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Destripando La Historia (Gutting History), also known as DLH, is a series of Spanish videos made by Pascu and Rodri, in which they make musical videos about the origin of famous stories or legends and illustrate them in the style of a Draw My Life video.They are very popular in Spain and Latin America, with more than 600.000 suscriptors.

Their videos gained popularity due to their catchy songs, constant lampshading of tropes, and their pop culture and media references.

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Tropes appearing in their videos:

  • Ambiguous Situation: At the end of Anastasia, the duo mentions that is unclear if Anastasia survived at the end.
  • Action Girl: Mulan, Snow White, Rapunzel.
  • All-Knowing Singing Narrator: In every video, as Pascu and Rodri explain the story to the audience.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: In Cinderella's video.
  • Badass Gay: Hercules is actually a Badass Bi.
  • Bi the Way: Besides his marriages, Hercules slept around with a lot of men, according to Plutarch.
  • Big Eater: Thor, whose appetite is the only thing that makes his enemies suspect he's not a bride, and Loki, who almost defeats Fire himself in an eating contest.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Zeus tries to flirt with his sister Hera who clearly isn't interested in him, so he tricks her and marries her
  • The Bluebeard: One of the episodes features his story
  • Disguised in Drag: Thor and Loki, who disguise themselves as a bride and her bridesmaid. Thor doesn't even bother shaving his beard.
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    • Mulan, who enlists in the army as a man.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first videos were done as doodles in a notebook. As the series gained popularity in the spanish community, they switched to digital flash animation.
  • Evil Stepmother: A given with fairytales: Lien Xien's in Cinderella, Snow White's, and Rapunzel's.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Downplayed in "The Little Mermaid" where the prince is a really good-looking Jerkass.
    • Snow White's stepmother is a straight example.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: The prince from "The Little Mermaid" has slaves who dance for him.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: As portrayed in Snow White and Anastasia's tales.
  • Long Title: "The Story of the Dead Princess and the Seven Bogatyrs" (Snow White), or "Mulan the woman joins the army instead of her father" (Mulan)
  • Papa Wolf: Anastasia's father didn't like of Rasputin's methods and forces him to leave.
    Anastasia's father: Get away from my daughters
    Rasputin: hmmm... daughters
    Anastasia's father: Enough!
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  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Lampshaded in the "The Little Mermaid" video.
    All the other men drowned to their deaths and Ariel didn't care...
  • Really Gets Around: Hercules, in whose video they list at least 15 lovers (without counting women).
  • Regional Riff: Exploited in their videos: Many times they choose rythms and melodies based either on the story's origin (Such as Russian Snow White or Chinese Cinderella) or the story's theme and setting (like The Little Mermaid).
  • Running Gag: They try to fit a «Lairalá» at least once per video. (And some times they do it by lampshading that they didn't do it).
  • Space Whale Aesop: At the end of every video. They range from «Mussels are the most lethal weapon» to «If a mirror talks to you... you may have gone crazy».
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Zeus uses this to trick his romantic interests
    That eagle coming fom you... is Zeus
    The golden rain falling over you ... is Zeus
    That swan over there... is Zeus
    And your lifelong friend, oh yeah, she's Zeus
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