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.
Tropes appearing in their videos:
- Action Girl: Mulan (who joins the army), Snow White (who confronts her stepmother with a sword), Rapunzel (who raises a child on her own in the wild), the greek goddesses.
- Adaptational Name Change: The fable of Yeh-Shen is called Chinese Cinderella. Also, Sun, Moon, and Talia is called Italian Sleeping Beauty.
- Adaptational Villainy: For Robert Baratheon in The History of Game of Thrones, implying that instead of genuinely believing Rhaegar kidnapped his betrothed, he spread a lie out of jealousy.
- Agony of the Feet: Yeh-Shen's feet are bound, and later her stepsister has her toes cut off to fit into the resultingly tiny shoe.
- Ambiguous Situation: At the end of Anastasia, the duo mentions that is unclear if Anastasia survived at the end.
- All-Knowing Singing Narrator: In every video, as Pascu and Rodri explain the story to the audience.
- Anything That Moves: Zeus, big time.
- Art Evolution: The first digital animated stories are more sketchy and unpolished than the latest entries of the series.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: In Cinderella's video.
- Bald Women: Ariel's sisters, who sell their beautiful manes to the sea witch in order to get an item so she can get revenge on the prince.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Persephone. In Demeter's video she appears as a sweet and dutiful daughter, while in Hades's video she appears as a rebellious teenager with a sadistic streak and who finds her mother's protectiveness annoying.
- Big Brother Instinct:
- Ariel's sisters sacrifice all of their hair to the sea witch so her sister could have a chance to escape the fate of being turned into sea foam.
- The brothers of the last wife of Blue beard quickly dispose of Blue beard as he was about to kill her.
- Zeus, despite being the youngest, frees all his siblings from Chronos, and is shown to be overprotective (or jealous) towards Demeter and very kind and supportive towards Hades.
- 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.
- BrotherSister Incest: Zeus tries to flirt with his sister Hera who clearly isn't interested in him, so he tricks her and marries her.
- Admittedly, all the greek god videos are full of this, true to their mythology.
- The Bluebeard: One of the episodes features his story.
- Call-Back: In Hera's video, Hercules once again yells "¡Me quemo!".note
- Catch Phrase: Demeter always says "My daughter!" in all videos she appears.
- Odin's is "¡Vamos!".note
- Complete Immortality:
- All Greek gods.
- Sun-Wukon gains this ability and maximizes it by eating and drinking various items that grant it.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting:
- Loki is modeled after Tom Hiddleston, the actor who played him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Heindall is modeled after Ricardo Milos, a Brazilian erotic dancer whose dance became an internet meme around 2018.
- Iason, Zeus's nephew Demeter fell in love with, is modeled after Timothée Chalamet.
- Poseidon is modeled after Jason Momoa.
- Connected All Along: Turns out that the prince from Rapunzel is the same prince that appeared in Italian Sleeping Beauty. Needless to say, Talia isn't amused.
- Creator Cameo: Not the original creators of the stories, obviously, but Pascu and Rodri always appear in the videos. Their level of interaction with the characters varies from video to video, though.
- Curse Cut Short: Happens twice in Pinocchio's song:He runs around naked, you can see his... face
Fairy Godmother: I'll take care of you if you promise not to be such a colossal di...
- And later:
Pascu and Rodri: STOP! THERE ARE CHILDREN!!
- Day of the Innocents: On the twenty-eight of December, there was a Jupiter video, which was just Zeus' video with his name being swapped for Jupiter's and his face being covered by the faces of real life Jupiter statues and the likes. And a little Retcon to fix a SeriesContinuityError stating that Persephone was Zeus' granddaughter, when she is his daughter.
- Disguised in Drag: Thor and Loki, who disguise themselves as a bride and her bridesmaid. Thor doesn't even bother shaving his beard.
- Mulan, who enlists in the army as a man.
- Don't Try This at Home: The Spoof Aesop to Thor warns against Thor-level violence.He is a god and you're not
Take your medication
- Early Installment Weirdness:
- The first videos were done as doodles in a notebook. As the series gained popularity in the hispanic community, they switched to digital flash animation.
- Zeus is the first of the Olympian Gods to get a video, which includes a cameo of his siblings except for Demeter, who makes no appearance. The video also incorrectly calls Persephone Zeus's granddaughter, when she is Zeus's daughter.
- Enfant Terrible: Pinocchio starts up as a completely rotten kid. His actions include getting Geppeto into jail, killing the cricket and selling the book Geppeto gave to him to have a good time at the puppet show.
She threw a stone at her sister's head.
- Also, Mowgli.
- And Anastasia.
She cheats on cards, goes and steals your beer.
If she hits you, you put up with it,
don't mess with her highness!
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: The story of Sun Wukon features a powerful monkey who is the king of his own race and becomes megaimmortal
- Evil Stepmother: A given with fairy tales.Yeh-Shen's in Chinese 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.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: When Hestia is stealing a bit of all her sibling's oferings, Demeter's is shown to be a huge cake with the words "For Demeter: Please don't kill us!" written on it.
