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Web Animation / The Nightmare before Christmas Who: Skellington's Revenge

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'Twas a long time ago,
Longer now, than it seems.
In a place that perhaps you've seen in your dreams.
For the story that you are about to be told
Took place in the world of YouTube Poop.
Now, you're probably wondering where MoBrosStudios has been.
If you haven't, I'd say it's high time you'd begun...

A YouTube Poop created by MoBrosStudios, The Nightmare Before Christmas Who: Skellington's Revenge is Mo Bros Studios' longest and by far most complex video, clocking in at a whopping 21 minutes.

The story begins on October 28, 2012, when Mo Bros Studios' Halloween special has been cancelled. Despondent, Jack Skellington stumbles upon the upcoming Christmas special, and decides to take it over. Meanwhile, in Bikini Bottom, Sandy introduces Spongebob to the concept of Christmas, and soon all of Bikini Bottom is getting ready for the festivities - even characters from other franchises join in the fun. However, Jack will stop at nothing to claim a holiday of his own, and ends up making a Deal with the Devil that may ruin the holidays for all.

Considerably Darker and Edgier than many of Mo Bros' productions, Skellington's Revenge is notable for its' extensive use of effects and video editing, particularly in the second half of the video. For the characters featured here, see the Character page.


Provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Heroism: While heroic on occasion, The RED team is still a group of crazed mercenaries who work primarily for money. Here the RED team is outright altruistic and starts the fight against Black Hiver. Eddy is also much nicer here than in his own show, though that can be justified by this taking place after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Jack Skellington is the Big Bad who's more than willing to hurt people to get what he wants, albeit this was after his Halloween special got screwed over.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Spongebob appears to think so of Squidward.
  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: The second half of the video becomes this.
  • Anyone Can Die: Everyone who enters the Black Hiver's dimension except Santa and Jack DOES die at one point or another, even if it's undone.
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  • Armor-Piercing Question: SpongeBob gives one to Jack after the latter explains why he set out to take over Christmas.
    Jack: All I ever wanted was to bring them a great special...AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I'LL DO!
    SpongeBob: Well, why didn't you just ask?
  • Ax-Crazy: Mr. Krabs appears to be, considering he only asks Santa for ponies so he can have their rear ends CUT OFF!! AND MOUNTED!! OVER HIS FIREPLACE-
  • Back from the Dead: All the heroes who die are brought back to life at the end. Lampshaded by the Heavy, who shouts "WE LIVE!" as they all emerge victorious on Christmas Morning.
  • Badass Crew: The entire group that gets abducted by Jack and Black Hiver.
  • Berserk Button: Spongebob apparently presses Jack's (who's disguised as Santa), when he asks him where his "big, round belly" is.
  • Big Bad: Jack Skellington, though he redeems himself in the end.
  • Brick Joke: Near the beginning, Squidward comments on how he can't believe anyone would celebrate a holiday where "some jolly prowler poops onto your house and leaves." Guess what ends up on Squidward's roof near the end of the video?
    Squidward: Yep, I'm insane.
    • Early on, Chris gets stuffed into a bottle and launched to the surface for asking for Playboy magazines. During the ending when Santa is telling off Jack, he points over to the bottle Chris is stuck in, saying he's the only person who makes any sense soup around there.
  • Butt-Monkey: Patrick gets this the worst out of all the characters. First, he loses a video game which causes him to crash and fly out of control into the air, resulting in him getting eaten by Cerberus from Dante's Inferno. Then he gets crushed under the Great Deku Tree after chopping it down from below, kicks Heavy and gets blasted with sugar plums in retaliation, gets impaled from below by the Christmas tree he launched himself onto, and then he gets killed and eaten by Patchy the Pirate.
    • Chris tries asking Spongebob to send a Christmas list of Playboy magazines, only for him to retort "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!", stuff him into a bottle and send him right to the surface.
    • Squidward, who not only gets torched by Mr. Krabs for mocking Christmas, but gets a car rammed through his house and a giant mound of poop put on his roof.
  • The Cameo: Derpy Hooves, Pinkie Pie, Phineas and Ferb, Eustace Bagge, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy all make brief appearances throughout the poop.
