew about them to begin with) because, in the wake of all the other shit in his life, they just plain don't matter.
  • The Metal Masked Assassin was right near Ofdensen when he got arrowed by the Teenager, so shouldn't he also have witnessed Salacia brainwashing Crozier?
    • Fridge Brilliance: Being half-dead allowed Ofdensen to see the half-man when no one else could.
    • More Fridge Brilliance: The Assassin and the Teenager are both wearing masks, and Ofdensen's glasses were off. Ofdensen is the only person who saw him with his own unobstructed eyes.
  • If the elite Klokateer made it all the way to the Revengencers' lair, then why didn't they just track his location from GPS data? He had enough gadgets on him, he should have had a tracking device.
    • It would have been too dangerous. The Revengeancers have sophisticated technology too, presumably they would have picked up anything that gave off a signal on their own grounds.
Fridge Horror
  • In the episode "Dethcarraldo", we learn about Nathan's grandmother, who was shipwrecked with her husband Walter in the Amazon where they discovered the cannibalistic Yaneemango tribe. According to her, she "fell in lust" with Otoe, the tribe's chief and Nathan's biological grandfather. When you think about it, Nathan's relationship with Abigail is pretty similar to the story of his grandmother; in this case, Abigail was the subject of Pickles' crush in "Going Downklok, but she chose Nathan because her vibrator died. Now take the song "Bloodlines" into account. How is this all related? Simple: Nathan repeated the actions of his ancestors in taking a woman who "belonged" to someone else, which effectively tore his band apart.