- 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.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Hestia's name is spelled "Es tía"note once in her song just before the line "She's got a lot of nieces".
- Earlier in that same video, Pascu and Rodri are singing "Su llama verás arder en cada ciudad"note , with llama refering to a flame, but they show a burning llama, as in the animal, a llama en llamas.
- Kissing Cousins: Belle and the Beast.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: The main reason why Sun Wukon became megaimmortal. The only time he regretted it was when Buddha imprisoned him on the mountain.
- 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)
- Mama Bear: Demeter demands to Zeus and Hades to release her daughter from the underground and nearly destroys all humanity due to her refusing to take care of the earth's growth.
- "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: After Hercules's mother has twins by different fathers.It can happen! We checked it!
Gynecologist: Is true.
- Papa Wolf: Anastasia's father didn't like of Rasputin's methods and forces him to leave.Anastasia's father: Get away from my daughtersRasputin: hmmm... daughtersAnastasia's father: Enough!
- Protagonist-Centered Morality:
All the other men drowned to their deaths and Ariel didn't care...
- In many of the stories like the one about Sun Wukong and Thor. Lampshaded in the "The Little Mermaid" video, in which the mermaid rescues the prince she has a crush on and nobody else.
- Really Gets Around:
- Hercules, in whose video they list at least 15 lovers (without counting women).
- It Runs in the Family, as his dad Zeus is depicted as a guy who flirts without any control.
- Poseidon is described than he may have an even worse case of this than Zeus.
- Regional Riff: Exploited in their videos: Many times they choose rhythms 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).
- The Remake: The song about Thor was remade on late 2019 by changing the doodles pics to animation.
- 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).
- There's a rabbit that also appears about once per video. Eventually they made a video telling its story.
- After the Snow White, the Bogatyr's dog also started appearing once per video.
- There's a rabbit that also appears about once per video. Eventually they made a video telling its story.
- Series Continuity Error: Zeus music video incorrectly states Persephone is his grandaughter. She is his daughter.
- Shout-Out: There are too many to count, but most of their videos are filled with cameos from other properties, or memes that were popular at the time of release.
- There are multiple characters from Pokémon, Adventure Time and Dragon Ball in the background of the videos. The Sun Wukong video in particular greets the viewers as Saiyans, due to Son Goku being inspired by Journey to the West.
- Helios, the Sun titan of Greek Mythology, is modelled after Dio Brando from Jojos Bizarre Adventure.
- The dragons of Demeter's chariot are Toothless and his mate from How to Train Your Dragon.
- When Rapunzel reunited with her lover, she was just done putting the head of Teemo on a spear.
- In her song, Hestia is often drawn resembling the protagonist from Himouto! Umaru-chan.
- Hera declares war on Troy because she was rejected by Orlando Bloom.
- Again in Hestia's song, when talking about her flame (llama), Kuzco points and laughs at a burning llama.
- And immediately after, Daenerys appears dancing with Hestia.
- Slut-Shaming: Aphrodite, in Hestia's video.Artemis and Athenea are the best!Pure and untainted goddesses.Unlike Aphrodite. She's so disgusting!
- 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».
- Spared by the Adaptation: Megara is seen screaming in horror when Hercules kills their children, but no mention is made of Hercules killing her as well.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Mulan.
- Unreliable Narrator: Demeter. She truly believes Persephone to be a sweet and dutiful daughter, although Hades and Hestia's videos show her to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing that finds her mother's overprotectiveness annoying.
- Also in the Greek Gods videos she's shown to be fat and muscular, but she has a more appealing figure in her video.
- When Persephone is brought back to her mother and Hades gives her the condition that she must come back to Hell ever winter, Demeter claims she gracefully accepted his conditions. Hades's video shows her making a tantrum at the thought of being separated from Persephone again and creating the four seasons, which is actually what happened in the actual Greek myth.
- Visual Pun: In Hestia's video, Pascu and Rodri are singing "Su llama verás arder en cada ciudad", with llama refering to a flame, but they show a burning llama, as in the animal, a llama en llamas.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Every god from Greek mythology seems to be able to do this. Zeus and Poseidon are notable to use this power to trick their romantic interestsThat eagle coming fom you... is ZeusThe golden rain falling over you ... is ZeusThat swan over there... is ZeusAnd your lifelong friend, oh yeah, she's Zeus
- Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: In Demeter's song, the lyrics adapt the story of the goddess pretending to be an old woman to a famous king (Celeus, unnamed in the song) who took care of both of his sons (Demophon and Triptolemus, both unnamed in the song). The story tells how she tried to bake Demophon to turn him into a god, but after she is found out by his mother, the song shifts to Zeus looking for Demeter. The song ends with Triplotemus getting Demeter's chariot as a gift, so he can teach the mysteries of agriculture to Greece, but Demophon's fate is never revealed.