    • Creator Cameo: Mo Bros himself appears at the end to join the festivities.
  • Canon Foreigner: Black Hiver is an entirely new character, derived from a terrifying Bugs Bunny costume.
  • Car Meets House: Poor Squidward.
  • Continuity Nod: Jack uses a lemon to summon the Hiver, and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy need a good lawyer. Both are a reference to a previous Poop Mo Bros had made. In it, Squidward is possessed by a demon lemon, and Mermaid Man and Barancle Boy drive a sketchy van that has the words, "FREE CANDY" on it. Hm, now why would they need a lawyer for that?
    • Also, when SpongeBob's sending up letters, Ed, Edd n Eddy ask for a new YouTube Poop.
  • The Corruption: When Black Hiver steals their souls, Fluttershy, Scout, and Soldier are turned into monstrous minions of his.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    Ed: Pardon me, miss. (Shoves hand inside of a screaming Mecha-Scout, rips out his battery, and drinks it)
  • Darker and Edgier: Far more so than previous poop's by Mo Bros.
  • Deus ex Machina: SpongeBob's emergency gear. It's even made by Deus X Corp!
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Soldier certainly just fired a missile launcher at Black Hiver.
    Soldier: Take your voodoo rabbit ass back to Canada!
    • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Soldier immediately regrets it afterwards.
    • Jack on the other hand manages to destroy the Black Hiver without any negative repercussions by using a powerful spell.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Jack has one when he's high on crack, set to Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".
  • Disney Villain Death: The fates of Patrick, Ed, and Heavy.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Black Hiver to Jack Skellington, as Santa points out.
  • Dwindling Party: Thanks to the Black Hiver, the gang is quickly decimated.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Do they ever.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Black Hiver. Just to show how nasty this piece of work is, the theme that plays when he's being summoned? The theme from The Omen (1976).
  • Elite Mook: Patchy the Pirate and the undead nutcracker are this to Black Hiver. Scout, Soldier and Fluttershy join them (the former two now robots), after death.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Jack learns this about Black Hiver almost too late.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Soldier and Scout get turned into robots, Patrick dies by falling from high up and his body is eaten by Patchy, Fluttershy is turned into a monstrous version of herself, Eddy, Edd and Spy get burned alive, Medic is decapitated, and Ed and Heavy eventually fall to their deaths despite lasting the longest besides Spongebob.
  • Five-Man Band: The gang.
  • Flight: Ed gets the ability to fly by stealing a can of soda from Scout Bot, having the high pressure drink spray out of his nostrils.
  • Foreshadowing: Early on, when Sally tells Jack about her vision of his Christmas, Black Hiver's silhouette appears as a hint of things to come.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Played for Laughs in the case of Second Gear Spongebob; all he was wearing when he Took a Level in Badass was a ridiculous pair of Christmas shoes, a nutcracker hat, his martial arts gloves, and a sprig of mistletoe that fell off at one point.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Heavy Weapons Guy does this to Ed in "Skellington's Revenge".
    Heavy: Put up fists, little man!
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: After Jack's friends all abandon him and he puts his plan into effect, he is heard talking to them. Oooh boy, not exactly what you'd think, check it out:
    Jack: Listen everyone! I have the most splendid news! THIS year, Christmas will be...OURS!! (innocent smile)
    (Cut to reveal he's alone and actually speaking to portraits of his friends)
    Jack: Isn't that wonderful? (insane cackling)
  • Heel Realization: Jack has one towards the end.
  • Hope Spot:
    Ed: ( sees that Patrick is dead and being eaten by Patchy) OH NOES! (sees Fluttershy smiling) Fluttershy? YOU'RE ALIVE! (runs toward her)
    Fluttershy: You're...going to LOVE ME!!!!!! ( transforms into a monstrous demon with chainsaws for arms and decapitates Patchy)
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Jack Skellington's motive for trying to take over the Christmas special is because his specials are always cancelled in favor of the former.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Patchy the Pirate, of all people.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: SpongeBob's mistletoe is an actual toe with rocket fins. There's even a collective groan when it's first shown.
  • Jerkass: Jack Skellington, until his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Kick the Dog: Jack does it a lot.
