Additionally, some of those featured in the show are slightly different than the aired versions. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. However, Fox made it clear they didn't want the talking poo character in its network and repeatedly demanded the duo to remove the character in order for the show to proceed. We are also introduced to their three kids: Cornwallis, Amber, and Simon (who was born with a peanut in his head) Mr. Hankey later sings "Circle of Poo" with Corwallis and helps the boys make their Christmas short. there are several TV specials about him and he even takes a more Santa-esque role at malls, but he makes no actual physical appearance in the episode. An album of the same name consisting of versions of songs from the show as well as a number of additional songs was released the week prior to the episode's original air date, December 1, 1999.  Virginia Rohan of The Record said he liked Kyle's song and some of Kenny's antics, but said the episode was not as funny as The Spirit of Christmas shorts. Minus reveals that Mr. Hankey was created by voodoo magic that was performed by a white person. Trey Parker These abilities proved difficult to control however, so he only used them on rare occasions. Mr. Hankey's sleeping problems lead to a prescription to Ambien, which became a problem when he was contracted by the City Council to work on the annual Christmas Pageant, as the Ambien caused him to feel groggy and make offensive, mean-spirited tweets that eventually caused him to lose his position, his friendships, and his place in the town as a whole. She demands that the religious elements be taken out of the public school, and threatens to take her case to the mayor. From there, Hankey took the boys home on an hour-long ride on the Poo-Choo Express. For the Mr. Hankey character, Parker and Stone adapted most of the elements from the Mr. Hankey short film they planned in college, except that Mr. Hankey would prove to be real, not a figment of Kyle's imagination.  In January 1998, Entertainment Weekly reported that Comedy Central executives had plans to produce a Mr. Hankey chocolate bar. It was included in the third volume, which also included the episodes "Starvin' Marvin", "Mecha-Streisand" and "Tom's Rhinoplasty". Mr. Hankey was originally created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone while they had only recently met as students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, well before they concieved of South Park itself. Weinstock said this was particularly true of the episode's fake live-action commercial. "Wul, I thought maybe I could get them in a defecation lawsuit". The episode was written and directed by the series' co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It's probably offensive. Parker cited as an example a chorus concert in which the single Jewish student was asked to sing her own Hanukkah song while everybody else sang Christmas songs; although the idea was to make the student feel special, Parker said it only made her feel more lonely and isolated. Mr. Hankey was married to his wife, Autumn, although their relationship was always strained and difficult. When she realizes she's lost the kids, the player is tasked to find them in the sewers - if successful, they can gain Mr. Hankey as a summonable character, where he will use his poo magic to assist in battle. Mr. Hankey the christmas poo, he loves me, I love you. Parker and Stone never made the short film, but practically all of its elements were included in the future South Park episode "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo", with the notable exception of the ending. A person that disturbed being a racist is funny to us. Mr. Hankey spent most of the year living in his cozy little house in the town's sewers, and could only ever spend extended time on the surface with the help of Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls. During the ending credits a reprise of "Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel" plays. He plays no further role in the storyline. Like the whole town, the school Christmas pageant is stripped of all symbols of Christmas, and the children instead present a minimalist song and dance created by composer Philip Glass. They also must ride the Poo-Choo Express and battle hoardes of Ginger Kids. This vehicle was used during the boys' trip home with Mr. Hankey. Avec la musique en streaming sur Deezer, découvrez plus de 56 millions de titres, créez gratuitement vos propres playlists, explorez des genres différents et partagez vos titres préférés avec vos amis. He seeks to spread Christmas cheer with his presence, and has shown he is very willing to help the boys on many ocassions.  Television journalists said the Spirit of Christmas shorts were precursors to Mr. Hankey and that they shared some common traits, but that the television episode was considered tamer and more tasteful. At the end of the program, Mr. Hankey was cast out of South Park and sent to a land “that accepts racist, awful beings like him,” where people “don’t care about bigotry and hate.” No longer relying on Fox anymore, Matt and Trey began seeking other networks to develop their show. During the "Christmas Time in Hell" song Satan is singing along with various celebrities in Hell, including Jeffrey Dahmer, John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Diana, Princess of Wales, Gene Siskel, Mao Zedong, Genghis Khan, Michael Landon and Jimmy Stewart.  It was the first official South Park Christmas episode. Listen, if you're tired and you can't sleep DO NOT. "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" is the fifteenth episode of the third season of the animated television series South Park and the 46th episode of the series overall. Mr. Hankey does not come alive in the presence of other characters, so they think that Kyle is delusional. We've all heard of Rudolph and his shiny nose, and we all know Frosty whose made out of snow. South Park Archives is a FANDOM TV Community. York University Professor Alison Halsall said of this aspect of the episode, "Again, Parker and Stone blur the sacred and the profane, in this instance, to gut holidays of their traditional meanings. Heavily influenced by the Peanuts Christmas special A Charlie Brown Christmas from 1965, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" was the first South Park (fully animated series) Christmas Special episode, the first musical episode, and the only episode in season one (and therefore the first time in the series) in which Kenny does not die. Therefore vicariously he loves you (I can make a Mr. Hankey too! When Mr. Hankey leaves trails of smudge behind, it's usually chocolate or fudge smeared on construction paper and then scanned into a computer. South Park © 2020 Comedy Partners. Learn how and when to remove this template message, Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel (The Dreidel Song), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mr._Hankey%27s_Christmas_Classics&oldid=985461110#Album, Articles needing additional references from May 2015, All articles needing additional references, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Juan Schwartz and the South Park Children's Choir, The Broflofskis with Eric Cartman and Stan Marsh, "Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo", performed by a postman (a reference to. After traveling so far, Hankey took the boys further on his "Seven Turdy Seven". A Christmas pageant features the same biblical quote spoken by Linus in that special; additionally, the music featured in the pageant is very similar to the Peanuts special's musical score by Vince Guaraldi, and the South Park kids go outside to catch falling snowflakes on their tongues in the same way as in the special. He starts sending angry tweets after his budget is cut and is later fired. South Park and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Comedy Partners. Additionally, during filming of the live-action Mr. Hankey commercial, the baby originally held the Mr. Hankey stool and took a bite out of it.  Not all reviews of "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" were positive. Kyle decides he will bring Mr. Hankey to school to prove he is real, but this only causes more problems as Mr. Hankey disguises himself as an unadorned, dried-out piece of feces when he is around people who do not believe in him, leading Cartman to ask if carrying around boxes with feces in them is some kind of Jewish tradition.