  • Kill 'Em All: Almost all of the heroes get killed in horrible ways, though it's thankfully undone by the end.
  • Kill the Cutie: Poor Fluttershy gets her soul stolen and her body is turned into a monster.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Black Hiver is not Played for Laughs at all. His debut marks the point when the poop turns very, very dark.
  • Last Stand: Ed and Heavy pull one when it seems they're the last ones left alive.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Soldier, who immediately leads the charge against the Black Hiver.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Jack doesn't realize the Hiver's been playing him till it's almost too late.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: The poop features characters from not onlySponge Bob Squarepants and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but also from nearly every property featured in a poop prior to this, including the RED Team, Fluttershy, Ed Eddn Eddy, Eustace Bagge, and even Phineas and Ferb, among others.
  • Mood Whiplash: Two different scenes:
    • First, when Mr. Krabs reveals that he wished for ponies.
    Mr. Krabs: So I can have their rear ends CUT OFF AND MOUNTED OVER ME—
    (Smash cut to Jack's house, filled with cocaine)
    Narrator: Meanwhile, inside my apartment...oh, sorry. It just looks like it.
    • Second, when Jack first encounters The Hiver
    Jack: Help me take over Christmas time!
    Hiver: As you will be.
    (Fade to black; Patrick suddenly pops up)
    Patrick: Just like a genie! (Laughs)
  • Noodle Incident: Why do Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy need a decent lawyer?
    • Black Hiver states that the past must be "paid for" at one point.
  • Odd Friendship: Scout and Fluttershy, the latter always hiding behind him whenever she's scared.
  • One-Hit KO: Heavy manages to pull of two of them during the big fight scene. He takes robot!Soldier out with an uppercut, and then sends monster!Fluttershy flying with his Finger Gun taunt.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Jack shows up in Bikini Bottom disguised as Santa by simply wearing a flat Santa mask. It doesn't hold up for very long.
  • Power-Up Food: Spongebob eats a Gear power-up to gain a super mode. Ed steals a can of soda from the inside of Scout Bot to gain the ability to fly.
  • Rule of Three: From "Skellington's Revenge - "
    Sally: (after Jack says her vision of Christmas disaster is splendid and asks her to make him some crack) No! You're being an ass!
    Mayor: (after Jack kicks him out for saying conquering Christmas is a bad idea) Ugh...You're being an ass!
    Jack: (after realizing The Hiver is just using him to take over Halloween and that he could've just asked Spongebob to share the Christmas special) How could I be such an ass?
  • Scream Discretion Shot: When Patrick Lands on the Christmas Tree.
  • Shout-Out: When Santa Claus turns into a flying walrus at the end, he repeatedly quips "The time has come to talk of ships and vegetables and royalty!"
  • Standard Snippet: An epic rock version of "Carol of the Bells" plays during the climatic battle.
    • More specifically, the rendition from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Can be listened to here
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Heavy gets his own mini-musical number when he covers The Nutcracker Suite entirely with the word "Pootis".
  • Super Mode: Spongebob's Second Gear mode.
  • Take That!: Mo Bros gets in a diss on Mitt Romney.
    • Squidward at one point travels in time to "the present" - which depicts the Capitol building with money pouring down and a sign reading "America, Inc.: $$$ > Human Life", all while Moar Krabs appears in the background. The video was uploaded not long after the September 2013 US government shut-down, making the Take That! all the more poignant.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    ( upon the Hiver's awakening) Heavy: I think we need more men...
  • Title Drop:
    Eddy: It's like a nightmare before Christmas, Double D!
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Olden Guide To Conquering Christmas.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What Happened To SpongeBob?: When SpongeBob and the gang are first transported to the other dimension, he faints when the Black Hiver awakens, causing him to be absent from the following scenes where the Hiver starts killing everyone. By the time SpongeBob wakes back up, only Ed and Heavy are still alive.
  • Wham Line: Santa's revelation, "If you do this, you will never get your holiday back!
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Black Hiver's specialty.

Mo Bros Studios: My heart goes out to my family, my beloved girlfriend, and to all my new supporters here online. I thank you all so much for standing with me as I poured my soul into this production. Happy holidays to you all. Sincerely, Mo Bros Studios.

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